National Title Odds and Returning Production

The calendar turns to July, which just brings us one month closer to the return of college football. I know, I know. I’ll wait for you to wipe away the tears of anticipation. Betting odds are up for the national title, with all the usual suspects. Top 10, via Draftkings Team Odds 1 Alabama +225 2 Clemson +300 3 Ohio St +400 4 Oklahoma +650 5 Georgia +700 6 Iowa St +2800 7 LSU +4000 7 Texas A&M +4000 7 Florida +4000 10 Texas +5000 One of the first things I look at when looking at preseason futures (usually win … Continue reading National Title Odds and Returning Production

CFB Bowl Picks ATS

Bowl season starts Friday. Here is a quick look at the sides I like. May come back around to further dive into some individual picks later if I get time. I will also mark my actual bets on this page in bold. Charlotte +6.5 vs. Buffalo. Bet U52. Buffalo can defend ground game. Weather likely. Kent St. +5 vs. Utah St. San Diego St. -3.5 vs. Central Michigan Liberty +4.5 vs. Georgia Southern FAU +3 vs. SMU. Arkansas St. -2.5 vs. FIU Like U62.5 Boise St +3.5 vs. Washington App St. -16.5 vs. UAB Marshall +17.5 vs. UCF BYU -2 … Continue reading CFB Bowl Picks ATS

CFB Power Ratings–Pre-Bowl Season

Here are my pre-bowl season power ratings, with bowl games set to kick off Friday. And yeah, my top two power rated teams are playing each other in the semifinals. Note: these do not take into account players sitting out yet. As for coaches leaving, I don’t adjust much based on interim coaches. Since 2010, teams have performed right at their ATS numbers on average even with interim coaches. Rank Team IAW RTG 1 Ohio State 0.6 2 Clemson 2.1 3 LSU 4.4 4 Alabama 7.3 5 Georgia 10.1 6 Oklahoma 12.1 7 Utah 13.4 8 Michigan 13.6 9 Florida … Continue reading CFB Power Ratings–Pre-Bowl Season

CFB Week One–Saturday

With the start of high school sports this week, I am running behind, so this post will be rolled out in phases today, starting with the noon game. After a 1-4 start Thursday, my ratings went 6-2 ATS on the Friday slate. I had only one actual bet last night, Wisconsin -10.5. They won by 49 in the Jonathan Taylor Heisman campaign launch. Saturday RTG Home RTG HFA IAW Vegas Florida Atlantic 34.65 Ohio St 11.15 2.17 -25.67 -27.5 South Alabama 53.31 Nebraska 21.18 1.48 -33.61 -35.5 East Carolina 43.81 NC State 26.58 2.88 -20.11 -17.5 Akron 50.69 Illinois 35.81 … Continue reading CFB Week One–Saturday

It’s July, so let’s talk college football

One of the perils of being a prep sports writer was almost never having fall Saturdays free. Enter, my new job; which allows me weekends off. One of the things I am most looking forward to with this new found freedom is the return of college football to my life. The man cave is set. Five screens. Sports package is added to the Dish account. I. Am. Pumped. Even with my childhood favorite USC Trojans on the downswing hoping to right the ship under a coach I’m not confident in. So with that in mind. I have put together an … Continue reading It’s July, so let’s talk college football