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In the meantime, let's examine where smart money is leaning for today's College Basketball slate...
7 pm. ET: Kentucky (-3, 140.5) at Florida
Kentucky (18-9) has won two straight games and just took down Tennessee 66-54, winning outright as 1.5-point home dogs. On the other hand, Florida (14-13) has lost four of their last five games and just got crushed by Arkansas 84-65, failing to cover as 9-point road dogs. This line opened with Kentucky listed as a 3-point road favorite. The public is rushing to the window to lay the points with Kentucky. However, despite 76% of bets taking Kentucky, the line hasn't budged off Wildcats -3. This signals a sharp line freeze on Florida, with books refusing to move to the line toward the popular Wildcats for fear of giving out a better number on Florida. Ken Pom has Florida winning the game by two points (72-70). Florida is 9-4 at home this season. Kentucky is 4-4 on the road.
9 p.m. ET: Tulane at Houston (-14, 143.5)
Tulane (17-7) has won five straight games and just crushed South Florida 84-66, easily covering as 4.5-point road favorites. Meanwhile, Houston (25-2, ranked 1st) has won seven straight games and just beat Memphis 72-64 but failed to cover as 14.5-point home favorites. This line opened with Houston listed as a 15.5-point home favorite. Pros have taken the points with the road dog, dropping Tulane from +15.5 to +14. Tulane is only receiving 48% of bets but 84% of money, signaling a sharp contrarian bet discrepancy in their favor. Unranked teams vs ranked opponents are 232-173 ATS (57%) this season. Tulane has a one day rest advantage, having last played on the 18th while Houston last played on the 19th. Tulane also has the better offense (82 PPG vs 76 PPG). Sharps have also leaned over, steaming the total up from 142.5 to 143.5. The over is receiving 56% of bets but 92% of money, a sharp over bet discrepancy. Tulane is 15-9 to the over, including 6-1 to the over on the road.