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College Football Betting: Clemson miffed about being an underdog to Alabama

01.08.2016     08:28 AM     Printer Friendly blog entry.
No matter what the sport, for title games and championships, the media likes to ask the underdog what it feels like to be, well, the underdog. According to one Clemson player, it's nothing new. Not that he should be able to rattle off the pointspread of every game this season but the Tigers were favored in every regular season game as well as the ACC Championship. He was correct in pointing out that the Tigers were dogs to Oklahoma in the last two meetings and obviously won outright.  Clemson is currently a +6.5/+7 underdog to Alabama for Monday’s CFB Championship.

“You go back to every big game we played this year, we were underdogs,” redshirt junior Travis Blanks said. “Notre Dame, Florida State, just go down the list. Some people picked us as an underdog in the ACC Championship against North Carolina. Oklahoma, this year and last year. It’s just all bologna.”

Tags: College Football Clemson Tigers ACC Alabama Crimson Tide SEC

Teddy Covers' Las Vegas Wiseguy Report: Clemson vs. Alabama Betting Preview

01.04.2016     08:34 AM     Teddy Covers     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Teddy Covers blog entry.
One thing has legitimately changed in the four team playoff era, compared to the BCS Championship era that just ended prior to last year.  Instead of having three weeks to prepare for the title game, teams now have three weeks to prepare for a semi-final game, with a much shorter turnaround time prior to the title game.  The three previous national titles that Nick Saban won at Alabama all came under at least somewhat different circumstances than the title game they’ll play in next Monday.

When we take a look back at the national championship teams over the last decade, we can get a decent idea of the commonalities between those teams and use that to project forward for this year. Texas in 2005, Florida in 2006, LSU in 2007, Florida in 2008, Alabama in 2009, Auburn in 2010, Alabama in 2011 and 2012, Florida State in 2013 and Ohio State in 2014 combine to give us a profile worth noting.

The #1 commonality the last ten champions had is elite level talent.  That may sound obvious – it is obvious – but there are metrics worthy of mention that give an advantage to Alabama over Clemson.  Each of the last ten champs had a recruiting Read more

Tags: College Football Clemson Tigers ACC Alabama Crimson Tide SEC Teddy Covers

Cactus Bowl Betting Preview: West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Arizona State Sun Devils

01.01.2016     08:57 AM     Rob Veno     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Rob Veno blog entry.
Cactus Bowl - Phoenix, AZ
West Virginia vs. Arizona State
Saturday, January 2, 7:15 pm PT - ESPN
CRIS Opener:
Arizona State -1 O/U 66.5
CRIS Current: West Virginia -1.5 O/U 64
Recommendation: Arizona State

West Virginia is not exempt from the list of teams having to deal with starting personnel losses as All-Big XII first-team junior CB Daryl Worley and freshman WR Jovon Durante are out of this contest due to academics. Each has played in all 12 games this season and their absence figures to be felt. Worley (6 INTs, 12 pass break ups) is the Mountaineers best cover man which will test the coverage depth of their secondary. ASU quarterback Mike Bercovici (26 TD, 9 INT) has spread the ball around to a six player arsenal this season including running backs who have all caught between 24-54 passes. ASU can attack on all levels from horizontal to deep vertical which will make this difficult for West Virginia’s pass defense. Pressure from their defensive line against the Arizona State front that allowed 39 sacks this year will be crucial for WVA. The Sun Devils are extremely balanced with their Read more

Tags: College Football West Virginia Mountaineers Big XII Arizona State Sun Devils PAC-12 Rob Veno

Alamo Bowl Betting Preview: TCU Horned Frogs vs. Oregon Ducks

01.01.2016     08:29 AM     Teddy Covers     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Teddy Covers blog entry.
Alamo Bowl - San Antonio, TX
TCU vs. Oregon
Saturday, January 2, 3:45 pm PT - ESPN
CRIS Opener:
Oregon pk O/U 75
CRIS Current: Oregon -7 O/U 73.5
Recommendation: Oregon

Oregon just lost offensive coordinator Scott Frost, who took the Central Florida coaching job.  But the transition to new coordinator Matt Lubick should be relatively smooth.  Frost was expected to get a head coaching gig; Lubick was the heir apparent, and he, too, has already attracted attention as a rising young assistant.  Some pre-bowl assistant coaching changes are very meaningful, but this isn’t one of those situations.

