Sharp Action Still Hitting Virginia Tech vs. Georgia Tech On Saturday Morning
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- Betting lines for Saturday's slate have been available for close to a week, but sharps are still finding value on gameday.
- See how they're playing the Georgia Tech vs. Virginia Tech point spread.
Football betting is unique for several reasons, one of which being that (most) games are available in the market for close to a full week. That gives bettors and oddsmakers plenty of time to work off one another and settle lines at the most accurate numbers heading into kickoff.
For that reason, some of today’s games will see little to no line movement in the final hours before kickoff. Virginia Tech vs. Georgia Tech is not one of them.
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Virginia Tech vs. Georgia Tech Sharp Betting Report
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Oddsmakers have seemingly had a tough time with this point spread throughout the week. The earliest books to market listed Virginia Tech as a full-touchdown favorite (-7), but were immediately convinced by early sharp action that that spread was too high. The line hasn’t reached that mark since, but it’s not because of Georgia Tech’s popularity.
In fact, given the 79% backing of Virginia Tech, it’s likely that most bettors would still be happy to take the Hokies even if this spread returned to the seven-point mark.
Sharps, however, have not allowed that to happen.
Throughout the week, the number has bounced back and forth between Va. Tech -6.5 and -5.5, as sportsbooks have been weighing the action from their sharper customers against that of the vast majority.
Entering Saturday morning, the number sat at the higher end of that spectrum, but another influx of smart money around 9:45 a.m. ET has changed that.
Two Sports Insights Bet Signals — indicators of market-wide line movement as a result of professional action — hit Georgia Tech at +6.5, sending this line back down to a mix of +5.5s and +6s around the market.
As it stands now, the 21% of Yellow Jacket bettors have generated 43% of money, so while the monetary liability still stands on the Hokies, it’s clear that bigger bettors (another indication of sharper bettors) are taking the points.
Sharp angle: Georgia Tech (moved from +6.5 to +5.5) [In New Jersey? Bet now at PointsBet]