It’s another loaded football weekend, and William Hill has you prepped with the latest odds and trends for NFL Week 3 and College Football Week 4.
NFL Week 3
Last Friday, there were two teams getting at least 90% in both of the total number of tickets and the total dollars wagered in their Week 2 matchups: Chiefs (-9) at Chargers and Bills (-5.5) at Dolphins. A third team also was surpassing 90% of the total number of tickets at that time: 49ers (-7) at Jets.
In Week 3, the spreads are smaller, as just the Colts (-11.5 vs. Jets) and Browns (-7 vs. Washington) are favored by 7 points or more compared to having seven favorites of at least a touchdown last Friday.
Not coincidentally, William Hill bettors appear to be much more split on the games. Zero teams are at the 90% mark for total number of tickets and only the Titans (-3 at Vikings) are above 90% in total dollars wagered at 93%.
Week 3 features several strong matchups, though, highlighted by two clashes between 2-0 teams: Chiefs at Ravens on Monday night and Rams at Bills early Sunday afternoon.
The Chiefs were favored in the previous two Patrick Mahomes vs. Lamar Jackson showdowns, however the Ravens covered both times despite losing each one. Now, Baltimore is a 3.5-point favorite at home over Kansas City, yet William Hill bettors are siding with the Super Bowl champions in prime time.
The Chiefs are getting 68% of the total number of tickets and 58% of the total dollars wagered among all spread bets against the Ravens. That makes Kansas City one of three Week 3 underdogs to receive both the majority of the total number of tickets and total dollars wagered, joining the Bengals (+4.5 at Eagles) and Packers (+3 at Saints).
In the other head-to-head between undefeated teams, William Hill bettors are more divided. The Rams have captured 63% of the total number of tickets, while the Bills have edge in total dollars wagered at 53%. Yet he line has moved in favor of Los Angeles, as it dropped half a point to Rams +2.5 from +3.
Regarding noteworthy wagers, the Titans have drawn the two largest Week 3 spread bets thus far at William Hill in their battle against the winless Vikings. One Nevada bettor put $24,000 on Titans -2.5 (-110) for a total potential payout of $45,818.20 and another Nevada bettor put $11,000 on Titans -2.5 (-110) for a total potential payout of $21,000.
The biggest overall wager has come in on the biggest Week 3 favorite. A William Hill Iowa bettor placed $52,000 on Colts -700 moneyline against the Jets for a total potential payout of $59,428.55.
Check out William Hill’s latest odds and trends for NFL Week 3’s action below.
|LV VS NE||NE -5.5||LV 55%||NE 64%|
|LAR VS BUF||BUF -2.5||LAR 63%||BUF 53%|
|HOU VS PIT||PIT -4||PIT 57%||PIT 65%|
|SF VS NYG||SF -3.5||SF 66%||SF 65%|
|TEN VS MIN||TEN -2.5||TEN 80%||TEN 93%|
|WAS VS CLE||CLE -7||CLE 58%||CLE 65%|
|CIN VS PHI||PHI -4.5||CIN 58%||CIN 66%|
|CHI VS ATL||ATL -3.5||ATL 83%||ATL 84%|
|NYJ VS IND||IND -11.5||IND 67%||IND 66%|
|CAR VS LAC||LAC -6.5||LAC 72%||LAC 54%|
|DET VS ARI||ARI -6||ARI 86%||ARI 75%|
|TB VS DEN||TB -5.5||TB 86%||TB 77%|
|DAL VS SEA||SEA -5||SEA 62%||SEA 72%|
|GB VS NO||NO -3||GB 82%||GB 59%|
|KC VS BAL||BAL -3.5||KC 68%||KC 58%|
College Football: Week 4
A monster college football slate awaits us tomorrow, as eight of the top-10 teams in the country are in action this weekend.
William Hill has odds up for 27 Week 4 college football games, including seven SEC matchups as the conference kicks off its season.
LSU begins the 2020-21 campaign with the No. 6 ranking after taking home the national title last season. The Tigers will host Mississippi State at 3:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. PT tomorrow afternoon, and are 16.5-point favorites at William Hill.
Yet, despite LSU’s championship pedigree, many William Hill bettors are siding with the visitor here.
Mississippi State has captured 64% of the total dollars wagered among all spread bets for this game, while LSU has brought in 51% of the total number of tickets.
Mississippi State is not the only underdog generating attention from William Hill bettors. Two unranked underdogs are attracting the majority of the total number of tickets and total dollars wagered against a top-25 foe: West Virginia (+6.5) at No. 15 Oklahoma State and NC State (+7) at No. 20 Virginia Tech.
In fact, West Virginia has been one of the more popular spread bets among any Week 4 contest involving a top-25 team. The Mountaineers are getting 92% of the total dollars wagered vs. Oklahoma State, with only No. 2 Alabama (-28) at 97% vs. Missouri and No. 8 Texas (-17.5) at 95% vs. Texas Tech surpassing that mark in that category. Additionally, West Virginia has reeled in 70% of the total number of tickets.
Additionally, two road underdogs in ranked matchups have also caught the attention of William Hill bettors. No. 24 Louisville is +3 against No. 21 Pitt and No. 22 Army is +13.5 vs. No. 14 Cincinnati. Yet, Louisville is drawing 51% of the total number of tickets and 71% of the total dollars wagered, while Army is securing 75% of the total number of tickets and 78% of the total dollars wagered.
The biggest Week 4 college football spread bet has come in on Texas, as a Nevada bettor put down $6,000 on Texas -17 (+120) vs. Texas Tech for a total potential payout of $11,000. Two $5,500 wagers were also placed on Duke +5.5 vs. Virginia and No. 5 Florida vs. Ole Miss over 57.5 points in Lane Kiffin’s debut in Oxford.
Check out William Hill’s latest odds and trends for every Week 4 college football game involving a top-25 team below.
|UCF VS ECU||UFC -27||UCF 82%||UCF 92%|
|FLORIDA ST VS MIAMI (FL)||MIA -11||MIA 75%||MIA 91%|
|LOUISIVILLE VS PITTSBURGH||PITT -3||LOU 51%||LOU 71%|
|TENNESSEE VS SOUTH CAROLINA||TENN -3.5||TENN 70%||TENN 86%|
|TROY VS BYU||BYU -14||BYU 68%||TROY 59%|
|ALABAMA VS MISSOURI||ALA -28||ALA 90%||ALA 97%|
|WEST VIRGINIA VS OKLAHOMA ST||OKST -6.5||WV 70%||WV 92%|
|FLORIDA VS MISSISSIPPI||FLA -14||FLA 57%||FLA 65%|
|GEORGIA SOUTHERN VS LOUISIANA||ULL -11.5||GASO 51%||ULL 78%|
|KANSAS ST VS OKLAHOMA||OKLA -28||OKLA 59%||OKLA 67%|
|GEORGIA VS ARKANSAS||UGA -27.5||UGA 61%||ARK 52%|
|TEXAS VS TEXAS TECH||TEX -17.5||TEX 75%||TEX 95%|
|MISSISSIPPI ST VS LSU||LSU -16.5||LSU 51%||MSST 64%|
|VANDERBILT VS TEXAS A&M||TAMU -30.5||VAN 55%||TAMU 59%|
|KENTUCKY VS AUBURN||AUB -7.5||AUB 53%||UK 62%|
|ARMY VS CINCINNATI||CIN -13.5||ARMY 75%||ARMY 78%|
|NC STATE VS VIRGINIA TECH||VT -7||NCST 62%||NCST 76%|