In the marquee matchup of the 2011 ACC/Big Ten Challenge, No. 4 Duke will take on No. 2 Ohio State in Columbus Tuesday.
Ohio State opened as a 5.5-point favorite at Olympic and, according to Sports Insights’ College Basketball Betting Trends, is currently receiving 34% of spread bets and 18% of moneyline wagers.
While the majority of bettors are taking Duke and the points, the line has increased to -7 at CRIS and Pinnacle and to -7.5 at Olympic and 5Dimes. This reverse-line movement indicates that early sharp money has taken the Buckeyes.
At the time of publication, this game is the most heavily bet (in terms of total number of bets) college basketball game of the day and with the late start time, it’s reasonable to expect more movement before tip-off.
As a result, be sure to login to your Sports Insights account, check the College Basketball Betting System Plays and shop for the best line before taking a side in this game.
The following table shows the breakdown of spread betting percentages from our six contributing sportsbooks: