College football betting is heating up
LAS VEGAS – The 2017 college football season has returned and the sports gambling public is already hot on several games for the first major weekend of games.
The biggest matchup of the Labor Day weekend will be No. 1 Alabama (-7) taking on No. 3 Florida State in Atlanta. As you can see from the grid below, William Hill shows the Crimson Tide receiving the majority of the money but more tickets have been written on the Seminoles. The game will be the first ever at Mercedes-Benz Stadium and is being billed as a National Championship preview in week 1 of the season.
Speaking of Florida, let’s go back to William Hill’s chart. With 61 percent of the tickets and 64 percent of the money on No. 11 Michigan (-4) to beat and cover against No. 17 Florida, the news that came out today about more UF suspensions for the game should impact the amount of Wolverine action that comes in.
Florida had a top 10 defense last year but their offense was really poor for most of the season. Losing their star running back and star wide receiver, combined with Michigan’s lack of offensive pop, should make the under of 45 (according to Stations) pretty attractive.
One more game worth pointing out is Bowling Green (+17) versus Michigan State. The underdog Falcons have seen 98 percent of the money and 72 percent of the tickets in their opener. Sparty was bad last year, winning just 3 games, but Bowling Green only won 4. Michigan State is at home but clearly, the fact that they only return 8 starters has players hammering the Falcons.
Welcome back football … we’ve missed you.