- The Villanova Wildcats are favored at -1100 to beat the Butler Bulldogs.
- The Duke Blue Devils have -170 short odds to beat the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
- The Liverpool Reds have -110 odds to beat the Tottenham Hotspur.
DURHAM, N.C. – Online sportsbooks are hosting betting lines for major games across the sports spectrum. Between college basketball and major soccer leagues, there are betting lines that can be exploited by sports bettors if done right.
These hidden lines can turn a favorite betting line into a more profitable outcome, and longshot odds into an even bigger return.
Sports bettors who look for these betting lines could go home being major winners after the games are done. The point of legal sports betting is to come to major winners after all.
Butler – Villanova
Butler Bulldogs Vs. Villanova Wildcats Odds:
- Moneyline: Villanova -1000, Butler +600
- Spread: Villanova +13.0
- Totals: Over/Under 132.5
Back in action tonight vs. Butler!
— Villanova MBB (@NovaMBB) December 16, 2020
Villanova is the clear favorite at online sportsbooks. The Wildcats are rank 7 and are currently sitting at 5-1 on the season. Butler has only played one game so far with an 1-0 record.
Smart money is on Villanova, but the -1000 moneyline odds make this betting line unattractive to many sports bettors.
The better move will be to take action on the totals. When taking the Under at 130.0, the odds are +115. Both Butler and Villanova are low scoring teams, and the Wildcats tend to thrive defensively.
Butler is also a strong defensive team, holding the Western Michigan Broncos to just 62 points in their one win this season. The Bulldogs only scored 66 points themselves.
Against the stronger defense of the Wildcats, Butler may be held to an even lower scoring night. Should Villanova hold the Bulldogs on defense, and Butler manages to hold Villanova on the other end, taking the under could exploit the sportsbook and turn a major profit.
Duke – Notre Dame
Duke Blue Devils Vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish Odds:
- Moneyline: Duke -170, Notre Dame +150
- Spread: Duke -3.0
- Totals: Over/Under 146.0
While the 21 ranked team Duke Blue Devils are the favorite, they are only favored to win by three points. Duke has been struggling all season, hosting a 2-2 record.
While Duke’s losses did come from two higher-ranked schools, No. 4 Michigan State Spartans and No. 13 Illinois Fighting Illini, it’s the way the Blue Devils lost that should have underdog bettors excited.
Notre Dame has not been consistent this season either, sitting at 2-2 themselves, but the Fighting Irish are coming off of a nail-biting 64-63 win against Kentucky in their last outing, and the momentum may catch Duke off guard.
If underdog college basketball bettors are going to take action on the longshot Fighting Irish, then you may want to look deeper in the sportsbook to turn the betting line more profitable.
Taking Notre Dame to win by three or more points turns the odds from +150 to +200. If you are going to take the longshot betting line anyway, leaning in on the Fighting Irish to win by a three-pointer is a great way to break the book.
Liverpool – Tottenham
Liverpool Reds Vs. Tottenham Hotspur Odds:
- Moneyline: Liverpool -115, Tottenham Hotspur +305, Draw +285
- Spread: Liverpool -115
- Totals: Over/Under 3.0
Premier League table:
— PL News (@PLNews5) December 15, 2020
Moving away from college basketball betting, those who take action on soccer have a major matchup to bet on.
While soccer bettors are leaning heavily on Liverpool, both clubs are neck and neck in terms of points at 25. Both teams also have identical win-loss records, and both are coming off of draws in their last games.
The +285 odds for the game ending in a Draw should be tempting to many sports bettors. The betting line to break the book, however, will be the spread.
If you’re confident that Liverpool will take the win, despite the even standing with Tottenham, then leaning in on the +150 odds for them to win by 1 or more points is the best way to go.
Should Liverpool win by 1 exactly, it would result in a push, should they win by 2 goals then sports bettors will be winning big.
More confident bettors may even want to take the +225 odds on liver pools -1.5 spread. A two-goal win would be even bigger payouts by breaking the book.
Sportsbooks alternate betting lines are the best way for bettors to capitalize on exploitable odds. Breaking the book is just a matter of finding the best line to wager on.
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