Two Underdogs Are Very Popular Bets In CFB Conference Title Games

This weekend, college football fans will be treated to a thrilling lineup of conference championship games. It may surprise some viewers and bettors alike that two underdogs are some of the most popular bets at DraftKings for the conference title games.

Washington, led by Heisman hopeful Michael Penix Jr is a +9.5 point underdog to Oregon in the final Pac 12 Championship game. These two teams played in a high-scoring affair earlier this season which saw Washington come out victorious. It’s not surprising to see the betting public backing the Huskies here with +9.5 points. Currently, 71% of all spread bets placed on the game are on Washington.

The other underdog receiving a ton of betting support this weekend is Miami, OH in the MAC Conference title game against Toledo. Miami, OH is a +8 point underdog who is seeing 79% of the overall spread bet handle. To be clear, this is not the bet ticket percentage. Of all the money wagered on the spread for the MAC title game, Miami, OH is seeing almost 80%

DraftKings CFB Public Bets Data

Friday, December 1SpreadHandleBetsTotalHandleBetsMoneyHandleBets
New Mexico ST+10.559%39%55.595%75%+35019%7%
Liberty (20)-10.541%61%55.55%25%-45581%93%
Oregon (5)-9.550%29%6630%56%-34572%59%
Washington (3)+9.550%71%6670%44%+27528%41%

Saturday, December 2SpreadHandleBetsTotalHandleBetsMoneyHandleBets
Oklahoma ST (19)+1544%51%5563%83%+49013%14%
Texas (7)-1556%49%5537%17%-67587%86%
Miami OH+879%51%4432%66%+25014%9%
Toledo (23)-821%49%4468%34%-31086%91%
Boise ST-2.581%66%5926%63%-13543%55%
Georgia (1)-5.572%63%54.570%70%-21866%72%
Alabama (8)+5.528%37%54.530%30%+18034%28%
Appalachian ST+641%54%52.581%75%+19534%21%
SMU (25)+3.559%47%4754%86%+13645%26%
Tulane (17)-3.541%53%4746%14%-16255%74%
Louisville (15)+2.542%37%47.518%56%+12054%46%
Florida ST (4)-2.558%63%47.582%44%-14246%54%
Michigan (2)-2269%54%3570%78%-210088%83%
lowa (18)+2231%46%3530%22%+110012%17%

College Football Playoffs Seeding On The Line

In the Big Ten Championship, the Michigan Wolverines will square off against the Iowa Hawkeyes. Michigan has had a stellar season, led by their talented quarterback J.J. McCarthy, and a dominant defense. Iowa has been an awful offensive team this season, hence Michigan entering the game as a 22-point favorite. Michigan punches its ticket to CFB Playoffs once again with a win over Iowa

The Big 12 Championship features an exciting showdown between the Oklahoma State Cowboys and the Texas Longhorns. Oklahoma State has been a force to be reckoned with, boasting a high-powered offense. Meanwhile, Texas is a one-loss team with a shot to sneak into the CFP if a few things shake out. For Texas to have any chance at the CFP, Alabama has to beat Georgia. The Texas win over Alabama earlier this season could propel the Longhorns into the playoffs. Most experts feel Texas will need a Florida State loss and a Georgia loss to have a chance. Texas will also need to beat OSU in a convincing fashion.

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