Sharp Money Finally Strikes LSU vs. Alabama Matchup

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Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Tua Tagovailoa

  • After a quiet start to the week, smart money finally hit Saturday's LSU vs. Alabama showdown (3:30 p.m. ET, CBS).
  • Learn how sharps are betting this matchup.

As recently as Wednesday morning, all was quiet regarding Saturday’s LSU vs. Alabama SEC showdown.

There had been very little spread and over/under movement, and that was to be expected considering the status of Tua Tagovailoa is still up in the air as the Crimson Tide quarterback continues to recover after undergoing surgery to repair a high-ankle sprain.

However, that all changed when sharps steamed this game shortly before 11:30 a.m. ET Wednesday.

Odds as of Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. ET and via PointsBet, where Action Network users can access an exclusive promotion to get a 200% deposit match (deposit $50, bet with $150).

With Tua still questionable this begs the question: Does someone out there with the resources to move the college football betting market know something we don’t? Or is this simply a midweek value play, or even a setup for another move closer to kickoff?

Let’s look at how the pros hit LSU vs. Alabama on Wednesday and its effect on the line.

LSU vs. Alabama Sharp Report

This total opened at 65 and betting has remained balanced, with 58% of bets landing on the under, but 53% of money on the over.

But according to Sports Insights’ Bet Signals, which track and report professional betting action in real time, sharps steamed the under Wednesday morning, driving the total down to 64 and even further at some sportsbooks.

With no recent news regarding Tua’s status, it is interesting to see money from respected bettors driving the LSU vs. Alabama over/under down, leaving us to wonder about the true motivation behind the move.

Sharp angle: Under (moved from 65 to 64) [In New Jersey? Bet now at PointsBet]

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