Belk Bowl Sharp Betting Pick: Pros Betting Kentucky vs. Virginia Tech Over/Under
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A five-game Tuesday bowl slate offers about 10.5 straight hours of college football action to close out the year, and for most bettors, that means the final day on the calendar will involve placing a few bets.
For sharps, though, that betting started long ago. In fact, the lines available on Monday evening have been shaped by sharp action that took place shortly after lines were released — including a bet on the Belk Bowl over/under.
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Belk Bowl Sharp Betting Pick
Kentucky vs. Virginia Tech
12 p.m. ET | ESPN
Thanks (probably) to a stingy Kentucky defense that allows just 18.4 points per game, the opening total of 47.5 in this game was the lowest on the Tuesday bowl slate.
That number, though, is now even lower now despite split betting between the over and under.
As you might’ve guessed, the line move coming on a relatively split decision — 52% of bets are on the under — implies one side to be composed of more respected bettors, bigger bets or, in this case, both.
An impressive 94% of money being wagered on the total has landed on the under, and Sports Insights’ Bet Signals have confirmed the discrepancy between bets and dollars to be indicative of sharp action, as they triggered two early instances of pro money on the under, getting oddsmakers to move off the opening number.
Since that point, the total has remained right around 46.5, with only a few books dropping below that point. Should another wave of pro money hit the modified number, though, or if the bet-vs.-money discrepancy holds up as kickoff approaches, it wouldn’t come as a surprise for oddsmakers to continue the line movement.
Sharp angle: Under (moved from 47.5 to 46.5)