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College Football Betting Preview: Oregon State Beavers at Arizona Wildcats

10.07.2015     08:22 AM     Andrew Lange     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Andrew Lange

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Oregon State at Arizona
Saturday, 1 pm PT - FS-1
CRIS Opener:
Arizona -10.5 O/U 64.5
CRIS Current: Arizona -8.5 O/U 61.5
Recommendation: Arizona

Back-to-back blowout losses has Arizona limping into Saturday's must-win game against Oregon State. The Wildcats are dealing with multiple key injuries most notably quarterback Anu Solomon who is currently listed as questionable with a concussion. But the real problem for the Cats is stopping the opposition as UCLA and Stanford both racked up big yards and big points. Head coach Rich Rodriguez has come out and said that he won't make drastic changes to his defense. Perhaps Saturday's foe, who with a freshman quarterback and limited big play ability, will serve as an opportunity to bounce back.

The handicap in this game comes down to who will win the battle in the trenches. Against Stanford, Oregon State was outgained by 102 total yards and an alarming 325-111 on the ground. The Cardinal averaged 6.8 yards per carry after averaging less than 4 ypc in their previous three games. Michigan racked up 225 yards on the ground against OSU; a 166-yard Read more



Tags: College Football Oregon State Beavers Arizona Wildcats PAC-12 Andrew Lange




College Football Betting Preview: Washington State Cougars at Oregon Ducks

10.06.2015     01:54 PM     ICC     Printer Friendly
Submitted by ICC

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Washington State at Oregon
Saturday, 3 pm PT - PAC-12 Network
CRIS Opener:
Oregon -17 O/U 74
CRIS Current: Oregon -17 O/U 70
Recommendation: Washington State

Last week the Oregon Ducks took control in the second half against Colorado turning a tie game at half into a 41-24 win as they rebounded at least temporarily from the embarrassing 62-20 home loss to the Utah Utes. However, I feel the Washington State Cougars have enough edges and a good enough offense right now to make this a competitive game for a full 60 minutes.

Oregon is on a 0-3 ATS slide at home failing to even sniff pointspread covers in games against Eastern Washington (won by 19 laying -35), Georgia State (won by 33 laying -42.5) and the aforementioned loss to Utah. Washington State is getting very solid quarterback play from Luke Falk who has completed 72.6% of his passes for 1,459 passing yards and a strong 10-2 TD-INT ratio. The ability to move the football through the air is exactly what Oregon has struggled against dating back to last season. In 2013, the Ducks' secondary was one of the best in the country as opposing Read more



Tags: College Football Washington State Cougars Oregon Ducks PAC-12 Ian Cameron




College Football Betting Preview: Maryland Terrapins at Ohio State Buckeyes

10.06.2015     09:37 AM     Alex Smith     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Alex Smith

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Maryland at Ohio State
Saturday, 9 am PT - Big Ten
CRIS Opener:
Ohio State -29.5 O/U 53
CRIS Current: Ohio State -33 O/U 54
Recommendation: Ohio State

5-0 but 1-4 against the spread, No. 1 ranked Ohio State returns home after slipping past Indiana last week, 34-27. The Buckeyes outgained the Hoosiers by over 100 yards and got 274 yards on the ground from Ezekiel Elliott but three turnovers allowed IU to stick around. Since dismantling Virginia Tech in Week 1 (a win that doesn't look as impressive with the Hokies dropping back-to-back games to East Carolina and Pittsburgh) the Buckeyes have looked disjointed. A lot of their struggles can be blamed on inefficiencies in the red zone. The supposed top-ranked team in the country currently has a 37.5% touchdown rate in the red zone which ranks 121st. It's a far cry from last year's 71.6%. But with as much talent as the Buckeyes have, it's a very correctable problem.

And back at home against Maryland should serve as a prime opportunity to make a correction. The Terps are a complete mess right now with head coach Randy Edsall with one foot out the Read more



Tags: College Football Maryland Terrapins Ohio State Buckeyes Big Ten Alex B. Smith




College Football Betting Preview: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Clemson Tigers

10.06.2015     08:14 AM     Otto Sports     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Otto Sports

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Georgia Tech at Clemson
Saturday, 12:30 pm PT - ESPN2
CRIS Opener:
Clemson -8.5 O/U 56.5
CRIS Current: Clemson -6.5 O/U 54.5
Recommendation: Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech's season is heading in the wrong direction after three straight losses including last week's meltdown against North Carolina. There are concerns for the Yellow Jackets on both sides of the football. With a shaky offensive line and limited playmakers, Tech produced a pedestrian 4.6 yards per play against Notre Dame, Duke, and North Carolina. And on the flip side, the defense allowed 6.4 ypp during that span. Perhaps the most glaring stat, one that Tech has thrived at under Paul Johnson, is third down conversions. The offense is built to be put in 3rd and short situations where it can pick up easy first downs and thus control the clock. Last season, the Yellow Jackets converted on 58% of their third downs which was the best mark in the country by over 5%. This season they are at 35% and an even worse 28% against the aforementioned three teams. That speaks volumes about Tech's lack of offensive weaponry.

