Today bettors have a loaded Wednesday slate to choose from including 11 NBA games, 4 NHL games and 50 College Basketball games. 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 2:40 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 tonight...
7 p.m. ET: Miami at Louisville
These ACC rivals are trending in opposite directions. Miami (18-7 SU, 13-12 ATS) has won two straight and just beat Wake Forest 76-72, winning outright as 7-point road dogs. On the other hand, Louisville (11-13 SU, 7-15-2 ATS) has lost six straight games and just fell to Notre Dame 63-57, covering as 6.5-point road dogs. This line opened with Miami listed as a short 1.5-point road favorite. Sharps aren't outsmarting themselves on this one. They're backing the better team who has played better as of late, steaming Miami up from -1.5 to -2. Miami holds the edge on offense (75 PPG vs 69 PPG) and in shooting (47% vs 42%). Miami is 10-4 in conference play. Louisville is 5-9. Ken Pom has Miami winning by two points (73-71). He has Miami ranked 66th and Louisville 129th.
7:30 p.m. ET: George Washington at Duquesne
The public isn't much interested in this Atlantic 10 clash of cellar dwellers. But pros have taken notice. George Washington (9-14 SU, 11-11-1 ATS) is 5-4 over their last nine games but just fell to Dayton 80-54, failing to cover as 15.5-point road dogs. On the flip side, Duquesne (6-17 SU, 8-15 ATS) is mired in a 10-game losing streak and just fell to Davidson 72-61, covering as 14-point road dogs. This line opened with Duquesne listed as a 4.5-point home favorite. Wiseguys seem to think this line is a bit high and have gotten down on road dog George Washington plus the hook, dropping the line from 4.5 to 4. George Washington is 5-6 in conference play. Duquesne is 1-10. Duquesne is just 3-8 at home this season. Ken Pom has Duquesne winning by just two points (69-67), which means George Washington offers actionable value at the current number. He has George Washington ranked higher as well (236th vs 260th).
9 p.m. ET: Baylor at Texas Tech
This Big 12 showdown between ranked heavyweights will likely be the most heavily bet game of the night. Baylor (21-4 SU, 14-10-1 ATS) is ranked 7th and just crushed Texas 8-63, easily covering as 5.5-point home favorites. Meanwhile, Texas Tech (19-6 SU, 17-8 ATS) is ranked 11th and just beat TCU 82-69, covering as 10.5-point home favorites. This line opened with Texas Tech listed as a short 1-point home favorite. Despite the public backing Baylor as a trendy dog, we've seen this line move further toward Texas Tech (-1 to -2), signaling smart money laying the short chalk with the Red Raiders. When two ranked teams face off, the favorite is 57% ATS this season. Texas Tech is a perfect 15-0 at home this season. Ken Pom has Texas Tech winning by one point (67-66). Texas Tech is -130 on the moneyline.