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  • Betcris.com Monday Night’s college football national championship game between the Clemson Tigers and LSU Tigers has it all. The quarterback matchup between Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence and LSU’s Joe Burrow is a dream showdown of the country’s top gun slingers. Head coaches Ed Orgeron of LSU and Dabo Swinney of Clemson are masterful leaders that have built tremendous cultures, rosters, and coaching staffs. Clemson is the defending national champion playing in their fourth consecutive title game. LSU is in their first national championship tilt. The prop bets for this game are reflective of the two team’s abilities. Let’s examine the props for what should be an even and thrilling national championship game for the ages!   More

  • Betcris.com For five consecutive seasons the defending national champion Clemson Tigers have made the College Football Playoff and have won two of the last three national championships. Yet the Tigers are underdogs with the CFB odds in this year’s title matchup against the LSU Tigers. The Bayou Bengals have the most devastating offense in college football and the way that they annihilated the Oklahoma Sooners in the Peach Bowl only enhanced their reputation with gamblers. In Clemson’s Dabo Swinney and LSU’s Ed Orgeron we have two head coaches that have mastered the modern art of coaching. Swinney and Orgeron get the maximum out of their players yet do so without running joyless North Korean style prison camp style programs. The nation’s top players gravitate to these schools and leaders.   More

  • Betcris.com Clemson Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney has come a long way from his days as an interim in-season replacement to the fired Tommy Bowden. Swinney was a wide receiver coach upon that promotion and was not a popular or respected choice. Furthermore, it took five seasons for everything to click into high gear with the College Football Betting Odds. But since 2015 the Tigers have made the College Football Playoff every season with two national titles, including last year. Ryan Day is in his first year as head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes and is yet to lose after inheriting a turn key champion from Urban Meyer. However, Day has made the Buckeyes better and with a lot less drama than what was the case in Meyer’s final season at the helm.   More

  • Betcris.com The College Football Playoff matchup between the Oklahoma Sooners and LSU Tigers offers a stark contrast of two highly successful head coaches. Oklahoma’s Lincoln Riley has the distinction of leading the Sooners into the College Football Playoff in all three of his seasons as head coach. And in each of those years Riley also got a transfer quarterback an invite to New York City for the Heisman Trophy presentation. Ed Orgeron was proverbial last one at the bar when LSU hired him in desperation after failing to land Jimbo Fisher or Tom Herman. Orgeron is having the last laugh as he led LSU to an undefeated season with the college football betting odds while watching his own transfer quarterback, Joe Burrow, hoist the Heisman Trophy.   More

  • Betcris.com There is good reason that the famed Army vs. Navy game is known as “America’s Game.” The tradition, history, and pageantry make this game stand apart from all others. To say it’s like a bowl game would be an insult. There is nothing on earth like it. Even fans that know nothing about the Army Black Knights and Navy Midshipmen will take action with the CFB Odds. Members or former members of the Army or Navy and their families will take sides. It is what makes this matchup so unique as a standalone event as the only game on the board for Saturday.   More

  • Betcris.com When Ed Orgeron was hired as head coach of the LSU Tigers he was known as the compromise choice after Tom Herman, the man LSU really wanted, went on to sign with the Texas Longhorns. Orgeron was panned for his horrible record with the CFB Odds as head coach of the Ole Miss Rebels. To many he would never live down that debacle. Yet Orgeron has proven the critics wrong with smart culture building and long-range vision. In fact, “Coach O” has overseen the transformation of the LSU offense from discombobulated to the most lethal in all the land. Ohio State transfer quarterback Joe Burrow is the Heisman Trophy favorite for the Bayou Bengals. But on Saturday comes a potentially tricky SEC Championship Game against the Georgia Bulldogs.   More

  • Betcris.com Upon their 46-41 home loss to the LSU Tigers the Alabama Crimson Tide were put behind the eight ball. A week later when their video game starting quarterback and Heisman Trophy candidate Tua Tagovailoa was lost for the rest of the year to injury head coach Nick Saban’s team was written off for dead. However, word of the Tide’s demise may have been premature. Two of the biggest weeks of the college football season remains and chaos is in the air. Alabama could yet have a College Football Playoff spot fall into their lap. By contrast the Auburn Tigers are out of the running for any post season action beyond a bowl game. But none of that matters on Saturday. The Iron Bowl against their hated rivals is the biggest game of them all with the college football odds.   More

  • Betcris.com Prior to a two-week suspension for taking a personal loan from a family friend Ohio State Buckeyes defensive end Chase Young was being touted as a bona fide Heisman Trophy candidate. And why not, Young has terrorized opposing quarterbacks and coaches with 13.5 sacks in eight games so far this season. Ohio State has been cranking cash with the College football odds as they look like the most complete team in the land. However, on Saturday the Buckeyes face a supreme test as the Penn State Nittany Lions come calling. Head coach James Franklin’s Nits have one of the top defenses in the land and a balanced offense that keeps defenses honest and guessing.   More

