Although the college football betting regular season is nearing its end, there is no definite way to predict which teams are going to which bowls. Week 12 did not do much to help solidify any standings.
Only two teams in the top 25 rankings lost. Most of the higher ranked teams won without even putting up much of an effort. Online betting sites were feeling it this past weekend, that is for sure.
Below we recap the popular games of the week and their impact to betting players online.
Favored USC cost anyone betting a lot of money when they fell apart against Oregon State and lost 36-7. A lot of seasoned bettors avoided this game because Oregon State is so unpredictable. While they have an extremely explosive offense, they don’t always show up to play. For example, last week, Oregon State lost to Washington State, which is a much weaker team.
The other upset occurred when Nebraska lost to Texas A&M 9-6. Hopefully you didn’t have the over in this game. Even if you didn’t take the over, you probably lost money on this game because few bettors thought Texas A&M would come out on top. Nebraska basically suffered a meltdown. Bettors were horrified to watch Nebraska coach Bo Pelini verbally attack quarterback Taylor Martinez. They are going to have to repair their relationship before you can bet on Nebraska with any confidence.
Other Close Games
Several other games were close, but didn’t end in an upset. It looked like Ohio State was going to lose to Iowa for most of the game. However, quarterback Terrelle Pryor was able to scramble around enough to give them the victory.
LSU also had trouble in their matchup over the weekend. Ole Miss gave them everything they had. Fortunately for those that put money on LSU, they were able to pull out the victory. While watching the game, it almost felt like LSU coach Les Miles was being punished for proclaiming that a team from the SEC deserves to play in the national championship game. Bettors have long known to avoid betting on teams that jinx themselves with statements similar to that.