The Small Week 4 College Football Game Pros Are Quietly Betting
Julie Bennett-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Kent State Golden Flashes head coach Sean Lewis
- College football Week 4 betting odds are now available.
- We examine one small CFB matchup quietly attracting sharp money from professional bettors.
After a relatively boring college football Week 3 slate in terms of quality matchups, high-profile games like Michigan vs. Wisconsin, Auburn vs. Texas A&M and Notre Dame vs. Georgia lead Saturday’s schedule.
Unsurprisingly, these three matchups of top 25 teams are attracting plenty of attention, especially from casual bettors. That’s not to say that sharps don’t have opinions on these games as well, but that recreational bettors are laser-focused on the week’s “biggest” games, and, in turn, are ignoring Saturday’s smaller matchups.
Not the pros.
In fact, one Week 4 game is being completely ignored by the betting public, but sharps are already hammering the line into shape.
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At the time of writing, just four college football games with widely-available lines are attracting less betting action than Bowling Green at Kent State.
But after oddsmakers opened the Golden Flashes as 9.5-point favorites against the Falcons, sharps quickly got down on Kent, driving this line through the important number of 10 and up to -10.5 across the market.
Because this game is so under-the-radar, there’s very little to glean from public betting percentages, but Sports Insights’ Bet Signals provide the information we need to diagnose the line move.
Sharps steamed Kent twice on Tuesday, once at -9.5 and again at -10, providing specific instances as to when smart money hit the Golden Flashes and at what numbers.
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