Don Best Odds, Sportsbook Public Consensus Percentages

Though there are only five games in the Don Best FBS rotation on Friday’s college football betting portfolio, two substantial favorites ensure public betting spread percentages have clear-cut choices among the betting masses.

Mike Godsey, long-time consultant to anchor service Joe Duffy’s Picks explains, “The public prefers the assumed certainty of betting the superior team, especially early in the season when their confidence level is much higher on the better team.” Many sharps believe this creates opportunity in high-value underdogs before the public becomes only slightly more courageous in anteing up on underdogs or smaller favorites.

A jaw-dropping 81 percent of gamblers are betting on Baylor. After opening up at (-34), the Bears are as high as a 36.5-point favorite despite the fact that road favorites of more than 35 points are only 24-35 against the spread since 1983.

Another substantial considerable road favorite, Michigan State laying 18-points at Western Michigan is getting 78 percent of the sports bettors’ action. Georgia State laying 7.5 at home also has 78 percent of the wagers, though that line has skyrocketed from an opener of (-4).

However, there is one underdog receiving love from the gambling public. Kent getting 14.5-points from Illinois has 64 percent of picks. The Illini is reeling from the recent firing of already-embattled head coach Tim Beckman.

Las Vegas Strip and offshore football pickers are not making as declarative statements on totals. The Baylor-SMU over and Washington-Boise State under each have 64 percent of the public’s support.

Joe Duffy’s Picks enters the week on a 12-3 football run, thanks to NFL preseason. All his bets are posted at


About the Author

Grandmaster Sports Handicapper Joe Duffy got his start in the sports handicapping industry with the Dial Sports (Communications Team) audiotext network. It was owned by sportswriter, broadcaster and handicapping pioneer Mickey Charles. Dial Sports was the sister company of the popular Sports Network Wire Service. Upon graduating California University of PA, where he was a play-by-play announcer on student radio station WVCS (now WCAL) and cable channel 29 (now CUTV), he became a full-time sports announcer and handicapper for the Sportsline scorephone network. He learned from NFL legends coach Hank Stram and broadcasting icon Ray Scott the ins and outs of the sports betting world. His Amazing Cadillac Club became the most successful 900-number in sports betting history. He left to become the first General Manager of the Freescoreboard scorephone network broadcast all over North America. His articles have appeared on several dozen websites and hard copy publications. He is now CEO of, the top sports betting site in the world. Email:

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