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Trends - Charlotte at Eastern Michigan

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Charlotte

49ers are 6-14-2 ATS in their last 22 games overall.
49ers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 non-conference games.
49ers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games in September.

Eastern Michigan

Eagles are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Friday games.
Eagles are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. CUSA.
Eagles are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 non-conference games.
Eagles are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
Eagles are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games on fieldturf.
Eagles are 17-37 ATS in their last 54 home games.

OU Trends
Charlotte

Over is 4-1 in 49ers last 5 non-conference games.
Under is 5-2 in 49ers last 7 games overall.

Eastern Michigan

Under is 5-0 in Eagles last 5 home games.
Under is 9-2 in Eagles last 11 games overall.
Under is 7-2 in Eagles last 9 games on fieldturf.
Over is 12-5 in Eagles last 17 non-conference games.
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Trends - Colorado State vs Colorado

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Colorado State

Rams are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games after accumulating more than 280 yards passing in their previous game.
Rams are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up win.
Rams are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win.
Rams are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games after allowing more than 450 total yards in their previous game.
Rams are 14-3 ATS in their last 17 games after scoring more than 40 points in their previous game.
Rams are 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 games after allowing more than 280 yards passing in their previous game.
Rams are 11-3-1 ATS in their last 15 games in September.
Rams are 11-3 ATS in their last 14 games following a straight up win of more than 20 points.
Rams are 15-5-2 ATS in their last 22 non-conference games.
Rams are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games after accumulating more than 450 total yards in their previous game.
Rams are 35-17-1 ATS in their last 53 games overall.
Rams are 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games.

Colorado

Buffaloes are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games in September.
Buffaloes are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games overall.
Buffaloes are 7-3 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
Buffaloes are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games on grass.
Buffaloes are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games.

OU Trends
Colorado State

Over is 5-0 in Rams last 5 games overall.
Under is 4-0 in Rams last 4 Friday games.
Under is 4-0 in Rams last 4 games in September.
Over is 4-0 in Rams last 4 games following a ATS win.
Over is 4-0 in Rams last 4 games after scoring more than 40 points in their previous game.
Over is 6-1 in Rams last 7 games after allowing more than 450 total yards in their previous game.
Under is 5-1 in Rams last 6 neutral site games.
Under is 4-1 in Rams last 5 vs. Pac-12.
Over is 5-2 in Rams last 7 games after accumulating more than 280 yards passing in their previous game.
Under is 9-4 in Rams last 13 non-conference games.

Colorado

Under is 5-0 in Buffaloes last 5 vs. MWC.
Under is 5-0 in Buffaloes last 5 neutral site games.
Under is 4-0 in Buffaloes last 4 Friday games.
Under is 5-1 in Buffaloes last 6 vs. a team with a winning record.
Under is 8-2 in Buffaloes last 10 games overall.
Under is 8-2 in Buffaloes last 10 games on grass.

Head to Head

Under is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings in Colorado.
Under is 8-1 in the last 9 meetings.
Road team is 10-3-1 ATS in their last 14 meetings.
Underdog is 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
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Trends - No. 7 Washington at Rutgers

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Washington

Huskies are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Friday games.
Huskies are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 non-conference games.
Huskies are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games in September.
Huskies are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games on fieldturf.

Rutgers

Scarlet Knights are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games.
Scarlet Knights are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games on fieldturf.
Scarlet Knights are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games in September.
Scarlet Knights are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall.

OU Trends
Washington

Under is 4-0-1 in Huskies last 5 games overall.
Under is 3-0-1 in Huskies last 4 games on fieldturf.
Over is 6-1-1 in Huskies last 8 road games.
Over is 4-1 in Huskies last 5 games in September.
Under is 5-2-1 in Huskies last 8 Friday games.

Rutgers

Over is 4-0 in Scarlet Knights last 4 vs. Pac-12.
Under is 4-0 in Scarlet Knights last 4 Friday games.
Over is 5-2 in Scarlet Knights last 7 non-conference games.
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Trends - Navy at Florida Atlantic

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Navy

Midshipmen are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 games in September.
Midshipmen are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. CUSA.
Midshipmen are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 Friday games.

Florida Atlantic

Owls are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Friday games.
Owls are 3-12-1 ATS in their last 16 home games.
Owls are 2-10-1 ATS in their last 13 games overall.
Owls are 2-13-1 ATS in their last 16 games on grass.
Owls are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 non-conference games.
Owls are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games in September.

OU Trends
Navy

Over is 5-0 in Midshipmen last 5 Friday games.
Over is 14-6 in Midshipmen last 20 games overall.
Under is 9-4 in Midshipmen last 13 games on grass.

Florida Atlantic

Over is 4-0 in Owls last 4 games overall.
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Trends - Utah State at No. 10 Wisconsin

ATS Trends
Utah State

Aggies are 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 Friday games.
Aggies are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games in September.
Aggies are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games.
Aggies are 3-14 ATS in their last 17 games overall.
Aggies are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games.
Aggies are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games on fieldturf.

Wisconsin

Badgers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in September.
Badgers are 11-4-1 ATS in their last 16 games overall.
Badgers are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 home games.
Badgers are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games on fieldturf.

OU Trends
Utah State

Over is 4-1 in Aggies last 5 games on fieldturf.
Under is 4-1 in Aggies last 5 non-conference games.
Over is 4-1 in Aggies last 5 Friday games.
Under is 6-2 in Aggies last 8 games in September.
Over is 5-2 in Aggies last 7 games overall.

Wisconsin

Under is 6-1 in Badgers last 7 non-conference games.
Under is 5-1 in Badgers last 6 games in September.
Over is 4-1 in Badgers last 5 games overall.
Under is 7-2 in Badgers last 9 vs. MWC.
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Trends - Boston College at Northern Illinois

ATS Trends
Boston College

Eagles are 7-1-1 ATS in their last 9 vs. MAC.
Eagles are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 non-conference games.
Eagles are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games.
Eagles are 1-3-2 ATS in their last 6 games in September.
Eagles are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Friday games.

