5 Bet-worthy Things We Learned in College Football Week 7

Sunday, October 15, 2017 12:17 PM UTC

Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017 12:17 PM UTC

College Football Week 7 was not a particularly good one for #8 Washington State, #10 Auburn, defending national champions and #2 Clemson or #25 Navy while Louisville, Central Michigan and Tennessee also lost SU and ATS and have all proven to be good teams to bet against on the collegiate gridiron.

<p style="text-align:center"><strong>Georgia State Wins Outright as Underdog at UL Monroe in Week 7, Now 21-7 ATS L28 Road</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify">Let’s look at five things we saw which became a little more noteworthy from a gambling perspective this past October weekend and offer up what looks like the best early pick from this quintet with Troy Unders a perfect 6-0 to start this season and the Trojans at Georgia State in Sun Belt Conference play in Week 8.</p><p><strong>1—Troy Unders 6-0 to Start Season, Under is Now 9-0 the Last 9 Trojans Regular Season Games</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify">Sun Belt Conference school Troy (4-2 SU, 1-4-1 ATS) has opened the 2017 NCAA Football Regular Season with 6 straight Unders (three at Home, three on the Road) after Third-year Head Coach Neal Brown (13-15-1 ATS) and the Trojans played three consecutive Unders to end last Regular Season—Troy’s Bowl (Dollar General) game with Ohio went Over by 1½ in a 28-23 Troy win (TROY -4½, 51)—meaning the Trojans have played 9 straight Unders now after the Trojans were upset as 19-point Favorites by South Alabama <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/college-football/south-alabama-jaguars-vs-troy-trojans-3187596/">at Veterans Memorial Stadium</a> in Troy, Alabama, 19-8 (S ALA +450 M/L, YouWager) in the Week 7 lid-lifter on Thursday night in a game which saw skinny 7-, 2-, 7- and 11-point quarters and a complete dump of a performance by the hosts after knocking off SEC side LSU a week earlier in Baton Rouge. Go figure. Come to think of it, best not “go figure.” Next up on the Troy schedule? A Week 8 date at Georgia State (3-1 Unders) at Georgia State Stadium (AT) in Atlanta in game which saw Troy win 31-21 in Alabama last season and also go Under the closing 55 Total, despite a 46-point 2nd Half (Troy led 6-0 at Halftime). And with 9 of L11 Regular Season Road games the Trojans have played going Under, looking at the Total in that Sun Belt Conference game seems wise.</p><p><strong>2—Dog Breath: Tennessee Has Definitely Become Weekly Fade Material, Vols Fall to 3-10-2 L15 ATS</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify">After <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/college-football/south-carolina-gamecocks-vs-tennessee-volunteers-3188145/">losing to South Carolina, 15-9 in SEC play on Saturday</a> at Home at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville in Week 7 (TENN -2½), Tennessee (3-3 SU, 1-5 ATS) have become an auto-fade team and are now a money-burning 3-10-2 ATS their L15 lined games (20%) overall. Fifth-year Head Coach Butch Jones (24-28-1 ATS) and the Volunteers are 4-11 ATS their L15 Regular Season games and head to Bryant-Denny Stadium (Grass) in Tuscaloosa this coming Saturday to face—hide the women and children please—#1 Alabama in Week 8 to get made into some kind of pumpkin pie or pork paella dish or something (TENN 2-7 ATS L9 vs ALA). The Volunteers—who started redshirt Freshman Jarrett Guarantano at QB against the Gamecocks—have not scored a TD in 10 quarters now dating back to the 2nd Quarter of their Week 5 win against UMass and after the Loss to South Carolina, ESPN300 RB Lyn-J Dixon (#168 Overall Prospect), who had committed to Tennessee on June 24, said via Twitter that he is re-opening his recruitment. Ruh-roh.</p><p><strong>3—Broken Chips: Central Michigan Drops to 4-13 ATS L17 After Home Loss to Toledo in Week 7 in MAC Action</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify">When the walls come tumblin’ down. Central Michigan (3-3 SU, 2-4 ATS) were 9-point Underdogs (-117, BetOnline) <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/college-football/toledo-rockets-vs-central-michigan-chippewas-3188146/">vs. Toledo on Homecoming on Saturday in Week 7</a> and the Chippewas lost, 30-10, meaning CMU is now an anemic 4-13 ATS the L17 (23.5%) with 3rd-year Head Coach John Bonamego (14-16 ATS) off to an 0-3 ATS start at Home at Kelly/Shorts Stadium (FieldTurf) in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, although the Chips have gone 12-5 SU and a profitable 13-4 ATS from Week 6 on out the L5 seasons. The MAC Conference schedule sees Central Michigan heading to Muncie, Indiana and Ball State (2-4 SU, 2-3-1 ATS) this Saturday in Week 8 (CMU 0-3 ATS L3) as the visitors will look for their first Road Conference ATS cover since a midseason game against Northern Illinois at DeKalb in 2016. Fade Central Michigan.</p><p><strong>4—Louisville Fade-Able 1-10 ATS L11 After Cards SU Loss as 19-Point Home Fave vs. Boston College in ACC Play</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify">When you lose SU to Boston College (+725 Moneyline, 5Dimes) at Home as Louisville did on Saturday in Week 7 as huge 19-point favorites, then you know you have some issues son and 7th-year Head Coach Bobby Petrino (47-39-1 ATS) really do after falling to the Eagles, 45-42 at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium in Louisville <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/college-football/boston-college-eagles-vs-louisville-cardinals-3187452/">in Week 7 play on Saturday afternoon.</a> The Cardinals are now 1-10 ATS their L11 and Louisville has also now L2 in a row SU after falling at NC State in ACC play in Week 6. Next up for 2016 Heisman Trophy-winner Lamar Jackson and Louisville in Week 8 is a Road date at Doak Campbell Stadium (Grass) in Tallahassee with Florida State (2-3 SU, 0-3-1 ATS) and a game the Cardinals (4-3 SU, 1-6 ATS) will need to find a way to win to avoid suddenly falling to the .500 mark (LOU 5-2 ATS L7 vs FSU).</p><p><strong>5—Georgia State Moves to Profitable 21-6 ATS L27 Road After Outright Win as Underdog at UL Monroe on Saturday</strong></p><p>With its 47-27 upset win as a Road underdog (GSU +145 M/L, BetOnline) over UL Monroe at JPS Field at Malone Stadium in <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/college-football/georgia-state-panthers-vs-louisiana-monroe-warhawks-3187450/">Monroe, Louisiana on Saturday night in Week 7</a> Sun Belt Conference play, Georgia State (2-2 SU/ATS) improved to a stellar 21-6 ATS the L27 on the Road (77.7%) and may be the best-hidden gem Trend we learned this week. The next two games up on the schedule for 1st-year Head Coach Sean Elliott (2-2 ATS) and the Panthers are both at Home (Week 8 vs Troy, Week 9 vs South Alabama), so the next chance to back Georgia State (7-1 ATS L8 Conference Road) as a visitor will come in Week 10 at Georgia Southern and the following weekend in Week 11 at Texas State. The Panthers last Loss ATS as a Road team actually came this season in Week 3 in Non-Conference action at State College with Big Ten powers Penn State thumping Georgia State, 56-0, covering ATS as big 37-point Home chalks.</p><h2><strong>NCAAF WEEK 8 EARLY PICK: <a href="http://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=4400&amp;book=BetOnline" rel="nofollow" title="Early Lines at BOL">Troy-Georgia State Under, Saturday, Oct. 21</a></strong></h2><p style="text-align:justify"> </p>
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