|Date||Match Up||Rating||Score||Result||Profit||Lead Time||Analysis|
|11-16-19||Wisconsin v. Nebraska +14.5||37-21||Loss||-109||17 h 41 m||Show|
4* NCAAF - Situational VEGAS INSIDER on Nebraska +14½ -109
Solid value here with the Cornhuskers getting two touchdowns plus the hook at home against the Badgers. To say this season has been a disappointment for Nebraska would be an understatement, but I expect the best they have to offer Saturday against the nationally ranked Badgers.
If there wasn't already enough motivation for the Cornhuskers, they should get it from the comments made by Wisconsin linebacker Zack Baun, who had this to say about the rivalry. "I think it was a big rivalry back before they had the trophy, so they created the trophy, and now it hasn't left here. I don't know if it's much of a rivalry anymore."
Not only does that add a little fire for Nebraska, it tells me the Badgers aren't taking this game all that seriously. They were already in a big letdown spot coming off two big games against ranked teams in Ohio State and Iowa.
Wisconsin is just 2-5 ATS last 7 on the road, 4-10 ATS last 14 off a win and 0-5 ATS last 5 vs a team with a losing record. Take Nebraska!
|11-15-19||Louisiana Tech v. Marshall -6||10-31||Win||100||9 h 6 m||Show|
4* NCAAF - Friday Night C-USA NO-BRAINER on Marshall -6 -110
With the recent news that Louisiana Tech starting quarterback J'Mar Smith and top wide out Adrian Hardy are both suspended for this game, this is an easy play on the Thundering Herd at home.
I just don't think the Bulldogs will be able to overcome the loss of Smith, especially on the road against a good Marshall team that is only giving up 24.0 ppg and 371 ypg. Smith has thrown for almost 2,500 yards with a 14-4 TD-INT ratio. He's also second on the team with 226 rushing yards. He's basically got all the reps and it's just asking too much of an inexperienced backup to play well on such short notice.
Marshall has struggled to cash at the betting window of late, but they are 31-15 ATS last 46 when they come in having failed to cover 4 or 5 of their last 6 games. Thundering Herd also own an impressive 16-5-2 ATS mark in their last 23 at home vs a team with a winning road record. Take Marshall!
|11-12-19||Eastern Michigan v. Akron +17.5||42-14||Loss||-115||8 h 55 m||Show|
4* NCAAF - Weekday MAC Attack CASH COW on Akron +17½ -115
I'm well aware of how bad the Zips have been both SU and ATS this season, but I think we are getting too good a price to pass up with the home dog Tuesday night. Eastern Michigan is not the kind of team that should be laying 3 scores on the road. The Eagles have lost 4 of 5 and are just 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
Road favorites who are allowing 31+ points/game and have allowed 31 or more in each of their last two are just 34-70 (32.7%) ATS over the last 10 seasons. Eastern Michigan is also just 2-9 ATS under head coach Chris Creighton when his Eagles are playing a horrible team that's won less than 25% of their games. Take Akron!
|11-09-19||Nevada +17.5 v. San Diego State||Top||17-13||Win||100||21 h 45 m||Show|
5* NCAAF - Late Night PLAY OF THE MONTH on Nevada +17½ -105
Love this spot and the price we are getting with the Wolf Pack. This is just too many points for San Diego State to be laying with how much they struggle to score. Aztecs are only averaging 21.7 ppg on the season and it actually gets worse when they play at home, where they are scoring just 16.3 ppg.
Nevada's defense isn't great, but they did just hold New Mexico to a mere 10-points last week, so they can keep SDST in check. Last time out the Aztecs were a 11.5-point favorite at home to UNLV and barely won 20-17. San Diego State is 3-11 ATS last 14 games as a home favorite. Take Nevada!
|11-09-19||Iowa State v. Oklahoma -14||41-42||Loss||-109||94 h 42 m||Show|
3* NCAAF - No Doubt ATS BLOWOUT on Oklahoma -14 -109
I like the Sooners to lay it on the Cyclones and easily cover the two touchdown spread this Saturday. This will be the first time that Oklahoma takes the field since they had that shocking 48-41 loss at Kansas State two weeks ago. I believe that loss was more of the Sooners just being a little too cocky and not giving the Wildcats the respect they deserved.
I have to believe it hasn't been a fun two weeks of practice for Oklahoma and we are going to get their very best coming out of the bye. This is also a game the Sooners have had circled, as they have definitely not forgot about the last time Iowa State came to Norman and beat them 38-31 as a 31-point underdog.
Iowa State is also a good but not great team this year. I think that's pretty evident by their last game at home against Oklahoma State, where they lost 34-27 as a 11-point favorite. I know the Cyclones have a decent defense, but I don't think they got any shot here of slowing down Jalen Hurts and that Sooners offense. Take Oklahoma!
|11-09-19||Florida International +10.5 v. Florida Atlantic||7-37||Loss||-108||58 h 10 m||Show|
4* NCAAF - Conf-USA PLAY OF THE WEEK on Florida International +10½ -108
I really like the value here with FIU catching double-digits against rival FAU. The Golden Panthers have got fire after a slow start. FIU is 4-1 in their last 5 after starting out 1-3. They have failed to cover 3 straight, but I think they go from being overvalue to undervalued with how much the public is on this Owls team.
FAU has been a solid fade at home, as they are just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 at home. They are also just 15-29 ATS last 44 at home when listed as a favorite. Panthers are also a team to back late in the year, as they are 7-3 ATS last 10 after 3 straight conference games. Take FIU!
|11-09-19||UTSA +4 v. Old Dominion||24-23||Win||100||12 h 13 m||Show|
3* NCAAF - Vegas ATS LINE MISTAKE on UTSA +4 -105
I like the value here with UTSA catching more than a field goal against the Monarchs. UTSA has gone 2-2 SU and 3-1 ATS in their last 4 games. Old Dominion hasn't won a game since beating Norfolk State in the opener and have covered only twice in their last six games. Last they were favored was as a 3-point home favorite to ECU and they lost that outright. Road Runners have been a dog of 6 or less twice this year and won both outright, including a double-digit win at UTEP. Take UTSA!
|11-09-19||Texas Tech v. West Virginia +3||Top||38-17||Loss||-110||86 h 47 m||Show|
5* NCAAF - Big 12 GAME OF THE MONTH on West Virginia +3 -110
Love the Mountaineers as a home dog this Saturday against the Red Raiders. This couldn't be a better time to buy low on West Virginia, who comes in having lost 4 straight. Even though the Mountaineers easily covered as a 17.5-point home dog last time out at Baylor, most won't be able to get past the fact that they have scored exactly 14 points in each of their last 3 games.
The thing you have to keep in mind with the recent slide is the fact that it's come against arguably the four best teams in the Big 12 in Texas, Iowa State, Oklahoma and Baylor. Texas Tech is definitely a team they can beat and there's plenty of motivation still for West Virginia, as they need to win 3 of their last 4 to make a bowl.
Another thing is the Red Raiders should not be favored on the road against any team in the Big 12. Texas Tech is 0-4 on the road this season, where they are giving up 38.2 ppg and 548.2 ypg. Also, Red Raiders have lost 3 straight and 5 of 6 overall. Texas Tech head coach Matt Wells is 0-8 ATS as a head coach when his team comes in having lost 4/5 of their last 6. Take West Virginia!
|11-08-19||Washington -9.5 v. Oregon State||Top||19-7||Win||100||70 h 23 m||Show|
5* NCAAF - PAC-12 GAME OF THE MONTH on Washington -9½ -110
I absolutely love the Huskies here in what I feel is a huge bounce back spot following a couple of tough losses against two of the Pac-12's best in Oregon and Utah. I get crazy things can happen in weekday games and Corvallis is not an easy place to play. However, I just think the talent gap here is too much for the Beavers to keep this to single-digits.
Last time Washington went on the road they were a slim 6-point favorite at Arizona and they annihilated the Wildcats 51-27. As for Oregon State, not question they are improved, but they still haven't been anyone worth a lick. Last time they hosted a decent team was Utah in the middle of October. Beavers were a mere 14-point dog and got annihilated 52-7.
I just don't think it's asking a lot for Washington to win here by at least 2 touchdowns. Oregon State is just 2-7 ATS last 9 at home and Huskies are a dominant 14-5 ATS last 19 as a favorite of 3.5 to 10 points. Take Washington!
|11-08-19||Central Florida -17 v. Tulsa||31-34||Loss||-109||55 h 10 m||Show|
3* NCAAF - UCF/Tulsa Weeknight MONEYMAKER on Central Florida -17 -109
I got no problem laying the big number here with UCF at Tulsa Friday night. I get the Golden Hurricane have played some of the top teams in the AAC tough this year, but I just question how much fight they have left after last week's gut-wrenching loss at Tulane.
With that loss to the Green Wave, Tulsa is now 2-7 on the season and can no longer reach the 6-win mark to become bowl eligible. With that said, I don't know that a fully motivated Golden Hurricane team could keep this close. UCF is rolling right now. The Knights followed up a 63-21 win at Temple with a 44-29 victory of Houston. UCF is scoring 46.3 ppg and Tulsa is allowing 33.0 ppg. Knights are 7-3 ATS last 10 on the road. Take Central Florida!
|11-07-19||Temple v. South Florida +2.5||17-7||Loss||-112||12 h 12 m||Show|
4* NCAAF - USF/Temple ATS NO-BRAINER on South Florida +2½ -112
Really like the price and the spot here with South Florida as a home dog Thursday night against Temple. Public is all over the Owls and the books are letting them have it with this line being less than a field goal.
For most people they just can't get past how bad USF was early in the year. Charlie Strong has really got this team on track and let's not forget this was a team a lot of people were picking ahead of Temple in the ACC prior to the season starting.
Confidence can be everything and the Bulls have it right now, as they have won 3 of their last 4 and are starting to impose their will on the ground. USF has rushed for 240+ yards in 3 of their last 4. Temple just followed up a 24-point loss at SMU with a 42-point loss at home to UCF.
Teams with a line of +3 to -3 that rushed for 150+ yards in their last game and are facing a team that was outgained on the ground by 125+ yards are 27-6 (82%) ATS over the last 5 seasons. Take South Florida!
|11-02-19||New Mexico +5 v. Nevada||10-21||Loss||-109||132 h 16 m||Show|
4* NCAAF - Late Night ATS NO-BRAINER on New Mexico +5 -109
The Lobos are definitely worth a look here at this price. I get New Mexico has lost 5 straight and are just 2-6 on the season, but Nevada isn't exactly lighting up the world. Wolf Pack have 4 wins but two of those are against UTEP and Weber State. they have lost 3 of their last 4 and are just 1-4-1 ATS last 6.
Nevada shouldn't be laying more than a field goal with how they play defense. Wolf Pack are allowing 37.6 ppg and 6.4 yards/play. Lobos have been a great bet under Davie against teams that give up a lot of points. New Mexico has covered 13 of their last 15 against teams that allow 31 or more points/game. Lobos are also 10-2 ATS last 12 on the road after trailing in their previous game by 24 or more at the half. Take New Mexico!
|11-02-19||UAB +10.5 v. Tennessee||Top||7-30||Loss||-110||129 h 14 m||Show|
5* NCAAF - Non-Conference PLAY OF THE MONTH on UAB +10½ -110
As bad as it's been for the Volunteers this year, I think the public is going to be tempted to take Tennessee laying less than two touchdowns against a team from C-USA, especially considering the Vols have won 2 of their last 3, including a 41-21 blowout win over South Carolina last time out.
That tells me the books really like UAB's chances to cover and I agree. The Blazers are extremely well coached under Bill Clark, who has a 31-15 record in 3+ seasons in Birmingham. Vols are also just 5-14 ATS in their last 19 home games and 2-7 ATS last 9 off a win.
Great system in play favoring a fade of Tennessee. Home teams that have won 2 of their last 3 games and still own a winning percentage between 25% to 40% are just 8-34 (19%) ATS when facing a team with a winning record. Take UAB!
|11-02-19||Oregon State +6.5 v. Arizona||56-38||Win||100||127 h 35 m||Show|
4* NCAAF - Situational VEGAS INSIDER on Oregon State +6½ -107
Big time value here with the Beavers catching almost a touchdown on the road against the Wildcats. Oregon State is a program on the rise. Beavers have already won 3 games this season and just pulled off a big upset at Cal as a double-digit dog.
Arizona has lost and failed to cover 3 straight games. To say the defense has been bad for the Wildcats would be an understatement. Arizona has allowed 41 or more in 3 straight games. Prior to playing to really good defensive teams in Utah and Cal, Oregon State scored 28 or more in 4 straight, twice eclipsing 40 points. I actually like the Beavers to win this game outright, but I'll take the points for insurance.
