Virginia vs Syracuse
Three games into the season, the Virginia offense is hoping to finally wake up after a sluggish start to the season. Playing in controlled conditions inside of a dome at Syracuse on Friday night could be just what they need. Quarterback Brennan Armstrong hasn’t found his groove just yet, but he’s still the same guy who averaged over 400 passing yards per game in 2021. The Syracuse defense could be a little vulnerable against the pass after giving up 424 yards and three touchdowns last week against Aidan O’Connell. If Armstrong can come anywhere close to that, the Cavs can finally get going offensively and keep pace if this game turns into a shootout.
The Orange found itself in a delayed shootout last week, as their fourth quarter against Purdue saw 42 total points scored. Quarterback Garrett Shrader wasn’t at his best until the end of the game, but he made some big throws down the field when needed. He’s averaging 9.2 yards per pass on the season, so he’s connecting on quite a few throws down the field. The Syracuse offense also provides plenty of balance with Shrader and Sean Tucker both being credible running threats. With Syracuse averaging 37 points on the season and scoring a minimum of 31 points in each of the first three games, it’s hard to imagine a game involving the Orange falling short of 54 total points.
BetQL College Football Over/Under: Over 54
Iowa vs Rutgers
It’s rare for a college football game to have an over/under of just 34 points. But that number seems oddly appropriate for this week’s Big Ten clash between Iowa and Rutgers. In three games this season, Iowa has allowed just 13 total points, keeping a shutout last week against Nevada. On the other side, Rutgers barely went over 200 total yards in a 16-14 win over Temple last week. If you take away a win over Wagner, the Scarlet Knights have just 169 passing yards over two games.
However, staying under 34 total points will still be a challenge. Rutgers has been solid defensively this season but hasn’t exactly been pitching shutouts against Boston College and Temple. They should give up something against the Hawkeyes, who have experience at quarterback in Spencer Petras despite a dreadful start to the season. It could just be a matter of time until the Hawkeyes start to get in a groove with their running game, creating some balance and making things a little easier for Petras. Plus, a second consecutive shutout would be unlikely for any college team. Even if it's not much, the Scarlet Knights will put a few points on the board, just enough to push the point total over 34 points in this game.
BetQL College Football Over/Under: Over 34
Western Michigan vs San Jose State
The Western Michigan Broncos have had no problem challenging themselves this year, losing to the likes of Michigan State and Pitt in the process. Both of those games ended with fewer than 50 total points, although that was far from the case in a 37-30 win over Ball State. Against another Group of Five team, the Broncos should find themselves in a little bit of a shootout when they travel to play San Jose State this week. To be fair, there are lingering questions about freshman quarterback Jack Salopek, who has had far more valleys than peaks through the first three games of the season. However, running back Sean Tyler and wide receiver Corey Crooms are both proven playmakers, which should enable the WMU offense to build some positive momentum after being held to 13 points against Pitt last week.
On the other side, the San Jose State offense is still finding itself, scoring just 37 total points in two games this year. Running the ball has been particularly troublesome for the Spartans, who are gaining a pitiful 1.8 yards per carry. But Hawaii transfer Chevan Cordeiro gives them an experienced quarterback who can help them to overcome a lackluster rushing attack. With the Western Michigan defense giving up over 300 yards in the air against Ball State a couple of weeks ago and failing to put up much resistance against Michigan State or Pitt, Cordeiro should be able to find success, helping the Spartans to play a key role in pushing the total points in this game to at least 50.
BetQL College Football Over/Under: Over 49
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As stated above, betting the over under is one of the hardest things to do in a college football game because of the incredible amount of unpredictability involved in the sport. However, betting over unders is a pretty straightforward way of betting that doesn’t require much information to understand how it works. The total is a very common way for sports bettors to wager on a game, and you will see below why even the most inexperienced sports gambler will have an easy time understanding the basics of total betting. We have compiled an example that explains how betting the total works, as well as explaining the odds that are associated with making a total bet on the over under. Check it out below.
College Football Over Under Example: Notre Dame vs. Clemson (O56,-110) (U56, -110)
Betting the total in a college football game is hard when it comes to picking a winner, but not hard to understand how it works. As you can see above, the total for this game between Notre Dame and Clemson is set at 56. This simply means that the total score between both teams when combined is projected to be 56 points. Betting the over for this game would imply that you believe the total amount of points scored during the game will be higher than 56. If the game lands on exactly 56 points scored, the bet pushes and you get the money back that you wagered on the game. A bet on the under would imply that you believe the total score of the game will be under 56 points. The bet would also push should the number land on 56. So, as you can see, it’s pretty simple to understand. You are just betting if the total amount of points scored in the game is higher or lower than the number listed.
Now for the second part, the actual odds you have to pay to make the bet. This is fairly simple to understand once you know what the numbers mean. In this instance, both spreads are listed as -110. What this simply means is that in order to win $100, you must bet $110 dollars. The amounts do not have to be this small or large either, as it would mean the same thing with any amount. An $11 wager would win you $10, while an $1100 dollar wager would win you $1000, and so on. This extra price you have to pay is called “vigor” or “juice” on a line. Think of it like a tax you are having to pay the books to place your bet.
There are times when you will occasionally see a “plus-money” line with a spread bet, however, that is very rare. If you do see one, it will simply have a “+” instead of a “-“ in front of the number. Let’s say the number is +160. What this means is that if you bet $100 on this line, you would win $160. So you are not having to pay a tax at all, and instead, you are getting a much higher payout. Lines like these are always on a bet that is more unlikely to win, so you will have to be okay with the risk that involves being in the unfavorable situation.
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