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).
5-2 Run, 10-5 G-Plays, +1,885 TY
11-5 L16, 34-12 Streak, +1,841 TY
3-0 Saturday, 7-1 L8, 12-3 L15
8-1 Win Streak, 14-5 L19 Totals
4-1 Picks, 13-3 G-Plays, +1,653 TY
18-6 L5 Saturdays, 59% +1,543 TY
14-3 Last 17 G-Play Streak
+2,757 NCAA FB Over/Unders TY
7-3 L10 Picks, 13-4 L17 G-Plays
39-14 L5 Saturdays, 48-24 Streak
19-9 L4 Saturdays, 30-16 L46 Run
8-4 Sat., 19-7 GPlays, +2,353 Totals
28-14 L6 Saturdays, 31-15 Streak
14-6 CFB Record L20 Picks
4-0 Saturday, 7-1 L8, +1,036 TY
4-2 Saturday, 11-4 G-Plays TY
11-4 L15 G-Plays, 17-9 L26 Picks
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