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- Florida, Houston and Ohio State are the most popular college football bets this weekend.
- Public bettors will be hoping to rebound from an 0-3 effort in last week's column.
Week 9 was not the week to bet with the public. The most popular bets went 0-3, with the two favorites that received the most public action (Washington and Oregon) both losing outright.
Still, the public is sticking with favorites in Week 10, including two spreads of more than two touchdowns.
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Ohio State (-18) vs. Nebraska
12 p.m. ET
With Ohio State attracting 77% of bettors, this game isn’t quite as lopsided as a few others on Saturday’s slate. It’s getting about four times as much action as the other relatively lopsided games, however, which makes Ohio State one of the most popular plays of the week.
The Buckeyes’ 77% of bets have accounted for 74% of dollars wagered, but they’ve still fallen from -21 to -18 (see live odds here).
Why the public loves Ohio State: Nebraska has won two straight, but a 7-1 Ohio State team fighting for a playoff spot is going to have a public backing at almost any reasonable price against a 2-6 squad.
Florida (-6) vs. Missouri
4 p.m. ET
Florida is one of just a small handful of teams to be hitting the 80% threshold as of writing, attracting 81% of bettors and 74% of dollars. But this line has yet to maintain any number other than -6.
Why the public loves Florida: Bettors have watched Florida beat LSU and Mississippi State among other SEC opponents this season. Missouri, on the other hand, is still looking for its first conference win of the season.
Laying only six points with the No. 11 team in the country at home seems almost too easy.
Houston (-14.5) @ SMU
7 p.m. ET
According to betting percentages, Houston is the most popular team in college football this weekend. The Cougars have picked up 83% of bets and 81% of dollars against SMU, and have moved from -14 to -14.5 as a result.
Why the public loves Houston: Houston’s 7-1 overall record is by far the best in the AAC West, and the Cougs have still yet to lose in conference play. They’re also coming off a dominant 57-36 win over the then-undefeated South Florida, so bettors naturally feel pretty confident about a 14.5-point spread against 3-5 SMU.