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College Football Betting Podcast 9-20-2017 with Sportsmemo Handicapper Erin Rynning

09.20.2017     12:37 PM     Printer Friendly

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Wednesday's Sportsmemo Podcast featured Sportsmemo Handicapper Erin Rynning. ER gave his famed Big Ten Report.

Today's segments
Erin Rynning - Big Ten Report


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 Ten Erin Rynning



College Football Betting Preview: UNLV Rebels at Ohio State Buckeyes

09.20.2017     10:44 AM     Otto Sports     Printer Friendly

Submitted by Otto Sports

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UNLV at Ohio State
Saturday, 9 am PT - Big Ten Network
CRIS Opener: Ohio State -39.5 O/U 65
CRIS Current: Ohio State -40 O/U 64.5
Recommendation: Over

Eliminate for a second Ohio State's dismal offensive showing vs. Oklahoma in which the Buckeyes posted only 350 total yards and 16 points. Instead, turn your attention to Week 1 in which the Buckeyes rolled up nearly 600 yards and 49 points against Indiana. And last week as well as OSU hung 586 yards on only 69 plays in its win over Army. Bettors should feel confident moving forward that Ohio State's offense is only going to get better as first-year OC Kevin Wilson and Urban Meyer adjust to one another. In the meantime, this is still a top-tier offense, especially when facing lower-tier competition which is exactly what they'll see this weekend in UNLV.

The Rebels were not an especially strong defensive team a season ago even though the schedule came up very light in terms of opposing offenses. UNLV faced only three teams in the top 50 in total offense and in those three games it allowed 50 ppg. This season's numbers look tolerable (5.31 ypp allowed) but once again, the competition (Howard and Idaho) was very weak.

Offensively, UNLV head coach Tony Sanchez stated that while run-first, clock churning drives are ideal, they aren't likely to occur against the Buckeyes’ stout stop unit. Meaning, in order for UNLV to put points on the board, they'll need to do so via the big play.

“We know we’ve been a pretty successful run football team, and that’s who we are and that’s kind of how we’ve built ourselves,” Sanchez said, “but we’ve got a talented receiving corps, and if you’re going to have an opportunity in a game like this, you’re going to have to stretch the field. You’re not just going to be able to sit there, run the ball 50 times right at a front like that. They’re pretty stout up there.”

Easier said than done against a very formidable defense on the road but UNLV's offense has a lot of potential. Quarterback Armani Rogers gives the offense a run-pass dynamic it didn't have with last year's trio of sub-par signal callers. And there are weapons in both the backfield and at wide receiver. Despite a litany of key injuries and zero production from the QB position, UNLV still averaged a respectable 5.86 ypp last year in MWC play. And while this year's competition has been ultra-weak, it's a positive sign the Rebels averaged over 8 yards per play in both games. Ohio State’s got the plenty of potential to hang 50+ in this one which means a score or two from a very offensively improved underdog has this one going over the total.

Tags: College Football UNLV Rebels Mountain West Ohio State Buckeyes Big Ten OTTO Sports



College Football Betting: Navy defense makes changes in order to better compete vs. AAC

09.20.2017     09:29 AM     Printer Friendly

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Interesting transformation underway with Navy's defense this season. Since joining the AAC in 2015, the Midshipmen and their bend-but-don't-break zone defense has had major issues stopping the pass. Last year, Navy ranked 123rd out of 128 in QB Rating defense. This year's unit is trying something completely new; man-to-man and getting after the quarterback. The sample size isn't big enough yet to determine how this significant change will play out. In Week 1, Florida Atlantic threw for 286 yards some of which in play-from-behind mode but was also picked off twice. That alone is a positive sign considering Navy posted only seven interceptions all of last season. In Week 2, the secondary didn't get much of any test playing Tulane's option. And this week, Cincinnati doesn't pose much of a threat with a team passer rating below 100. The real test starts in two weeks with a trip to Tulsa and then two weeks after that at Memphis. Over two-plus seasons, Navy's league games are 12-6 O/U. But if you eliminate Tulane and Temple, that number jumps to 12-2 O/U.


