College Football Betting Guide – Inside the StatsRachel Garcia
If you’re looking to get a leg up on your college football bets this week then you’re going to love this informatinal Week 8 NCAAF betting trends guide.
First, we’re going to highlight the hottest and coldest ATS teams in the nation before offering up some insightful betting statistics that could only come from our one-of-a-kind, in-depth betting research.
Let’s get started with this week’s Hot and Not college football betting guide.
On Fire – These teams have all managed to record an unblemished 5-0 ATS mark over their last five games.
Ohio State – The Buckeyes average 48.2 points per game and allow a paltry 19.0 defensively…enough said.
Missouri – The Tigers had covered the spread in four straight as a favorite until cashing in against Georgia as a road dog the last time out.
UCLA – The Bruins have covered spread of at least 20.5 points three times in their L/5 games, including once as an insane 44-point favorite.
Oregon – Are you kidding me? The Ducks have covered two spreads of at least 38 points and two more of at least 25.5 points.
Houston – They’re not the run and shoot Cougars of old, but Houston is averaging 39.8 points per game and allowing just 19.0 per contest defensively.
Hot – All of these teams have managed to go 4-1 ATS over their last five games.
Baylor, Florida State, Miami, Nebraska, BYU, Tulane, Boston College, Wisconsin and Boise State are all among 17 teams that have all gone 4-1 ATS over their last five games.
Not – These teams aren’t faring too well when it comes to covering the spread for their betting backers.
California is the only team in the nation with the sad distinction of going 0-5 ATS over their last five games. The Golden Bears have not been able to cover a pair huge spreads that had them as 38.5-point road dogs against Oregon and 26-point road dogs at UCLA.
A whopping 24 teams have all gone 1-4 ATS over their last five games, including these teams.
Georgia – The Bulldogs are 0-4 ATS over their L/4 games.
South Carolina – The Gamecocks snapped a four-game ATS skid the last time out.
Northwestern – Two straight SU losses have put a serious damper on the Wildcats season, not to mention four straight failures to cover the spread.
Notre Dame – The good news is that the Fighting Irish covered the spread in their last contest as a 7-point home dog against Arizona State.
Purdue – The Boilermakers have not covered the spread in each of their last three games.
Now, let’s take a look at some in-depth ATS game day news.
DYK Alert 1!
Did You Know the Oregon Ducks have covered the spread in six of their last seven home games when favored by 20.5-points or more?
The Dog Pound…Where Underdogs Rule!
If you’re a ‘dog pound’ betting enthusiast that loves to take underdogs, then check out these eye-opening Week8 ATS Trends from around the country!
Mississippi is 9-3 ATS in its last dozen meetings against LSU
Washington State is 7-2 ATS in its L/9 games against a team with a winning record.
The Cougars are also 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
Clemson is 7-1 ATS in their last eight home games against Florida State
The Missouri Tigers are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
Missouri is also 5-1 ATS in their last 6 conference games
Illinois has gone 4-2 ATS in their last half-dozen meetings against Wisconsin.
DYK Alert 2!
Oregon has won five of their six home meetings against Washington State dating back to 1995, with three of those wins coming by 42 points or more.
More By The Numbers!
Home teams are at it again college football bettors, having won 66.35% percent of their games this season (280-142). However, when it comes to covering the spread, things are nearly even, with home teams only managing to cash in 51.08% percent of the time (212-203-7).
Home favorites haven’t fared much better, going (153-139-6) so far this season to bring home the bacon just 52.40% percent of the time.
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