The first week of the college football online gambling season went to the underdogs but in Week 2 the favorites bounce back for gamblers at online gambling companies. Even Top 25 favorites had an above average week, especially in the key matchups.
The two high profile games this week at the Sbg sportsbook had 14th ranked Penn State visiting #1 ranked Oklahoma and #13 Miami of Florida at #2 Ohio State. Neither of the games was really that close as the top two teams in the country covered the spread. Alabama completed dominated overmatched Penn State while Ohio State took advantage of Miami mistakes to win pretty easily.
Top 25 Favorites go 9-7 in Week 2 – It might not sound great to go 9-7 but when teams ranked in the top 25 win more than they lose against the point spread it is a good week for the public.
Favorites Win Overall – Looking at all of the games for Week 2 it was just about the same story. Favorites hit at about 56% which is a profitable week for bettors. Normally the underdogs will do well but that didn’t happen in Week 2. The high profile games for the most part went to the favorites against the point spread at Sbgglobal. Michigan plus the points was one of the few marquee underdogs to win and they had to come from behind and score late to beat Notre Dame.
TV Winners – When a game is on television you can almost guarantee that the majority of the action is going to be on the favorite. Let’s run down the main TV games and their online gambling results.
Auburn -1 at Mississippi State – Winner
West Virginia -12 at Marshall – Loser
Houston -20.5 vs. UTEP – Winner
Wisconsin -38.5 vs. San Jose State – Loser
South Carolina -3 vs. Georgia – Winner
Oklahoma -7 vs. Florida State – Winner
Iowa -12 vs. Iowa State – Winner
Notre Dame -3.5 vs. Michigan – Loser
Ohio State -8 vs. Miami – Winner
Alabama -14.5 vs. Penn State – Winner
Oregon -10.5 vs. Tennessee – Winner
LSU -10.5 at Vanderbilt – Winner
Stanford -5.5 at UCLA – Winner
It was a big day for favorites in the main televised games and that meant a very nice Week 2 for bettors at Internet gambling companies.