Betting Terms to Know
Steam Move: Sudden, drastic and uniform line movement across the market caused by an overload of sharp action from respected players.
Reverse Line Movement: When the betting line moves in the opposite direction of the betting percentages. It’s a top smart money indicator.
Line Freeze: When one side is getting heavy betting, but the line won’t budge, indicating sharp liability on the other side.
Juice: The tax or commission that bettors must pay sportsbooks in order for them to accept your wager. A -115 juice means a bettor would have to wager $115 to win $100.
Let’s get to the games!
Memphis at Tulane
- Sharp angle: Tulane (+15 to +14.5)
- Kickoff: 8 p.m. ET
Memphis (3-1) opened as a 13.5-point road favorite. The public expect a blowout win and easy cover with the high-flying Tigers — they’ve outscored opponents 198-93 through four games.
Nearly 80% of bettors are laying the points with Memphis. This lopsided public action pushed the line up to 14.5. That’s when wiseguys took advantage of an inflated line and got down on Tulane.
Using our Sports Insights PRO bet signals, we’ve noticed 11 separate steam and reverse line moves on Tulane. Pros at Pinnacle, GTBets, 5Dimes, CRIS, JustBet, Greek, ABC, Heritage and BetOnline all got down hard on Tulane from +14 to +15.
Tulane also enjoys a profitable smart money discrepancy — it’s only getting 24% of bets but 35% of dollars. This indicates that the bigger, sharper wagers are backing the home dog, while most of the Memphis action is coming from $5 average Joes.
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UCLA at Colorado
- Sharp angle: UCLA (+11 to +9.5)
- Kickoff: 9 p.m. ET
Give the public an undefeated home favorite against a winless team and they’ll take it every time. Once again, however, sharps are zigging while the public zag.
Colorado (3-0) opened as an 11-point favorite. Despite receiving 62% of spread bets, the Buffaloes have fallen to -9.5. Why would oddsmakers drop the line to give public Buffs backers a better number? Because wiseguys got down hard on UCLA (0-3), triggering reverse line movement.