With the NCAA College Football season heading into the final month of the regular season, there is still little clarity at the top as to which team is the best, let alone which four teams are gingto contest the BCS Playoffs.
There are still numerous scenarios which can play out, including one of the sports books’ favorites, Ohio State, missing out on a Big Ten Championship appearance because of COVID-19 issues.
But, of course, none of the potential issues matter to bettors: they are going to place their wagers no matter what.
So who are they backing with DraftKings?
Of the top 10 teams in handle and bets, Clemson, with odds of +350, is getting over a quarter of the handle (26%) and almost a quarter of the tickets (23%), despite its loss to Notre Dame earlier in the season. Of course, that was without Trevor Lawrence, and the Tigers have played for four of the last five national titles, winning twice.
Notre Dame (14% of handle, 14 % of tickets, odds +900) is the next choice, just ahead of Ohio State (14% handle, 10% tickets, odds +300).
Alabama, probably because of its +125 odds, is getting just 8% of the handle with DraftKings, but are second on tickets at 15%, with fellow SEC team Florida (6% of handle, 5% of tickets, odds +1000) just behind the Crimson Tide.
Then comes the rank outsiders, all at 3% of the handle. Cincinnati at odds of +10000 is interesting, as the only non-Group of 5 team on the list. If the Bearcats make the BCS Playoff (which they could), they would be the first outsider to do so, and the public seems to be backing (slightly) the underdogs to do that.
So there it is, in a perfect table for you to see.
The betting public is very high on both ACC teams right now, but surprisingly down on an Alabama team that has looked pretty good all season, especially on offense.
Which team are you going to back?
I will go with the public, and take Trevor Lawrence and Clemson.