Northern Illinois

Huskies are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games on fieldturf.
Huskies are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
Huskies are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. ACC.
Huskies are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 home games.
Huskies are 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 non-conference games.
Huskies are 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in September.

OU Trends
Boston College

Under is 7-0 in Eagles last 7 vs. MAC.
Under is 5-1 in Eagles last 6 games in September.
Under is 6-2-1 in Eagles last 9 Friday games.
Under is 29-10 in Eagles last 39 non-conference games.
Under is 42-17-1 in Eagles last 60 road games.
Under is 37-18-1 in Eagles last 56 games on fieldturf.
Under is 61-30-2 in Eagles last 93 games overall.

Northern Illinois

Under is 4-1 in Huskies last 5 home games.
Under is 4-1 in Huskies last 5 games overall.
Over is 4-1 in Huskies last 5 non-conference games.
Over is 11-4 in Huskies last 15 games in September.
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Friday, September 1

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CHARLOTTE (4 - 8) at E MICHIGAN (7 - 6) - 9/1/2017, 6:30 PM
Top Trends for this game.
E MICHIGAN is 22-40 ATS (-22.0 Units) in non-conference games since 1992.

Head-to-Head Series History
E MICHIGAN is 1-0 against the spread versus CHARLOTTE over the last 3 seasons
E MICHIGAN is 1-0 straight up against CHARLOTTE over the last 3 seasons
1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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WASHINGTON (12 - 2) at RUTGERS (2 - 10) - 9/1/2017, 7:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
RUTGERS is 8-23 ATS (-17.3 Units) as an underdog of 21.5 to 31 points since 1992.

Head-to-Head Series History
WASHINGTON is 1-0 against the spread versus RUTGERS over the last 3 seasons
WASHINGTON is 1-0 straight up against RUTGERS over the last 3 seasons
1 of 1 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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NAVY (9 - 5) at FLA ATLANTIC (3 - 9) - 9/1/2017, 8:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
NAVY is 160-119 ATS (+29.1 Units) in all games since 1992.
NAVY is 160-119 ATS (+29.1 Units) in all lined games since 1992.
NAVY is 77-39 ATS (+34.1 Units) in road games since 1992.
NAVY is 77-39 ATS (+34.1 Units) in road lined games since 1992.
NAVY is 22-10 ATS (+11.0 Units) against Conference USA opponents since 1992.
NAVY is 71-40 ATS (+27.0 Units) in road games in games played on a grass field since 1992.
NAVY is 77-42 ATS (+30.8 Units) in road games in non-conference games since 1992.
FLA ATLANTIC is 2-10 ATS (-9.0 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
FLA ATLANTIC is 2-10 ATS (-9.0 Units) in all lined games over the last 2 seasons.
FLA ATLANTIC is 0-6 ATS (-6.6 Units) in home games over the last 2 seasons.
FLA ATLANTIC is 0-6 ATS (-6.6 Units) in home lined games over the last 2 seasons.
FLA ATLANTIC is 0-7 ATS (-7.7 Units) in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

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UTAH ST (3 - 9) at WISCONSIN (11 - 3) - 9/1/2017, 9:00 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

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BOSTON COLLEGE (7 - 6) at N ILLINOIS (5 - 7) - 9/1/2017, 8:00 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
N ILLINOIS is 1-0 against the spread versus BOSTON COLLEGE over the last 3 seasons
BOSTON COLLEGE is 1-0 straight up against N ILLINOIS over the last 3 seasons
1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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COLORADO ST (7 - 6) vs. COLORADO (10 - 4) - 9/1/2017, 8:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
COLORADO ST is 11-3 ATS (+7.7 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
COLORADO ST is 11-3 ATS (+7.7 Units) in all lined games over the last 2 seasons.
COLORADO ST is 8-1 ATS (+6.9 Units) when playing with 6 or less days rest over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
COLORADO is 1-0 against the spread versus COLORADO ST over the last 3 seasons
COLORADO is 2-0 straight up against COLORADO ST over the last 3 seasons
2 of 2 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons
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Week 1

Trend Report

Friday, September 1

6:00 PM
FORDHAM vs. ARMY
Fordham is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games
Fordham is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Army is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Army is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games at home

6:30 PM
CHARLOTTE vs. EASTERN MICHIGAN
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Charlotte's last 7 games
Charlotte is 6-13-3 ATS in its last 22 games
Eastern Michigan is 7-16 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Eastern Michigan's last 11 games

7:00 PM
CEN. CONNECTICUT ST vs. SYRACUSE
No trends available
Syracuse is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Syracuse's last 7 games

8:00 PM
COLORADO STATE vs. COLORADO
Colorado State is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Colorado State's last 9 games when playing Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Colorado's last 10 games
Colorado is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games

8:00 PM
NAVY vs. FLORIDA ATLANTIC
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Navy's last 10 games
Navy is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games on the road
Florida Atlantic is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida Atlantic's last 6 games at home

8:00 PM
WASHINGTON vs. RUTGERS
Washington is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games
Rutgers is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Rutgers is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games at home

9:00 PM
UTAH STATE vs. WISCONSIN
Utah State is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Utah State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Wisconsin's last 5 games
Wisconsin is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games

9:30 PM
BOSTON COLLEGE vs. NORTHERN ILLINOIS
Boston College is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Boston College is 7-14 SU in its last 21 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Northern Illinois's last 5 games at home
Northern Illinois is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
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Eastern Michigan was 7-6 LY, after being 7-41 the previous four years; Eagles have a senior QB with 23 starts but its whole OL has only 26 starts returning. Since 2007, EMU is 3-10 vs spread as a home favorite- they’ve got 16 starters back overall. Charlotte is 5-6-1 as a road underdog, 2-5 in last seven non-league games. 49ers have a junior QB with seven starts, an OL with 47 returning starts. Charlotte has 12 starters back overall. Last two years, MAC teams are 10-3-1 vs spread when facing teams from C-USA.

