Utilizing BetQL's NCAA Basketball Sharp Data

Following the money is easier than ever on our platform

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BetQL's College Basketball Betting Tools

BetQL is every college basketball bettor’s go-to destination for updated odds, a proven best bets algorithm, public betting data, and sharp betting data. Our live odds keep bettors informed about current lines, while our line movement dashboard compares those current odds with where they opened, which can provide an edge all by itself.

Our model’s 5-star Best Bets hit at right around a 60% clip in the 2019-2020 season, meaning if you had bet $100 on each game, you’d profit over $12,000! Our star values indicate which wagers our model computes as the most valuable. They’re graded on a 1-5 scale with a five-star bet indicating the most value. The more valuable the bet, the more stars it’ll have. Simple as that. Read more about our best bets model here.

Public betting data can also be very useful. Our dashboard displays the public ticket % provided by the books directly. Typically, going against the public for spread bets where the public is over 70% is a winning strategy over the long haul. BetQL provides public betting data for spread, moneyline, over/under and all first-half bets.

Sharp Betting On BetQL

However, one of the most important tools we offer is access to live sharp betting data. If you believe in following the money, you will find this particularly useful. Sharp bettors can be considered pros or experts due to the fact that they typically wager the most money and are responsible for moving lines. Our sharp picks dashboard is extremely easy to use and understand.

The “Ticket %” refers to the percentage of public bets that are on a given wager. The “Money %” refers to the percentage of total money that is on a given wager. Finally, and most importantly, our “Pro Edge” is defined by the difference between the Money % and Ticket %. The higher the Pro Edge, the more pro bettors are favoring the bet.

Let’s take a look at a couple real-world examples.

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Sharp Bet Against The Spread

Back on March 3rd, the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns hosted Coastal Carolina. The Ragin’ Cajuns closed as a 1.5-point favorite and attracted just 51% of public bets. However, 97% of the total money wagered went on Louisiana-Lafayette, thus indicating a 46% Pro Edge (huge sharp bet). The result: a 108-101 Ragin’ Cajuns win. In this case, public betting data didn’t indicate an edge. However, if you had access to this sharp data, you see the pro bettors were also backing Louisiana-Lafayette quite heavily.

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Sharp Over/Under Bet

You can also use sharp data to bet on over/unders. Here’s another example. On March 3rd, Kent State hosted Bowling Green and the total closed at 146 points. A whopping 83% of the total money was wagered on the over, a wild 67% Pro Edge (gigantic sharp bet). The teams combined for 152 points and the over hit, so the bettors who faded the public and followed the money cashed in. 

Click the button below to unlock all of our best bets and be sure to head over to our sharp picks dashboard to compare our model’s top values with the favorite bets of the pros! Following the money doesn’t work every single time, but if you want to consistently make well-informed bets and re-define your process to include checking sharp data, your bankroll will most likely grow over time. This is just one of the many premium tools that can have a profound impact on your betting success here at BetQL.

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