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College Football 2011 Week 1 Trends

Written by:
Carrie Stroup
Published on:
Aug/29/2011
College Football 2011 Week 1 Trends

Sportsbook.com provides sports bettors with the very best College Football 2011 Week 1 trends.

While college football had its own set of off-the-field issues this past offseason, one thing we could all be sure of was that the university presidents and athletic directors would not be locking out their student-athletes and the season would begin as scheduled the first week of September. Our summer school project was to examine Week 1 results from the last three seasons. Here is a list of 10 situations for Week 1 games that have proven to be very profitable.

NOTE: All stats are based on Week 1 results from 2008-2010.  If a school played its first .game of the season in Week 2, that game is not reflected in this study.

1.In all games with extremely high totals – over 60 – the UNDER is a whopping 12-3.

Potential plays for 2011: UCLA AT HOUSTON, WESTERN MICHIGAN AT MICHIGAN, SOUTH CAROLINA AT EAST CAROLINA, TULSA AT OKLAHOMA

2. In all games with very low totals – 43 or under – the OVER is a strong 8-2.

Potential plays for 2011: NONE

3. When the road team is favored by between 10 and 20 points, these away teams are a near perfect 9-1 ATS.

Potential plays for 2011: SOUTH CAROLINA, KENTUCKY

4. When the home team is favored by between 20 and 30 points, home teams are a solid 15-8 ATS.

Potential plays for 2011: AUBURN, USC, STANFORD, TEXAS, OKLAHOMA, FLORIDA STATE, WEST VIRGINIA, VIRGINIA TECH

5. SEC teams hosting non-BCS schools are an impressive 9-2 ATS.

Potential plays for 2011: AUBURN, ALABAMA, FLORIDA, SOUTH CAROLINA, GEORGIA

6. SEC teams are 7-4 ATS vs. members of other BCS conferences.  However, LSU is 0-2 ATS.

Potential plays for 2011: OLE MISS, LSU

7. Mountain West teams are just 4-7 ATS  vs. members of BCS conferences.

Potential plays AGAINST for 2011: UNLV, TCU, BOISE STATE

8. Teams ranked in the top-5 in the preseason AP poll are a healthy 7-4 ATS.

Potential plays for 2011: OKLAHOMA, ALABAMA, BOISE STATE (NOTE: OREGON AND LSU ARE PLAYING AGAINST EACH OTHER)

9. Teams ranked 6 through 10 in the preseason AP poll are just 3-9 ATS.

Potential plays AGAINST for 2011: FLORIDA STATE, STANFORD, TEXAS A&M, OKLAHOMA STATE, NEBRASKA

10. All teams that finished the previous season ranked 6 through 10 in the final AP poll are 3-8 ATS.

Potential plays AGAINST for 2011: OKLAHOMA, WISCONSIN, LSU, BOISE STATE, ALABAMA

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The North Carolina vs. Notre Dame game featured a line of Fighting Irish -2.5.

What is the Early Line on the Georgia vs. Florida Game October 30?

What is the Early Line on the Georgia vs. Florida Game October 30?

The early line on the Georgia Bulldogs vs. Florida Gators game was set at Bulldogs -6.5 on the road.  We're thinking they're a little off here as our line comes in at -14. 

What is the Early Line on the Iowa vs. Wisconsin Game October 30?

What is the Early Line on the Iowa vs. Wisconsin Game October 30?

The Gambling911.com line on the Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Wisconsin Badgers was coming in at PICK'EM with a slight lean towards Wisconsin due to home field advantage. 

What is the Early Line on the Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Ohio State Buckeyes Game October 30?

There was an early line on the Penn State vs. Ohio State game was Buckeyes -12.5.  The Nittany Lions were upset at home by Illinois.  Gambling911.com has an early line of just -6 favoring Ohio State.

What is the Early Line on the Bears-49ers Game October 31?

What is the Early Line on the Bears-49ers Game October 31?

The Chicago Bears vs. San Francisco 49ers game early line was coming in at -3.5 San Francisco.  San Francisco owned a 2-3 record ahead of Week 7 and were set to host Indianapolis as a -4 home favorite Sunday night.

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