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  • Blog Post: AS THE NOOSE TIGHTENS

    By Marc Lawrence November is, unquestionably, the best time of the season for sports fans. The NBA and College Hoops seasons tip off a new campaign. The NFL enters its second-half race while College Football concludes heads to the finish line with teams scurrying for bowl bids. It's also a great...
  • Blog Post: Find out which college football underdogs have no bite this week

    "Now I'm almost over you...I've almost shook the blues So when you come back around after painting the town You'll see I'm almost over you ." We all know the value of a live home dog. Especially in college football. By definition, they are home teams in...
  • Blog Post: College Football Cheat Sheet (11/12)

    By Marc Lawrence And then there were six. Undefeated college football teams that is, all of who are in action this week. And as you might expect, all heavily favored to remain unbeaten. Here are the teams currently ranked in the Top 25 of the current USA Today/Coaches Poll. Listed below as stats...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Football Betting Preview (11/29-11/30) from Marc Lawrence

    Now that the bird has been carved and devoured our thoughts turn to the final week of the regular College Football season and an NFL surge that finds teams positioning themselves for playoff openings. Here's our take on some of the big games on this weekend's College and NFL cards. Remember...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Football Betting Preview (10/11-10/12) from Marc Lawrence

    As the population in the world of undefeated football teams continues to dwindle, the pressure begins to mount for those who have been fortunate enough to remain unscathed to this point. With only 17 such residents remaining on the College (15) and NFL (2) fronts, it will be interesting to see how many...
  • Blog Post: 2010 SUN BELT CONFERENCE FOOTBALL PREVIEW

    By Marc Lawrence Be careful, FBS. We just may find a member of the Sun Belt Conference playing in a BCS bowl game sooner than later. And, no, we're not suffering from sun-spots. If it can, the SBC champion will earn an automatic berth in a BCS bowl game if that team is ranked in the top 12...
  • Blog Post: Brilliant Disguise: Play AGAINST favorites after beating 5-0 teams as a dog

    "The gypsy swore our future was right. But come the wee wee hours, well maybe baby the gypsy lied. So when you look at me, you better look hard and look twice. Is that me baby, or just a brilliant disguise." Deception can be a dangerous thing. Superstar songwriter Bruce...
  • Blog Post: College Football Picks: Bet ON these teams in their season finales

    The last game of the season can be meaningful for college football teams in need of respect. From a handicapping perspective, this especially holds true when our squad that is about to check out meets these 'value laden' criteria: a) they must have won 2 or fewer games last season b) they...
  • Blog Post: 2011 MID AMERICAN CONFERENCE FOOTBALL PREVIEW

    By Marc Lawrence • Entering its 65th year of gridiron competition, the MID AMERICAN CONFERENCE will once again play a balanced schedule, meaning each team will play eight conference games in 2011. Let’s hope the ledger is more balanced than its been the last two years when only two teams in the...
  • Blog Post: DEEP SIX

    By Marc Lawrence As we continue to extol the virtues of playing with rest during the college football season, let's expand our look into GAME SIX. It seems teams taking on a conference opponent fare rather well with a breather as evidenced by an overall 141-119-1 ATS in all games since 1980 when...
  • Blog Post: WAC CONFERENCE 2009 FOOTBALL PREVIEW By Marc Lawrence

    Here�s another bar bet guaranteed to stack a few extra shot glasses in front of you�re your seat at the bar. Next to the PAC 10, the SEC and the ACC, name the conference with the 4th best all-time win percentage in bowl games. It�s not the BIG 10. Not the BIG 12, nor the BIG EAST. It�s the WAC...
  • Blog Post: FRESHEN UP

    By Marc Lawrence According to our powerful database, it seems Game Four of the College Football season is often times a critical stepping-stone for teams who play with a week of rest. This is especially true for teams that are on the road off a SU and ATS loss. That's confirmed by their 30-20...
  • Blog Post: 2010 BIG 10 CONFERENCE FOOTBALL PREVIEW

    By Marc Lawrence When you talk Big 10 Football these days you talk Ohio State. The Buckeyes won at least a share of the last five Big Ten Championships and will look to match the conference record with a sixth straight crown in 2010, equaling the feat first accomplished by Ohio State from 1972...
  • Blog Post: Stats Matter – A Guide to Handicapping the 2011 Bowl Games

