Wake and Rake: Professionals Jumping on Boston College-Wake Forest Game
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- Thursday's Boston College (-5.5) at Wake Forest matchup is attracting significant attention from professional bettors.
- With Hurricane Florence heading toward North Carolina, kickoff was moved up to 5:30 p.m. ET in an attempt to beat the weather.
- Wiseguys are now confident enough in the bad weather to get down their action, and the betting line has revealed what they like.
For the second time in three weeks, sharp bettors are eyeing a Wake Forest college football game as one offering betting value.
From a betting market perspective, Week 3 has been very unique with Hurricane Florence bearing down on the coasts of North and South Carolina, sending betting lines all over the place based on the most recent forecasts.
Because of this, there aren’t many games with the traditional one-sided professional action that we look for with Wake and Rake, due to lines bouncing back and forth throughout the week.
However, by digging into line movement from the last few days, we can identify how these matchups are being bet, especially by leaning on the most recent line data as the hurricane’s path becomes more clear.
After doing this, I’ve pinpointed Thursday’s Boston College-Wake Forest (5:30 p.m.) game as one attracting sneaky wiseguy action.
The kickoff of this game was moved up to 5:30 p.m. ET in an attempt to beat Hurricane Florence, but professional bettors still expect the weather to have a major effect on this matchup.
This over/under has bounced all over the place, but with kickoff fewer than 36 hours away, bettors think the forecast is accurate enough to start getting down their action.
The total ballooned to 54.5 at BookMaker Tuesday afternoon before steady wiseguy money drove the number down to 53.
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When two teams averaging at least 215 yards on the ground play each other and the total is below 59, the under is 136-90-4 (60.2%) since 2005. Throw in consistent 12-14 mph winds and it’s easy to see why money has come in on the under since yesterday.
While BookMaker is at 53, there are still plenty of sportsbooks still offering 53.5, so it should be easy to shop around and lock in that number.