Texas A&M, Florida Lead Week 7’s Most Popular College Football Bets

Oct 11, 2018 5:49 PM EDT
  • Texas A&M has been the most popular team to bet on so far this week, attracting 86% of bettors against South Carolina.
  • Florida and UCF round out the top three for this Saturday's slate of games.

Public bettors enjoyed a 2-1 Week 6, as two of the three most popular bets last weekend were winners.

This week, they’ve hammered three more favorites, each of which is seeing at least 80% of both bets and money wagered.


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Florida (-7) @ Vanderbilt

12 p.m. ET

Florida is the second-most popular bet of the weekend, getting 82% of bets and 86% of dollars wagered on the game. Despite that, the line has fallen from -8 to -7.

Why the public loves Florida: The Gators have been rolling. Since losing their opening SEC game to Kentucky — a loss that doesn’t look nearly as bad now — they’ve reeled off four straight wins, with their two most recent victories coming against Mississippi State and LSU.

Laying only seven points against a 3-3 Vandy team makes Florida an unsurprising public favorite.

Texas A&M (-2.5) @ South Carolina

3:30 p.m. ET

The most popular bet of the week has been Texas A&M. The Aggies are drawing 86% of bettors and 89% of dollars, and have moved from -2 to -2.5 as a result.

Why the public loves A&M: Coming off a victory over a 13th-ranked Kentucky team — which beat South Carolina two weeks ago — Texas A&M has reentered the AP Top 25 at No. 22. A ranked team laying almost nothing against an unranked opponent is almost always going to have a heavy public backing.

Central Florida (-4.5) @ Memphis

3:30 p.m. ET

Believe it or not, this AAC matchup is the seventh-most heavily bet game so far this week. Eighty percent of those bets are coming on UCF, along with 82% of the money wagered, and the Knights have gone from -4 to -4.5 at Bookmaker.

Why the public loves UCF: Causal bettors know UCF as the team that didn’t lose a game last year, and they can justify 4.5 points as an essential moneyline play. With the 10th-ranked Knights facing an unranked opponent, it should come as no surprise to see UCF on this list.

Credit:

Mandatory Credit: John Glaser-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Texas A&M Aggies running back Trayveon Williams (5) celebrates after scoring a game winning touchdown in overtime against the Kentucky Wildcats at Kyle Field

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# BETS
MSU
MICH
+6.5
47.5
+7.5
41
LSU
MSST
-6.5
44.5
-6.5
46
TEM
CIN
-3.5
48.5
-3.5
47.5
ECU
UCF
+24
64.5
+21.5
65.5
USF
CONN
-31
70
-32.5
69
WASH
COLO
-17
51
-17
50
TCU
OKLA
+7.5
61
+7.5
62
WSU
ORE
-2
66
-3
68.5
UK
VAN
-11.5
48
-11.5
46
TENN
BAMA
+28.5
58
+29
57.5
CLEM
NCST
-17
53.5
-17.5
57.5
IOWA
MD
-13.5
51.5
-9
42.5
PUR
OSU
+12
64.5
+12
69
WISC
ILL
-25.5
54.5
-24
56
IND
PSU
+13
62
+14
58