How Sharp Bettors Are Moving Washington State vs. Houston Odds on Friday Night
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- The Action Network's tools show how sharp bettors are affecting the odds for Washington State vs. Houston on Friday night.
Thankfully we don’t have to wait until Saturday for some decent college football action in Week 3.
At 6 p.m. ET, undefeated North Carolina (with both wins coming as an underdog) travels to Winston-Salem for a cross-state matchup with undefeated Wake Forest. The Heels are once against listed as underdogs, but are finally getting some love from bettors, collecting 54% of bets.
In the nightcap, No. 20 Washington State visits Houston in a game that should display some offensive firepower. The two teams have combined for 185 points through the first two weeks, a cumulative average of 46.25 points per game.
And somewhere in between, BC hosts Kansas.
As for the one drawing the most significant one-sided action from sharps …
All odds as of Friday at 10:15 a.m. ET and via PointsBet, where Action Network users get an exclusive 200% deposit match (deposit $50, bet with $150).
Washington State at Houston Sharp Report
9:15 p.m. ET | ESPN
This over/under opened at 75, the highest number on the Week 3 slate. That’s no longer the case thanks to some professional under action.
Sixty-eight percent of the tickets on this total have landed on the over, which is often the case in these expected high-scoring games (and most other games, really). No one wants to root for punts and turnovers; we’d all rather see big offensive plays. So when a total drops despite a heavy over backing, you can assume there’s a good chance that sharps probably have something to do with it.
Our Sports Insights Bet Signals have triggered six steam and reverse line moves on the under — at numbers from 76 to the current 73.5 — with no conflicting signs the other way.
The most recent move brought the market to a consensus of 73, but with 66% of dollars also hitting the over, the monetary liability has inched the total back up by a half point. Time will tell whether sharps feel like hammering the under 73.5 once more.
Sharp angle: Under (moved from 76 to 73.5)