Wake and Rake: Sharp Money Moving Navy-Air Force Betting Line

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  • Sharps are wasting no time betting Saturday's Air Force-Navy (3:30 p.m. ET) matchup.
  • Using the Action Network's betting tools, we analyze how professional money is moving this betting line.

College football offers valuable betting opportunities for professionals because it’s difficult for oddsmakers to keep up with the sheer number of games.

As a result, sportsbooks spend more resources on the nationally televised, high-profile matchups because they draw the most attention.

For example, Saturday’s Notre Dame-Virginia Tech matchup (12 p.m. ET) has attracted nearly five times more betting tickets than Navy-Air Force (3:30 p.m.).

While recreational bettors are ignoring Saturday’s Navy-Air Force game, professionals wasted no time jumping on this line.

BookMaker opened the total for this matchup at 53, and professionals have blitzed the under.

According to Sports Insights’ Bet Signals, professional money pummeled the total Tuesday morning, dropping the line from 50 to 48.5 across the sports betting market.

Since 2005, unders are 30-8-1 (78.9%) in games between Air Force, Army and Navy, according to Bet Labs.

Not only do service academies feature the triple-option attack, which keeps the clock moving, but their coaching staffs and defenses are much more familiar with the unique offensive system, making them more capable of stopping it than programs that rarely face it.

Those looking to tail the pros on the Navy-Air Force under should be sure to shop for the best number. While some books have dropped it to 48.5, there are still a handful offering 49.

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