Reverse Line Movement Alert on Jones vs. St. Preux

Online sportsbooks are receiving a large volume of wagers on Jon Jones to defeat Ovince Saint Preux in tonight's UFC 197 main event.

Betting website Pinnacle Sports has shifted the line on Jones to win outright from -569 all the way up to -591, with a high of -596.

Whenever online sportsbooks receive lopsided action (typically with more money from bettors considered "sharp" or professional), the line will typically get shorter (odds become more unfavorable) as the market reacts.

In some cases, there may be what's known as reverse line movement (RLM) which occurs when the larger percentage of bets are on the fighter whose odds are improving.

In this case, that's exactly what has happened as according to the wagering consensus data at the SBR UFC odds grid, a majority of wagers (59%) are on Saint Preux, yet the odds are continuing to get better for Saint Preux, as shown in the below line history chart.

4/23/2016 12:21   -591   +475
4/23/2016 11:06   -596   +479
4/23/2016 6:02   -588   +473
4/23/2016 5:57   -578   +466
4/23/2016 1:06   -569   +460
4/22/2016 16:41   -562   +455
4/22/2016 14:42   -559   +453
4/19/2016 18:47   -555   +450
4/19/2016 5:17   -541   +440
4/18/2016 13:50   -573   +463
4/15/2016 6:32   -520   +425
4/12/2016 15:03   -513   +420
4/10/2016 10:57   -506   +415
4/10/2016 10:57   -500   +411
4/6/2016 1:03   -499   +410
4/6/2016 1:01   -496   +408
4/5/2016 16:53   -492   +405
4/5/2016 16:52   -506   +415
4/5/2016 16:47   -486   +401
4/5/2016 16:46   -510   +418
4/5/2016 16:41

  -485

  +400

Online sportsbooks will continue to adjust their odds as more volume is received from professionals and average Joe bettors alike. For fight predictions and video analysis on UFC 197, visit the UFC Picks page.

Sportsbook Review has also released a UFC betting directory showing all prop wagers on tonight's UFC 197 main event tilt. The betting websites are all in good standing with players with no outstanding complaints on file.

 
 

 


 

Posters' Poll Pts Rating
#1 5Dimes 675
#2 Heritage 665
#3 Bookmaker 380
#4 Pinnacle 310
#5 BetOnline 165
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