An outlier opening line on USC-Oregon State prompted a flood of bets on the underdog Beavers this week and left one sportsbook with more money at stake on the Pac-12 tilt than any of the week's NFL games.
Caesars Sportsbook on Sunday opened USC as a 13.5-point favorite over Oregon State. Minutes later, oddsmakers at Circa Sports put up the Trojans as only a 5-point favorite.
Bettors pounced on the discrepancy, causing the line to drop significantly at Caesars and tick up slightly at other sportsbooks, before settling at consensus number of USC -6 on Sunday night. «We had a high opinion on [USC],» said Joey Feazel, lead college football trader for Caesars Sportsbook. «So we put out a number to kind of attract Oregon State money.
And it worked.» Action from influential bettors came in on the Beavers immediately at Caesars, and Feazel moved the line down aggressively.Read more on espn.com