Sharp Signals Lighting Up Thursday’s Youngstown State vs. Akron CBB Matchup
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- Sharps are quietly betting Thursday's Youngstown State vs. Akron college basketball game (7 p.m. ET).
- We examine how smart money is moving this point spread.
It’s Thursday in November, which means football dominates tonight’s sports schedule.
Thursday Night Football, which is normally a huge draw no matter who is playing, offers a very interesting Colts vs. Texans matchup, while college football’s NC State vs. Georgia Tech game is also drawing an impressive number of betting tickets.
College hoops does have a fun all-day slate, but just like yesterday, it doesn’t offer much in terms of high-profile matchups between top teams.
But again, just like Wednesday’s Rider vs. UMass game, sharps are finding value in an otherwise unattractive slate.
Let’s look at how pros are quietly playing tonight’s Youngstown State vs. Akron college basketball matchup.
Youngstown State vs. Akron College Basketball Sharp Report
After its football team secured it’s first cover of the season last night against Miami Ohio, the school’s basketball team sits as a 9-point favorite against Youngstown State.
Fifty-five percent of bets are laying the points, which doesn’t tell us much by itself. However, the percentage of real money is a much more interesting piece of data.
While the Penguins are attracting just 45% of bets, those tickets make up more than 90% of the money being wagered.
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And not only is that money one-sided, but it’s also coming from respected bettors. Sports Insights’ Bet Signals triggered a Steam Move on Youngstown State at +10.5, tagging a specific instance of smart money moving this point spread across the entire betting market.
With wiseguys placing massive bets on the road underdog, this spread has dropped to the current line of +9, and even down to +8.5 at a handful of sportsbooks.
Sharp angle: Youngstown State (moved from +10.5 to +9) [In New Jersey? Bet now at PointsBet]