We really get into crunch time for handicapping college football and we have line moves from all kinds of different contest. Take a minute to review all the betting trends and our free picks (37-33 run) to see what we are thinking. See you back tomorrow for NFL.
CFB – (125) MICHIGAN at (126) MARYLAND 3:30 ET BTN
The odds seem against Michigan for sure, yet with Penn State and Ohio State losing, they are not eliminated from still winning the Big Ten East, which adds ample motivation the rest of the season. Those betting football think the Wolverines will have their way against Maryland and moved them from -13.5 to -16. With the Terrapins down the depth chart at quarterback, Michigan should cover.
Betting Trend – 96% backing Michigan
CFB – (143) MICHIGAN STATE at (144) OHIO STATE 12:00 ET FOX
Football bettors now have their doubts about Ohio State and the Buckeyes have been lowered two points to -15 against Michigan State. The Spartans have shown they can play defense, their quarterback has gotten hot throwing the ball and the Ohio State secondary is vulnerable without a pass rush. The Spartans are 12-3 ATS away versus teams average 200+ yards rushing.
Betting Trend – 81% backing Michigan State
CFB – (173) LAFAYETTE at (174) MISSISSIPPI 12:00 ET SECN
Mississippi might have lost their starting quarterback, but this has not slowed the passing offense one iota, with 750 passing yards in last two outings. This is why bettors have the faith to back the Rebels, who have charged from -17.5 to -19.5 against Lafayette. The numbers point to a Rebels romp and the Over might also be inviting play.
Betting Trend – 80% backing Mississippi
CFB – (179) FLORIDA ATLANTIC at (180) LOUISIANA TECH 3:30 ET
Florida Atlantic is in first place in C-USA East, has the No.7 rushing offense in the country and takes on a Louisiana Tech defense allowing 5.0 yards a carry. With this the Owls have flown from -4 to -6.5 point road favorites. Just keep in mind the Bulldogs are 10-1 ATS off an upset as a home favorite.
Betting Trend – 77% backing Florida Atlantic
CFB – (189) TENNESSEE at (190) MISSOURI 7:30 ET SECN
These SEC squads are fighting for bowl eligibility and currently it appears Missouri has the upper hand and they have climbed two points to -11 in tussle with Tennessee. Though the Tigers defense is meager, they have massive edge offensively, averaging 15.8 PPG more than Tennessee. Is that enough to trust Missouri, quite possibly.
Betting Trend – 53% backing Missouri
CFB – (201) UTEP at (202) NORTH TEXAS 5:00 ET ESPN3
North Texas is in great shape to win their first C-USA West title with only lowly UTEP and Rice remaining. The belief is the Mean Green will mangle the Miners at home this week and they have risen three points to -24. With UTEP 1-9 ATS on the road after six or more straight losses, North Texas covers if they choose.
Betting Trend – 53% backing North Texas
CFB – (217) BOISE STATE at (218) COLORADO STATE 10:30 ET CBSSN
Having lost two consecutive second half leads which resulted in defeat, Colorado State is 0-4 ATS the last month and is sinking like the temperatures in Fort Collins from +4 to +6.5 against Boise State. The Broncos have won five in row and seem to have found what they do best on both sides of the ball and are 6-0 ATS away after a no turnover contest.
Betting Trend – 85% backing Boise State
Public Consensus Record (2017) – 51% to 79% – 254-256-10 ATS
Public Consensus Record (2017) – 80% or Higher – 155-125-4 ATS
Line Movement Direction Record (2017) – 391-350 -14 ATS