Sharp Money Responsible for Wake Forest-NC State Line Movement

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  • NC State is a 19-point home favorite against Wake Forest on Thursday night (7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN).
  • Sharp bettors have taken an interest in this game, driving significant line movement since this point spread opened.
  • Using Sports Insights' betting tools, we analyze how professional money is shaping this line.

Recreational bettors will gravitate toward tonight’s shockingly interesting Thursday Night Football matchup between the Carolina Panthers and Pittsburgh Steelers (8:20 p.m. ET, FOX).

However, that’s not the only football game being played on Thursday night. Wake Forest is visiting NC State (7:30 p.m. ET,  ESPN) in an ACC matchup that’s attracting attention from professional bettors.

Using Sports Insights’ betting tools, we can determine how sharp money has shaped this line throughout the week.

The Wolfpack opened as 15-point home favorites on Sunday.

And according to Sports Insights’ Bet Signals — which track sharp action in real-time — professional bettors steamed the opener of NC State -15, likely leveraging the breaking news that Wake Forest quarterback Sam Hartman would miss the rest of the season.

Wolfpack money continued to show up throughout the week, as 70% of tickets and 84% of dollars wagered on the spread have taken the home favorite.

Sharps once again hit NC State Thursday morning, evidenced by a Steam Move trigger at -18, which pushed the line up to -19 at BookMaker and -19.5 at a handful of other sportsbooks, including Pinnacle.

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