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College Football Betting: Biggest Over Teams 2019

Written by:
C Costigan
Published on:
Dec/13/2019

In our previous article we looked at the teams that have played the most games ‘Under’ the total during the college football season.  Now we’ll look at the teams that have played the most games ‘Over’ the total. 

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To go ‘Over’ consistently the formula is pretty obvious—you have to have a good offense and a bad defense.  There are some exceptions and they’re favored to win the College Football Playoffs.  LSU played 8 OV and 5 UN.  That’s not going to get them on this list but they’re close at least.  Much of that has to do with the perception of LSU from previous seasons when they had a strong defense but sometime anemic offense. There was a point when only ‘big’ college football games had posted totals.  Today, a first rate sportsbook such as BetOnline.ag will have totals on every game on the board.  There’s never been a better time to wager on college football totals.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL BETTING—BIGGEST ‘OVER’ TEAMS

SMU (9 OVER, 2 UNDER 1 PUSH): SMU has a pretty good season going 10-2 SU/7-5 ATS but they’re the perfect prototype for an ‘Over’ team.  They had a decent offense tied for #6 in scoring offense with 43 PPG.  They had a miserable defense tied for #99 in scoring defense at 31.8 PPG.  The Mustangs were fortunate that they played a really lousy schedule.  They lost to Navy and Memphis—the Memphis loss was a final score of 54-48.  That’s pretty typical of SMU’s season though they were on the right side of most outcomes.  SMU opened the season with 7 straight ‘Overs’ and went ‘Over’ in 9 of their first 10 with one push.  They finally went ‘Under’ in their final two games of the year.  It was more a case of the linesmakers finally getting the valuations right than the Mustangs stepping up in class.  SMU’s final four games had totals of 70+ points.  The Mustangs will play Florida Atlantic in the Boca Raton Bowl and the game has another 70 point total.  Florida Atlantic has a pretty good defense ranked #33 in scoring defense allowing 22.3 PPG.  Probably another good opportunity for an ‘Under’.

MASSACHUSETTS (9 OVER, 3 UNDER): UMASS won’t be found anywhere near a bowl game.  There’s a good reason for that—they were arguably the worst team in the country this year going 1-11 SU/2-10 ATS.  Unlike SMU, the Minutemen didn’t have a good offense—they had a defense that flat out sucked.  UMASS had the worst scoring defense in college football allowing 52.7 PPG.  That’s over 11 points more than the second worst defense in college football (New Mexico State allowing 41 PPG).    The Minutemen had the #117 scoring offense at 19.8 PPG.  UMASS went ‘Under’ in their second game of the year losing 45-20 against Southern Illinois with a total of 78.5.  Their other two games ‘Under’ the total were in blowout losses where the Minutemen didn’t do anything on offense. They lost 44-0 at Florida International (70 total) and at Northwestern 45-6 (57.5 total).   UMASS is a mess and there’s not really any end in sight.  Kind of a shame since at one point they were a 1-AA/FCS powerhouse but have been an absolute grease fire at the FBS level.

MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE (9 OVER, 3 UNDER): Middle Tennessee State was a bad team finishing 4-8.  Not UMASS bad but the same general dynamic though their offense would be more correctly categorized as ‘mediocre’ at T-86 with 26.3 PPG.  The defense was also mediocre though a more correct term would be ‘bad but lucky’.  They had the #82 scoring defense allowing 29.9 PPG but the #114 total defense allowing 459.3 yards per game.  MTSU is one year removed from a bowl game as the Blue Raiders finished the 2018 regular season at 8-5 before they were bludgeoned 45-13 by Appalachian State in the New Orleans Bowl.

VIRGINIA (9 OVER, 4 UNDER):  The University of Virginia is an unlikely candidate for an ‘Over’ team since they’ve been known for a stout defense during the tenure of Bronco Mendenhall.  Mendenhall earned his stripes as BYU’s head coach.  He can’t be happy with the Cavaliers defensive performance this season as they ended up ranked #59 in scoring defense allowing 26.5 PPG.  They had a decent offense ranked #43 in scoring offense allowing 32.4 PPG.  Virginia went ‘Over’ in 5 straight and 6 of 7 to close out the season.  Virginia will play Florida in the Orange Bowl and it’s doubtful that the porous Cavs defense will be able to contain the Gators #36 ranked scoring defense that averaged 33 PPG this season.  Mendenhall’s reputation as a defensive coach has kept this total down and this should be another ‘Over’ for UVA.

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