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Pro Football Week 10: Odds, Trends, Notable Bets

Of the 11 NFL Week 10 games currently on the board at William Hill, just three of them have lines of a touchdown or higher. Meanwhile, seven contests are at four points or less. With the spreads tighter, there’s been clear splits with some of the spreads this week.

“I’d say the number of public vs. professional games this week is higher than normal,” said Nick Bogdanovich, Director of Trading at William Hill US. “Usually you might get 1, but 3 or 4 is abnormal.

“Seattle is a public underdog, we’re definitely going to need the Rams. Buffalo probably will be one too, we’ll probably need Arizona. The public’s on Miami right now, but the sharps are on the Chargers. I’m interested to see how that game ends up, Miami’s been so good to the people. The sharps are all over Denver, though we’ll probably need Denver for a wheelbarrow-full of money come game time against the Raiders.”

Three Week 10 spreads have one team receiving the majority of the total number of tickets and the other reeling in the majority of the total dollars wagered at William Hill: Eagles -4 (dollars) at Giants (tickets), Broncos (dollars) at Raiders -4 (tickets) and Bills (tickets) at Cardinals (dollars).

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As of now, though, there is one Week 10 spread that William Hill bettors are the most aligned on. The Ravens are 7-point road favorites against the Patriots on Sunday night, and Baltimore is obtaining 89% of the total number of tickets and 95% of the total dollars wagered. Those are the highest percentages in each department.

That includes the largest NFL Week 10 spread wager placed thus far at William Hill, as one New Jersey bettor put down $18,000 on Ravens -7.5 (-110) for a total potential payout of $34,363.65.

In fact, only two other spreads are currently getting at least 80% in either category: Browns -3 vs. Texans with 90% of the total dollars wagered and Vikings -2.5 at Bears with 83% of the total dollars wagered.

Yet, there’s one other showdown that could have even greater liability come Sunday.

“I would say our biggest decision will probably be New Orleans-San Francisco,” Bogdanovich said. “New Orleans is coming off one of the more impressive performances this season against Tampa, and San Francisco is a train wreck. That one is a late afternoon game, and the Saints will have a zillion teasers on them.”

The Saints are 9.5-point chalk in New Orleans against the 49ers, with only Packers -13.5 vs. the Jaguars serving as a bigger spread this week. New Orleans is currently capturing 74% of the total number of tickets and 69% of the total dollars wagered for all spread bets vs. San Francisco.

Check out William Hill’s latest odds and trends for all available NFL Week 10 spreads here.

College Football Week 11: Latest Odds, Trends

While several college football games have been either postponed or cancelled due to COVID-19, there are still plenty of intriguing matchups in Week 11.

There are currently 12 Week 11 games involving top-25 teams up at William Hill, including a battle between two big-time Big Ten schools in No. 13 Wisconsin and Michigan.

Wisconsin hasn’t played since October 23, as the Badgers’ contests the past two weeks were both cancelled. Michigan has dropped two consecutive games as a favorite—the Wolverines were stunned 27-24 by Michigan State and were dismantled by No. 10 Indiana in a 38-21 defeat.

The Badgers opened as 3.5-point road favorites in this one, and now the Wisconsin is -4.5 over Michigan on Saturday night.

“Wisconsin not playing for a while should definitely help Michigan with all that rust and lack of reps,” said Nick Bogdanovich, Director of Trading for William Hill US. “But people are still fine betting against Michigan here, they’ve just looked horrible. It’s the best game left I’d have to say, we’ll probably write the most business on this game this week.”

Wisconsin has attracted 81% of the total number of tickets and 63% of the total dollars wagered among all spread bets vs. Michigan thus far at William Hill.

Yet, there are quite a few underdogs in top-25 contests that have caught bettors’ attention this week.

No. 9 Miami (+2 at Virginia Tech), Arkansas (+17.5 at No. 6 Florida) and Boston College (+13.5 vs. No. 2 Notre Dame) are all receiving the majority of the tickets and dollars against the spread in their contests. Both Florida and Notre Dame are coming off massive victories vs. Georgia and Clemson respectively, so some bettors may think those teams might not be quite as sharp against unranked foes.

“Right now the straight money is on Boston College, and it’s a great spot for Boston College,” Bogdanovich said. “So I’m sure the sharps are dying to take 14 in that game, whether they get it is another story. When push comes to shove, the masses will be on Notre Dame, so we’ll end up needing BC.”

Only two teams in top-25 matchups are getting at least 80% of the total number of tickets and total dollars wagered as of now: No. 7 Cincinnati (-28 vs. ECU tonight) and No. 11 Oregon (-10.5 at Washington State). The Ducks were originally listed as 7.5-point road favorites in Pullman before shooting up to -10.5.

The biggest Week 11 college football bet taken at William Hill thus far, though, has come in an unranked Big Ten affair. A Nevada bettor placed $18,500 on Rutgers -5 hosting Illinois for a total potential payout of $35,318.20. The Scarlet Knights are now 6-point favorites.

Check out William Hill’s latest odds and trends here for every available Week 11 college football game involving a top-25 team.

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