Bettors backing Cal vs. Hawaii

Majority of bettors backing California to cover vs. Hawaii on 8/26/16

Despite the majority of public bettors backing California for Friday’s college football kickoff contest, the line has moved in favor of Hawaii.

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, Cal opened as a 22-point favorite versus Hawaii for Friday night’s game at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia. But the book must be taking a fair amount of action on the Rainbow Warriors, who are now 19.5-point underdogs. As for the total, the number currently sits at 64 after opening at 63.

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Based on our NCAA College Football betting percentages, we’re seeing reverse line movement on Friday night’s matchup. That’s when the majority of public bettors are backing one team, yet the line is moving towards its opponent. In this instance, 59% of college football public bettors are backing the Golden Bears to cover the 19.5-point spread but the line is moving in favor of the Rainbow Warriors.

Hawaii was one of the worst plays in college football last season for bettors, finishing the season with a 3-10 record straight up and a 3-10 record at the betting window. The Rainbow Warriors lost by an average margin of 18 points and were defeated by double digits in all but one of those losses.

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As for Cal, the Golden Bears were 6-7 against the spread but at least won by an average margin of 7.2. The team also finished with an 8-5 straight up record and routed Air Force 55-36 as a 5.5-point favorite in the Armed Forces Bowl.

Kickoff for Friday night’s game is set for 10:00PM ET.

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