2015 College Football: Season Betting Recap

The 2015 College Football Regular Season has nearly come to a close with just Army-Navy left to play in their traditional game on December 12th. Here were some key stats, trends, and futures from another exciting season.

Biggest moneyline upsets of the year:
New Mexico +5500 at Boise
Portland St +5250 at Washington St
Furman +1400 at Central Florida
Georgia St +1037 at Georgia Southern

-Oregon is the only team to cover at least half their games ATS since 2005 after going 7-5 ATS this season.

-Howard losing 62-0 at the half at BC back in September was the season’s biggest halftime deficit, and teams losing by 49+ points at halftime have covered in 11 straight games.

-In terms of 1st half spread margin, Cincinnati losing 51-3 against South Florida was the largest 1st half spread margin in the last 10+ years (Cincy closed as a pick ’em on the 1st half line).

-The two lowest Season Win Totals of the year both went under: Kansas was set at 1.5 but won 0 games, while Eastern Michigan was also set at 1.5 and only won 1 game.

-Bowling Green was the top team overall ATS this year, going 10-3. Right behind were South Florida (9-2 ATS) and Toledo (8-2 ATS).

-Central Florida was the worst team ATS, going just 2-10. They also went an abysmal 0-12 straight up.

-Betting on every single favorite this year would have netted a profit of +12.84 units, going 423-384 ATS.

-Road teams went 415-375 ATS this season for +14.39 units.

-Betting on either the Over or Under all year would have netted a loss. Unders had the slight edge, going 411-400 but for -13.49 units.

-Missouri (11-1), Vanderbilt (10-1), UConn (10-2) and Boston College (10-2) were the top teams for Unders this season.

-Syracuse (10-2) and New Mexico State (10-2) were the top teams for Overs this season.

Most Bet games of the year:
Michigan State at Michigan (October 17)
Utah at USC (October 24)
LSU at Alabama (November 7)
Michigan State vs. Iowa (December 5)

Conference title winners and their preseason conference odds:

Conference Preseason Title Odds
AAC Houston +600
ACC Clemson +300
Big 12 Oklahoma +550
Big Ten Michigan St +950
CUSA Western Kentucky +325
MAC Bowling Green +475
MWC San Diego St +450
Pac-12 Stanford +625
SEC Alabama +325
Sun Belt Arkansas St +500

4-Team Playoff and their preseason odds to make playoffs:
Clemson +525
Alabama +190
Michigan State +550
Oklahoma +800

Here’s how Heisman odds have fluctuated at 5Dimes throughout the season:

