Wednesday CBB Sharp Report

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Today bettors have a loaded Wednesday slate to choose from including 10 NBA games, 3 NHL games and a full College Basketball card. For an updated breakdown of Wednesday'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 be co-hosting Betting Across America with Mike Pritchard from 3 to 4 p.m. ET. 

In the meantime, let's discuss a handful of College Basketball games receiving sharp action today...

 

9 p.m. ET: Maryland at Northwestern

Both of these Big Ten opponents are looking to snap three-game losing streaks. Maryland (8-7 SU, 5-10 ATS) just lost a heartbreaker to Wisconsin 70-69, losing outright as 1-point home favorites. On the flip side, Northwestern (8-5 SU, 5-7 ATS) just fell to Ohio State 95-87, failing to cover as 7.5-point road dogs. This line opened with Northwestern listed as a 3.5-point home favorite. The public is split but wiseguys seem to be laying the chalk as we've seen Northwestern move from -3.5 to -4.5. Both teams are giving up roughly 66 PPG on defense. The difference comes on offense, where Northwestern is averaging 78 PPG and Maryland only 70 PPG. Northwestern is the better shooting team as well (45% FG vs 43% FG). The Wildcats also share the ball more (19 APG vs 12 APG). Ken Pom has Northwestern winning 75-69. He has Northwestern ranked 44th vs Maryland 68th. Northwestern takes care of the ball, ranking 4th in the country in fewest turnovers. Northwestern is 6-2 at home this season. Maryland is 0-2 on the road. 

 

9 p.m. ET: Georgia Tech at Boston College

Both of these ACC rivals have struggled as of late. Georgia Tech (6-8 SU, 4-9-1 ATS) is just 1-7 over their last eight games and just lost to Notre Dame 72-68, failing to cover as 1-point home dogs. Meanwhile, Boston College (6-7 SU, 6-7 ATS) has also dropped four straight, most recently falling to Pittsburgh 69-67 but covering as 3-point road dogs. This line opened with Boston College listed as a 1-point home favorite. Sharps have laid the points with the home favorite, pushing the Eagles from -1 to -2. Both teams are averaging roughly 67 PPG on offense. Boston College has a slight edge on defense, allowing 64 PPG vs 68 PPG. The Eagles may have an edge on the offensive glass, as they are ranked 2nd in the ACC in offensive rebound percentage. Ken Pom has BC winning 67-66. BC is 6-2 at home this season. 

 

10:30 p.m. ET: Boise State at Nevada

This late night Mountain West clash features two teams riding hot streaks. Boise State (10-4 SU, 8-5 ATS) has won seven straight and just beat Fresno State 65-55, covering as 5-point home favorites. Similarly, Nevada (7-5 SU, 4-7 ATS) is 6-1 over their last seven games and just beat New Mexico 79-70, although the Wolfpack failed to cover as 11-point home favorites. This line opened at roughly a pick'em. We've seen respected money back Boise State, flipping the Broncos to a short 1.5-point road favorite. Nevada holds the edge on offense (77 PPG vs 69 PPG). But Boise State has a far better defense, only allowing 58 PPG compared to Nevada allowing 75 PPG. Ken Pom has Boise State winning this game 72-71. He has Boise State ranked 50th and Nevada 91st. 

 

 

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