There are several key characteristics that tell you when somebody is “sharp” in college basketball betting, meaning they’re likely a professional, or a long-term earner that might also have other avenues of revenue. In fact, you can often tell when somebody is a true sharp or a pretender just by focusing on these keys.

 

TIMING

Sharps bet the openers, because they already have their number mind before oddsmakers even act. Pro bettors don’t “wait to see the number” before starting their handicapping process. The process is complete before Vegas (or offshore) numbers go up. The general public doesn’t even know when openers…