Another season is finally upon us. I bet other sports casually, but go all in for college football. This summer felt like it lasted an eternity but it's over and I'm locked and loaded for week 1. I had an internet problem at my house last year, so my betting was cut short by mid-November, but shouldn't have any such problems this year.
2008 season: 66-49-1 (57.4% win)
For the purpose of cross-promotion, I release my picks on a college football podcast done weekly, usually Monday or Tuesday night. We decided to record it last night (Sunday) because one of the participants is flying to Boise for the UO-BSU game on Thursday. You can keep up with all our podcasts and listen to this week's here
My picks are made at the 41:05 mark, but there's plenty of useful information in the entire podcast. So if you are a diehard college football fan and you have about an hour to spare, give it a listen...the guys put plenty of research into their work and we would all greatly appreciate it!
Here's this week's plays in case you can't listen to the podcast:
NC State (-4) vs South Carolina
Troy (-6.5) @ Bowling Green
North Texas (+17.5) @ Ball St
Boise State (-4) vs Oregon
Georgia (+5) @ Oklahoma St
Oklahoma (-21.5) vs BYU
Texas (-40.5) vs UL-Monroe
LA Tech (+12.5) @ Auburn
Illinois (-6.5) vs Missouri
California (-21.5) vs Maryland
Idaho (+3) @ New Mexico St
Memphis (+17) vs Mississippi
I will flat bet 90% of my plays, but I'll triple play or even more if a line really sticks out at me. I feel the best plays on the board this week are Illinois, Oklahoma, NC State and Troy.
And lastly, I will try to use this thread to continue research I started last season. I look a lot at trends, so some of the topics I'll be approaching include:
- West Coast teams traveling east and vice versa
- Look-aheads: Ranked teams covering or slipping up against cupcakes when they have a strong team as their next opponent
- How Thursday nights affect Saturdays
BOL to all!