Top 5 ATS Cats and Rats Rankings Entering Week 7

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 1:28 PM UTC

Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 1:28 PM UTC

Our latest weekly College Football ATS Cats and Rats list the same money-taker on top on the 5 Rats side in Connecticut, but a new one on the Cats side with Central Florida our new Top Kitty.

<h2 style="text-align:center">Top 5 College Football ATS Cats Rankings<br /> </h2><h2><strong>1) Central Florida 5-0 ATS (Last Week: #2)</strong></h2><p>No. 22 Central Florida (4-0 SU/ATS) is the new Top Cat after the Knights trounced <a href="">host Cincinnati this past Saturday in Week 6</a> in Orlando, 51-23 (C-FLA -15, 53½, Pinnacle) to move to 5-0 on the year into the Top 25. QB McKenzie Milton, RB Adrian Killins Jr. and UCF (533.3 ypg Total Offense, #8) are currently an FBS-best +23.1 ppg better than ATS, and in Week 7 the Knights<a href=""> welcome ratty East Carolina (1-5 ATS) to Disney World</a> in American Athletic Conference play in a game which has seen the line go from an opening (UCF minus 29½ (BetOnline, 72½) all the way up to as high as 34 (WagerWeb) with early Sharp money backing WR Tre’Quan Smith (8 TDs, 337 Receiving yards) and the catty Home chalks.</p><p style="text-align:center"><img src="" style="height:424px;width:624px" /></p><h2><strong>2) Texas Tech 4-0-1 ATS (Last Week: #7)</strong></h2><p>Fifth-year Head Coach Kliff Kingsbury (29-21-1 ATS) and upstart #24 Texas Tech slide into the #2 spot in our weekly rankings after QB Nick Shimonek and the Red Raiders<a href=""> did a number on Kansas in Lawrence</a> last Saturday, winning 65-19 in Big 12 conference action (TT -14½, 76) as the pass-happy Red Raiders (549.8 ypg, #7) pretty much did what they wanted when they had the football on Offense. But even though Texas Tech is 4-1 SU and 4-0-1 ATS, there are better spots on the Regular Season schedule than <a href="">this Saturday and Week 7 at West Virginia</a> with the Red Raiders (+15.9 ppg vs ATS) 3-point Road Favorites in Morgantown in a game they could most definitely lose. Texas Tech (4-1 ATS L5 vs. WV) got blown out by the Mountaineers in Lubbock last year, 48-17, losing big as 2½-point Home Underdogs. The Total here is 79 (BookMaker) and Tech (0-4 ATS L4 years as Road Favorite into this season) is the reason why and both teams may score 50 in this spot.</p><h2><strong>3) Georgia Tech (4-0 ATS) (Last Week: #5)</strong></h2><p>Two Techs are better than one? This Tech, the Ramblin’ Wreck of Georgia Tech (3-1 SU, 4-0 ATS), is like a hidden gem many forget about and 10th-year HC Paul Johnson (58-49-5 ATS) is coming off a Bye Week in Week 6 and now head to the Sunshine State <a href="">to face No. #11 Miami Florida on Saturday in NCAA Football Week 7</a>. Even though QB TaQuon Marshall and Georgia Tech (5,000/1 to win<a href=""> 2018 CFP Championship</a>, 5Dimes) are currently playing 10.9 points above the spread, the Trends strongly favor the ranked hosts here at Hard Rock Stadium with the Yellow Jackets a dismal 1-7 ATS L8 against the Hurricanes.