College Football Sharp Report: 4 Saturday Games Drawing Pro Action
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- Four games on Saturday's college football slate have been hit by some significant sharp action.
- See how the pros are betting Georgia vs. Florida, Air Force vs. Army and two other matchups.
Sharps wasted no time hitting this week’s biggest matchup. As PJ Walsh noted earlier in the week, pros came down hard on Georgia’s opening number right away, finding plenty of value in the initial -3.5, driving the line up to -5/5.5 immediately.
Since that point, a bit more movement has come on the spread, but the heavier dose of recent sharp action has hit the total. On top of that, sharps are hitting three other Saturday games:
- Army vs. Air Force (3:30 p.m. ET)
- UNLV vs. Colorado State (3:30 p.m. ET)
- New Mexico vs. Nevada (10:30 p.m. ET)
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Georgia vs. Florida
3:30 p.m. ET | CBS
As mentioned, this game brought on some early professional action right away. Six Sports Insights Bet Signals — triggered by line moves as a result of sharp action — hit Georgia on Monday alone at lines of -3.5 and -4, sending the spread up to -5.
Most bettors (67%) haven’t been willing to lay the points, but with bigger bets hitting the Bulldogs (51% of actual money), this spread is now up to -6.
As for the total, it’s come down by a field goal, dropping from 47.5 to 44.5 behind two more SI Bet Signals at numbers of 47 and 46.
Sharp angles: Georgia (moved from -3.5 to -6), Under (moved from 47.5 to 44.5) [In New Jersey? Bet now at PointsBet]
Army vs. Air Force
3:30 p.m. ET | CBS Sports Network
Games between Service Academy teams don’t often feature spreads over two touchdowns, and because of their playing styles, 63% of bettors are happily taking the points with the Black Knights. Sharps, however, aren’t among that majority.
Forty-seven percent of actual money has landed on the favorite, and Air Force has increased from its low-water mark inside of two touchdowns (-13) up to the current line of -15.5.
Five SI Bet Signals have hit the Falcons since this line opened, including one at -14.5, meaning pros still see value in the spread beyond the key number of -14.
Sharp angle: Air Force (moved from -13 to -15.5) [In New Jersey? Bet now at PointsBet]
UNLV vs. Colorado State
3:30 p.m. ET | SportsNet RM
All right, so it’s not the game you had circled on Saturday’s slate — good luck even finding a way to watch it — but that doesn’t mean it’s not offering value, and the sharp action in the betting market has revealed the valuable side.
After opening at -9.5, reaching -10 early in the week and driving 79% of bets on the spread, Colorado State is now down to a current consensus of -7 …
Sharps have been all over the road dog, triggering three SI Bet Signals at lines of +10 and +8.5, getting oddsmakers to drop this line despite the liability on the other side.
Sharp angle: UNLV (moved from +10 to +7) [In New Jersey? Bet now at PointsBet]
New Mexico vs. Nevada
11 p.m. ET | ESPNU
Bettors seem a bit torn on this game, as neither side has dominated the ticket distribution. Fifty-three percent of bets have landed on New Mexico, and sharps look to be among that group.
The Lobos opened as 6.5-point favorites, and pros never even gave this line a chance to reach the key number of +7 before hammering the points.
Three more Bet Signals have been triggered on New Mexico throughout the week at lines ranging from +6.5 to +5. As a result, this line is now a half-point off the other key number at +3.5.
Sharp angle: New Mexico (moved from +6.5 to +3.5) [In New Jersey? Bet now at PointsBet]