Our veteran college football prognosticator shares some of his precise observations on this week’s opening point spreads.Go inside to read his article which will provide you with very valuable insights.
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College Football Week 6 Opening Lines
Let's take a look at this week's college football opening odds, and discuss some pertinent points in that regard. I very much look forward to taking on this challenge on a weekly basis. Furthermore, I would like to share my initial observations when looking at this week's opening numbers, and specifically focus my attention on home underdogs.
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There's currently 55 games listed on the college football week 6 board. Notably, 22 of the 55 games involve home underdogs. That comprises 40% of the entire week's action. That's a tiny increase compared to last week's 21 home underdogs.
Putting those aforementioned numbers into proper perspective, through the first 5 weeks of this college football season, there's been 78 home underdogs or an average of 15.6 per week. Nonetheless, it's to be expected with conference games now taking place in the vast majority of instances, and more parity reigning supreme.
Early on in the year, we always see more non-conference home teams facing either FCS competition or smaller conference teams visiting “Power 5” schools. As a result, there are numerous mismatches favoring home sides, and a smaller portion of teams being installed as home underdogs. For example, rewinding back to the opening week (9/1 thru 9/5), there was a grand total of 6 home underdogs out of 53 lined games, or just 10.9% of the entire card. By the way, in terms of college football picks, home underdogs are 36-39-3 ATS thus far in 2016 and went just 18-60 straight up.
Here's what I was a bit shocked to discover, there's been only 6 upsets in 46 games this season involving home underdogs of 7.0 or more. Additionally, if those were conference games, home underdogs have gone an abysmal 0-20 straight up, and 8-12 ATS. There are 15 home underdogs of 7.0 or more on this week's card, and all of those are conference games. My hypothetical projection, there will be a couple of upsets in those contests, and now it's a matter of my efficient handicapping skills leading me to the right ones.