Say goodbye to the summer and hello to the college football season. From Troy vs. Bowling Green to Miami-FLA vs. Florida State, we've got you covered with the trends every capper will need for Week 1.
It’s Week 1 of college football trends. All quoted records are against the point spread and exclude pushes except when Over/Under is specified. All trends and angles compiled by the handicappers at OffshoreInsiders.com
The Trojans are 15-5 their last 20 on grass, 7-3 as road favorites and on an 18-8 overall run. The Falcons have dropped 14-of-16 at home, yet are 7-2 their last nine in the rare roll of home underdog.
South Carolina-NC State
The Wolfpack are 7-0 on grass, but 7-19 their last 26 as a favorite.
North Texas-Ball State
The Mean Green are 8-20 in September and 8-21 as road double digit dogs. They’ve lost 20-of-26 outside the conference but are actually 4-1 their last five on grass. The Cardinals sport a 10-1 September record and have covered 8-of-13 as a favorite.
The Aggies are 9-19 outside the conference. The Utes have won 7-of-8 on field turf and are 20-6 as double digit favorites. They have also covered 25-of-34 non-conference games.
The Ducks are 14-6 on turf and 11-5 as road underdogs. The Broncos are a sensational 15-3 their last 18 laying 3.5-10 including eight straight covers at home. Overall, they are 40-17 on the blue turf.
The Golden Hurricane is 7-3 as a double digit favorite. The Green Wave are 4-10 as home underdogs and 3-8 as double digit home underdogs. They are 7-23 in conference contests.
The Rockets are 4-10 in September and 4-12 their last 16 highway contests. The Boilermakers are 3-9 to the MAC.
The Zips are 11-23 as double digit road underdogs. However, they have covered four straight non-conference games. Penn State is 15-5 as double digit favorites. They are 6-1 to the MAC.
The Midshipmen are 53-22 on the road. Ohio State has dropped 6-of-7 at home.
The Wildcats are 7-1 outside the conference. They are 16-5 their last 21 in the month of September. The Redhaws are on a 4-10 overall skid including 2-8 on grass.
The Golden Gophers are 6-1 on the road. The Orangemen are 7-16 as an underdog and 3-8 at home.
The Hilltoppers have dropped 5-of-6 overall, while the Vols are 8-18 their last 26 as home favorites.
The Wolfpack are 17-7 their last 24 on grass, but 3-8 the last 11 road games. The Fighting Irish are 6-13 at home and 1-8 as double digit home favorites.
The Bulldogs have covered four straight as an underdog. OSU is 6-0 as home favorites and 41-20 overall as a favorite.
Baylor is on a 5-0 run, while the Demon Deacons are 7-3 as home favorites.
The Broncos are 7-15 overall, while the Wolverines are 8-20 as home favorites. They’ve dropped seven straight as favorites overall.
San Jose State-USC
The Spartans are on a 0-5 skid, while the Trojans are 23-6 the last 29 outside the Pac 10. Southern Cal is 35-17 their last 52 at home.
The Tigers are 8-2 outside the conference. The Fighting Illini are 0-7 as favorites of 3.5-10.
The Owls are 21-6 in the conference and 15-7 as underdogs. The Blazers are 2-10 as favorites.
Middle Tennessee State-Clemson
MTSU is 6-1 outside the conference. The Tigers are 4-11 their last 15 as home favorites and 4-10 their last 14 overall.
The Black Knights are 6-21 as underdogs of 3.5-10. The Eagles have dropped 24-of-30 games outside the conference. EMU is 2-8 their last 10 at home.
The Huskies are 8-3 as double digit road underdogs. The Badgers are 13-5 outside of the Big 10.
The Warhawks are 17-7 on the road, but 15-33 their last 48 road games. Texas is 6-1 outside the conference and 17-7 as home double digit favorites.
New Mexico-Texas A&M
The Lobos are 2-7 on the road, while the Aggies have lost 7-of-10 overall.
Brigham Young is 1-7 their last eight overall, while the Sooners are 9-1 in September and on a 6-1 overall run. OU is also 19-7 as double digit favorites.
The Huskies are 13-6 as favorites. UConn is also on a 29-14 tear in non-conference games. The Bobcats are 15-5 on grass.
The FAU Owls are 6-13 as road underdogs and 4-12 as double digit dogs. They’ve also failed five straight to the Big 12. The Cornhuskers are 3-8 their last 11 as home favorites.
The Bulldogs are 17-35 as road underdogs, 8-20 outside the conference, and 5-21 as double digit road underdogs. The Tigers are 5-12 home favorites and 2-10 as double digit home favorites. They’ve dropped 9-of-10 overall.
San Diego State-UCLA
The Aztecs are 3-7 their last 10 outside the conference and 1-9 their last 10 to the Pac 10. The Bruins are 10-3 to the Mountain West and 21-7 their last 28 at home. They’ve also covered 19-of-28 on grass.
Idaho-New Mexico State
Idaho 5-13 as underdog, 7-19 the last 26 overall. New Mexico State is 8-18 as home favorites.
The Cardinal are 3-11 in the month of September, while Washington State is 0-6 when they see you in September. Stanford is 10-4 in the series including 5-1 in Pullman.
Va Tech is 10-3 as an underdog, but 2-8 outside the conference.
Buffalo-Texas El Paso
The Bulls are 10-1 as underdogs and 8-1 their last nine on fake surfaces. UTEP is 5-16 as a favorite.
The Chippewas are 30-13 their last 43. The Wildcats are 8-1 their last nine home games. Arizona is also 11-29 when laying the lumber and 7-22 as a home chalk.
The Golden Bears have covered 8-of-9 at home.
The Tigers are 9-2 on turf and 20-of-28 in non-conference games. However they have dropped six straight as double digit favorites. The Huskies are on skids of 18-39 overall, 17-39 at home, 0-8 as an underdog and 0-7 as double digit dogs.
The Rebels are 7-1 their last eight road games and 6-1 as double digit favorites. However as a favorite of any kind, they are 6-13 their last 19. Memphis is 7-2 as double digit home underdogs. The Tigers have dropped 5-of-6 outside the conference.
The rams are 3-9 as road underdogs, but 4-1 their last five on grass. The Buffaloes are 1-6 their last seven on grass.
The Bearcats are 9-1 as an underdog and 20-6 their last 26 as underdogs of 3.5-10. The Scarlet Knights are on a 5-0 grass run.
Miami Florida-Florida State
The Hurricanes are 9-3 as underdogs of 3.5-10. However, they are 7-18 inside the conference.