So, you took your kids to the pumpkin patch on Saturday. A+ for being a family man but boy, did you miss out on some of the best football of the season. Upsets and comebacks, here is your Week 9 betting recap.
Week 9 Betting Trends
Favorites: 28-25-3 (52.8%) ATS
- 10+ pts: 11-13-1 ATS
- 14+ pts: 5-9-1 ATS
- 21+ pts: 1-7 ATS
Road teams: 28-24-1 (53.8%) ATS
Ranked teams: 10-11-1 (47.6%) ATS
Betting against the public (<50% of bets): 30-23-3 (56.6%) ATS
Overs went 28-28 (50.0%)
Biggest Money-line Upsets
UNLV +843 at Fresno State
The way this CFB season is going, it honestly wouldn’t surprise me if UNLV beat Fresno State or Hawaii beat SDSU. Just been a bonkers year. pic.twitter.com/LTnZiiJg4D
— Rafter17(KevinHiatt) (@kevin_hiatt) October 29, 2017
UNLV’s season started on a down note losing to Howard, one of the biggest upsets of the season. The Rebels got a little revenge by handing Fresno State its first loss in Mountain West play.
Florida International +499 at Marshall
As of right now, the top two teams in C-USA are FIU and FAU in year one under Butch Davis and Lane Kiffin.
— Chris Fallica (@chrisfallica) October 28, 2017
FIU (5-2) is off to its best start in school history. The Panthers built a 28-7 lead at halftime and held on to upset Marshall 41-30. Florida International has never won the Conference USA title but is in the race this year.
UAB +359 at Southern Miss
EVER FAITHFUL EVER LOYAL! pic.twitter.com/x3TrmjCoFp
— UAB Football (@UAB_FB) October 29, 2017
UAB shutout Southern Miss in the second half and upset the Golden Eagles 30-12. The Blazers are now one win away from a bowl game.
Ohio State vs. Penn State
Ohio State comes back to take a 1-pt lead. They reached +500 on the live moneyline. pic.twitter.com/NLnm0oAiPX
— The Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) October 28, 2017
The Buckeyes rallied from down 35-20 to beat Penn State 39-38. J.T. Barrett was 33 of 39 for 328 yards and four touchdowns. Ohio State got the win but failed to cover as 7-point favorites.
Cyclones are for real
In one month, Iowa State has DOUBLED its previous win total against Top-5 teams. pic.twitter.com/m4oIGy8idZ
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 28, 2017
Iowa State has won four straight including two over Top 5 opponents. The Cyclones forced three turnovers including an interception of Kenny Hill with 1:16 to close out the game. Matt Campbell’s team started as 100/1 longshots to win the Big 12 but are now in the driver’s seat for the league championship.
No Longer Winless
BYU fans can finally celebrate. They cover for the first time today. 🍾
— The Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) October 29, 2017
Tanner Mangum threw for 283 yards and three touchdowns as BYU routed San Jose State 41-20. The win ended a seven game losing streak and was the team’s first cover of the season (1-8 ATS).
Trend Highlight – Small Visiting Dogs
Looking for a simple betting strategy for college football? Bet small underdogs on the road. Casual bettors like taking favorites and often overlook these undervalued teams. All-time, this Pro System is 536-592, +88.64 units.
All of our College Football Pro System picks are 160-141, +18.51 units in 2017