College football betting preview: LSU Tigers

LSU Tigers Head coach: Ed Orgeron (fourth year) Last year’s record: 10-3 (5-3 SEC), Fiesta Bowl win against UCF, 40-32 Final AP ranking: No. 6 Recruiting Ranking: No. 5 (3 5-stars, 11 4-stars, 10 3-stars) First game: Aug. 31 against Georgia Southern (Futures available on BetAmerica) O/U win total: 9 In Ed Orgeron’s second full year as head coach, he led the Tigers to a 10-3 season behind solid defense. In 2019, however, LSU will need to replace a handful [...]

College football betting preview: Texas Longhorns

Head coach: Tom Herman (third year) Last year’s record: 10-4 (7-3 Big 12), Sugar Bowl win against Georgia, 28-21 Final AP ranking: No. 9 Recruiting ranking: No. 3 (2 5-stars, 15 4-stars, 9 3-stars) First game: Aug. 31 against Louisiana Tech (Futures available on BetAmerica) O/U win total: 9.5 The end of the Mack Brown era and Charlie Strong’s three-year tenure as head coach left the Texas football program in disarray. But in just his second year as the Longhorns [...]

Finding value in college football futures market

College football is the most exciting sport in the world. But as the elites of the sport–namely Alabama and Clemson—continue to distance themselves from the others, fans and bettors are finding themselves pushed to the outer fringes when it comes to the futures market. Futures Value Recognition As we look for value in this always-intriguing, yet incredibly top-heavy market, we first must recognize that the proliferation of recruiting sites, attention to high school film, and increased top-level camps are making [...]

College football betting preview: Oregon Ducks

Oregon Ducks Head coach: Mario Cristobal (second year) Last year’s record: 9-4 (5-4 Pac-12), Redbox Bowl win against Michigan State, 7-6 Final AP ranking: Unranked Recruiting ranking: No. 7 (1 5-star, 11 4-stars, 14 3-stars) First game: Aug. 31 against Auburn (Futures available on BetAmerica) O/U win total: 9 Coming off a 9-4 season in his first year as head coach, Mario Cristobal is back with several key pieces in place. With the announcement quarterback Justin Herbert would return for [...]

College football betting preview: Auburn Tigers

Auburn Tigers Head coach: Gus Malzahn (seventh year) Last year’s record: 8-5 (3-5 SEC), Music City Bowl win against Purdue, 63-14 Final AP ranking: Unranked Recruiting Ranking: No. 11 (2 5-stars, 12 4-stars, 7 3-stars) First game: Aug. 31 against Oregon (Futures available on BetAmerica) O/U win total: 8 Gus Malzahn is under pressure to improve on a 3-5 SEC record as part of last year’s 8-5 season. It’s a tall order, with the Tigers set to face Texas A&M, [...]

College Football Betting Preview: Miami Hurricanes

Miami Hurricanes Head coach: Manny Diaz (first year) Last year’s record: 7-6 (4-4 ACC), Pinstripe Bowl loss to Wisconsin, 35-3 Final AP ranking: Unranked Recruiting Ranking: No. 28 (zero 5-stars, seven 4-stars, 10 3-stars) First game: Aug. 24 against Florida (Futures available on BetAmerica) Win total: Over 8.5 Miami’s former defensive coordinator, Manny Diaz, is now at the helm of the Miami Hurricanes following the departure of Mark Richt. The first-year coach has taken over a 7-6 team, which finished [...]

College Football Betting Preview: Florida Gators

Florida Gators Head coach: Dan Mullen (second year) Last year’s record: 10-3 (5-3 SEC), Peach Bowl win against Michigan, 41-15 Final AP ranking: No. 7 Recruiting Ranking: No. 9 (0 5-stars, 17 4-stars, 8 3-stars) First game: Aug. 24 against Miami (Futures available on BetAmerica) O/U win total: 9 The Florida Gators and second-year coach Dan Mullen kick off their 2019 season with a neutral-site game against rival Miami on Aug. 24 in Orlando. The early lines favor Florida with [...]

Top NFL Draft Proposition Bets

Heisman-winning quarterback Kyler Murray is far from a sure thing as the No. 1 overall NFL draft pick on Thursday in Nashville. While Murray is the favorite to be taken first by the Arizona Cardinals, debate has swirled around Arizona’s draft plan heading into the evening. Are the Cardinals looking to stick with 2018 first-round QB selection Josh Rosen, better off building up their defense with a guy like Quinnen Williams, or will Oakland convince the Cardinals to trade their [...]

Army-Navy Game Preview

The college football regular season comes to an end with the most revered rivalry in college sports, the Army-Navy game. Saturday marks the 119th renewal between the service academies. Navy enters with a 50-41-1 series advantage, winning 14 straight between 2002-15, and they’ve been favored in every previous contest this decade. But roles are reversed this year with Navy a decided underdog after dropping eight of the last nine games. Army won the last two meetings as underdogs and favorites [...]

NCAAF College Football Playoff Rankings Update

Major Wins and Losses in Week 13 Shape Rankings One change at the top of the College Football Playoff Rankings heading into conference championship weekend. Michigan fell short of earning entry into the CFB Playoff when the Wolverines were whacked by Ohio State 62-39 in Columbus, Ohio. Washington State and LSU also fell out of the Top-10 with losses in Week 13. Washington beat Washington State 28-15 in the Apple Cup. Texas A&M and LSU engaged in a high scoring [...]