 “I want to see us on that side of the line of scrimmage. Because I know this: If we play like that in the secondary we’re going to get killed,” Niumatalolo says. “I want to attack. I’d rather go attack the quarterback and be at that level and make him make a decision than staying back. We have to be more disruptive. If not, we’re going to get torched.”

“You can mix it up by bringing five or six, really put pressure on the quarterback to make a decision and try to throw the ball into a tight space,” O’Brien said. “Hopefully, we can put the quarterback in a tough spot and make him make a bad throw.”  



 

 

Tags: College Football Navy Midshipmen AAC Cincinnati Bearcats



NFL Gambling Update: Bengals hint run-game a focus moving forward

09.20.2017     08:58 AM     Printer Friendly

UPDATE

Bettors are probably wondering what Cincinnati's offense will look like following the firing of offensive coordinator Ken Zampese. This article suggests the Bengals will be more committed to the run and less committed to asking Andy Dalton to win the game with his arm. Cinci is currently a +8.5 road underdog to Green Bay. The total is sitting at 44.5.


“In the past it’s been up and down,” Boling said.  “I definitely think to start the year out you play a team like Baltimore that might have one of the best run defenses in the league. But I think even in a situation like that you have to stay committed to it. You really just have to keep hammering whether it’s there or not. At some point you hope to bust one.”







NFL Handicapping: Bengals make a move at OC after failing to score a TD through two games

09.18.2017     07:48 AM     View Original Blog
Coordinator firings are usually pretty bland: Team loses a few games thanks to piss poor offense or defense and someone needs to take the fall. It's already happened four times this football season. But the situation with the Cincinnati Bengals is a bit more intriguing. Reports have surfaced that there was a near "mutiny" involving the players and offensive coordinator Ken Zampese. Through two games, Cincinnati has yet to score an offensive touchdown. As a result, Zampese was shown the door and quarterbacks coach Bill Lazor will take over. The Bengals head to Green Bay this weekend.

 

 




Tags: NFL Cincinnati Bengals Green Bay Packers



College Football Betting Podcast 9-19-2017 with Sportsmemo Handicapper Rob Veno

09.19.2017     11:18 AM     Printer Friendly

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Tuesday's Sportsmemo Podcast featured Sportsmemo Handicappers Rob Veno. Rob and host Andrew Lange recapped college football's Week 3 action.

Today's segments
Rob Veno - College Football Recap Week 3

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 Rob Veno Andrew Lange



NFL Betting Podcast 9-18-2017 with Sportsmemo Handicapper Teddy Covers

09.18.2017     10:50 AM     Printer Friendly

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Monday's Sportsmemo Podcast featured Sportsmemo Handicappers Teddy Covers. Teddy gave his famed Opening Line Report (OLR) in which he and host Andrew Lange discussed NFL Week 3 line moves and where bettors can expect the lines to move throughout the week. 

Today's segments
Teddy Covers - NFL Opening Line Report Week 3

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: NFL Teddy Covers Andrew Lange



NFL Handicapping: Bengals make a move at OC after failing to score a TD through two games

09.18.2017     07:48 AM     Printer Friendly

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Coordinator firings are usually pretty bland: Team loses a few games thanks to piss poor offense or defense and someone needs to take the fall. It's already happened four times this football season. But the situation with the Cincinnati Bengals is a bit more intriguing. Reports have surfaced that there was a near "mutiny" involving the players and offensive coordinator Ken Zampese. Through two games, Cincinnati has yet to score an offensive touchdown. As a result, Zampese was shown the door and quarterbacks coach Bill Lazor will take over. The Bengals head to Green Bay this weekend.

 

 

Tags: NFL Cincinnati Bengals



College Football Gambling: UTEP fires offensive coordinator

09.18.2017     07:40 AM     Printer Friendly

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We'd be wasting your time by rummaging through all of the horrific offensive statistics UTEP has posted through three games. Actually there is one worth mentioning; the team's 99.4 QB Rating. Rumor has it you start with 85.0 prior to the coin toss. Head coach Sean Kugler, who can't possibly last beyond this year, decided to fire offensive coordinator Brent Pease (remember how bad his Florida offenses were?). Tight ends and special teams coach Brian Natkin will now be in charge of calling plays. Miners travel to New Mexico State this weekend.

