College Football Betting Trends: Western Michigan vs. Purdue and Louisville vs. NC State

The Bowl Season continues on Tuesday (12/27) with two games, with the early game matching up Purdue (6-6) and Western Michigan (7-5) in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl.  Purdue opened at -2.5 at Cris while receiving 65% of spread bets and eventually moved to -3, according to Sports Insights’ College Football Betting Trends.  Since the line moved to Purdue -3, the betting percentages have neared 50/50, with the Boilermakers currently receiving 54% of spread bets.

Pinnacle triggered a  Steam Move on Western Michigan at that key 3-point number and the line has since fluctuated between 2.5 and 1.5 for most of the day.  You can still find Western Michigan at +3 at Bodog and Sportsbook.com, so be sure to shop for the best line. The table below shows the breakdown of spread betting percentages from our six contributing sportsbooks:



Team

# Bets

Sportsbook

BetUS

Carib

WagerWeb

5Dimes

SIA
W.Michigan 27634 51% 39% 55% 53% 52% 35%
Purdue 49% 61% 45% 47% 48% 65%

The second game of the day is a showdown between the Big East and ACC, with Louisville (7-5) taking on North Carolina State (7-5) in the Belk Bowl.  North Carolina State opened as -1.5 favorites at Cris and jumped to -3 while receiving less than 40% of spread bets, triggering a Smart Money alert by Sportsbook.com on the Wolfpack.

Since the line dropped below the key number 3, the betting percentage has been nearly split, with NC State currently receiving 49% of spread bets.  We’ve also seen our best Steam Move of the year in college football from Easy Street (77-53, +16.47 units) on Louisville at +1.  The following table breaks down the betting percentages for tonight’s game.


Team

# Bets

Sportsbook

BetUS

Carib

WagerWeb

5Dimes

SIA
Louisville 20127 59% 41% 42% 51% 48% 44%
NC State 41% 59% 58% 49% 52% 56%

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