It’s a very different story when we start to talk about the key losses that TCU has suffered.  Gary Patterson’s Horned Frogs ranked among the best teams in the country with Trevone Boykin at quarterback and Josh Doctson at wide receiver.  But Doctson’s arm is in a sling; he’s not going to suit up for the Alamo Bowl.  Doctson is absolutely worth something to the pointspread, a playmaker with 14 TD’s and a 17.0 yard per catch average Read more

Tags: College Football TCU Horned Frogs Big XII Oregon Ducks PAC-12 Teddy Covers

College Football Gambling Alert: TCU's Boykin suspended for Alamo Bowl

12.31.2015     09:08 AM     Printer Friendly blog entry.
TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin has been suspended for Saturday's Alamo Bowl vs. Oregon. With wide receiver Josh Doctson (wrist) out as well, that leaves the Horned Frogs without two players that have accounted for 54 touchdowns this season. Senior Bram Kohlhausen (369 yards, 3 TDs, 1 INT) is likely to start in Boykin's place. Sportsbooks were quick to take the game off the board. The game was a pick 'em prior to Boykin's suspension.

“Trevone Boykin and Preston Miller have been suspended for Saturday’s game due to a violation of team rules, ” a statement from TCU head coach Gary Patterson said Thursday morning. “We are disappointed in their actions and apologize to the TCU Horned Frogs Nation, Valero Alamo Bowl and city of San Antonio.”

Tags: College Football TCU Horned Frogs Big XII Oregon Ducks PAC-12

Fiesta Bowl Betting Preview: Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Ohio State Buckeyes

12.30.2015     09:16 AM     Rob Veno     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Rob Veno blog entry.
Fiesta Bowl - Glendale, AZ
Notre Dame vs. Ohio State
Friday, Janaury 1, 10 am PT - ESPN
CRIS Opener:
Ohio State -6.5 O/U 54
CRIS Current: Ohio State -6 O/U 56.5
Recommendation: Notre Dame

From tradition, competitive and ability standpoints, this is a terrific draw for the Fiesta Bowl. My power ratings suggest that these are two of the top eight teams in the nation so of the 38 non-playoff Bowls, it’s as close to a CFB Playoff caliber game as there is on the schedule. The game does not feature any real situational angle but you could make a small case that Notre Dame has a motivational advantage since the Buckeyes are a bit disappointed to not be in the four team playoff. However, this New Year’s Day stage and this opponent likely negate that. Fundamental matchups should determine the best way to play this one so let’s take a look at a couple keys.

It’s been a tough month for Ohio State which has seen some personnel losses due to injury and off field issues. A team imposed suspension will cost them starting sr. DT Adolphus Washington and combined with the injury Read more

Tags: College Football Notre Dame Fighting Irish Ohio State Buckeyes Big Ten Rob Veno

Outback Bowl Betting Preview: Tennessee Volunteers vs. Northwestern Wildcats

12.30.2015     09:11 AM     Andrew Lange     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Andrew Lange blog entry.
Outback Bowl - Tampa, FL
Tennessee vs. Northwestern
Friday, January 1, 9 am PT - ESPN2
CRIS Opener
: Tennessee -8 O/U 45.5
CRIS Current: Tennessee -8.5 O/U 47

Tennessee should have a pretty good idea of what to expect against Northwestern having played in the SEC East. The division was peppered with pedestrian offenses and sub-par quarterback play which is exactly what the Wildcats bring to the table. They had three games where they failed to top 3 yards per play and only once topped 28 points against FBS competition.

