Oklahoma-West Virginia Bettors Pounding Highest Over/Under of Season
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- Friday's Oklahoma-West Virginia matchup (8 p.m. ET, ESPN) is offering the highest over/under (83.5) of the 2018-19 college football season.
- Despite the historically high over/under, bettors have not been shy about pounding this total.
What a week for those who love high-scoring football games. Monday night’s Kansas City Chiefs-Los Angeles Rams game went soaring over the historically high total.
Not to be outdone, Friday’s Oklahoma-West Virginia game (8 p.m. ET, ESPN) is sporting the highest over/under of the 2018-19 college football season, as well.
The Oklahoma-WVU total opened between 80 and 81.5 across the market and bettors have not been shy about taking the over.
According to The Action Network’s public betting data, 88% of tickets wagered on the total have come on the over, explaining why this number has increased to 83.5/84, depending on the shop.
The highest over/under of the season was on Nov. 17 when Western Carolina-North Carolina closed at 81.5. A 49-26 Tar Heels’ victory resulted in the game falling under.
The highest college football over/under in the Bet Labs database took place on Oct. 21, 2016 when Oregon-California closed at 90. The teams combined for 101 points.
Since the start of the 2005 college football season, 42 games (both regular and postseason) have closed with totals of at least 80 points. Unders cashed in 22 (52.4%) of those games.