Week 7 College Football Gambling Advice

Marc Lawrence weighs in with a week 7 college football cheat sheet. system. Factors and handicapping trends on teams in the USA TODAY Coaches’ Top 25 Poll…

College Football Cheat Sheet

Marc Lawrence
Marc Lawrence

Let’s examine some of the top factors and handicapping trends on teams in the USA TODAY Coaches’ Top 25 Poll on this week’s college football card in games versus lined opponents. Note: No. 6 Boise State played and won, 28-21, at Tulsa on Wednesday.

Top 25 ranking in (parenthesis). Home team in CAPS. All results are ATS – Against The Spread – unless noted otherwise…


Thursday, October 15th

(9) Cincinnati at (21) SO FLORIDA

Bearcats: SERIES: 5-0 L5… 5-0-2 in 2nd of BB away games… 3-0-1 Thursdays… 2-17 SU away vs undefeated opp

Bulls: 0-3 off BB RG… 0-3 Thursdays… 45-11 SU home this decade, including 9-1 when they own a win percentage of greater than.750 on the season

Saturday, October 17th

Arkansas at (1) FLORIDA

Razorbacks: 4-0 after Auburn… 7-2 A w/ conf rev… scored more than 40 points in four of five games this season

Gators: SERIES: 7-0 L7… 5-1 after LSU… 2-6 as conf HF’s 24 > pts … teams after facing LSU this season are 1-4 SU and 0-5 ATS

(2)Texas vs (18) Oklahoma

Longhorns: 5-15 off SU conf home win 24 > pts w/Brown… 3-13-1 conf road/neutral favs 7 < pts Sooners: Stoops: 15-5 SU w/winning record vs undefeated opp / 5-0 SU and ATS as conference dog of 3 or less points (every win by double-digits)… battle of last year’s Heisman winner vs runnerup (22) So Carolina at (3) ALABAMA Gamecocks: 8-2 A off 3 straight home… *6-2 RD’s vs undefeated conf opp (Gm 4>)…Cocks 6-0 In The Stats this season… Spurrier: 5-3 SU vs. Tide

Crimson Tide: 0-4 Game Seven… 0-4 before Tennessee… *2-7 conf HF’s 15 > pts… Saban 4-7-1 home vs con opp with win percentage of .833 or greater

(4) Virginia Tech at (20) GEORGIA TECH

Hokies: 2-10 after Boston Coll… 3-7 Game Seven

Yellow Jackets: 7-1-1 w/ conf rev… Johnson: 24-12-2 as dog / 9-1 SU home w/Jackets

(5) Southern Cal at (25) NOTRE DAME

Trojans: 1-6 L7 as double-digit RF’s… outgained Irish, 449-91 in 38-3 win last year… Trojans off Cal win with Oregon State revenger up next

Fighting Irish: 11-1-1 HD off win 7 or more points… 8-1 dogs w/ rest… Irish off four spread losses in a row but are 4-1 In The Stats this season… one common opponent this season – Washington Huskies

(7) Ohio State at PURDUE

Buckeyes: 0-3 after Badgers… Buckeyes were outstatted 368-184 in last week’s home win over Wisconsin

Boilermakers: SERIES: 4-1 L5… 5-0 before Illinois… 4-1-1 H w/ rev… outstatted Buckeyes, 292-222, in 16-3 loss at the ‘Shoe last year

Colorado State at (8) TCU

Rams: 9-3 Game Seven…Fairchild: 8-4-1 dog, including 5-0-1 last six

Horned Frogs: SERIES: 4-1 L5… 7-0 H vs conf rev… 7-1 conf favs 15 > pts… BYU on deck

(11) Miami Fla at CENTRAL FLORIDA

Hurricanes: 1-6 vs Conf USA… 1-5 off BB home games… 1-3-1 off SU home win 14 > pts… outstatted Knights, 216-78 in 6-point home win last season

Knights: 3-0 HD’s > 10 pts… 4-1 vs ACC opp

(12) Iowa at WISCONSIN

Hawkeyes: SERIES: 6-1 L7 / 3-0 A

Badgers: 3-7 SU and ATS off 1st loss of season (0-4 ATS home)… Bubble Burst could be in effect here

Minnesota at (13) PENN STATE

Golden Gophers: SERIES: 4-1 L5 A… 4-0 conf dogs 13 > pts… 6-1-1 bef Ohio St

Nittany Lions: 1-4 in 2nd of BB HG… 1-4 H bef Michigan… Lions have held 5 of 6 foes to season low yards this season…

(24) Missouri at (14) OKLAHOMA STATE

Tigers: SERIES: 4-0 A… 1-4 after Nebraska… 2-5 before Texas

Cowboys: 3-0 Game Six… 6-1 HF’s vs conf rev… 4-1 after Texas A&M

(15) Kansas at COLORADO

Jayhawks: 2-5 A before Oklahoma… have allowed 1301 yards to the likes of Iowa State, So Miss and Duke last three games

Buffaloes: 7-2 as DD conf HD’s… QB change: Hawkins benched

Texas Tech at (17) NEBRASKA

Red Raiders: Series: Dog 3-1…backup QB Sheffield tossed for 490 yards 7 TD’s in last week’s 66-14 win over Kansas State

Cornhuskers: 1-5 H off DD conf road win… 1-3-1 after Missouri… 2-6 H w/ conf rev


Cougars: 1-6-1 vs conf rev… 1-3 before TCU… 3-7RF’s off away

Aztecs: 6-2 in 2nd of BB HG

(23) Houston at TULANE

Cougars: own 497-yard defense against lined opp this season but have gained season high yards against every opponent in 2009

Green Wave: SERIES: 0-6… 2-8 con HD off double-digit ATS loss

Other ranked teams:

(10) LSU and (16) Oregon off this week.

Note: Marc Lawrence is a 30-year veteran handicapper. He finished No.1 in the nation (88-63 +25.7 Net Units) in MLB during the 2007 season as documented by Sports Watch in Las Vegas.

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