Context

The 14th-ranked Cardinal, one of two top 25 teams playing in the opening weekend of college football, will travel to Sydney, Australia for a matchup with the Rice Owls. Stanford is a massive 30.5-point favorite down under. Should you lay the points or bet the underdog against-the-spread?

“Buying high” is one of the most profitable Week 1 strategies in college football. Last year’s bowl teams have proven to be consistent winners when they play at home (or neutral site) in the season opener and there is positive line movement in their favor. By buying high on these teams bettors have been profitable for 11 straight years.

Trend

Opening Game Buying High

This Pro System has gone 197-139 (58.6%) ATS, +46.7 units since 2005.

Our Pick

At the time of publication, 59% of against-the-spread tickets are on Rice. The line has moved from Stanford -31.5 to -30.5. Bet against the public and lay the points with the Cardinal.


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