2013-10-09 06:51:16 - Some college football teams that don't play on Saturday have shown a knack for lower scoring depending on the total
The scoring effect of not playing on Saturday for certain college football teams was the focus of research by the sports handicapping website Vegas Experts. The analysis specifically looked at teams playing on either Thursday or Friday that have had totals on the Las Vegas betting line in the 40’s.
The website ignored the results of the first week, which had countless games prior to Saturday, since the focus of the research was to examine the unique nature of these contests.
In all three cases thus far in 2013, that game has been a winning selection for those wagering on the under.
The first instance came during Week Two, when the Boston College Eagles-Wake Forest Demon Deacons game had a total of 47.5,
and ended with a 24-10 win by the Eagles. Nearly three weeks later, the Virginia Tech Hokies-Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets game was tagged with a total of 43, with the Hokies managing a 17-10 victory.
The final matchup came about last Thursday when the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers-Louisiana Monroe Warhawks contest, which had a total of 49. The final result saw the Hilltoppers easily win in a 31-10 game.
This Thursday, there’s one game that fits the parameters mentioned above. That’s the PAC-12 matchup between the Arizona Wildcats at Southern California Trojans, which currently has a total of 48.5. Three of Arizona’s four games this year have gone under the listed total, while four of USC’s five games have also gone below the number.