Player School 12/5 11/21 11/10 10/23 10/6 9/23 9/9 8/29 7/1 3/14 1/30 (Bovada)
Derrick Henry Alabama -565 -205 +215 +1615 +2000 +1200 +1300 +2500 +2200 +1400 +1400
Deshaun Watson Clemson +400 +500 +600 +3035 +2500 +2200 +1800 +2000 +1800 +1500 +3300
Christian McCaffrey Stanford +1580 +6600 +2000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Dalvin Cook Florida State +2150 N/A +10000 +2100 N/A +2500 +4500 +4000 +4500 +3300 +3300
Baker Mayfield Oklahoma +2175 +1350 +5000 +6500 N/A N/A +5000 +5500 N/A N/A N/A
Leonard Fournette LSU +2400 +600 +135 -242 -250 +500 +1300 +1300 +1275 +1150 +700
Ezekiel Elliott Ohio State +2800 +500 +1000 +1615 +900 +1000 +650 +925 +875 +800 +600
Corey Coleman Baylor +5000 +5000 +800 +3300 N/A N/A +18500 +18500 +15000 N/A N/A
Trevone Boykin TCU N/A +5000 +2500 +455 +1000 +1000 +750 +625 +850 +750 +750
Devontae Booker Utah N/A +10000 +10000 +6000 N/A N/A +16000 +16000 +15000 N/A N/A
Cody Kessler USC N/A N/A N/A N/A +2500 +1300 +1100 +1400 +1400 +1300 +1200
Connor Cook Michigan State N/A N/A +2000 +7500 +6000 +2200 +2750 +3000 +4000 +2000 +2000
Paxton Lynch Memphis N/A N/A +15000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Jalen Hurd Tennessee N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A +6600 +10000 +10000 +8000 +5000 +5000
C.J. Prosise Notre Dame N/A N/A N/A +10000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Paul Perkins UCLA N/A N/A N/A N/A +7500 +5000 +4500 +4500 +4000 +1200 +1200
Kenyan Drake Alabama N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A +17500 +20000 N/A N/A N/A
Gunner Kiel Cincinnati N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A +25000 +25000 +15000 N/A N/A
Samaje Perine Oklahoma N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A +1500 +2700 +2400 +1400 +1400
Vernon Adams Oregon N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A +3000 +3800 +4500 N/A N/A
Justin Thomas Georgia Tech N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A +3500 +6500 +6600 +3300 +3300
Ryan Switzer North Carolina N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A +25000 +25000 +15000 N/A N/A
Jacoby Brissett North Carolina State N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A +14000 +14000 +8000 +5000 +5000
Braxton Miller Ohio State N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A +1800 +5500 +2800 +2500 +1800
D.J. Foster Arizona State N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A +4500 +9000 +6000 +3300 +2500
Corey Clement Wisconsin N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A +4500 +9000 +6600 +3300 +2500
Michael Brewer Virginia Tech N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A +25000 +25000 +15000 N/A N/A
Cardale Jones Ohio State N/A N/A N/A N/A +5000 +2000 +1100 +1900 +1600 +1500 +1400
Jarrett Solomon Arizona N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A +6000 +6000 +5000 +2000 N/A
Will Gardner Louisville N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A +25000 +25000 +15000 N/A N/A
Joshua Dobbs Tennessee N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A +7500 +10000 +7500 +2000 N/A
J.T. Barrett Ohio State N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A +2500 +1500 +2300 +2500 +1600
Christian Hackenberg Penn State N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A +9000 +9000 +9000 N/A N/A
Scooby Wright Arizona N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A +10000 +11500 +12500 +6600 +6600
Malik Zaire Notre Dame N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A +1500 +3500 N/A N/A N/A
Jerrod Heard Texas N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A +10500 +10500 +9000 N/A N/A
Pharoh Cooper South Carolina N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A +12000 +12000 N/A N/A N/A
Nick Wilson Arizona N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A +12500 +12500 +8000 +3300 +3300
Mike Bercovici Arizona State N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A +12500 +12500 +15000 N/A N/A
Jovon Robinson Auburn N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A +12500 +12500 +10000 N/A N/A
Laquon Treadwell Mississippi N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A +12500 +17500 +12500 +6600 +6600
Jacob Coker Alabama N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A +12500 +12500 +8000 N/A N/A
Brad Kaaya Miami N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A +5000 +8500 +9000 +7000 +3300 +3300
Kyle Allen Texas A&M N/A N/A N/A N/A +3500 N/A +6600 +6600 +9000 N/A N/A
Marquise Williams North Carolina N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A +17500 +17500 +10000 +5000 +5000
Keenan Reynolds Navy N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A +17500 +17500 +10000 N/A N/A
Jonathan Williams Arkansas N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A +17500 +17500 +12500 N/A N/A
Mason Rudolph Oklahoma State N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A +17500 +20000 +5500 +4000 +4000
Josh Rosen UCLA N/A N/A N/A N/A +9000 N/A +1500 +7500 +5000 N/A N/A
Myles Jack UCLA N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A +17500 +17500 +15000 N/A N/A
Dak Prescott Mississippi State N/A N/A N/A N/A +2000 +5000 +2000 +2000 +1425 +850 +700
Demarcus Robinson Florida N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A +20000 +12500 +12500 N/A N/A
Adoree' Jackson USC N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A +20000 +15000 +15000 N/A N/A
Kyler Murray Texas A&M N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A +20000 +20000 +7500 N/A N/A
D'haquille Williams Auburn N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A +20000 +20000 +12500 N/A N/A
Aaron Green TCU N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A +20000 +20000 +12500 N/A N/A
Luke Falk Washington St N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A +20000 +20000 N/A N/A N/A
Speedy Noil Texas A&M N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A +20000 +20000 N/A N/A N/A
Mike Williams Clemson N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A +22500 +22500 +12500 N/A N/A
Kevin Hogan Stanford N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A +22500 +22500 +15000 N/A N/A
Jared Goff California N/A N/A N/A N/A +2000 N/A +3500 +10000 +8500 +5000 +5000
Jon Hilliman Boston College N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A +25000 +25000 +15000 N/A N/A
Joey Bosa Ohio State N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A +25000 +25000 +10000 N/A N/A
Tyler Boyd Pittsburgh N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A +25000 +25000 +12500 N/A N/A
Brandon Doughty Western Kentucky N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A +25000 +25000 +15000 N/A N/A
Storm Woods Oregon State N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A +25000 +25000 +15000 N/A N/A
Jonathan Gray Texas N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A +25000 +25000 +15000 N/A N/A
Shawn Oakman Baylor N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A +25000 +25000 +15000 N/A N/A
Jeremy Johnson Auburn N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A +3000 +2500 +2300 +2000 +1600
Robert Nkemdiche Mississippi N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A +25000 +25000 +15000 N/A N/A
James Conner Pittsburgh N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A +8500 +6600 +3300 +3300
Taysom Hill BYU N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A +5500 +5500 N/A N/A
Devon Johnson Marshall N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A +35000 +35000 +20000 N/A N/A
Kenneth Dixon Louisiana Tech N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A +35000 +35000 +20000 N/A N/A
Jarrett Stidham Baylor N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A +30000 +30000 +17500 N/A N/A
Rashard Higgins Colorado State N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A +30000 +30000 +15000 N/A N/A
Chuckie Keeton Utah State N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A +25000 +25000 +15000 N/A N/A
Dom Williams Washington State N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A +25000 +25000 +15000 N/A N/A
Nick Chubb Georgia N/A N/A N/A N/A +1600 +750 +1000 +1225 +1200 +1100 +1200
Royce Freeman Oregon N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A +4500 +3000 +5000 +5000 +3000 +2500
Daniel Lasco California N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A +25000 +25000 +15000 N/A N/A
Everett Golson Florida State N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A +5000 +5000 +5000 +3000 N/A N/A
OSU Player Ohio State N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A +560 N/A N/A
Myles Garrett Texas A&M N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A +15000 +20000 N/A N/A N/A
Seth Russell Baylor N/A N/A N/A +610 +800 +1000 +1200 +2000 +5000 +3300 +3300
Josh Doctson TCU N/A N/A N/A +8500 N/A N/A +22500 +22500 +12500 N/A N/A

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Dan McGuire

Dan McGuire is the Operations Manager and soccer specialist at Sports Insights. He can be reached at dan.mcguire@sportsinsights.com.

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