Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Michigan Wolverines quarterback Shea Patterson (2) leaves the field after the game against Maryland Terrapins at Michigan Stadium
- Sharps have already made their opinion clear on Saturday's game between No. 12 Michigan (-8) and No. 15 Wisconsin.
- Sports Insights' Bet Signals reveal which way the smart money is going.
In a near identical situation to last weekend’s Oklahoma-Texas game, sharp bettors have once again found value in the key number of 7, this time coming from the Big Ten.
No. 12 Michigan opened as 7-point favorites over No. 15 Wisconsin (Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ET) in a game that will effectively kill the loser’s chance at a New Year’s Six bowl.
Sharps made their stance clear on that number.
On Tuesday night, wiseguys hammered Michigan at -7, and this line has yet to make its way back since.
In fact, Michigan is now listed as high as -8.5 at some books.
What makes the line move even more interesting is that the Wolverines aren’t the more popular bet. They’ve actually received only 30% of bets in this game, but those bets have accounted for 47% of money being wagered.
If the public’s love for Wisconsin is enough to bring this line back to 7, I expect sharps will be ready to pounce once again.