Sharp Bettors Targeting College Hoops Total Early Tuesday
Feb 17, 2018; Fayetteville, AR, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks head coach Mike Anderson during the game against the Texas A&M Aggies at Bud Walton Arena. Arkansas won 94-75. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports
The morning of February 27, 2018 is much like September 23, 2001. The latter was, of course, the day when Mo Lewis hit Drew Bledsoe so hard he practically killed him, opening the door for Tom Brady and ultimately leading to the greatest franchise in sports history.
With PJ Walsh, our normal morning analyst, out today, I was called upon to write Wake and Rake … the most profitable article in the history of the internet.
The only difference between the two is that PJ will probably be back writing tomorrow and I will be sent back to the bench, forced to write about badminton or something.
Alright, I think at this point in the article PJ would have already gotten into the game, so let’s take a closer look at one college hoops total that the sharps are already betting.
There aren’t any super high-profile games today, but Auburn-Arkansas — one of the more heavily-bet contests — is getting wiseguy action on the under.
According to our betting percentages, bets are split 50/50 on the over/under, but the under is seeing three-times more dollars than the over. The has helped the total drop from 163 to 160.5 at Bookmaker.
We also tracked a steam move at Heritage, one of the sharpest offshore books. Wiseguys at that shop hit the under at 161.5 at 7:15 a.m. These guys set that alarm clock early, baby!
If PJ wrote this, I almost guarantee the total would continue to dip into the 150s. Let’s see if I have the same impact on the market. #PrayforMarkyMoneysReputation
Top photo: Arkansas coach Mike Anderson; credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports