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Bulls @ Mountaineers – Preview – NCAA College Football

October 13, 2010

On Thursday, the South Florida Bulls and the No. 25 West Virginia Mountaineers battle in a clash of Big East conference rivals at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium (7:45 pm ET, ESPN).

On Saturday, South Florida lost its last game 13-9 against conference rival Syracuse Orangemen. The 22 combined points kept the score under the total, while South Florida failed to cover as an 8-point favorite.

Against the UNLV Running Rebels, West Virginia was a 49-10 winner in their most recent outing at home. The score went over the total and they cashed as a 27–point favorite.

West Virginia is 4-1 SU and 3-1 ATS, while South Florida is 3-2 SU and 1-3 ATS this season.

West Virginia is 9-1 SU in October and 7-3 SU in the Big East, while South Florida is 4-6 SU in October and 4-6 SU in the conference.

On the road, the total has gone over in 4 of South Florida’s last 5 games, and South Florida is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road. At home, West Virginia is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games.

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Alabama Crimson vs. Arkansas Razorbacks – NCAA College Football Preview

September 24, 2010

On Saturday (3:30 pm ET, CBS), the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide play their first conference game when they visit the No. 10 Arkansas Razorbacks in NCAA College Football action.

The Crimson Tide has over/under total 55 and they are 7.5-point favorites in the NCAA football odds.

Over the years, the SEC West rivals have had some great matchups, with neither team having a big edge head-to-head. In the past 10 meetings, the Crimson Tide is 6-4 SU and both teams are 5-5 ATS.

Last season, the team met once, with the Alabama cashing as a 17.5-point home favor and winning 35-7. Under the total of 55.5, went the score.

Hammering the Duke Blue Devils 62-13 on Saturday, Alabama won big last weekend. The score went well over the total and the tide covered as a 24-point favorite.

On Saturday, Arkansas won its last game 31-24 against the Georgia Bulldogs, cashing as a 1.5-point underdog. The score went over the total.

3 straight games are won by Alabama (3-0 SU, 3-0 ATS). 3 straight games are also won by Arkansas.

Both overall and on the road, Alabama is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games. In the last 5 games at home, Arkansas is 5-0 SU.

NCAA Football Betting: Public jumping on BYU’s big spread

September 30, 2008

The undefeated BYU Cougars visit the unranked Utah State Aggies in College Football action on Friday.

No. 8 BYU is a 28½-point favorite at Sportingbet.com, and despite the huge spread, Public Betting information indicates nearly 72 per cent of bettors are backing the Cougars.

But that shouldn’t come as a surprise considering the Cougars are a perfect 7-0 SU against Utah over the past seven meetings. Two seasons ago, BYU blanked Utah 38-0 as a 15-point home favorite.

BYU quarterback QB Max Hall continued his winning ways, throwing three touchdowns as the Cougars shut out Wyoming 44-0 in Week 4. The Cougars (4-0 SU, 2-1 ATS) covered the 29-point spread and the score went under the total of 52.

Utah State (1-3 SU, 2-2 ATS) put up 35 points in the second half in Week 4 en route to an easy 42-17 win over Idaho. The Aggies had no trouble covering the 5-point spread and the score went over the total of 58.5.

BYU is 5-0 SU in its past five both overall and on the road. The total has gone over in four of BYU’s past six on the road. Utah State is 4-2 ATS in its past six but 2-7 ATS in its past nine at home.

BYU has no significant injuries, while Utah will be without fullback Jacob Actkinson, who’s out for the season with a shoulder injury.

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NCAA Football Betting: Bettors like Bulls over Panthers

September 30, 2008

The Pittsburgh Panthers take on the No. 10-ranked South Florida Bulls in a clash of surging NCAA Football teams on Thursday at Raymond James Stadium (7:45 pm ET, ESPN).

 

The undefeated Bulls are a 13½-point favorite in NCAA Football Betting Odds at Sportingbet.com.

 

According to Public Betting information, South Florida is getting 63 per cent of the early action on the game, with 453 bets placed on the Bulls compared to 262 for the Panthers. 

 

South Florida has a slight edge head-to-head, going 3-2 SU and ATS over the past five meetings. The teams last squared off on Nov. 24 last season, when the Bulls beat the Panthers 48-37 as 10 point road favorites. The score soared over the total of 45½.

 

Last week, LaRod Stephens-Howling scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to pace Pittsburgh (3-1 SU, 0-4 ATS) to a 34-24 win over Syracuse. The Panthers failed to cover the 14-point spread, and the score went over the total of 48.

 

South Florida (5-0 SU, 1-3 ATS) racked up 31 first-half points en route to a 41-10 victory over North Carolina State in Week 5. South Florida covered the 10-point spread, and the 51 points made it over the total of 45.

 

Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its past five, but 2-6 SU in its past eight on the road. South Florida is 11-2 SU in its past 13 at home.

 

On the injury front, Panthers’ linebacker Shane Murray (knee) is day-to-day and defensive lineman Doug Fulmer Jr. (knee) is out for the season. For the Bulls, LB Lucas Darr (ankle) is day-to-day.

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NCAA Football Betting: No. 22 Illinois at No. 12 Penn State

September 24, 2008

The No. 22 Illinois Fighting Illini take on the No. 12 Penn State Nittany Lions in a battle of Big Ten rivals on Saturday at Beaver Stadium (8 pm ET, ABC).

Penn State is a 14.5-point favorite in College Football betting odds at Sportingbet.com, which will have Live Betting available for the game.

The Nittany Lions have a commanding 7-2 SU and 6-3 edge over the past 10 meetings with Illinois, although the Fighting Illini won their last meeting 27-20 as 3-point road underdogs on Sept. 29 last season.

Illinois (2-1 SU, 0-2 ATS) has won two straight. Penn State is undefeated (4-0 SU, 3-0 ATS).

Illinois held on to beat LA-Lafayette 20-17 in Week 3, failing to cover the 25.5-point spread. The score went under the total of 62.

Daryll Clark tossed two touchdown passes as Penn State had little trouble beating Temple 45-3 in Week 4. Penn State easily covered the 28.5-point spread, while the final score of 48 went under the total of 54.

Penn State is 12-1 SU in its past 13 at home. The total has gone over in four of Illinois’s past five on the road. Illinois is 6-2 SU in its past eight.

Illinois injuries include tackle Ryan Palmer (foot surgery; 3-4 weeks), safety Donsay Hardeman (knee surgery; questionable), and defensive tackle Sirod Williams (torn right ACL; out for season).

Penn State injuries include tight end Mickey Shuler (sprained left ankle; probable), offensive lineman Mike Lucian (sprained left ankle; questionable); and tackle Ako Poti (knee; questionable).

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NCAA Football Betting: No. 8 Alabama at No. 3 Georgia

September 24, 2008

The No. 8 Alabama Crimson Tide visit the No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs in a battle of undefeated SEC rivals on Saturday night (7:45 pm ET, ESPN).

Georgia is a 7-point favorite in NCAA Football betting odds at Sportingbet.com, which will also have Live Betting available for the game.

The Bulldogs have the upper hand head-to-head, going 3-1 SU and ATS over the past four meetings. The teams last squared off on Sept 22, 2007, when Georgia won 26-23 as 3-point road favorites.

Last Saturday, Javier Arenas and Justin Woodall scored on long interception returns for touchdowns as Alabama rolled to a 49-14 win over the Arkansas Razorbacks. The Tide covered the 9.5-point spread, and the score went over the total of 47.5.

Georgia scored 21 points in the second quarter of their 27-10 win over the Arizona State Sun Devils in Week 4. Georgia covered the 7-point spread, while the score fell under the total.

Alabama is 4-0 SU and 3-1 ATS and Georgia is 4-0 SU and 2-0-1 ATS.

The total has gone under in five of Alabama’s past seven on the road. Alabama is 8-4 ATS in its past 12 on the road. Georgia is 5-0 SU in its past five, both overall and at home.

Alabama injuries include punter Heath Thomas (bruised foot; questionable) and linebacker Ezekial Knight (heart condition; out for season).

The Bulldogs have huge number of injuries, including: tight end Tripp Chandler (sprained neck; probable), defensive end Roderick Battle (neck; questionable), wide receiver Walter Hill (hand; questionable); and offensive lineman Chris Little (foot; out for season).

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NCAA Football Betting: No. 21 West Virginia at Colorado

September 17, 2008

The No. 21 West Virginia Mountaineers visit the Colorado Buffaloes, a team besieged by injuries, Thursday night at Folsom Field (8:30 pm ET, ESPN).

West Virginia will be trying to bounce back after its worst offensive performance in seven years last week, a 24-3 upset loss to unranked East Carolina, a game in which the Mountaineers were 8-point favorites. The loss dropped West Virginia from No. 8 all the way down to No. 21 (AP Top 25).

The Mountaineers are a 3-point favorite in NCAA College Football betting odds at Sportingbet.com. The over/under total is 57.

The Big 12 conference Buffaloes had to rally to beat FCS Eastern Washington, 31-24, last weekend. Colorado is undefeated at 2-0 SU and 1-0 ATS.