  • Betcris.com The Georgia Bulldogs were a top tier favorite to win the SEC and national championships at the start of the year. UGA is two years removed from nearly winning the national title against Alabama and just a season ago they had the Crimson Tide on the ropes in the SEC championship game before a late painful loss that had Bulldog fans feeling jinxed. The Bulldogs are regaining the faith of gamblers that was lost after an inexplicable 20-17 upset defeat at home to the South Carolina Gamecocks. This week UGA has a tricky game at an Auburn Tigers team that is strong defensively but lacking a reliable offense.   More

  • Betcris.com When Ed Orgeron was named LSU head coach the majority fan reaction was utter disgust. The Bayou Bengals were pretty much forced to hire Orgeron as a compromise candidate after other big names refused to take their calls. Now in his third year Orgeron has not only won over the fans but has engineered a new look program that now boasts one of the top offenses in the land with Heisman Trophy candidate Joe Burrow, the transfer quarterback from Ohio State. But now comes the ultimate credibility check. A game at the Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturday!   More

  • Betcris.com This week we have some selections with teams have had roller coaster rides with the College football betting lines. Consider a Maryland Terrapins team that has at times looked both unstoppable and utterly helpless. This week the Terps are hosting a decent Indiana team that is in the unusual role of a road chalk. Then there is the case of the Syracuse Orange. Despite losing most of their key personnel from a successful 2018 season the Orange are still in the hunt for a bowl. This week they will also be home dogs against a Pitt team that is hardly imposing. Let’s take a look at this week’s Wise Guy free picks selections!   More

  • Betcris.com This week we are treated to a classic example of how fickle and reactive the public can be with the College football betting lines. One week ago, the UNLV Rebels were a team that nobody would dear plunk down a nickel on. But after their “upset” win at the Vanderbilt Commodores last week money is flowing UNLV’s direction as if the Hoover Dam had just burst. In a similar way the Stanford Cardinal has been seen as redeemed in the eyes of gamblers after their win two weeks ago over a respected Washington Huskies team. Now Stanford is again in the role of bully as they host the pathetic UCLA Bruins. And the biggest bully of all will likely be Friday night when the Ohio State Buckeyes visit the clawless Northwestern Wildcats.   More

  • Betcris.com In his second season as head coach of the Oregon Ducks Mario Cristobal has brought a sense of direction and organization to a program that was badly in need of it. Beyond that he has brought in a vastly more impressive roster of players with his recruiting. Oregon is a team of the future. All that is missing is a statement making win to validate their status as a Pac 12 title contender. On Saturday that opportunity will present itself at Husky Stadium, Seattle, Washington, against a capable but inconsistent Washington Huskies team. One college football betting lines edge that U-Dub has in spades is the superb coaching of Chris Petersen.   More

  • Betcris.com The gambling public is certainly reacting to a recent combination of last week’s results, the injury list, and some perceptions about programs on the rise and fall with the College football betting lines. Mike Leach and the Washington State Cougars are a great example. Wazzu was tabbed as a team destined to contend for the Pac 12 North Division title and ripped off three straight wins to begin the year. And when the Cougars led UCLA 49-17 late in the third quarter at home, they flashed a championship pose. But Wazzu could not finish and blew the lead and game 67-63 to a dreadful Bruins team that has failed to win another matchup all year. That debacle may go down in infamy for Leach’s career. It already has with a lot of angry gamblers.   More

  • Betcris.com Public reactions and perception are again making for some potential sleepers with the College football betting lines. So far Week 7 is shaping up as arguably the biggest as far as the betting public taking the previous week into account. When you add that to the general “brands” of various teams that may not match reality you can find some potentially strong values. Perhaps the best example comes from Friday night’s matchup between the Virginia Cavaliers and Miami Hurricanes. The wrong team is likely favored in that matchup. Let’s take a look at our best of the best Wise Guy selections for Week 7.   More

  • Betcris.com Jimbo Fisher arrived with great fanfare upon his being announced as the new head coach of the Texas A&M Aggies. As a matter of fact, he was presented with a national championship trophy on the come by the Aggies in the expectation of such achievements in the future. So far its been a mixed bag for Fisher. Recruiting has gone well but the on-field results are lagging behind expectations. Fisher inherited something of a mess at Texas A&M. Though it was not nearly as bad as the nuclear waste site that he left behind at Florida State. The Aggies and Fisher won’t find things any easier on Saturday as they host the top ranked Alabama Crimson Tide.   More

  • Betcris.com Last week the #19 Michigan Wolverines took out their frustrations after the Madison Massacre with an easy College football betting lines payout over the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. And while that was enough to impress the pajama boys in the Michigan Propaganda Hype Machine gamblers are still having doubts.   More

