Oklahoma vs. LSU Late Sharp Betting Pick: Pros Moving College Football Playoff Odds Before Peach Bowl
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- Late sharp betting action hit the LSU vs. Oklahoma odds, driving the spread down to Sooners +12 just before kickoff.
- There should be live betting opportunities if you're interested in taking Oklahoma given the points expected to be scored.
In the three weeks that the College Football Playoff odds have been live, we’ve seen impressively little movement.
Oddsmakers’ initial reads on the games — save for an unpredictable change to Oklahoma’s personnel situation — look to have been spot on, as no side or total was more than a point off its opening number heading into Saturday.
That’s no longer the case, however, as sportsbooks have made another move on the Oklahoma vs. LSU spread, and it looks as though sharp action is the likely cause.
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Entering the day, LSU was a full two-touchdown favorite (-14) over the Sooners, but as had happened a number of times since the spread opened, sharps took the opportunity to take the points, triggering a fourth Sports Insights Bet Signal — an indicator of sharp action — on Oklahoma at +14.
That sent the spread back to +13.5, continuing the back-and-forth pattern on and off the key number. This time, though, the movement didn’t stop after just a half point.
In fact, even with the majority of bets (56%) landing on LSU, the Peach Bowl spread has not only continued to another somewhat key number of 13, but has fallen even further to a consensus 12.5, with some books going all the way down to 12 or 11.5.
With an hour until kickoff, it’s certainly possible that bettors looking for discounted LSU price could buy back this number, but for now it’s pretty apparent that the late pro money is landing on the Sooners.
Sharp angle: Oklahoma (moved from +13.5 to +12.5)