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College Football Betting Preview Podcast 7-20-2016: Texas Longhorns

07.20.2016     10:34 AM     Printer Friendly
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Covering sports from a Vegas perspective for over 20 years, the Sportsmemo Podcast kicks off its 2016-17 preseason football coverage. Join us throughout the summer as the Sportsmemo Handicappers provide listeners with in-depth analysis on NFL and College Football.

Today's segment featured veteran handicapper Rob Veno. Rob continued his coverage of the Big XII by breaking down the Texas Longhorns.

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO ROB'S ANALYSIS

Date: 7/20
Handicapper: Rob Veno
Team: Texas Longhorns
2015 Record: 5-7 SU, 5-7 ATS, 5-7 O/U
Season O/U Wins: 7ov-125
Odds to Win Title: +11000
Odds to Win Big XII: +925
Week 1 Line: Texas +4.5 vs. Notre Dame

To listen to past football previews be sure to visit the Sportsmemo Podcast archive.




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College Football Handicapping: Texas hoping new OC will spark offensive turnaround

07.20.2016     07:59 AM     Printer Friendly
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After ranking 92nd in total offense (370.8 ypg) last season, Texas brought in 37-year-old offensive coordinator Sterlin Gilbert. Gilbert worked under current Syracuse head coach Dino Babers and last year served as co-OC under Tulsa's Philip Montgomery. Texas head coach Charlie Strong noted that successfully running the football will be paramount; something that the Longhorns did to varying degrees of success (224.8 ypg) in 2015.


“I’ve always said this, ‘If you’re going to be a good football team, you’re going to have to run the football,’” Strong said. “If you’re going to be a good football team and you’re going to be physical, you have to oppose your will. You have to be two-dimensional.”

“It’s not one of those things where we’re going to throw it all over the ballpark,” Strong said. You may get into a shootout game, but it’s not like

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College Basketball Gambling: Oklahoma State remains short on bodies

03.04.2016     07:59 AM     Printer Friendly
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Keep an eye out for the status of Oklahoma State's Jeffrey Carroll (illness) and Leyton Hammonds (finger). Both players missed Monday's game against Iowa State as the Cowboys managed only 50 points due to an ultra-depleted roster. OSU is currently +4.5 against Texas.


“We’re going to have five out there,” Ford said Wednesday. “Now, I don’t know which five at times, but whatever five we have out there, I expect them to play hard.”

“You’d be lying if you didn’t say it was frustrating at times, but you don’t let it get you down,” Ford said. “You don’t let it interfere, you’re trying to prepare with the guys who are playing. That’s kind of my mindset for the coaching staff and all the players.”






Tags: College Basketball Oklahoma State Cowboys Texas Longhorns




College Football Betting Preview: Texas Longhorns at Baylor Bears

12.02.2015     10:16 AM     Drew Martin     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Drew Martin

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Texas at Baylor
Saturday, 9 am PT
CRIS Opener:
Baylor -20 O/U 68.5
CRIS Current: Baylor -20.5 O/U 68.5
Recommendation: Baylor
 
This BIG XII showdown pins two in-state rivals playing to boost their postseason resumes. Baylor is in all likelihood eliminated from the playoff but still has a shot at a Sugar Bowl invite. The Longhorns are also fighting for a bowl berth. Though they should have been eliminated following their 48-45 loss to Texas Tech, at least two 5-7 teams will be selected for a bowl game according to the NCAA. Given the strength of Texas' brand many fans think they would be in, but NCAA officials state the 5-7 teams selected will be determined by Academic Progress Rate which in Texas’ case (958) probably won’t be high enough to qualify. In any case with Baylor motivated and injuries mounting, it will be a tall task for Charlie Strong’s Longhorns in Waco.

The Longhorns have avoided major injuries for much of the season but that run of good fortune came to a screeching halt on Thanksgiving against Texas Tech. Linebacker Peter Jinkens (torn ACL), right guard Read more



Tags: College Football Texas Longhorns Baylor Bears Big XII Drew Martin




College Football Betting Preview: Texas Longhorns at Iowa State Cyclones

10.27.2015     10:40 AM     Andrew Lange     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Andrew Lange

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Texas at Iowa State
Saturday, 4 pm PT - FS1
CRIS Opener:
Texas -8 O/U 57
CRIS Current: Texas -6.5 O/U 53
Recommendation: Under

All four of Texas' Big XII games have gone under the total, and three of the four weren't even close as the market has had a tough time adjusting. The Longhorns have run the ball more than any team in league play (51 times per game) and attempted the fewest passes (18.3 times per game). There's no reason to think they'll change that mentality off of back-to-back wins and facing a team in Iowa State the has difficulty stopping the run.

