After Weeks 1 through 3 in college football, it’s become apparent that at least 2 teams, Louisville and Ohio State, are on their way to a Top 4 ranking in the College Football Playoff. Keep reading for more information on the 3 undefeated ATS teams that are expected to continue to add betting dollars to per head books.
Top 3 Most Popular Undefeated Against the Spread Teams in College Football
Louisville Cardinals – Current Louisville Cardinal QB Lamar Jackson is at -300 to win the Heisman Trophy. He was at over 10 to 1 odds to win the Heisman Trophy before the season started. The reason why is because Louisville has played 3 games, all nationally televised, where Jackson has dominated opposing defenses. The Cardinals have scored 62 points versus Charlotte, 62 versus Syracuse and 63 versus Florida State. Jackson has rushed for 464 yards, passed for 913, and scored 10 touchdowns. He’s thrown another 8 touchdowns to only 2 interceptions.
The man’s been dominant. Now that he’s the clear front-runner for the Heisman Trophy, expect Louisville to be all over television sets every week that they play. The Cardinals should continue to bring massive amounts of action to online bookies and pay per head agents.
Ohio State Buckeyes – The Ohio State Buckeyes also figure to send wagering action into books. The Buckeyes have covered spreads against Bowling Green, in a 77 to 10 win, Tulsa, in a 48 to 3 win, and Oklahoma in a 45 to 24 win. The Oklahoma game was interesting in the sense that the Buckeyes went from a -2.5-point favorite earlier in the week, when non-pro handicappers were backing them, to -2 before kick-off when the pros got involved.
The reason that Ohio State’s drubbing of Oklahoma is significant is because the Buckeyes, who have always been a popular team in Las Vegas, are likely to end up battling much, much higher spreads in the near future after the big win on the road. Pay per head agents should be aware of that.
Miami Hurricanes – The Canes go into Week 4 after thumping Appalachian State 45 to 10 in Week 3. What’s important to note about that game is how the spread ended up at only Miami -4.5. That was the Hurricanes’ watershed ATS victory for 2016. From now on, casual bettors are going to pound Miami every time that they are favorites against the spread.
That’s an important fact for PPH agents to know. The Canes have some difficult games coming up, including a battle with Notre Dame on the road along with a home game versus Florida State. Interest should be high for both of those games. Moving forward, online bookies should make sure that max betting limits are in place on the moneyline for every Miami Hurricane game.