Sharps Betting USC vs. Colorado Spread Friday Night
James Snook-USA TODAY Sports. D.J. Oats
- USC is now a 10.5-point favorite against Colorado tonight in Boulder (9 p.m. ET, ESPN2).
- Sharp bettors have played a pivotal role in shaping that point spread, and the tools at The Action Network have revealed their one-sided opinion.
Compared to some of the previous pre-Saturday slates this season, this week’s has been a bit of a letdown. I mean, no one should be complaining about last night’s SMU-Houston matchup (which was a hell of a ride for any bettor involved), but in terms of quantity, it’s been lacking.
With only two kick-offs scheduled before Saturday, all the attention from bettors looking for some football has turned to one game tonight. And that includes sharps.
They’ve got nowhere else to look but USC vs. Colorado, and they’ve apparently liked what they’ve seen.
That was especially the case early in the week, as this line reached USC -14 in a few spots. Two touchdowns was too many according to sharps, and they didn’t allow those 14’s to last long.
Two Sports Insights Bet Signals — triggered by market-wide movement as a result of sharp action — revealed sharp moves on Colorado at +14, with one coming on Monday and another on Tuesday.
As a result, much of the week saw this line camped in the 13/13.5-point range, and the question became whether sharps would buy back the Trojans inside the key number, continue to hammer away at the Buffs or simply not want any part of the new number.
On Thursday evening into this morning, we got our answer — and it was a no-doubter.
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Just before 8 p.m. ET last night, two more Bet Signals hit Colorado at +13.5, revealing for the first time that sharps were okay with missing out on the key two-touchdown spread. That notion was further stressed by another signal on Friday morning at +12.5, meaning even getting 13 points was deemed unnecessary for value.
All of that has brought us to a new consensus of USC -11.5, but we’ve still yet to see a sign of buyback on the favorite.
It’s also worth noting that the movement has come despite a heavy majority (70%) of bettors taking the Trojans. With sharps going the other way, though, the money percentages look quite a bit different, as Colorado holds a 54% edge.
Sharp angle: Colorado (moved from +14 to +11.5) [In New Jersey? Bet now at PointsBet]