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College Football PRO Report Pick: Sharp Action, Betting System on Central Arkansas vs. UAB

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Central Arkansas vs. UAB Odds

C. Arkansas Odds +21 [Bet Now]
UAB Odds -21 [Bet Now]
Over/Under 49.5 [Bet Now]
Time (TV) 8 p.m. ET (ESPN CE)

Odds as of Thursday at 1 p.m. ET and via DraftKings. Get up to a $1,000 sign-up bonus at DraftKings today or see more offers and reviews for the best online sportsbooks.

Think sharp bettors missed football?

By the line movement on tonight’s Central Arkansas vs. UAB matchup, it’s certainly been apparent that the pros have an opinion about this spread — or at least the one that was first released into the market.

Our brand new PRO Report helps explain why this line has moved so much:

Central Arkansas vs. UAB PRO Report

Sharp Action

The earliest books to market had lines as low as -14.5 for this game. Sharps were quick to make work of that number, triggering a Sports Insights Bet Signal in the form of a steam move that immediately got the market moving.

Steam refers to a sudden, drastic market move that comes as a result of a heavy amount of money hitting the same side of a bet at once, and is a strong indication of sharp action.

The rest of the market began opening up in the -18 range, but even that wasn’t high enough in the eyes of sharps, as another steam move was triggered at -18. As a result, this spread has hit the three-touchdown mark.

Big Money

While the betting population is split on this game (UAB is holding a 51% to 49% ticket advantage at the time of writing), the distribution of actual money has been nowhere near as balanced.

The 51% of bettors on UAB have generated 70% of the loot, meaning bigger bets — another sign of sharp action — are landing on the favorite.

PRO Systems

Along with the smart money they’re bringing in, the Blazers also fit one of our PRO betting systems: Opening Game Matchup.

It’s won at a 57% clip at the closing number on a sample of more than 400 games, for an 11% return on investment.

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