Today bettors have a loaded Wednesday slate to choose from including 6 NBA games, 6 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 several College Basketball games receiving sharp action tonight...
7 p.m. ET: Wake Forest at NC State
These ACC rivals are trending in opposite directions. Wake Forest (19-5 SU, 14-9-1 ATS) is 6-1 over their last seven games and just edged Florida State 68-60, winning outright as 2-point road dogs. On the flip side, NC State (10-14 SU, 6-18 ATS) has dropped four games in a row and just lost to Notre Dame 69-57 as 1-point home favorites. This line opened with Wake Forest listed as a short 2-point road favorite. Respected money has laid the points, driving Wake Forest up from -2 to -3. Wake Forest has a big edge in shooting (49% vs 42%). Wake Forest is 9-4 in conference play. NC State is 3-10. Ken Pom has Wake Forest winning by four points (78-74). He has Wake Forest ranked 37th and NC State 119th.
7 p.m. ET: Xavier at Seton Hall
This Big East clash features two of the best teams in the conference facing off. Xavier (16-6 SU, 11-11 ATS) is ranked 25h but is coming off a 69-65 loss to DePaul, losing outright as 13.5-point home favorites. On the other hand, Seton Hall (14-7 SU, 10-10-1 ATS) is unranked but has won two straight and just crushed Creighton 74-55, easily covering as 5-point home favorites. This line opened with Seton Hall listed as a 3-point home favorite. The public thinks the wrong team is favored and is rushing to the window to grab the points with trendy dog Xavier. However, this line has moved further toward Seton Hall (-3 to -4). This signals sharp money on the home favorite, who also has rare contrarian "fishy line" value as an unranked home favorite vs a ranked opponent. Ken Pom has Seton Hall winning by three points (73-70). Seton Hall is 9-3 at home this season.
9 p.m. ET: Minnesota at Nebraska
Both of these Big Ten rivals are looking to snap prolonged losing streaks. Minnesota (11-9 SU, 10-10 ATS) has lost four straight and just fell to Iowa 71-59, although they covered as 13-point road dogs. Meanwhile, Nebraska (6-17 SU, 12-11 ATS) has hit rock bottom and lost ten straight games, most recently falling to Northwestern 87-63 and failing to cover as 3.5-point home dogs. This line opened at a pick'em. Sharp money isn't outsmarting itself on this one. Pros are fading Nebraska, steaming Minnesota up to a 2-point road favorite. Minnesota has the edge defensively (68 PPG allowed by 79 PPG) and shooting (45% vs 43%). Nebraska is 0-12 in conference play. Ken Pom has Minnesota winning this game by three points (73-70). He has Minnesota ranked 98th and Nebraska 185th.