</p><p style="text-align:center"><img src="" style="height:627px;width:624px" /></p><h2><strong>4) Buffalo 5-0 ATS (Last Week: #3)</strong></h2><p>Buffalo (3-3 SU, 6-0 ATS) fell to Western Michigan in MAC play but covered getting the points (7) in an epic 71-68, 7-OT affair<a href=""> on Saturday in Week 6 at UB Stadium </a>in a game which tied the FBS record for number of OTs in a game and actually went Over (31-31 End Regulation) before all the OT craziness ensued. This weekend, 11th-year Head Coach Lance Leipold (15-13 ATS) and the Bulls (+6.1 ppg vs ATS)<a href=""> welcome NIU to town for a MAC showdown</a> (NIU -4, 5Dimes) in a series which has seen Buffalo go 0-3 ATS the L3 with the Bulls losing to the Huskies in DeKalb, IL last season, 44-7, failing to cover ATS as big 24-point Road Underdogs.</p><h2><strong>5) Utah 4-0-1 ATS (Last Week: #4)</strong></h2><p>Utah (1,000/1 to win<a href=""> 2018 CFP Championship</a>, Bovada) probably saw its CFP Championship hopes go up in smoke in Week 6, losing 23-20 to Stanford in Pac-12 play in Salt Lake City and pushing the 3-point spread in the process. The Utes (+2.8 ppg vs ATS) and 13th-year Head Coach Kyle Whittingham (80-67-4 ATS) are in Los Angeles in Week 7 and the Rose Bowl <a href="">where they will bang red helmets with #10 USC</a>. With Utah so tough on Defense (16, 13, 16, 24, 24 23) and with 2 straight Unders and the Trojans playing 4 straight Unders, perhaps a look at the Total, Monsieur (54½, BetOnline)? Last season it was Utah 31-27 in the Beehive State with the Utes barely covering as 3-point Favorites, and the Trends reveal Utah to be 0-3 ATS the L3 in LA, losing 42-24 in 2015 as 6½-point Road Underdogs. Lean USC.</p><p> </p><h2 style="text-align:center">Top 5 ATS Rats Rankings<br /> </h2><h2><strong>1) Connecticut 0-5 ATS (Last Week: #1)</strong></h2><p>Connecticut (1-4 SU, 0-5 ATS) looked like it might escape King Rat status with the Huskies actually leading Memphis, 14-7 at the end of the 1st Quarter<a href=""> at Rentschler Field in East Hartford </a>in Week 6 play only to see the Tigers outscore them the rest of the way, 63-17, en route to a 71-31 spanking in American Athletic Conference play as Memphis QB Riley Ferguson threw for 7 TDs and 431 yards with WR Anthony Miller ending with 4 TDs receiving (MEM -14). UConn has now L10 straight ATS and is 2-16 ATS L18 games with the Huskies (-12.0 ppg vs ATS) scoring 16, 3, 0, 0, 13, 27, 18, 38, 28 and 31 points in those 10 games -- the lone SU Win vs. FCS Holy Cross in Week 1 this season -- so at least Head Coach Randy Edsall (70-51-3 ATS) has his team scoring more points than last year. But when you have allowed 198 in your L4 games, it’s never a good thing. In<a href=""> Week 7 play on Saturday afternoon, UConn</a> is in Philadelphia to face Temple at Lincoln Financial Field (Desso GrassMaster) in a game in which early Sharp money has actually been on UConn, moving an opening Temple -13 (BetOnline) down to as low as -9½ (-115, BetOnline) in the first 22 hours of betting. UConn are an anemic 1-10 ATS the L11 vs. the Owls and 1-4 ATS the L5 in the city of Brother Love. Temple won last year at UConn, 21-0 (TEM -10½).</p><p style="text-align:center"><img src="" style="height:404px;width:624px" /></p><h2><strong>2) Brigham Young 0-6 ATS (Last Week: #3)</strong></h2><p>BYU made it 9 straight ATS Losses and continued to have major trouble putting the ball in the end zone, losing in <a href="">Week 6 at Home to Boise State</a> 24-7 (Boise -7) to fall to 1-5 SU with the Cougars' lone win coming at Home in Provo in Week 1 vs. FCS side Portland State. Second-year Head Coach Kalani Sitake (9-8 ATS), QB Tyler Mangum and BYU (-13.6 ppg vs. Point Spread) move up a spot by virtue of the Cougars (-20.0 scoring Margin) ability to only muster 50 points on Offense in their L5 games. This weekend, BYU heads to <a href="">Mississippi State in Week 7</a> to face the SEC’s Bulldogs on Saturday (MISS ST -22, 46½, BetOnline) where the Cougars (-1.67 TO’s a game, #125) best try to hold onto the football and a game in which the hosts will be seeking some revenge after suffering a 28-21 Loss in Provo last season in a game in which Road Underdogs Mississippi State covered by a hook (BYU +7½).