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 5 of college football.
Note: The number of bets placed will significantly increase (4 to 5 times) as game time approaches.
No. 5 Clemson vs. No. 3 Louisville (16,465 bets)
Bobby Petrino’s club is one of the biggest surprises in college football. Louisville is 4-0 with a dominating win over Florida State. Sitting at No. 3 in the polls, a win at Clemson would put the Cardinals in the driver seat for a spot in the College Football Playoff.
Clemson opened as a small home favorite (-2.5) but all the action has come in on Louisville. The Cardinals are now nearly field goal favorites in Death Valley.
Louisville has passed every test this season. Can the Cardinals upended Clemson or will it be the Tigers that avoid a Clemsoning?
No. 4 Michigan vs. No. 8 Wisconsin (10,198 bets)
Wisconsin heads to the Big House for a matchup against Michigan, a team the Badgers haven’t played in six years. This game has major College Football Playoff implications as each team jockeys for position in the Big Ten.
These programs feature strong defensive units. Wisconsin has allowed just 11. 8 points per game helping the team spring upsets against LSU and Michigan State. Like the Badgers, Michigan can dominate on that side of the ball as well. Through four games the Wolverines have allowed 13.8 points per game. Michigan has also been blowing teams away offensively leading to an average margin of victory of 52 points.
Jim Harbaugh’s team is a double-digit favorite at home but the majority of the bets and money are on the Badgers to cover.
No. 25 Georgia vs. No. 11 Tennessee (9,393 bets)
Tennessee looked impressive in a second half comeback against Florida last week. Joshua Dobbs threw for 319 yards and four touchdowns in the win reaffirming the Vols as the favorites in the SEC East. Georgia on the other hand got humiliated at Ole Miss. Without a healthy Nick Chubb the same could happen against Tennessee.
The Bulldogs are three point underdogs at home. Over 75% of the bets and 85% of the money are on Tennessee to cover.