2021 College Football Odds, Picks & Predictions for UAB vs. Jacksonville State: How Big Money is Moving Wednesday Night’s Week 1 Spread

2021 College Football Odds, Picks & Predictions for UAB vs. Jacksonville State: How Big Money is Moving Wednesday Night’s Week 1 Spread article feature image

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  • UAB and Jacksonville State take center stage on the college football world on Wednesday night.
  • Jacksonville State is an FCS program originally opened as 14.5-point dogs.
  • See how big money came rushing into to change the line, below.

UAB vs. Jacksonville State Odds

UAB Odds-16.5
Jacksonville State Odds+16.5
Day/TimeWednesday, 7:30 p.m. ET

*College football odds updated as of Wednesday at 9:10 a.m. ET

Unless you're The Action Network's Senior Producer/"Reverse Run Line King"/cheese curd aficionado Matt Mitchell, you might not be aware of the fact there's a primetime college football game on ESPN tonight!

The holiday weekend's slate starts with UAB vs. Jacksonville State on Wednesday in a game that obviously isn't garnering near the attention of the much more high-profile matchups we'll see over the next five days.

Still, recreational bettors will likely jump at the chance to for a little nationally-televised football action, and based on our PRO betting tools, professionals have already played a key part in shaping UAB vs. Jacksonville odds that we see right now.

Let's examine how smart money from respected bettors is flowing on the UAB vs. Jacksonville State matchup.

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UAB vs. Jacksonville State Pick

Because Jacksonville State is an FCS program, odds for this college football matchup haven't been available for long. However, that hasn't stopped wiseguys from taking a clear position on the spread.

After UAB opened as a 14.5-point favorite over Jacksonville State at BetMGM, our tools have tracked three separate moves of sharp action hitting the Blazers, so it's no surprise to see this spread up to a consensus of 16.5 across the market.

In fact, The Action Network's public betting data is also showing 60% of the money backing the Blazers on just 43% of the tickets (click here to see betting percentages for every college football Week 1 matchup).

We refer these situations as "bets-vs.-dollars discrepancies" and they typically occur when one side of a given matchup is garnering bigger bets than the other, evidenced by significantly more money on a smaller percentage of actual tickets.

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