Clemson (4-0) meanwhile is Read more



Tags: College Football Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Clemson Tigers ACC OTTO Sports




College Football Handicapping: Slow, low scoring teams continue to go under the total

10.06.2015     06:37 AM     Printer Friendly
SportsMemo.com blog entry.
Last week's college football slate was likely a good one for sportsbooks with unders cashing at 77% clip. Totals finished the week 13-43-2 O/U with the average total around 55 and the average score 49. Some of it was weather related with a number of East Coast games hampered by wind and rain. However, the totals results were based on closing numbers, a number of which had already seen heavy under steam.

Heading into Week 6 we currently see four games lined below 40 points. Note that there were only three games all of last season that closed with a total below 40.

Wake Forest-Boston College 36.5
Northwestern-Michigan 35
Florida-Missouri 39.5
UConn-UCF 38.5


But it's not like scoring is down across the board. Baylor and Texas Tech, two of the fastest, touchdown happy teams in the country are a combined 8-1 O/U. But slow, offensively challenged teams have had no trouble cashing under tickets despite weekly adjustments. For example, Northwestern, Michigan, UConn, UCF, Boston College, and Vanderbilt have cashed only two overs with 26 unders and two pushes combined. Ironically, six of those teams make up three of the four games Read more



Tags: College Football




College Football Handicapping: Golden Nugget Game of the Year vs. CRIS - Week 6

10.05.2015     07:03 AM     Printer Friendly
Week 6's breakdown of Golden Nugget's Game of the Year lines vs. CRIS's current numbers. It's a great tool to spot week-to-week changes in perception from oddsmakers and the betting markets. A couple sizeable discrepancies this week with Florida going from +4 to -10 at Missouri and Alabama jumping from -7.5 to -16.5 vs. Arkansas.

2015 College Football 2nd Half Kick Off List - Week 6
Away
Home
Golden Nugget GOY
CRIS Current
Washington
USC
USC -19
USC -16.5
LSU
South Carolina
LSU -8
LSU -12.5
Georgia Tech
Clemson
Clemson -3
Clemson -7.5
Arkansas
Alabama
Alabama -7.5
Alabama -16.5
Florida
Missouri
Missouri -10
Florida -4
Georgia
Tennessee
Tennessee pk
Georgia -3
Miami (FL)
Florida State
Florida State -14.5
Florida State -10
Virginia
Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh -6
Pittsburgh -8
Boise State
Colorado State
Boise State -12
Boise State -15
TCU
Kansas State
TCU -11
TCU -9
Oklahoma
Texas (Dallas)
Oklahoma -6.5
Oklahoma -16.5
Oklahoma State
West Virginia
West Virginia -5
West Virginia -7
Wisconsin
Nebraska
Wisconsin -1
Nebraska -1
Navy
Notre Dame
Notre Dame -14
Notre Dame -14.5





Tags: College Football Florida Gators Missouri Tigers Alabama Crimson Tide Arkansas Razorbacks SEC




College Football Handicapping: 2nd half Kick Off List - Week 5

10.02.2015     07:08 PM     Printer Friendly
To help you with your wagers today, below is a list of teams that receive the kick to start the second half.

2015 College Football 2nd Half Kick Off List - Week 5
Game #
Away Team
Home Team
Receive 2nd Half Kick
111
North Carolina
Georgia Tech
North Carolina
113
Army
Penn State
Army
115
Bowling Green
Buffalo
Buffalo
117
Toledo
Ball State
Ball State
119
Wyoming
Appalachian State
Wyoming
121
Ohio
Akron
Akron
123
Miami (OH)
Kent State
Miami (OH)
125
Kansas
Iowa State
Iowa State
127
Purdue
Michigan State
Michigan State
129
Florida International
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
131
Minnesota
Northwestern
Northwestern
133
Louisville
NC State
NC State
135
West Virginia
Oklahoma
Oklahoma
137
Iowa
Wisconsin
Iowa
139
Pittsburgh
Virginia Tech
Pittsburgh
141
Mississippi State
Texas A&M
 
143
Central Florida
Tulane
Central Florida
145
Western Kentucky
Rice
Rice
147
Kansas State
Oklahoma State
Oklahoma State
149
Houston
Tulsa
Houston
151
Arizona State
UCLA
 
153
Arizona
Stanford
 
155
Texas
TCU
Texas
157
Air Force
Navy
Navy
159
Alabama
Georgia
Alabama
161
Mississippi
Florida
Mississippi
163
Boston College
Duke
Duke
165
Nebraska
Illinois
Illinois
167
Ohio State
Indiana
Indiana
169
Northern Illinois
Central Michigan
Northern Illinois
171
Texas Tech
Baylor
Texas Tech
173
Hawaii
Boise State
 
