Miami vs. Louisville Odds, Sharp Betting Pick: Hurricanes Now Favored Saturday Night

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Miami vs. Louisville Odds

Miami Odds -1.5 [Bet Now]
Louisville Odds +1.5 [Bet Now]
Over/Under 65.5 [Bet Now]
Time 7:30 p.m. ET
TV ABC

Odds as of 2:20 p.m. ET and via DraftKings. Get up to a $1,000 sign-up bonus at DraftKings today or see more offers and reviews for the best online sportsbooks.


If this is the first you’re seeing of tonight’s Miami-Louisville odds, well, you’ve missed a little bit. As in, you’ve missed nearly a full week of the opposite side being favored.

From Sunday afternoon until just over an hour ago, the minus sign sat next to Louisville, not Miami. And even during their six-day stint as favorites, the Cardinals were able to attract a majority backing (since this spread became available, 63% of bettors have taken Louisville).

So why did oddsmakers switch over to the Canes? You could probably guess from this article’s title, but we’ll break it down using our new PRO Report feature anyway.

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Miami vs. Louisville PRO Report

As of Saturday afternoon, Miami is lighting up both the “Sharp Action” and “Big Money” indicators on our report.

Here’s what that means.

Sharp Action

Any time the line moves away from the popular side — all else remaining equal — you can feel pretty confident that sharps are involved somehow. That’s been confirmed in this case by Sports Insights’ Bet Signals.

Five signals — triggered by market movement that comes specifically as a result of sharp action — have hit Miami since this line opened. The most recent two came just today, and served as the final straw in pushing the Hurricanes to the minus side.

Sharp Action edge: Miami

Big Money

Also pointing toward a sharp backing of Miami has been the discrepancy between bets and money landing on this spread. While Louisville has been the more popular pick, its 63% backing has generated only 41% of actual money, meaning bigger bettors — the ones more likely to be sharps — have been playing the Canes.

Big Monday edge: Miami

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