NCAA Football

Christmas Weekend Bowl Trends Bettors Need to Know

by John Ewing • December 21, 2017

We’ve been counting the days and it’s almost here. I’m talking about the Birmingham Bowl, of course! Christmas is on Monday but before jolly old Saint Nick comes down the chimney, there are four bowl games this weekend. Collin Wilson, the Action Network’s college football analyst, previewed the Birmingham, Armed Forces, Dollar General and Hawaii […]

Lane Kiffin and Weekday Bowl Game Betting Trends to Know

by John Ewing • December 18, 2017

The 2017 bowl season got underway Saturday with a five-game slate. After a short break, teams are back in action starting Tuesday with the Boca Raton Bowl between Florida Atlantic and Akron. In all, college football bettors will be treated to five additional bowl games from Monday through Friday. We’ve already reviewed some smart betting […]

This Bowl Season, Lee Corso is the Gift for Bettors that Keeps on Giving

by John Ewing • December 15, 2017

As the Action Network newsletter readers know, Saturdays are for the bets. The college football bowl season kicks off tomorrow and, with so many bowls, you may need a little help handicapping all the action. That’s why we’ve provided sharp betting strategies, confidence pool rankings and analysis for each bowl game. If that weren’t enough, […]

How do NCAAF Interim Coaches Perform ATS in Bowl Games?

by John Ewing • December 14, 2017

It is almost bowl season, which means the turnover among college football coaches is nearing an end. The coaching carousel saw Jimbo Fisher leave Florida State for Texas A&M (and $75 million), Dan Mullen move from the SEC West to the SEC East to become the big gator at Florida and welcomed Chip Kelly back […]

Smart betting strategies for bowl season

by John Ewing • December 11, 2017

The college football bowl season kicks off Saturday with six games and continues through the New Year. Whether you’re wagering on the Las Vegas Bowl or the College Football Playoff, here are the betting strategies you need to know before making your picks. Ready? Let’s go bowling! Fade ranked teams What do recreational bettors know […]

Betting against the public doesn’t work in the FCS Playoffs

by John Ewing • December 8, 2017

Week 15 in college football is awkward. The regular season is in the rearview mirror but bowl season hasn’t begun. Outside of Army-Navy the betting options are scarce. Enter the quarterfinals of the 2017 FCS playoffs. The 24-team field (why can’t we have this at the FBS level?) has been cut down to eight. No. […]

Does form matter entering Championship Week?

by John Ewing • November 28, 2017

Does form matter entering Championship Week? Wisconsin (12-0) is the only undefeated team in the Power-5, while Miami lost its last game by 10 points to an unranked opponent. These two teams enter conference championship games heading in the opposite directions but will it impact the outcomes of their respective title games? The tables below […]

An Optimal Conference Championship Betting Strategy

by John Ewing • November 27, 2017

It’s Championship Week! Conference titles and spots in the College Football Playoff are on the line. The action starts Friday night with No. 11 USC vs. No. 14 Stanford in the Pac-12 title game, followed by the Big 12, SEC, ACC and Big Ten championship games on Saturday. What is the optimal strategy for wagering […]

The public can’t trust Saban after a loss

by John Ewing • November 25, 2017

Alabama fell to Auburn 26-14 in the Iron Bowl. The loss not only knocked the Tide out of the SEC Championship game and potentially the College Football Playoff but burned bettors. Late steam pounded Bama Saturday afternoon, a majority of spread tickets and 63% of spread dollars took the road favorites. The Crimson Tide will […]

Week 13 College Football Trends: The problem for Alabama in the Iron Bowl

by John Ewing • November 20, 2017

There is incredible power in understanding how teams, players, leagues and markets have reacted to various scenarios. Using Bet Labs massive database of proprietary sports betting information you can easily build and explore data-driven betting systems. Each week we will provide trends for the top teams in college football. Some trends will be team specific […]