Hours after the opening lines of College football tournament semi-final between Georgia Bulldogs and Michigan Wolverines hit the board on Sunday afternoon, an interesting split has emerged in sportsbooks in the United States and abroad.
These days, it’s not often that you see multiple lines, especially on the big games. But on Sunday night, most sportsbooks had Georgia listed as a favorite 7.5 points against Michigan in the Orange Bowl, while Las Vegas-based FanDuel and Circa Sports had Bulldogs as favorites. 9 points and influential foreign sportsbook BetCRIS has Georgia -8.5.
“My number is [Georgia] -10, but others have had it 8,” Matt Metcalf, Circa’s sporting director, told ESPN in a text message Sunday night, adding that he had split the difference and opened the Bulldogs -9. No early action in Michigan is higher than the numbers.
Across town, at the Westgate SuperBook, veteran Las Vegas odds house Ed Salmons said he took Georgia by four points in his strength rating after a poor performance against Alabama, an important move, especially towards the end of the season. He also lifted Michigan after its dramatic explosion Iowa. However, even after those adjustments, Salmons is still rated 9 points higher by the Bulldogs than the Wolverines.
“We definitely had Georgia more towards -10,” Salmons said hours after opening the Bulldogs at -7.5.
Salmons believes that Michigan’s popularity nationally is playing a factor in keeping the limit near falling on most sportsbooks, especially those that cater heavily to the betting public.
“We think there’s going to be a lot of Michigan support,” Salmons said.
But he likes Bulldogs.
“When I’ve tweaked that much in a week,” Salmons noted of his revisions to his power rating, “and it’s still said to bet on this team, unless Some sort of injury that I’m not aware of, usually that leads me to the right team.”
With more than three weeks before the game kicks off on December 31, the market is likely to move sideways in the same line. But would that be close to Georgia -9 or -7.5? Keep stable.
Now, for this week’s Featured Bet.
• Entering Monday Night Football, the favorites are 8-5 against odds (ATS). Strongly backed teams like the Dolphins, Colts and Cardinals each covered the spread, resulting in the best Sunday the betting public has had in a month.
Craig Mucklow, director of trading for Caesars Sportsbook, told ESPN, telling ESPN: “The public has come – and just in time to put me back on their list of Christmas cards.”
• The SuperBook also won it on Sunday, mostly by a VIP casino player who hit four five-team pairs, one three-player and one two-player. The parlays feature some college games from Saturday and some soccer games early Sunday and all close with the Dolphins, who are ranked as a 7-point favorite in their previous 20-9 win. Giants.
“The Dolphins, Cardinals, Rams are all big losers for us,” said John Murray, chief executive officer of SuperBook. “Bucs cover didn’t help either. We did well [Washington] The soccer team beat the Raiders.
“Overall, we can’t complain,” he added. “We had a great day on Saturday and are having the best November ever. And I doubt your readers will feel bad for me, even if we Haven’t had a great run lately. We’re moving on to next week. Much better vehicle of the game.”
• The Patriots vs Bills’ Monday Night Football aggregate score dropped by five points, from 46 to 41, with expected weather being a factor. Forecasts are calling for winds of 26 mph, with temperatures dropping to near freezing during the game.
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• Alabama opened 13.5 points by consensus against Cincinnati in the Cotton Bowl College Football Qualifier semifinals. The Salmons were expecting support for the weak Bearcats.
“This Alabama team isn’t like last year. They’re nothing,” Salmons said. “They played their best game last week, but that doesn’t mean they’ll do it next week. I think a lot of people will support Cincinnati.”
• At the PointsBet online sportsbook in Michigan, nearly 4 times more money has been placed on the Wolverines to win the national championship than on any other team.
Meanwhile, Georgia has attracted nearly twice as many bets nationally at Michigan’s PointsBet.
• Here are some of the biggest national championship futures bets reported with payouts for the four College Football Playoff teams:
– $10,113.13 on Alabama at +220. Bets are divided into head-to-head bets (September 8-9) against Caesars Sportsbook in Colorado. The bet will pay $32,362.02 net.
– $2,000 on Michigan at 100-1, booked Aug. 20 at FanDuel. The bet will pay $200,000 net.
– $1,000 on Cincinnati at 100-1 placed on September 21 with FanDuel. The bet will pay $100,000 net.
What are the odds?
-11: The Memphis Grizzlies are the 11-point favorite at home to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday and racked up 62 points in a 152-79 win. That’s the biggest win percentage in NBA history.
+3,373: Odds for a single $1,000 two-way parlay bet were set back in October in Virginia at the WynnBET sportsbook. Bettors paired the Dodgers (-153) against the Giants in Game 4 of the NCLS against Northern Illinois 20-1 to win the MAC Championship. The Huskies beat Kent State on Saturday to claim the MAC title, and the bettor won $34,725.49.
12-1: The New York Mets odds to win the World Series at Caesars Sportsbook follow a series of free agent moves, marked by the acquisition of ace Max Scherzer. The Mets are 20-1 going into the end of the season.
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