Wake and Rake: Sharp Money All Over Wake Forest-Tulane

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  • Wake Forest opened as an 8-point favorite for Thursday's game against Tulane (8 p.m. ET).
  • This matchup is attracting significant attention from professional college football bettors.
  • Using The Action Network's betting tools, we analyze and pinpoint how sharp bettors are approaching this game.

After getting a taste of college football action on Saturday, the first full week of the 2018 season starts Thursday night. It’s been a long offseason with lines available since May for most games, yet recreational bettors will still wait until the last minute before getting in their wagers.

While the public will certainly be late to the party, professionals have been jumping on the value of this weekend’s Week 1 matchups all summer.

Thursday’s Wake Forest-Tulane (8 p.m. ET) matchup has been a consistent target of sharp money throughout the month of August, and a quick look at The Action Network’s betting tools reveals which bet they’re so feverishly making.

Wake Forest opened as an 8-point favorite against Tulane and is attracting 67% of all spread tickets wagered on this game.However, according to our college football public betting data, 75% of money wagered on this matchup is backing Tulane.

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Sports Insights’ Bet Signals — which track and report what professionals are betting in real-time — are lighting up the Green Wave, revealing that it’s not just one-sided money on Tulane, it’s sharp money.

Oddsmakers have reacted to the onslaught of Tulane action by adjusting this number through the key number of 7 to -6.5 at most sportsbooks across the betting market.

Wake Forest will be without starting quarterback Kendall Hinton for three games, including this one, after he was suspended in June. True freshman early enrollee Sam Hartman will start in his place.