Washington is +35 in turnovers in its last 41 games; their OL has 97 returning starts- since 2014, they’re 6-3 as a road favorite. Huskies have a junior QB with 26 starts. Washington does not have a Pac-12 game for three weeks. Rutgers is 4-6 vs spread in its last ten games as a home underdog; their OL has 42 returning starts. Scarlet Knights have two QB’s with some experience to choose from. Since 2013, Big 14 teams are 15-10-1 vs spread when playing Pac-12 teams.

Lane Kiffin makes his Florida Atlantic home debut against 15-point road favorite Navy, which is 5-1 vs spread in last six games as a road favorite. Middies have only 4 starters back on offense, 8 on defense; their junior QB has two career starts. FAU has 17 starters back; their OL has 83 returning starts, Owls covered once in their last seven games as a home underdog. Kendall Briles is FAU’s offensive coordinator; Owls are going to throw the ball a lot.

Wisconsin has a soph QB (9 starts) but has an experienced OL with 4 starters back (90 career starts). Since 2014, Badgers are 8-10-1 vs spread as a home favorite- they’ve got 15 starters back overall. Utah State has only 10 starters back but their senior QB has 25 career starts. Aggies are 5-9 vs spread as road underdogs under Wells. USU has only ten starters back, five on both sides of the ball. Let four years, Big 14 teams are 12-9 vs spread when playing a team from the Mountain West.

Saturday’s top 13 games
Colorado State had 525 TY, 31 FD in 58-27 win over Oregon State last week. Colorado is 7-3 in its last ten games with State; they crushed the Rams 44-7 LY, outgaining CSU 578-225. Buffs lost 8 starters on defense; they’ve got 9 starters back on offense but their QB has only 3 career starts. Since 2013, Colorado is 11-4 vs spread as a favorite. State is 8-3 as an underdog under Bobo; they’ve got 8 starters back on defense, and a senior QB wth 21 starts. Underdogs are 5-2-1 vs spread in last eight series games. Last two years, Pac-12 teams are 14-8-1 vs spread when facing a Mountain West squad.

Wyoming has a future NFL QB in Allen (15 college starts); since 2009, they’re 24-11 vs spread as a road underdog. Cowboys’ OL has 87 returning starts- Wyoming is 10-7 vs spread in last 17 non-league games. Since 2012, Iowa is just 10-20 vs spread as a home favorite; they’ve got an OL with 99 returning starts but have a new QB- they play rival Iowa State next. Last four years, Big 14 teams are 12-9 vs spread when playing Mountain West teams. Both teams have eight starters back on defense.

Cal has a new coach, an offensive line with only 25 returning starts and a new QB- tough way to start on the road. Golden Bears are 2-6 vs spread in last eight games as a road underdog- they’re 7-2-1 vs spread in last ten non-league games. Cal has 8 starters back on defense. UNC is 8-4 vs spread in last 12 games as a home favorite; they’ve got a new QB with Trubisky in NFL— their offensive line has 73 returning starts, they’ve got 7 starters back on defense. ACC teams are 6-2 vs spread in last eight games vs Pac-12 squads. .

Boston College opened up +2 at Northern Illinois, now they’re -3. Eagles (-5) beat NIU 17-14 at home in 2015; they outgained Huskies 326-153 that day. Since 2007, Eagles are 5-11 vs spread as a road favorite; they’re 9-5 vs spread in last 14 non-ACC games- they open ACC play with Wake Forest next. NIU is 9-12 vs spread in its last 21 home games; they’re 12-17 vs spread in last 29 non-MAC games. Huskies have an OL with 46 returning starts- their junior QB has started 8 games. BC’s offensive line has 88 returning starts.

Since 2013, Temple is 12-4 vs spread as a road underdog, 10-7 in non-league games. Owls and Notre Dame both have new QB’s this year. Temple also has a new coach- they lost 7 starters on defense- their offensive line has 62 returning starts. ND had 76 returning starts on its OL; under Kelly, they’re 15-18-3 vs spread as a home favorite. Since 2012, Notre Dame is 10-17 vs spread when laying double digits. Irish play Georgia next, could easily be looking ahead to that.

Appalachian State has a senior QB with 36 career starts, an offensive line with 96 career starts- they’re 21-5 the last two years. Since 2013, ASU is 5-4-1 vs spread as a road underdog. Last two years, Sun Belt teams are 8-3 vs spread when facing an SEC opponent. Georgia plays Notre Dame next; they’ve got a soph QB with 12 starts, an OL with 45 starts. Dawgs are 11-19 vs spread in last 30 games as a home favorite- since ’12, they’re 11-13 in non-SEC games. Georgia has 10 starters back on defense.

Kentucky played in its first bowl since 2010 LY; Wildcats are on favored on road here for first time in six years. Wildcats have a senior QB with 9 starts, an OL with 73 returning starts- they’re 9-6 vs spread in last 15 games as a favorite, but just 2-7 vs spread in last nine non-SEC games. Southern Miss’s QB has started only 2 games; their OL has 44 returning starts. Since 2008, Golden Eagles are 5-8 vs spread as home underdogs, 15-21 in non-league games. Over last five years, C-USA teams are 17-12-1 vs spread when playing SEC teams.

Two years ago, Michigan (-4.5) hammered Florida 41-7 in the Citrus Bowl. Wolverines are very young team this year (#127 out of 130 in experience), with only one starter back on defense- their offensive line has 54 returning starts, their junior QB has 12 starts. Florida has a new QB; their OL has 63 returning starts. Gators covered 6 of last 8 games on neutral fields. Michigan is 11-10 as a favorite under Harbaugh; they’re 1-4-2 vs spread in last seven games on neutral fields. Last couple years, SEC teams are 6-2 vs spread when playing Big 14 teams.

