The ongoing Cam Newton investigation has sportsbooks taking this Saturday’s game between the Georgia Bulldogs and Auburn Tigers down, making the game unavailable for public betting. According to David Payne at Covers.com, a major professional bettor laid money on Georgia at 9:07 this morning. Shortly after, sportsbooks started taking the game down. As Covers.com shares:
“We’re hearing reports that Cameron Newton’s status may be a game-time decision,” said Stoneback, Wednesday morning. “A professional player came in this morning bet Georgia and soon after we got an alert from one of our services about the news.”
The game’s line is currently off at Sportsbetting.com, Bodog.com, Sportsbook.com, and others. Bodog has posted a “BET LIVE” notice, indicating the game won’t be available until Newton is either officially on the field or ruled out.
The line is still up at our own Odds Shark listings center, though there’s no actual way to gamble through that listing. It is noteworthy that the line has slipped. Auburn opened as a 9.5-point favorite, which is now down to 7.
As far as whether Newton will be playing on Saturday, this might just be a speculation stampede, or some of these high rollers might know something we don’t yet. We’ll stay tuned.