College Football Week 7 Market Report: Michigan State Money Pours in Over Indiana
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Bettors have been riding the Michigan State Spartans all season, and they’re not slowing down in college football’s Week 7 on the road against Indiana.
The Big Ten matchup isn’t the most popular meeting of the weekend for bettors, but more money is pouring in on Michigan State to cover the spread than any other team.
According to data released by BetMGM on Friday, the Spartans have the most handle of the day ahead of SEC foes Alabama and Texas A&M.
Michigan State hasn’t lost against the spread yet this season, covering four times and pushing against Nebraska and Youngstown State. Not only are the Spartans covering, but they’re doing so relatively easy when judging final scores.
As 4-point favorites against Rutgers last week, Michigan State won by 18. The Spartans won by 17 as 10.5-point favorites against Western Kentucky the weekend before. Sparty also beat Miami outright by 21 as 7-point underdogs and beat Northwestern by 17 as a 3-point underdog in the season opener.
Meanwhile, Indiana has covered just once in five games this season and is struggling overall with a 2-3 record compared to Michigan State’s unblemished 6-0 start. Plus, Michigan State’s running back Kenneth Walker III has emerged as a serious Heisman Trophy candidate.
The game getting the most attention from bettors this weekend is an SEC clash between Florida and LSU. The clock may be ticking on Ed Orgeron, and things won’t get easier as a double-digit underdog this week. Florida -12 is the heaviest-bet side of the day.
Coming off a dominating performance against LSU, Kentucky is second in total bets as a sizable underdog against No. 1 Georgia. It’s the second-most bet game of the weekend with bettors confident in the underdog getting 21.5 points. Both Kentucky and Georgia are 6-0 overall and 5-1 against the spread.
The third-most popular game is surprisingly Cincinnati against Central Florida, thanks in part to heavy support for the Bearcats. Only Florida and Kentucky have taken more bets to cover the spread than Cincinnati, which enters as a 21.5-point favorite against UCF.