Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Finding Angles

This guy thinks he's found an angle that should almost guarantee at Tech victory this weekend:

I unearthed a trend this summer that made wagering a snap last weekend. Simply put, bet against the team that started a "rookie quarterback" who covered his first game this season. I defined a "rookie" as a QB who did not throw 100 passes at the Division I-A collegiate level prior to the season. There were 12 teams to bet on last Saturday: Alabama, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Texas-El Paso, Boston College, Rice, Virginia, East Carolina, Oregon, Western Michigan, Michigan and Oklahoma State. Nine of the 12 covered, including outright wins for Ohio State, Boston College and Western Michigan as underdogs. The only three clubs that failed to bring home the dough were Michigan, Virginia and Alabama. There are many more opportunities this week to cash in again. Ten big games are in store with five underdogs and five favorites encompassing the list. The dogs are: UAB, Eastern Michigan, Army, New Mexico and Nebraska. The five faves are: Hawaii, East Carolina, Virginia, Georgia Tech and Alabama. This trend is now 22-9 in its last 31 games for a winning percentage of 71%.