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The Most Wagered On CFB Game From Week 1 Will Surprise You

Temple vs Rutgers attracted more bettors than the record-breaking five AP-ranked matchups from this weekend 🤑 (3 minute read)

Most Wagered On CFB Game

If you didn’t bet on Saturday’s Temple vs Rutgers game, you were in a RARE group. The game generated the most bets based on tickets at BetMGM, one of the bigger sports-books currently available in ten states. The game was slated for Thursday, but due to Hurricane Ida, it was postponed to Saturday afternoonRutgers at -14 was the second-most bet on spread by tickets, behind LSU -3 at UCLA. You’re probably thinking, why Rutgers vs Temple? Well, BetMGM is very popular in New Jersey, where Rutgers is located, and also Pennsylvania, where Temple is 🤯

The Results

Playing in front of fans at home for the first time in two years, Rutgers dominated Temple

  • Final: Rutgers def. Temple, 61-14

  • Rutgers QB Noah Vedral: 15-of-27 passing for 138 yards and 1 TD

  • Rutgers RB Kyle Monangai: 8 carries for 28 yards and 2 TDs

  • Rutgers -14: HIT

  • Over 52 pts: HIT

Rutgers scored over 60 points for the first time since 2016, and the first time against an FBS opponent since 2008

If you were one of those record-breaking individuals who bet Rutgers on the spread (-14), then congratulations because they SHATTERED that number

Other Popular Games

The second-most bet on game was No. 5 Georgia vs No. 3 Clemson. Around 51% of the tickets and 53% of the money was placed on the Georgia spread (+3)

  • Final: Georgia def. Clemson, 10-3

  • Georgia QB JT Daniels: 22-of-30 passing for 135 yards and 1 INT

  • Clemson QB D.J. Uiagalelei: 19-of-37 passing for 178 yards and 1 INT

  • Georgia covered spread

The third-most bet on game was No. 1 Alabama vs No. 14 Miami. Alabama (-18.5) generated the most revenue out of all Week 1 games

  • Final: Alabama def. Miami, 44-13

  • Alabama QB Bryce Young: 27-of-38 passing for 344 yards and 4 TDs

  • Miami QB D’Eriq King: 23-of-31 passing for 178 yards, 1 TD, and 2 INTs

  • Alabama covered spread

Best Fan Story of the Weekend

Matt Landers (@mattlanders9/IG) and his co-workers flipped a coin for their Office College Football Pick’Em pool. Turns out, they got ALL twelve spreads correct

  • If they had bet $100 on the parlay, it would have paid out $234K

  • Unfortunately, they didn’t actually place the bet!

Moral of the story -- even when it’s a joke, you better MAKE the bet! If you’re reading this Matt, let us know your flip results for Week 2 😅