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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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The New Orleans Saints opened as a 6.5-point favorite at the market-setting Cris sportsbook and, according to Sports Insights’ NFL Betting Trends, is currently receiving 67% of all spread bets. Despite this lop-sided betting percentage, Cris has been reticent to move their line to the key number of 7. This divisional game is a rematch of…

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