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College Football Betting Guide to Buying the Hook

The following college football guide to buying the hook suggests the circumstances under which that “hook,” the half-point, helps and hinders the sports bettor. It is based on closing college football betting lines from 11 seasons: 2003-2013. The nine numbers represented constitute nine of the most-frequent hooks in college football betting.

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HOOK EDGE BUY THE HOOK AT THIS PRICE?
-120 

(Edge must be > 4.33%)

-125 

(Edge must be > 6.35%)

-130 

(Edge must be > 8.28%)

-1.5 2.87% NO NO NO
-3.5 7.34% YES YES NO
-7.5 5.33% YES NO NO
-10.5 3.92% NO NO NO
-14.5 4.41% YES NO NO
+2.5 8.41% YES YES YES
+6.5 6.64% YES YES NO
+9.5 4.19% NO NO NO
+13.5 4.38% YES NO NO

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