Smart Money Targeting College Football’s Smallest Week 5 Matchup

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  • College football Week 5 odds and public betting data are now available.
  • We examine how sharps are quietly betting arguably the smallest college football Week 5 matchup.

There are small college football games and there are SMALL college football games. Last week, professionals did well getting down early on Kent State -9.5 and -10 before the Golden Flashes ultimately closed at -12 against Bowling Green.

With closing line value locked in, Kent rewarded sharps with a sweat-free 62-20 win and cover.


Odds as of Wednesday at 11 a.m. ET and via PointsBet, where Action Network users get an exclusive 200% deposit match (deposit $50, bet with $150).


This week, the pros aren’t just looking at Saturday’s smaller games for soft lines, they’ve actually pinpointed the least bet game, in terms of total betting tickets, of the entire slate.

So, which under-the-radar college football Week 5 matchup is drawing so much attention from professional bettors?

In terms of games with widely-available lines, Saturday’s South Alabama-UL Monroe matchup has attracted the least amount of action according to The Action Network’s number of bets statistic.

And while casual bettors want no part of this game, sharps have taken three separate cracks at the total.

Sports Insights’ Bet Signals, which track and report professional betting action in real-time, have tracked three separate instances of smart money hitting the South Alabama-UL Monroe under.

This has driven the number down from a consensus opener of 58.5 to 57 at PointsBet.

Be sure to download The Action Network’s mobile app track real-time odds and betting percentage updates for every college football Week 5 game, including South Alabama-UL Monroe.

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