Most Bet on Sides - December 29: Heavy Action on Irish

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Don Shapiro
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  • Notre Dame was seeing the most action early Saturday as the +11.5 underdog vs. Clemson

  • Most Saturday Bowl games seeing balanced action

  • UFC 232 fight between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson has Jones seeing around 58% of action


Notre Dame is seeing the most action early Saturday with plenty of brisk activity in store right through the late evening hours.

The Fighting Irish were coming in at +11.5.  This line had peaked at +13.5.  Most books opened at +11 and the 24 hour trend has been to move the line down a half point to a point.

Nearly 70% of the action was on Notre Dame.  Thus the move downward is an effort to balance action out.  We don't see any opinion here, however, the books will be exposed with Notre Dame.  They will want Clemson to cover by two touchdowns. 

The Florida vs. Michigan and Oklahoma vs. Alabama games are seeing heavy action but these are mostly balanced or skew either way depending on the book.

The UFC 232 fight later this evening will see significant wagering action with early action appearing to come in on Jon Jones at 58% with the line -260 to -300.  Jones is taking on Alexander Gustafsson at +235.

The Warriors were seeing better than 85% of the early action at -4 vs. Portland in the NBA.  This one opened at -3.5.  Any move back down could be an indication that the books are liking the Trailblazers here.

- Don Shapiro, Gambling911.com

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