Great system in play favoring a play on the Beavers. Road underdogs of 3.5 to 10 points in Weeks 10-13, who have covered 4 of their last 5 are 38-13 (75%) ATS last 10 seasons. Take Oregon State!
|11-02-19||Tulsa v. Tulane -9.5||26-38||Win||100||126 h 57 m||Show|
4* NCAAF - Sharp Money ATS HEAVY HITTER on Tulane -9½ -109
I got no problem here laying the points with the Green Wave at home. This is the ideal spot to fade Tulsa off an absolutely gut-wrenching 42-41 loss at home to Memphis. That's now 4 straight losses for the Golden Hurricanes and I just don't think they are going to want anything to do with playing a pissed off Tulane team on the road.
Green Wave are just 4-3, but those 3 losses have all come on the road against top tier teams in Memphis, Navy and Auburn. Last year Tulane won and covered at Tulsa and the year before won 62-28 as a slim 5.5-point home favorite.
Green Wave are 4-0 ATS last 5 at home and 18-8 ATS last 26 at home vs a team with a losing road record. Tulsa is 3-9 ATS last 12 off a cover, 1-4 ATS last 5 after scoring 40 or more and 2-8 ATS last 10 after rushing for 200+ yards. Take Tulane!
|11-02-19||UNLV v. Colorado State -9||17-37||Win||100||126 h 59 m||Show|
4* NCAAF - Vegas Oddsmakers LINE MISTAKE on Colorado State -9 -108
I got no problem laying single digits with the Rams at home against this UNLV team. The Rebels surprised some people last week with a mere 3-point loss at home to San Diego State as a 11.5-point dog. Mainly because the Aztecs look like a team that will be playing for the MWC title later this month.
I just think that was UNLV simply giving it all they had and San Diego State kinda just going thru the motions against a team they knew they were better than. Every other loss the Rebels have suffered has been by more than two touchdowns.
Colorado State got off to that awful 1-5 start, but a lot of that was them just playing a brutal schedule out of the gate Rams enter having won their last two, including a 41-31 upset win at Fresno State last time out. Colorado State has simply been undervalued and it shows with their 4-1 ATS mark in their last 5.
UNLV is 6-16 ATS last 22 on the road after losing 6/7 of their last 8 games and 3-11 ATS last 14 off a cover. Take Colorado State!
|11-02-19||TCU +4.5 v. Oklahoma State||27-34||Loss||-109||125 h 30 m||Show|
3* NCAAF - Undervalued DOG OF THE DAY on TCU +4½ -109
I think the value here with TCU as a dog against the Cowboys. Both teams are off big wins last week. Horned Frogs defeated Texas 37-27 at home, while Oklahoma State went on the road and beat a red-hot ISU team.
I think the key to slowing down this Cowboys team is to stop the run and that's something TCU has done extremely well. Horned Frogs are giving up just 3.2 yards/carry. Oklahoma State had also just lost at home to Baylor by 18 the week before and also lost by double-digit to a pretty mediocre Texas Texas squad.
Cowboys are much better suited to beat teams that want to get in a shootout. OK State is just 9-21 ATS vs similar teams like TCU that control 32+ minutes of possession and 21+ first downs. Underdog has also covered 4 straight in the series. Take TCU!
|11-02-19||Marshall v. Rice +10.5||20-7||Loss||-109||122 h 50 m||Show|
3* NCAAF - No Doubt ATS ANNIHILATOR on Rice +10½ -109
I think we are getting a decent price here with the Owls catching double-digits. Rice is thought of by many as one of the worst teams in the country, as the are winless at 0-8 and haven't been good recently. I'm not saying they are a good team, but they are better than their record. Owls have a mere 8-point loss to undefeated Baylor, only lost by 3 to Louisiana Tech and have been competitive in really all but a couple games against WF and Texas.
Marshall has been one of the most overvalued valued teams in the country. The Thundering Herd have a solid 5-3 SU record and are riding a 3-game winning streak, but are just 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
Basically anytime Marshall is favored you want to look to the other side. Thundering Herd are 3-11 ATS last 2 seasons when giving points. They have also not covered a single spread in games played on Saturday (0-6) this season. Owls are 32-16 ATS last 48 at home in weeks 10 thru 13 and 6-2-1 ATS last 9 vs a team with a winning record. Take Rice!
|10-31-19||West Virginia +19 v. Baylor||14-17||Win||100||20 h 23 m||Show|
3* NCAAF - W Virginia/Baylor ATS ANNIHILATOR on West Virginia +19 -115
I feel like the price is right to back the Mountaineers in Thursday's game at Baylor. The Bears are ranked No. 12 and sitting at 7-0, but I'm not buying this being one of the 15 best teams in the country. Last time out Baylor won 45-27 at Oklahoma State, but they trailed by double-digits in the 2nd half.
West Virginia is a team the betting public wants nothing to do with, which is why we are getting such a great price with them in this one. I know the results don't look great, but the Mountaineers have hung around early in a lot of their games and have played a really tough schedule with 6 of 7 against Power 5 teams.
Mountaineers new head coach Neal Brown has got his team to thrive in this spot, going 11-2 ATS on the road vs a team with a winning record. Baylor is just 3-12-1 ATS last 16 vs a team with a losing record. Take West Virginia!
|10-26-19||Utah State +4.5 v. Air Force||Top||7-31||Loss||-111||104 h 59 m||Show|
5* NCAAF - Utah St/Air Force MWC GAME OF THE YEAR on Utah State +4½ -111
I love the Aggies getting more than a field goal against the Falcons. Air Force's starting quarterback Donald Hammond is questionable to play and if he does suit up he might not be 100%. Regardless, I would have liked Utah State at this price.
Utah State is 4-2 with their only two losses at Wake Forest and at LSU and they probably should have beat the Demon Deacons (lost 35-38). Aggies got one of my favorite 'Group of 5' quarterbacks in Jordan Love and he should torch this Air Force defense that is allowing opposing QB's to complete 64% or more. Last year Love threw for 356 yards and 2 scores against the Aggies.
Utah State has covered 14 of their last 19 overall as the books just don't give them the credit they deserve. Air Force 0-6 ATS last 6 after covering 2 of their last 3 and 0-7 ATS last 7 after outrushing two straight opponents by 125 or more yards. Take Utah State!
|10-26-19||California +21.5 v. Utah||0-35||Loss||-110||106 h 15 m||Show|
3* NCAAF - Late Night BAILOUT WINNER on California +21½ -110
Easy play here on the Golden Bears catching more than 3 touchdowns against Utah. The most points Cal has allowed in any game this year is 24. If they allow that we simply need them to score 3 to cover.
We just saw Utah score only 21 at home against ASU. Cal's defense is better and we have seen them play some of their best football on the road as a dog. They won 20-19 as a 13-point dog at Washington and 28-20 as a 2.5-point dog at Ole Miss. They also covered as a 21-point dog at Oregon. Touching on that, no way should Utah be favored by more at home against Cal than the Ducks. Take California!
|10-26-19||Texas State +12 v. Arkansas State||14-38||Loss||-110||102 h 33 m||Show|
3* NCAAF - Vegas Undervalued UNDERDOG on Texas State +12 -110
Love the Bobcats here as a double-digit dog against the Red Wolves. I just don't think Arkansas State is worthy of laying a number like this. They just got beat bad at home by Lafayette and the week before lost by 14 as a favorite at Georgia State. This team also lost as a 23-point favorite to Southern Illinois.
As for Texas State, this team is better than they get credit for. They are just 2-4, but have played a tough schedule. Their 4 losses are to Texas A&M, Wyoming, SMU and ULM.
More than anything, we got a massive system in play. Teams that have allowed 300 or more rushing yards in 2 straight games against an opponent that just rushed for 100 or less are 4-25 (14%) ATS the last 10 seasons. Take Texas State!
|10-26-19||Tulane +4 v. Navy||38-41||Win||100||100 h 38 m||Show|
4* NCAAF - American Athletic PLAY OF THE WEEK on Tulane +4 -110
The Green Wave are definitely worth a look here getting more than a field goal against the Midshipmen. Green Wave are coming off an ugly loss at Memphis, but that's a really good Tigers team. Their only other loss is at Auburn by just 18.
Navy has been a nice surprise, but I'm just not buying them being as good as their record. Also, they don't get the edge of being an option team and facing a team that doesn't know how to stop it. Tulane also runs the option.
I just think the Green Wave have the better talent here and they have thrived in this spot. Tulane is 11-2 ATS in their last 13 road games when trailing in their previous game by 24 or more.
Navy comes in having won and covered 3 straight and are 5-1 ATS on the season. This is the point where you want to fade teams like the Midshipmen. Teams that have won 80% or more of their games and covered the spread by 49 or more points total in their last 5 games are a mere 16-42 (28%) ATS the last 5 seasons when playing a good team that has won 60% to 80% of their games.
|10-26-19||Florida International -3 v. Middle Tennessee State||17-50||Loss||-110||99 h 21 m||Show|
4* NCAAF - Situational VEGAS INSIDER on Florida International -3 -110
I see a ton of value here with FIU laying only a field goal against the Blue Raiders on Saturday. The Panthers got off to a slow start with just 1 win in their first 4 games and I think people wrote this team off.
Turns out the schedule was harder than it looked. They lost at Tulane, who is 5-2 with their only two losses on the road to Auburn and Memphis. They followed that up with a loss at home to WKU and they too are 5-2. The other against LA Tech who is 6-1 and looking like the team to beat in C-USA.
Since that slow start FIU has gone 3-0 with all 3 coming in blowout fashion. They should have no problem making easy work of Middle Tennessee, who is going to have a hard time bouncing back from a crushing 33-30 loss at North Texas.
Blue Raiders are 0-5 ATS last 5 versus a team with a winning record. FIU is 6-2 ATS last 8 road games. Take FIU!
|10-26-19||Auburn v. LSU -10||Top||20-23||Loss||-107||99 h 49 m||Show|
5* NCAAF - Auburn/LSU SEC GAME OF THE YEAR on LSU -10 -107
This might seem like a big number for LSU to be laying against a Auburn team that is 6-1 both SU and ATS, but I just think LSU is a clear step above Auburn. Everyone was calling for LSU to have a letdown last week against Mississippi State and they cruised to a 36-13 win.
Auburn gets a lot of love for beating Oregon and Texas A&M, but they also lost by 9 at Florida and LSU beat the Gators by 14. I just don't think the Auburn can go score for score with LSU and this will get ugly once Auburn is forced to throw.
Home favorites in games involving two dominant teams that are outgaining opponents by 1.2 or more yards/play are 70-32 (69%) ATS if coming off 3 straight games where the gained 6.35 or more yards/play.
Also a strong system in favor of fading Auburn. Teams like Auburn that have beat the spread by 49 or more combined points in their last 5 games and have won 80% or more of their games are a mere 31-70 (31%) ATS when facing a team with a winning record. Take LSU!
|10-26-19||North Texas -3.5 v. Charlotte||38-39||Loss||-110||99 h 49 m||Show|
4* NCAAF - No Doubt ATS BLOWOUT on North Texas -3½ -110
The Mean Green are worth a look here as a small road favorite against the 49ers. North Texas hasn't been as good as people were expecting given they returned Mason Fine at quarterback, but they got two losses at SMU and Cal. They also had an ugly loss to Houston after King redshirted and a loss at SOuthern Miss.
I like how they responded last week with a 33-30 win over Middle Tennessee. I just don't think it's asking a lot for them to win by a touchdown against this Charlotte team. The 49ers are 2-5 and the two wins are against Gardner Webb and UMass. They come in having lost and failed to cover in 4 straight.
They are giving up 39.4 ppg against teams that only average 29.5 ppg. North Texas is putting up 32.1 ppg and 449 yards/game. Charlotte is just 1-5 ATS last 6 conference games. Take Mean Green!
|10-26-19||Illinois +10 v. Purdue||24-6||Win||100||95 h 27 m||Show|
4* NCAAF - Big Ten ATS PLAY OF THE WEEK on Illinois +10 -110
I think we are seeing some great value here with the Fighting Illini as a double-digit dog against Purdue. I think when the public sees a team like Illinois pull off a massive upset like they did last week beating Wisconsin as a 29-point underdog, there first thought is that team will have a big letdown.
I'm just not buying that. I think we see the Fighting Illini use that win to their advantage and I wouldn't be shocked at all if they won this game outright. Purdue covered last week at Iowa as 17.5-point dog, but that Hawkeyes team looks broken. Boilermakers just have no threat of a running game. They are averaging 59 ypg and 2.2 yards/carry. If they struggle at all in the passing game they will lose here.
Road underdogs off a home win against a conference opponent are 36-12 ATS (75%) last 5 seasons when facing a team like Purdue that is off a conference loss by 7 or less. Take Illinois!
|10-25-19||USC v. Colorado +12||35-31||Win||100||12 h 5 m||Show|
4* NCAAF - USC/Colorado Weeknight NO-BRAINER on Colorado +12 -105
Really like the value here with Colorado as a double-digit home dog against the the Trojans. I think now is the time to strike with the Buffaloes after 3 straight losses. The last two being blowout losses on the road to Oregon and Washington State.
