CFB Semifinal Public Betting
LAS VEGAS, NV (The Spread) – The first-ever College Football Playoff is set to take place on Thursday with the Rose Bowl and the Sugar Bowl. Who is the public backing in these two games?
The semifinals get underway on Thursday at 5PM ET when No. 2 Oregon meets No. 3 Florida State in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. The second semifinal game is at 8:30PM ET when No. 1 Alabama faces No. 4 Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Oregon is the clear favorite in the Rose Bowl, as the Ducks are getting odds of -8 points against the Seminoles. The over/under total has been set at 71 points. The Public Betting for this game is solidly behind Florida State, as the Seminoles are getting 66% of the wagers with the +8 points against Oregon. Florida State is just 3-10 against the spread this season while Oregon is 9-4 ATS.
In the Sugar Bowl, oddsmakers have listed Alabama as the favorite, as the Tide are getting odds of -9 points against the Buckeyes. The over/under total for the game has been set at 58.5 points. The Public Betting for this contest is behind Alabama, but not my much. The Tide is getting 51% of the wagers with odds of -9 points against Ohio State. Alabama is just 5-8 against the spread this season while Ohio State is 8-5 ATS.