There is a lot to digest when looking over this weekend’s college football schedule. Here are some facts and figures to get the college football betting thought process going and remember for expert advice against the point spread you can get on board with Maddux’s NCAA football picks.
Arizona at Toledo (Friday): Here is a story two teams having trouble covering. Arizona is 1-5 ATS in its last five games, while Toledo is not much better as it has gone 1-5-1 in its last six. But, Arizona is 5-0 against MAC, but has not fared well in road openers, going 0-8.
Western Michigan at Michigan State: Both teams have losing ATS records in its last six games, but the number that stands out here is the total. Western Michigan is on a 12-5 mark for overs, while Michigan State is on a 9-4 mark.
Miami, Ohio at Florida: Miami is 0-5 in its last five September games, while Florida is 6-2 in the same time-frame. Head coach Urban Meyer is 21-8 ATS (+12.2 Units) in the first month of the season in all games he has coached since 1992.
Illinois vs. Missouri (at St. Louis): Illinois is winless in its last five games against Big 12 opponents. Pinkel is 8-1 ATS (+6.9 Units) in road games in the first two weeks of the season as the coach of Missouri.
Colorado State vs. Colorado (at Denver): The underdog is 10-3 ATS, while the road team is 5-1 ATS. Hawkins is 10-2 to the UNDER (+7.8 Units) in the first month of the season as the coach of Colrado.
Connecticut at Michigan: The Wolverines are 0-5 ATS overall, while the Huskies are 7-0 ATS in road games. Rich Rodriguez is 6-17 ATS (-12.7 Units) when playing on a Saturday as the coach of Michigan while Randy Edsall is 65-41 ATS (+19.9 Units) in all lined games as the coach of UCONN
New Mexico at Oregon: Here are some conflicting trends. New Mexico is 4-1 ATS in its last five overall games, while Oregon went 1-4 ATS. But New Mexico is 0-4 ATS in September games, while Oregon is 15-7 ATS in September games The ducks are 14-1 to the OVER (+12.9 Units) in home games in non-conference games since 1992.
UCLA at Kansas State: The Bruins are 5-0 ATS in non-conference games, while the Wildcats are 1-4 ATS in September games. Kansas State has won 20 straight home openers and Snyder is 50-30 ATS (+17.0 Units) in home games in all games he has coached since 1992
Washington at BYU: Washington is 2-8 ATS in road games, and BYU is 5-1 ATS in September games but the Cougars of BYU are just 5-14 ATS (-10.4 Units) in games played on a grass field over the last 3 seasons
Washington State at Oklahoma State: It does not look good for the Cougars, as they have tone 0-4 ATS against Big 12 opponents and 0-4 ATS overall. The Cowboys have not fared much better, going 2-5 ATS in their last seven home games but historically Gundy is 19-9 ATS (+9.1 Units) as a favorite as the coach of OKLAHOMA ST.
Utah State at Oklahoma: The Sooners are 4-0 against Utah State and have scored at least 49 points in each game.
Wisconsin at UNLV: The Rebels are 1-4 ATS in home games at 2-8 ATS overall. The most telling trend is the under is 0-4 in the series. The Rebles have been a terrible bet over the years as UNLV is 49-77 ATS (-35.7 Units) when playing on a Saturday since 1992
SMU at Texas Tech: The Red Raiders are 3-1-1 ATS in September games, while SMU is 3-13-1 ATS against Big 12 opponents. Texas Tech has dominated this series, going 3-1-1 ATS. TEXAS TECH is also 44-24 ATS (+17.6 Units) as a home favorite since 1992.
Maryland vs. Navy (at Baltimore, MD): Maryland is 0-4 ATS in its last four September games and Navy is always a great bet on team most of the time as evidenced by their 110-79 ATS (+23.1 Units) in all games since 1992.