College Football Picks
The low point spread in the Academy Sports & Outdoors Texas Bowl is surprisingly low when you take strength of conference into consideration. SEC college football teams are much more powerful than Big 12 teams. Even Okie State coach Mike Gundy says TAMU is the best 7-5 team in college football bowl history! I think you know which way we’re betting this one!
How is it that when we think of the Huskies and Broncos we envision Chris Peterson coaching both teams? To be completely candid, this game is super wonky and probably should be avoided unless you’re a degenerate gambler that absolutely has to have action on it! Nonetheless, Loot gives his take on who he thinks will cover the Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl point spread.
When figuring out who to bet on smaller college football teams in smaller conferences, strength of opponents becomes a major variable. With the MAC being the weakest conference in the FBS, the Utah State Aggies kind of become attractive laying -7.5.
Chippewas coach Jim McElwain has done a nice job turning the Central Michigan program around from a 1-11 season, however, he’ll be up against it in the New Mexico Bowl against the stingy run defense of Rocky Long’s San Diego State Aztecs. This game is likely to be light on fireworks but packs some good punch with regards to betting value as we believe San Diego St. will cash out another ticket here.
In the first bowl of the college football season we have too hot clubs battling out in the 2019 Bahamas Bowl at Thomas Robinson Stadium in Naussau. The Bulls are four points away from being on a seven game unbeaten streak and Charlotte comes in riding a five game run of their own. Get our handicapper’s college bowl pick.
Navy has by far the better record this season both straight up and against the spread, but when these two teams play you can normally throw out the season’s stats. Army has dominated the ticket cashing going 4-0-1 ATS in the L5 meetings. That said the UNDER has been the biggest trend going 14-2 in the L16.
These two teams met just last Friday with Memphis getting the 34 to 24 win but Cincinnati +13.5 getting the money. This time around the line is a lowered to Memphis just a -9.5 favorite. Read on to get our handicapper’s take and free point spread pick.
Can anyone stop the Clemson Tigers? Their defensive allowance of 10.1 points per game is shrewd to say the least. Putting it mildly, all of the Cavalier’s strengths play into the strengths of Clemson. Virginia has had a nice season at 9-3 but the parade is likely to stop here in the ACC Championship game.
It’s always a red flag when the public is betting a college football underdog to the tune of 75%, which is the case as these two 11-1 teams play for the Big 12 Championship. Bettors are obviously remembering when the Baylor Bears where up four scores on the Sooners, only to blow the fat lead and lose. To astute handicappers, the comeback shows the dominance Jalen Hurts and Co. can command when full effort is exercised.
The Boise State Broncos get a huge boost with the Mountain West Title Game taking place on their home turf. Nick Rolovich has done a heck of a job turning the Hawaii college football program around, but it’ll be a tall task to go into Albertson’s Stadium and steal a win, much less a cover.
The Pac-12 Championship may end up being a one-sided affair. The Oregon Ducks are talented on paper, but always seem to struggle on the road and versus good teams. The Utah Utes have been a finely tuned machine, winning 11 of 12 games and covering 75% of their games at a 9-3 clip. Expect more of the same from both of these teams.
Between the dominance shown by the LSU and the fact that they won this very same matchup by 20 points with most of the same players last year, it’s surprising to see the SEC Championship game come out with an opening line of the Tigers only being favored by 7 points. Check out Jay’s take on how he thinks the game will play out!
The Ohio State Buckeyes have been an absolute machine with regards to covering point spreads this season. Bettors have prospered huge, cashing 75% of their bets (9-3 ATS when backing OSU. The Big Ten Championship game opened up with a 16.5 spread. With 17 being a key number (common final score margin) in college football, bookies are banking on the Badger covering/getting the money.
While “The Game” gets much buzz in the middle of the country, Michigan has only beaten Ohio State twice since 2000 and Jim Harbaugh is 0-4 since coming to Ann Arbor. Can Big Blue turn it around or will Harbaugh move to 0-5? Ted thinks one of these teams covers easily and wins by 20+!
UCF has won four of their last five games, but appear to be overvalued going just 1-4 versus the spread. They take on USF who has had a disastrous recording only four wins on the campaign. Can the Bulls come up with a big effort to end their season on a positive note?
With all the talk of an LSU Tigers undefeated season, bettors have stars in their eyes and tend to get sucked into the media yayhoo and lose track of the fact that TAMU is a formdiable opponent who isn’t going to just lay down. The 17 in college football is a key number believe it or not, which is another indication that the sportsbooks love their position with the Aggies.
NCAA Football Betting Guide
New to college football betting or football wagering in general? Point spreads and odds can be confusing at first glance! We explain how these wagers work, as well as totals, futures and prop bets in our How to Bet on College Football article!
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