The opening week of college football is here! Let’s look at some things to know as you bet the weekend slate of Week 1 college football games.
- Penn State covered in each its final nine games last season, finishing the season with a 10-3-1 ATS record. Only Temple was better against the number than the Nittany Lions.
- The over hit in 10 of Penn State’s 14 games last season. This will mark the first game with an over/under in the 60s for the Nittany Lions under James Franklin.
- Wyoming is 7-1 ATS as an underdog in games started by quarterback Josh Allen, winning five of those outright.
- Iowa is 2-7 ATS in its last nine games as a double-digit favorite.
- Maryland was 1-6 ATS in road and neutral games in D.J. Durkin’s first year as head coach last season.
- North Carolina State is 13-6 ATS in non-conference games under head coach Dave Doeren.
- In Will Muschamp’s head coaching career, the total has gone under in 13 of the 19 games with an over/under of 50-plus.
- The total has gone over in 17 of Michigan’s last 21 games.
- Temple has gone 10-1 ATS as an underdog since 2015, winning seven of those outright.
- Troy has covered in each of its last five games as a double-digit underdog.
- USC went 6-0 ATS as a double-digit favorite last season. The Trojans also went 5-1 ATS at home.
- Georgia has gone 2-7 as a double-digit favorite since 2015.
- Appalachian State went 6-1 ATS in road and neutral games last season.
- Since Bobby Petrino returned as head coach in 2014, Louisville has gone 10-3 ATS in games played in September.
- Bobby Petrino’s teams have covered in each of their last five season openers.
- Under Nick Saban, Alabama has gone 9-1 ATS (10-0 straight up) in season openers.
- Alabama is favored for the 98th time in its last 99 games. The Crimson Tide have gone 30-19 ATS in road and neutral games during that span.
- BYU went 5-0 ATS as an underdog in Kalani Sitake’s first year as head coach last season.