Significant odds movement has taken place for the true opening night of college football, one game in Australia notwithstanding.
It is no secret the public loves to bet big favorites, especially when the six-point swing between home and road Vegas power ratings are taken into consideration. The second biggest favorite, Tennessee is the most popular side to bet on opening night with a whopping 84 percent of tickets on the side in that game written on the Vols laying 20.5. Indiana, laying 9.5 on the road at Florida International is next at 75 percent.
South Carolina vs. Vanderbilt under the total is the biggest consensus so far in terms of percentage, with 92-of-100 expecting a low scoring affair. Check out the Vegas and offshore odds.
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Odds are posted for week 3 of the NFL preseason, generally considered the “dress rehearsal” for the regular season as projected starting players suit up for anywhere from 2-3 quarters, sometimes the first drive into the fourth quarter.
Excluding the Giants-Jets game, which “home field advantage” is debatable, there are actually two road favorites this week. No team opened as a road chalk in the opening two weeks. Kansas City is the favorite at Chicago and Green Bay lays the lumber at lowly San Francisco. The game in the Bay Area also has the highest posted total of NFLX.
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Play begins Thursday night with the Falcons-Dolphins and concludes Sunday with the Bengals-Jaguars.
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Sports handicappers are dissceting NFL week 2 preseason odds posted today offshroe and in Las Vegas. Oddsmakers are not deviating far off the standard home field advantage of three-points as starters gnerally play a maximum of one quarter and possibly a series or two into the second. There are no road favorites as the Tennessee Titans are the smallest chalk on the board, laying -1 at home to the defending NFC Champion Panthers.
Dallas -4 at home to Miami opened as the largest favorite, though public betting has Denver current up to -4.5 hosting the lowly 49ers. As is generally the case, week 2 NFLX has the median total at 40, opening no lower than 37 (Falcons-Browns or higher than 42.5 (Raiders-Packers).
Week 2 betting commences with the Eagles-Steelers on Thursday, then finishes with Chiefs-Rams Saturday night.