Wake and Rake: Early Sharp Money Backing Big Wednesday Favorite

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D. Ross Cameron-USA TODAY Sports

Conference tournament season is in full gear today with a glorious 32 games on the slate, commencing with Louisville taking on Florida State at noon ET. According to our number of bets statistic, bettors are jumping in feet first, with the Cardinals-Seminoles matchup already generating a larger handle than eight of yesterday’s games.


With such a loaded slate, sharp bettors have the luxury of picking their spots and patiently deconstructing the board for value. Interestingly, with so much public money flooding the market, early professional money has jumped on one of the largest favorites on today’s schedule.

Stanford opened as a 9.5-point favorite against Cal (5:30 p.m. ET), with 65% of tickets and 84% of dollars backing the Cardinal at the time of writing. Yes, the wiseguys and public are on the same side in this one, driving Stanford up to -10 across the betting market.

Our Bet Signals triggered a Steam Move on Stanford at 8:18 a.m. ET, confirming that sharp money is reason for the early line movement in this matchup.

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