Penn State Scandal Driving Public Betting Interest
The scandal at Penn State has not only dominated news coverage for the last week, but it has also increased interest from sports bettors.
At the time of publication, the Nebraska/Penn State game has received almost 40% more action (in terms of total number of bets) than any other game on Saturday’s board, including the matchup between Oregon and Stanford, who are currently ranked seventh and fourth in the BCS Standings, respectively.
The table below compares the betting trends data and line movement for these two games, which are the two most heavily bet college football games of the weekend.
* Number of Bets and Spread Betting Percentages reflect Sports Insights’ College Football Betting Trends Data.
** Olympic’s lines were used for Current and Opening Lines.
The line history graph below shows how the spread betting trends and betting system plays have affected line movement for this game at Pinnacle.