I'm recommending a play on Texas A&M ML -130 against Arkansas this weekend.
There's been a lot of concern regarding the focus level of the Aggies. They've had nonstop disciplinary problems. It's a complete zoo of a program - these kids are playing for the name on the back of their jersey, not the name on the front. But if any spot is going to capture the attention of these future NFL savages, it's going to be this big glitzy rivalry game contested at Jerry World. This game is quite literally "bigger than Dallas".
But let’s put aside all of the fundamental analysis...such as how this player matches up against that player...or how this staff will scheme against that staff.
This handicap boils down to recognizing a classic "head fake".
Syndicates are known to "dummy up" games on occasion. They faux bet one side in order to get a number to where they want it before REALLY firing. This is one of those games. The odds opened A&M -2.5 and came down all the way to -1 before being briskly bid back up to its current -2.
(I fully expect this number to be -2.5 and shaded with Aggie juice by kickoff...Vegas won't let it touch the key 3.)
Here's what you really need to know:
When you see a line whipsawing this early in the week, it smacks of market manipulation. I know for a fact that serious professional syndicates have already established large postions on Texas A&M at -1 and -1.5.
To be honest, I was originally leaning Arkansas based on fundamental metrics. But I'm going to respect this head fake. And I'm also going to take out all of the slack, and just play A&M on the ML.
what a wonderful write up, thank you for sharing!
i've been hesitant on texas a&m cause of their qb situation. arkansas offense isn't the strongest either but their pass rush could be a threat. also need to remember arkansas has covered at a much higher percentage than a&m has on a neutral field lately (arkansas 4-0 ats in last 4 and texas a&m 1-4 ats in last 5 neutral games)