Alabama vs. Duke Odds & Sharp Betting Report: Is This Line Still Too High?
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- Sharp action has hit the Alabama vs. Duke betting odds (Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET).
- This piece is part of our Saturday college football sharp report, which breaks down six games professionals have bet. It's available to Action EDGE members.
Alabama vs. Duke Odds & Betting Sharp Report
- Odds: Alabama -32.5
- Over/Under: 56
- Date: Saturday, Aug. 31
- Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
- TV: ABC
All odds above are as of 5 p.m. ET on Friday and via PointsBet.
Alabama’s opening point spread varied across the market as books opened this line anywhere from early June to early July. The earliest shops listed the Tide at -30.5, while later openers were already up at -32.5 — which is where the line currently sits.
But while the spread is being offered at the same number that was listed almost two months ago, don’t be fooled into thinking that the line has remained steady.
A look at the full line history paired with The Action Network’s tools reveals that sharps have had plenty to do with shaping this number.
Heavy Alabama support got this line up to five full touchdowns (-35) as recently as early this week, but that was too high according to sharps.
Five of the seven Duke Bet Signals we’ve tracked have come since Tuesday, with pros hitting the Blue Devils at lines down to +33.5.
Injuries and suspensions have hit Alabama this week, but 73% of bettors are still backing the Tide, despite the sharps betting Duke when the line got too high.
Sharp angle: Duke (moved from +35 to +32.5)