College Betting Recap - Week 1
September 2, 2014
By VI News
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Against the Spread
Against the Spread
The largest underdog to cash
Texas-El Paso (+10, ML +320) at New Mexico, 31-24
The largest favorite to cash
Stanford (-42.5) vs UC Davis, 45-0
Top 25 Notes
-- Eight of nine Top 10 teams won straight up, with South Carolina as the lone Top 10 team to face a setback. Top 10 teams also struggled against the spread, covering just three of nine games. Auburn, Michigan State and Ohio State were the three teams to not only win, but cover.
-- UCLA won 28-20 on the road, but looked ugly in doing so at Virginia, failing to cover as a 19-point road favorite.
-- Ohio State pulled away late to cover as 13 1/2-point favorites against Navy, 34-17.
-- No. 1 Florida State had its hands full in its 37-31 win against Oklahoma State, who was a solid 18-point underdog to cover.
-- Georgia erased a 21-14 deficit against Clemson, rattling off 31 unanswered points to easily win and cover at home at a nine-point favorite, 45-21.
-- Washington opened the Chris Petersen era with close shave win in Hawaii, 17-16. The Huskies were favored by 17 1/2 points, but they failed to even score that many.
Big Five Conference Report (ACC, Big 10, Big 12, Pac-12, SEC)
-- The Big Ten went 12-2 SU, and had a good weekend against the number, too. The Big Ten went 9-5 ATS in the opening weekend.
-- It was a high-scoring opening weekend for the SEC, with the 'over' going 9-4
-- In the SEC, the game between Idaho and Florida was terminated after a lengthy lightning delay. This game may or may not be rescheduled.
-- The ACC went 10-4 SU, with Clemson, Virginia and Wake Forest as the losing squads. The ACC collectively went 5-8-1 ATS, too.
-- The Big 12 went 5-3 SU (through Saturday), with a 4-4 ATS mark. The 'over' also connected in six of eight games.
-- The Mid-American Conference saw some low-scoring results, with the 'under' going 7-5. The MAC was also just 5-8 ATS.
-- In the Mountain West, the 'under' went 10-2, including Utah State's low-scoring performance at Tennessee.
-- Sun Belt teams were a perfect 6-0 SU at home, including Thursday's opening night win and cover for Louisiana-Monroe over Wake Forest (17-10).
-- Conference USA teams were just 7-6 SU and ATS, and they had the only FBS team to lose straight-up to an FCS foe. Florida International was actually a 2 1/2-point home dog to Bethune-Cookman, who won 14-12 in Miami.
-- Georgia Southern played its first official game as a member of FBS, and nearly pulled off the upset as a 22-point underdog at North Carolina State. The Golden Eagles fell just short, 24-23, in Raleigh.
-- UCF-Penn State had just 13 points at halftime, but saw 37 combined points to push the total 'over' (44).
-- From Thursday night, Tulane (+6.5) never trailed in regulation or the first overtime, but allowed a touchdown in double-overtime and then failed to score, turning what looked like a sure cover into a loss.
-- With :37 left, Louisiana Tech struck for a touchdown to cut Oklahoma's lead to 48-16, earning the backdoor cover as a 34-point underdog.
-- Wisconsin entered the fourth quarter with a 24-13 lead, but LSU outscored the Badgers 15-0 to not only win and cover, but also push the total 'over' (49.5).
20-5 Streak, 71% +2,769 Overall
17-5 Run, 7-1 Totals, 63% +2,505
4-0 G-Plays, 14-4 Picks, +1,748 TY
9-3 L12, 23-9 Run, 13-2 G-Plays
4-0 L4, 18-8 Picks, 16-5 Totals
9-2 L11 Picks, 61% +1,345 TY
31-14 L45 G-Plays, 3-1 L4 Totals
19-8 Picks, 4-1 G-Plays, 12-5 Totals
12-5 G-Plays, 36-21 Run, +1,442
9-4 L13 G-Plays, 22-12 L34 Picks
4-1 L5 Picks, 15-7 G-Plays, +1,497
5-0 G-Plays, 4-1 Totals, 9-4 Picks
4-1 Picks, 9-3 G-Plays, +1,093 TY
10-3 This Month, 22-10 L32 G-Plays
30-15 Record L11 Saturdays
6-1 L7 College Guarantees
7-2 L9 G-Plays, 5-2 L7 Picks
13-6 L19 G-Plays, 4-2 L6 Selections
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