USC has had their moments and are off an impressive 41-14 win at Arizona, but I'm not ready to lay double-digits with them in a prime time road game. Not to mention this is a really tough spot for the Trojans with a monumental game on deck at home against Oregon.
USC is just 19-40-1 last 60 off a SU win, 4-11-1 ATS last 16 on the road and 1-6 ATS last 7 on Friday. Take Colorado!
|10-24-19||SMU -13.5 v. Houston||Top||34-31||Loss||-109||78 h 41 m||Show|
5* NCAAF - SMU/Houston C-USA PLAY OF THE MONTH on SMU -13½ -109
Laying almost two touchdowns on the road in a weekday game isn't thought of as a great play. I don't care. I think SMU is going to absolutely lay it on the Cougars tonight.
Houston had a spirited effort in the first game after King decided to take a healthy red-shirt because his team wasn't good enough, but that was against a North Texas team that has not lived up to expectations. They then were beat badly at Cincinnati and barely won on the road against UCONN.
As for the Mustangs, they haven't lost a game behind their star transfer QB Shane Buechele, who ranks in the Top 10 in both yards (2,122) and TD passes (18). Books have not been able to set the number high enough, as SMU is 6-1 ATS. They are going to score at will against this Houston defense and I don't see the Cougars being able to keep pace. Take SMU!
|10-19-19||Boise State -7 v. BYU||Top||25-28||Loss||-109||30 h 15 m||Show|
5* NCAAF - Vegas Insider PLAY OF THE YEAR on Boise State -7 -109
I'll gladly lay the touchdown with Boise State on the road against the Cougars. I'm not really sure why this BYU team gets so much love. The schedule has been brutal, there's no denying that. However, their two wins are against Tenn and USC by 3-points a piece.
This team lost by 26 at home to Washington, lost at Toledo and they just fell at South Florida. That loss to USF is bad. The Bulls were without starting QB Blake Barnett (had just 72 yards passing). That's the same USF team that lost 49-0 to Wisconsin and somehow managed to lose to an awful Georgia Tech team.
I get that Boise State's QB might not play, but the backup has been solid. More than anything, I don't think the Broncos need much from their QB to win here by double-digits. Take Boise State!
|10-19-19||Arizona v. USC -9.5||14-41||Win||100||29 h 29 m||Show|
4* NCAAF - Pac-12 PLAY OF THE WEEK on USC -9½ -108
Definitely worth a look here to lay the 9.5 at home with USC. I think this is the perfect spot to buy low on the Trojans. To a lot of people this will look like too many points for USC to be laying. Trojans are off back-to-back losses and just 3-3 overall. Arizona is off a loss to Washington, but had won 4 straight prior to that defeat.
I just don't think people realize how good this USC team is. The Trojans could of easily won at BYU (lost by 3 in OT), they only lost by 14 at Washington and put up quite the fight at Notre Dame last week (lost by 3). Their 3 wins are against Fresno St, Utah and Stanford, so there have been no easy games on the schedule.
That is until now. Arizona is mediocre at best. losing by 24 at Washington was not a surprise and I don't see them being able to keep USC from marching up and down the field. Keep in mind the Wildcats allowed 45 to Hawaii and 41 to Northern Arizona earlier this season. Trojans got to much talent at the skill positions. Take USC!
|10-19-19||Coastal Carolina v. Georgia Southern -6.5||27-30||Loss||-109||23 h 6 m||Show|
3* NCAAF - C Carolina/G Southern Side/Total Parlay on Georgia Southern -6½ & UNDER 45½
I like both the side and total in Saturday's Sun Belt showdown between Coastal Carolina and Georgia Southern. Last time out the Eagles held South Alabama to just 17 points and I don't see them allowing much in this one.
Coastal Carolina just gave up 350 yards rushing last time out to Georgia State. All Georgia Southern wants to do is run the ball with that option attack. These option teams are not fun to face and I just think the Chanticleers are going to want nothing to do with being cut block all game.
Coastal Carolina is just 3-7 ATS last 10 games and have failed to cover 6 straight conference games. Eagles are 7-3 ATS last 10 at home. UNDER is 5-2 in Chanticleers last 7 off a loss and 12-4 in Georgia Southern's last 16 after giving up 20+ points. Take Georgia Southern & UNDER!
|10-19-19||New Mexico v. Wyoming -17.5||Top||10-23||Loss||-103||7 h 27 m||Show|
5* NCAAF - Mountain West PLAY OF THE MONTH on Wyoming -17½ -103
Love the Cowboys to cover the number at home against the Lobos. New Mexico lost by 52 on the road to Notre Dame and just lost by 14 at home to a bad Colorado State team. They got no business keeping this close.
Cowboys will be motivated off a tough a loss at SDSU and the game before they took out UNLV at home 53-17. Last year Wyoming destroyed the Lobos 31-3 and the year before it was 42-3. Expect more of the same on Saturday.
Cowboys are 6-0 ATS last 6 vs a bad team that's won between 25% and 40% of their games the last 3 seasons, winning in this spot by 19.5 ppg. Take Wyoming!
|10-18-19||Marshall v. Florida Atlantic -4.5||36-31||Loss||-100||8 h 29 m||Show|
4* NCAAF - Marshall/FAU C-USA PLAY OF THE WEEK on Florida Atlantic -4½ -100
I got no problem here laying the 4.5 with FAU at home against Marshall. I just think the perception here is that these two teams are evenly matched, but I don't see that at all. For starters, Marshall lost 13-24 to Middle Tennessee and FAU just beat that same Blue Raiders team 28-13.
Marshall has two cupcake wins over VMI and ODU to go along with a fortunate 33-31 win at home against Ohio. FAU's only two losses are to Ohio State and UCF. People give Marshall credit for only losing by 7 at Boise State, but that was a misleading final. Broncos outgained the Herd 437 to 172 with a 22 to 9 edge in first downs. Marshall also got annihilated 52-14 at home against Cincinnati.
The other big thing for me is the Owls have the much better signal caller in this matchup. Isaiah Green for Marshall provides a dual threat, but is really limited throwing the ball. FAU's Chris Robinson is completing 64% of his attempts with a 13-2 TD-INT ratio. Look for the Owls to win the turnover battle at home and get their revenge from last year's lopsided loss at Marshall. Take FAU!
|10-17-19||UCLA +4.5 v. Stanford||34-16||Win||100||11 h 9 m||Show|
4* NCAAF - UCLA/Stanford Weeknight NO-BRAINER on UCLA +4½ -110
I could see why some would be scared to back UCLA as a small road dog against Stanford, given the Bruins are off an ugly 17-point loss at home to Oregon State and just 1-5 on the season. However, this game is there for the taking, as the Cardinal have been decimated with injuries on the offensive side of the ball.
Stanford will be without their top two quarterbacks in K.J. Costello and Davis Mills. They will have to turn to sophore Jack West, who will be making his first career start. That's bad enough, but it gets worse. The Cardinal have also sustained a number of injuries on the offensive line and will have 3 freshman forced into action. Even against a sub-par UCLA defense, I don't see the Stanford offense being able to do much.
Road dogs of 3.5 to 10 ponts who are giving up 6.1 or more yards/play are 41-12 (77%) ATS over the last 5 seasons after a game where they had 475 or more total yards. Take UCLA!
|10-16-19||South Alabama v. Troy -14.5||Top||13-37||Win||100||12 h 47 m||Show|
5* NCAAF - Early Week Day PLAY OF THE MONTH on Troy -14½ -110
I think the books made a big mistake not making Troy a much bigger favorite here. There's no denying that this year's Trojans team isn't as good as the one that won 10-games last year. That and the fact that Troy is just 1-4 ATS has people considering South Alabama at this price.
It's not like The Trojans have been losing to bad teams and they are a couple close losses away from being 4-1 with their only loss on the road to Missouri. They are still way more talented than South Alabama and I just don't see the Jaguars pathetic excuse for an offense being able to keep pace.
South Alabama has not eclipsed 17 points in any of their last 4 games and have played some bad defenses in this stretch. The most they have scored all season against a FBS opponent is 21 against Nebraska and they had a 13-yard TD drive in that game. The Trojans has scored 35+ in every game not against a Power 5 opponent. Take Troy!
|10-12-19||Arkansas v. Kentucky -6.5||20-24||Loss||-110||34 h 34 m||Show|
4* NCAAF -Situational ATS VEGAS INSIDER on Kentucky -6½ -110
I think this is the ideal spot to buy low and back the Wildcats laying less than a touchdown at home against the Razorbacks. Kentucky was the surprise team of the SEC last year, as they went 5-3 in the conference and 10-3 overall. THis year they are just 2-3 and coming into this game off 3 straight losses.
The thing is, they lost at home to Florida by just 8 and had a 21-10 lead on the Gators in the 4th quarter. They then lost on the road to Miss State and South Carolina, which was to be expected. This feels like a make or break point in their season and I like Mark Stoops team to respond in a big way, especially coming off a bye week.
All you need to know about the Razorbacks is they lost at home to San Jose STate 24-31 and that they have allowed 31+ points in every game against a FBS opponent. Note that Kentucky hasn't allowed more than 30 in a game this season. Also quarterback Nick Starkel, who took over the starting job from Ben Hicks is questionable to play. I look for the Wildcats to win comfortably. Take Kentucky!
|10-12-19||Texas Tech v. Baylor -10||30-33||Loss||-110||7 h 47 m||Show|
4* NCAAF - Tech/Baylor Big 12 PLAY OF THE WEEK on Baylor -10 -110
This might seem like a big number for the Bears to be laying at home against Texas Tech, who just upset Oklahoma State as a double-digit home dog, but I think people are sleeping on this Baylor team. I don't see this game being close at all.
Texas Tech really benefited from a sloppy Cowboys performance. Oklahoma State turned it over 5 times. Red Raiders defense had only forced 4 turnovers in their first 4 games. In their previous two games, both on the road, Tech was destroyed. They lost 55-16 at Oklahoma and 28-14 at Arizona. I think the Bears win here by 14+ easy. Take Baylor!
|10-12-19||Alabama -17 v. Texas A&M||47-28||Win||100||30 h 41 m||Show|
4* NCAAF - Alabama/TX A&M SEC PLAY OF THE WEEK on Alabama -17 -104
I got no problem here laying the 17 on the road with Alabama. The Crimson Tide are a team on a mission and I just don't think the Aggies have the goods to keep this thing respectable. People will point to Texas A&M only losing to Clemson by 14-points on the road, but the Tigers haven't looked anywhere near as good as we thought they would.
Then there's that ugly loss at home to Auburn, which now looks even worse after Auburn's 24-13 loss at Florida. Auburn went into College Station and won 28-20. Score makes it look like it was close, but Texas A&M trailed 21-3 going into the 4th quarter.
Both games the Aggies offense really struggled to score and that's the big issue here. Alabama is going to score and score a lot. Alabama is averaging 51.8 ppg against teams that only give up 29.3 ppg.
There's also the Nick Saban vs a former assistant at head coach. Fisher coached under Saban back at LSU. Saban is a perfect 17-0 SU against his former assistants and has won by an average score of 41.6 to 14.2. Take Alabama!
|10-12-19||Maryland v. Purdue +3.5||Top||14-40||Win||100||26 h 4 m||Show|
5* NCAAF - Vegas Underdog GAME OF THE YEAR on Purdue +3½ -105
I love Purdue getting a field goal and the hook at home against Maryland. No way should the Terps be favored on the road here. I get that Purdue is down their starting QB and star wide out Rondale Moore, but it's not like Maryland isn't down a few key players. Terps will be without their starting QB in Josh Jackson and will once again turn to Tyrrell Pigrome.
Sure Pigrome has experienced, but there's a reason he's been a backup for four years. It's pretty big downgrade here from Jackson. The fact that Maryland is favored with him as the starter will only serve as more motivation for Jeff Brohm's team. Purdue is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 as a home dog.
Maryland comes in off a 48-7 blowout win over Rutgers. Based on what we have seen from the Scarlet Knights this season, I'm not sure why everyone is so excited about that win. This is still the same team that lost 20-17 on the road to Temple and managed just 128 total yards in a 59-0 loss at home to Penn State.
Keep in mind Maryland followed a 63-20 blowout win over Syracuse with that upset loss at Temple and are just 4-15 ATS in their last 21 off a conference win by 21 or more points. Take Purdue!
|10-12-19||Memphis v. Temple +5.5||28-30||Win||100||4 h 38 m||Show|
3* NCAAF - No Doubt ATS BLOWOUT on Temple +5½ -110
I see a ton of value here with Temple at this price. The Owls already have one home win as a home dog against Maryland. They were also a 5.5-point dog in that fight. Memphis is just getting a little too much love off their 5-0 start.
