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Friday College Basketball Sharp Report

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Today bettors have a plethora of sweats to choose from including 11 NBA games, 5 NHL games and a full College Basketball card. For an updated breakdown of Friday's betting action, be sure to tune in to the VSiN Market Insights Podcast with Josh Appelbaum. It will be posted by 2:30 p.m. ET.

I'll also be joining The Lombardi Line at 1:30 p.m. ET to offer a market update and then co-hosting Betting Across America with Mike Pritchard from 3 to 4 p.m. ET. I'll also be joining Rush Hour with Danny Burke at 6:45 p.m. ET. 

In the meantime, let's dive into a few College Basketball games receiving sharp action today...

 

6 p.m. ET: Wyoming at Air Force

Wyoming (15-3 SU, 10-6-1 SU) just saw their six game winning streak come to an end, falling to Boise State 65-62 but covering as 5-point road dogs. Meanwhile, Air Force (10-8 SU, 12-6 ATS) has won two of their last three games and just beat San Jose State 63-53, winning outright as 1.5-point road dogs. This line opened with Wyoming listed as an 8-point road favorite. The public is happy to lay the points with Wyoming, who has a far better record. However, we've seen this line remain frozen at 8 and even trend down to 7.5 at some shops, signaling liability on the home dog. Ken Pom has Wyoming winning by eight points (67-59). Air Force is 6-2 at home this season. 

 

7 p.m. ET: Niagara at Siena

Both of these MAAC foes are looking to snap two-game losing skids. Niagara (8-10 SU, 10-8 ATS) just fell to Rider 70-67, losing outright as 7-point home favorites. Similarly, Siena (6-8 SU, 6-8 ATS) just lost to Iona 74-57, failing to cover as 15-point road dogs. This line opened at either a pick'em or Siena listed as a 1-point home favorite. Respected money has sided with the road team, flipping Niagara to a 1-point favorite. Some shops are inching to -1.5. Essentially, Niagara is receiving sharp "dog to favorite" line movement. Niagara is shooting 45% from the field. Siena shoots 42%. Ken Pom has Niagara winning by one point (63-62). He has Niagara ranked 225th and Siena 278th. 

 

7 p.m. ET: Ohio at Buffalo

Ohio (15-3 SU, 8-10 ATS) is 10-1 over their last eleven games and just took down Northern Illinois 74-62, although they failed to cover as 18.5-point home favorites. Similarly, Buffalo (10-7 SU, 8-9 ATS) is 4-1 over their last five but just fell to Toledo 86-75, failing to cover as 4.5-point road dogs. This line opened with Buffalo listed as a 3-point home favorite. The public is grabbing the points with trendy dog Ohio, yet the line has moved further toward contrarian favorite Buffalo (-3 to -4), signaling sharp money on the Bulls. Buffalo has the edge on offense, averaging 80 PPG compared to Ohio 74 PPG. Buffalo is also out rebounding Ohio on average 42 to 34. Ken Pom has Buffalo winning by three points (76-73). Buffalo is -165 on the moneyline. 

 

7 p.m. ET: Fairfield at Rider

Fairfield (9-10 SU, 11-7 ATS) just ended a seven game losing streak, beating Marist 69-66, winning outright as 3-point road dogs. Similarly, Rider (6-12 SU, 6-11 ATS) just snapped a four game losing skid with a 7-67 win over Niagara, winning outright as 7-point road dogs. This line opened with Fairfield listed as a 3-point road favorite. Wiseguys have grabbed the home dog plus the points, dropping the line from 3 to 2.5. Rider has buy-low value as a bad ATS team (6-11) against a sell-high good ATS team (11-7). Ken Pom has Fairfield winning by two points (67-65). 

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