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LSU vs. Auburn, Unbeaten SEC powers square off
2010-10-23

Sportsbook.com’s LSU vs. Auburn Betting Football Live Betting Lines Online Bingo Play Slots Online in US NFL Lines Odds: Auburn -6, Total: 51.5

The two remaining SEC unbeaten teams meet Saturday at Jordan-Hare Stadium. LSU has won four of its games by seven points or less this year. Auburn has also had some close calls, winning three games by exactly three points.

LSU’s unblemished record is puzzling, considering the Tigers have 2.4 turnovers per game and have yet to reach 225 passing yards in any of the seven contests. LSU has been lucky, but it has also been very good on defense, ranking third in the nation with just 242 YPG allowed. The Tigers are sixth against the run (84 YPG) and eighth in passing defense (159 YPG).

LSU has not yet faced a player that is the caliber of Auburn QB Cameron Newton. The Heisman front-runner is averaging 305 YPG of total offense with 13 TD and five INT. Newton’s 124 rushing YPG leads an Auburn team ranked sixth in the nation in rushing offense (284 YPG) and sixth in scoring (40.7 PPG). Newton has led Auburn to a whopping 47.3 PPG average in its last four games.

LSU is 6-3 ATS in its past nine games at Auburn, but these football betting trends found at Sportsbook.com show that the odds are not in Les Miles’ favor on Saturday. Two trends backing Auburn include:

Miles is 5-16 ATS (-12.6 Units) versus good rushing teams - averaging >=4.75 rushing yards/carry as the coach of LSU. The average score was LSU 27.3, OPPONENT 24.8 - (Rating = 2*).

Miles is 6-17 ATS (-12.7 Units) after 3 or more consecutive straight up wins as the coach of LSU. The average score was LSU 28.3, OPPONENT 20.2 - (Rating = 2*).

For ‘total’ bettors, this tend points towards the ‘under’:

Play Under - Any team against the total (AUBURN) - off a blowout win by 21 points or more over a conference rival, in October games. (145-80 over the last 5 seasons.) (64.4%, +57 units. Rating = 3*).

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NCAA Football Awards Preview for 2010 Season
2010-08-17

Here are some more of the highly sought after college football awards and a preview of who the top candidates for each award are. Staying ahead of the game in the awards is important for every college football bettor.


Mackey Award (Top Tight End)- Heading into the season, there are many candidates capable of having breakout years and winning the award, including DJ Williams, Ben Guidugli, and Wesley Saunders. However, my two frontrunners are Kyle Rudolph and George Bryan, who both had very impressive seasons as sophomores last year. Rudolph was part of the high-octane offense at Notre Dame that included Golden Tate, Jimmy Clausen and, Michael Floyd. Although his 33 catches, 364 yards, and three touchdowns look rather pedestrian, he was usually the third offensive option. He has a tremendous combination of size and speed and with Tate now gone, he has the potential to vastly increase his numbers. Bryan has excellent size at 6’6” and 270 pounds and posted numbers superior to those of Rudolph. He has a nose for the end zone, scoring six touchdowns to go along with 40 receptions and 422 yards.


Thorpe Award (Best Defensive Back)- There will be a litany of playmaking defensive backs in college football this year, led by UCLA safety Rahim Moore, a reigning first team All-American whose ten interceptions led all of college football last season. DeAndre McDaniel of Clemson also has an amazing nose for the ball, as is evidenced by his eight interceptions last season. The list goes on and includes Mark Barron’s seven interceptions and Tyler Sash and his six picks. The one guy who should contend for this award but doesn’t have the interception totals of the others is Patrick Peterson. At 6’1” and 211 pounds with excellent ball skills and speed, Peterson is the epitome of a shutdown cornerback. His relatively low total of interceptions isn’t the mark of poor playmaking ability but rather an unwillingness of other teams to throw in his direction. Except for Sash, all the others play safety and have more opportunity to make their interceptions. This will be an intriguing race and the result should reflect just how much of a premium the voters place on interception totals.


