Wednesday College Basketball Sharp Report

March 8, 2023 02:58 AM

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In the meantime, let's examine where smart money is leaning for Wednesday's College Basketball slate...


2 p.m. ET: Richmond vs George Mason (-3, 131)

This is the second round of the Atlantic 10 Tournament. Richmond (15-17) just crushed UMass 71-38 in yesterday's first round matchup, easily covering as 3-point neutral site favorites. On the other hand, George Mason (19-12) has won six straight games and just received a first round bye. This line opened with George Mason listed as a short 1-point neutral site favorite. Pros have laid the short chalk, steaming George Mason up from -1 to -3. Ken Pom has George Mason winning by one point (67-66), He has George Mason ranked 139th and Richmond 151st. George Mason just beat Richmond 62-60 in their regular season finale, winning outright as 2.5-point road dogs. George Mason has the edge in the shooting department (46% vs 44%) and in rebounding (36 RPG vs 32 RPG). 


7 p.m. ET: Texas Tech vs West Virginia (-4, 146)

This is the first round of the Big 12 tournament. Texas Tech (16-15) is riding a three game losing skid and just fell to Oklahoma State 71-68, losing outright as 5-point home favorites. On the flip side, West Virginia (18-13) has won three of their last four games and just beat Kansas State 89-81, covering as 5-point home favorites. This line opened with West Virginia listed as a 2.5-point neutral site favorite. Sharps have laid the points, driving West Virginia up from -2.5 to -4. Some shops are even inching up to -4.5. West Virginia is receiving 64% of bets but 79% of money, signaling modest public support but also heavy smart money. Ken Pom has West Virginia winning by three points (76-73). He has West Virginia ranked 17th and Texas Tech 53rd. Sharps have also leaned under, dropping the total from 147 to 146. Both of these teams play at a slower tempo, with Texas Tech averaging 67.5 possessions per game and West Virginia 69.2. 

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