We already have Week 1 lines to look at and consider. Obviously, it’s hard for a lot of people to tie up money more than seven months in advance, but line value is line value regardless of what the date on the calendar says.
When one door closes, another door opens. You’ve heard that expression before, right? Well, when one season ends, another one begins. Odds are already out for the 2018 College Football Playoff National Champion, even though the ink is barely dry on all of the newspapers celebrating Clemson’s title.
Alabama is favored by 6.5 points and the total is down to 50.5 in a rematch of last year’s 45-40 championship game where Clemson got the backdoor cover late in the game.
For this week, we’ll look at the Monday game between Oklahoma and Auburn, where the Sooners are favored by three and the total on the game is 63.5.
Just one game this week, although it’s one of the big ones, with Washington facing off against Alabama in the Peach Bowl for a shot at the national championship.
We moved to 11-5-1 on the season here with wins by Wyoming and Idaho and still have Navy +5 pending, as we had the short end of the line on all three games. This week, we’ll look at two games, both of which will be played Friday, Dec. 30.
Once again we’ll look at two games here this week, beginning with Tuesday’s game between Boise State and Baylor. The Broncos are favored by 7.5 and the total on the game is 67.
The quality and the quantity of the bowl games is about to step up a notch, as a number of the smaller bowl games are in the books, and we’ll start seeing three and four games a lot of days, which can get a number of bettors into trouble.
In what’s been the lone bright spot of the season, we moved to 9-5-1 on these plays with Army and Navy managing to stay under the total last week. Due to having games all throughout the week, we’ll look at several different games in this article.
The first game we’ll look at is Saturday’s contest between Arkansas State and Central Florida. The Knights enjoyed a great comeback after last season’s debacle and will be playing at home for this one and are favored by 5.5 with a total of 50.
When it comes to the college bowl games one thing a handicapper has to do is try and get a read on the teams and their bowl assignments. Some teams are thrilled to be playing in any bowl game, while others can’t be particularly thrilled with where they ended up. The result is often a somewhat lackluster showing against an excited team.
The Florida Gators let us down in the second half last week, as we fall to 8-5-1 with the College System Plays of the Week. We’re somewhat limited this week, with just the one game, unless you’re going to be betting any of the FCS or Division II or III games, but we’ll stick with the Army vs. Navy game.