Their best win was against Ole Miss and they barely beat them. This will also be by far their toughest road game of 2019. Tigers are a mere 19-35 ATS in their last 54 as a favorite of -3.5 to -10. Owls are 16-6 ATS last 22 as a home dog of 3.5 to 7 points. Take Temple!
|10-11-19||Virginia v. Miami-FL -2||9-17||Win||100||11 h 44 m||Show|
4* NCAAF - Virginia/Miami ACC PLAY OF THE WEEK on Miami-FL -2 -110
In the eyes of the betting public there's no way the Hurricanes should be favored in this matchup. Virginia is No. 20 in the country, coming off a bye and are 4-1 with their only loss coming in a game against Notre Dame where they turned it over 5 times. Miami on the other hand is sitting at 2-3 and just lost outright as a 14-point favorite to Va Tech, who had not been playing well.
Those that didn't watch the game against the Hokies, Miami starting quarterback Jarren Williams threw an interception on each of their first 3 series and Mike Harley fumbled on the next. It was 28-0 before the Hurricanes knew what hit them. They actually came back and tied the game 35-35.
Backup QB N'Kosi Perry who started a few games last year, threw for 422 yards and 4 scores in relief of Williams. I think he's brought life to the offense and head coach Manny Diaz is taking more control of the defense this week. This is still the same team that had Florida on the ropes in Week 1.
I think we see the Hurricane's defense really step up in this game and shutdown a pretty mediocre Virginia offense. Take Miami!
|10-11-19||Colorado State -3.5 v. New Mexico||35-21||Win||100||10 h 4 m||Show|
4* NCAAF - Colo St/NM MWC PLAY OF THE WEEK on Colorado State -3½ +100
It can be really hard to lay points with a team that is sitting at 1-5 with their only win coming at home against Western Illinois, but I really like the Rams to win here by at least a touchdown. Colorado State may be 1-5, but a lot of that is the schedule. The 5 losses are against Colorado, Arkansas, Toledo, Utah State and San Diego State. They were a dog in all of those.
New Mexico isn't just a team they can beat, but beat rather easily. The Lobos have losses against the likes of Liberty and San Jose State. They also barely beat in-state rival New Mexico State 55-52. Aggies haven't won a game this season. Take Colorado State!
|10-05-19||Boise State -22.5 v. UNLV||38-13||Win||100||15 h 32 m||Show|
3* NCAAF - Late Night BAILOUT BLOWOUT on Boise State -22½ -110
I'm confident Boise State will return from their bye week with a blowout win at UNLV. Broncos are 4-0 with a win at Florida State and a couple of solid home wins over Marshall and Air Force. Hard to find a lot to complain about, but with a true freshman at QB a bye week can do wonders.
I just don't see UNLV being able to keep pace offensively with Boise State. Outside of a sloppy 14 effort against Marshall, the Broncos have put 30+ on the board. The only team UNLV has held under 30 is Southern Utah. They gave up 43 to Arkansas State and 53 to Wyoming. Would not be surprised at all if Boise scored 50+.
UNLV's offense put up 56 in the opener, but hasn't eclipsed 17 in the 3 games since. Boise State has held each of their last 3 teams under 20 points. I could see the Broncos having this spread covered early in the 1st half. Take Boise State!
|10-05-19||Northwestern v. Nebraska -7||10-13||Loss||-108||54 h 25 m||Show|
4* NCAAF - Nebraska/Northwestern BIG TEN PLAY OF THE WEEK on Nebraska -7 -108
It's really hard to back a team that just burned you, especially when they fail to cover in the manner than Nebraska did last week against Ohio State. Lot of people liked the Cornhuskers to at worse cover the 17-point spread. They lost 48-7 getting outgained by an embarrassing 349 yards (580 to 231).
I think we are seeing a much lower number and a lot of value with only needing Nebraska to win by 8 or more. People are giving Northwestern credit for playing Wisconsin tough last week (lost 24-15 as a 22.5-point dog). However, I think some of that was the Badgers suffering a bit of a letdown off that emotional thumping of Michigan the previous week.
I think the Northwestern offense is getting a pass for their anemic offensive numbers the last two games because it was against Michigan State and Wisconsin. They only had 210 yards and 7 points (scoreless through 3+ quarters) against a Stanford defense that has given up 45 on two different occasions.
It's also a lot easier to pick yourself up after a blowout loss than it is a game where you lose in the final seconds. I think we get a big effort from Nebraska at home and I just don't see the Wildcats being able to keep it close. Take Nebraska!
|10-05-19||Auburn -2.5 v. Florida||13-24||Loss||-112||54 h 51 m||Show|
4* NCAAF- Auburn/Florida SEC PLAY OF THE WEEK on Auburn -2½ -112
As difficult as it is to bet against Dan Mullen as a home dog, I can't help myself by play Auburn at less than a field goal. I know Florida is 5-0 and ranked No. 10 in the country, but I don't see them as the 10th best team. Two of their five wins are against FCS foes. The other 3 against Miami, @ Kentucky and Tennessee. Wildcats and Vols are both bad and they only beat the Hurricanes by 4. Miami lost at UNC and only beat C Michigan by 5 at home.
Auburn's 5-0 resume reads a little different. They got two Top 25 wins. One against then No. 11 Oregon and the other an impressive 28-20 win at No. 17 Texas A&M at night. They also played a really good Tulane team in non-conference and just whooped Mississippi State 56-23.
Auburn has one of the best defensive fronts in the country and will be facing what I think is a very weak Florida offense that is down to No. 2 QB Kyle Trask. Trask has played okay against suspect competition, but I don't think he's prepared for what he will be up against on Saturday. Take Auburn!
|10-05-19||TCU v. Iowa State -3||24-49||Win||100||52 h 20 m||Show|
3* NCAAF - No Doubt ATS BLOWOUT on Iowa State -3 -110
I like the Cyclones to easily win by more than a field goal at home against the Horned Frogs. Iowa State comes in at 2-2 and off a crushing 23-21 loss at Baylor. A game they probably should have won, despite being down 20-0 going into the 4th quarter. They let another game get away late earlier this year against Iowa. This team could easily be 4-0. No way this line is 3 if they were.
TCU just whooped up on Kansas, big deal. Even though the Jayhawks beat BC on the road earlier this year, that doesn't mean they are a serious threat in the Big 12. They are still the worst team in the conference. Prior to that they lost at home to SMU, who plays in the AAC. Their only other win vs a FBS opponent is a road win at Purdue with the Boilermakers down their starting QB.
SMU put up 41 points and over 400 yards of offense against the Horned Frogs. I look for Brock Purdy and the ISU offense to have similar success. On the flip side of this, I look for the Cyclones defensive front to impose their will and make things difficult for a TCU offense that would much rather run than pass. Take Iowa State!
|10-05-19||Oklahoma State v. Texas Tech +10.5||Top||35-45||Win||100||50 h 23 m||Show|
5* NCAAF - Big 12 GAME OF THE MONTH on Texas Tech +10½ -110
Perfect opportunity to play into some overreactions and get a great number with the Red Raiders at home. No one wants anything to do with Texas Tech in this matchup. Red Raiders enter off back-to-back double-digit losses. First they fell 28-14 at Arizona and then returned from their bye with a 55-16 setback at Oklahoma.
As for the Cowboys, they just won convincingly 26-13 at home over a ranked K-State team, improving to 4-1 on the year. Only loss a close defeat at Texas 36-30. Most will feel like 10 isn't enough for Tech to cover.
Red Raiders are not as bad as people think. I think they show up with a max effort and will be a lot more potent in front of a rowdy home crowd with a ranked team visiting. Key to slowing to the Cowboys is not letting Chubba Hubbard get free. I think Tech's defense will be up to the task. If OK State doesn't bring their 'A' game, I could easily see the Red Raiders winning outright. Take Texas Tech!
|10-05-19||Tulane v. Army +3||42-33||Loss||-100||50 h 21 m||Show|
4* NCAAF - Early Bird Vegas LINE MISTAKE on Army +3 +100
The Black Knights are definitely worth a look here as a home dog against the Green Wave. In fact, my numbers suggest that Army should be the ones favored in this matchup. Black Knights should be 4-0. The only loss being that 21-24 setback at Michigan.
I just think because they struggled in their opener with Rice (won 14-7 as a 23-point favorite), haven't really beat anyone of significance (other wins against UTSA and Morgan State) and the perception of how bad Michigan is, has the Black Knights undervalued.
Jeff Monken has done an outstanding job with this program. After going just 6-18 his first two years, they are 32-11 with a perfect 3-0 record in bowl games. Tulane hasn't played since that epic 38-31 win and cover over Houston as a 4.5-point favorite a couple weeks ago.
Green Wave are 3-1 with their only loss at Auburn. This is definitely the best team yet for Willie Fritz at Tulane, but they are simply not worthy of being road favorites against a team like Army. Black Knights are giving up just 104 ypg and 3.3 yards/carry, so it's a good matchup against the run-heavy Tulane offense. Take Army!
|10-05-19||Kent State +36 v. Wisconsin||0-48||Loss||-110||4 h 43 m||Show|
3* NCAAF - Undervalued DOG OF THE DAY on Kent State +36 -110
I think it's going to be tough for the Badgers to cover this massive spread against Kent State. I think it's one thing to get up for non-conference games when they are the first games on the schedule. Lot tougher when they are sandwiched around conference play.
Badgers are banged up right now. I expect them to just go through the basics, make sure they get a win and get guys rest up for next week's showdown with Michigan State. Also, last 6 times Wisconsin was off a conference win, they failed to cover the next time out.
Kent State has also been covering machines against teams like Wisconsin. Golden Flashes are 9-1 ATS last 10 vs dominant ball control team, who average 32+ mins of possession and 21+ first downs. Take Kent State!
|10-03-19||Georgia Southern v. South Alabama +10||Top||20-17||Win||100||10 h 56 m||Show|
5* NCAAF - Sun Belt PLAY OF THE MONTH on South Alabama +10 -110
The public is all over Georgia Southern in this one, but yet we have seen the line keep dropping in favor of the Jaguars. I'm with the sharp money on this one, as I think we are getting great value with South Alabama as a double-digit home dog.
Jaguars enter this game at 1-4, but it's been a pretty rough schedule. Of the 4 losses, 3 have come on the road against the likes of Nebraska, UAB and ULM. The other was a home game against Memphis.
Georgia Southern is just 1-3 and were just beat badly at home by Lafayette last week, which really tells me this is not same caliber a Eagles team as the one that won 10-games last year. The Ragin' Cajuns outgained them 440 to 252 (lost by double-digits despite being +2 in turnover margin).
Eagles are just 1-4 ATS last 5 overall, so the books are clearly overvaluing them of late. Jaguars are 4-1 ATS last 5 vs a team with a losing record. Take South Alabama!
|09-28-19||Houston v. North Texas -7||46-25||Loss||-110||60 h 36 m||Show|
4* NCAAF - Prime Time VEGAS INSIDER on North Texas -7 -110
We are simply playing against the Cougars after what's transpired in Houston this week. Senior quarterback D'Eriq King and senior No. 2 wide out Keith Corbin have decided to use the new red-shirt rule (can red-shirt if you play 4 or fewer games) and sit out the rest of the season, so they can have another year of eligibility.
I don't know how that can be something that head coach Dana Holgorsen turns into a positive. King was their best player. A guy that was in the Heisman conversation. To have him quit on the team has to have other guys in the locker room questioning what's the point of even playing these final 8 games.
The defense was already bad and now you have to believe the offense will only regress after losing King and Corbin. North Texas will relish in the opportunity to kick an in-state rival when they are down and they got a big time talent at quarterback in Mason Fine. He should have a field day I see the Mean Green winning here in blowout fashion. Take North Texas!
|09-28-19||Kansas State v. Oklahoma State -4||13-26||Win||100||59 h 41 m||Show|
4* NCAAF - Big 12 ATS PLAY OF THE WEEK on Oklahoma State -4 -101
You just have to trust the books whenever you see a line like this. You have an unranked team not only laying points, but laying more than a field goal against a team in the Top 25. Simply put, Oklahoma State is favored for a reason and I 100% agree.
You have to like what Chris Klieman has done early on replacing the great Bill Snyder. They got a real impressive win on the road against a SEC West team in Mississippi State. I just think they might be getting too much credit for that win. Bulldogs are decent, but not as good as people thought coming into the year.
Oklahoma State more than showed they got the talent to hang with the big boys, as they only lost 36-30 at No. 12 Texas and were only outgained by a mere 4 yards (498-494). I just think the combination of that Cowboys offense with the crazy atmosphere at home in a night game is enough to lay the short number. Take Oklahoma State!
|09-28-19||Indiana +14.5 v. Michigan State||31-40||Win||100||114 h 49 m||Show|
3* NCAAF - No Doubt ATS BLOWOUT on Indiana +14½ -110
Indiana is definitely worth a look at this price against the Spartans. Even though the Hoosiers come in off a 38-3 win and cover against UConn, no one is going to think anything of a win over UConn. People are still going to remember this team for that ugly 51-10 loss as a mere 17.5-point favorite at home against Ohio State. I just think this is the perfect time to buy low on this team, as we are going to get a big effort here from Tom Allen's team.
