Sunday Betting Brunch: Sharps All Over One Duke-Clemson Bet
Joshua S. Kelly – USA TODAY Sports
We’re all still waking up. It’s Sunday, I get it. The big boys of betting don’t sleep in, though. Hell, they don’t even sleep. There aren’t a ton of games to choose from, but a very popular one that is seeing action from both sharps and squares has some very interesting line movement.
Duke! Yes, I’m talking about Duke-Clemson, the most heavily bet game of the day as of 11 a.m. ET.
With Duke missing Marvin Bagley III and Clemson likely without Shelton Mitchell, this total is on the fritz.
At Bookmaker, the total opened at 152 last night and had already dipped to 150.5 before the clock struck midnight. But that was just the start.
While more than 70% of bettors are on the over, the total dropped all the way to 147.5 and has continued to fall to 146 just minutes before publication. This helps explain the reverse line move triggered at Buckeye, a pro offshore book, at 9 a.m. Although many other books probably didn’t receive the same level of sharp action at 150, the line movement at a very respected book like Buckeye generally moves the entire market.
While there was actually a steam move on the over at Pinnacle a short while ago, that didn’t last too long, as the total has actually fallen to 146 (u-118) at their book recently.
Even without Bagley, bettors are still piling on Duke as a small favorite despite the Blue Devils looking for its third straight win and cover without him. Duke has moved from -2 to -3 at a majority of books behind nearly 70% of bets and 80% of dollars wagered.
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