Early Sharp Action Moving Pittsburgh-Wake Forest Line
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- Sharp bettors are already finding value on the upcoming weekend's college football slate.
- The game they've impacted the most so far has been Pittsburgh at Wake Forest (Saturday, 12 p.m. ET).
While tonight’s Giants-Niners game has amassed more than five times as many bets as any other game across the sporting world, sharps have already begun looking ahead to next Saturday’s college football slate.
The game they’ve impacted the most? Pittsburgh at Wake Forest.
Both teams are coming off impressive wins in Week 11. Pitt blew out Virginia Tech 52-22 this past weekend to maintain a one-game lead in the ACC Coastal Division. Meanwhile, Wake Forest enjoyed their best win of the season with a thrilling 27-23 comeback over No. 14 NC State.
Despite the win, Wake is still just 2-4 in conference, so it’s unsurprising to see public bettors riding the first place Panthers as a single-digit favorite this week. What may be surprising, however, is how much the line has moved in the little time it’s been open.
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After opening as a 6-point favorite last night at Pinnacle and Bookmaker — and even -7 at BetOnline — Pittsburgh is now down to -4.5 across the market despite receiving 75% of the early action.
Wake Forest has already drawn two Sports Insights Bet Signals — indications of market-wide line movement caused by sharp action — at +6, and the 25% of bets landing on the Deacons has accounted for 39% of actual money being wagered so far.
That means that Wake Forest has been attracting the bigger bettors — the ones more likely to be sharps.