Since Allen has come to Indiana they have progressively got better on the defense side of the ball. Given how Michigan State's offense has struggled, I think the Hoosiers can more than hold their own on that side of the ball.
Another to keep in mind with that Ohio State loss, they didn't have starting quarterback Michael Penix. He was close to playing at UConn last week, but didn't end up going. He's still listed as questionable, but I would be shocked if he doesn't play. Even with Ramsey under center they can keep it within two touchdowns. Take Indiana!
|09-28-19||Virginia v. Notre Dame -11||Top||20-35||Win||100||114 h 48 m||Show|
5* NCAAF - Vegas Insider GAME OF THE MONTH on Notre Dame -11 -110
I was really impressed with the Irish in last week's loss to Georgia. The public was all over the Bulldogs in that game. While Notre Dame covered, I don't feel they did enough to sway the public back to the point they want to lay double-digits with them.
In fact, I see the public looking to grab the points with Virginia. Not only are the Cavaliers ranked No. 18 and 4-0, most will see this as a letdown game for Notre Dame. I don't. I think Virginia is getting a little too much respect. They beat Pitt by 16, but only outgained them by 53 and Pitt led 14-13 at the half. They trailed FSU 24-17 in the 4th quarter and fell behind 17-0 to Old Dominion (still trailed 17-14 going into the 4th quarter).
I just don't think the Cavaliers offense is good enough to go into a hostile environment against a good Notre Dame defense and keep pace with Ian Book and the Irish offense. Irish are 6-1 ATS last 7 at home against a team with a winning road record. Chip Kelly will have this team ready to go off the tough loss. Take Notre Dame!
|09-28-19||Central Michigan +17.5 v. Western Michigan||15-31||Win||100||110 h 19 m||Show|
3* NCAAF - Vegas Oddsmakers LINE MISTAKE on Central Michigan +17½ -109
I really think we are getting some great value with the Chippewas at this price. This is not just another game for these two in-state rivals. The Victory Cannon will be on the line and I think Central Michigan is more than capable of winning this game outright.
I don't get what Western Michigan has done to get this kind of respect. They got blowout wins over Mommouth and Georgia State. Their two losses are at Michigan State by a final of 51-17 and at Syracuse 52-33.
I get those are two ranked teams, but what kind of defense is that. The Spartans offense has been stagnant in all their other games and Syracuse hasn't score more than 24 in any of their other games. I got a lot more respect for Central Michigan's two losses to Power 5 teams. They got rolled 61-0 by a really good Wisconsin team and only lost 17-12 at Miami (FL).
Chippewas are down starting QB QUinten Dormady, but I like backup David Moore to play well against this poor Broncos defense. Western Michigan has already lost last year's leading wide out D'Wayne Eskridge and their do it all back LeVante Bellamy is questionable to even play. Take Central Michigan +17.5!
|09-27-19||Penn State v. Maryland +7||Top||59-0||Loss||-110||94 h 20 m||Show|
5* NCAAF - Big Ten GAME OF THE MONTH on Maryland +7 -110
Love the value here with the Terps as a touchdown dog against the Nittany Lions. It's not that Penn State isn't a talented team, they are extremely young and I just don't feel like they are the 12th best team in the country.
One of the more difficult thing for young/inexperienced teams is to play on the road in a hostile environment. That's where upsets happen and I think we could definitely see Maryland win this game outright. A lot of people were on the Terps after they crushed Syracuse, only to jump right off the ship after an upset loss at Temple.
I wasn't surprised to see them stumble on the road against the Owls. The Terps were feeling themselves off that big win over a ranked team and the fact that they were a Top 25 team. I really like the skill players they got on the offensive side of the ball and former Va Tech quarterback, Joshua Jackson, looks really good in this offense.
I think they are going to have a big day against a Penn State defense that isn't as good as the numbers. Nittany Lions have somehow only given up 23 points in their last 2 games, despite allowing more than 800 yards of offense. Take Maryland!
|09-26-19||Navy +11 v. Memphis||Top||23-35||Loss||-110||70 h 21 m||Show|
5* NCAAF - American Athletic GAME OF THE MONTH on Navy +11 -110
Navy is definitely worth a look here as a double-digit dog against Memphis on Thursday Night. Midshipmen went just 3-9 last year and were a team not many people were talking about in 2019 with just 8 starters back. However, this should be a much improved team (service academies are use to not having a lot of guys back) on both sides of the ball.
They have looked great in their two games so far this season. They beat Holy Cross 45-7 as a 21.5-point favorite and East Carolina 42-10 as a 7.5-point favorite. Books weren't close with the number posted in either of those games. I think it's the same thing here.
Navy has won 3 of the last 4 meetings against Memphis, including a 22-21 win as a 6.5-point dog last year. A lot of people are praising this Memphis defense cause it shutdown Ole Miss in the opener, but stopping the triple-option is not easy and all that running limits the number of possessions.
Midshipmen are 18-5 ATS last 23 as a road dog of 7.5 to 14 points. Memphis is just 8-21 in their last 29 off a double-digit road win, 5-15 ATS last 20 after outgaining 2 straight teams by 125 or more yards and 0-8 ATS last 8 after gaining 525+ yards in their last two. Take Navy!
|09-21-19||Oregon v. Stanford +10.5||21-6||Loss||-105||53 h 25 m||Show|
4* NCAAF - Pac-12 GAME OF THE WEEK on Stanford +10½ -105
I think this is the ideal spot to jump on Stanford after a couple of really ugly road losses to USC and UCF. I think it has the perception on Stanford way down going into this game. They didn't have K.J. Costello in the loss at USC and I think they just didn't have any juice left for that game at UCF (long travel).
I expect a different looking Cardinal team on Saturday. That could be a big problem for the Ducks given all the hype they have been getting. Hard to imagine Oregon isn't sitting there thinking about how they are going to roll Stanford. I know they played Auburn tough in the opener, but I'm not sold on the Tigers being all that.
Stanford head coach David Shaw has been a moneymaker in this spot. With the Cardinal he's 19-9 ATS at home in the first month of the season, 35-19 ATS last 54 vs a good offensive team that's averaging 5.9 yards/play and a perfect 10-0 ATS off 2 straight losses against the spread. Take Stanford!
|09-21-19||Wyoming v. Tulsa -3||21-24||Push||0||84 h 52 m||Show|
4* NCAAF No Doubt ATS BLOWOUT on Tulsa -3 -111
I'm dialed in on this Saturday's matchup with Tulsa and Wyoming. I not only like the Golden Hurricane, but I see a ton of value here with the UNDER as well.
Tulsa's only two losses on the season are to Michigan State by 21 on the road and by 19 at home to Oklahoma State. While the final score against the Cowboys ended up being 40-19, they had a 21-20 lead at the half and were down by just 12 with less than 5 minutes to play in the 4th quarter.
They gave up 506 yards to OKlahoma State, but a bunch of that was on big plays. Cowboys had a 75-yard TD run and 90-yard TD pass. Given how good Oklahoma State has looked, I thought for the most part that defense played well. Keep in mind this is a Tulsa defense that returned 8 starters from a unit that went from giving up 37.5 ppg in 2017 to only allowing 29.6 ppg.
I think that defense will have no problem keeping Wyoming's offense in check. They only scored 23 in a 9-point win over a bad Texas State team and 7 of those came on a 72-yard pick six with them down 14-13 in the 3rd quarter. They followed that up with just 21 in a mere 5-point win over Idaho and were only up 14-13 before a 80-yard TD run in the 4th (only pts 2nd half).
Easy for Tulsa to win by 3, but I also think the Wyoming's defense is good enough to keep the Golden Hurricane from putting up a ton of points. I see this something like 27-10 in favor of the home team. Take Tulsa & UNDER!
|09-21-19||UL-Lafayette v. Ohio -3||Top||45-25||Loss||-110||82 h 24 m||Show|
5* NCAAF Small Conference PLAY OF THE YEAR on Ohio -3 -110
Absolutely love Ohio here as a small 3-point home favorite against the Ragin Cajun's. This is the perfect time to buy low on the Bobcats and sell high on Lafayette. Ohio didn't cover in their opener against Rhode Island, despite winning by 20+, and then lost back-to-back on the road against Pittsburgh and Marshall. Two games they were expected to lose, but nonetheless there's nothing to get you excited about with Ohio.
Key here is that this is one of Frank Solich's better teams he's had at Ohio and a lot of people have them as the best team in the MAC this year. They are going to be chomping at the bit take the field at home, where they have are 1-0 this year and 48-13 over the previous 10 seasons (12-1 since 2017).
As for Lafayette they covered against Mississippi State in the opener and followed that up with back-to-back blowout wins and covers at home against Liberty and Texas Southern. The close call against the Bulldogs looks less impressive after Miss St lost at home to K-State and that Liberty team they beat lost 24-0 to a bad Syracuse team.
Ohio lost by just 2-points last week at Marshall and that's worth noting, as the Bobcats are 12-4 ATS under Solich off a loss by 3 or less. They have also covered 16 of their last 20 vs a team that's outscoring opponents by 10+ ppg (Lafayette +27.4 ppg). Take Ohio!
|09-21-19||Coastal Carolina v. UMass +17||62-28||Loss||-110||47 h 19 m||Show|
4* NCAAF Situational VEGAS INSIDER on UMass +17 -110
I think there's more than enough value here to take a flyer on the Minutemen. Far from an easy play to stomach given UMass has not covered in any of their games and lost outright by 25 as a 5.5-point home favorite to Southern Illinois.
However, the books know the betting public will want absolutely nothing to do with this UMass team, so we can feel good about the number we are getting. I just don't feel like a road win over Kansas justifies the Chanticleers laying 3 scores on the road.
As bad as UMass is defensively, Coastal Carolina is far from an offensive juggernaut. They only put up 23 at home to E Michigan and a mere 12 in the win against the Jayhawks. Not to mention, the Chanticleers got the defending Sun Belt champs on deck in Appalachian State. Take UMass!
|09-20-19||Florida International v. Louisiana Tech -9||Top||31-43||Win||100||94 h 5 m||Show|
5* NCAAF - C-USA GAME OF THE MONTH on Louisiana Tech -9 -109
This is a no-brainer for me to lay single digits at home with Louisiana Tech against the FIU Panthers. Something just isn't right with this FIU team. The Panthers are a team that was suppose to be a contender in C-USA with 16 starters back from a 9-win team. I just feel like the books are being slow to adjust.
They got embarrassed by Tulane 42-14 on the road in Week 1 and were a mere 3-point dog in that matchup. They then lost at home as a 7.5-point favorite to WKU. They finally get a win last week over New Hampshire, but only won 30-17 as a 13.5-point favorite.
The offense has not looked great, especially the passing game. Starting quarterback James Morgan, who was great for them last year is dealing with an ankle injury, but it felt like he was already losing time to backup Kaylan Wiggins. The defense has also been sub-par, especially against run.
I just don't see the Panthers being able to keep pace with J'Mar Smith and the Bulldogs offense. Smith has been playing at a high level. He had 331 yards and 2 scores against Texas, so it's hard to see FIU keeping in check.
Panthers come in averaging 307 ypg. There have been only 6 times as the head coach of the Bulldogs that Skip Holz has faced a team that averages 310 or fewer yards. Holtz and the Bulldogs are 6-0 ATS in this spot with an average margin of victory of 21.6 ppg. Take Louisiana Tech!
|09-14-19||Oklahoma v. UCLA +24.5||48-14||Loss||-110||32 h 39 m||Show|
4* NCAAF - Prime Time PUBLIC SHOCKER on UCLA +24½ -110
No way the public is going to want anything to do with UCLA against Oklahoma. The books know this and I think we are getting exceptional value here because of it. I think the Bruins aren't just going to cover, but give the Sooners a bit of a scare.
It's not easy for midwest teams to go out west and play in a different time zone. I also think it could be hard for Oklahoma to take this UCLA team seriously after watching them start out 0-2 with losses to Cincinnati and San Diego State. More so how bad the offense has looked. With the way they are scoring, it will be hard for them to see the Bruins keeping it close.
The thing is, both Cincinnati and San Diego State are two of the better Group of 5 teams in the country. They are also two teams built around their defense. Oklahoma is trying to get better on defense, but I don't think they are quite there. Chip Kelly is too good an offensive coach to not get that offense producing.
