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Wednesday’s Bowl Season continues in an entertaining matchup pitting the Big East vs. ACC, as West Virginia (9-3, 5-2 Big East) clashes with Clemson (10-3, 6-2 ACC) in the Discover Orange Bowl.  Clemson opened as 3.5 point favorites at the market-setting CRIS sportsbook and is currently receiving over 75% of spread bets, according to Sports Insights’ College Football Betting Trends….

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The playoffs are once again upon us which brings immense excitement to NFL fans and great value to sports bettors. As we have detailed previously in this blog as well as in our series of Bet Sharp articles, there is excellent value betting on home underdogs from week 15 on — especially when dealing with…

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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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