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.
Despite the high betting percentage on the Clemson Tigers, the line dipped back to the key number of -3, indicating that early and sharp money was on West Virginia. This reverse line movement resulted in multiple Smart Money moves on West Virginia at +3, triggered by two of our most profitable books on the year, Sportsbook.com (+12.21 units) and Carib Sports (+11.18 units).
While nearly the entire sports betting marketplace has a current line of 3 for this game, SIA is offering Clemson at -3.5, signifying the importance of shopping for the best line.
The following table illustrates the breakdown of spread betting percentages from our six contributing sportsbooks.
West Virginia is currently receiving 24% (market average) of spread bets and fits our 70/30 system for the College Football Bowl Season, so be sure to check back to see if the Mountaineers are included as a Best Bet tonight.