The college football season is finally here and sports bettors the world over are looking for handicapping tools and inside advantages to beating the sportsbooks. One of the handicapping tools that have gained popularity over the years is the consensus report.
Consensus reports come in different varieties but they can be a very useful tool in selecting a winner on any given Saturday in college football. There are several ways to use a football consensus report and every week at bangthebook.com we will reveal tips and tricks to using the sports betting consensus report to get an edge as well as a pick every week.
In week one it is no surprise that double digit favorites are getting all of the early money.
Urban Meyer took over at Ohio State and that signaled a new look a bright future in Columbus. That reputation has inspired bettors to back the Buckeyes in week one. In fact the Buckeyes have the highest percentage of bets on them as 78 percent of the public is backing the home team.
The Buckeyes also lead the sports consensus reports in volume at several of the more popular consensus sites.
The Buckeyes are 24.5 point favorites over the Miami (Ohio) Redhawks. This is not a big surprise as the Buckeyes should win this home opener, but will they cover that big number? The answer is simple, it’s not likely.
The theory in betting with the consensus is to fade the public. The public has the most bets on Ohio State and has the volume to back it up so that number is not skewed. That would mean if the public is going to be wrong thisgame would have the best chance of failing as far as numbers are concerned.
Urban Meyer will want to make a statement in his first game back, but his team is not ready to run it up on anyone this early in the season. They are still getting their feet wet and getting used to a new system under Meyer. With that being said, the play for week one is on the Miami (Ohio) Redhawks +24.5.
Check in every week as this article will be updated with no strategies and winning picks using the sports betting consensus.
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