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Best College Football Stats, Trends and Picks: Conference Championships

College Football Stats, Trends and Picks

The college football conference championship weekend is upon us and we have another shot to take down the sportsbook before bowl season begins in just a couple of weeks. Although the games this week are the best of the best colliding, there are stats and trends to help you cash in. For those who are looking at betting on the Big 12 championship, you may be interested to know that since Tom Herman has been a head coach (back when he was with Houston) his teams have gone 13-1-1 ATS as underdogs – the Longhorns are +8.

Meanwhile, the OVER has been trending in the most recent meetings between Alabama and Georgia and the two squads are taking to the gridiron with the SEC championship on the line on Saturday. Six of the last seven games between the Crimson Tide and Bulldogs have gone OVER, however, the average combined score over that span was 55.57, eight points less than the total set for this week’s meeting.

Underdogs wanted to make a statement to close out the season in Week 13, going 35-25-4 ATS, but those games with a double-digit spread were evenly split 17-17-1 and all season the record was 228-230-8 for double-digit dogs. Lastly, for the first time in a while, ranked teams covered well against unranked teams, going 9-7 ATS, but on the season ranked teams were just 87-124-1 ATS, earning a profit of $2,609.66 based on $100 bets on every unranked team.

Without further ado, here are the top trends and stats for the conference championships. I also provide my best bets for the week based on the information below.