 

 

Tags: College Football UTEP Miners C-USA



College Football Betting: SEC has been less than impressive thus far

09.18.2017     06:59 AM     Printer Friendly

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Things haven't been pretty in the SEC thus far save for a handful of teams. In non-conference play, SEC teams are currently 11-18-1 against the spread. Below is a quick, and yes cliche, look at the “good”, the “bad”, and the “ugly."

The good...

Vanderbilt - Big win over Kansas State ups the Commodores to 3-0 SU and 2-1 ATS. SEC plays gets underway this weekend with Alabama headed to Nashville.

Georgia - Bulldogs look to be the favorite in the East after dominating Appalachian State and winning outright in South Bend. Currently a -6 home favorite over fellow "good" squad Mississippi State.

Mississippi State - Bulldogs have looked dominant on both sides of the football en route to a 3-0 SU/ATS start. At Georgia and at Auburn the next two weeks.

Alabama - Workmanlike effort through three weeks though failed to cover against Fresno State and Colorado State.

The bad...

Kentucky - Yes, the Cats are 3-0 SU but only 1-2 ATS and dead even from a total yardage perspective despite playing Southern Miss, Eastern Kentucky and South Carolina.

South Carolina - 2-0 start was buoyed by a handful fluke plays. Outgained Kentucky 6.28 ypp to 4.84 ypp but alarmingly lost as home chalk, 23-13.

Tennessee - Should have lost to Georgia Tech but won, should have beat Florida but lost...such is life under Butch Jones. Outgained from a total yardage perspective on the season.

Auburn - The offense remains a total mess. Fifteen sacks allowed, 510 total yards last week and yet they limped past Mercer, 24-10.

LSU - OC Matt Canada was supposed to be a savior. Instead, the Tigers are averaging 0.60 ypp less than they did a year ago despite playing only one conference game. Outplayed from start to finish last week at Mississippi State.

Ole Miss - Considering what they've gone through this past offseason, 2-1 isn't all that bad. But 0-3 ATS and failed to score in the second half of last week's 27-16 loss at Cal. After a bye week, the nightmare begins: at Alabama, at Auburn, vs. Vanderbilt, and vs. LSU the next four weeks.

Texas A&M - Trailing 21-14 at halftime, the Aggies saved a little bit of face by outscoring UL-Lafayette 31-0 in the second half en route to a "easy" win but perhaps fortunate cover (-24). Despite playing a horrific UCLA defense, Nicholls State, and UL-Lafayette, A&M has been outgained 5.64 ypp to 5.38 ypp. Yikes.

The ugly...

Missouri - Dumpster fire in waiting. Tigers' "vaunted" offense managed only 16 combined points in back-to-back ugly losses to South Carolina (who just lost at home to Kentucky) and upstart Purdue. Looks as if all it takes is a couple of film sessions to figure out how to stop this offense.

Arkansas - Downgraded to "ugly" after managing only 267 yards vs. TCU. The Horned Frogs allowed 463 yards at nearly 7 yards per clip in last week's non-pointspread covering win over SMU.

Tags: College Football SEC



NFL Gambling Update: Week 2 SuperContest consensus goes 3-2 ATS

09.18.2017     06:15 AM     Printer Friendly

UPDATE

Westgate SuperContest consensus plays finished 3-2 against the spread last week. That puts the YTD record to 3-7 ATS. The top weekly play is now 1-1 ATS. The least picked Sunday side is 1-1 ATS.

1. TENNESSEE -2.5 at Jacksonville - WIN
2. PITTSBURGH -5.5 vs. Minnesota - WIN
3. GREEN BAY +3 at Atlanta - LOSS
4. NEW ENGLAND -6.5 at New Orleans - WIN
5. DALLAS -2.5 at Denver - LOSS

Least picked Sunday side: SAN FRANCISCO +14 at Seattle - WIN

YTD Results
Week 1: 0-5
Week 2: 3-2




NFL Gambling: SuperContest consensus goes chalk-heavy for Week 2

09.17.2017     09:00 AM     View Original Blog
Below are the top five consensus plays for Week 2 from the Westgate SuperBook's famed SuperContest.

