Despite their stunning, late-game collapse, Penn State remained one of the few teams in the country with just one ATS loss. The Nittany Lions covered the spread as touchdown road dogs in a game they led for pretty much 57 minutes.
At the opposite end of the ATS spectrum was Stanford who never came close to covering the spread as an 21-point road favorite against pitiful Oregon State.
Who knew that Boston College would be the latest team to beat Florida State despite being surprising home dogs against the reeling Seminoles. BC completely steamrolled FSU 35-3 on Friday night.
Betting Stats & Trends Week 9 College Football
DYK Moment No. 1
Did You Know that Florida State is the nation’s only team without a single ATS victory? The Seminoles are 0-5-2 ATS and things aren’t looking very good at all in Tallahassee.
Week 9 Betting Trends:
- Underdogs 28-25-3 ATS
- Visitors 28-24-3 ATS
- Teams getting less than 30 percent of bets went 9-6 ATS
- Overs 28-28
We’re In the Money-line!
There were some serious Moneyline upsets this past weekend, highlighted by UNLV cashing in as a +843 underdog against Fresno State despite being a whopping 22.5-point road dog.
Florida International cashed in as a whopping +500 underdog at Marshall. UAB won outright at Southern Miss as a +359 dog and Houston did the same as a +313 underdog against previously unbeaten and nationally-ranked South Florida.
DYK Moment No. 2
Did You Know that there’s only one team in all the land with an unblemished ATS mark heading into Week 10 and it’s…the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at 6-0-1 ATS.
You can go ahead and bet against Iowa State if you want, but I wouldn’t do it right now! The red-hot, 14th-ranked Cyclones got their third money line upset this year by beating TCU 14-7 on Saturday as a +250 underdog. Iowa State also cashed in as an insane +4500 dog at Oklahoma and +193 dog at Texas Tech earlier this season.
While I still love Penn State’s chances of potentially reaching the four-team College Football Playoff, it should be noted that head coach James Franklin is now 0-9 in road games vs AP nationally-ranked opponents, including 0-4 at Penn State.
Bad Bets – Or Good – Depending On How You Look at them!
You’d probably shouldn’t back any of these teams moving forward – or better yet, just bet against them. The worst of the worst ATS teams are:
- BYU 1-8 ATS
- Bowling Green 1-7 ATS
- Western Kentucky 1-7 ATS
- Mississippi 1-6-1 ATS
- Hawaii 1-6-1 ATS
- North Carolina 2-7 ATS
- USC 2-7 ATS
- Louisville 2-7 ATS
- Coastal Carolina 2-6 ATS
- Tennessee 2-6 ATS