Betting Analysis on the Biggest College Football Games of the Year

Betting Analysis on the Biggest College Football Games of the Year

Written by on May 26, 2016

We’re just about two months away from the beginning of the NCAA football season. Even now, though, there are a lot of key matchups featuring some of the biggest contenders. The online betting analysis on some of these games may change if there are some injuries or defections (Baylor’s quarterback, for example, is said to be heading to Auburn in the wake of the firing of Baylor coach Art Briles). Take a look and see if any of these games make smart bets for you.

Betting Analysis on the Biggest College Football Games of the Year


September 10: Arkansas at TCU (-6.5)

TCU is a tough home team, but they won’t have Trevone Boykin to run the offense. Can they still hold off a tough Arkansas team that mounted several big upsets in SEC play last year? This is an immense line, especially given that Arkansas did not lose any important players. Several of Arkansas’ big wins came on the road, so playing in Fort Worth shouldn’t be that big of an influence. I’m leaning toward taking the Razorbacks to cover here.

September 17: Oregon at Nebraska (-2)

Can someone tell me why Nebraska is favored in this one? Yes, Vernon Adams is gone from Oregon, but the system is still the system. Nebraska has not shown that they have a particularly strenuous defense, and their offense won’t keep up with the Ducks’ system. I like Oregon to win this one outright.

September 24: Arkansas (-1.5) vs Texas A&M (AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX)

Once upon a time, Arkansas was in the Southwest Conference with Texas A&M and a slough of other Texas institutions. Every year, the arena where the conference held the basketball tournament took on the name “Barnhill South” — the Razorbacks’ home arena was Barnhill Arena, and those Hogs fans would head south in huge numbers and turn the tournament into a home festival for Arkansas. The Aggies lost not one but two quarterbacks in the off-season and have turmoil in their locker room. Arkansas is a team on the rise, so I think their fans will crowd into Jerry Jones’ stadium, and the Razorbacks will easily cover this one.

 October 29: Baylor (-4.5) at Texas

Art Briles just resigned at Baylor, and the player defections are likely to follow. Before this line slides toward the Longhorns, I would consider picking the Bears in this one. With Briles gone, it’s unlikely that rumored interim coach Phil Bennett will be able to keep his system up and running in the dominant way that the Bears have been used to seeing in years past. Given that this game is on the road, I could see Baylor easily losing to a Longhorns team that might have less talent but will have the motivation. For this game, the betting analysis favors the Longhorns.