Smart Box Series: Behind The 8-Ball
By Marc Lawrence
Game 8 of the College Football season is often a crossroads for most teams. Those who have won more games than they have lost are entertaining thoughts of securing a bowl bid. Those who are reeling and going down for the count are disappointed and their actions on the field confirm those feelings.
According to our powerful database, teams playing Game 8 off three consecutive losses are prime candidates to be dropped into a corner pocket and ignored... especially when they take out as road dogs against an opponent off a loss in this situation. That’s because teams in this scenario are a not-so-pretty 36-70-3 ATS since 1980. This week we’ll be queuing-up against Florida International.
Bring them in as a dog of more than 4 points with a defense that allows 31 or more PPG on the season and they scratch for wins, going 10-38-2 ATS.
And faster than you can say break ‘em, if our qualified ‘play-against’ Game 8 road dog of 4 or more points with a wobbly defense off three straight losses is facing a foe that did not lose its last game by 14 or more points to the spread they scratch with alarming regularity, going 1-35 SU and 5-30-1 ATS.
Yes, FIU figures to get “racked” this week. Go ahead, you make the call. 8-ball in the corner pocket for the win!
- Jesse Schule
- March 30, 2015 - 10:00 PM
- Offered at:
- top bet @ 1.5 -175 Buffalo
This is a Free #NHL play on the Buffalo #Sabres +1.5.
These two teams met in Buffalo last week, in a historical game that will always be remembered for the fact that Buffalo fans cheered when Arizona scored the overtime winner. That all but sealed up the top draft lottery spot for the Sabres, who many feel have been tanking to get Connor McDavid. Starting backup goaltender Matthew Hackett in that game was certainly an indication that the Sabres had very little interest in winning. Hackett is 0-4 with a 4.42 GAA this season, and he was pulled after surrendering three goals on 10 shots in a loss at Colorado on Saturday.