Its week 5 of college football and the public has had all week to lay its action. William Hill is one of the sportsbooks that makes this information public. Some sports bettors like having this information so as to avoid betting with the public and sometimes even to bet against them.
The theory for betting against the public is that sportsbooks remain in business whereas many sports bettors go bust. If they bet against the public on the more publicized games they are with the sportsbook. Also, the spread may be inflated by public action.
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