Five of the top nine teams in the country lost last weekend. Anytime something like that happens, you know it has been a crazy week of football. Clemson was absolutely demolished by Florida State at home. The Seminoles made a major statement in that contest. While they have been the dominant conference for many years, the big loser last weekend was the SEC. The SEC had several teams with one loss who had a shot at getting to the BCS title game, but those teams all lost last weekend. Now, it is up to Alabama and Missouri to carry the torch for the SEC.
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.
-The BYU Cougars are 11-1 ATS in their last 12 games against a Mountain West Conference opponent. They’ll be up against Boise State in a very important game this Friday night. Boise State is 25-9 ATS in their last 34 road games.
-The Miami Hurricanes escaped North Carolina with a win last week, and the Hurricanes return home to face Wake Forest this week. Miami is 8-1 ATS in their last 9 home games. They are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record. Wake Forest is 2-14 ATS in their last 16 road games against a team with a winning home record.
-Toledo and Bowling Green meet in a key MAC matchup on Saturday. Toledo is 18-7 ATS in their last 25 games following an ATS loss, but they are just 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games against Bowling Green. The under is 6-0 in the last 6 meetings between these two teams.
-NC State is 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 games against Florida State. The Wolfpack shocked the Seminoles last year and ruined their season. Florida State is coming off a huge win last week. Will the Seminoles have a letdown here, or will they be thirsty for revenge from last year?
-UCLA is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games following an ATS loss. Oregon is 14-3 ATS in their last 17 games overall. This one sets up to be a track meet in Eugene. The underdog is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 meetings. Check the injury reports here before making a bet, because there are some key injuries for both teams.
-Something has to give at Ohio Stadium this Saturday night. Penn State is 12-4-1 ATS in their last 17 games overall. Ohio State is 41-19-2 ATS in their last 62 games overall. The under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings between these teams at Ohio State. Penn State is 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games at Ohio State.
-The Stanford Cardinal are 19-7-1 ATS in their last 27 road games. They’ll be in Corvallis to face a tough Oregon State team this week. Oregon State is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Pac-12 games. The home team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings between these two.
-The Cal Golden Bears are a miserable 5-17 ATS in their last 22 games against a team with a winning record. The Golden Bears are 1-11 ATS in their last 12 games following a loss. Washington is 13-3 ATS in their last 16 home games. Cal is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games against Washington.
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