175
Oregon
Colorado
 
177
Washington State
California
Washington State
179
San Jose State
Auburn
San Jose State
181
Idaho
Arkansas State
Arkansas State
183
Louisiana-Lafayette
Louisiana Tech
Louisiana-Lafayette
185
Vanderbilt
Middle Tennessee State
Vanderbilt
187
South Carolina
Missouri
South Carolina
189
Eastern Michigan
LSU
LSU
191
Old Dominion
Marshall
Old Dominion
193
Arkansas
Tennessee
Arkansas
195
East Carolina
SMU
East Carolina
197
North Texas
Southern Miss
Southern Miss
199
South Alabama
Troy
South Alabama
201
Georgia Southern
Louisiana-Monroe
Georgia Southern
203
Florida State
Wake Forest
Florida State
205
Michigan
Maryland
Michigan
207
Colorado State
Utah State
Colorado State
209
UTSA
UTEP
 
211
Notre Dame
Clemson
 
213
New Mexico State
New Mexico
 
215
UNLV
Nevada
Nevada
217
Fresno State
San Diego State
 





Tags: College Football




College Football Betting Preview: Minnesota Golden Gophers at Northwestern Wildcats

10.02.2015     07:53 AM     Teddy Covers     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Teddy Covers

SportsMemo.com blog entry.
Minnesota at Northwestern
Saturday, 9 am PT - Big Ten
CRIS Opener:
Northwestern -6 O/U 39.5
CRIS Current: Northwestern -3.5 O/U 41
Recommendation: Northwestern

All the technical trends point towards Minnesota in this ballgame.  The Gophers have been great underdogs in the Jerry Kill era; 10-2 ATS in their last dozen tries, the only two losses coming at TCU last year (in a game where Minnesota’s offensive line was riddled with injuries) and their bowl game against SEC East champs Missouri – two teams that are better than Northwestern.  The Gophers have covered on each of their last NINE visits to Evanston.  Meanwhile, Northwestern has been a pointspread disaster as home chalk, just 2-9 against the number in their last eleven tries.  No surprise, then, that the early money has poured in on Minnesota, driving the NW -6 opener down to the current four point spread.

But there’s one big problem blindly betting trends and angles like the ones presented above – they don’t factor in anything other than past pointspread history.  And whatever Read more



Tags: College Football Minnesota Golden Gophers Northwestern Wildcats Big Ten Teddy Covers




College Football Handicapping: Week 5 totals get whacked under due to weather

10.02.2015     07:48 AM     Printer Friendly
SportsMemo.com blog entry.
Below is a list of all of the East Coast college football games expected to be impacted by rain and wind. The weather forecast is courtesy of Sports Options and is obviously subject to change.

#107 Temple at Charlotte
CRIS Opener: 48
CRIS Current: 43.5
Weather: CLOUDY, 80% CHANCE SHOWERS. NORTHEAST WIND 12-17, GUSTY. GAME TEMP 57, RH 90%

#111 North Carolina at Georgia Tech
CRIS Opener: 62.5
CRIS Current: 61
Weather: MOSTLY CLOUDY, 60% CHANCE LIGHT SHOWERS. NORTH WIND 11-16, GUSTY. GAME TEMP 68, RH 78%

#113 Army at Penn State
CRIS Opener: 47
CRIS Current: 47
Weather: CLOUDY, 60% CHANCE LIGHT RAIN. NORTHEAST WIND 10-20, GUSTY. GAME TEMP 54, RH 80%

#119 Wyoming at Appalachian State
CRIS Opener: 56
CRIS Current: 52.5
Weather: CLOUDY, 70% CHANCE SHOWERS. NORTHEAST WIND 10-20, GUSTY. GAME TEMP 56, RH 93%

#133 Louisville at NC State
CRIS Opener: 54
CRIS Current: N/L (injury)
Weather: CLOUDY, 70% CHANCE SHOWERS. NORTHEAST WIND 12-22, GUSTY. GAME TEMP 68, RH 70%

#139 Read more



Tags: College Football




Sportsmemo's College Football Every Game on the Board Betting Podcast 10-1-2015

10.01.2015     10:47 AM     Printer Friendly
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Here's our Week 5 College Football Every Game on the Board Podcast. Handicappers Alex B. Smith, Ian Cameron, Drew Martin, and Teddy Covers joined host Andrew Lange to break down this weekend's slate from a betting perspective.

Today's segments
Alex B. Smith - College Football Every Game on the Board Part I (103-131)

Drew Martin - College Football Every Game on the Board Part II (133-161)

Ian Cameron - College Football Every Game on the Board Part III (163-189)

Teddy Covers - College Football Every Game on the Board Part IV (191-218)

To listen to past shows, be sure to visit our Read more



Tags: College Football Alex B. Smith Ian Cameron Drew Martin Teddy Covers Andrew Lange



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