Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

College Football Betting - Trends and Rivalry Games


In college they have trends and in the pros they have trends. There is one difference between the two though: NCAA teams stay truer to trends than the pros. If a team is1-11 against the spread (ATS) on the first Saturday in October, most of the time that trend holds true. It's funny sometimes because it's like both teams know that trend and it turns out to be a massacre on a Saturday morning. The scary part is that there are trends on anything and everything! First Saturdays, last Saturdays, morning games, night games, afternoon games, temperature trends, color trends, if the quarterback or running back had so many yards the game before trends, you name it, they have a trend for it?and the real scary part is a lot of times they hold true. In the college ranks, studying the trends is a great way to bet.

Rivalry games play a huge part in a point spread. A lot of times the teams are of equal talent and other times one team is really good and the other is rather crappy. But if it's a rivalry game, the point spreads are usually pretty low no matter how good or bad the teams are. A quick example: In 1996, when Jake "The Snake" Plummer was playing for Arizona State and had that great team, they played their rival Arizona at Arizona. At the time, Arizona State was ranked in the top 3 while Arizona was struggling to win 5 games.

I was figuring the point spread to be in the minus 20's for Arizona State. My mouth dropped when I saw the opening line: Arizona State -7. I said to myself that can't be right but in fact it was. I thought to myself, even being alumni of the University of Arizona, this was a no brainer bet, Arizona State all the way. Arizona State had a chance to be National Champs and even though Arizona was their rival it should be a blowout. For the first half, it was a close game; I actually believe it was tied at halftime. But in the end Arizona St. did blow them out 56-14.

A minus 7-point spread just shows how big a rivalry game is to a point spread. If you look at the rest of the games in that series since that 1996 game, not one game is decided by more than 10 points! Rivalry games usually stay rather close. Look at Florida/Tennessee, those games are usually real close and those point spreads are just as close. Be careful with rivalry games, even though a team is much better than the other, doesn't mean a for sure victory.

Leo Mendelsohn
Thehooks
http://www.thehooksfootballpicks.com
Guaranteed NFL and College football picks with the best price/guarantee combination in the business. Free football picks every week from Thehooks Book Ezine, which is free to join. Thehooks is your one stop source for college football and NFL information.


MORE RESOURCES:

Syracuse.com

Albany makes bad bets on casino gambling and a legislative pay raise: Stephen ...
Syracuse.com
Yet that is exactly what New York state is about to do in awarding sites for casino gambling. Casino gambling is a sinking ship. In New Jersey, casino revenue tanked 45 percent, or $2.3 billion, in the past seven years. Trump's Taj Mahal is the fourth ...



RU Daily Targum

Experts analyze benefits of horse racing, casino gambling in New Jersey
RU Daily Targum
Nowhere in New Jersey can one find casino gambling and horseback racing in the same place. This is putting pressure on both industries, according to a study entitled “2014 State of the New Jersey Horse Racing Industry” by Karyn Malinowski, professor ...



Thomas Sweetz: Will gambling continue to provide governments with tax revenue?
Allentown Morning Call
Pennsylvania's 13th casino will be Live! Hotel & Casino in Philadelphia, a $425 million project approved this week by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. Pennsylvania's 13th casino will be Live! Hotel & Casino in Philadelphia, a $425 million project ...



The Star-Ledger

Rutgers: Adding casino gambling to race tracks would benefit all of New Jersey
The Star-Ledger
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — The Rutgers Equine Science Center released "2014 State of the New Jersey Horse Racing Industry", a follow-up to the 2009 white paper which reported the impact of slot machines and video lottery terminals on the horse racing ...



Watchdog Wire

Texas Legislature Considering A Measure Legalizing Casino Gambling
Watchdog Wire
A measure that would establish a Texas Gaming Commission and that would allow that commission to establish casino gambling in resort areas, cities with more than 675,000 people and existing pari-mutuel horse tracks, has been introduced to the state ...
Measure Would Allow Casino Gambing in TexasWOAI.com

all 2 news articles »


Casino Scam Report

Taiwan Seeks to Finalize Casino Gambling Bill for 2015
Casino Scam Report
Taiwan Seeks to Finalize Casino Gambling for 2015 A discussion that would lead to the approval of casino gambling is set to take place next month in Taiwan. The parliament is going to look at the drafted bill that has been put together, and if approved ...



Fox News

Will all bets be off? Massachusetts voters to decide casino gambling's fate
Fox News
A citizen-initiated ballot question this November will give voters a chance to reverse that 2011 decision -- ending casino gambling in the Bay State before it even begins. "The promises of revenue and jobs don't hold up," said John Ribeiro, chairman of ...
EDIT: Massachusetts Ballot Question 3Daily Free Press (subscription)
Ballot Question 3: Expanding prohibitions on gamingMy Fox Boston
You Can Repeal the DealValley Advocate
The Conversation US
all 74 news articles »


Municipal leaders eager to get a piece of the casino gambling action
Asahi Shimbun
Legalized casino gambling would be a “godsend” for Hashimoto and Matsui. The prefectural and municipal governments made it official this spring to push for bringing a casino resort complex to Yumeshima, a man-made island under construction in Osaka ...

and more »


Boston Globe

Voters: Casino gambling is a winner
MetroWest Daily News
PLAINVILLE – Voters dealt casinos the winning hand. Massachusetts voters rejected Question 3 Tuesday, saying yes to the state's fledgling casino industry. The ballot question, which called for repealing the state's 2011 casino gambling law, was ...
Voters approve earned sick time law, vote to keep casino gamblingWorcester Business Journal
Question 3 defeated; Mass. voters opt to keep casino gambling lawWicked Local Easton
Voters leave casino gambling law in placeWicked Local Framingham

all 376 news articles »


Lawmakers support casino gambling on Savannah's Hutchinson Island
Atlanta Business Chronicle
Savannah-based state legislators said Wednesday an effort is in the works to allow gambling casinos on Savannah's Hutchinson Island. The topic surfaced during the Savannah City Council's legislative luncheon on Hutchinson, after Alderman Tom Bordeaux ...

and more »

Google News


Advertisement



Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

Copyright 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.