Sharp Money Continues to Flow on Michigan-Ohio State

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  • Sharp bettors wasted no time jumping on Michigan for Saturday's 2018 edition of "The Game" against Ohio State (12 p.m. ET, FOX).
  • Professional money once again hit the market Tuesday, forcing oddsmakers to make another significant adjustment to the betting line.
  • Using The Action Network's betting tools, we analyze how wiseguy action is moving this line.

Earlier this week, I analyzed how early action from sharp bettors was shaping the line for Saturday’s game between Michigan and Ohio State (12 p.m. ET, FOX).

Wiseguys wasted no time hitting the opener for “The Game,” immediately moving the line from Wolverines -3.5 to -4.

From Sunday through Tuesday, the line ping-ponged between -3.5 and -4 a handful of times as books took balanced action, according to The Action Network’s public betting data.

Professionals once again joined the party, moving the line one-full point in a span of three minutes on Tuesday night.

At approximately 9:43 p.m. ET Tuesday, Michigan sat as a 3.5-point road favorite over Ohio State.

However, that’s when wiseguy action hit the market, driving the number up to Wolverines -4.5.

Sports Insights’ Bet Signals — which track and report professional betting action in real-time — triggered a Steam Move at Michigan -4, explaining the quick, yet significant market adjustment.

Steam is defined as sudden, uniform line movement across the betting market that is caused by sharps betting the same side of a game at multiple sportsbooks, all at once.

Fifty-five percent of spread tickets are currently backing Michigan, but our betting tools suggest sharps are aligned with the Wolverines against the Buckeyes on Saturday.

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