Wednesday College Basketball Sharp Report


Today bettors have a loaded Wednesday slate to choose from including 9 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..


9 p.m. ET: Wisconsin at Illinois

This Big Ten showdown features a pair of ranked teams facing off. Wisconsin (17-3 SU, 12-8 ATS) is ranked 11th and just beat Minnesota 66-60, although the Badgers failed to cover as 11.5-point home favorites. Meanwhile, Illinois (15-5 SU, 9-11 ATS) is ranked 18th and just edged Northwestern 59-56, also failing to cover as 5.5-point road favorites. This line opened with Illinois listed as a 6.5-point home favorite. The public is rushing to the window to grab the points with trendy dog Wisconsin. However, this line has moved further toward Illinois (-6.5 to -7), signaling wiseguy money laying the points with the home favorite. Illinois will lean on their superior shooting (48% vs 42%) and rebounding (41 RPG vs 36 RPG). Ken Pom has Illinois winning by six points (72-66). He has Illinois ranked 16th and Wisconsin 25th. 


9 p.m. ET: Syracuse at NC State

Both of these ACC foes are looking to get back to .500. Syracuse (10-11 SU, 10-11 ATS) is coming off a 94-72 win over Wake Forest, easily covering as 1.5-point home favorites. On the flip side, NC State (10-12 SU, 6-16 ATS) is just 3-10 over their last 13 games and just fell to North Carolina 100-80, failing to cover as 7.5-point road dogs. This line opened with NC State listed as a short 2-point home favorite. The public is leaning slightly on the home favorite, yet we've seen this line fall from 2 to 1.5. This signals some sharp reverse line movement on road dog Syracuse plus the points. Syracuse holds the edge in shooting (45% vs 43%). Ken Pom has NC State winning by 1-point (79-78). He has Syracuse ranked 79th and NC State 108th. 


9 p.m. ET: Dayton at VCU 

This game features two of the top teams in the Atlantic 10 facing off. Dayton (14-7 SU, 10-11 ATS) has won two straight and just edged Rhode Island 53-51, although the Flyers failed to cover as 6-point home favorites. Similarly, VCU (13-6 SU, 13-6 ATS) has won three straight and just upset Richmond 64-62, winning outright as 2.5-point road dogs. This line opened with VCU listed as a 4.5-point home favorite. We've seen this line fall from 4.5 to 4, signaling respected money grabbing the points with the road dog. Dayton's biggest advantage is offensively, specifically points per game (68 vs 64) and shooting (47% vs 44%). Ken Pom has VCU winning by four points (59-55). He has Dayton ranked 76th and VCU 68th. 

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