The landscape of college football betting is vast and intricate. Teams' performance in certain situations can be a goldmine for those looking to place informed wagers. With the season in full swing, let's examine some of the most interesting statistical patterns emerging:
CFB Week 3 Betting Trends
1. Wyoming: Underdog On The Road
In scenarios where Wyoming takes to the road as the underdog after a week's rest and coming off a performance where they scored between 29 and 35 points, their ATS record stands at an impressive 13-2-0. However, their straight-up record is less promising at 5-10, with an Over/Under record of 7-8-0.
2. Navy: Upsetting the Odds?
Navy's performance on the road as underdogs, especially following a home win against non-conference opponents, has been commendable. Their ATS record for this situation is a stellar 16-3-0, with a balanced SU record of 10-9 and an Over/Under leaning more towards the ‘Over' at 13-6-0.
3. Wake Forest: September Favorites
Wake Forest, when heavily favored by 10 or more points during September Saturdays following a win against a Southeastern opponent, has a surprisingly underwhelming ATS record of 3-12-0. Their SU record is far more robust at 14-1, suggesting they often win but not by the expected margins.
4. Arizona State: Mid-Season Home Struggles
Weeks 4 to 8 haven't been too kind for Arizona State when they play as home underdogs, especially after conceding 27 or more points in their previous game. Their ATS record is, however, positive at 8-2-0, with a fair SU at 7-3, and an Over/Under of 4-6-0.
5. Maryland: Recovery After Non-Conference Games
Maryland, when heavily favored after a non-conference fixture and an ATS loss, shows resilience. They possess a strong ATS record of 8-2-0 and a perfect SU of 10-0. The Over/Under stands at an even 5-5-0.
6. Oklahoma: Favorites and Their Home Comfort
Oklahoma's prowess is evident when they play as massive favorites against non-division rivals after a week's break and following a home win. They have a decent ATS of 13-7-1, an impressive SU of 20-1, but a mixed Over/Under of 10-11-0.
7. Pittsburgh: Road Challenges After a Loss
When Pittsburgh hits the road as favorites with a week's rest after an ATS loss, their record is a positive 10-3-0 ATS and an even more impressive 12-1 SU. However, the Over/Under leans towards the ‘Under' at 5-8-0.
8. Penn State: Mid-Season Defensive Prowess
Penn State's mid-season form, particularly between weeks 4 to 8, shines when they've allowed between 14 to 21 points in the preceding game. Their ATS is 8-3-0, SU stands unbeaten at 11-0, but the Over/Under tilts towards the ‘Under' with a 3-8-0.
9. West Virginia: Non-Division Home Games
Playing at home after a non-division game, particularly coming off an ‘Over', West Virginia has an ATS of 10-4-1. Their SU is laudable at 14-1, with the Over/Under tilting slightly towards ‘Over' at 9-5-1.
In conclusion, these stats shed light on the nuances of college football betting. While past performance isn't always indicative of future results, these insights can certainly help punters make more informed decisions. As always, it's essential to combine these statistics with current season dynamics, player forms, and other relevant factors.