Weekend Sports Update

Weekend Sports Update

We’ll take our weekly look at some of the games our analysts circled for the weekend.  In particular, we’ll scan the boards and look at some college football games — as well as the World Series.

In college football action, at the time of this writing:

  • The Michigan St. – Wisconsin game is seeing the heaviest betting action of the day.  And, it is a late game — so this is certainly a game that is capturing heavy public interest.  Betting is one-sided, but not extremely lopsided, so please visit Sports Insights to study the latest betting trends, and percentages — and to see if a Square Play or Best Bet is triggered.
  • The Duke-Wake Forest game is currently the most lopsided-bet game of the day.  Sports fans certainly don’t respect Duke football, but the lack of respect pushed the spread right through a key number from Duke +2 to Duke +3.5 (there are also some +4’s currently).

In the baseball playoff game, a fairly hefty 63% of moneyline bets is taking the heavily favored Rangers in Game 3 of the World Series. We’re torn on this game, because there is some line value on the Cardinals.  However, we like the angles and results of the “Who Will Win” authors — who have gone 25-14 in their predictions.  Note that this is not ATS, but because their angles and trends sometimes pick underdogs, there  is value here.  Their factors favor the Texas Rangers — so the betting trends are a “push.”

Stay tuned, also, for the weekly publication of our popular NFL Marketwatch column.  It will be released shortly and features the most lopsided-bet game of the week — AND the heaviest-bet game of the week.

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