College Football Week 5 Market Report: Alabama-Ole Miss Total Not Scaring Bettors, Notre Dame Tickets Piling Up
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The highest total on the board on the college football Week 5 slate isn’t scaring bettors away when it comes to Alabama and Ole Miss.
In a game with the third-most bets of the weekend at BetMGM, 72% of the money is on the over of 79. It opened at 76 and is as high as 80 at some books (real-time odds here).
Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin will try to dial up enough offense behind Heisman candidate Matt Corral to beat is former boss, Nick Saban.
The Rebels have scored at least 43 points in all three games this season, averaging 52.6 points per game. Alabama’s fewest points scored in a game this year is 31 against Florida, but the Crimson Tide are still averaging 46.5 points through four games.
Fifty-six percent of bets are on Alabama as a 14.5-point favorite, however only 38% of total dollars are on the home team.
The clash between Cincinnati and Notre Dame is getting even more bets so far. The total is mostly split, but over 60% of the handle is on the Irish getting 1.5 points.
But somewhat surprisingly, the most-bet game of the weekend is a different SEC matchup. No. 8 Arkansas is a double-digit underdog against Kirby Smart and the No. 2 Georgia Bulldogs.
No team has taken more bets or dollars than Arkansas has, which has seen the spread drop from 19.5 to 18. The market is still tight, though, with 52% of bets and 55% of handle on the Razorbacks. That shows just how much action is coming in on the game between top-10 opponents.
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