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Sharp Action Driving Kent State-Buffalo Line Movement

Nov 06, 2018 5:45 PM EST

Mike Granse-USA TODAY Sports Pictured: Kent State Golden Flashes quarterback Woody Barrett

  • Since opening at +22.5, Kent State has moved all the way to +17 tonight against Buffalo (7:30 p.m. ET, ESPNU).
  • Sports Insights' Bet Signals reveal that sharp action is the reason for the line move.

Seriously, what can’t you bet on tonight? Between election props, college hoops, NBA and NHL, there’s plenty of action to go around before even getting to the most heavily bet event of the night.

That event would be tonight’s college football matchup between Kent State and Buffalo, which is still on pace to slightly edge out Duke vs. Kentucky in terms of total betting tickets.

This game opened on Sunday with Buffalo (8-1) listed as a 22.5-point favorite over Kent (2-7) at Pinnacle.

Some immediate sharp money hit the Golden Flashes to bring them down to three-touchdown dogs.

At 2 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Kent State was still listed at +21. Now, just two hours later, the Flashes are sitting at +17.

Two Sports Insights Bet Signals have been triggered on Kent State since then, which have played a large role in the line move.

Kent State is also receiving a substantially higher money than bet percentage (45% and 30%, respectively), meaning that bigger bettors — more likely to be sharps — are on the Golden Flashes.

With 17 being a semi-key number in college football, it’ll be interesting to see if the momentum continues to bring this line down, or if it has moved so far that sharps will now look to buy back the value.

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