Steady Money Burying Line for Southern Miss-Marshall Matchup
Thanksgiving NFL games, The Iron Bowl and Ohio State-Michigan are dominating the conversation in mainstream sports media, but the betting market has picked a much smaller matchup to focus on this week.
Southern Miss opened as a 5-point road dog for Saturday’s matchup with Marshall and bettors have been on them early and often. At the time of publication, 82% of spread tickets and 96% of dollars have grabbed the points, moving the line down to 2.5 at Bookmaker.eu.
The line chart below, included in our Sportsbook Insider bet activity dashboard, summarizes how lopsided money has driven the line movement since opening.
Interestingly, our Bet Signals have remained surprisingly silent despite the line movement, suggesting that the market reaction is the result of consistent, one-sided money and not necessarily a sudden influx of professional action.
Because it’s still early, I recommend tracking odds and betting percentages throughout the week while also watching for sharp buyback, which could easily jump on the value of Marshall now that the number has moved through the key numbers of -4 and -3.