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- Before placing your bowl game bets for Thursday, you might want to know which bets sharps are making.
- Sharps are bettors with long track records of consistent success.
- Their favorite Thursday plays include a bet on tonight's Texas Bowl between Vanderbilt and Baylor.
A three-bowl slate turned into two yesterday, after a rare cancellation caused some unhappiness for any bettors holding Boston College or under tickets.
Today’s forecasts show no signs of weather abnormalities, so we should be treated to football from 1:30 p.m. ET into the wee hours of the morning.
Of the three games being played today, two — the Independence and Texas Bowls — have drawn uncontested sharp action to one bet in particular.
That’s not to suggest that the Pinstripe Bowl hasn’t seen plenty of action from wiseguys, but rather that they’ve been hitting both sides of the game, causing an interesting line fall that doesn’t point to a consensus sharp play.
In any case, here are the two plays in which sharps have made their opinions clear on Thursday.
Independence Bowl: Duke vs. Temple
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