One Friday CBB Total You Should Bet
If you bet one total on Friday night’s college basketball slate, take a look at the Illinois-Chicago versus Green Bay matchup at 9:00 p.m. ET.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book YouWager, the Flames are 2.5-point road favorites versus the Phoenix, who opened as 2-point home underdogs. As for the total, the number hit the board at 149.5 but jumped a whopping 4.5 points up to 154.
Sharp bettors are hammering the over. As of this writing, 74% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the over and 97% of the money wagered online is on the over as well.
The over has cashed in five of the Flames’ last six games versus a team with a losing record and is 5-2 in their last seven games when facing an opponent with a winning percentage below .400. On the other side, the over is 16-6 in the Phoenix’s last 22 games coming off a loss and has hit in 15 of their last 21 home games coming off three or more consecutive road games. Finally, the over is 7-3 in Green Bay’s last 10 games when facing a team with a winning record.
Public bettors typically don’t wager on smaller matchups like this and while a lot of the value has been sucked out of the number, it’s important to know that sharp bettors hit the number at 149, 149.5, 150, 151, 151.5, 152, 152.5, 153 and 153.5. Oddsmakers can’t adjust fast enough to move the total higher for this matchup.