So you’re a Michigan fan and would really like to bet that the Wolverines will crush Division 2 UMass on Saturday, but lo and behold, no sportsbooks are offering odds.
Why? Books seldom post odds on games involving lower-division schools, known in sports betting parlance as ‘board’ teams. But there is one sportsbook that offers odds on this game and a handful of others this weekend where ‘non-board’ schools are involved.
New OddsShark.com lines provider Sportsbook.com has Michigan listed as 28.5-point favorites over UMass. The sportsbook was introduced to the OddsShark.com this football season because it offers odds unavailable elsewhere and because they offer far more boxing odds than any other sportsbook.
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How about Oregon and against lowly Portland State? No Sportsbook in his right mind would invite action on that game, right? Wrong. Sportsbook.com has the Ducks as 52-point favorites – that’s right, almost 8 TDs! South Carolina is favored by 32 points against little Furman and the Maine Black Bears are just 22-point underdogs against Syracuse.
The closest odds between big and small schools is 13 points, the spread that Southern Utah will try to cover against San Jose State. So when you can’t find odds on a college football game (usually non board team game odds) that you hoped to bet on, check out Sportsbook.com. It’s possible they will have lines posted when nobody else does.