Syracuse-Pittsburgh Driving Sharp vs. Public Disagreement
Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Syracuse Orange quarterback Eric Dungey (2) walks on the field for the coin tosss prior to the game against the Wagner Seahawks at the Carrier Dome
- Sharp bettors have made their opinion clear on Saturday's ACC matchup between Syracuse (-3.5) and Pittsburgh.
- Sports Insights' bet signals help reveal which side the wiseguys are playing.
With 12 minutes remaining, unranked Syracuse led No. 3 Clemson by 10 points last week … in football.
Undefeated Syracuse had been surprisingly impressive entering the game and had a majority of bettors backing it on the spread. But even the most bullish of Orange bettors didn’t expect Syracuse to contend for an outright win as a 25.5-point underdog.
Of course, Clemson scored 14 unanswered points and essentially won the game with less than a minute left.
While Syracuse fans were left heartbroken, bettors were provided with plenty of reasons to trust the Orange, and they’ve done just that again this weekend.
Following last week’s game, is backing Syracuse a smart bet once again?
‘Cuse is on pace to be the second-most popular bet of the weekend, drawing 84% of the public. The spread in this game, however, has moved significantly toward its opponent.
Despite the lack of support, Pittsburgh has gone from an opener of +6 all the way down to +3.5.
Sports Insights’ Bet Signals reveal that professional money caused this line to fall across the market on eight separate occasions, meaning sharps are undoubtedly the reason for the line movement.
The Panthers are also boasting a higher dollar than bet percentage, meaning that even though they aren’t attracting more bets, they are attracting the bigger ones — the ones more likely to be from wiseguys.