2021 CFB Betting Trends For Week 3, Favorites Dominate

  • 73.1% of home teams have won across the first two weeks of the college football season.
  • Favorites have won 78.3% of all their games.
  • Home teams have covered the spread in 52.7% of the games.

NEW YORK – Favorites and home teams have exploited their advantages while underdogs and away teams have predictably struggled this college football season.

The totals have also been interesting, with the Under hitting at a higher rate heading into Week 3 so college football betting fans should take note.

Favorites Dominate Early

There have not been many upsets in the first two weeks of the college football season. Favorites have a 78.3%-win record. Home favorites have won 79.4% of the time and away favorites have won 74.2% of the time.

Purdue Boiler Makers Vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish

  • Purdue +255
  • Notre Dame -310

Betting fans taking straight bets this weekend may want to pool together favorites into parlays in order to cash in big as they are likely to win, specifically home favorites.

Kent State Golden Flashes Vs. Iowa Hawkeyes

  • Kent State +975
  • Iowa -2100

These three home favorites all individually have short odds and would lead to a minuscule payout if bettors take the straight bets on them.

Florida State Seminoles Vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons

  • Florida State +175
  • Wake Forest -210

But if bettors pooled together odds for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (-310), the Iowa Hawkeyes (-2100), and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (-210) into a single parlay, college football gamblers will see +105 odds.

These are all home favorites and they have so far won 79.4% of their game, making this betting line far very probable to hit.

Favorites And Underdogs Split ATS

Another interesting betting trend so far in the season is the record of favorites and underdogs against the spread. Favorites have covered 49.1% of the time while underdogs have covered 50.9%.

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Home underdogs in particular are interesting, as they have covered 60.7% of the time compared to the 51.1% for home favorites. Away favorites have rarely covered, only 39.3% of the time.

Alabama Crimson Tide Vs. Florida Gators (Spread)

  • Alabama -15.0 (-110)
  • Florida +15.0 (-110)

The Alabama Crimson Tide are away favorites against the Florida Gators at online sportsbooks. Based on the data seen in the first two weeks of the season, taking Florida to cover the spread is a wiser wager.

Alabama has covered in the first two weeks, however, so bettors should make note of that. Additionally, the Gators are 5-2 ATS in their last underdog games.

Under’s Dominate Totals Betting

In the Week 1 matchup between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Clemson Tigers, the game was all defense, ending in a 10-3 victory for Georgia. This game was not an anomaly, as overall college football has seen lower scoring games this season.

56.8% of all games have hit the under. In non-overtime games, this number is 57.2%. Games that when to overtime saw the over hit 66.7% of the time, but there have only been three of these games and two of them hit the over.

Betting on the Under has consistently led to success at sportsbooks for college football gamblers so betting fans should be leaning on these when placing action.