    By Marc Lawrence It’s unanimous. Smart handicappers alike agree on one thing – preparation is the key to success. The better prepared you are the better chance you stand at succeeding. With the 2011 College Bowl season now upon us, it’s time to get ready for the thirty-five...
  • Blog Post: 2011 WESTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE FOOTBALL PREVIEW

    If ever there was a telling stat about a conference in decline it's this about the WAC: Of the 29 first-team all-WAC players in 2010, just five return for the 2011 season and none from the offensive side of the ball. In fact, there were 30 second-team players, and only half of them are scheduled...
  • Blog Post: 2011 CONFERENCE USA FOOTBALL PREVIEW

    By Marc Lawrence When Tulsa and UCF each finished in the AP Top 25 season-ending poll last year it marked the first time in 15 years that two teams from the up-and-coming CUSA managed to land in elite company. A closer examination finds this loop has sent six teams to post-season games in five...
  • Blog Post: Marc Lawrence's 2009 CFB CUSA Preview

    The CONFERENCE USA is 12 years old and like a youngster about to enter puberty, they are breaking out all over. Four teams from the league reached the 70-point scoring plateau in a game last year. That represented twice as many that had scored that many points in CUSA history. Teams in the league...
  • Blog Post: 2010 MID AMERICAN CONFERENCE FOOTBALL PREVIEW

    By Marc Lawrence Entering its 64th year of gridiron competition, the MID AMERICAN CONFERENCE will once again play a balanced schedule, meaning each team will play eight conference games in 2010. Let's hope the results are more balanced that last year when only two teams in the MAC West Division...
  • Blog Post: Marc Lawrence's SEC CONFERENCE 2009 FOOTBALL PREVIEW

    SECond to none. That's the SEC's mantra and it's hard to argue. Consider, the SEC: has lead the nation in total attendance the last 27 seasons; owns the best non-conference win percentage 18 of the last 29 seasons, including 43-13 last year; has featured 4 teams in the BCS final Top...
  • Blog Post: Handicapping New College Football Coaches By Marc Lawrence

    (1) NEW HEAD COACHES ARE MONEYBURNERS For the most part, new coaches are brought into college football programs that are in need of a transfusion. Much like a body that undergoes alterations during a lifestyle change of diet and exercise, it also takes a while before first year coaches turn a program...
  • Blog Post: College Football Trends: Puttin' on the Stats heading into November

    Nick Saban's Crimson Tide is just one team to 'Play On' in November With Halloween now in the rear view mirror, it's on to the best time of the College Football season - the month of November! That's because the combination of stats and angles combine to bring us the best winning...
  • Blog Post: College Football Picks: Bet AGAINST Alabama & Penn State this week

    JoePa might not be smiling after this week AS THE NOOSE TIGHTENS November is, unquestionably, the best time of the season for sports fans. The NFL enters its second-half race, College Football concludes with teams scurrying for bowl bids while the NBA and College Hoops tip off a new campaign...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Football Betting Preview (10/25-10/26) from Marc Lawrence

    Lendale White and the Titans look to stay unbeaten on Monday Night Football And then there was one. One undefeated team left in the 2008 NFL season that is. The Tennessee Titans hold that honor while on the College football front no less than nine teams remain unbeaten, including three from the Big...
  • Blog Post: Prior Year Winners: College Football Early Season Trend

    If you're a Deadhead you know exactly where we're headed here. Arguably the most popular cult band of all-time, the Grateful Dead was founded in the mid 60's when bands like the Beatles and the Rolling Stones were busy dominating the music scene. "Maybe you had too much too fast,...
  • Blog Post: Marc Lawrence's MOUNTAIN WEST CONFERENCE 2009 FOOTBALL PREVIEW

    Just in case you missed it last year... a geography refresher: Ranging in altitudes from 7 feet to 7,220 feet, the MOUNTAIN WEST CONFERENCE looks to be growing to new heights. Utah is perched atop and, off last year's perfect season, is ready to reclaim its position in the Conference pecking order...