Big Bets Moving Stanford-Notre Dame Line

Sep 29, 2018 4:42 PM EDT
  • The line for Saturday's Stanford-Notre Dame game (7:30 p.m. ET) opened at -3.5, climbed all the way up to -6 at and has settled at -5.5.
  • Using The Action Network's betting tools, we analyze what is driving the line movement and who the pros are on.

Ohio State-Penn State is college football Week 5’s marquee matchup, and professional bettors have been on that game all week.

Stanford-Notre Dame is another key Saturday game — and it, too, has seen considerable line movement since opening.

Notre Dame opened as a 3.5-point favorite and ballooned all the way up to -6 at BookMaker on Friday afternoon.

We saw some buyback on the Cardinal at that number, and it has since settled at -5.5 at BookMaker as of 4:45 p.m. ET Friday.

While this is indicative of two-way action, our proprietary betting tools tell us the bigger bets are on the Irish.

How can we tell? According to The Action Network’s public betting data, just 47% of spread tickets have taken the Fighting Irish.

But those wagers are accounting for 57% of actual dollars bet on this game. This information tells us that the larger wagers are backing the Irish.

>> Check out Sports Insights’ Bet Signals to track sharp action for college football’s entire Week 5 slate.

Not only are bigger bets taking Notre Dame, but respected bettors are on that side, as well. According to Sports Insights’ Bet Signals — which track line movement caused by professional betting action — sharps steamed Notre Dame at CRIS.

This is important because it reveals that wiseguys are also getting in on the action and found value with Notre Dame, as well.


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