South Carolina covered its last four games on neutral fields; they’ve got 16 starters back. Since 2015, they’re 6-9 vs spread as an underdog. Gamecocks’ soph QB started 7 games LY. NC State has 17 starters back; they’re 13-6 vs spread in last 19 non-ACC games. Wolfpack is 16-10 vs spread as a favorite under Doeren; since ’08, they’re 5-3 vs spread on a neutral field. State’s OL has 89 returning starts; their junior QB has 13 starts. Last two years, ACC teams are 14-9 vs spread when facing SEC opponents.

Florida State-Alabama both have sophomore QB’s who played all of last year; since 2012, FSU is 3-1 vs spread as an underdog- they don’t get points very often. Seminoles are 6-7 vs spread in non-ACC games under Fisher. FSU’s offensive line has 57 retuning starts. Since ’09, Alabama is 14-7 vs spread on neutral fields; they’re 12-8-1 vs spread in last 21 games when favored. Crimson Tide has only 11 returning starters and a soph QB who is a suspect passer. Bama’s OL has 67 returning starts.

Virginia Tech has a new QB; their offensive line has 72 returning starts. Since 2011, Hokies are just 19-34-1 vs spread when favored. Since ’10, they’re 13-20-1 in non-ACC games. Tech has only 5 starters back on offense. West Virginia lost 8 starters on defense, 6 on offense; since ’12, they’re 7-12 vs spread outside the Big X. WVU is 7-9 vs spread in last 16 games when getting points. Mountaineers’ OL has only 46 returning starts. ACC-Big X don’t meet often; last five years, ACC teams are 6-5 vs spread when facing a Big X squad.

Pac-12-SEC games don’t happen much; since 2011, SEC teams are 7-3 vs spread when they play a Pac-12 opponent. Under Sumlin, Texas A&M is 12-13 vs spread out of conference; since 2013, they’re 3-7 vs spread when getting points. Aggies lost 6 starters on offense; they’ve got a new QB, their OL has only 48 returning starts. UCLA has 9 starters back on offense; their OL has 85 returning starts. Since 2014, Bruins are 5-10 vs spread as a favorite; they’re 1-8-1 vs spread in last 10 non-conference games.

Prepping for the option can be tough, but Tennessee has had more time, seeing as this is their opener. Vols’ offensive line has 111 returning starts, #2 experienced OL in country. Tennessee is 13-16 vs spread when favored under Jones- they’ve got 7 starters back on both sides of ball. Georgia Tech has 8 starters back on both sides, but has a new QB; Jackets are 9-5 vs spread in last 14 non-league games, 9-11 in last 20 games when getting points. Last two years, ACC teams are 14-9 vs spread when facing SEC opponents.
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Dunkel

Week 1

Friday, September 1

Charlotte @ Eastern Michigan

Game 141-142
September 1, 2017 @ 6:30 pm

Dunkel Rating:
Charlotte
68.201
Eastern Michigan
73.041
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
Eastern Michigan
by 5
64
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
Eastern Michigan
by 14
56 1/2
Dunkel Pick:
Charlotte
(+14); Over

Washington @ Rutgers

Game 143-144
September 1, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

Dunkel Rating:
Washington
106.396
Rutgers
79.883
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
Washington
by 26 1/2
47
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
Washington
by 28
52
Dunkel Pick:
Rutgers
(+28); Under

Navy @ Florida Atlantic

Game 145-146
September 1, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

Dunkel Rating:
Navy
89.194
Florida Atlantic
63.131
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
Navy
by 26
75
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
Navy
by 10
68
Dunkel Pick:
Navy
(-10); Over

Utah State @ Wisconsin

Game 147-148
September 1, 2017 @ 9:00 pm

Dunkel Rating:
Utah State
73.777
Wisconsin
108.475
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
Wisconsin
by 34 1/2
50
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
Wisconsin
by 27
52
Dunkel Pick:
Wisconsin
(-27); Under

Boston College @ Northern Illinois

Game 149-150
September 1, 2017 @ 9:30 pm

Dunkel Rating:
Boston College
87.312
Northern Illinois
78.900
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
Boston College
by 8 1/2
48
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
Boston College
by 3
52
Dunkel Pick:
Boston College
(-3); Under

Colorado State @ Colorado

Game 151-152
September 1, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

Dunkel Rating:
Colorado State
90.352
Colorado
102.676
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
Colorado
by 12 1/2
69
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
Colorado
by 5
66
Dunkel Pick:
Colorado
(-5); Over

Fordham @ Army

Game 233-234
September 1, 2017 @ 6:00 pm

Dunkel Rating:
Fordham
63.604
Army
81.374
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
Army
by 18
54
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
Army
by 14
63
Dunkel Pick:
Army
(-14); Under

Central Connecticut @ Syracuse

Game 235-236
September 1, 2017 @ 7:00 pm

Dunkel Rating:
Central Connectic
42.568
Syracuse
81.423
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
Syracuse
by 39
59
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
Syracuse
by 41
62 1/2
Dunkel Pick:
Central Connectic
(+41); Under
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NCAAF Week 1 opening line report: Several high-profile battles highlight opening weekend

There were a handful of lesser-lights college football games last weekend, but this week truly kicks off the season, with dozens of games, including a couple very high-profile matchups. We check in on the opening lines and early action for four of those games, with insights from Dave Mason, sportsbook brand manager for offshore shop BetOnline.ag.

No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide vs. No. 3 Florida State Seminoles (+7)

These perennially strong teams open the season Saturday with a neutral-site contest at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, in prime time with an 8 p.m. ET kickoff.

Alabama has played in the last two national championship games, earning a split against Clemson in both cases. Last season, the Crimson Tide rolled up a 13-0 SU record in the regular season (9-4 ATS), then bounced Washington 24-7 as a 12.5-point favorite in the College Football Playoff semifinals. But it was a bitter end to the season, as ‘Bama gave up a last-second touchdown to lose the final to Clemson 35-31 giving 6.5 points.

Florida State had a bumpy first eight weeks of the 2016 season, going 5-3 SU (4-3 ATS), but the Seminoles didn’t lose the rest of the way, finishing 10-3 SU (8-4 ATS). Florida State capped the year with a thrilling 33-32 victory over Michigan in the Orange Bowl.