</p><h2><strong>3) East Carolina 1-5 ATS (Last Week: #2)</strong></h2><p>East Carolina maintained its ratty status after <a href="">Temple swashbuckled the Pirates in </a>34-10 Saturday at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium in Greenville, SC (TEMP -3½), easily covering ATS to hand the Pirates their 9th ATS Loss in the L10 games and 2-14 ATS L16 ATS with East Carolina (-1.17 TO Margin, T-#115) opponents averaging well over 50 ppg in those L10 games. This weekend, the Pirates<a href=""> face #22 Central Florida in Orlando</a>, which currently finds the host Golden Knights as big 34-point Favorites (Intertops) and a game which will certainly see some points (Total 73, Heritage). ECU’s only ATS cover? To King Rat UConn (Week 4, ECU 41-38, 5), of course.</p><h2><strong>4) Western Kentucky 0-5 ATS (Last Week: #9)</strong></h2><p>Western Kentucky (11-3 SU, 7-6 ATS in 2016, 3-2 SU, 0-5 ATS in 2017) jumps way up to the #4 spot after almost losing outright as 18-point chalk at UTEP in Week 6 in Conference USA Play in El Paso, but earning a 15-14 victory in the Hilltoppers' 4th Under in 5 games (52). Week 7 brings us the can-miss <a href="">Western Kentucky vs. Charlotte</a> showdown from Bowling Green on Saturday afternoon in a game which currently sees 1st-year Head Coach Mike Sanford (0-5 ATS) and the host Hilltoppers (-12.7 ppg vs. ATS) as big 17-point Favorites over the FBS version of the 49ers (46½, BetOnline), down from an opening 19.</p><h2><strong>5) Ole Miss 0-4-1 ATS (Last Week: 8)</strong></h2><p>Even with a late, backdoor ATS Win-or-Loss-for-some-and-Push for-others result <a href="">at #12 Auburn on Saturday</a>, Ole Miss still cracks the Top 5 as the Rebels (-12.68 ppg vs. ATS) remained winless ATS at the betting windows in their L7 games dating back to last year. On the Week 7 schedule for 6th-year Head Coach Hugh Freeze (35-27-2 ATS) and Ole Miss (-0.80 TO Margin) <a href="">is an SEC date with Vanderbilt on Saturday</a> at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, which sees the Rebels as 3-point Favorites, down from an opening 4½ (-105, BetOnline) on some early Sharp action (55½, JustBet). We considered the Owls of Rice (1-5 SU/ATS) here also, but Rice has an off weekend so it can be made into soups, puddings, General Tso’s chicken and other tasty dishes and with the Rebels 1-10-1 ATS their L12 lined games, Mississippi checks in here as the #5 Rat this week.</p><p> </p><h2 style="text-align:center"><strong>Free NCAAF Side Pick:</strong> UCF -33½ <a href=";book=Bookmaker" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Bet Only With The Best">at Bookmaker</a></h2><h2 style="text-align:center"><strong>Free NCAAF Totals Pick:</strong> UCF-ECU Over 74 <a href=";book=Pinnacle" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Get In The Game With Pinnacle">at Pinnacle</a></h2><p>[/]{"component":"oddswidget", "eventId":3187947, "sportsbooksIds":[93,1096,139,43,1275], "LineTypeId":1, "PeriodTypeId":1 }[/]</p>
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