How Sharps Are Betting Friday’s South Florida-Tulsa Matchup
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- Sharps are betting Friday night's matchup between South Florida and Tulsa (7 p.m. ET).
- Using The Action Network's betting tools, we analyze how sharp money has come in on the spread throughout the week.
Editor’s Note: This story was updated at 2:50 p.m. ET as the live betting market continued to evolve.
Sandwiched between Thursday Night Football and a full weekend of NFL and college football action, Friday night can get lost among recreational bettors. Throw in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series and the betting public is even less likely to pay attention to random college football matchups this Friday.
Friday’s Los Angeles Dodgers-Milwaukee Brewers (8:07 p.m. ET) game is already attracting more betting tickets than any of the day’s college football games, according to The Action Network’s public betting data.
However, while sports fans and recreational bettors might be focusing on the MLB playoffs, sharps are finding value in college football.
In fact, after kicking this line between 7 and 7.5 throughout the week, sharps made their true position known early Friday afternoon.
USF opened as a 7.5-point road favorite and is garnering 78% of tickets and 83% of dollars.
As of Friday morning, this game was shaping up to be a classic sharps vs. squares matchup with recreational bettors laying the points only to have professionals jump on the other side whenever the line touched Tulsa +7.5.
To that point, Sports Insights’ Bet Signals had triggered seven sharp-money indicators on Tulsa at +7.5.
However, shortly after noon steam hit the market again, but this time moving the line from South Florida -7 up to -8.
Considering the line had yet to hit 8 all week, it appears that USF is the true sharp side of this matchup.