Odds & Ends and Bad Beats Week 9: Ducks Throttle Buffaloes Plus Heisman Preview

Sunday, October 28, 2018 1:19 PM UTC

Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018 1:19 PM UTC

In Pac-12 play, Colorado returned home  as -3,500 money line favorites vs. Oregon State who promptly handed the Buffaloes their third straight loss.

NCAAF Capper Week 8 Picks Record: 4-2-0

NCAAF YTD Picks Record: 21-25-1 — YTD ?? BET$: 3-0-0

Beavers Stomp a Mudhole in Boulder in OT as Profitable +1725 Underdogs

NCAAF Week 9 saw massive 28-point underdogs Oregon eventually come through for its backers on the Money Line (+1725, Heritage) against Colorado (-3500, Bookmaker), after tying the game at 34-34 with 29 seconds to go, missing the XP, seeing the Buffaloes miss a 56-yard FG attempt with 3 seconds left in Regulation and then score a TD in OT and hold Colorado for an improbable 41-34 win at Folsom Field in Boulder in Pac-12 play. Oregon State closed as 24½- to 26½-point underdogs.

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THE BEAVERS HAVE WON IN BOULDER! pic.twitter.com/UBomHPhETl

— Oregon State Football (@BeaverFootball) October 27, 2018
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NCAAF Week 9 saw massive 28-point underdogs OREGON STATE eventually come through for its backers on the Money Line (+1725, Heritage) against Colorado (-3500, Bookmaker), after tying the game at 34-34 with 29 seconds to go, missing the XP, seeing the Buffaloes miss a 56-yard FG attempt with 3 seconds left in Regulation and then score a TD in OT and hold Colorado for an improbable 41-34 win at Folsom Field in Boulder in Pac-12 play. Oregon State closed as 24½- to 26½-point underdog No. 2o Wisconsin went 144 miles south on I-90 to Evanston and Ryan Field to face Northwestern on Saturday (WIS -4½) in Big Ten West Division play and the Wildcats improved on a 14-10 lead at Halftime with a 17 straight points in knocking off the Badgers, 31-17, winning outright as high as +190 Money Line (5Dimes) in a result which may knockWisconsin from the Top 25 .

And in Big 12 play on Saturday, host Kansas upset TCU, 27-26 and got the butter as +425 Money Line underdogs (5Dimes) with the Jayhawks rallying from a 10-7 deficit at Halftime at Home at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence.

Some NCAAF Week 9 Bets You Wish You Had (The Easy Money)

Here were some Week 9 easy money wagers for their backers at the betting windows:

