Significant Sharp Action in Tonight’s Most Heavily Bet College Basketball Game

Significant Sharp Action in Tonight’s Most Heavily Bet College Basketball Game

This past weekend, old Dan McGuire, noted witch from Salem, wrote about how Vanderbilt was on a terrible streak against the spread, as they had started the season 0-8 ATS. Well, Dan pulled a rabbit out of his hat a la Harry Potter and helped the Commodores get off the schneid with their first cover of the season, losing by seven points to Florida as a 9.5-point pooch.

Tonight, Vandy plays host to Alabama in what is currently the most heavily bet game on the 27-game slate. Given their lowly ATS ways this season, just 29% of bettors are taking them, but there has been some huge reverse line movement, thanks to a large disparity of dollars and several bet signals. Reverse line movement is an indicator that sharp/professional money has taken a side in a game.

Around 10 AM eastern, a steam move triggered by Pinnacle started to shift the line towards Vanderbilt in significant fashion. After opening at +1, Vandy has moved all the way to -3. Alabama isn’t exactly a basketball powerhouse, but they have gone 9-4 straight up this season, including an impressive 22-point win over #11 Texas A&M this past week. They’re 5-6-1 against the spread this season.

Will the Commies get on a little ATS roll or has the line already moved too much?

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Mark Gallant

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1 Comment
  • Eddie
    January 2, 2018 at 6:34 pm

    It looks like the #1 Guard Riley Norris is out for tonight. For the season, his FG% is 43% and his 3P% is 30%. I would say Vandy is now getting the points simply because of the absence of Norris, and playing on their home court.

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