2015 College Football: Week 1 Betting Recap

2015 College Football: Week 1 Betting Recap

The 2015 College Football season is underway and although there are still 2 games remaining this week (Purdue/Marshall and Ohio State/Virginia Tech) we’ll take a look at the betting recap for Week 1:

-Let’s start with the biggest moneyline upset—> Portland State defeating Washington State on the road 24-17. Portland State was +31 on the spread and closed at +5250 on the moneyline, meaning a $100 bet netted $5,250. Other big upsets included North Dakota (+700 moneyline), Fordham (+400), FIU (+336), and Northwestern (+310).

-Highest O/U of the week was 80.5 between Eastern Washington and Oregon. The game easily went over the total with Oregon winning 61-42.

-Largest Spread of the week was Colorado State -51. They ended up covering by a point, winning 65-13.

-Conference USA posted the best ATS record of the weekend, going 8-3 ATS. Sun Belt was the worst, going 2-8 ATS.

-Last season we tracked the worst ATS teams of 2013 (teams with 3 or fewer ATS wins) to see if they improved in 2014. In 2014, those same teams went 69-59 ATS.  This season we’ll be tracking the worst ATS teams of 2014 and so far they have gone 4-2 ATS this season.  

-Bad Beats/Crazy Endings: Kansas was expected to be the worst team in the country with the lowest Season Win Total (1.5) of any team. Down by 3 to South Dakota State, Kansas attempted to spike the ball to stop the clock but fumbled instead, running the clock and ending the game. Kansas opened -5 and closed +2 on the spread:

BYU/Nebraska was another ending which impacted the moneyline and total. With BYU trailing 28-27 and without their star QB, they threw a hail mary with no time on the clock, sending the game over the closing total of 59 but just under the opening total of 61.5:

Major injuries:

Terrel Hunt (QB for Syracuse) is out for the season with a torn Achilles

Taysom Hill (QB for BYU) is out for the season with a fractured foot

Tarean Folston (RB for Notre Dame) is out for the season with a torn MCL

James Conner (RB for Pitt) is out for the season with an MCL injury

Dan McGuire

Dan McGuire is the Operations Manager and soccer specialist at Sports Insights. You can find him on Twitter (@ArsenalDMC) and he can be reached directly at dan.mcguire@actionnetwork.com.

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