Betting Recap: Last Week College Football Picks, Trends & More

Swinging Johnson

Monday, October 19, 2015 12:17 PM GMT

Monday, Oct. 19, 2015 12:17 PM GMT

Let's take a look back at what happened last week along with the college football odds from last week while looking towards to Week 8 and see which teams are worth betting.

Michigan State vs. Michigan
It wasn't just an improbable finish it was an impossible finish! This storied rivalry appeared as though the Wolverines would write the latest chapter with the score 23-21 in their favor and 10 seconds remaining on the scoreboard. Michigan would punt the ball from the Spartans 47 and prepare for one last gasp by the MSU offense. The stands were rocking a sea of blue and gold and the Big House was electric with anticipation of a wild celebration. But a not-so-funny thing happened on the way to Michigan's sixth win of the season. The snap was bobbled by Wolverines' punter Blake O'Neill who was hit by MSU's Grayson Miller as he frantically tried to regain control. Spartan Jalen Watts-Jackson was in exactly the right place at the right time who saw the bounce into his lovin' arms as he took the rock and ran 38-yards into the history books. Final Score: MSU 27 - MU 23

Now for a fan with no financial skin in this game the ending proved to be either delirious or disastrous. But for those who included Michigan or Michigan State in their College Football Picks the game was already decided. The college football odds makers had installed Michigan as 7 ½ point favorites and with only a two-point lead and time winding down the MSU cover was really a fait accompli either way.

However, this ending was a happy one for bookmakers who saw all those teasers that won with either Michigan -1 ½ or MSU + 13 ½ now cover only in favor of Michigan State. Or one could make the case that were many who either bet Michigan on the money line alone or as part of a parlay. Those wagers also went up in smoke the moment Watts-Jackson broke the plane of the endzone. It was a fairytale finish for the Spartans but a Stephen King ending for the Wolverines.

 

You Better Shop Around
The Boston College Eagles were hopelessly out of their game against Clemson on Saturday afternoon but when the College Football Odds makers give that team a 17-point head start bettors are still on the edge of their seats. And such was the case when the Eagles' Jeff Smith bulldozed his way into the Clemson endzone to make the score 34-17 in favor of the Tigers. And that's the way it remained as Clemson did exactly what the oddsmakers said they would do which proved to be a push for any and all who bet either side giving or getting 17 points. But what about those bettors who can't resist a bargain however slight it may be? And that is the point of all this which is to illustrate how important it is to get the best number you can find especially on number like 17 that are a combination of a touchdown and a field goal.

That's why we always say don't limit yourself to one out. Have many shops from which you can choose and get the best number possible because even a half point can make all the difference in the world. Just ask anyone who bet BC or Clemson yesterday.

 

Baylor's Roll Continues
It was a game that included all sorts of milestones for the Baylor Bears. Baylor tied the record for most consecutive 60 plus point games set by Oklahoma in 2008 when they shellacked the West Virginia Mountaineers 62-38 on Saturday. Baylor also won its FBS-best 19th consecutive home game. The meeting was a measure of revenge for the Bears who dropped their only game of 2014 to West Virginia and saw their College Football Playoff hopes dashed because of it.

Wide receiver Corey Coleman caught his best in the nation 16th touchdown pass and broke the school's single season TD reception record only midway through the season. Seth Russell became only the second quarterback in Baylor history to throw for at least 300 yards and gain 100 yards rushing with RGIII being the other. And for those betting the game if you had Baylor you had a cover as they were installed as 20-point favorites.

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