College football is now in bowl season. That is the time of year during which the top teams in the country match up against one another to win honors playing in the bowl games that they have earned their way into. That means of course that there are bets which are placed on these various games. There are at least a few games which the sportsbooks are going to worry about. Why? Because the lines on these games are generating a lot of money on one side or the other in a way that is unbalanced. While they can attempt to adjust those lines to help balance things once again, the sportsbooks still have to honor the bets they have already taken.
Covers.com, a website which covers the sports gambling world like no other has a list of a few of the bowl games this year that they believe are going to be of top concern to the sportsbooks. One of those games is the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs the Navy Midshipmen.
The La. Tech vs Navy game opened at a line that favored La. Tech by 3 and a half points. That was a line that the public considered too low apparently because the money began to flood in on La. Tech. Before long the books kept having to move the line up and up higher again. As of the time of this writing the line has moved all the way up to favor La. Tech by 6 and a half points.
When a college football line moves to that great of a degree you know that a lot of money has been placed on one side. NCAAF odds just do not move this much on a small amount of money. In fact, college football odds are generally pretty stable except in games which the books have misread dramatically.
Wyoming vs Brigham Young (BYU) is another game which is slated to be a potential money drain for the bookmakers this year. The public likes Wyoming in this game and so do the pros. They have the Cowboys favored by 9 and a half points at the time of this writing. That has been steadily moving up since the opening line was released. It is a game that the books are going to want to see an upset in, or at least have BYU cover the spread.
There are always a few games like this every season. You can expect that the books are going to be sweating out these games and a few others this year.