College Football Betting Trends for Week One

Aug 26, 2014

With the 2014-2015 college football season only two days away, our experts wanted to provide you with relevant handicapping angles, trends and/or systems that will assist in picking point spread winners in the opening games of the campaign.

Game One College Football Match-ups With Corresponding Trends:

UCLA at Virginia

  • Virginia is 9-2 SU & 5-5-1 ATS in home openers;
  • This is UCLA’s first game in the EST time zone since 2009

Texas A&M at South Carolina

  • Texas A&M is 2-11-1 ATS in road/neutral season openers since 1999;
  • South Carolina has won on seven consecutive home openers by 22 points per game

Rutgers at Washington State

  • Rutgers is 17-8 ATS as a road underdog;
  • Rutgers is 5-4 SU & ATS in road openers, but the four losses have come by a combined eight points

BYU at Connecticut

  • BYU is 3-9 SU & ATS in road openers and have lost its last four SU/ATS;
  • Connecticut is 9-2 SU & 5-2 ATS in home openers, but lost to a FCS school last year

Bowling Green at Western Kentucky

  • Western Kentucky is 15-3 SU in home openers and has covered the last three against-the-spread;
  • Bowling Green is 7-0 ATS in its last seven road openers and is 6-0 ATS as road favorites

Oklahoma State vs. Florida State

  • Florida State is 20-4 SU & 13-11 ATS in road/neutral openers since 1990;
  • Oklahoma State is 9-4 SU & 7-6 ATS in regular-season non-conference road/neutral games since 2003;
  • The National Championship from the previous year is 15-0 SU & 9-4 ATS in its season opener with an average win of 44-13 since 1999

Troy at UAB

  • Troy is 3-10 SU and 10-3 ATS in road openers
  • UAB is 13-5 SU in home openers since 1996, although the Blazers are just 3-7 ATS in their last ten

California at Northwestern

  • Northwestern is 16-0 SU & 7-8 ATS in non-conference home games and has won seven straight home openers by an average of 23 points per game;
  • Northwestern is 5-18 ATS as a home favorite, although the Wildcats were 5-0 ATS in this role in 2012;
  • California is 6-4 SU in road openers since 2004, but the Golden Bears are just 1-3 SU & ATS over the last four seasons;
  • California is 2-15 ATS overall in its last seventeen games, including losing sixteen consecutive games to FBS opponents

Rice at Notre Dame

  • Notre Dame is 14-4 SU & 9-9 ATS in home openers;
  • Notre Dame is 16-28-2 ATS as a home favorite since 2005;
  • Rice is 5-17 SU & 11-11 ATS in road openers;
  • Rice is 6-1 ATS as a road underdog and has covered three straight at 20+ point underdogs

UNLV at Arizona

  • Arizona has won thirteen consecutive home openers (5-4 ATS) by an average of 26 points per game;
  • Arizona is 9-4 ATS as 20+ point favorites;
  • UNLV is 6-2 ATS as a road underdog over the last two seasons

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