Bettors Love The Iowa-Wisconsin Total, Plus More Lopsided Action In Week 9
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The Big Ten docket is stacked in Week 9.
Ranked Iowa is on the road for a tight battle against Wisconsin; Michigan State and Michigan meet in a battle of Top 10 teams; Penn State and Ohio State meet in The Shoe for a late-night tilt.
The betting public has taken notice, loading up on these high-profile matchups.
Our data has tracked an influx of tickets rolling in over the week — and the action is extremely lopsided.
Here’s what the public’s hammering in Week 9.
Iowa @ Wisconsin (-3, 36.5)
Bettors love the ‘over’ in this old-school clash of Big Ten programs.
We’ve collected close to 7,000 tickets on this game as of Friday afternoon, which is the third-most of any Power 5 game on the Week 9 slate.
More than 80% of the money is on the over 36.5, which also took in 63% of the total tickets.
It’ll be the lowest total of the 2021 season and the shortest since 2019 – which, naturally, featured Iowa vs. Wisconsin.
The Hawkeyes have gone 5-2 to the under this year, while the Badgers are 4-3. Neither team has played in a game with a total that closed 56 or higher this season.
Michigan @ Michigan State (+4, 50.5)
To say the market is interested in this battle of undefeated clubs would be an understatement: It’s the only game with more than 10,000 tickets on our board ahead of Saturday.
And the public loves Michigan State.
The home squad’s garnering 61% of the tickets and 68% of the overall handle.
The state of Michigan in particular has piled on the Spartans this week. Caesars, DraftKings, PointsBet and BetMGM reported 69% or more the tickets on Michigan State as of Friday.
Sparty was awesome in its previous two games as an underdog this season, outscoring opponents 76-38.
More Lopsided Action
Florida vs. Georgia (-14, 50.5)
- 78% of the tickets, 80% of the money is on Georgia
Cincinnati at Tulane (+25.5, 63.5)
- 68% of the tickets, 93% of the handle is on Cincinnati
Washington State at Arizona State (-14.5, 51.5)
- 71% of the tickets, 89% of the money is on Arizona State