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  • College Football
  • February 13, 2019
  • Nate Jacobson

Predicting the 2019 Over/Under Win Totals for the Big Ten

After predicting the 2019 over/under win totals for the ACC and SEC,  let’s turn to the Big Ten — a conference with its own unique scheduling format. While the ACC and SEC both utilize an eight-game conference schedule, the Big Ten deploys a nine-game format. In theory, this makes the regular season for all their teams […]

  • College Football
  • February 11, 2019
  • Brett McMurphy, Stadium College Football Insider

Stadium’s Pre-Spring College Football Top 25: #25-21

With the 2019 college football season only 194 days away – and counting – it’s never too early to start projecting next fall’s Top 25 teams. My rankings probably will change after spring practices are completed and most assuredly will be tweaked when I submit my Associated Press Preseason Top 25 ballot in August. Today: […]

  • College Football
  • February 6, 2019
  • Brett McMurphy, Stadium College Football Insider

Big Ten Football National Championship Odds: Favorite, Dark Horse & More

It has been three years since a Big Ten team has been in the College Football Playoff. It’s been even longer since a Big Ten team has scored in a College Football Playoff game, way back in 2014. Ohio State won the inaugural College Football Playoff in 2014 as a No. 4 seed, upsetting No. […]

  • College Basketball
  • February 4, 2019
  • Andy Wittry

Bracket Scouting Daily: Louisville at Virginia Tech & Iowa State at Oklahoma Headline Monday’s Slate

Welcome to Bracket Scouting Daily, a series where we’ll examine the biggest college basketball games of the day and how they can impact the NCAA Tournament resumes of the teams involved. It’s more of a micro-look compared to our weekly, big-picture Bracket Scouting, which debuted Sunday. Here are Monday’s games involving projected or potential NCAA […]

  • College Basketball
  • January 30, 2019
  • Andy Wittry

Analyzing the Careers and Production of College Basketball Players Who Transferred Twice

Transfers in college basketball can be a hot-button topic for fans and those involved in the sport, and there are already more than 100 players who have transferred this season. A small segment of college basketball players have transferred twice in their careers and we analyzed the rosters of more than 200 teams to find […]

  • College Basketball
  • January 23, 2019
  • Andy Wittry

Indiana Loses Fifth Straight Game as Offense Looks for Answers With Limited Rotation

EVANSTON – Things will likely get worse before they get better for Indiana (12-7), which lost its fifth straight game in a 73-66 defeat at Northwestern on Tuesday. Next up is a home game against No. 5 Michigan on Friday, followed by trips to Rutgers and No. 6 Michigan State. The game at Rutgers that’s […]

  • College Football
  • January 11, 2019
  • Nate Jacobson

These Four Football Programs Will Be Overvalued in the Betting Market After Bowl Wins

Bowl season is one of the most enjoyable two-week stretches of the year for college football fans. It’s also filled with misleading results that are caused by a variety of factors including motivation, coaching changes and players sitting out. Teams who had strong wins in bowl season have a better chance of being overvalued in […]

  • College Football
  • December 6, 2018
  • Andy Wittry

The Big Ten Has a Competitive Balance Issue and We’re Here to Fix It

The Big Ten East and West, while geographically accurate and nominally an improvement from its divisional predecessors of the Leaders and Legends, are potentially a hindrance to the conference’s College Football Playoff hopes and there’s a chance the current format won’t determine which schools play in the Big Ten Championship in the future. Big Ten […]

  • College Football
  • November 30, 2018
  • Nate Jacobson

Five Betting Tips for Conference Championship Saturday

Conference Championship Saturday is here and there’s one more opportunity to make some money before bowl season starts. Here are five pieces of advice to keep in mind before making bets for Saturday’s games.   Stay away from the Big 12 Championship There is a case to be made for both Texas and Oklahoma in […]

  • College Football
  • November 16, 2018
  • Nate Jacobson

College Football Best Bets: Nebraska, Syracuse Headline Saturday’s Top Picks

There isn’t much excitement for Week 12 of the college football season, but there are several betting opportunities to take advantage of. There are plenty of motivational angles with “rivalry week” coming up and teams with five wins looking to clinch a bowl berth. Here are seven sides to look at this weekend:   Best […]

  • College Football
  • November 12, 2018
  • Andy Wittry

Analyzing the Week 12 AP Poll Ahead of the Next College Football Playoff Rankings

The latest AP Top 25 poll was released Sunday afternoon and while there weren’t any major changes at the top of the rankings, there are several big-picture takeaways we can make ahead of the release of the Week 12 College Football Playoff rankings. Here’s what we learned from the latest AP poll. There are nine […]

  • College Football
  • November 11, 2018
  • Andy Wittry

Week 11’s Plays That Shaped the College Football Landscape

Week 11 of the college football season saw Clemson clinch the ACC Atlantic and Northwestern clinch the Big Ten West. Oklahoma narrowly avoided taking a second loss this season and Ohio State won on the road to remain in the Big Ten Championship (and therefore, playoff) discussion. Here are the plays from Week 11 that […]

  • College Football
  • October 30, 2018
  • Nate Jacobson

Five Factors That College Football Bettors Should Remember in Week 10

As we get deeper into the college football season, here are a few factors to consider when looking at the point spreads for Week 10. Ten home underdogs won straight up in Week 9 Week 9’s top storyline was that ten Power Five teams covered and won straight up in the home underdog role on […]

  • October 29, 2018
  • Andy Wittry

How Multiple Top-10 Teams in College Football Could Lose This Week

No. 1 Alabama at No. 4 LSU provides the first top-five matchup of the college football season, and the outcome could impact the College Football Playoff as much as any single result in the regular season. Obviously, one of the top teams in the country will lose in Baton Rouge, but don’t be surprised if […]

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