1. TENNESSEE -2.5 at Jacksonville
2. PITTSBURGH -5.5 vs. Minnesota
3. GREEN BAY +3 at Atlanta
4. NEW ENGLAND -6.5 at New Orleans
5. DALLAS -2.5 at Denver

Least picked Sunday side: SAN FRANCISCO +14 at Seattle.




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NFL Gambling: SuperContest consensus goes chalk-heavy for Week 2

09.17.2017     09:00 AM     Printer Friendly

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Below are the top five consensus plays for Week 2 from the Westgate SuperBook's famed SuperContest.

1. TENNESSEE -2.5 at Jacksonville
2. PITTSBURGH -5.5 vs. Minnesota
3. GREEN BAY +3 at Atlanta
4. NEW ENGLAND -6.5 at New Orleans
5. DALLAS -2.5 at Denver

Least picked Sunday side: SAN FRANCISCO +14 at Seattle.

Tags: NFL SuperContest



NFL Week 2 Betting Podcast 9-15-2017 with Sportsmemo Handicapper Brent Crow and Erin Rynning

09.15.2017     01:30 PM     Printer Friendly

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Here is Sportsmemo's NFL Every Game on the Board Podcast for Week 2. Handicappers Brent Crow and Erin Rynning joined host Andrew Lange to break down Sunday and Monday's slate from a betting perspective.

Today's segments
Full Show - NFL Every Game on the Board

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: NFL Brent Crow Erin Rynning Andrew Lange



College Football Betting Preview: Ole Miss Rebels at California Golden Bears

09.15.2017     11:43 AM     Otto Sports     Printer Friendly

Submitted by Otto Sports

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Ole Miss at California
Saturday, 7:30 pm PT - ESPN
CRIS Opener: Ole Miss -3.5 O/U 72
CRIS Current: Ole Miss -3.5 O/U 71.5
Recommendation: Under

California's defense is not going to be fixed overnight. The bad recruiting, bad coaching, and bad habits from the Sonny Dykes era are bound to linger. The good news is through two games, the Golden Bears are nearly a yard per play better than last season. And while last week's win over FCS Weber State doesn't look all that impressive (the Wildcats rolled up 571 yards), I look more to Week 1's results as Cal went on the road and held North Carolina to less than 5 yards per play. The Tar Heels lost a lot of offensive firepower but they also managed to hang 35 points and 6.5 yards per play the following week against Louisville.

Back in 2014 and 2015, Ole Miss' defense was a top-tier unit as it posted season averages of 4.7 and 4.9 yards per allowed, respectively. They took a big step back last year as teams rolled up over 6 yards per play and the Rebels finished a dismal 5-7. This year's unit has been average thus far as South Alabama and UT-Martin were at times able to move the football will relative ease. Defensive coordinator Wesley McGriff stated heading into this game that stopping the run and shoring up the team's lackluster tackling was a priority.

Pace-wise, neither team is playing at breakneck speed and make no mistake, this is a very rich total. Back in Week 1, the betting markets were all over Cal under the total as the game vs. North Carolina was bet down from 66 to 57. Only the earliest of bettors cashed as the Golden Bears won 35-30. However, here we have an opener of 72 that hasn't moved. That's ironically the average total of Cal's 12 games a season ago; a team that played significantly faster and didn't care one bit about playing defense. I see a bit of value on the under in this matchup.

Tags: College Football Ole Miss Rebels SEC California Golden Bears PAC-12 OTTO Sports



College Football Gambling Preview: Wisconsin Badgers at BYU Cougars

09.15.2017     11:12 AM     Andrew Lange     Printer Friendly

Submitted by Andrew Lange

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Wisconsin at BYU
Saturday, 12:30 pm PT - ABC
CRIS Opener: Wisconsin -13 O/U 43
CRIS Current: Wisconsin -16.5 O/U 40.5
Recommendation: BYU

It sounds as if BYU quarterback Tanner Mangum won't be able to go this weekend after suffering an ankle injury in last week's loss to rival Utah. That means backup Beau Hoge will likely be under center. Hoge doesn't have much experience though given BYU's offensive struggles and Magnum's total loss of confidence, he could provide a bit of a spark.