  • Betcris.com At the onset of the season the Auburn Tigers were derided as a pretender with the College football betting lines. Head coach Gus Malzahn was said to be coaching for his job. And the quarterback situation was unsettled. However, Malzahn has gone back to calling plays and is offering excellent guidance to true freshman quarterback Bo Nix. The Florida Gators are not getting as much credit as Auburn but are also undefeated. Head coach Dan Mullen is one of the best in the country and is leveraging a strong defense to cover for an inconsistent offense.   More

  • Betcris.com In his first two years as head coach of the Purdue Boilermakers Jeff Brohm brought energy and a level of success with the College football betting lines that earned respect from gamblers and fans alike. However, injuries are decimating the Boiler’s lack of depth and a third consecutive bowl season is in considerable doubt. By contrast the Penn State Nittany Lions are a surprise but bona fide college football playoff contender. Last week the Nits disemboweled the Maryland Terrapins on national TV and caught the attention of the country in the process. Penn State had a whopping line move in their favor to start week 6. Let’s look over the most interesting college football odds for the upcoming week.   More

  • Betcris.com Auburn Tigers coach Gus Malzahn likely would have been fired last year had he not signed a mega bucks contract extension the season before after War Eagle won the Iron Bowl against the Alabama Crimson Tide. Now fickle Auburn fans are thrilled Gus is Driving the B us and resuming the play calling duties that he had previously and mistakenly surrendered. The North Carolina Tar Heels have come back down to earth with the College football betting lines after winning their first two games and will have a difficult test against the defending national champion and number one ranked Clemson Tigers. Even in bad seasons the Nebraska Cornhuskers have been dangerous home dogs in Big Ten Conference games. Will the Ohio State Buckeyes be too much for the Big Red on Saturday? Let’s take a look at this week’s Wise Guy selections!   More

  • Betcris.com Each year the Michigan Wolverines Media Hype Propaganda Machine touts the Maize and Blue as the team to beat in the Big Ten Conference with the College football betting lines. Each season it is promised that Michigan has sent the check in the mail and yet for over 20 years it is yet to arrive. Michigan was not just beat by the Wisconsin Badgers last week but disemboweled. Now doubts are being raised about head coach Jim Harbaugh and his ability to lead the M Men to the Promised Land. Fortunately for Harbaugh and the Wolverines is that they will get the ultimate Get Well medicine on Saturday. The Rot Gut Rutgers Scarlet Knights will pay a visit to the Big House against a Michigan team looking to redeem itself. That is one of the Top 25 Games for this week that we will focus on. Let’s take a look!   More

  • Betcris.com It is amazing how the results of a previous week can have such a profound impact on the College football betting lines. Last week’s bum can quickly turn into the following week’s powerhouse favorite. And vice versa. The Virginia Tech Hokies were touted as a potential bounce back team for 2019. Their sluggish start has served to turn gamblers completely off with a loss of faith. By contrast the Wisconsin Badgers were all but ignored in the offseason after their flop as playoff chalks one year ago. Following their mauling of the Michigan Wolverines the Badgers are back as a public favorite. The Stanford Cardinal are no longer considered a power while the Oklahoma Sooners are impressing all. Let’s analyze some odds for Week Five!   More

  • Betcris.com When Dana Holgorsen departed the West Virginia Mountaineers for the Houston Cougars a lot of fans were scratching their heads. But Holgorsen has maintained a residence in Houston and knows the area well. His arrival made the Cougs an immediate favorite with the College football betting lines. However, reality has quickly set in on Holgorsen and H-Town. Indeed, Houston has proven as not ready for prime time with losses to the Power Five Oklahoma Sooners and Washington State Cougars. Now comes a tricky Thursday night matchup at the Tulane Green Wave. Tulane is well coached and hardnosed. A direct opposite of the Cougars. Let’s take a look at some wise guy angles for this week!   More

  • Betcris.com At the onset of the 2019 NCAA Football season there was a lot of hype about the Michigan Wolverines being the team to beat in the Big Ten Conference. With the retirement of Ohio State Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer, the theory was that if Michigan doesn’t win now would they ever be able to do so? The media hype machine made head coach Jim Harbaugh’s team a favorite with the College football betting lines. But Michigan has looked sluggish as they transition to a more spread out offense. And a game this Saturday at the Wisconsin Badgers will be their toughest test yet. Let’s take a look at the best of the Top 25 in college football.   More

  • Betcris.com Last week the Kansas Jayhawks showed everyone why there are no sure things with the College football betting lines. KU took apart the Boston College Eagles in a devastating 48-24 win as 18.5-point road dogs. And it was not an accident. Particularly in the early weeks of the college football season the personality and ability of a team can change rapidly either up or down. Take the Michigan State Spartans. A week ago, they were being celebrated for improving their offense. Just seven days later they are being ripped for being behind the times. Line moves were quick on several Week 4 matchups. Let’s take a look at why.   More

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