Three things we learned from NCAAF Week 3

At first glance college football's Week 3 looked uninspiring, but there are always signals in the noise—little breadcrumbs or clues to lead us to strong opinions going forward. Let's see what we learned this past weekend.

College football: Which teams will win the Power Five conferences?

College football is a regional game at its core. Both within conferences and in cross-conference rivalries, fans and programs often view the season as a success or failure not by overall win-loss record, but whether they win the games that matter. Auburn-Alabama, Michigan-Ohio State, Florida State-Miami, Florida-Georgia—the most interesting games in the sport that bring us back every year are the traditional, in-conference rivalries. With that in mind, let's look at this year's Power Five Conference odds and try to [...]

College football betting preview: Washington State Cougars

Washington State Cougars Head coach: Mike Leach (eighth year) Last year’s record: 11-2 (7-2 Pac-12), Alamo Bowl win against Iowa State, 28-26 Final AP ranking: No. 10 Recruiting Ranking: No. 65 (0 5-stars, 0 4-stars, 20 3-stars) First game: Aug. 31 against New Mexico State (futures available on BetAmerica) O/U win total: 8 In his seventh year as head coach at Washington State in 2019, Mike Leach achieved his best season yet. Part of the team’s success is credited to [...]

Take a Knee – Herbert, Oregon Miss Pac-12 Opportunity

Stanford Tightens Stranglehold on PAC-12 Oregon Blows PAC-12 Battle Against Stanford - by Fairway Jay In one of the wildest games of the season thus far, and on the precipice of blowing out Stanford, Oregon found a way to lose Saturday. The 38-31 overtime defeat has to be deflating for the Ducks and their fans, but especially brutal for bettors who had Oregon (+3). What a collapse by the Ducks. Both teams entered the key PAC-12 North contest undefeated (3-0), [...]

Top 12 Picks for Week 1 College Football 

by DS Williamson Check out my Top 12 games for Week 1 College Football betting, quick hits style! Thursday, Aug. 30th  #23 Central Florida Knights -23.5 over Connecticut Huskies Although Central Florida is 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games, more handicappers favor the Connecticut Huskies to cover. New Knights’ coach Josh Huepel didn’t change much, which is why even though most handicappers favor UConn, I like UCF. The system works and the Knights are a team that simply pays [...]

NCAAF – Quarterback Battles Settled at Major Programs

by DS Williamson Beyond Alabama, most college football teams have decided on their Week 1 settled their in-house quarterback battles. Nick Saban won’t say if Tua Tagovailoa or Jalen Hurts is going to lead his team, which might allow Alabama’s quarterback battle to bleed into the regular season. Alabama’s first 3 games are versus Louisville, Arkansas State, and Mississippi. Saban knows the Crimson Tide can beat all three of those opponents with either Tagovailoa or Hurts under center. While we must [...]

Chik-fil-A Kickoff Game Preview – Saturday, Sept 1

The marquee match-up of the first full weekend of college football betting kicks off Saturday, and the contest could have a major impact on the College Football Playoff. Washington and Auburn meet for the first time ever in the Chik-fil-A kickoff on Saturday, Sept. 1. Washington made the college football 4-team playoff in 2016, but the Huskies lost in the Peach Bowl semifinals to Alabama. The Huskies were strong again last season starting the season 6-0 SU before suffering a stunning [...]

Scully Scouts Four Teams to Fade in College Football Week 1

By James Scully Handicapper James Scully brings you four, high-profile teams worth fading in College Football Week 1. Let's get you started with some strong picks out of the gate as we ramp up for a big season! *ATS (Against the Spread) | SU (Straight Up) *PK indicates a pick 'em, or no spread Fade AUBURN -1.5 vs. Washington +1.5 : Tigers 2-6 ATS in last eight openers and teams in different roles here. Auburn must replace 4 starting offensive lineman and [...]

Bet Underrated 2018 Utah Utes Season Win Total

by Fairway Jay Don't Underestimate the 2018 Utah Utes! The PAC-12 was down last season, and so were the Utah Utes, who finished 7-6 SU but just 3-6 SU in conference play. The Utes did win their fourth straight bowl game in the last four years, and 14-year head coach Kyle Whittingham appears to have a stronger team in Salt Lake City this season. Consistency has been a trademark for Utah under Whittingham. So has a lack of national notoriety. Last [...]