The one thing BYU does have in its corner is a stout defense. Some of the numbers don't look overly attractive as LSU ran for 296 yards and Utah averaged nearly six yards per play, but the Tigers boast one of the best run games in the country and the Utes feature a soon-to-be household name in quarterback Tyler Huntley who practically beat the Cougars by himself (227 yards passing, 89 yards rushing). Wisconsin isn't nearly as explosive as those two squads as the Badgers' more traditional style of "run first, play action later" is a favorable match up for BYU's defense.

No offense in the country, outside of maybe Florida, has been more ridiculed thus far than BYU. And every bit of it is justified as offensive coordinator Ty Detmer appears to be completely over his head. But this is a matchup and pointspread range where we don't need "huge strides" from the offense in order to cash a ticket. And value-wise, BYU was catching +15 vs. LSU in New Orleans, +4.5 at home vs. Utah, and now as high as +17 at home vs. Wisconsin. BYU's power rating without question deserves to be downgraded but that's an extreme adjustment and the right opponent for them to grind out a cover.

Tags: College Football Wisconsin Badgers Big Ten BYU Cougars Andrew Lange



College Football Betting Preview: Appalachian State Mountaineers at Texas State Bobcats

09.15.2017     10:48 AM     Drew Martin     Printer Friendly

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Appalachian State at Texas State
Saturday, 4 pm PT - ESPN3
CRIS Opener: Appalachian State -23 O/U 47
CRIS Current: Appalachian State -23 O/U 49
Recommendation: Appalachian State

The Texas State Bobcats host the Appalachian State Mountaineers Saturday night in San Marcos, Texas. It's the Sun Belt opener for both squads and a matchup that has a strong potential to be lopsided. Over three touchdowns on the road may seem rich, but when the talent disparity is this wide, this type of margin could be reached rather quickly.

TSU head coach Everett Withers walked into a real tough spot last season and essentially "took a knee" in order to build towards the future. Things were so bad (2-10, -25.4 scoring margin vs. Sun Belt) that this year should also be labeled a "rebuild." In Week 1, TSU outgained FCS bottom feeder Houston Baptist 290-258 in an ugly 20-11 win and backed it up with a 37-3 loss at Colorado.

Appalachian State was outclassed in Week 1 vs. a much improved Georgia squad, 31-10. The Mountaineers however fired back and led Savannah State 45-0 at halftime before taking their foot off the pedal. Last season, APSU went on the road at dispatched UL-Lafayette, Georgia Southern, and New Mexico State by an average margin of 26 ppg. Those three squads combined for 11 Sun Belt wins whereas Texas State finished 0-8. And in last year's meet in Boone, NC, Appalachian State outrushed Texas State 303-14 en route to a 35-10 win.

Superior talent and the ability to dominate the line of scrimmage make this one of the more lopsided matchups you'll see this season in the Sun Belt. Lay the chalk.

Tags: College Football Appalachian State Mountaineers Texas State Bobcats Sun Belt Drew Martin



College Football Betting Preview: Central Michigan Chippewas at Syracuse Orange

09.15.2017     10:08 AM     Rob Veno     Printer Friendly

Submitted by Rob Veno

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Central Michigan at Syracuse
Saturday, 12:30 pm PT
CRIS Opener: Syracuse -10.5 O/U 65
CRIS Current: Syracuse -10 O/U 68
Recommendation: Under

Opposite results for these teams last week as Central Michigan recorded a solid 45-27 road win over Kansas while Syracuse was outfoxed by ex-DC Scott Shafer in their 30-23 home loss to Middle Tennessee State. The ‘Cuse allowed six sacks and averaged a minuscule 3.3 yards per play on their 93 total plays. They also had their second lowest number of passing yards (182) in a game under Dino Babers. Expect those subpar numbers by Orange standards to get back to normal this week against a defense without the built in personnel & weaknesses knowledge that Shafer had. Defensively they held their own last week for nearly three quarters but a span of 11:52 between late third quarter and mid fourth saw them allow three consecutive touchdown drives. Limiting the potent MTSU offense to 369 total yards for the game looks solid but their second half faltering turned a 7-point lead into a 7-point loss.