A lot of change for Iowa State heading into this game as offensive coordinator Mark Mangino was let go and sophomore quarterback Joel Lanning will get the start. Lanning took over for senior Sam Richardson in last week's loss to Baylor. His stats look good (12-of-17, 144 yards, 3 TDs) though the Cyclones were trailing 35-0 midway through the second quarter. The change is clearly a last ditch effort to turn things around for head coach Paul Rhoads who is obviously on the hot seat. Given the short turnaround, I'm not expecting it to have Read more



Tags: College Football Texas Longhorns Iowa State Cyclones Big XII Andrew Lange




College Football Gambling: Iowa State fires offensive coordinator Mark Mangino

10.27.2015     08:01 AM     Printer Friendly
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Man, another offensive coordinator bites the dust. This time it's Iowa State's loveable Mark Mangino who reportedly wasn't getting along with head coach Paul Rhoads. The Cyclones actually rank a respectable 5th in the Big XII in total offense (464.4 ypg) in league play. Assistant Todd Sturdy will take over and sophomore Joe Lanning will get the nod at quarterback. ISU is currently a +6.5 home underdog to Texas for Saturday.


"Mark and I couldn't get on the same page on a few important items," Rhoads said. "We tried to talk that through again this morning to get us moving in a different direction. In the end, Mark was not interested in that."






Tags: College Football Iowa State Cyclones Texas Longhorns Big XII




College Football Betting Preview: Calofornia Golden Bears at Texas Longhorns

09.18.2015     07:16 AM     Teddy Covers     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Teddy Covers

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California at Texas
Saturday, 4:30 pm PT - FOX
CRIS Opener:
California -3 O/U 60
CRIS Current: California -7 O/U 58
Recommendation: Texas

We’re getting a real pointspread bargain here thanks to the nuances of the betting marketplace here in September.   The bettable line for this game from the Westgate Superbook here in Las Vegas, exactly one month ago, was Texas -9.5.  Let me repeat that: Texas -9.5.  Personnel wise, virtually nothing has changed in the last month.  But the perception of these two teams has changed in the markets, and that offers us legitimate value.

Cal was a hot team in the betting markets in Week 1, taking money against FCS Grambling.  They closed as 45-point favorites and covered the spread by two touchdowns.  Last week, the money poured in on the Bears immediately after the line was posted.  Cal opened as low as -7 against San Diego State, but they closed -13 and again, covered the spread by two touchdowns.

What have we seen this week?  The exact same betting pattern!  Cal opened as -3 favorites Read more



Tags: College Football California Golden Bears PAC-12 Texas Longhorns Big XII Teddy Covers




College Football Gambling Update: Texas switches play caller after one game

09.09.2015     07:18 AM     Printer Friendly
UPDATE

Knee-jerk or justified? The jury is out as Texas head coach Charlie Strong announced that wide receiver coach Jay Norvell will now call plays following Week 1's 38-3 loss to Notre Dame. Norvell takes over for co-OC Shawn Watson. Yes, the Longhorns' offense performance against the Irish was abysmal but playing on the road against a top-tier defense as you attempt to break in a new offense isn't ideal. We'll see how the Longhorns respond this weekend against Rice. The Owls return four starters on defense after allowing 28.5 ppg last year. Note the Rice's schedule included seven teams that ranked 100th or worse in total offense.


"We have to evaluate every aspect of this program and what's key is getting this program on track," Strong said during a Tuesday evening press conference. "We have to do a better job of coaching.

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Tags: College Football Texas Longhorns Big XII Rice Owls C-USA




College Football Betting Preview: Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Virginia Cavaliers

09.08.2015     02:34 PM     ICC     Printer Friendly
Submitted by ICC

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Notre Dame at Virginia
Saturday, 12:30 pm PT - ABC
CRIS Opener:
Notre Dame -10 O/U 51.5
CRIS Current: Notre Dame -11.5 O/U 47.5
Recommendation: Virginia

There is not much to dislike about Notre Dame’s impressive 38-3 romp over the Texas Longhorns last week. For starters, they outgained the Longhorns by a stunning 527-163 margin. Quarterback Malik Zaire was terrific completing 19-for-22 passes for 313 yards with 3 TDs and no picks and the ground attack led by C.J. Prosise and Josh Adams combined for 147 yards and 5.88 yards per carry. It was dominance on both sides of the line of scrimmage for Notre Dame who allowed just 60 rushing yards at a paltry 2.1 yards per carry clip and yielded barely over 100 yards passing amazing when you consider UT was playing the entire game from behind. However, as a result, we appear to be laying a tax with the Irish to go along with the early market support.

Virginia didn’t play its best in a 34-16 loss at UCLA but it is never an easy travel/scheduling situation Read more



Tags: College Football Notre Dame Fighting Irish Virginia Cavaliers ACC Ian Cameron




College Football Handicapping: Back to the drawing board for Texas' offense

09.08.2015     07:59 AM     Printer Friendly
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Not every team can make a seamless transition from traditional to up-tempo offense. Texas managed only 163 yards in Week 1's 38-3 blowout loss at Notre Dame. Keep in mind that the Irish defense, when healthy and not littered with suspensions like what occurred the back half of last season, is a top 20 unit. That said, the performance didn't bode well for the Longhorns after saying they wanting to pick up the pace in 2015. UT's next three opponents present far better opportunities to move the football with Rice (55th in total defense LY), Oklahoma State (93rd), and California (124th) all headed to Austin. Of course one game into the season and head coach Charlie Strong is already questioning his offensive coordinator.


"We have to change. We have to get better on offense," Strong said of his Texas team.

"Things can always get fixed," Strong said, continuing saying that it's just about rolling up your sleeps and getting things done.






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