Essential betting tidbits for Week 10 of college football

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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