Clustering of College Football Spreads
19 Pages Posted: 11 Oct 2011
Date Written: October 8, 2011
This paper examines college football point spreads. We find that the betting spread is a good predictor of outcome for college football games during the regular season, but not for bowl games. Our sample of betting line spreads cluster around 3 points (field goal) and 7 points (touchdown/extra point). Also, the accuracy of the betting line spread improves when the spread clusters on a field goal or touchdown.
Keywords: College Football, Betting Spreads, Clustering
JEL Classification: G10, L83
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