There are key point spreads in football betting and knowing them helps make you a better sports bettor. I snagged this college football margin of victory data from a huge post of college football data on Wizard of Odds last week.
If you’re a seasoned football bettor you probably already know that 3 and 7 are the key numbers in final results. The information below shows why those numbers are so important.
The following list shows the count and frequency of the top 5 margins of victory in college football. You can see the full chart on Wizard of Odds.
- 3 points – 9.63%
- 7 points – 7.31%
- 10 points – 4.34%
- 14 points – 4.32%
- 17 points – 3.96%
You’ll often hear veteran sports bettors talk about playing the points in football as much as they talk about the match ups themselves. The numbers above are considered the key numbers and you see why. Almost 10% of college football games surveyed ended with exactly a 3 point margin of victory.
These 5 numbers make up almost 30% of the margins of victory in college football games. This is good to know when you’re choosing which teams you want to bet. A half point on one of these key numbers can be the difference between making a winning bet and a losing bet.
If you’re a numbers dork there’s a lot more information on the full Wizard of Odds college football post. If you can retain lots of numbers I encourage you to read the full post. I decided to pull this bit of information because it was easy to digest.
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