Stuckey: Where to Find Betting Value in Saturday’s College World Series Matchups
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- The College World Series doesn't attract all that much betting action, but Stuckey thinks that helps bettors gain an edge over the bookmakers.
- He breaks down two games on Saturday: Michigan vs. Texas Tech and Arkansas vs. Florida State.
I believe college baseball, particularly the College World Series, has some real potential to become more popular amongst bettors in the future. For now, it remains more of a fringe betting event for the rare die-hard followers or those looking for action after the conclusion of both the NHL and NBA seasons.
However, as a result of that lack of interest, I think you can find some real edges in the market — primarily because oddsmakers just don’t put too much resources into setting lines for the College World Series.
Now, they do control that potential risk with limits, but that creates betting opportunities albeit for smaller amounts.
That brings us to the two games on the docket for Saturday.
Game 1: Michigan vs. Texas Tech
- Game Time: Saturday, 2 p.m. ET
- Odds: Texas Tech -165, Total 11
Game 2: Florida State vs. Arkansas
- Game Time: Saturday, 7 p.m. ET
- Odds: Arkansas -200, Total 10.5
I will be taking the same approach with each — and likely once again with the two games on Sunday.