Wake and Rake: Sharps Targeting Small Matchup in Early Tuesday Betting

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It’s finally here. As someone who grew up in the Triangle of North Carolina, nothing gets my gambling juices flowing like the ACC Tournament.

Recreational bettors clearly agree with today’s Georgia Tech-Boston College, Pittsburgh-Notre Dame and Wake Forest-Syracuse matchups dominating in terms of betting handle (you can read a full tourney betting preview here).

 

While public bettors are obviously getting down on teams they’re familiar with, wiseguys are instead targeting a matchup that’s a little more … off the grid.

Bookmaker.eu opened the Coppin State-NC Central (6:30 p.m. ET) total at 133, and at first glance, it doesn’t look overly exciting considering the current number is also 133. However, the line history shows that immediately after opening, this line got bet up to 134.5 before professional bettors pounced to buyback the value.

Highlighted by a Steam Move triggered by our Bet Signals, sharp money jumped on this under, driving it back down to the current number of 133. As I’ve highlighted multiple times now in various Wake and Rake columns, comparing current to opening numbers is part of the puzzle, but tracking individual line moves, and why they’re moving, is the key to breaking down exactly what is driving betting market movement.