Early College Football Sharp Action for Week 3: Florida Atlantic vs. Georgia Southern Odds on the Move

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Sep 15, 2020, 05:12 PM EDT

Florida Atlantic vs. Georgia Southern Odds

Florida Atlantic Odds -2.5 [Bet Now]
Georgia Southern Odds +2.5 [Bet Now]
Moneyline -148/+120 [Bet Now]
Over/Under 48.5 [Bet Now]
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Most bettors probably aren’t punching in their college football wagers until Saturday morning, but sharps aren’t most bettors.

They’ve picked out one mispriced opening line on the Week 3 slate, and it’s been plummeting all afternoon as a result. Let’s take a look.

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Florida Atlantic vs. Georgia Southern Early Sharp Action

We need to start by noting that FAU cancelled practice Tuesday as a result of several positive COVID tests. And in the year that is 2020, handicapping games does involve taking that somewhat unpredictable aspect into account.

But whether or not that’s been the reason for sharps’ action on Georgia Southern today, there is no denying that attraction. The Eagles have gone from +5.5 down to just +2.5 (and even further at some shops) since the start of the day, which is already a major move based solely on its size. But furthermore, it is even more significant considering the importance of the numbers 3 and 4 in football spread betting.


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And while Georgia Southern has been the popular side — it’s attracted a 72% backing — I don’t think many recreational bettors are hustling to get a Conference USA-Sun Belt matchup bet in on a Tuesday afternoon. In other words, that 72% should not be looked at the same way it would be in the hours leading up to a Sunday Night football matchup, for example.

Even more telling, that backing has also driven almost all of the money (96%) hitting this spread, meaning the Eagles are attracting bigger bets — the ones more likely to come from sharps.

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