Mr. East continues to prove why he is consistently mentioned among the best football handicappers in the business when it comes to making bowl picks. Last night he was on Oregon to take down Oklahoma State in the 2008 Holiday Bowl and once again he proved that when it comes to beating the bowl game lines, he knows what he is talking about and people should pay attention to his advice. Let’s take a look at why he was so focused in on the Ducks:
There are some huge numbers that fill the ATS stat sheet that suggest that Oregon is the overwhelming choice in this one. So let’s start rolling them off. It is led by the largest Bowl inefficiency trend, or should I say efficiency trend that has seen teams in a certain situation, that favors Oregon that has connected at an amazing 86% with 128 games in the database, and it is based on just 2 conditions. The Pac-10 has been the best in Bowls as an underdog, as the record shows 80% covers in their last 20 Bowl games as a dog. Oklahoma St. lost their defensive coordinator Tim Beckman who left to take the job at Toledo, so the game plan will be undertaken by the head coach. Oregon coach Bellotti is 10-2 ATS as a non-conference dog, and 7-0 ATS off a straight up win of 3 or more. Pac-10 Bowl dogs also fit a situation that has them at 18-1 ATS that is live for this one, that is a 94.7% trend. This one shouts Ducks!!!! Oregon with the win!