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Wednesday College Basketball Betting Data: Bettors Hammering Big East Favorites

Feb 20, 2019 5:03 PM EST
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This year, the Big East might only put three teams in the NCAA Tournament. The usually-deep league is down a little bit.

So bettors are throwing their money behind all three — Villanova, Marquette and St. John’s. But should you join the party, or go the other way?

We’ll examine The Action Network’s market data to see whether there are any profitable contrarian opportunities, betting system matches and more below.

First, a primer on what this piece offers:

  • A quick snapshot into the many betting tools The Action Network has to offer.
  • A good place to start when navigating a large college basketball slate.

It is not …

  • An endorsement to blindly bet any of these games.

All betting data comes from our public betting page (ticket count is free, but money percentages are available only to EDGE subscribers).

Betting trends are available for free in The Action Network app, while more advanced betting systems are available to Sports Insights subscribers via Bet Labs.

Most Public Bets

As of 4 p.m. ET. Minimum 1,000 bets.

  1. Marquette -6.5 (84%) vs. Butler
  2. Villanova -6 (80%) at Georgetown
  3. LSU -7 (77%) vs. Florida
  4. Tulsa -1.5 (75%) vs. Wichita State
  5. Seton Hall -5 (73%) vs. Xavier

Seton Hall has dropped from -6.5 to -5 despite all the support. LSU has jumped up from -5.5 to -7.


Biggest Betting Ticket/Money Discrepancies

We track both betting tickets on a given game and the percentage of money that’s been bet on each side. If there’s a big discrepancy, there’s likely some sharper, larger bets on the opposite side.

Here are the three biggest discrepancies for Tuesday as of 4 p.m. ET. This data will change as we get closer to tip offs (Minimum 1,000 bets).

Utah +8.5 at Washington

  • 11 p.m. ET
  • 45% of tickets, 86% of money
  • 41% difference
  • Line move: Utah +9 to +8.5

Xavier +5 at Seton Hall

  • 7 p.m. ET
  • 27% of tickets, 66% of money
  • 39% difference
  • Line move: Xavier +6.5 to +5

Wichita State +1.5 at Tulsa

  • 9 p.m. ET
  • 25% of tickets, 63% of money
  • 38% difference
  • Line move: Wichita +3 to +1.5

EDGE subscribers can get the rest of the biggest ticket/money differences here.

Bet Labs Pro Trend

Over at Bet Labs, we’ve created historically profitable betting systems for every sport. Tonight, there are seven games that fit PRO systems, including:

Bet Under with Good Over Teams

The market will eventually adjust when a team keeps going over or under the total. It might even over-adjust when both teams fit that bill.

That’s the basis of the system that applies to Fordham-Richmond tonight.

You can create your own betting systems, and get access to all our PRO systems, by signing up for a trial of Bet Labs here.


Sharp Money Indicators

Each day, we’ll highlight one game from our sharp report page that has multiple indicators of sharp action.

Providence has been flipped from a short underdog to a short favorite thanks to a steam move on Wednesday morning. The Friars are in one of Stuckey’s favorite situational spots of the night, too.

EDGE subscribers can get full access to our sharp report page here.

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