“This line is currently exactly where we opened – Alabama 7-point chalk,” Mason said, noting this game first went up on the board back in June. “Not too much movement one way or another. No surprise this game is getting more early action than any other. Action so far has been pretty even, with 52 percent of the early bettors backing ‘Bama.”

No. 16 Florida Gators vs. No. 9 Michigan Wolverines (-5)

It’s another big neutral-site non-conference game on opening weekend, with both these teams looking to make a big early splash in this 3:30 ET kickoff on Saturday at AT&T Stadium in Dallas.

Michigan got out of the gate 9-0 SU (5-4 ATS) in 2016, but lost three of its last four, including the aforementioned 33-32 Orange Bowl setback to Florida State to finish at 10-3 SU (6-7 ATS). Florida went 9-4 SU (5-7-1 ATS) in 2016, ending the regular season with a loss at Florida State, followed by a 54-16 blowout setback to Alabama in the SEC title game. But the Gators got it back together for the Outback Bowl, drubbing Iowa 30-3 as a 1.5-point favorite.

“This game is shaping up to be our biggest decision of the weekend,” Mason said, noting the line is now Michigan -3.5. “Sixty-nine percent of the early bettors are on the Wolverines. Michigan is taking on more bets than any other team on the betting board so far.”

Florida will be without star wideout Antonio Callaway, who was among seven Gators suspended for this game a couple of weeks ago.

Louisiana State Tigers vs. Brigham Young Cougars (+12)

This neutral-site game, set for 9:30 p.m. ET Saturday, took on more intrigue Monday when it was moved from Houston’s NRG Stadium to New Orleans’ Superdome, due to Hurricane Harvey. That forced BetOnline.ag to take it off the board for the moment to reassess.

LSU is coming off an 8-4 SU campaign (6-6 ATS) that included the firing of Les Miles, who was replaced by interim coach Ed Orgeron, who now heads up the program. The Tigers capped the season with a 29-9 victory over Louisville laying 3 points in the Citrus Bowl.

BYU won its last five games and eight of its last nine in 2016 to finish 9-4 SU and ATS. The Cougars edged Wyoming 24-21 giving 10 points in the Poinsettia Bowl.

“Some significant movement since opening LSU as 12-point favorites, with BYU currently getting 14.5,” Mason said, just before the game was taken down. “This one is getting very lopsided action from the public, with 81 percent on the Tigers minus the points.”

Texas A&M Aggies at UCLA Bruins (-3)

UCLA is coming off a dumpster-fire season in which it went 4-8 SU and ATS. The Bruins lost six of their last seven games, including the last two to Pac-12 rivals Southern California (36-14 at home getting 13 points) and California (36-10 laying 3 points on the road).

Texas A&M had a better 2016, but hit the skids after a stout 6-0 SU start (4-2 ATS), finishing the season 8-5 SU (4-9 ATS) and failing to cash in its final nine games. That included a 33-28 loss to Kansas State as a 4-point favorite in the Texas Bowl.

“After opening as a field-goal favorite, UCLA is currently - 3.5 (-118),” Mason said of action on this 7:30 p.m. ET Sunday night kickoff at the Rose Bowl. “About 57 percent of early bettors are on the Bruins so far.”
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NCAAF's biggest betting mismatches: Week 1

Each week, Monty Andrews breaks down some of the underlying betting mismatches on the college football slate, giving you an inside edge when handicapping the schedule and setting your daily fantasy lineup.

Florida State Seminoles vs Alabama Crimson Tide (-7, 49.5)

Seminoles' unimpressive TO margin vs. Crimson Tide's ball-hawking prowess

There is no bigger game on the opening-week calendar than Saturday's tilt between the No. 3 Seminoles and the top-ranked Crimson Tide at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. And while the game is expected to be a tightly-contested affair - at least, relative to the rest of Alabama's schedule - both teams have advantages they will look to exploit in the season opener. One of the biggest ones, based on last year's performances, could put Florida State in a bad position this weekend.

The Seminoles were merely ordinary at taking care of the football last season, averaging 1.7 turnovers for and 1.6 turnovers against for a net differential of +0.1 - good for 51st in Division I. Florida State was even worse at taking care of the football late in the campaign, recording a net turnover differential of -4 over its last three games of the season. And while those miscues didn't prevent the Seminoles from an Orange Bowl victory, the story could be much different against the relentless Crimson Tide.

Alabama's regular-season turnover differential was elite - at 1.9 turnovers forced and 1.3 turnovers allowed, the Crimson Tide's +0.6 differential ranked 19th nationwide - but it was down the stretch when the Crimson Tide really flexed their muscles. 'Bama was sensational at ball control over the final three games of last season, forcing eight turnovers while committing zero. And if the turnover battle skews that way on Saturday night, the Crimson Tide should cruise.

Florida Gators vs Michigan Wolverines (-3.5, 45)

Gators' road third-down woes vs. Wolverines' stout D

Oddsmakers are expecting a low-scoring defensive showdown at AT&T Stadium this weekend in college football's other marquee matchup between the 16th-ranked Gators and No. 9 Wolverines. Florida's offense is in flux - surprise, surprise - and with question marks at quarterback and on the offensive line, there's no telling how well the Gators will be able to move the ball. If last season is any indication, Florida's punter might see a lot of screen time Saturday.

The Gators have struggled to find consistency at quarterback since Tim Tebow became a pro; four different quarterbacks have at least 100 pass attempts in two years with Jim McElwain at the helm. Florida's offensive struggles last season were summarized in how poorly the team performed on third down, converting at a pedestrian 41.7-percent clip. That rate drops even lower if you only count road games, with Florida making good on just 33.6 percent of third downs away from Gainesville.

That won't play well at all against Michigan. The Wolverines are set to build upon last year's promising start to the season - and atone for last year's crushing loss to Florida State in the Orange Bowl. The Wolverines were the stingiest team in the nation last year when it came to third-down conversion, allowing opponents to make good at an absurd 21 percent clip.

