CFP Title Game Could be A Disaster For Vegas


Las Vegas sportsbooks won’t be pulling for LSU on Monday night against Clemson. Money is coming in heavily on the Ed Orgeron's Squad.

In fact, bettors are making it one of the most lopsided betting events in years.

“The last time we’ve seen such a one-sided [betting] event was Conor McGregor versus Floyd Mayweather [in 2017],” vice president of trading for ROAR Digital/BetMGM sportsbooks Jason Scott told ESPN's David Purdum.

Both the number of bets made and the amount of money wagered has gone heavily LSU.

“Right now, it’s all LSU,” Nick Bogdanovich, director of trading for William Hill U.S., told Purdum. “Current money is about 8-to-1 in favor of LSU and tickets are about 4-to-1 in favor of LSU.”

Apparently it’s not just the public favoring LSU. A Caesars Sportsbook rep noted to Purdum, “there hasn’t been much Clemson from some of these [sharp] guys.”

On Tuesday, Las Vegas sportsbook operator CG Technology reported taking two bets totaling $200,000 on LSU. As of Thursday, MGM sportsbooks in Nevada had taken six five-figure bets on the game, all of them on LSU.

The current consensus line has LSU favored by 6 points. We shall see if the line moves between now and kickoff.

The current consensus line has LSU favored by 6 points. We shall see if the line moves between now and kickoff.