It’s Championship Week in college football. Only the best of the best are still playing football this time of the year. That means we should see a lot of exciting games in the coming weekend. There isn’t as big of a schedule, and lines are extremely tight this time of the year. You’ll have to look a little harder to get that extra edge, which is why these trends should be especially helpful to consider this week.
BangtheBook offered a trends to consider article during the baseball season, and now we’ll be having a college football trends to consider article during the football season as well. This will give bettors a good look at some of the most important trends to consider before placing a bet this week. Let’s look at trends to consider for games this coming weekend.
-Louisville takes on Cincinnati Thursday night on ESPN. Louisville’s season hasn’t been the same ever since they lost at home to UCF. The Cardinals are winning games, but not covering the spread. Louisville is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games. They are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 following a win. Cincinnati is 9-4 ATS in their last 13 home games. The road team is 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings between these teams.
-Bowling Green and Northern Illinois meet Friday for the MAC Championship. Northern Illinois will be in a BCS bowl game for a second straight year if they win this one. Bowling Green is 16-5 ATS in their last 21 games. Northern Illinois is 24-9-2 ATS in their last 35 games against a MAC opponent.
-Bedlam takes place Saturday in Stillwater. Oklahoma hasn’t had a great season, but they will be fired up for Saturday’s game against the Cowboys. Oklahoma State is 6-0 ATS in their last 6 Big 12 games. They are 19-7 ATS in their last 26 home games. The Sooners are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings between these teams.
-Marshall is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games against a team with a winning record. The Thundering Herd will have to win the Conference USA title on the road this week. Rice is 13-6 ATS in their last 19 games, and they’ll host this one.
-Texas and Baylor meet in a chance for Baylor to get some respect back after another shaky performance last week. Texas is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games at Baylor. The Bears are 21-6 ATS in their last 27 home games.
-Duke has had an amazing season, but it’s obvious that no one gives them a shot at winning this weekend. The oddsmakers have made them 30 point underdogs against Florida State in the ACC title game. Duke is 7-0 ATS in their last 7 conference games. Florida State is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games. The Seminoles are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games against Duke.
-Stanford beat Arizona State earlier this year, but the Sun Devils get a second chance at them this weekend. Both of these teams have been good against the number the last couple years. The favorite is 5-0-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings between these two. Arizona State is the small favorite here.
-The SEC title game should be great again this year. Missouri and Auburn are huge surprises to be in the game, but both of them have been terrific this season. One way or another, the Tigers are going to win this game! Missouri is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 against the SEC. Auburn is 7-0 ATS in their last 7 against the SEC.
-Ohio State has to win to have any chance at being in the BCS Championship game. The Buckeyes play #10 Michigan State in Indianapolis on Saturday. The Spartans have the top ranked defense in the nation. Ohio State is 51-24-2 ATS in their last 77 games against Big Ten foes. Michigan State is 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games on turf. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings between these two.
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