LSU Tigers at BYU Cougars (+14.5, 47.5)

Tigers' red-zone struggles vs. Cougars' downfield dominance

Coming off a solid showing in SEC play and a decisive win over Louisville in the Citrus Bowl, LSU opens its 2017 campaign as more than a two-touchdown favorite over a BYU team that kicked off its season last weekend with a one-sided victory over Portland State. Yet, while the Cougars aren't expected to put up much of a fight, they do own a decided advantage in red-zone play based on last year's results - and that could keep things closer than fans and oddsmakers expect.

The Tigers were slightly below average last season when it came to converting trips inside the opposition's 20-yard line into touchdowns or field goals, scoring points on five out of every six visits in games against fellow FBS opponents. It was a slight decrease from the 84.8-percent conversion rate LSU posted a season earlier. The 13th-ranked Tigers averaged 27.8 points per game last season, and will need to be sharper in the red zone if they hope to finish among the leaders in that category.

Perhaps LSU can learn a thing or two from its weekend opponent. The Cougars were one of the best teams in the country last season at turning red-zone trips into digits on the scoreboard, converting at a 95.9-percent rate; only Florida State was better. That is nothing new for BYU, which converted at a 93.6-percent clip in 2015. The Cougars are also elite at preventing red-zone scores, limiting teams to a 73.5-percent success rate - the eighth-best mark in Division I.

West Virginia Mountaineers vs Virginia Tech Hokies (-4, 51.5)

Mountaineers' ordinary pass protection vs. Hokies' sack-happy home D

This hotly anticipated matchup features two teams ranked in the top 25 who haven't faced each other in 12 years - and much of the focus will be on new Mountaineers' quarterback Will Grier, who last played with the Florida Gators in 2015. Grier looked good in Gainesville, but he had better hope his offensive line is better than it was last year. The Hokies boasted one of the best defenses in the nation in 2016.

The Mountaineers were an average pass-protection unit last season, ranking 63rd out of 128 qualifying teams in sacks allowed per game (2.1) in games against other FBS foes. They were worse down the stretch, giving up eight sacks over their final three games of the season - and now have to deal with the loss of All-American center Tyler Orlosky to the NFL. Grier will need to work fast or risk winding up on his back more than a couple of times Sunday night.

The Hokies defense will be licking its chops after putting together one of the most dominant showings in the nation last season. With a secondary ranked in the top five in Division I coming into the season, the Hokies are in great position to make life miserable for Grier and the rest of the West Virginia passing game.
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Pac-12 Report - Week 1

Colorado State at Colorado from Denver, Colo. (Fri., Sept. 1 - Pac-12 Network, 8:00 p.m. ET)

The Rams will already have a game under its belt when they invade Sports Authority Field in Denver for their rivalry game with the Buffaloes. Colorado had a great season in 2016, rising back to prominence after many awful and trying seasons since joining the Pac-12. The Rams enter the season 14-4-1 ATS over their past 19 non-conference games, but they're 0-4-1 in their past five neutral-site battles. The Buffaloes are 1-3-1 ATS in their past five on a neutral-site field. Total bettors might be especially interested in this rivalry game, as the 'under' has hit in eight of the past nine games. The underdog is also 3-1-1 ATS in the past five meetings in this series.
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Friday's Tip Sheet



There are six lined games set for Friday of Week 1 in college football. Washington begins its quest to get back to the College Football Playoff by heading across the country into New Jersey. Wisconsin is at home looking to avoid an upset bid from Utah State that nearly resulted in a shocking loss at Camp Randall five years ago.


We’ll tackle those two games before touching on the others in Bonus Nuggets.


**Washington at Rutgers**


-- As of Tuesday, most betting shops had Washington installed as a 27.5-point road favorite with a total of 52 for ‘over/under’ wagers. The Huskies opened as 31-point ‘chalk’ at most books in late June, but the number was heavily adjusted Monday morning.


-- When these schools met last season in the opener at Husky Stadium, Washington raced out to a 48-3 third-quarter lead en route to a 48-13 spread-covering victory as a 25-point home ‘chalk.’ The 61 combined points slipped ‘over’ the 56-point total thanks to RU’s 10-yard TD run from Janarion Grant with 5:53 remaining. The Scarlet Knights committed three turnovers and allowed the Huskies to score a pair of touchdowns on special teams. UW’s Jake Browning completed 18-of-27 throws for 287 yards and three TDs with one interception. Dante Pettis had a 68-yard punt return for a score. Grant had nine catches for 56 yards in the losing effort. He combined for 160 all-purpose yards on 18 total touches.

-- Washington went 12-2 straight up and 7-7 against the spread last season. The Huskies made the College Football Playoff for the first time in school history, losing 24-7 to Alabama in the semifinals as 14-point underdogs at the Ga. Dome in Atlanta. They beat four ranked teams, including a 41-10 win as 7.5-point ‘chalk’ over Colorado at the Pac-12 Championship Game. Chris Petersen’s only other defeat came at home to Southern Cal by a 26-13 count. UW had notable scalps vs. Stanford (44-6), at Utah (31-24) and at Washington State (45-17).


-- Washington returns seven starters on offense and six on defense. With the exception of leading receiver John Ross, Petersen’s squad brings back all of its skill players on offense. Browning, a junior who has already started 26 games and garnered fourth-team All-American honors in 2016, completed 62.1 percent of his passes last year for 3,430 yards with a 43/9 touchdown-to-interception ratio. Pettis also returns after hauling in 53 receptions for 822 yards and 15 TDs. Junior RB Myles Gaskin earned first-team All Pac-12 honors by rushing for 1,373 yards and 10 TDs while averaging 5.8 yards per carry. Gaskin also had 19 catches for 137 yards and one TD. Senior RB Lavon Coleman provided excellent depth, rushing for 852 yards and seven TDs with a 7.5 YPC average.