Doak Walker Award (Running Back)- As the returning Heisman Trophy winner, one might expect Mark Ingram to run away with this award. However, that won’t be even remotely close to the case. It could be argued that he’s not even the overall favorite to win. Ingram’s backup, Trent Richardson, is an outstanding player who will garner more carries and perhaps cut into Ingram’s touches a little bit. Although 1,658 yards and 17 touchdowns on 271 carries is excellent by any standards, Ingram largely won the Heisman as a result of being the best player on the best team in college football. Nevertheless, Ingram is a unique talent and will undoubtedly be in the running. The list of challengers is lengthy and includes Jacquizz Rodgers, LaMichael James, Evan Royster, Ryan Williams, Dion Lewis, and Noel Devine; I think the two headliners from that cluster are Rodgers and Lewis. Although Rodgers is small, he is tough and very skilled in the red zone, scoring 21 touchdowns on the ground last season with 1,440 rushing yards. Perhaps what sets him apart is his versatility and skills as a receiver. He caught an astounding 78 passes last season, a number that would lead almost any team in college football. If Jacquizz and his brother James were able to win their respective position awards in the same year, it would be the first time that two brothers accomplished that feat. Dion Lewis is a formidable roadblock for the Rodgers’ chances, though. He absolutely dazzled as a true freshman last year, rushing for 1799 yards and 17 touchdowns. He only got better as the season went on and there’s no telling how good he could be as a sophomore. The wild-card candidate may be Noel Devine, regarded by many as the most explosive and perhaps fastest of any player in college football. He is a threat to break a long run any time he touches the ball and has a definite “wow” factor. He rushed for 1,465 yards and 13 touchdowns last season, and averaged 6.1 yards a carry, the same as Ingram. If he has a few more highlight-reel runs this year, he may stamp himself as a contender in the eyes of voters.  


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CFB: Fiesta Bowl - BOISE STATE vs. TCU (8:10 PM ET, FOX)
2010-01-04

Two of this year’s bowl games were rematches of a year ago. For Boise State and TCU, the stakes are much higher this time, as the teams step up from the Poinsettia to Fiesta Bowl. Strangely there’s no Goliath in this battle of two “David’s,” with both teams having crashed the BCS party by going unbeaten. Of course, with pointspreads in play, one team has to play the role of favorite, and that is TCU (-8). That line seems to have done its job, as according to the Sportsbook.com Betting Trends page, action was split down the middle at last check.

The Horned Frogs were dominant on both sides of the ball, and boast the country’s No. 2-ranked defense in yards per play. Boise State did its best work on offense, scoring 44.2 points per game, ranking No. 1 nationally. In terms of bowl success, it’s all TCU, which owns a 5-1 SU and ATS record in its L6. The Broncos are 1-4 SU and 3-2 ATS in their L5.

Many of us would like to have seen these non-automatic qualifying teams compete against BCS conference teams, especially since the two met just one year ago with TCU defeating Boise State in the Poinsettia Bowl, 17-16. Regardless, the Fiesta Bowl still presents an interesting matchup. The Horned Frogs have a dominating defense, allowing just 12.4 points and 233 yards per game. TCU can also put points on the board, winning by 36.6 points per game and going 7-0 SU and 6-1 ATS down the stretch. Nobody has been better on the offensive end this season than the Broncos, however, who average a nation-best 44.2 points per game. Sixty-eight percent of the public is backing Boise State as of press time. I’ll call for a dominant TCU victory as defense wins out. TCU 41, Boise State 24.

Top FoxSheets.com ATS Trend
TCU is 15-6 ATS (+8.4 Units) as a favorite over the last 2 seasons. The average score was TCU 37.0, OPPONENT 10.6 - (Rating = 1*)

Top FoxSheets.com Total Super Situation
Play Under - Any team against the total (BOISE ST) - in a game involving two good rushing teams - both outrushing opponents by 50+ YPG, in a non-conference game between two teams from second tier division 1-A conferences. (28-6 since 1992.) (82.4%, +21.4 units. Rating = 3*)

FIESTA BOWL Series Trend: Five different conferences boast Fiesta Bowl victories over the last five seasons, not a surprising trend considering underdogs are on a 6-2 ATS run in the series. In past Fiesta Bowl games with pointspreads of 5.5-points or more, the underdog has covered seven of nine. This year’s line shows TCU -6.5. In regards to totals, where the posted number closes is a strong indicator of the result, as in games with posted numbers of 5 or higher, the UNDER is 6-2, in games below 51, the OVER is 7-2.


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