Alabama-LSU Betting Odds Moved by Early Sharp Action

Oct 29, 2018 6:55 PM EDT
  • In college football's biggest Week 10 matchup, Alabama is a 13.5-point road favorite against LSU (Saturday, 8 p.m. ET on CBS).
  • This game is already generating a massive handle from both professional and recreational bettors.
  • Using The Action Network's betting tools, we analyze how sharp early action has already moved the Alabama-LSU betting line.

The marquee matchup of college football’s Week 10 slate is undoubtedly Saturday’s SEC West showdown between 8-0 Alabama and 7-1 LSU (8 p.m. ET on CBS).

BookMaker.eu opened the Crimson Tide as 14-point road favorites less than 16 hours ago, and bettors are jumping on this game.

According to The Action Network’s public betting data, 2,247 tickets have already come in on this matchup from the handful of sportsbooks that contribute to our bet volume statistic.

To put this in perspective, that’s already more bets than any of Sunday’s NHL games attracted and it’s already approaching yesterday’s Suns-Thunder matchup that closed with 3,371 bets.

In terms of overall action, early betting has been very balanced with Alabama garnering 53% of tickets and 54% of dollars wagered on the spread.

However, professional bettors have already gotten money down on underdog LSU on and off the important number of 14.

After this line opened at Bama -14, the point spread quickly jumped to -14.5, and that’s when sharps made their move.

Sports Insights’ Bet Signals — which track professional betting action in real time — triggered a Reverse Line and Steam Move at +14.5 and +14, respectively, providing insight into why this line has dropped to Alabama -13.5 across the market.

There’s still plenty of time for more bets to pile on — and they will — making it imperative for all bettors to download The Action Network’s mobile app to track both line moves and public betting trends from now until Saturday night’s kickoff.

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Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports Pictured: LSU Tigers head coach Ed Orgeron and players

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