Last week, four top-10 teams lost and seven ranked teams lost to unranked opponents. Top 25 teams wouldn’t be punked again (and bettors profited), plus ugly streaks continued for some of college football’s cellar dwellers and is Tom Herman the underdog GOAT? In case you missed it, here is your Week 8 betting recap.
Week 7 Betting Trends
Favorites: 28-27-1 (50.9%) ATS
Home teams: 33-22-1 (60.0%) ATS
Ranked teams: 11-7-1 (61.1%) ATS
- Ranked favorites 11-5-1 (68.8%%) ATS
Betting against the public (<40% of bets): 18-12 (60.0%) ATS
Overs went 29-27 (51.8%)
Biggest Money-line Upsets
Charlotte U (+300) vs UAB
— Conference USA (@ConferenceUSA) October 22, 2017
Who doesn’t like free football? Charlotte-UAB went to double overtime where the 49ers, after trailing 17-0, rallied to beat the Blazers 25-24. It was Charlotte’s first win of the season and the biggest upset in Week 8.
Arizona State (+283) at Utah
when did Arizona State become the best team in college football
— Rodger Sherman (@rodger_sherman) October 21, 2017
A week after upsetting No. 5 Washington, Arizona State dominated Utah 30-10. The Sun Devils’ defense forced four turnovers and the offense rushed for over 200 yards. After a 2-3 start, Arizona State is now a contender in the Pac-12 South.
Pittsburgh (+275) at Duke
— ACC Digital Network (@theACCDN) October 21, 2017
Pittsburgh running back Darrin Hall rushed for a career-high 254 yards and three touchdowns. Pitt hadn’t rushed for more than 200 yards in a game this year and its 24-17 win over Duke was the first against a Power-5 team in 2017.
BYU football season be like… pic.twitter.com/i4BUVBFvns
— Benjamin Criddle (@CriddleBenjamin) October 22, 2017
BYU closed as 5-point favorites on the road at East Carolina and 56% of spread bets were on the Cougs despite burning bettors repeatedly this season. BYU lost 33-17 and fell to 0-8 ATS.
44th straight road loss
The TCU/Kansas stats defy logic pic.twitter.com/DcKnjcx8QA
— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) October 22, 2017
Stop me if you think you’ve heard this one before, Kansas lost on the road. The Jayhawks tied an NCAA record by losing its 44th straight road game. KU managed 21 yards of total offense in a 43-0 blowout against TCU.
Tom Herman Underdog
Tom Herman 7-0 ATS as underdog
— Bet Labs Sports (@Bet_Labs) October 20, 2017
The Texas breakthrough many in Austin are waiting for still hasn’t happened. UT fell 13-10 to Oklahoma State but managed to cover as touchdown underdogs. Tom Herman is now a perfect 8-0 ATS when getting points.
Trend Highlight – Windy Unders
One of the simplest betting systems in our Think Tank is “Windy Unders” in college football. Windy games make it harder to complete passes and to make field goals, which leads to less scoring. All-time, this Pro System is 445-332, +90.45 units and has started 2017 by going 11-6 (64.7%) Under.
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