College Football Picks: Top 'Over/Under' Teams for 2014-2015

Joe Catalano

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 4:53 PM GMT

Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015 4:53 PM GMT

Before diving into the best and worst College Football teams where the betting total is concerned, let's give it up for the 2014-2015 NCAA Football National Champion Ohio State Buckeyes!

Take the 'Over'

Ohio State Buckeyes (14-1 SU, 11-2 Over/Under)
Amazingly enough, if you bet on the over in the Buckeyes games all season long, you would've raked in the cash as they went an amazing 11-2 Over the total and 8-0 at home. The Buckeyes and their 44.8 points per game had the best winning percentage where the over was concerned. The College Football odds makers couldn't create a total high enough for this team and it didn't matter who was behind center.

 

Tulsa Golden Hurricane (2-10 SU, 10-2 Over/Under)
On the opposite end of the spectrum, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane were just 2-10 on the season straight up, but were the 2nd best team to take where the over was concerned because they could score a bit and allowed nearly 40 points per game. Where betting the total is concerned, it's obviously not always about betting the best team as Tulsa is proof of that.

 

Georgia Bulldogs (10-3 SU, 9-3 Over/Under)
Georgia crushed Louisville in their bowl game and thanks to Nick Chubb's emergence as a top-flight running back, the over was the play for most of the season as the Bulldogs averaged 41.3 points per game. A team with a good offense such as Georgia would still be enough to tackle the over as Georgia had a very respectable defense. Again, the total couldn't be placed high enough to deter the bettor from taking the over as a College Football pick and being a winner.

 

Michigan State Spartans (11-2 SU, 8-4 Over/Under)
The Spartans were one more example of a team that could put up 40 points per game and still had a good enough defense to where it didn't matter as the over was the play in most of these games.

 

SMU Mustangs (1-11 SU, 8-4 Over/Under)
This is a team that I get a chuckle out of and had to add to this list. I remember their great battle with an equally awful Connecticut. The one and only reason why this team was so good in taking the over is because their defense was terrible. The "Stangs" allowed 41.3 points per game that would make Eric Dickerson cringe.

 

Take the 'Under'

San Diego State Aztecs (7-6 SU, 1-11 Over/Under)
It appears that taking the under in NCAA Basketball and NCAA Football in Aztecs sports would make the bettor a big winner. San Diego State, who is known for their ability to play defense and their inability to shoot the basketball was also a great bet on the under as they were an average team with that scored 25 points and allowed 19.8 points in a balanced attack on the pass and run. Evidently, College Football odds makers thought they were capable of more on both ends of the football.

 

Syracuse Orange (3-9 SU, 2-10 Over/ Under)
The Cuse had a really difficult time in the ACC Division and their quarterbacking led to their demise as they only had 6 touchdown passes all season long. While the offense was awful, their defense held up pretty well and more was expected from this team. When underperforming on the offensive end, you're going to see a lot of unders and that's basically all that we saw from the Orange.

 

UCLA Bruins (10-3 SU, 4-8 Over/Under)
I was looking for a team of note in which having a great offense can backfire and I found one in the Bruins. UCLA was AP top 10 team with a great quarterback in Brett Hundley. In this case, odds makers expected too much from the Bruins this past season due to their great offensive talent and the totals were placed too high. Expectations are key with totals and UCLA was a grade A example of this.

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