Bettors Love Xavier, Backing VA Tech

Basketball Wednesday: Public Bettors Love Xavier, Backing VA Tech 2/14/18

Which teams are public bettors backing ahead of Wednesday's action in college basketball?

Iowa at No. 22 Michigan, 6:30 p.m. ET, Big Ten Network

According to oddsmakers from online sports book YouWager, the Wolverines are favored by 11.5 over the Hawkeyes. With just about an hour to go before tip-off in Ann Arbor, 75% of betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Wolverines and 80% of the money is also on Michigan to cover.

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No. 3 Villanova at Providence, 7:00 p.m. ET, FS1

The point spread in this matchup has climbed from 9 to 10 in favor of Villanova. Public bettors are backing the Wildcats at a 64% clip tonight although only 51% of the money wagered at online sportsbooks is 'Nova to cover.

No. 11 Clemson at Florida State, 7:00 p.m. ET, ACC Network

Despite being the ranked team, the Tigers find themselves as underdogs tonight against the Seminoles. After the line briefly dipped to FSU -4 this afternoon, the number climbed back to the original number of 4.5. As of this writing, 65% of the betting tickets and 60% of the money wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Tigers to cover the 4.5 points.

Virginia Tech at No. 12 Duke, 7:00 p.m. ET, ESPN2

Even though the public is backing the Hokies tonight the Blue Devils remain favored. After opening as a 10.5-point home favorite, Duke went to -12 before the line was bet all the way back to 10.5. The majority of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on Virginia Tech, with 59% of the tickets and 66% of the money on the Hokies to cover the spread.

Seton Hall at No. 4 Xavier, 9:00 p.m. ET, FS1

If you love fading the public then Seton Hall is your team tonight. That's because 81% of the betting tickets for this game is on the Musketeers, who went from -5.5 up to -6.5 with most of the action on them to cover the spread. Meanwhile, 68% of the money is also on Xavier.

Kentucky at No. 10 Auburn, 9:00 p.m. ET, ESPN2

Despite losing three straight games, Kentucky is still drawing 70% of the action from public bettors tonight. The Wildcats are now 9-point road underdogs against the Tigers, who opened as 8.5-point home favorites. Seventy-one percent of the money is also on Kentucky to cover the spread.

No. 24 Nevada at Boise State, 11:00 p.m. ET, ESPNU

If you're on the east coast and you're up late tonight, the Mountain West offers a great matchup. With 75% of the betting tickets on the Broncos to cover the spread, the line has climbed from Boise State -1.5 up to -3.


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