Central Michigan took some time to heat up but they demolished Kansas from the late second quarter on scoring five TDs on six possessions. All five drives were 73 yards or more and overall in that 35 point stretch, new QB Shane Morris (Michigan transfer) led the offense to 410 total yards. CMU needed the offensive support because their defense had trouble stopping Kansas in the second half as well. Their stop troops have been ineffective the first couple of weeks allowing 27 points and 431 yards per game.

Syracuse catches a real break here since the Chippewas star WR Corey Willis is now out for four weeks with a fractured hand. Add to that, 3rd leading WR Brandon Childress has been ruled out for the season after injuring his knee last week and suddenly CMU is severely weakened at that position. They may have to lean on their ground game more in this contest but run defense has been Syracuse’s strength thus far (allowing just 74 rypg). Offensively, Syracuse should be able to take advantage Central Michigan’s defense led by dual threat QB Eric Dungey. Not sure why this total continues to go upward but the expectation here is that Central Michigan may try to control tempo here and keep Syracuse possessions down a bit. Current 67.5 number seems a bit high so look here will be toward the under.

Tags: College Football Central Michigan Chippewas MAC Syracuse Orange ACC Rob Veno



College Football Gambling Preview: UCLA Bruins at Memphis Tigers

09.14.2017     01:01 PM     Teddy Covers     Printer Friendly

Submitted by Teddy Covers

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UCLA at Memphis
Saturday, 9 am PT
CRIS Opener: UCLA-4.5 O/U 72
CRIS Current: UCLA -3 O/U 72
Recommendation: Memphis

The scoreboard results look decent for UCLA, with a 2-0 mark to open the season. Josh Rosen has put up some huge numbers, throwing for 820 yards with nine touchdowns and zero interceptions against Texas A&M and Hawaii. And yet, despite those monster stats from Rosen, the Bruins have all the makings of a bet-against team in early start TV action on Saturday.

Let’s start with this: Rosen has zero interceptions only because Texas A&M dropped the ball, with Rosen every bit as lucky as he was good in the Aggies late defensive meltdown. And we need to note the miserable spot here for the Bruins. They’ve got a major revenge matchup with Stanford on deck, coming off a remarkable comeback and an easy blowout. This game reeks of a legitimate flat spot for the road favorite, especially when we consider the noon Eastern Time start – that’s 9 AM on the body clocks for the kids from the West Coast.

There’s another anti-UCLA factor in play here – Jim Mora’s track record in games like this one. The results don’t lie. Dating back to the start of the 2014 season, my numbers show Mora and the Bruins with a grand total of three pointspread covers in their last 13 non-conference affairs, not a team to be laying points with thousands of miles from home with Stanford on deck!

But the biggest factor of all one that makes it very easy to support for Memphis in this ballgame – is the failure of the UCLA defense in early season play. Again, the results don’t lie. In two games, the Bruins have been gashed for 663 yards, allowing a whopping 6.3 yards per carry. Hawaii ran the ball down their collective throats last week: 281 rushing yards at 6.7 yards per carry. That’s a real problem against a team like Memphis!

Make no mistake about it – the Tigers have the skill position talent to trade points with UCLA. Senior QB Riley Ferguson is surrounded by Power 5 Conference depth at WR and RB; an offense loaded with playmakers. Memphis is going to spread the field and push the pace, both problems for the Bruins defense in early season play. And the Tigers are primed to make a statement, at home, on national TV, against a national powerhouse. Riley Ferguson: “I’m ready. I know all of our guys are ready for it. Everybody’s going to be watching. It’s time to go out there and show everybody what we can do.”

