A casual college football fan might think betting the favorite is the way to go.
And more times than not, that's true.
Week 0/1 College Football ATS Betting Results— Maddux Sports (@sportspicks) September 4, 2018
Home Teams 40-39-1 ATS
Favorites 44-42-1 ATS
FCS Teams 22-20 ATS
New Coaches 11-9
Overs 30-17 (Historically Week 1s have trended Under)
Similar to last year's Week 1, when underdogs covered the spread in 46 of 88 games, taking the favorite wasn't ultimately favorable this past weekend.
Sure, if you took No. 1 Alabama (-24), No. 5 Ohio State (-38.5), or No. 7 Oklahoma (-20.5), you covered easily.
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