The 2016 college football season kicks off in Australia this Friday when Hawaii takes on California. Here is everything you need to know from a betting perspective about the first game of the season.
Where’s the Money Going?
Nearly 60% of the tickets and 70% of the money bet on the spread is on Cal to cover.
Nearly 70% of bets (the line moved from 62.5 at open) are on the over.
Since 2005, 56-73 ATS, -19.9 units.
14-12 ATS in non-conference games
17-21 ATS as double-digit favorites
Since 2005, 65-65 ATS, -3.1 units
26-21 ATS in non-conference games
19-17 ATS as double-digit underdog
Hawaii ranks 121st out of 128 teams in Football Outsiders college football projections. Cal is not a great team but with Texas Tech transfer Davis Webb taking over for the departed Jared Goff at quarterback, the Bears should have enough to easily dispatch the Warriors. Cal is a -1300 money-line favorite at 5Dimes, the implied odds give the Golden Bears a 92.9% chance to win.
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