Sooners are 1-5 ATS last 6 road games vs a team with a losing home record and 1-5 ATS last 6 off a SU win by 20+ points. Take UCLA!
|09-14-19||Oklahoma State v. Tulsa +14.5||Top||40-21||Loss||-105||103 h 49 m||Show|
5* NCAAF - Non-Conference GAME OF THE MONTH on Tulsa +14½ -105
Absolutely love the value here with Tulsa as a two touchdown dog at home against the Cowboys. I've really been impressed with what I've seen out of the Golden Hurricane to start out 2019. Tulsa kept it closer than just about everyone expected in a 28-7 loss at Michigan State in Week 1 as a 23.5-point dog.
Instead of giving the Golden Hurricane's defense for going on the road and holding the Spartans to 28 points and just 303 total yards, they just wrote it off as Michigan State's offense being bad. That kinda doesn't work after watching the Spartans put up 51 points and 582 yards in a 34-point win at home against Western Michigan.
Tulsa's defense wasn't spectacular at San Jose State last week, but that second straight game on the road is always tough, plus it was a huge sandwich spot. Teams that can keep Oklahoma State's offense from getting into a rhythm tend to have a lot of success against them. Should be a rowdy crowd, as this is also their home opener. Outright win is definitely a possibility. Take Tulsa!
|09-14-19||USC v. BYU +4||27-30||Win||100||69 h 0 m||Show|
4* NCAAF - Vegas Big Money HEAVY HITTER on BYU +4 -105
BYU is worth a look here as a home dog against the Trojans. It didn't take long for USC to go from being undervalued to overvalued. While the Trojans are off a 45-20 beating of Stanford, they did just lose their starting QB in JT Daniels to a season-ending injury. Not to mention the Stanford team they beat didn't have K.J. Costello.
Kedon Slovis' big day against the Cardinal is a big reason why people are back on the USC bandwagon. He lit up Stanford's defense for 377 yards and 3 scores. It was a great game, but he was also just 6 of 8 for 57 yards and a pick in a half against Fresno State.
I think Slovis is going to struggle to come anywhere close to those numbers against Stanford in his first true road game. BYU's defense is no pushover and are definitely battle tested having opened up the season against Utah and Tennessee.
Trojans are just 7-15 ATS under head coach Clay Helton as a favorite, 1-8 ATS last 9 non-conference matchups and 3-9-1 ATS last 13 on the road. Take BYU!
|09-14-19||Maryland v. Temple +7.5||17-20||Win||100||99 h 19 m||Show|
4* NCAAF - Situational VEGAS INSIDER on Temple +7½ -110
Now is the perfect time to fade Maryland. The public was against the Terps last week at home against a ranked Syracuse team. Maryland went on to win 63-20 and now everyone is on the Terps. Even the polls jumped on board and put this team at No. 21 in the country.
I'm not saying Maryland isn't better than expected, but they should be laying this kind of a number on the road against a good program like Temple. The Owls are in the first year under Rod Carey, who came over after a successful stint at Northern Illinois. Carey took over a team that brought back 14 starters from a team that won 8 games.
I also think people underestimate the value of an early bye. Temple basically got to play an exhibition against Bucknell in Week 1 and then spend two weeks fixing what needed fixed. There's also going to be a little extra fire with Temple being a home dog and hearing all this hype around this Maryland team. Take the Owls!
|09-14-19||Ohio State v. Indiana +17||51-10||Loss||-105||65 h 29 m||Show|
3* NCAAF - Early Bird ATS ANNIHILATOR on Indiana +17 -105
I just can't pass up Indiana at this price at home against the Buckeyes. The Hoosiers have been a thorn in the side of Ohio State for years now. Something that might surprise a lot of people given the talent gap between the two and the fact that Ohio State has won the last 24 meetings.
Indiana has covered 7 of the last 8 in the series. The only game they didn't cover they should have. Hoosiers ended up losing 49-21 as a 20-point dog in 2017, despite having a 21-20 lead in the 2nd half!
Indiana is also always gonna be undervalued as long as they are in the same division as Ohio State, Michigan, Penn State and Michigan State. No one is ever picking this team to win the East. Thing is, Tom Allen has really got them competitive and finally made them respectable on the defensive side of the ball.
I think that defense could give Fields and the Buckeyes offense some problems here, as they are going to feed off the energy of the home fans. I also think Hoosiers QB Michael Penix is on his way to being a star in this league. Take Indiana!
|09-13-19||North Carolina v. Wake Forest -2.5||18-24||Win||100||47 h 25 m||Show|
4* NCAAF - UNC/WF Friday Night ATS NO-BRAINER on Wake Forest -2½ -110
It's been quite a start for the Tar Heels in the first year with Mack Brown back as head coach. UNC knocked off South Carolina 24-20 as a 11.5-point underdog in Week 1 and then upset Miami 28-25 as a 4-point home dog in Week 2. I believe it has the Tar Heels overvalued here as a mere 2.5-point road dog against the Demon Deacons.
Wake Forest has started out 2-0 and this looks like one of the better teams they have had under Dave Clawson. I really like junior QB Jamie Newman and he's got some talented wide outs at his disposal. Newman will take on a Tar Heels secondary that will be without starting corner Patrice Rene.
As for the UNC offene, it's been a great start for true freshman QB Sam Howell, but I could see him struggling here. This is the first true road game for the Tar Heels and Howell will have to make do without starting center Nick Polino. Take Wake Forest!
|09-07-19||Tulsa -6 v. San Jose State||34-16||Win||100||87 h 31 m||Show|
4* NCAAF - Late Night ATS NO-BRAINER on Tulsa -6 -110
I really like this spot for the Golden Hurricane. I look for Tulsa to have zero problem securing a win and cover at San Jose State on Saturday.
Tulsa lost their opener 28-7 at Michigan State, but that was to be expected. Golden Hurricane covered in the loss as a 24-point dog. I'm not worried about the fact that they had just 7 points and 80 total yards. That's not a good Spartans defense, it's elite this year.
At the same time the Tulsa defense more than held their own against Michigan State, limiting them to just 303 yards and 2.7 yards/carry on the ground. Keep in mind Tulsa brought back 8 starters from a defense that went from giving up 37.5 in 2017 to allowing just 29.6 ppg last year.
San Jose State beat Northern Colorado 35-18 and while they won by 17, it was too close for comfort against a FCS opponent. Northern Colorado was just 2-9 last year and didn't play a single FBS team. Spartans are now 1-7 ATS last 8 non-conference.
Golden Hurricane have covered 12 of their last 15 vs a team with a winning record and are 8-2 ATS last 10 on the road vs a team with a winning home record. Take Tulsa!
|09-07-19||Nevada +24.5 v. Oregon||Top||6-77||Loss||-110||106 h 38 m||Show|
5* NCAAF - Vegas Undervalued DOG OF THE MONTH on Nevada +24½ -110
Even though the Ducks came up short in their Week 1 loss at Auburn, I think a lot of people were impressed with how well Oregon hung around with the Tigers. This is also a team that was getting a ton of hype preseason because of quarterback Justin Herbert.
I believe it has the Ducks way overvalued here at home against Nevada. This far from an easy spot for Oregon, who still has to be licking their wounds from that meltdown against Auburn. The Ducks led 21-6 with less than 5 minutes to play in the 3rd quarter and gave up the game-winning TD with 9 seconds left on a 26-yard pass by a true freshmen.
Nevada on the other hand comes in off a thrilling 34-31 win at home over Purdue. The Wolf Pack trailed 31-14 in the 2nd half. They tied it at 31-31 with less than a minute to play and won the game on a 56-yard field on the last play of the game.
I don't think Nevada is capable of winning this game on the road, but I do think the Wolf Pack have the offensive fire-power to easily cover the number here. Take Nevada +24.5!
|09-07-19||Arkansas +7 v. Ole Miss||17-31||Loss||-110||85 h 56 m||Show|
3* NCAAF - Ole Miss/Ark SEC PLAY OF THE DAY on Arkansas +7 -110
I like the value here with the Razorbacks as a decently priced road dog against the Rebels. I think Arkansas is a team flying under the radar after going just 2-10 in 2019. This is now year two under head coach Chad Morris and I expect big improvement. We saw it as his last job (SMU).
His first year Mustangs were just 2-10 SU. Next year they were 5-7, but most importantly a dominant 8-4 ATS (5-1 ATS on the road). I think this Arkansas team is going to be a similar covering machine.
I know the Razorbacks didn't look great in their win over Portland State in Week 1, but I think a lot of that was simply knowing they were the superior team and having their conference opener on deck. Neither of their transfer QBs played great in Ben Hicks and Nick Starkel, but I'm confident in their ability.
As for Ole Miss, they played Memphis tough on the road, but came up painfully short in a 15-10 loss. That's not an easy kind of loss to bounce back from. They were also lucky for it to be that close. Memphis outgained them 364 to 173. Ole Miss had fewer than 100 yards both passing and rushing. No way should this team be laying more than a field goal at home against another SEC team. Take Arkansas!
|09-07-19||Central Florida -9.5 v. Florida Atlantic||48-14||Win||100||84 h 28 m||Show|
4* NCAAF - Situational VEGAS INSIDER on Central Florida -9½ -110
I look for UCF to have no problem here beating FAU by at least two touchdowns. I think the Owls are getting a little too much love here after covering a big number at Ohio State last week. FAU only had 228 total yards in that game and were fortunate to only lose by just 24 after falling behind 28-0 less than 10 minutes into the game.
I like Lane Kiffin and that team should be competitive in C-USA, but there's a much bigger gap in talent between FAU and UCF than the number here would suggest. While the Knights are ranked No. 18, it doesn't feel like there's as much hype with this year's team. No one is going to get excited about them beating Florida A&M 62-0.
I just think they got too much offense for the Owls to keep it close. No Mckenzie Milton, no problem. The duo of Notre Dame transfer Brandon Wimbush and true freshman Dillon Gabriel threw for 295 yards and 5 scores.
These two teams played last year at Central Florida. The Knights won that contest 56-36. I wouldn't be shocked at all if the final score was something similar.
FAU is now just 1-4 ATS last 5 non-conference games and 0-5 ATS last 5 games in the month of September. Knights are 5-1 ATS last 6 on the road, 5-1 ATS last 6 after a win by 20 or more and 4-1 last 5 vs a team from C-USA. Take UCF!
|09-07-19||Texas A&M v. Clemson -17||10-24||Loss||-105||56 h 55 m||Show|
3* NCAAF - Texas A&M/Clemson BIG GAME ATS WINNER on Clemson -17 -105
The betting public is all over the Aggies here. The narrative going into this one is how Texas A&M played Clemson better than anyone last year and will want revenge. The Aggies also looked good in their 41-7 win over Texas State last week.
On the Tigers side of things, they made easy work of Georgia Tech with a 52-14 win, but Trevor Lawrence didn't play well. Lawrence had 2 picks and was just 13 of 23 for 168 yards. I'm not reading anything into that. No way was Clemson the least bit threatened by the Yellow Jackets.
I think the Tigers simply went through the motions and were trying to be as conservative as they could offensively to not put too much on tape for the Aggies. I just think this is an elite offense and will have zero problem moving the ball against Texas A&M.
One thing people have to remember with last year's close call, is that was in College Station. Texas A&M was just 1-3 on the road last year and are just 18-38 ATS last 56 as a road dog and 4-17 ATS last 21 on the road with a total of 63 or more.
Favorites of 10.5 to 21 points that averaged 35+ ppg the previous year and were up by 17 or more at the half in their last game are 27-6 (82%) ATS over the last 10 seasons. Take Clemson -17!
|09-06-19||Marshall v. Boise State -10.5||Top||7-14||Loss||-106||83 h 58 m||Show|
5* NCAAF - 'Group of 5' Non-Conf PLAY OF THE MONTH on Boise State -10½ -106
I like this Marshall team and could see them being a force in Conference USA this year, but I think Boise State is on a different level. I not only think the Broncos win at home Friday night over the Thundering Herd, I think they do so with ease.
You never really know what you are going to get from a true freshman quarterback until they play in a game. I don't think there's many concerns lingering for Boise State's Hank Bachmeier. The true freshmen threw for 407 yards on 30 of 51 passing in Week 1 and did it on the road against a Power 5 opponent in FSU. Even more impressive is he guided his team back from a 31-13 deficit.
Marshall only gave up 21.8 ppg and 339 ypg, but a lot of that is playing in C-USA. They gave up 37 points and 502 yards to NC State and 41 points and 454 yards to Va Tech. I think Boise will have no problem scoring 35+ here and I like the Broncos defense to keep Marshall to 20 or fewer, giving us plenty of breathing room to cash in a cover.
Broncos are 15-5 ATS in their last 20 after giving up 24 or more points in the 1st half of their last game and are 11-2 ATS last 13 off an upset win as an underdog. Take Boise State!
|09-02-19||Notre Dame v. Louisville +18.5||35-17||Win||100||20 h 38 m||Show|
3* NCAAF - Notre Dame/Louisville ATS DESTROYER on Louisville +18½ -110
I think it's worth a shot to back the Cardinals as a three score dog against Notre Dame. While the Irish will have Ian Book back from last year's 12-1 playoff team, the defense loses a lot.