My Best College Football Bets for Conference Championships

  • Buffalo -3.5
  • Utah/Washington UNDER 45
  • Texas/Oklahoma OVER 77
  • App State -16.5
  • Middle Tennessee -1
  • Memphis +3.5
  • Alabama/Georgia UNDER 64
  • Fresno State/Boise State UNDER 53
  • Clemson -27.5
  • Northwestern/Ohio State OVER 61
MAC Championship Game Northern Illinois vs Buffalo
  • Northern Illinois is 3-1 ATS in its last four games vs Buffalo.
  • The total has gone UNDER in four of Northern Illinois' last five games vs Buffalo. (Avg combined score: 51.6)
  • Northern Illinois is 10-0 SU in its last 10 games vs Buffalo. (Avg winning margin: 25.9)
  • Buffalo is 6-1 ATS in its last seven games.
  • Buffalo is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games vs its conference.
  • The total has gone UNDER in nine of Northern Illinois' last 12 games. (Avg combined score: 40.83)
  • Northern Illinois scores the ninth-fewest points per game in the nation this season. (19.9)
  • Northern Illinois averages the 10th-fewest passing yards per game in the nation this season. (141.3)
  • Northern Illinois has racked up the most sacks in the nation this season. (46)
Pac-12 Championship Game Utah vs Washington
  • Utah is 3-1 ATS in its last four games vs Washington.
  • The total has gone OVER in four of Utah's last five games vs Washington. (Avg combined score: 50.4)
  • Utah is 0-3 SU in its last three games vs Washington. (Avg losing margin: 8.0)
  • Washington is 1-6 ATS in its last seven games.
  • Washington is 25-5 SU in its last 30 games vs its conference.
  • The total has gone UNDER in nine of Washington's last 12 games. (Avg combined score: 44.5)
  • Utah is 7-1 SU and 6-2 ATS in its last eight games.
  • Utah is 6-1 SU and ATS in its last seven games vs its conference.
  • Myles Gaskin (WSH) rushed for 143 yards and one touchdown vs Utah in Week 3.
  • Washington allows the eighth-fewest points per game in the nation this season. (16.5)
  • Utah allows the fifth-fewest rushing yards per game in the nation this season. (100.3)
ACC Championship Game Clemson vs Pittsburgh
  • The total has gone UNDER in three of Pittsburgh's last four games. (Avg combined score: 46.0)
  • Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU and ATS in its last six games vs its conference.
  • Pittsburgh is 6-1 ATS in its last seven games.
  • Clemson is 5-2 ATS in its last seven games.
  • Clemson is 12-0 SU in its last 12 games. (Avg winning margin: 31.67)
  • Clemson is 5-1 ATS in its last six games vs its conference.
  • Clemson averages the fifth-most points per game in the nation this season. (45.7)
  • Clemson allows the fourth-fewest points per game in the nation this season. (14)
  • Clemson allows the second-fewest rushing yards per game in the nation this season. (84.8)
Big Ten Championship Game Ohio State vs Northwestern
  • The total has gone OVER in four of Northwestern's last five games vs Ohio State. (Avg combined score: 59.6)
  • Northwestern is 0-6 SU and 1-5 ATS in its last six games vs Ohio State. (Avg losing margin: 30.83)
  • Ohio State is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games vs its conference.
  • Ohio State is 2-6 ATS in its last eight games vs its conference.
  • Northwestern is 7-0 SU in its last seven games vs its conference.
  • Northwestern is 13-3 ATS in its last 16 games vs its conference.
  • The total has gone UNDER in Northwestern's last three games. (Avg combined score: 34.0)
  • Ohio State averages the seventh-most points per game in the nation this season. (43.3)
  • Ohio State averages the second-most passing yards per game in the nation this season. (362.5)
Big 12 Championship Game Oklahoma vs Texas
  • Texas is 6-0 ATS in its last six games vs Oklahoma.
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of Oklahoma's last 13 games. (Avg combined score: 84.62)
  • Oklahoma is 6-0 SU in its last six games. (Avg winning margin: 14.33)
  • Oklahoma is 6-0 SU in its last six games vs its conference.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 19 of Texas' last 25 games vs its conference.
  • Texas is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games.
  • Texas is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games in Week 14.
  • Kyler Murray threw for 304 yards and four touchdowns vs Texas in Week 6.
  • Sam Ehlinger had five touchdowns (two throwing, three rushing) vs Oklahoma in Week 6.
  • Tom Herman (TEX) is 13-1-1 ATS as a head coach of an underdog team.
SEC Championship Game Georgia vs Alabama
  • The total has gone OVER in six of Alabama's last seven games vs Georgia. (Avg combined score: 55.57)
  • Alabama is 4-0 SU in its last four games vs Georgia. (Avg winning margin: 11.5)
  • The total has gone OVER in five of Georgia's last six games. (Avg combined score: 58.67)
  • Georgia is 4-1 ATS in its last five games.
  • Georgia is 7-1 SU in its last eight games vs its conference.
  • Alabama is 14-0 SU in its last 14 games. (Avg winning margin: 31.71)
  • Alabama is 5-0 ATS in its last five games vs its conference.
  • Tua Tagovailoa threw for 166 yards and three touchdowns in the second half of last year’s national championship game vs Georgia.
  • Alabama allows the third-fewest points per game in the nation this season. (13.8)
  • Georgia allows the 10th-fewest points per game in the nation this season. (17.2)
AAC Championship Game Memphis vs Central Florida
  • The total has gone UNDER in three of Memphis' last four games vs Central Florida. (Avg combined score: 68.0)
  • Memphis is 0-12 SU in its last 12 games vs Central Florida. (Avg losing margin: 17.08)
  • Memphis is 0-6 SU and ATS in its last six games on the road vs Central Florida.
  • Central Florida is 24-0 SU in its last 24 games. (Avg winning margin: 23.25)
  • Central Florida is 5-1 ATS in its last six games at home.
  • The total has gone UNDER in six of Central Florida's last seven games vs its conference.
  • The total has gone OVER in four of Memphis' last five games. (Avg combined score: 79.0)
  • Memphis is 6-0 ATS in its last six games vs its conference.
  • Darrell Henderson rushed for 199 yards and one touchdown vs UCF in Week 7.
  • Taj McGowan rushed for 81 yards and two touchdowns vs Memphis in Week 7.
  • UCF will be without starting quarterback McKenzie Milton.
C-USA Championship Game UAB vs Middle Tennessee
  • The total has gone UNDER in UAB's last four games vs Middle Tennessee. (Avg combined score: 44.75)
  • The visiting team is 0-3 SU in the last three games in this matchup.
  • The visiting team is 0-4 ATS in the last four games in this matchup.
  • Middle Tennessee is 7-0 SU and 6-1 ATS in its last seven games at home.
  • Middle Tennessee is 5-0 SU in its last five games vs its conference.
  • The total has gone UNDER in Middle Tennessee's last four games at home. (Avg combined score: 38.0)
  • The total has gone UNDER in seven of UAB's last 10 games. (Avg combined score: 43.1)
  • UAB is 14-3-1 ATS in its last 18 games vs its conference.
  • Brent Stockstill threw for 261 yards and two touchdowns vs UAB in Week 13.
  • A.J. Erdely threw for just 90 yards and no touchdowns vs Middle Tennessee in Week 13.
MWC Championship Game Fresno State vs Boise State
  • Fresno State is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games vs Boise State.
  • Fresno State is 5-13 ATS in its last 18 games vs Boise State.
  • The total has gone UNDER in Fresno State's last four games vs Boise State. (Avg combined score: 39.75)
  • Boise State is 6-0 SU in its last six games vs its conference.
  • Boise State is 63-6 SU in its last 69 games at home.
  • Fresno State is 13-4 ATS in its last 17 games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Fresno State's last 11 games on the road. (Avg combined score: 38.0)
  • Fresno State is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games.
  • Alexander Mattison rushed for 140 yards and two touchdowns vs Fresno State in Week 11.
Sun Belt Championship Game Appalachian State vs Louisiana-Lafayette
  • The total has gone UNDER in four of Louisiana-Lafayette's last five games vs Appalachian State. (Avg combined score: 46.2)
  • Louisiana-Lafayette is 0-5 SU in its last five games vs Appalachian State. (Avg losing margin: 24.6)
  • Appalachian State is 11-2-2 ATS in its last 15 games.
  • Appalachian State is 9-0 SU in its last nine games at home. (Avg winning margin: 27.89)
  • Appalachian State is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games vs its conference.
  • Louisiana-Lafayette is 7-2 ATS in its last nine games.
  • Louisiana-Lafayette is 1-8 SU in its last nine games on the road vs teams with winning records.
  • Darrynton Evans rushed for 183 yards and a touchdown vs Louisiana-Lafayette in Week 8.

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