College Football Betting Kicks Off Thursday
A Top 25 battle kicks off college football betting this season, with Pitt vs Utah in one of several Thursday matches on the NCAAF odds menu. This is just one of the many anticipated matchups to come over the next month. Here's a glance at the must-see, must-bet games this September.
September 6 - Boise State Broncos at Virginia Tech Hokies (+3, 50.5 at )
The Broncos have been trying to prove to the Bowl Selection Committee that they are worthy of a shot at the national title for the past four seasons. Their latest campaign begins with a must-win game against Virginia Tech, another team aiming to impress the BCS. ADVERTISEMENT: THEY SAY COLLEGE FOOTBALL IS ONE OF THE EASIEST SPORTS TO BEAT FOR BETTORS - WELL, PROFIT SEASON IS HERE AND YOU CAN GET A HEAD START ON YOUR BANKROLL BY DOUBLING YOUR DEPOSIT WHEN YOU CHECK OUT Sports Interaction TODAY.
Boise State brings back 18 starters on both sides of the ball including Heisman hopeful quarterback Kellen Moore. The Broncos had one of the most explosive offensive attacks last year, averaging more than 42 points per game and covering in nine of their 14 contests. The Hokies are no slouches with the football either. Virginia Tech returns top running backs Ryan Williams and Darren Evans along with entertaining quarterback Tyrod Taylor, who passed for almost 178 yards per game while adding an average of 28 yards on the ground last season.
September 11 - Miami Hurricanes at Ohio State Buckeyes (-8.5 at )
This battle between two of the most successful programs in college football highlights a busy Saturday schedule in Week 2. The Buckeyes have high hopes for 2010, entering the year ranked No. 2 in the polls. The Hurricanes are a budding bunch of superstars, looking for that one trademark win to launch the program back to prominence. Ohio State is hoping Terrelle Pryor builds on his impressive showing in the Rose Bowl. Pryor, who has been terribly inconsistent during his three seasons in Columbus, is in his third year as the Buckeyes' pivot and is one of eight offensive starters back for coach Jim Tressel's squad, which went 10-3 against the spread in 2009. Miami has a shot to numb the sting of losing the 2003 national title to OSU with this road game. Any chance of that rests with quarterback Jacory Harris, who was solid under center in 2009 before injuring his hand. Harris has a lot of weapons around him to stun the Buckeyes and ruin their BCS hopes.
September 25 - West Virginia Mountaineers at LSU Tigers (-5.5 at )
This Week 4 battle pits two once-powerful programs against each other, both looking to bolster their resume for bowl season. Louisiana State has struggled to keep pace in the ultra-competitive SEC while West Virginia is out to prove it's still the team to beat in the Big East. The Tigers have had to settle for mediocrity since winning the 2007 national title. They finished 9-4 (5-7 ATS) in 2009 with key losses down the stretch and failed to come through in bowl season with a defeat to Penn State. Louisiana State opens the season against a very tough North Carolina defense and could still be working out the kinks in this non-conference matchup. The Mountaineers walked a similar path as LSU last year. They too finished 9-4 (5-7 ATS) and fell short in their bowl game. West Virginia will rely on its experience against a young Tigers program. It returns 10 defensive starters to LSU's nine total returnees and brings back rushing dynamo Noel Devine to put the Tigers to the test.