Those sports betting lines are the ones you want to seriously look at. Sports betting lines that get serious movement and are not televised games are worth considering. In those cases the sports betting lines are probably being moved by one of the wise guys. Sports betting lines on games that are not on television go right over the heads of the general public.
In college football if it is not a marquee team like Ohio State, Michigan, Notre Dame, USC or others, then many gamblers ignore the sports betting lines altogether. What makes sportsbooks worry are the big moves on sports betting lines that are not on the high profile games. When betting lines on games that the public ignores start to move the sportsbook gets concerned that their sports betting lines are weak.
Sportsbooks will always be quick to correct their sports betting lines on the low profile games that are getting a lot of wagers on one side while a sportsbook will be far less likely to get nervous about a high profile game such as Monday Night Football. Big televised games that are getting too much action on one side are not a big concern to online sportsbooks because a lot of that money is from the public. Sportsbooks rarely get concerned about public money in terms of sports betting lines.
Sometimes the low profile games like added college football or added college basketball games fly right under the radar for many gamblers. The major professionals, however, do not ignore these games. That can be a big problem for online sportsbooks when they get one-sided on these betting lines. Getting one-sided on an NFL game is not as big a problem; in fact it could be a good thing, since the public is probably largely responsible for the big action.
Be aware of some of these lower profile betting lines. Remember that you get paid just the same if a team like Toledo covers the spread as you do when the Patriots cover. Don’t ignore the betting lines that don’t have the big TV game attached next to their names. It can definitely make you some money over the course of the season.