As we head into the bowl season, let’s pause to look back at what we learned from the regular season. Here is your 2016 college football betting review.
- Underdogs went 424-381 (52.7%) ATS
- Road teams went 405-374 (52.0%) ATS
- Unders went 423-392 (51.9%)
- Betting against the public (<35% of tickets): 204-173 (54.1%) ATS
- Ranked teams: 134-153 (46.7%) ATS
Best ATS Teams
Worst ATS Teams
Best OVER Teams
Best UNDER Teams
Biggest Money-line Upsets
South Alabama (+3000) at Mississippi State
— Seth Taylor (@sethtaylor91) September 3, 2016
South Alabama pulled off the first monster upset of the season. Mississippi State was favored by as many as 33 points over the Jaguars before losing 21-20 after missing the game-winning field goal with six seconds to play. Insult to injury. As is often the case in these big upsets, the Bulldogs paid South Alabama $150,000 to make the trip to Starkville.
Eastern Washington (+2750) at Washington State
Gage Gubrud threw for 474 yards and five touchdowns in guiding his Eastern Washington team past Washington State. https://t.co/zjRlrNTyYp
— USA TODAY Sports (@USATODAYsports) September 4, 2016
Eastern Washington quarterback Gage Gubrud had himself a day in his first start. The Eagles were three touchdown underdogs but racked up 606 yards of total offense. This was the second year in a row that the Cougars lost to an FCS program to start the season.
Kentucky (+1726) at Louisville
— Scott Charlton (@Scott_Charlton) November 26, 2016
A Lamar Jackson fumble late in the fourth allowed Kentucky’s Austin MacGinnis to kick a 47-yard field goal that upset Louisville 41-38. Back-to-back losses knocked the Cardinals out of the playoff conversation.
2016 was another winning season in college football at Bet Labs. Of the 12 regular season Pro Systems, 10 returned a profit.
- The against-the-spread Pro Systems combined to go 141-120 (54.0%), +12.37 units.
- The over/under Pro Systems combined to go 47-33 (58.8%), +10.42 units.
- The underdog money-line Pro System went 36-45, +.55 units.
In total, following Bet Labs’ Pro Systems in 2016 a $100 bettor returned +23.34 units.
The College Football Playoff is set and the bowl schedule has been made. With 41 games to watch, don’t miss out on any of the action.
We have a Pro System for the bowl season that is 31-14 (69%) ATS.