Idaho vs. Wyoming Weather: Windy Forecast Creating Betting Value

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  • Windy weather is expected in Laramie, Wyo. today, which is affecting the over/under for the Idaho vs. Wyoming matchup (5 p.m. ET, ESPN3).
  • Using Bet Labs, we can identify the profitable way to approach windy totals.

Thanks to today’s Idaho vs. Wyoming matchup, I now know what a Red Flag Warning is.

Most of southern Wyoming, including Laramie, is under one this afternoon, as low humidity and heavy wind gusts are increasing the chance of fire danger.

And if history is any indication, those gusts should also be increasing the betting value on this game.

All odds above as of Saturday at 3 p.m. ET and via PointsBet, where Action Network users get an exclusive 200% deposit match (deposit $50, bet with $150).

Since 2005, college football games in which the wind blows at an average speed greater than 12 mph have gone under the closing total 57% of the time according to Bet Labs.

The 478-361-13 record has produced 92.4 units for a 10.7% ROI.

Our weather info projects average winds of 15.8 mph throughout the game, which sets this under up as one bettors should consider playing.

In fact, the National Weather Service is calling for wind gusts of 25-35 mph today in Laramie, which could be a hindrance to both teams’ passing and kicking games.

After opening at 55 at PointsBet a few hours ago, the number has already started to come down behind 69% of bets and nearly all the money (98%) on the under. It now sits at 54.5.