Wake and Rake: Smart Money Flipping Rider-Quinnipiac Betting Line

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  • Casual bettors are targeting Tuesday's high-profile college basketball matchups, but sharps are looking at smaller games like Rider-Quinnipiac (7 p.m. ET).
  • Using The Action Network's betting tools, we examine how professional money has forced oddsmakers to make major adjustments to this line.

Tuesday’s college basketball slate offers a handful of high-profile matchups, like Michigan State-Wisconsin and Duke-Louisville, but it’s the smaller games that have attracted professional money so far this morning.

Rider-Quinnipiac is one that most casual bettors won’t blink at and that’s reflected in The Action Network’s number of bets statistic. At the time of writing, this matchup is garnering just a fraction of the tickets hitting Duke-Louisville, but the majority of that action comes from sharps.

Using our betting data and tools, let’s examine how professional action has already forced oddsmakers to make major adjustments to the Rider-Quinnipiac betting line.

Quinnipiac opened as a 1.5-point favorite at Westgate in Las Vegas and overall action has been very even, with Rider attracting the slight majority (52%) of bets.

The money splits are more one-sided as 63% of the money is on the Broncs. And just like most other things in life, it’s important to follow the money when breaking down line movement.

Bettors have driven Rider from a 1.5-point underdog to a 2-point favorite and, according to Sports Insights’ Bet Signals, many of those bettors are respected players capable of moving lines across the entire market.

One Steam Move and one Reverse Line Move have been triggered on Rider, confirming that wiseguys are behind the odds adjustment.

But please note, both signals hit the market at Rider +1.5 and +1, which means professionals got their money down when the Broncs were available as underdogs.