Tags: College Football UCLA Bruins PAC-12 Memphis Tigers AAC Teddy Covers



College Football Betting Preview: Tulane Green Wave at Oklahoma Sooners

09.14.2017     12:55 PM     ICC     Printer Friendly

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Tulane at Oklahoma
Saturday, 3 pm PT
CRIS Opener: Oklahoma -34 O/U 57
CRIS Current: Oklahoma -35.5 O/U 54.5
Recommendation: Tulane

I cashed a winning free play here in the blog last week on the Tulane Green Wave in their spread covering loss as double-digit underdogs against Navy. I think they are worth another endorsement as they head to Norman to face the Oklahoma Sooners. Tulane has opened the season 1-1 SU but more importantly 2-0 ATS. This is a squad that has taken major strides under the watch of second-year head coach Willie Fritz. The triple option offense has been firmly established and the level of execution, particularly along the offensive line, has gotten better as the Green Wave have averaged 243 ypg on the ground at a 5 ypc. They’ve also found a better quarterback this season with Jonathan Banks who with a 65% completion rate, 3 TDs and no INTs has shown the ability to throw the ball. Unfortunately, Banks was knocked out of the Navy game due to injury but Johnathan Brantley filled in admirably. The potential loss of Banks, while not ideal, shouldn’t have much of an impact in the short term.

Oklahoma obviously isn’t in the best of spots after last week’s monster road win at Ohio State. The Sooners were able to put the clamps on J.T. Barrett and OSU’s struggling offense while Baker Mayfield connected on 27-of-35 passing for 386 yards and 3 TD passes. Everyone by now is well aware of celebration that took place following the win and with their conference opener on deck, it’s very possible we don’t see a fully focused favorite on Saturday. And focused they’ll need to be in order to cover such a large pointspread. I’m sure they spent some time during the summer preparing for the option but a vast majority of the preseason was geared specifically for the Buckeyes and other Big XII foes. Tulane is feisty and proving to no longer be a pushover. They’re just the sort of squad that can quietly slip into Norman, stick around, and leave with an easy pointspread cover.

 

Tags: College Football Tulane Green Wave AAC Oklahoma Sooners Big XII Ian Cameron



Sportsmemo's College Football Every Game on the Board Betting Podcast 9-14-2017

09.14.2017     10:56 AM     Printer Friendly

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Here is Sportsmemo's College Football Every Game on the Board Podcast for Week 3. Handicappers Ian Cameron, Teddy Covers, Brent Crow, and Rob Veno joined host Andrew Lange to break down Saturday's slate from a betting perspective.

Today's segments
Full Show - College Football Every Game on the Board

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 Teddy Covers Brent Crow Ian Cameron Rob Veno Andrew Lange



College Football Betting Podcast 9-13-2017 with Sportsmemo Handicappers Drew Martin and Erin Rynning

09.13.2017     12:51 PM     Printer Friendly

SportsMemo.com blog entry.
Wednesday's Sportsmemo Podcast featured Sportsmemo Handicappers Drew Martin and Erin Rynning. Drew and host Andrew Lange broke down Thursday and Friday's college football games while ER gave his famed Big Ten Report.

Today's segments
Drew Martin - College Football (Thu-Fri)

Erin Rynning - Big Ten Report

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 Ten Drew Martin Erin Rynning



NFL Handicapping: Bengals get steamed up to -6.5 for TNF matchup vs. Texans

09.13.2017     08:43 AM     Printer Friendly

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Here's something you don't see often. Team A closes as -2.5 Week 1 home chalk and proceeds to lose 20-0. Team A opens -3.5 home chalk for Week 2 and proceeds to get bet up to -6.5. That's the situation for the Cincinnati Bengals who play host to the Houston Texans on Thursday. But the Cinci "love" could perhaps also be Houston "hate" after the Texans were blitzed by Jacksonville at home, 29-7. Not to mention all of the off-the-field distractions with Hurricane Harvey. Oh yeah, don't forget rookie Deshaun Watson is expected to start.

Since 2000, NFL teams that were shutout at home are 25-13 (65.8%) ATS their next game. However, since teams that get blanked at home generally aren't very good, the straight up record is only 16-22.

