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How the public is betting Week 9 college football

Week 9 of the college football season has arrived, and a few interesting trends have developed in public betting.

BYU v Houston Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images

Week 9 of the college football season has arrived, and a few interesting trends have developed in public betting. DraftKings Sportsbook has provided a look at betting splits on point spread, point total, and moneyline wagering in ranked contests.

BYU has scored at least 43 points in five of its six games thus far and reached 52 points or more twice. With the total points set at 52 for Saturday’s game, Western Kentucky will likely just need to muster a few scores for the over to hit. Currently, only 62% of the handle has gone to the over. That figure seems somewhat low given the likelihood of another scoring explosion from the Cougars.

When it comes to the point spread for No. 15 North Carolina’s matchup with ACC rival Virginia, 87% of the handle and a whopping 96% of the bets have come on the Tar Heels -7. While the Cavaliers don’t possess as much talent, they displayed the ability to limit a high-powered offense a week ago when they held No. 11 Miami to just 19 points. A similar effort doesn’t seem unreasonable at home and makes the cover a more palatable play than the public’s wagers suggest.

One of the pleasant surprises of 2020 so far, the No. 25 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers possesses a 5-0 record with a win over a top-25 opponent. They draw the 2-2 Georgia State Panthers, a team whose losses have come by a combined margin of 10 points. That makes the Coastal Carolina -3 point spread in Saturday’s tilt a difficult one to assess. Still, 74% of the handle has gone on Georgia State, a figure that seems a tad high.

2020 CFB betting splits, Friday AM

Teams Point Spread % Handle % Bets Total Points % Handle % Bets Moneyline % Handle % Bets
Teams Point Spread % Handle % Bets Total Points % Handle % Bets Moneyline % Handle % Bets
#16 Kansas State 3.5 70% 61% Over 45.5 39% 94% 133 59% 70%
West Virginia -3.5 30% 39% Under 45.5 61% 6% -162 41% 30%
#25 Coastal Carolina -3 26% 59% Over 60.5 42% 71% -134 90% 72%
Georgia State 3 74% 41% Under 60.5 58% 29% 110 10% 28%
#23 Iowa State -28 71% 72% Over 52.0 13% 70% OTB OTB OTB
Kansas 28 29% 28% Under 52.0 87% 30% OTB OTB OTB
#5 Georgia -17 88% 75% Over 42.5 43% 88% -1115 68% 94%
Kentucky 17 12% 25% Under 42.5 57% 12% 600 32% 6%
Boston College 32.5 25% 16% Over 59.5 94% 94% OTB OTB OTB
#1 Clemson -32.5 75% 84% Under 59.5 6% 6% OTB OTB OTB
Memphis 5.5 5% 3% Over 61.5 16% 90% 190 6% 17%
#7 Cincinnati -5.5 95% 97% Under 61.5 84% 10% -240 94% 83%
Michigan State 24.5 52% 50% Over 52.0 45% 77% 1300 37% 17%
#13 Michigan -24.5 48% 50% Under 52.0 55% 23% -5000 63% 83%
#17 Indiana -10 49% 44% Over 53.5 45% 76% -375 81% 78%
Rutgers 10 51% 56% Under 53.5 55% 24% 285 19% 22%
#4 Notre Dame -20 85% 91% Over 57.0 82% 71% -1430 98% 97%
Georgia Tech 20 15% 9% Under 57.0 18% 29% 750 2% 3%
Texas 3.5 77% 35% Over 59.0 55% 78% 128 26% 44%
#6 Oklahoma State -3.5 23% 65% Under 59.0 45% 22% -159 74% 56%
#25 Boise State -14 99% 96% Over 49.0 7% 88% -715 89% 96%
Air Force 14 1% 4% Under 49.0 93% 12% 450 11% 4%
Mississippi State 31 30% 10% Over 64.0 94% 94% OTB OTB OTB
#2 Alabama -31 70% 90% Under 64.0 6% 6% OTB OTB OTB
#4 Ohio State -12 89% 85% Over 63.5 67% 74% -500 88% 87%
#18 Penn State 12 11% 15% Under 63.5 33% 26% 335 12% 13%
Arkansas 12.5 48% 39% Over 54.5 65% 42% 360 18% 8%
#8 Texas A&M -12.5 52% 61% Under 54.5 35% 58% -530 82% 92%
Missouri 13 49% 33% Over 61.5 24% 79% 340 9% 3%
#10 Florida -13 51% 67% Under 61.5 76% 21% -500 91% 97%
Navy 13 83% 38% Over 58.5 26% 29% 335 3% 3%
#22 SMU -13 17% 62% Under 58.5 74% 71% -455 97% 97%
#15 North Carolina -7 87% 96% Over 61.5 74% 86% -240 92% 95%
Virginia 7 13% 4% Under 61.5 26% 14% 190 8% 5%
#24 Oklahoma -15 78% 69% Over 68.0 64% 72% OTB OTB OTB
Texas Tech 15 22% 31% Under 68.0 36% 28% OTB OTB OTB
Western Kentucky 28.5 46% 20% Over 52.0 62% 98% OTB OTB OTB
BYU -28.5 54% 80% Under 52.0 38% 2% OTB OTB OTB

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