-- Washington’s defense gave up merely 17.7 points per game in 2016. This unit is led by two senior linebackers in Keishawn Bierria and Azeem Victor and a pair of junior defensive tackles, Greg Gaines and Vita Vea. There’s also a true sophomore safety in Taylor Rapp, who was a second-team Freshman All-American after recording 53 tackles and four interceptions. Bierria had 70 tackles, two sacks, three tackles for loss, and two passes broken up, while Victor produced 67 tackles and three TFL’s. Vea had 39 tackles, five sacks, 1.5 TFL’s, two PBU and two QB hurries, and Gaines tallied 35 tackles, 3.5 sacks and 4.5 TFL’s.


-- UW announced Monday a one-game suspension for Victor and a two-game suspension for reserve CB Austin Joyner, who had 10 tackles and one interception in 12 games as a freshman last year. Also, starting sophomore LB D.J. Beavers is out indefinitely with a foot injury. Beavers started four games in ’16, contributing 40 tackles, 0.5 TFL’s, one interception and one PBU.


-- Washington owns a 6-3 spread record in nine games as a road favorite during Petersen’s first three years at the school. The Huskies are just 2-3 versus the number in five games as double-digit road ‘chalk’ under Petersen. This is their biggest road favorite spot since Petersen took over.


-- Rutgers limped to a 2-10 SU record and a 4-8 ATS mark in its first season under head coach Chris Ash, who came to RU after two seasons of serving as co-DC at Ohio State under Urban Meyer. The Scarlet Knights got their only wins of ’16 at home over Howard (52-14) and New Mexico (37-28). They finished the year on a nine-game losing streak, dropping six of those nine (and seven total) by double-digit margins, including losses of 58-0 at Ohio State, 78-0 vs. Michigan, 49-0 at Michigan State and 39-0 vs. Penn State. RU was -2,010 net yards for the season with a minus-five turnover margin.


-- Rutgers brings back six starters on offense and eight on defense. The new starting QB is Kyle Bolin, a grad transfer from Louisville who was stuck on the bench behind last year’s Heisman Trophy winner, Lamar Jackson. In three years at U of L that included six starts under center, Bolin completed 58 percent of his passes for 2,104 yards with a 13/10 TD-INT ratio.


-- Grant is RU’s best player who went down with a season-ending injury in the fourth game last year. He is a three-time All-Big Ten selection as a return specialist. Before getting injured in ’16, he had already produced 20 catches for 210 yards. Also, Grant had rushed for 138 yards and three TDs on just 16 attempts for an 8.6 YPC average. He also had two TDs on special teams.

-- When Bolin isn’t targeting Grant, his next-favorite target will be sophomore Jawuan Harris, who had a team-high 39 receptions for 481 yards and three TDs in ’16. RU also returns its leading rusher in senior Robert Martin, who had 625 yards for two TDs with a 5.2 YPC average.


-- After RU’s offense averaged an abysmal 15.7 PPG last season, Ash hired former Minnesota and No. Illinois head coach Jerry Kill as his new offensive coordinator. This is the eighth different OC at RU in eight years.


-- RU’s defense surrendered 37.5 PPG in ’16. This unit brings back its top two tacklers, junior LB Trevor Morris (102, 1 sack) and junior LB Deonte Roberts (95, 1 INT).

-- Fox Sports 1 will provide the telecast at 8:00 p.m. Eastern.


**Utah State at Wisconsin**


-- As of Tuesday, most books had Wisconsin favored by 27.5 points with a total of 52. The Aggies were 35/1 on the money line at 5dimes.eu (risk $100 to win $3,500).

-- Wisconsin finished ’16 with an 11-3 SU record and a stellar 10-3-1 ATS mark. The Badgers’ losses came against teams that were ranked second, fourth and eighth in the nation at the time. They covered the spread in losses at Michigan (14-7 as 10.5-point underdogs) and vs. Ohio State (30-23 in overtime as 10.5-point ‘dogs), and the other defeat came to Penn State (38-31) at the Big Ten Championship Game. Wisconsin had three victories over top-10 teams at the time they played, winning 30-6 at eighth-ranked Michigan State in Week 4. The Badgers also knocked off fifth-ranked LSU (16-14) in the season opener at Lambeau Field and beat seventh-ranked Nebraska 23-17 in overtime.


-- Wisconsin won a 24-16 decision over previously-undefeated and 12th-ranked Western Michigan at the Cotton Bowl, hooking up its backers as a 7.5-point favorite.


-- Paul Chryst’s team is 21-6 SU and 17-9-1 ATS since he took over for Gary Andersen in 2015. He was Wisconsin’s offensive coordinator from 2005-11 when the school set offensive records galore. Chryst was the head coach at Pitt from 2012-14, taking the Panthers to three bowl games while going 19-19.


-- Wisconsin owns a 5-4-1 spread record with one outright loss in nine games as a double-digit home favorite during Chryst’s tenure.


-- Wisconsin already lost All-American candidate Jack Cichy to a season-ending ACL tear a few weeks ago. In seven games before getting injured last season, Cichy had 60 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 5.5 TFL’s, two PBU and three QB hurries. Now sophomore LB Zack Baun (foot) is out for the season. Baun had 15 tackles and 3.5 TFL’s last year. Reserve RB Taiwan Deal is out indefinitely with an ankle injury. Deal rushed 32 times for 164 yards last year, averaging 5.1 YPC.

-- Wisconsin returns eight starters on offense and six on defense. The defense gave up merely 15.6 PPG and had 34 sacks. This unit was led by rising junior LB T.J. Edwards, who produced 89 tackles, three sacks, 5.5 TFL’s, three interceptions, three QB hurries, two PBU and one forced fumble despite missing the first two games of the year. Senior safety D’Cota Dixon is another standout player, registering 60 tackles, four interceptions, four QB hurries, four PBU, one sack, 1.5 TFL’s, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in ’16.


