Sharps Quietly Betting Saturday’s Montana-Miami Ohio CBB Matchup
Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Miami (Ohio) head coach Jack Owens
- Montana opened as a 9.5-point favorite against Miami Ohio in Saturday's college basketball matchup (5 p.m. ET).
- Using The Action Network's betting tools, we analyze how sharp money has moved the line for this game.
Fans and recreational bettors are normally focused on Saturday college football, but throw in a tie game at halftime between The Citadel and Alabama, and no other sport matters.
And why should it? The Citadel closed as a 53.5-point underdog and is giving the Tide a run for their money.
However, professional bettors are instead focusing on the rest of the day’s slate, including an incredibly boring schedule of college basketball games.
While public bettors are retweeting The Citadel-Alabama second-half lines, sharps are patting themselves on the back for snagging the early value offered in Saturday’s Montana-Miami Ohio basketball game (5 p.m. ET).
Montana opened as a 9.5-point favorite at Pinnacle and, as mentioned above, recreational bettors couldn’t care less about this matchup.
Very few bets have come down on this game, according to The Action Network’s public betting data, which suggests that line movement is solely due to sharp action.
Sports Insights’ Bet Signals agree, triggering one Steam Move and one Reverse Line Move on Miami Ohio, explaining why the line has dropped to RedHawks -8.5, and even to -8 at many books across the market.
Remember, wiseguys don’t care about the sport, the teams playing nor how “big” a game is — all that matters is value. And when it comes down to Saturday’s betting board, Montana-Miami Ohio is a matchup sharps are targeting.