Wednesday CBB Sharp Report

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Today bettors have a loaded Wednesday slate to choose from including 10 NBA games, 5 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...

 

7 p.m. ET: Vanderbilt at South Carolina

This SEC showdown pits a pair of teams looking to move up in the conference standings. Vanderbilt (10-8 SU, 9-9 ATS) is just 1-4 over their last five games and just got rolled by Florida 61-42, failing to cover as 6.5-point road dogs. On a similar note, South Carolina (11-7 SU, 9-9 ATS) is just 2-4 over their last six games but is coming off a 83-66 win over Georgia, covering as 9.5-point home favorites. This line opened with South Carolina listed as a 1-point home favorite. Respected money has laid the short chalk, pushing South Carolina up from -1 to -2. The Gamecocks hold the edge in shooting (43% vs 41%) and rebounding (40 RPG vs 35 RPG). South Carolina is 8-2 at home this season. Ken Pom has South Carolina winning 66-64. The Gamecocks are -130 on the moneyline. 

 

8 p.m. ET: Iowa State at Oklahoma State

This Big 12 clash features two teams looking to bounce back from the losses. Iowa State (14-5 SU, 11-8 ATS) is ranked 23rd but just fell to TCU 59-44, losing outright as 6-point home favorites. Similarly, Oklahoma State (10-8 SU, 7-11 ATS) just lost to Texas 56-51, although they managed to cover as 10-point road dogs. This line opened with Oklahoma State listed as a 2.5-point home favorite. The public thinks the wrong team is favored and is rushing to the window to back trendy dog Iowa State. However, respected money is backing the contrarian favorite, steaming Oklahoma State up from -2.5 to -3.5. Some shops are even approaching 4. Oklahoma State has value as an unranked home favorite against a ranked opponent, as well as a buy-low bad ATS team (7-11) against a sell-high good ATS team (11-8). Ken Pom has Oklahoma State winning 62-60. The Cowboys are -165 on the moneyline. 

 

10:30 p.m. ET: San Diego State at Utah State

These Mountain West rivals are trending in opposite directions. San Diego State (11-4 SU, 8-7 ATS) is 6-1 over their last seven games and just crushed UNLV 80-55, easily covering as 10.5-point home favorites. On the flip side, Utah State (10-9 SU, 9-9 ATS) has dropped four straight and just fell to Boise State 62-59, losing outright as 1-point home favorites. This line opened with San Diego State listed as a short 1-point road favorite. Sharps aren't outsmarting themselves on this one. They're backing the hotter team and fading the colder one, steaming San Diego State up from -1 to -2. Some shops are hinting at a move to -2.5. San Diego State will lean on their defensive edge, only allowing 56 PPG while Utah State gives up 69 PPG. San Diego State is 3-1 in conference play. Utah State is 1-5. Ken Pom has San Diego State winning 64-63. He has San Diego State ranked 30th and Utah State 70th. 

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