Tags: NFL Houston Texans Cincinnati Bengals



College Football Betting: After two ugly losses, reeling Baylor makes switch at quarterback

09.13.2017     08:29 AM     Printer Friendly

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With losses to Liberty, UTSA, and the Waco High School JV squad to open the season, Baylor will make a switch at quarterback with transfer Anu Solomon being replace by last year's part-time starter, Zach Smith. Smith threw for 375 yards and three touchdowns in Baylor's bowl win over Boise State the team's only win in its last nine tries. How about some +14 at Duke this weekend, bettors?


"We're going to turn to [Smith] and let him do his thing," Rhule said, making the announcement on the Big 12 coaches teleconference.

"These kids have been through a tough stretch ... They've won one of the last nine games," Rhule said. "They're looking for something good to happen."



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College Football Gambling Update: Oregon State without two defensive starters vs. Washington State

09.13.2017     08:14 AM     Printer Friendly

UPDATE

Someone just found the lighter fluid.


“Losing your top two corners … is that tough? Absolutely,” Beavers coach Gary Andersen said Tuesday during the Pac-12 teleconference. 






College Football Gambling: Oregon State is your first dumpster fire team of 2017

09.12.2017     06:53 AM     View Original Blog
Generally, college football dumpster fires aren't spotted until Week 5 or 6-ish. That allows for just enough time for a team to suffer a few bad losses, the coach to get chippy with the media for grilling him about the situation, a failed rally-the-troops game, a bye week, and another bad loss. But while not an inferno, flames have been spotted in Corvallis. Oregon State was justifiably pegged by a lot of bettors to be much improved in Gary Andersen's third season. In 2016, the Beavers were outgained by only 0.20 yards per play in PAC-12 play and covered nine of 12 games. But after getting waxed by Colorado State in their opener and limping past FCS Portland State in Week 2, red flags started to appear. Last week, the Beavers were again outplayed from start to finish in a 48-14 loss to Minnesota. Needless to say, Andersen is pissed. And after fairly strong support from the markets (+1 to -2.5), bettors have all but quit on this team with Washington State hammered up from -15.5 to -21.5 for this week's PAC-12 opener in Pullman.


“I don’t know,” Andersen said. “We had no offense in the third quarter. We turned it over, and made it a short field for our defense. We couldn’t throw it, we couldn’t run it, and the offensive coaches will have to answer those questions.”

“It’s a pretty tough deal for the fans, I would imagine,” Andersen said. “This is absolutely not what I expected in anyway, shape, or form. It’s on me. It’s not on those kids. I’m the one who hired the coaches, so it’s all on me. We will keep battling, and fighting.” 



 




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College Football Betting Podcast 9-12-2017 with Sportsmemo Handicapper Rob Veno

09.12.2017     11:01 AM     Printer Friendly

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Tuesday's Sportsmemo Podcast featured Sportsmemo Handicappers Rob Veno. Rob and host Andrew Lange recapped college football's Week 2 action.

Today's segments
Rob Veno - College Football Recap Week 2

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College Football Gambling: Kansas already rethinking pass-happy, up-tempo offense

09.12.2017     08:35 AM     Printer Friendly

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During the offseason, Kansas head coach David Beaty brought in former TCU offensive coordinator and "friend" Doug Meacham to take the Jayhawks' offense to the next level. Meacham's offenses at TCU where nothing short of prolific thanks to top-tier talent including quarterback Trevone Boykin. He doesn't have those types of weapons in Lawrence but that didn't stop KU from chucking it up 62 times in last week's 45-27 home loss to Central Michigan. Quarterback Peyton Bender looks the part and has a big arm but also appears incapable of completing more than 55% of his passes against decent competition. In the end, Beaty basically called out Meacham and said to cool it with the past-heavy crap. Beaty has a point but he had to have known what he was getting into when he hired an "Air Raid" guy. 

 

“We don’t want to throw the ball that much over running it,” Beaty said after praising CMU for its 35-carry, 37-pass balance, bolstered by Shane Morris’ 467-yard, five-TD passing day.

“We threw it 62 times. That’s a lot of times to throw the football,” Beaty said after Bender topped David Jaynes’ total of 58, a number that held up for nearly 44 years. “A lot. We’ve got to get more balanced there.” 



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