Northwestern got to 10 wins thanks in large part to an above average defense that allowed 16.4 ppg and favorable schedule. They managed to duck Michigan State, Ohio State, and Indiana, and in step up game against Michigan and Iowa, the Wildcats allowed 78 points, 872 totals yards, and nearly 500 yards on the ground. And Tennessee is more capable with the ball than both the Wolverines and Hawkeyes. That said, Tennessee did play a handful of low scoring games. It was 17-17 before overtime against Oklahoma, the Read more

Tags: College Football Tennessee Volunteers SEC Northwestern Wildcats Big Ten Andrew Lange

Sugar Bowl Betting Preview: Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. Ole Miss Rebels

12.29.2015     08:40 AM     ICC     Printer Friendly
Submitted by ICC blog entry.
Sugar Bowl – New Orleans, LA
Ole Miss vs. Oklahoma State
Friday, January 1, 5:30 pm PT - ESPN
CRIS Opener:
Ole Miss -6.5 O/U 66
CRIS Current: Ole Miss -7 O/U 68
Recommendation: Ole Miss

The Ole Miss Rebels were a complete and utter no show in last year’s Peach Bowl as TCU rolled them up 42-3. Many of the quotes out of Oxford are of wanting to atone for such a brutal effort.

Hugh Freeze: “I didn’t like the way that last year went, obviously. I’m going to make sure our kids, every single day, hear that from me. And if they really want to be great, then we’ve got to compete in these types of games...I think we are playing at a high level offensively, and we can’t let this spell of being off [get to us]. We’ve got to attack it.” RB Jaylen Walton: “We've been preaching that the casinos and women are going to be here, New Orleans is going to be here 10 years from now, but this opportunity only comes once in a lifetime. We've been working hard and preaching every day that we do the right thing. Even if it's going out or staying in Read more

Tags: College Football Oklahoma State Cowboys Big XII Ole Miss Rebels SEC Ian Cameron

Holiday Bowl Betting Preview: Wisconsin Badgers vs. USC Trojans

12.28.2015     10:57 AM     Andrew Lange     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Andrew Lange blog entry.
Holiday Bowl - San Diego, CA
Wisconsin vs. USC
Wednesday, December 30, 7:30 pm PT - ESPN
CRIS Opener:
USC -3 O/U 51
CRIS Current: USC -3 O/U 50
Recommendation: USC

Wisconsin's strength of schedule, or lack thereof, is an obvious starting point with this handicap. The Badgers didn't play Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State, or Indiana this season. Instead they drew Iowa and Northwestern at home (lost both games) and got manhandled against Alabama in Week 1. Against its five opponents that reached the postseason (two of which, Minnesota and Nebraska, went 5-7 in the regular season), Wisconsin averaged only 319 ypg. You can make a strong argument that UW's 5.29 ypp vs. 4.39 ypp allowed is in fact extremely weak based on the level of competition.

USC meanwhile went through a meatgrinder of a slate (No. 3 SOS Sagarin) and managed to win eight games despite losing its head coach midseason. But just because you play a tougher schedule than your opponent doesn't always make you the better team. When asked to step up in class, the Trojans didn't always fare well. The last three games Read more

Tags: College Football Wisconsin Bagders Big Ten USC Trojans PAC-12 Andrew Lange Bowl Betting Preview: Georgia Southern Eagles vs. Bowling Green Falcons

12.22.2015     12:46 PM     Drew Martin     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Drew Martin blog entry. Bowl - Mobile, AL
Georgia Southern vs. Bowling Green
Wednesday, December 23, 5 pm PT - ESPN
CRIS Opener:
Bowling Green -7  O/U 65
CRIS Current: Bowling Green -7 O/U 63.5
Recommendation: Georgia Southern
This year’s Bowl in will feature the contrasting styles of Bowling Green and Georgia Southern. The Falcons boast one of the most potent passing games in the country with MAC Offensive Player of the Year Matt Johnson throwing to a foursome of receivers that caught a combined 294 passes.  The polar opposite will take place for Georgia Southern as the Eagles led the nation with 355.6 ypg on the ground at nearly 6.5 ypc.

Both teams must deal with the exit of their head coach as BG’s Dino Babers took off for Syracuse and GSU’s Willie Fritz made the odd choice to take over at Tulane. Dell McGee (former running backs coach) will call the shots for Georgia Southern and Brian Ward (former defensive coordinator) will do the same for Bowling Green.

It’s generally understood that Bowling Green will move the ball through the Read more

Tags: College Football Georgia Southern Eagles Sun Belt Bowling Green Falcons MAC Drew Martin


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