  • GEORGIA SOUTHERN Money Line (+365, 5Dimes) upset #25 Appalachian State on Thursday, 34-14 at (APP ST-11½) with the Eagles jumping out to a 17-7 lead at Allen E. Paulson Stadium in Statesboro, GA at Halftime in Sun Belt play.
  • WAKE FOREST-LOUISVILLE Over 68 had combined for 56 points by Halftime (WAKE 35 LOU 21) in Louisville in an eventual [WAKE] 56 -35 Final in ACC play. The 1st Half Total closed at 34½ Offshore (Bookmaker) and there were 0 points scored in the 4Q.
  • FCS HOLY CROSS (-12½) led LEHIGH 7-0 after the 1Q, 21-0 at Half and then rolled to a 56-0 win at Fitton Field in Worcester, MA, covering ATS by 43½.
  • FCS sides STETSON and DAVIDSON (Total 69, 5Dimes) eclipsed the 100-point mark in a 56-53 Crusaders win over the Wildcats at Richardson Field in Davidson, NC in a game that went Over by 40 points. Davidson is the alma mater of the NBA Golden State Warriors’ pop-a-shot expert Steph Curry.
  • FCS #1 NORTH DAKOTA STATE (-21½) raced out to a 28-0 lead against host SOUTH DAKOTA at the DakotaDome in Vermillion, SD on Saturday afternoon, with the Bison eventually trampling the Coyotes under hoof in a 59-14 romp.
  • UTAH STATE (-18½) trailed 3-0 before outscoring NEW MEXICO 28-0 the rest of the 1Q (USU -5½ 1Q), then pummeling Los Lobos 61-19 at Merlin Olsen Field at Maverik Stadium in Logan, UT—a highly recommended pick here last week. The Aggies (7-1 SU/ATS) have outscored opponents 110-19 in the 1st Quarter.
  • BYU-NIU Under 44 was easy money, with the host Cougars leading 3-0 at Halftime (1st Half Total 21½-22½) and then the Huskies winning 7-6 at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo. NIU could be found as high as +220 Offshore on the Money Line (Intertops) and the 1-TD game went Under by 31 points.
  • FCS #19 NICHOLLS STATE (-10) got out to a 38-7 lead at Halftime against INCARNATE WORD in FCS play and then rolled to a 48-21 victory at Manning Field at John L. Guidry Stadium Colonels in Thibodaux, LA, covering by 17.
  • DELAWARE STATE Money Line (+675, Heritage) upset 18-point favorites NC CENTRAL in MEAC action, 28-13, with the host Hornets jumping out to a 14-0 lead in the 1Q and then holding off the Eagles at Alumni Stadium in Dover, DE.
  • NEW HAMPSHIRE (-11½) led host Villanova 10-0 after 1Q, 24-0 at Half and shut out the Wildcats, 34-0 in FCS play, covering from the early 2Q on.
  • CHARLOTTE Money Line (+220, 5Dimes) upset 7-point chalks SO MISS, 20-17.
  • GARDNER-WEBB (+1000, 5Dimes) upset 21½-point favorites Campbell, 35-7 as the Runnin’ Bulldogs stranded the Fighting Camels in a game they covered ATS by 49½ points at Barker-Lane Stadium in Buies Creek, NC in Big South play and a game they led 28-7 at Half.
Heisman Trophy Winner Futures Markets Either Evaporating or Lopsided

Odds to win the Heisman Trophy were suddenly hard to find both Offshore and here in Sin City heading into Week 9 play with numbers at Bovada and the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook suddenly hard to find although legendary Irish bookmakers Paddy Power still having odds up (Friday) with Tagovailoa at 4/11, Oklahoma QB Tyler Murray, Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins and Michigan QB Shea Patterson all at 12/1 with Penn State QB Trace McSorley at 16/1.

Last weekend, Bovada still had Tagovailoa up at -150 with Haskins and Murray his closest odds competitors while just three months ago one could find Props odds on who Alabama’s starting QB would be. Time on fire?

So, after one of the best seasons since Barry Sanders ran wild for Oklahoma State in 1988, many sportsbooks directors have probably seen the writing on the Downtown Athletic Club wall and know that it will probably take an injury or a miracle for Crimson Tide QB Tagovailoa—who still hasn’t played a 4th Quarter this season—not to win the award. Entering Week 9, Tagovailoa, a Sophomore from Ewa Beach, Hawaii and a product of Saint Louis [High] School (pictured above) who slept with a football tucked under the crook of his arm when he was just a wee pineapple, still hadn’t thrown an Interception and helped lead the Crimson Tide (54.1 ppg, #1) to a perfect 8-0 start (5-3-0 ATS) into their Bye week.

A recent piece in USA Today reported that their weekly USA TODAY Network Heisman survey had Tagovailoa named by all 16 Heisman Trophy award electors and was chosen first by 15. Sooners signal caller Murray (28 TD Passes) was the lone other player to get a 1st Place vote. Alabama had a bye week in Week 9 and Tagovailoa and the Crimson Tide will be at #4 LSU in Death Valley in Week 10 on Saturday night (CBS, 8 p.m. ET) in a huge SEC game which will have massive CFP implications.

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Alabama has been ranked #1 at some point for ELEVEN straight seasons.

— Russillo (@ryenarussillo) October 6, 2018
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LIKELY CFP TEAMS AFTER NCAAF WEEK 9: Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame, LSU

FIRST FOUR WANTING IN THE CFP: Georgia, Michigan, Oklahoma, ​West Virginia

The first CFP Poll will be announced this Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET (ESPN)

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