Today bettors have a loaded betting menu to choose from including 12 NBA games, 2 NHL games and roughly 35 College Basketball Conference Tournament games. For an updated breakdown of Wedneday's betting action, be sure to tune in to the VSiN Market Insights Podcast with Josh Appelbaum. It will be posted by 2:40 p.m. ET. I'll also be co-hosting Betting Across America with Mike Pritchard from 3 to 4 p.m. ET.
In the meantime, let's discuss a trio of College Basketball games receiving sharp action today...
11:30 a.m. ET: Idaho vs Sacramento State
This early Big Sky first round matchup is the first game of the day. Idaho (9-21 SU, 18-10 ATS) just snapped a three-game losing skid with a 78-69 win over Northern Arizona, covering as 2-point home favorites. Meanwhile, Sacramento State (10-17 SU, 12-14 ATS) went 4-1 down the stretch and just beat Montana 72-71, winning outright as 9-point road dogs. This line opened with Sacramento State listed as a 1.5-point neutral court favorite. Sharps appear to be laying the chalk, as we've seen Sacramento State move from -1.5 to -2 at several shops. Sacramento State has buy-low value as a "bad" ATS team (12-14) against a sell-high "good" ATS team (18-10). Sacramento State also holds the edge defensively (70 PPG allowed vs 80 PPG allowed). Ken Pom has Sacramento State winning by one point (73-72). He has Sacramento State ranked 311th and Idaho 322nd.
9 p.m. ET: Old Dominion vs UTEP
This is the second round of the Conference USA tournament. Old Dominion (13-18 SU, 13-17 ATS) went 3-1 down the stretch and just beat Middle Tennessee State 68-64, covering as 2-point home favorites. Similarly, UTEP (18-12 SU, 14-14 ATS) finished the regular season with a pair of wins, most recently beating North Texas 70-68 and winning outright as 5-point home dogs. This line opened with UTEP listed as a short 1-point neutral site favorite. Respected money has laid the points, driving UTEP from -1 to -2. Ken Pom has UTEP winning by one point (65-64). He has UTEP ranked 172nd and Old Dominion 189th. These teams played once earlier this season and UTEP won 78-70 on January 15th.
9:30 p.m. ET: Prairie View vs Alcorn State
This SWAC Tournament quarterfinal may not be garnering much public interest. But wiseguys have taken note. Prairie View (8-18 SU, 12-14 ATS) ended the regular season with three straight losses, most recently falling to Texas Southern 78-77 but covering as 7-point road dogs. On the flip side, Alcorn State (15-15 SU, 19-11 ATS) has won six straight games and just crushed Pine Bluff 100-77, easily covering as 10.5-point home favorites. This game opened at a pick'em on a neutral court, which means oddsmakers view these teams as virtual equals. Pros aren't outsmarting themselves. They're backing the better team who has played better as of late, steaming Alcorn State from a pick'em to a 1-point favorite. Alcorn State holds the edge defensively (71 PPG allowed by 77 PPG allowed). Ken Pom has Alcorn State winning by two points (73-71). He has Alcorn State ranked 257th and Prairie View 282nd.