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Betting Recap - Week 7

Overall Betting Notes

-- Home teams went 30-21 straight up in Week 7

-- Favorites went 41-10 straight up in Week 7

-- Underdogs went 27-24 against the spread in Week 7

Live ‘dogs

Texas, Utah and Missouri received a lot of attention for their wins over high-ranked teams in Week 7 but it was a MAC school that cashed the biggest ticket. Central Michigan closed as a 20-point road underdog and captured a 26-23 victory with a late touchdown pass. Bettors backing the Chippewas on the money-line were rewarded with a return of 9/1 (Bet $100 to win $900).

All straight up underdog winners with point-spread and money-line odds from Week 7 listed below.

Texas +13 ½ (+395) over Oklahoma (36-20)

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Central Michigan +20 (+900) over Ohio (26-23)

South Florida +4 (+150) over Connecticut (13-10)

Utah +7 ½ (+265) over Stanford (27-21)

Missouri +7 (+225) over Georgia (41-26)

Tulane +13 ½ (+425) over East Carolina (36-33)

Penn State +1 ½ (+105) over Michigan (43-40)

Syracuse +6 (+200) over N.C. State (24-10)

San Jose State (+140) over Colorado State (34-27)

Louisiana-Monroe +6 (+190) over Texas State (21-14)

Top 25 Shakeup

Seven ranked schools lost in Week 7, including five to teams that were unranked or lower ranked.

No. 5 Stanford lost at Utah, 27-21

No. 7 Georgia lost vs. No. 25 Missouri, 41-26

No. 12 Oklahoma lost vs. Texas, 36-20

No. 16 Washington lost vs. Oregon, 45-24

No. 17 Florida lost at No. 10 LSU, 17-6

No. 18 Michigan lost at Penn State, 43-40

No. 19 Northwestern lost at Wisconsin, 35-5
 
Over-Inflated

The ‘under’ produced a 31-19 record in Week 7

Four game had totals of 70-plus points and the ‘under’ went 3-1 in those games. It could’ve been a clean sweep but the Aggies and Rebels exploded for 55 points in the second-half.

UCLA 37 California 10 (UNDER 74)

Oregon 45 Washington 24 (UNDER 76)

Baylor 35 Kansas State 25 (UNDER 73)

Texas A&M 41 Mississippi 38 (OVER 78)

VegasInsider.com Top 25

VegasInsider.com handicapper Brian Edwards returns with another installment and this week’s edition has more than half of the Top 25 consisting of SEC (8) and Pac-12 (6) schools. Alabama and Oregon still sit in the top two spots and then it’s a logjam according to Edwards, who noted that Missouri and Georgia are ranked lower because of key injuries across the board. Rounding out the Top 25 are schools from the ACC (4), Big 10 (4) and American Athletic Conference (AAC) member Louisville, who will be playing in the ACC next season.  
 
VegasInsider.com Top 25
Rank School Record Prev
1 Alabama Crimson Tide 6-0 1
2 Oregon Ducks 6-0 2
3 LSU Tigers 5-1 5
4 Clemson Tigers 6-0 3
5 Florida State Seminoles 5-0 7
6 Texas A&M 5-1 8
7 Baylor Bears 6-0 9
8 Ohio State Buckeyes 6-0 10
9 South Carolina Gamecocks 5-1 13
10 UCLA Bruins 5-0 11
11 Stanford Cardinal 5-1 4
12 Louisville Cardinals 6-0 5
13 Miami, Fl. Hurricanes 5-0 16
14 Missouri Tigers 6-0 20
15 Georgia Bulldogs 4-2 6
16 Wisconsin Badgers 4-2 19
17 Florida Gators 4-2 12
18 Virginia Tech Hokies 6-1 22
19 Texas Tech Red Raiders 6-0 21
20 Auburn Tigers 5-1 23
21 Washington Huskies 4-2 14
22 Michigan State Spartans 5-1 25
23 Oregon State Beavers 5-1 NR
24 Utah Utes 4-2 NR
25 Northwestern Wildcats 4-2 17


Heisman Update

Sportsbook.ag sent out their latest Heisman Trophy Odds and to no surprise, quarterbacks are receiving all the attention.

Johnny Manziel (QB, Texas A&M) 3/2
Marcus Mariota (QB, Oregon) 3/2
Jameis Winston (QB, Florida State) 3/1
Brett Hundley (QB, UCLA) 12/1
AJ McCarron (QB, Alabama) 12/1
Tajh Boyd (QB, Clemson) 15/1
Teddy Bridgewater (QB, Louisville) 20/1
Bryce Petty (QB, Baylor) 25/1
TJ Yeldon (RB, Alabama) 30/1
Lache Seastrunk (RB, Baylor) 40/1
Braxton Miller (QB, Ohio State) 75/1
DeAnthony Thomas (WR, Oregon) 75/1
Melvin Gordon (RB, Wisconsin) 100/1
Jordan Lynch (QB, Northern Illinois) 100/1
Duke Johnson (RB, Miami FL) 200/1
Jadeveon Clowney (DE, South Carolina) 200/1
Sammy Watkins (WR, Clemson) 200/1
 
Games to Watch – Week 8

Below are opening numbers from CRIS for key matchups in Week 8.

-- Central Florida at Louisville (-13)

-- Florida State (-3) at Clemson

-- UCLA at Stanford (-5 ½)

-- Florida (-3) at Missouri – Tigers QB James Franklin (shoulder) is ‘out’

  
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