Notre Dame has to replace 3 NFL draft picks on that side of the ball and if not for the defense they would have never sniffed the playoffs. The Irish had 5 wins last year where they failed to score 25 or more points. They were a perfect 5-0 in games decided by a touchdown or less. Thats a big arrow pointing for regression in 2019.
The other big thing is I think people are sleeping on Louisville. I absolutely loved the hire of Scott Satterfield from Appalachian State. He brought over his DC,Bryan Brown and I think he does wonders here with the Cardinals defense.
The big thing I think people are overlooking is that the team quit on head coach Bobby Petrino, which is why the numbers were so bad across the board for this team. A lot more talent on the roster than you think and they got 16 returning starters. Take Louisville!
|09-01-19||Houston v. Oklahoma -21.5||Top||31-49||Loss||-115||152 h 8 m||Show|
5* NCAAF - Houston/Oklahoma ATS HEAVY HITTER on Oklahoma -21½ -115
I got no problem laying the points with Oklahoma. I think the betting public is going to be all over Houston given the hype around this team with Dana Holgorsen leaving West Virginia to take over. Holgorsen is known for his ability to get a lot out of the QB position and the Cougars have a good one in D'Eriq King.
However, Houston is out-classed big time in this one. I get Baker Mayfield and Kylar Murray were big time talents, but their success is 100% a result of Lincoln Riley's brilliant offensive mind. No reason not to expect this offense to be potent with Jalen Hurts running the show.
I also think Oklahoma's defense will be greatly improved under coordinator Alex Grinch. Houston on the other hand lost a ton on the defensive side of the ball. Sooners are going to score at will and I just don't see Houston being able to keep pace. Take Oklahoma!
|08-31-19||SMU v. Arkansas State -2||37-30||Loss||-109||101 h 9 m||Show|
3* NCAAF - No Doubt ATS BLOWOUT on Arkansas State -2 -109
I think this is a great price to back Arkansas State at home against SMU. I think a lot of people see a team from the Sun Belt as a small favorite against a team from a bigger conference and look to take the other side.
This is a really talented Red Wolves team behind a underrated head coach in Blake Anderson. Last year they won 8-games with just 12 starters back, so no concern with only 13 starters returning in 2019. The defense should be really good and that's the difference maker here.
SMU does not have a great defense. They have allowed 35+ ppg each of the last 5 seasons. I just think Arkansas State will be able to get more stops and thus create some separation. SMU is also a team you want to fade away from home. Mustangs are just 2-8 last 10 ATS on the road. They are also just 1-4 ATS last 5 non-conference and 0-5 ATS last 5 games played in August. Take Arkansas State!
|08-31-19||Ball State +17 v. Indiana||24-34||Win||100||123 h 14 m||Show|
4* NCAAF - Vegas Underdog PLAY OF THE WEEK on Ball State +17 +100
Ball State is coming off a 4-8 campaign and aren't being given much of a shot at improving after starting quarterback Riley Neal and leading rusher Justin Gilbert both transferred to Power 5 programs.
It think it has the Cardinals way undervalued coming into 2019. Even with the losses of Neal and Gilbert, Ball State will be one of the most experienced teams in the country this year. They still bring back 17 starters and 55 lettermen.
This team was really hurt by injuries, which led to a poor finish. Ball State went on the road and only lost by a final score of 24-16 at Notre Dame, who finished the year 12-0 and made the playoffs. You don't do that without some talent. I also think there was a good chance that both Gilbert and Neal were going to lose their jobs.
Indiana has been competitive under Tom Allen, but have also gone just 5-7 in each of his first two years. The Hoosiers did beat Ball State at home by 28 last year, but only outgained the Cardinals by a little more than 100 yards.
This year the game is on a neutral site at Lucas Oil Stadium. I'll take the points with the underrated dog in this in-state rivalry. Cardinals have covered 6 of the last 7 vs a team from the Big Ten. Take Ball State!
|08-31-19||Ole Miss +6.5 v. Memphis||Top||10-15||Win||100||123 h 9 m||Show|
5* NCAAF - Opening Week GAME OF THE YEAR on Ole Miss +6½ -110
I think we are going to look back at this line later in the season and wonder what the heck were the books thinking making Ole Miss a dog against a non-Power 5 opponent. Especially one as talented as the Rebels.
Ole Miss struggled in SEC play last year, but this team went 4-0 in non-conference. The most impressive non-conference win came in Week 1, as they rolled Texas Tech 47-27 as a 2-point dog.
I know the record doesn't exactly reflect it, but there's a ton of talent on this Ole Miss roster and I love the two new coordinators they brought in to get the most of the talent on hand. Rich Rodriguez is new OC and Mike MacIntyre is the new DC. Two guys maybe didn't have the best run as head coaches, but are coaching what they know best in Oxford.
Not to take anything away from Memphis, who has been one of the better Group of 5 programs the last 5 years, but I think they are outclassed. Keep in mind they got annihilated 65-33 by Missouri out of the SEC last year. I just don't see the Tigers winning here by a touchdown and will certainly have some money line action on the Rebels. Take Ole Miss!
|08-31-19||Boise State +5.5 v. Florida State||36-31||Win||100||93 h 15 m||Show|
3* NCAAF - Situational ATS SHOCKER on Boise State +5½ -109
Willie Taggart's first season at Florida State was a disaster from the start. The Seminoles who were ranked in the Top 20 to start the year, finished 5-7 and for the first time in forever they didn't make a bowl.
No disrespect to Taggart, but I don't see him being on the same level as Jimbo Fisher. It reminds me a lot of when Texas moved on from Mac Brown and people assumed Charlie Strong would get them back on track.
I just have a lot more trust in Boise State to start the season. The Broncos lose a great quarterback in Brett Rypien, but they also add in their highest recruited QB in school history in Hank Bachmeier. They also have a top tier defense that like FSU has NFL talent on that side of the ball.
I wouldn't be shocked at all if the Broncos won this game outright. Either way they are 11-2 ATS in the 13 games they have been listed as a dog under head coach Bryan Harsin. Take Boise State!
|08-30-19||Rice +23.5 v. Army||Top||7-14||Win||100||105 h 15 m||Show|
5* NCAAF - Friday Night VEGAS INSIDER on Rice +23½ -104
Not only is Army being overvalued coming off their 11-win season in 2018, but this also an awful spot for a blowout.
The Black Knights have been a force under Jeff Monkin the last few years. They are 29-10 the last 3 seasons. Rice has 19 wins over the last 5 with a mere 5-31 mark the last 3 seasons. Easy to see how we get an inflated number.
Rice is now in year two under head coach Mike Bloomgren and I look for the former Stanford OC to have the Owls improved across the board in 2019. Getting all this extra time to prepare for the triple-option is huge.
As for the bad spot, no way does Army not look ahead to next week's game at Michigan. They have to be thinking the less they can put on tape for the Wolverines the better and it should also lead to starters getting pulled a little earlier in the 2nd half if things do get out of hand, opening up for a backdoor cover. Either way I like the Owls to keep this within the number. Take Rice!
|08-29-19||Florida International v. Tulane -2||14-42||Win||100||51 h 33 m||Show|
3* NCAAF - Vegas Oddsmakers LINE MISTAKE on Tulane -2 -103
Love the value here with Tulane as a small home favorite against the Panthers. While I got a lot of respect for Butch Davis and what he's doing at FIU, there's a definite talent gap here.
I also think the Green Wave are in a lot better spot than people realise. Tulane has really come on strong under current head coach Willie Fritz. He took over a team that was simply not competitive and has guided them from 4 to 5 to 7 wins the last 3 years. They made only their second bowl game since 2002 last year.
All signs point to the 2019 Green Wave being the best team yet under Fritz. That triple-option is tough to prepare for and they are adding a little more up-tempo to that this year. The defense is one of the better units in a pretty strong American Athletic Conference.
I look for Tulane to really dominate the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball and when you add in home field advantage, this is no-brainer. Take Tulane -2!
|08-29-19||UCLA v. Cincinnati -2.5||Top||14-24||Win||100||34 h 54 m||Show|
5* NCAAF - No Limit Non-Conf GAME OF THE MONTH on Cincinnati -2½ -105
I think we are getting a gift here with Cincinnati laying less than a field goal at home. These two met in last year's season opener and the Bearcats won outright 26-17 as a 14-point dog.
While UCLA will be improved in year two under Chip Kelly, I still think they are a year or two away recruiting wise before he can really get this program back near the top of the Pac-12. Let's also not forget that Luke Fickell is now in year 3 at Cincinnati and this is the year it typically all comes together for new coaches.
Fickell has 14 returning starters, including a really talented sophomore quarterback in Desmond Ridders. The offense is going to be good and there are still major concerns with UCLA's defense. Fickell, who was the DC at Ohio State will have the defense ready. Bearcats went from allowing 31.8 ppg in his first year to only giving up 17.2 ppg. They also shaved 100+ yards/game off what they allowed.
You also have to factor in how hard it is to play on the road early in the season, especially the opener. Not to mention that when the Bearcats' put out a decent team, Nippert Stadium turns into one of the more tougher places to play. Take Cincinnati!
|08-24-19||Villanova v. Colgate -4||Top||34-14||Loss||-109||2 h 7 m||Show|
5* NCAAF - Villanova/Colgate (FCS) TOP PLAY on Colgate -4 -109
Most are going to simply focus on the two FBS matchups between Florida/Miami and Arizona/Hawaii, but the real value on this first Saturday of college football is at the FCS level. I absolutely love Colgate as a small home favorite.
This Raiders team is the real deal. They got a lot of talent back on a defense that was outstanding in 2018. They held 5 different teams scoreless last year. They got back their QB in Grant Breneman (Patriot League Preseason Player of the Year) and ranked #13 in the FCS Poll.
Villanova is being picked to finish in the bottom half of the CAA. They got no shot here of keeping this within a touchdown. Take Colgate!
|01-07-19||Alabama v. Clemson +6||16-44||Win||100||9 h 52 m||Show|
3* Clemson/Alabama ATS Winner on Clemson +
I'm not convinced Alabama is the better team in this matchup. I think Clemson is every bit on the same level as the Crimson Tide. However, I think the public perception all season has been this Alabama team is the best Nick Saban has fielded since he took over and there's no team that can hang with them.
I think that's definitely playing into this inflated number that the Crimson Tide are being asked to lay. This is now the 4th straight time that these two teams have met i the playoffs. While Alabama is 2-1 SU, Clemson is 2-1 ATS.
Not only do I see a ton of value with Clemson getting almost a touchdown, I like how the Tigers matchup with Alabama. I think this game will come down to which defense can impose it's will the most and I think with that defensive line of the Tigers, they will be the ones who control this game. Take Clemson!
|01-01-19||Washington +7 v. Ohio State||23-28||Win||100||419 h 37 m||Show|
4* NCAAF Rose Bowl VEGAS INSIDER on Washington +
I just don't see the Buckeyes being that much better than the Huskies. Ohio State is getting all kinds of love because of how they finished the year, absolutely destroying rival Michigan at home to win the Big Ten East and then crushing Northwestern in the Big Ten title game. All of that is great, but it didn't get the Buckeyes into the playoffs.
Playing on New Year's Day is great, but in Columbus their expectation is to win it all every year and they certainly thought this year's team was capable of a championship. I just think this is a bit of a letdown for the Buckeyes. Plus you got all the distractions with Urban Meyer stepping down as head coach.
Even with all that, no one is picking the Huskies to cover, let along win the game. Washington didn't quite live up to the hype this season, but I think they are going to relish the opportunity to play an elite team like the Buckeyes and use it as a measuring stick going into next year. The Huskies have the defense to keep Haskins and that high-powered Ohio State offense in check and this Buckeyes defense has been vulnerable. This is simply too many points. Take Washington!
|01-01-19||LSU v. Central Florida +7.5||Top||40-32||Loss||-105||433 h 20 m||Show|
5* College Football BOWL GAME OF THE YEAR on Central Florida +
Time after time these Group of 5 teams that earn a spot in a New Year's Six Bowl show big time value in their bowl game. The perception that I think people have is that these teams aren't as good as people think because they don't play in a Power 5 Conference and will be no match against a top tier team from one of those conferences.
This is not only not true, but it also gives these small conference schools a ton of motivation to prove people wrong. On the flip side of this, I think it's hard for the Power 5 teams they are playing to give them the respect they deserve.
UCF will be without starting quarterback McKenzie Milton, but are in good shape with Darriel Mack Jr. They guy led the team from a double-digit deficit to defeat Memphis 56-41 in the American title game. All he did is throw for 348 yards 2 touchdowns, while rushing for 59 yards and 4 scores.
