The FBI has charged Toledo football player Harvey “Scooter” McDougle Jr. with taking cash to influence the outcome of 2005 University of Toledo
Remarkable facts about the Toledo Betting scandal have since been uncovered by RJ Bell of PreGame.com, who also serves as a gambling expert for
According to an NCAA survey, 1.3% of Division I players admitted taking money from a gambler to play poorly.
Over 500 college basketball games spanning a 16 year period involve “gambling-related corruption,” according to an Economics Professor at the
renowned Wharton School of Business.
Evidence with a 99% mathematical certainty: Movements in the betting line are responses to disproportionate amounts of money bet a certain way. During
the 2005 Toledo football regular season, lines on their games moved two points or more on 7 occasions – and ALL 7 TIMES the way the bettors were
betting won against the opening line. The odds of that happening randomly are 128 to 1. x
List of all big line movement games:
9/17/05 at Temple: side opened Toledo -28; closed -26; underdog covered.
9/27/05 at Fresno: total opened 64; closed 61; under covered.
10/08/05 vs. E. Michigan: side opened -20.5; closed -25.5; favorite covered.
10/15/05 at Ball St: side opened -19.5; closed -22; favorite covered open.
10/29/05 at C. Michigan; side opened -10; closed -7.5; underdog covered.
10/29/05 at C. Michigan: total opened 55.5; closed 52; under covered.
11/16/05 vs. N. Illinois; total opened 55; closed 52; under covered open.
The results above mean that it can be said with greater than 99% mathematical certainty that the outcomes of those games were affected by outside
Don Shapiro, Sports911.com
Originally published April 7, 2007 12:15 am ET