Sports Betting Blog

Happy New Year! There is one featured College Football Bowl game on New Year’s eve: The Virginia-Auburn game has fairly lopsided-betting action, with about two-thirds (65%) of the bets taking the slightly-favored Auburn team.  This has pushed the line up from the opener of Virginia +1 up to the key number of Virginia +3.  Sports…

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In Saturday’s Liberty Bowl, Vanderbilt (6-6, 2-6) opened as a 1.5-point favorite at the market-setting Cris sportsbook and is currently receiving 65% of spread bets, according to Sports Insights’ College Football Betting Trends. Despite this slanted betting percentage, the line has dropped 1.5 points and is now a pick ‘em. This reverse line movement indicates that…

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In Friday’s Insight Bowl, Oklahoma opened as a 15.5-point favorite at the market-setting Cris sportsbook and is currently receiving 61% of spread bets, according to Sports Insights’ College Football Betting Trends. Despite this slanted betting percentage, the line has dropped past the key number of 14 to 13.5. This reverse line movement indicates that sharp…

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Recently in our series of Bet Sharp articles, we re-examined a 2003 article by Richard Borghesi entitled Price Predictability: Insights from the NFL Point Spread. Borghesi’s paper revealed that home underdogs are extremely undervalued in weeks 15-17, and our data confirmed this trend. In fact, our records indicated that this trend had only strengthened since that…

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The Bowl Season continues on Tuesday (12/27) with two games, with the early game matching up Purdue (6-6) and Western Michigan (7-5) in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl.  Purdue opened at -2.5 at Cris while receiving 65% of spread bets and eventually moved to -3, according to Sports Insights’ College Football Betting Trends.  Since the line moved to Purdue -3,…

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Every Monday, we take a look at the opening lines for next week’s NFL games: Team Betting % Open Current Notes Bengals 56% 3.0 3.0 No line movement thus far for this Saturday afternoon showdown (4:30 PM ET). As a result, the betting public remains just slightly in favor of the underdog Bengals keeping it…

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