Sharp Bettors Buying Back Ohio vs. Bowling Green Point Spread

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  • Ohio is a heavy favorite over Bowling Green in one of tonight's two MACtion matchups.
  • The line has settled at Ohio -20.5, but not before being shaped by some sharp action.

It’s no Akron vs. Miami Ohio, but tonight’s Ohio vs. Bowling Green matchup has still sent oddsmakers into the three-score point spread range.

In second place in the MAC East, Ohio opened as an 18-point road favorite over the fifth-place Falcons. But even though their conference record is just a game better, the Bobcats have generated 70% of bets as a heavy favorites, and oddsmakers have responded by increasing the projected margin.

Over the past few days, this spread has gradually increased in half-point increments, finally reaching the three-touchdown mark of -21 last night into this morning.

That’s when sharps stepped in.

Ohio vs. Bowling Green Sharp Betting Report

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Perhaps anticipating the spread to reach the key number, wiseguys waited around for the full 21 points before getting down on Bowling Green, and according to Sports Insights’ Bet Signals, they did so in a big way.

Four signals, which track and record instances of professional action in the market, hit Bowling Green between 9 p.m. ET on Monday and 10 a.m. this morning. All four came at +21, illustrating the importance of the key number in sharps’ minds, and that onslaught of smart money convinced sportsbooks to reverse directions, even if it’s given the majority of bettors an easier cover. The line now sits at Ohio -20.5 across most of the market.

Sharp angle: Bowling Green (moved from +21 to +20.5) [In New Jersey? Bet now at PointsBet]

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