Bettors flock to Oregon after sportsbook first line backs USC with nearly two touchdowns

Unusual opening line at USC-Oregon State floods betting on underdog Beavers this week, with more money hanging in the Pac-12 trend than any NFL game that week One sportsbook is left.

Caesars Sportsbook on Sunday opened USC as the 13.5-point favorite over Oregon State. A few minutes later, the Circa Sports oddsmakers listed the Trojans as the favourites, with just five points. Bettors jumped on the discrepancy, and after a large drop in the line at Caesars and a slight rise at other sportsbooks, he settled for the consensus number at USC -6 on Sunday night.

“We had high opinions [USC]said Joey Feazel, Lead College Football Trader at Caesars Sportsbook. And it worked. “

Action from influential bettors soon reached the Beavers at Caesars, with Fiesel aggressively lowering the line. According to odds provider Don Best Sports’ line archive, the Caesars were down from USC -13.5 within 30 minutes. It went to -9 and -7 less than two hours after posting the opening number.

On Thursday, the Caesars reported that 88.2% of the money wagered on the USC-Oregon points spread went to the underdog Beavers.

Meanwhile, sportsbooks that opened USC as less than a touchdown favorite reported biased behavior against Trojans.At DraftKings, 79% of the game’s spreads were bet on USC, while Westgate Las In the Vegas SuperBook there were seven bets on Trojans against one on Beavers.

SuperBook executive director John Murray said: “The Trojan horse is again the darling of the public.”

Midway through the week, more money was wagered on the USC-Oregon spread than any other Week 3 NFL game. The stakes on NFL games are usually lower than those on college football games, with both teams undefeated and the Trojans ranking him No. 7.

Fiesel bounced off a possible opening line from a colleague on Sunday, saying they had come to a consensus that USC should be a double-digit favorite. He said he didn’t think it would change, but acknowledged the dangers of opening numbers that move significantly.

Some professional bettors want to play both sides of the game regularly to reduce risk and gain a winning margin to win both bets. For example, a bettor may have scored Oregon +13.5 at Caesars and at Circa he USC -5. If the Trojan wins by more than 6 and he less than 14, the bettor wins both bets. The points provided by the sportsbook team doesn’t matter if the discrepancy in his spread is large enough. An experienced bettor will bet on a variety of numbers, especially if he includes the most common winning margins such as 3 and 7.

“I definitely don’t want to lose both,” said Feesel. “You’re striving to get to the right number, but at some point you have to take that risk and understand that there can be an in-between.”


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