Essential betting tidbits for Week 10 of college football

Nov 1, 2013 |
We dug up these vital betting tidbits for some of Saturday's college football action that will help you make the right call before kickoff.

- The Virginia Tech Hokies have won five straight games versus Boston College, but the Eagles have covered the spread in back-to-back meetings. BC is a 4-point home dog.

- The Northern Illinois Huskies (-26.5) are the top Covers consensus pick for Saturday at 79.63 percent.

- The Temple Owls are big 12.5-point road dogs at Rutgers Saturday, but are 4-1 ATS in their last five road games.

- The road team is 12-2 ATS in the last 14 meetings between Illinois and Penn State. The Illini are 11.5-point road dogs at the Nittany Lions.

- The top Consensus Under play is in the matchup between Army and Air Force. Saturday's total is 53.

- The Wisconsin Badgers are 6-0-1 ATS in their last seven games overall and are 8.5-point road faves at Iowa Saturday.

- The top Over play is in the matchup between Purdue and Ohio State. The total is 58 (72 percent).

- Mississippi State has lost six straight to South Carolina dating back to 1999.

- Away from home, the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles are averaging 9.2 points per game, and allow teams to 48.8 ppg. Southern Miss is a 32-point road dog at Marshall.

- The Wake Forest Demon Deacons have allowed more than 24 points only once this season – a 56-7 loss to Clemson. Wake is a 4.5-point road dog at Syracuse.

- The underdog is 12-3 ATS in the last 15 meetings between North Carolina and North Carolina State. The Wolfpack are 5-point home dogs Saturday.

- Western Kentucky has played Under in four straight games. Saturday's total at Georgia State is 56.5.

- The Over is 6-2 in UAB's last eight home games and 7-1 in the last eight overall. UAB hosts Middle Tennessee with a total of 60.5.

- The Michigan Wolverines are 0-5 ATS in the last five meetings with Michigan State. The Wolverines are 3.5-point road faves.

- There's a Pac-12 meeting at Cal as Arizona is in town. The Wildcats are 0-4 ATS in their last four meetings in California.

- Wildcat backers have been pleased with Kansas State's home form of late. The Wildcats are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games and are 17-point home faves with Iowa State visiting.

- Kent State and Akron have played Under the total is three-straight matchups. Saturday's total is 52.5.

- The Northwestern Wildcats have been poor against the spread this season. In fact, they are 0-6 ATS in their last six games overall.

- Dating back to 1996, the Texas Longhorns have won 10 straight versus the Kansas Jayhakws and are 8-2 ATS over that stretch. Texas is a 27.5-point home fave Saturday.

- The dog is 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings between Clemson and Virginia. The Cavaliers are 17.5-point home dogs Saturday.

- The fave is 4-1 in the last five meetings between Florida and Georgia. The Bulldogs are 3-point faves Saturday.

- The Indiana Hoosiers have scored 28-plus points in eight straight games dating back to last season - a school record.

- The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 5-0 this season when leading at halftime.

- Navy averages just 3.14 penalties and 26.43 penalty yards per game, the lowest marks in the nation in each category.

- West Virginia Mountaineers are 11-0 ATS in their last 11 road games vs. a team with a losing home record. WVU is an 11.5-point road dog at TCU.

- The top home Consensus pick is Utah State at 74 percent. The Aggies are 24-point home faves versus Hawaii.

- The San Jose Spartans have been kind to bettors in November. They are 7-0 ATS in their last seven games in the month and are 4.5-point road faves in UNLV.

- Carl Pelini resigned as head coach of Florida Atlantic earlier in the week. FAU is a 2-point home dog versus Tulane Saturday.

- UL Lafayette is 3-0 ATS in its last three games and has won five consecutive games SU. The Cajuns are 31.5-point home faves against New Mexico State.

- The Under is 9-2 in the Texas State Bobcats last 11 road games. The Bobcats are in Idaho with a total of 49.5.

- Arkansas hosts Auburn Saturday. The Tigers are 1-4 ATS in the previous five meetings.

- Florida International is 0-7 ATS versus a team with a winning record. The Golden Panthers host 5-2 East Carolina Saturday and are 24.5-point home dogs.

- A solid home bet is Georgia Tech. The Jackets are 6-1 ATS in their last seven home games and are 11.5-point home faves with Pitt in town.

- Missouri has been cashing in for Over bettors. The Tigers are 8-3 O/U in their last 11 games. They host Tennessee with a total of 55 Saturday.

- Oklahoma State has scored 20 or more points in 46 straight games, this longest active streak in the country and second longest since 1978.

- Texas Tech lost its previous five games televised on Fox.

- The Under is 25-4 in UCLA's last 29 home games vs. a team with a losing road record. The Bruins host the 3-4 Colorado Buffaloes with a total of 57.

- The New Mexico Lobos are 14-2 ATS in the last 16  meetings with San Diego State. The Aztecs are favored by 14 at home.

- The Underdog is 13-3 ATS in the last 16 meetings between Miami and Florida State. FSU is a 21-point home fave Saturday evening.

- The Boise State Broncos are 1-7 ATS in their last eight games in November. BSU is favored by a touchdown on the road at Colorado State.

- The Texas A&M Aggies are favored by 47.5 at home versus UTEP. It is by far their highest spread this season and they are 2-1 ATS with a spread of 25 or greater this season.

- Fresno State is just 1-4 SU in the previous five meetings with Nevada, but have covered the spread in three straight.
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