Wiseguys Eyeing Kentucky-South Carolina Game
Randy Sartin – USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: John Calipari
In tonight’s most heavily bet college basketball game, the #18 Wildcats head to South Carolina to take on the Gamecocks for a little SEC action.
At 4-1 in conference play, Kentucky is looking to better their record as a slight road favorite against a South Carolina squad that has gone just 2-3 in the conference. A quick look at our sports betting tools reveals just where sharp money is falling in this matchup.
While public bettors are jumping on an opportunity to take Kentucky at such a small spread, sharp bettors have disagreed.
Earlier this morning, a reverse line move triggered via Sports Insights’ Sportsbook Insider Pro Membership caused South Carolina to move from +3/+2.5 to +1.5/+1 across the market.
Using our bets and dollars data at The Action Network, we can also see that South Carolina is getting just 27% of bets, but 36% of dollars.
This suggests that casual small bettors are taking Kentucky, but sharper players are placing larger bets on South Carolina.
With the line now at Gamecocks +1 at many books, we could see it flip over to South Carolina -1 if the action keeps up.
Be sure to follow @ActionNetworkHQ for all the action leading up until tip-off.
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