The Random College Football Week 3 Game Attracting Smart Money
Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Minnesota Golden Gophers head coach P.J. Fleck
- College football Week 3 betting odds are now available.
- We detail one under-the-radar game already attracting attention from sharp bettors.
Winning bets on small college football matchups pay the same as winners on Power 5 games. Even so, casual bettors overwhelmingly prefer to bet on nationally-televised games in order to have action and a rooting interest in matchups they’ll be watching.
This often leads to recreational bettors waiting until gameday to place their bets because it typically isn’t until then before most know which games they’ll watch that day.
Professionals, on the other, don’t care whether it’s two Top 25 teams playing in primetime or a couple of squads from a small conference buried among the full Saturday slate, as long as there’s a number worth betting.
With this in mind, let’s look at one game way down the Week 3 board that’s been a popular landing spot for smart money.
Saturday’s Georgia Southern vs. Minnesota game is one of the least bet matchups of the entire week.
However, as mentioned above, a winning bet on this game pays the same as any other in Week 3.
At the time of writing, 53% of bets on this total have come in on the under, but those wagers make up for 90% of all money wagered.
And according to Sports Insights’ Bet Signals, the 90% of dollars on the under are also coming from respected bettors.
Pros steamed the under Tuesday night, which helps explain why this number has dropped from the opener of 48 to 46.5.