2013-10-11 07:00:56 - When it comes to college football betting in 2013, large totals and smaller pointspreads work well together finds sports handicapping site Vegas Experts
Sports handicapping website Vegas Experts has looked at the growing number of college football games during the 2013 season with high totals, and discovered a pair of trends that have developed during the first six weeks of action.
The website’s research focused on the seven games thus far in which the total was 70 or higher and the pointspread was less than 20 points.
In those seven games, the underdog has been the correct wager in five contests. Meanwhile, those bettors who weren’t dissuaded by the large total presented by oddsmakers, and bet on the over, were also rewarded with five wins in seven tries.
In two cases, the home team has been the underdog: the first week matchup between the Clemson
Tigers and visiting Georgia Bulldogs, along with the Week Five clash between the Missouri Tigers and the host Indiana Hoosiers. In both cases, the game finished above the Las Vegas betting total.
This weekend, Vegas Experts has found three games fit this category, all three of them with road favorites. The Baylor Bears are favored by 17.5 points over the Kansas State Wildcats, with a total of 74; the Oregon Ducks are giving 14 points to the Washington Huskies, with a total of 76; and the Texas A & M Aggies are favored by six points over the Mississippi Rebels, also with a total of 76.