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College Football Betting Preview: Pittsburgh Panthers at Penn State Nittany Lions

09.08.2017     09:42 AM     Andrew Lange     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Andrew Lange

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Pittsburgh at Penn State
Saturday, 12:30 pm PT - ABC
CRIS Opener: Penn State -17 O/U 67
CRIS Current: Penn State -21.5 O/U 64
Recommendation: Under

Last season, Pittsburgh was involved in exactly one "under" against FBS competition; a 31-24 bowl loss to Northwestern that had plenty of chances late to cash an "over" late. There were a number of reasons behind such a strong trend. For starters, the Panthers scored big both literally and figuratively with the hiring of offensive coordinator Matt Canada who is one of the brightest minds in the game. He took a below average offensive (82nd, 377.5 ypg) and helped produced one of the bigger spikes in production in the country (38th, 446.8 ypg). Pitt averaged more yards per play (6.71) than Alabama, Oregon, and Florida State and was one of only 11 teams to net more than 40 ppg. But that scoring output didn't necessarily equate to whom Pitt really was. Based on Pitt's total yardage, the offense "should" have averaged closer to 30 ppg but if you remember anything about the 2016 season you're well aware that craziness was the Read more



Tags: College Football Pittsburgh Panthers ACC Penn State Nittany Lions Big Ten Andrew Lange




College Football Handicapping: Bettors are all over Oregon Ducks

09.05.2017     11:47 AM     Printer Friendly
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After a disastrous 2016 that saw just two pointspread covers in 12 tries, the Oregon Ducks appear to be back in the good graces of bettors. Last Saturday, Oregon rolled up 703 totals yards en route to a 77-21 win over FCS Southern Utah. Oregon opened -31 but closed -39.5. This week, more betting support with the Ducks opening -10 vs. Nebraska and immediately bet up to -14. The Cornhuskers won last year's meeting in Lincoln, 35-32. The game pushed. 




Tags: College Football Oregon Ducks PAC-12 Nebraska Cornhuskers Big Ten




College Football Betting Preview: Nevada Wolf Pack at Northwestern Wildcats

09.01.2017     07:37 AM     Otto Sports     Printer Friendly
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Nevada at Northwestern
Saturday, 12:30 pm PT
CRIS Opener: Northwestern -23 O/U 52.5
CRIS Current: Northwestern -24 O/U 60.5
Recommendation: Northwestern

Nevada has been in steady decline since the departure of of longtime head coach Chris Ault. Brian Polian managed to take the Wolf Pack to two bowl games but make no mistake, he wasn't going to take the program to Ault-like levels. And it'll be a tall task for first-year head coach Jay Norvell as well. Norvell inherits a squad that was far worse than its 5-7/3-5 record a season ago. Playing in the far weaker MWC West Division, the Wolf Pack were outgained by 1.4 ypp in league play. As for this year's squad, there are 43 new players that must digest completely new systems on both sides of the ball. One such "system" will be the famed/doomed "Air Raid" offense. Offensive coordinator Matt Mumme, son of Hal, says he wants to run 85-90 plays per game. That's a dangerous recipe for a squad that still doesn't have a clear cut starter at quarterback, lost it's top running back, and projects to have one of the weakest defenses Read more



Tags: College Football Nevada Wolf Pack Mountain West Northwestern Wildcats Big Ten OTTO Sports




College Football Betting Preview: Ohio State Buckeyes at Indiana Hoosiers

08.30.2017     09:27 AM     Teddy Covers     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Teddy Covers

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Ohio State at Indiana
Thursday, 5 pm PT - ESPN
CRIS Opener: 53
CRIS Current: 56.5
Recommendation: Under

The Indiana Hoosiers certainly weren’t an Under team in the Kevin Wilson era. Wilson emphasized pushing the pace on offense, and the Indiana defense paid the price, allowing at least 33 points per game in the first five years that Wilson was in Bloomington.

That all changed last year. First year defensive coordinator Tom Allen actually had some talent to work with and he crafted a truly dramatic improvement . After allowing 38 points and 510 yards per game in 2015, the Hoosiers allowed only 27 points and 380 yards per game last year.

The Indiana defense is primed to be even better in 2017. Allen is now the head coach, and the team has taken a ‘defense first’ mentality throughout camp. Indiana returns nine starters on their stop unit, seven of them seniors. Expect the Indiana defense to be improved once again in 2017; their best defense in more than a decade.

Kevin Wilson is now Ohio State’s offensive coordinator, Read more



Tags: College Football Ohio State Buckeyes Indiana Hoosiers Big Ten




College Football Handicapping: Wisconsin's offenses wants to be more dynamic

08.29.2017     12:49 PM     Printer Friendly
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You don't generally think of "explosiveness" when handicapping Wisconsin's offense. Last season, the Badgers recorded only 23 plays of 30 yards or longer; similar to that of Vanderbilt, South Carolina, and Kansas. This year's group vows to create more "big plays." Saturday's opponent, Utah State, was one of the better teams nationally in 2016 at not allowing big gainers (only 45 plays of 20+ yards).