West Virginia is 10-8 against Big 12 opponents, and is 16-3 SU in its past 19 overall on the road. West Virginia is 4-1 ATS in its past five on the road. The total has gone under in five of West Virginia’s past seven on the road. Colorado is 4-2 SU in its past six at home.

West Virginia injuries include wide receiver Wes Lyons (knee, out indefinitely) and linebacker Reed Williams (shoulder, probable).

The injury list is much longer for the banged-up Buffaloes: Guard Devin Head (one-game suspension served), Tight end Riar Geer (two-game suspension served/knee surgery), and cornerbacks Anthony Wright (ankle) and Jimmy Smith (back spasms) are probable. Running back Brian Lockridge (sports hernia surgery) is out indefinitely.

Linebacker Lynn Katoa (disciplinary), defensive end Drew Hudgins (knee surgery), guard Mike Iltis (knee surgery), and linebacker Jon Major (knee surgery) will all miss the entire season, as will five other players who are academically ineligible.

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NCAA College Football betting: LSU at Auburn

September 15, 2008

Two Tigers go to battle Saturday night when SEC West rivals LSU and Auburn square off at Jordan-Hare Stadium (7:45 pm ET, ESPN).

LSU is a 3-point favorite in Sportingbet.com NCAA Football odds.

Both teams are undefeated. The No. 6 LSU Tigers have won two straight while the ninth-ranked Auburn Tigers have rattled off three wins in a row to start the 2008 NCAA College Football season.

LSU is 21-2 SU in its past 23, but Auburn has won four of the past five meetings with LSU at home.

Louisiana State had no trouble dispatching of North Texas in Week 3, a 41-3 win on Saturday. Despite the lopsided score, LSU failed to cover the 42-point spread, and the score went under the 59.5-point total.

Auburn beat Mississippi State 3-2 (yes, it was football not soccer). The Tigers didn’t manage to cover the 10-point spread in that contest, while the score fell well below the total of 38.5.

LSU is 21-2 SU in its past 23 and 6-1 SU in its past seven on the road. The total has gone under in sox of the past seven meetings. Auburn is 5-0 SU in its past five at home.

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NCAA College Football Picks: Ohio State at USC

September 9, 2008

Two top five NCAA Football teams collide this weekend when the No. 5-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes visit the No. 1 USC Trojans at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on On Saturday night (8 pm ET, ABC).

The Trojans are a 10-point favorite at Sportingbet.com, a recommended sports betting website.

Ohio State (2-0 SU, 0-1 ATS) beat state-rival Ohio Bobcats 26-14 last week, failing to cover the 34.5-point spread. The score went under the total of 47.

The unimpressive win over the unranked Bobcats dropped Ohio State from third to fifth in the polls.

SoCal (1-0 SU, 1-0 ATS) had a bye last week. In Week 1, the Trojans hammered Virginia 52-7, easily covering the 20.5-point spread.

On the injury front, Buckeyes’ running back Chris Wells (right foot), safety Jamario O’Neal (served two-game suspension) and defensive back Donald Washington (served two-game suspension) are all listed as probable for Saturday’s game. Guard Kyle Mitchum (sprained left foot) is out indefinitely.

For the Trojans, linebacker Luthur Brown (sore back) is probable for Saturday’s game, while wide receiver Vidal Hazelton (ankle) and linebacker Michael Morgan (shoulder) are both questionable. Linebacker Chris Galippo (back) is expected to miss the game, and center Michael Reardon (right hip) is out indefinitely.

Pick: USC

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NCAA College Football Picks: Kansas Jayhawks at South Florida Bulls

September 8, 2008

The No. 13-ranked Kansas Jayhawks visit the No. 19 South Florida Bulls in a clash of unbeaten teams Friday night at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa (8 pm ET, ESPN2).

South Florida is a 4-point favorite at Sportingbet.com, a London, England-based online sportsbook.

Both teams – Kansas, Big 12; South Florida, Big East – are 2-0 SU to start the NCAA College Football season.

The Bulls will be the Jayhawks’ first ranked, regular-season, non-conference opponent since Kansas hosted UCLA in 2001. The 14th-ranked Bruins bombed KU 41-17.

Kansas shutout Lousiana Tech in Week 2, 29-0, allowing the Jayhawks to cover the 21-point spread. The score went under the total of 52.5.

South Florida scored a TD in overtime in Week 2 to secure a 31-24 win over Central Florida. The Bulls failed to cover the 13.5-point spread, while the score went over the total of 47.5.

The teams last met on Sept. 23, 2006, when Kansas won 13-7 as a 3.5-point home favorite.

Kansas is 5-0 SU and ATS in its past five on the road, and 14-1 SU in its past 15 overall. South Florida is 10-2 SU in its past 12 on the road.

Pick: Kansas

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