What’s so interesting about it? Well, as the Wiz explains,
… Pointspreads are actually a barometer of how the betting public perceives a team. As money rolls in for/against a team, the pointspread is adjusted. The aim of a sportsbook is to have a 50-50 split of wagers for/against a team because it eliminates risk and guarantees a profit from the 10% commission charged by a sportsbook for its services.
So as a general rule, the better a team’s record is against the spread, the less respect the betting public has for it. Kansas, which went 10-1 against the spread this year, is the Rodney Dangerfield of college football. Of course, the inverse of that would be schools that do poorly against the spread are overrated by the bettors.
Dawg fans, note that Georgia went 7-4 ATS in ’07. Hawaii was 4-6.
Make sure you check out which school finished 118th.