Auburn was fortunate to beat the Arkansas Razorbacks, while South Carolina blew out the Vanderbilt Commodores. So what are sports bettors doing? Here’s a look at where the public moved point spreads and point totals heading into the game.
All odds and info is provided by DraftKings Sportsbook.
Sportsbooks opened up with Auburn as three-point favorites, and DraftKings has the number set with the Tigers favored by 2.5 points. Auburn is seeing plenty of the action on its side with 65% of the bets including 77% of the handle.
Is the public right? It depends when bettors got the number. If Auburn bettors got this number at -2.5, that’s a significantly better side than Auburn -3.
The point total in this game opened at 49.5 at some sportsbook, and right now it’s at 52 on DraftKings. Lots of the action is coming on the over in this one, leading to the line movement. 81% percent of bets are on the over, and 73% of the money is going in on the over as well.
Is the public right? No. Money should be coming in on the under. Auburn’s strength is its running game, and South Carolina is allowing around 3.2 yards per carry through three games. This is too many points.
Auburn opened up at -141 on the moneyline with South Carolina +116 according to sportsbooks. On DraftKings, the Tigers are at -148 with South Carolina at +120. Sixty percent of bets are coming in on Auburn to win straight up including 70% of the handle.
Is the public right? Auburn should win this game and if it doesn’t, it’s going to be a tough time for Gus Malzahn. South Carolina might be worth it with plus money at home, but Tigers are probably the right play.
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