We’re now halfway through the regular season for most teams in college football. Looking for a big surprise so far this year? How about the Texas Tech Red Raiders who sit at 6-0 on the year? UCLA has also been impressive at 5-0 so far this year. What about disappointments? Kansas State is only 2-4 after making a run at the national title last season. In the smaller conferences, Tulsa stands out as a major disappointment at 2-4 since they came into the season as a big favorite in the Conference USA West division.
BangtheBook has 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.
-UCF travels to Louisville for a high quality Friday night game on ESPN. The Knights are 14-5 ATS in their last 19 road games against a team with a winning record. Louisville is 4-10 ATS in their last 14 Friday games.
-Totals bettors that follow trends might want to keep an eye on the Georgia vs. Vanderbilt total this week. The over is 8-0 in Georgia’s last 8 games overall. The over is 6-2 in Vanderbilt’s last 8 games overall.
-TCU and Oklahoma State meet this weekend after both teams failed to cover the spread in their last game. Something is going to have to give in this one, because both of these teams generally bounce back strong after an ATS loss. TCU is 21-9 ATS in their last 30 following an ATS loss. Oklahoma State is 11-2 ATS in their last 13 following an ATS loss.
-Iowa is 4-12 ATS in their last 16 road games. They are just 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games following a bye week. Ohio State is 41-18-2 ATS in their last 61 games overall. The Buckeyes are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 following a bye week. The favorite is 8-1-1 ATS in the last 10 games between these two teams.
-UCLA’s unbeaten record will be tested when they head to Stanford this weekend. The Bruins are only 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games at Stanford. UCLA is 5-0 ATS so far this year. Stanford is 19-8-1 ATS in their last 28 Pac-12 games.
-LSU visits Mississippi in a key SEC clash this weekend. LSU is 9-4-1 ATS in their last 14 road games. Ole Miss is 11-4 ATS in their last 15 home games. The road team is a whopping 14-2 ATS in the last 16 meetings between these two.
-USC is 0-9 ATS in their last 9 road games. The Trojans will be in South Bend this weekend to take on Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish are just 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 home games. The under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings between these teams.
-The marquee game of the week is Florida State vs. Clemson. The Seminoles are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. Clemson is 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games overall. Interestingly, the Seminoles are 0-8 ATS in their last 8 trips to Death Valley.
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