Which games are bettors most excited about in college football? Our friends at Sports Insights can tell us. Using the tools available to Sportsbook Insider members we can see which games are the most heavily bet on Saturday.
Here is a look at the most anticipated games in Week 3 of college football.
Note: The number of bets placed will significantly increase (4 to 5 times) as game time approaches.
No. 3 Ohio State at No. 14 Oklahoma (13,885 bets)
The Buckeyes and Sooners were named the top two programs of all-time last month by the Associated Press. With ravenous fan bases, this is one of the most anticipated matchups of the weekend. The public has sided with the Buckeyes, which isn’t surprising. Many gamblers were burned in Week 1 when Houston upset Oklahoma. Plus, Urban Meyer is one of the most profitable coaches in college football.
Over 75% of the bets and money are on Ohio State to cover; yet there has been reverse line movement.
Reverse line movement is an indication of smart money. Who will cash tickets on Saturday, the sharps or the squares?
No. 2 Florida State at No. 10 Louisville (10,906 bets)
This game really comes down to Lamar Jackson vs. the Noles defense. In two games, albeit against weak competition, Jackson has helped Louisville rack up 1,508 yards and 132 points (18 touchdowns)! Florida State’s defense though is fast and aggressive. This will likely be the best unit Jackson squares off against all season.
Betting action on this game is fairly even with a slight lean toward the Noles (road favorites of 1 to 3 points, depending on the sportsbook).
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No. 1 Alabama at No. 19 Ole Miss (8,981 bets)
Can the Rebels become the first team since 1999 to beat Nick Saban three times in a row? The sportsbooks and bettors alike don’t think so. Alabama opened as 9 point road favorites in Oxford. Over 80% of the money is on Bama to cover, the line is now Ole Miss +11.