 

“We need to get back to being explosive, not just being a defensive team,” redshirt junior offensive lineman Michael Deiter said. “We need to take games over (offensively) and that is something we’ve been working at for two years.”

“Obviously, you can take a defense’s will away by driving 18 plays,” Deiter said. “But you can also take a defense’s will away by going out (scoring) in three plays.



 




Tags: College Football Wisconsin Badgers Big Ten Utah State Aggies Mountain West




College Football Power Conference Betting Preview Podcasts

08.24.2017     09:53 AM     Printer Friendly
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In case you missed any of our college football betting preview podcasts, below are direct links. Sportsmemo handicappers Rob Veno and Andrew Lange broke down every power conference and team. Enjoy.

Mountain West - West
Mountain West - Moutain
Big XII Part 1
Big XII Part 2
SEC West
SEC East
PAC-12 North
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Tags: College Football Rob Veno Andrew Lange




College Football Betting News: Florida says all three quarterbacks could see time vs. Michigan

08.24.2017     09:29 AM     Printer Friendly
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When a team says it plans on playing two quarterbacks, it generally means neither signal caller is good enough to earn the full-time job. When a team says it plans on playing three quarterbacks, it without question means no one is currently good enough to earn the full-time job. Of course, Florida could be (is probably) playing it somewhat coy as it preps for its Week 1 matchup vs. Michigan. Luke Del Rio, who was lackluster at best last year (118.6 QB Rating), even when healthy, is in the mix. So is Notre Dame transfer Malik Zaire. Then there is Feleipe Franks who is poised to be the starter of the future. The Gators haven't ranked in the top six of the SEC in team QB rating since 2009 when a guy named Tebow was taking snaps.


"Ultimately the guy that the team moves with the best," he said. "The guys that create positive plays on third down and get the ball in the end zone. That's kind of where we're at."



 

 




Tags: College Football Florida Gators SEC Michigan Wolverines Big Ten




NFL Preseason Free Betting Pick: Baltimore Ravens at Miami Dolphins

08.17.2017     01:18 PM     Teddy Covers     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Teddy Covers

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Baltimore +2.5 at Miami O/U 37.5
Recommendation: Baltimore

The Miami Dolphins have no business as favorites in this ballgame. One of the biggest ‘red flags’ in preseason for any team – let alone a favorite – is when a coach starts whining about his injury situation. That’s exactly what Adam Gase has done this week. When a coach can’t handle any more injuries, the entire team seems to feel it, and you tend to see significantly less intensity for a meaningless August game. And Gase has been dealing with the cumulative effect of the injury bug all week, even cancelling practice on Tuesday to go through a ‘no pads’ walk through.

Gase has every reason to whine considering the state of his offensive line right now. Jay Cutler is supposed to get his first game action with Miami here, but how long he’ll be on the field is very much in question, especially given the state of the Dolphins offensive line right now. Center Mike Pouncey (hip) isn’t likely to play. Right tackle Ja’Wuan James (shoulder), has missed practices all week as has guard-center Kraig Urbik (back). Read more



Tags: NFL Baltimore Ravens Miami Dolphins Teddy Covers




Big XII Betting Preview Podcast 8-16-2017 with Sportsmemo Handicapper Rob Veno

08.16.2017     10:42 AM     Printer Friendly
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Wednesday's Sportsmemo Podcast featured Sportsmemo Handicapper Rob Veno. Rob and host Andrew Lange continued college football preseason coverage with Part 2 of our Big XII preview. Teams discussed include TCU, Kansas State, West Virginia, Oklahoma State and Oklahoma.

Today's segments
Rob Veno - Big XII Preview (Pt. 2)

To listen to past shows, be sure to visit our Sportsmemo Podcast Homepage.


ITunes users can subscribe to the show by searching "Sportsmemo" in the podcast directory.




Tags: College Football Big XII Rob Veno Andrew Lange




College Football Gambling: Pitt will try to revive defense with youth

08.15.2017     08:25 AM     Printer Friendly
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Pitt's defense was probably a shade better than the 35.2 ppg it surrendered last season but make no mistake, there were issues. One of the biggest was coughing up big plays. The Panthers allowed 24 plays of 40 yards or longer which ranked 121st nationally. Third-year had coach Pat Narduzzi will attempt to shore up a unit that is projected to be extremely young this season. Pitt manages to avoid Clemson and Florida State but plenty of challenges await. After opening with Youngstown State, the Panthers travel to Penn State, home vs. Oklahoma State, and then open up ACC play at Georgia Tech. Those three squads averaged 39.3 ppg in last year's meetings. Pitt squeeked out two of the three but also went 0-3 ATS.


If you listen to coach Pat Narduzzi and defensive coordinator Josh Conklin, there are 13 young players who they believe are practicing well enough or will eventually compete for spots on the two-deep depth chart. Nine of the 13 are freshmen or redshirt freshmen, nine are shy of their 20th birthday and six are serious

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Tags: College Football Pittsburgh Panthers ACC



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