-- As a redshirt freshman last year, Alex Hornibrook started nine games at QB. The southpaw completed 58.6 percent of his passes for 1,262 yards with a 9/7 TD-INT ratio. The Badgers are hoping he can make a big jump in improvement in ’17. Hornibrook will have his two favorite targets back, senior WR Jazz Peavy and senior TE Troy Fumagalli, a second-team All Big-Ten pick last season. Peavy had 43 receptions for 635 yards and five TDs, while Fumagalli hauled in 47 catches for 580 yards and two TDs.


-- Utah State missed out on the postseason last season for the first time since 2010. The Aggies finished a second straight campaign with a losing record after winning 19 games in the first two years of Matt Wells’s tenure. They went 4-8 ATS in ’16, going 1-3 ATS in four outings as road underdogs. Utah State is 5-9 versus the number in 14 games as a road ‘dog on Wells’s watch.


-- Utah State brings back 10 of 22 starters, five on each side of the ball. The Aggies went winless in six road assignments last season, limping to an atrocious 1-5 spread record.


-- Utah State led 14-3 at intermission in its last trip to Camp Randall in 2012. However, when the Aggies missed a short field goal on the game’s final play, Wisconsin won a 16-14 decision despite never threatening to cover as a 14-point home favorite. During that banner campaign, Utah State finished 11-2 with its lone defeats coming at Wisconsin and at BYU by a 6-3 score.


-- Utah State senior QB Kent Myers has started 25 career games. He has a 31/14 TD-INT ratio in those three seasons, but he only had 10 TD passes and eight interceptions during 12 starts in 2016. Myers completed a career-low 58.0 percent of his passes for 2,389 yards. Myers rushed for 449 yards and six TDs last season. Myers has his favorite target back in the mix. Ron’quavion Tarver had 46 catches for 602 yards and three TDs. Tonny Lindsey also returns after rushing for a team-best 763 yards and six TDs with a 5.2 YPC average.


-- Kickoff is scheduled for 9:00 p.m. Eastern on ESPN.


**B.E.’s Bonus Nuggets**


-- The Lane Kiffin Era in Boca Raton will get started Friday night when Florida Atlantic plays host to Navy at 8:00 p.m. Eastern on ESPNU. As of Tuesday, most spots had the Midshipmen listed as a 10.5-point road ‘chalk’ with a total of 68.5 points. The Owls were +300 on the money line (risk $100 to win $300). Ken Niumatalolo’s squad went 9-5 both SU and ATS last year, ending the season on a three-game losing streak, including a 48-45 loss to La. Tech at the Armed Forces Bowl. The Middies took the cash, however, as seven-point underdogs against the Bulldogs. Navy brings back four starters on offense and eight on defense. FAU went 3-9 SU and 3-8-1 ATS in ’16. The Owls return nine starters on offense and eight on defense. WR Kalib Woods “is not on our football team,” according to recent remarks from Kiffin. Woods was arrested for his part in a fight during the summer and charged with two felony battery counts, though his lawyers have made a motion to have the charges dismissed. Woods led FAU with 68 catches for 934 yards and one TD in ’16.


-- Colorado and Colorado State will square off in Denver at 8:00 p.m. Eastern on the Pac-12 Network. According to recent reports, this rivalry will move back to being play on campus rather than in the Mile High City after this encounter. One reason for this is CSU’s new stadium that opened last Saturday with the Rams thumping Oregon State by a 58-27 count as 3.5-point home ‘chalk.’ The 85 combined points soared ‘over’ the 60-point total. Nick Stevens threw for 334 yards and three TDs compared to just one interception. Michael Gallup had 11 receptions for 134 yards, while Tre Thomas had a 44-yard pick-six as one of five turnovers forced by the CSU defense. CSU has lost back-to-back games to Colorado and three of the last four, including a 44-6 beatdown in ’16. Mike MacIntyre’s squad is coming off a breakout campaign, as it won the Pac-12 South and finished with a 10-4 record. The Buffaloes return nine starters on offense and three on defense. As of Tuesday, most spots had the Buffaloes favored by 5.5 points with a total of 66. The Rams were +180 on the money line (risk $100 to win $180).


-- Eastern Michigan is a 14-point home favorite vs. Charlotte for Friday’s 6:30 p.m. Eastern kick of a non-televised affair. The total is 57 points, while the 49ers are +450 to win outright.


-- As of Tuesday, Boston College was favored by three (with some extra -115 or -120 juice) or 3.5 for its opener at Northern Illinois. The total was in the 51-52 range. These schools met at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill in ’15, with BC capturing a 17-14 victory. However, the Huskies covered the number as five-point road underdogs. BC went 7-6 both SU and ATS last season and returns eight starters on offense and seven on defense. Keep an eye on the Eagles’ senior DE Harold Landry, a fourth-team All-American last year when he had 51 tackles, 16 sacks, 5.5 TFL’s, seven forced fumbles, seven QB hurries, four PBU and one interception. The Eagles are 3-4 ATS as road favorites during Steve Addazio’s tenure. NIU won at least 11 games in five consecutive seasons from 2010-14, but it has gone 8-6 and 5-7 over the last two campaigns. The Huskies, who are 0-2 ATS as home ‘dogs on Rod Carey’s watch, bring back five starters on offense and seven on defense. They lost four one-possession games in ’16. This game will kick at 9:30 p.m. Eastern on the CBS Sports College Network.


-- Baylor starting safeties Davion Hall and Henry Black have been injured since the start of training camp. Now sophomore CB Grayland Arnold is out for 6-8 weeks after undergoing surgery Sunday on his broken arm. In addition, senior DB Travon Blanchard has transferred to Texas A&M-Commerce and will play right away. In fact, he practiced with the FCS Lions this past Friday and will play this week vs. North Alabama. Blanchard was a second-team All Big-12 selection last year when he recorded 73 tackles, 7.5 TFL’s, 1.5 sacks, five PBU, one interception and one QB hurry. And finally, RB Terrence Williams is out indefinitely for undisclosed reasons. Williams rushed for 1,048 yards and 11 TDs in ’16, averaging 5.7 YPC. Fortunately for the Bears, they open with cupcake home games vs. Liberty and UTSA.
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