A stunner in Happy Valley, another win for Alabama (20 straight) and a Heisman performance from Lamar Jackson. Week 8 in College Football was thrilling; here is a betting recap of all the action.
The Dogs are Barking
- Underdogs went 31-24 (56.4%) ATS
- Road teams went 28-27 (50.9%) ATS
- Overs went 29-26 (52.7%)
- Betting against the public (<35% of tickets): 13-9 (59.1%) ATS
- Ranked teams getting <50% of the bets: 4-0 ATS
Biggest Money-line Upsets
SMU (+1102) vs. Houston
"A private school up in Dallas" just whooped Tom Herman's Houston https://t.co/19NGn9nG3c
— SB✯Nation CFB (@SBNationCFB) October 23, 2016
Houston coach Tom Herman made fun of SMU, the Mustangs got the last laugh. It was the first win for SMU over a ranked team in five years and just the fourth against Houston in 20 tries.
Penn State (+644) vs. Ohio State
Plays don't get much bigger than this @PennStateFball one.
— Penn State On BTN (@PennStateOnBTN) October 23, 2016
Grant Haley returned a blocked field goal 60 yards for a touchdown as the Nittany Lions upset No. 2 Ohio State 24-21. It was the first win for Penn State against the Buckeyes since 2011. It was the first win for coach James Franklin over a ranked team and first for the program over a top-five team since 1999 (per ESPN Stats & Info).
North Texas (+629) at Army
North Texas wins in dominating fashion, beating Army 35-18.
The Mean Green were 18 point underdogs to the Black Knights…..
— #MeanGreenPride (@UNTFootball) October 22, 2016
Quarterback Jeffrey Wilson threw three touchdowns and rushed for 160 yards as Mean Green stunned Army 35-18. Stat of the game: 7 turnovers for the Black Knights, one for North Texas.
Hawaii (+549) at Air Force
— Nick Rolovich Show (@RolovichShow) September 14, 2016
Dru Brown connected with Marcus Kemp for a 25-yard touchdown on the first play of the second overtime. Jalen Rogers’ interception on fourth down clinched a 34-27 victory for Hawaii over Air Force. The Falcons lost at home for the first time since 2013.
— Colorado Football (@RunRalphieRun) October 23, 2016
Colorado has lost twice but remains unbeaten against-the-spread (8-0) this season. The Buffaloes are the only team in the country to cover the spread every week. The Buffs are bowl eligible and in the conversation for the Pac-12 title after winning just one conference game last season. Is it time to start taking Colorado serious?
Trend Highlight – Small Underdogs with/Low Totals
Betting small underdogs in games with low totals has been one of our most profitable Pro Systems.
This system has generated a profit in 10 of the last 11 seasons. The only losing season occurred last year (25-27 ATS). With a long track record of success we believed the system would bounce back in 2016 and it already has going 17-12 (59%) ATS, +4.15 units.
On Saturday this system generated a pick on Utah. The No. 19 Utes entered the game as 3.5 point underdogs despite facing an unranked opponent with a losing record. Joe Williams rushed for a school record 332 yards and four touchdowns as Utah beat UCLA 52-45.
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