The college football consensus report for week 8 is here and if you are not using it as a handicapping tool you are making a big mistake. When it comes to betting on football the public is wrong the majority of the time. The consensus report basically shows the bettor where the public is betting. So if you fade the public more times than not you will walk away winner, so what games are the public on this weekend?
The games with the most popular consensus are often smaller games that are flying under the radar. As of the writing of this article, Kent State is the most popular pick based on percentages. Kent State -4 over Western Michigan is the getting 72 percent of the betting action. However it should be noted that Louisville -6.5 over South Florida has more votes from 804 to 723 for Kent State.
The most popular road team for week 8 in college football is the Stanford Cardinal. The Cardinal played a televised game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish a week ago on national television. Stanford gave the Irish all they could handle and for that reason the public is betting on the road team to get the job done as small road favorites over the Cal Bears.
There are a few other games that stand out above the rest for this week. The LSU tigers are listed as 3.5 point road favorites over the Texas A&M Aggies as the two teams meet up for the first time in SEC play. As expected although they have had problems on the road the Tigers are getting 787 plays as opposed to 389 for the Aggies for a whopping 59 percent of the public action.
The Consensus tool is not always right, but it is a handicapping tool that you can’t do without.