Sharps Hammering One College Hoops Bet Early on Monday
Feb 17, 2018; Chestnut Hill, MA, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish head coach Mike Brey during the first half against the Boston College Eagles at Silvio Conte Forum. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports
With only 16 total games across the major U.S. sports, today’s slate is not overly exciting. However, while many are enjoying the three-day holiday weekend, professional bettors are right back at it, searching for valuable betting opportunities.
In early betting, wiseguys have gone right back to the college basketball well this morning, consistently pounding the same matchup since oddsmakers opened numbers Sunday night.
Bookmaker.eu opened the total for tonight’s Miami-Notre Dame game at 137 and wiseguys immediately steamed it up to 139.5. Sharp money has continued to flow on the over, pushing it to the current number of 141.
Interestingly, at the time of publication, 61% of tickets and 72% of dollars wagered on the total had played the under. With the line moving the opposite direction as the betting percentages, that’s a clear indicator that the books have liability on the over from respected players.
For the most part, recreational players do not bet totals as heavily as sides, especially this early in the day, but the holiday may inspire more public action, setting up sharp vs. public disagreement on this matchup.