Sharp Action Already Moving Ohio State-Penn State Betting Line

Sep 24, 2018 4:07 PM EDT
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  • The majority of bettors are taking Ohio State (-3.5) against Penn State in college football's Week 5.
  • Using The Action Network's betting tools, we break down how professional bettors are approaching this game.

Saturday’s Ohio State-Penn State game (7:30 p.m. ET) is undoubtedly the marquee matchup in Week 5. This Big Ten clash is already the most heavily bet college football game of the weekend, and recreational bettors aren’t the only ones jumping on the early line.

The Buckeyes opened as 4-point road favorites and are attracting 56% of tickets and 76% of dollars in early betting. While Ohio State is attracting the majority of action, the line has dropped to -3.5.

Sports Insights’ Bet Signals, which track sharp action in real time across the sports betting market, have already triggered one Steam Move and one Reverse Line move on Penn State.


>> Check out Sports Insights’ Bet Signals to track sharp action for college football’s entire Week 5 slate.


The combination of public betting data and sharp money indicators reveal that professional money is clearly responsible for this line movement.

With the line now nearing the key number of 3, it’ll be interesting to monitor whether Penn State money continues to flow throughout the week, and whether there’s Ohio State buyback waiting should the line trickle to Buckeyes -3.

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