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Changes in point spreads aroused suspicions in these nine games, refereed by John Fraser. In all save one, "smart money" won heavily
The Missouri Valley Conference includes schools from Houston to Detroit. In list below, Ohio State, Yale, Seattle, Oklahoma City and Western Kentucky are not MVC members. These were non-conference games. All other teams are members.
Abnormal amount of money bet on Ohio State. State went from minus-6 points in opening line to 8� at closing.
Dec. 27 Yale at Bradley
"Very big move." So much money bet on Bradley that it moved to minus-16 before bookies took the game off the boards.
Jan. 7 Tulsa at Houston
The big bettors first backed favored Houston, moved the line to minus-6�. Then they poured it in on Tulsa.