2021 College Football Week 1: Temple v. Rutgers Most Wagered on Game by Tickets
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The most-bet game based on total tickets at BetMGM is Saturday’s matchup between Temple and Rutgers at 12 p.m. ET.
The game was postponed from Thursday after the remnants of Hurricane Ida stormed through the Northeast earlier this week.
BetMGM has a strong presence in New Jersey — where Rutgers is based — and Pennsylvania, where Temple is located.
The sportsbook is only otherwise available in Michigan, Nevada, Iowa, West Virginia, Indiana, Tennessee, Colorado, Virginia and outside Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Rutgers -14 is the second-most-bet on spread by tickets at the sportsbook as of Friday afternoon. The most-bet game spread by ticket percentage is LSU, who are three-point favorites when they visit UCLA at the Rose Bowl on Saturday night.
The second-most-bet game overall at BetMGM is Georgia vs. Clemson, which is scheduled for Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET.
About 51% of the tickets and 53% of the money is on the Georgia spread, which opened at +4 but has since moved to +3.
Georgia +3 is the third-most popular spread bet by ticket percentage at BetMGM.
Alabama vs. Miami is the third-most-bet on game by ticket percentage at the sportsbook. That game is scheduled for Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET.
Alabama at -18.5 has the most total money out of all Week 1 games. LSU -3 is second in total money while Michigan as 17-point favorites against Western Michigan has the third most money.
The University of Michigan is 7-0 in its history against Western Michigan.
Their last matchup took place in 2018, when Michigan beat Western 49-3.