I'm not saying they are going to win the game, but I think they got more than enough offense to do so and I'm confident that if they do lose it will be by a touchdown or less. Take UCF!
|12-31-18||Michigan State +2 v. Oregon||6-7||Win||100||6 h 39 m||Show|
4* NCAAF RedBox Bowl VEGAS INSIDER on Michigan State +
No one wants anything to do with backing this Spartans team with how they struggle to score against a NFL-caliber quarterback in Oregon's Justin Herbert. I believe it's created big time value here with Michigan State.
I think you could argue that the Spartans are the more talented team, have the better coach and play in the tougher conference. The one thing Oregon has an edge in is quarterback. I just don't think it's enough given the matchup.
Michigan State has faced the likes of Trace McSorely, Dwayne Haskins and Shea Patterson in the Big Ten. They aren't going to be the least bit intimidated by the Ducks. Those that think it will be easy for Oregon to move the ball are wrong.
The key here is while Oregon's defense has improved over the last couple of years, this is a defense that a limited Michigan State offense can have success against. All the players have been hearing is how bad the offense is. I would expect them to come out with a chip on their shoulder and surprise some people. The most important thing is they should be able to run the football. It might not be pretty, but I'm confident the Spartans win this one outright. Take Michigan State!
|12-31-18||Virginia Tech +7 v. Cincinnati||31-35||Win||100||3 h 39 m||Show|
3* NCAAF Military Bowl ATS ANNIHILATOR on Va Tech +
I really like the value here with the Hokies getting a touchdown against the Bearcats. Virginia Tech showed they wanted to be in a bowl game by winning their final two games after a 4-6 start. Few teams were hit harder with injuries this year and not many were as young and inexperienced on the defensive side of the ball.
The month between off to prepare and get guys healthy will pay off big for Bud Foster's defense and I'm confident they will be able to slow down a pretty average Cincinnati offense. The Bearcats only averaged 25.3 ppg on the road. I also think Cincinnati is no where close to as good as people think. They won 10-games, but the schedule couldn't have been much easier. It's also worth noting the Bearcats are a mere 2-7 ATS last 9 bowl games. Take Virginia Tech!
|12-29-18||Notre Dame v. Clemson -11||3-30||Win||100||364 h 4 m||Show|
4* CFB Playoffs N Dame/Clemson VEGAS INSIDER on Clemson -
I got no problem here laying the double-digits with Clemson against Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl. I think people are sleeping on this Tigers team. They aren't just elite defensively, but they are elite offensively since they put in Trevor Lawrence at quarterback.
The suspension of defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence is getting a lot of publicity and is a big loss, but I don't think it's going to dramatically effect Clemson's ability to slow down the Notre Dame offense. The Tigers still got 3 future NFL draft picks playing in this game on the defensive line and I expect them to make like miserable for Ian Book.
There's also a big amount of skepticism for me when it comes to Notre Dame. It's not that I don't think the Irish are a good team, I just think the cards fell their way this season with so many typically good programs on their schedule having down years. I also just don't trust Brian Kelly and his ability to get his team ready for a big game.
I just don't see Notre Dame being able to keep pace with this Clemson offense. The Irish haven't seen anything even close to what they will see from the Tigers offense. Take Clemson!
|12-28-18||Iowa State +3.5 v. Washington State||26-28||Win||100||327 h 34 m||Show|
3* NCAAF Alamo Bowl NO-BRAINER on Iowa State +
I think the books have the wrong team favored in this one, but Washington State is getting love because they come in ranked No. 13 in the country. I get it, but I just think the Cyclones are without a doubt the better team here.
The Pac-12 has been a joke in bowl games and I really question how motivated the Cougars are to play this game. Washington State was a win at home over rival Washington in the finale away from playing for a Pac-12 title and a spot in the Rose Bowl. Cougars are also 1-3 in bowl games under head coach Mike Leach and they have been favored in all 4.
Iowa State was a win over Texas away from a spot in the Big 12 title game and have a chance here to reach 9 wins for the first time in almost 40 years. I really like their head coach Matt Campbell and believe they got one of the best kept secrets in the country in quarterback Brock Purdy. Take Iowa State!
|12-28-18||Syracuse +1.5 v. West Virginia||34-18||Win||100||213 h 25 m||Show|
3* NCAAF Camping World Bowl ANNIHILATOR on Syracuse +
The Orange should have no problem taking down West Virginia. The Mountaineers are going to be playing without their best player in star quarterback Will Grier. They are also going to be without their left tackle. The fact that Grier isn't playing, speaks volumes to how little this game means to these players for West Virginia.
Syracuse was one of the surprise teams in the ACC and were clearly motivated to get to a bowl for the first time under head coach Dino Babers. Orange also haven't been to a bowl since 2013. This game means a lot these players and Syracuse now has a massive edge at quarterback with Eric Dungey. West Virginia won't be able to keep pace.
Mountaineers are 5-16 ATS in their last 21 bowl games, so clearly this program doesn't value these games like others. Take Syracuse in what should be a blowout!
|12-27-18||Vanderbilt -3.5 v. Baylor||38-45||Loss||-105||321 h 41 m||Show|
3* NCAAF Texas Bowl ATS DESTROYER on Vanderbilt -
I think we are getting some really good value here on the Commodores as a small favorite against the Bears. I don't think there's any question here who the better team is. Baylor is a great story going from winning 1-game last year to making a bowl, but they really didn't beat anyone. Their two best wins were at home against Oklahoma State and Texas Tech late in the year.
The win over the Cowboys came in a perfect spot, as OK State was off a thrilling 38-35 win over then No. 6 Texas and had rival Oklahoma on deck. The win over the Red Raiders came in the finale and Texas Tech closed out the season 5 straight losses and it looked like they threw in the towel after back-to-back heartbreaking losses to Oklahoma and Texas.
Vanderbilt gets overlooked because they are considered one of the worst programs in the SEC, but this team is a lot better than it gets credit for. They won 3 of their final 4 just to make a bowl and haven't won a bowl game since 2013 (only second bowl trip in the last 5 years). They are also the much more physical team and should dominate the line of scrimmage here on both sides of the ball. Take Vanderbilt!
|12-27-18||Miami-FL v. Wisconsin +4||3-35||Win||100||299 h 51 m||Show|
3* NCAAF Pinstripe Bowl ATS BLOWOUT on Wisconsin +
There's a lot to like about the Badgers as a dog here against the Hurricanes. It's amazing that despite how disappointing a season Miami has had, they are still overvalued. If it wasn't for Pitt having already locked up the ACC Coastal and resting guys for the ACC title game, Miami likely would have finished the year 1-5 with their only win against a banged up Virginia Tech team.
I also just think there's a clear lack of motivation here by Miami. You got starting quarterback N'Kosi Perry being benched for Malik Rosier. All-American defensive tackle Gerald Willis is skipping the game to prepare for the NFL Draft.
I really think the loss of Willis is going overlooked, as his absence is going to have a huge impact on this game. Wisconsin is a running team and have one of the best backs in the country in Jonathan Taylor. Willis wasn't just an elite talent, but he made all the guys around him better because of all the attention he was given. I just don't see the Hurricanes being able to slow this Badgers offense down.
Lastly, Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst is a perfect 3-0 in bowl games with the Badgers, including a 34-24 win over Miami in last year's Orange Bowl. Take Wisconsin!
|12-22-18||Louisiana Tech +1 v. Hawaii||31-14||Win||100||14 h 17 m||Show|
4* Hawaii Bowl ATS HEAVY HITTER on LA Tech +
I thing the books have completely missed the mark in this one. Hawaii was a great story and got a lot of press early on with their 6-1 start to the season. At the time it looked like they had beat some decent teams, but that turned out to not be the case.
The competition picked up and they went just 2-4 over their final 6 games. Note that all 4 losses came by at least 18 points with a couple that were well over 30. Louisiana Tech is a lot better than their 7-5 record and without a doubt played the tougher schedule and looked better against the better competition they faced.
For me this comes down to defense. Bulldogs are simply going to have the easier time moving the ball. Hawaii gives up on average 35.4 ppg and 439 ypg. They allow on average 10 points/game and 70 yards/game more than what their opponent averages. They give up 5.0 yards/carry vs the run and 8.3 yards/pass attempt.
Louisiana Tech only allowed 23.7 ppg and held their opponents under their season averages for the year. I'm not saying the Bulldogs will shutdown Hawaii and that high-flying passing attack. They will simply be able to get enough stops to win here comfortably. Take Louisiana Tech!
|12-22-18||Buffalo v. Troy +2.5||32-42||Win||100||180 h 20 m||Show|
3* Dollar General Bowl Vegas DESTROYER on Troy +
I think there's a ton of value here with the Trojans at basically a pick'em and this game going UNDER the total set here by the books.
Buffalo suffered a crushing 30-29 loss to Northern Illinois in the MAC title game, despite having a 29-10 lead at the half. That loss will be a tough one for the Bulls to bounce back from and the even bigger thing is the MAC simply wasn't that good. We already saw Northern Illinois get rolled in their bowl game against UAB.
Troy won at Nebraska and were one of the best bets in the country this year with a 8-3 ATS mark. A big reason for that is their defense, which only gave up 21.2 ppg. I think they have no problem slowing down the high-powered attack of Buffalo.
The Bulls do have a good defense, so I'm expecting Troy to go off, which is why I think there's a big time correlation here with the Trojans and the UNDER
Troy is 12-3-1 ATS last 16 games overall and 42-20-2 ATS last 64 vs a team with a winning record. Bulls are 6-18 ATS last 24 off a conference loss by 7 or less and 0-5 ATS last 5 on a neutral site.
UNDER is 10-4 in Buffalo's last 14 off a loss and 6-0 in their last 6 road games off a conference loss. UNDER is also 12-4-1 in Trojans last 17 games played on fieldturf. Take Troy & UNDER!
|12-19-18||Ohio v. San Diego State +3||27-0||Loss||-100||110 h 37 m||Show|
4* Frisco Bowl Vegas NO-BRAINER on San Diego State +
No way should the Aztecs be getting points against a team from the MAC. I get San Diego State wasn't as good as they have been and closed out the year losing 4 of their last 5, they are still the better team in this fight and I like the fact that they are a dog, as that only adds motivation.
What gets overlooked with San Diego State's poor finish is the injuries this team had to deal with on offense and that 3 of the last 4 losses were by 4-points or less. This wasn't far off from another 10-win team under Rocky Long. They are healthy and matchup extremely well with the Bobcats.
I'm also not convinced Ohio is as good as people think. Sure, they won 5 of their last 6, but the MAC was down this year and we just saw the MAC Champs, Northern Illinois, get annihilated by UAB 37-13 last night. Eastern Michigan also lost to a team from the Sun Belt.
As for the Mountain West, Fresno State won by double-digits over Arizona State and Utah State rolled a good North Texas team 52-13 and the Aggies played the bowl without their head coach. Take San Diego State!
|12-08-18||Navy +7 v. Army||10-17||Push||0||29 h 1 m||Show|
3* Army/Navy No Doubt ATS DESTROYER on Navy +
This is just too many points to pass up in one of college football's most storied rivalries. No question Army has had the better regular-season, as Navy didn't even qualify for a bowl. With that said, records mean nothing in a game like this. If anything, the Midshipmen played the tougher schedule, so it's not as lopsided as you might think.
The biggest thing here with this touchdown spread is this game has been came right down to the wire each of the last two years. A big reason the games are competitive, is there's typically not a lot of scoring with two option teams. Not only does all that running eat up the clock, but these two teams are well-prepared defensively to defend the option.
Army has a bowl game against Houston to look forward to, while this is Navy's bowl game. I just think having lost the last two and being a dog in this fight for the first time in a long time, the Midshipmen aren't just a threat to cover, but win this game outright. Take Navy!
|12-01-18||Clemson v. Pittsburgh +28||42-10||Loss||-110||44 h 41 m||Show|
3* NCAAF Underdog PLAY OF THE DAY on Pittsburgh +
This is just too much value to pass up on with the Panthers as a 4-touchdown dog against the Tigers. Unlike some other teams playing this Saturday, Clemson doesn't need style points to get into the playoffs. All they have to do is win this game and they are in, so there's no incentive to turn this into a blowout.
I think that definitely favors Pitt keeping this close and I'm a bit shocked the Panthers are getting no respect here. They only lost by 5-points on the road against Notre Dame. I know the final score says they lost 51-6 to Penn State, but that was a 14-6 game at the half and not nearly as big a gap in talent as the final score would lead you to believe. I know they lost their last game against Miami, but they zero reason to show up with this game on deck (already had Coastal locked up).
Let's also not ignore the schedule for Clemson. The ACC was way down this year, so they had a lot of blowout wins. I think the 3 best teams they played were Texas A&M, Syracuse and Boston College. They beat the Aggies by just 2, were lucky to beat the Orange by 4 and only defeated the Eagles by 20. Take Pittsburgh!