Wiseguys Picking a Side in Friday’s Florida Atlantic-Central Florida Matchup

Sep 21, 2018 4:00 PM EDT
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  • Wiseguys are betting Friday Night's showdown between Florida Atlantic and Central Florida (-13.5).
  • Using The Action Network's betting tools, we analyze how sharps are betting the matchup.

It took an epic sweat, but wiseguys were able to cash their Thursday night Tulsa-Temple Under play. A night later, sharps are going back to the college football well, this time targeting the spread in the primetime showdown between Florida Atlantic (2-1) and Central Florida (2-0).

The public loves betting home teams, ranked teams and favorites. If an Average Joe is putting his hard-earned cash down on a game, he wants to back the “better” team, especially when they’re enjoying home-field advantage.

Sportsbooks know this and will shade lines, forcing public players to bet overpriced numbers. This creates unique value for savvy contrarian bettors to bet against ranked teams and back road teams and underdogs.


>> All data as of 4:30 p.m. ET. Check out Sports Insights’ Bet Signals to track sharp action for college football’s entire Week 4 slate.


Friday is a perfect example of this public bias at work.

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