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Top-25 teams are usually bettors go-tos whenever it comes to spread bets, but it seems that Black Friday bettors are bucking the trend.


Interestingly enough, non-Top 25 college football teams are getting a lot of love from bettors for Black Friday games despite ridiculously high spreads. The No. 14 Texas Longhorns are the only top-25 team that finds themselves as one of the most lopsided spread bets for the day. 

No game is a guaranteed victory, but Buffalo, Toledo and Missouri could probably sleepwalk through their games and still beat their respective spread.

Buffalo faces a 3-8 Bowling Green squad that's allowing 39.6 points per game; Toledo faces a 1-10 Central Michigan team that's scored less than 20 points in every game except their season opener; And Missouri will go toe-to-toe with a 2-9 Arkansas team that has yet to win a conference game this season.


Scheduling is the biggest culprit as to the lack of Top-25 teams on the list of spread bets for today. Outside of Texas and No. 9 UCF, the other two contests featuring ranked teams are games with two ​Top 25 opponents facing off -- No. 6 Oklahoma takes on No. 13 West Virginia and No. 16 Washington plays at No. 8 Washington Stage.

​Let's just hope
 bettors are getting a Black Friday deal with today's wagers.


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