Where’s The Money Going In College Football Betting?
Sports betting is legal in more states than ever before and college football is in full swing. David Purdum of ESPN.com put together a piece (well worth an entire read) that broke down where the public has their money on this season. Let’s take a look at the highlights:
- Ohio State has more bets on them to win the national championship than any other program at the both the Westgate SuperBook and MGM.
- Clemson has the most money on them to win it all at Caesars Place, MGM, and William Hill. The Tigers have a whooping 22% of William Hill’s liability on them.
- Clemson opened as a +125 favorite to make the playoffs, though sharp money came in and pushed the line to -180 “We took some sharp money on Clemson,” Westgate director John Murray told Purdum. “I think we opened Clemson a little bit too high, because we had guys immediately come in and bet them at +125 and even money.”
- The largest season-win total bet the Westgate SuperBook had taken was on Oregon State. A house player, meaning a VIP casino guest, bet to win $80,000 on the Beavers to win less than 2.5 games at -130.
- Murray told Purdum that a sharp player bet Oklahoma at 6-1 to make the college football playoffs. The line has since been moved to 4-1.