Smart Box Series: 7 Come 11
By Marc Lawrence
Game 11 of the college football season signals many things.
For teams with six or more wins its one step closer to a probable bowl bid.
Teams languishing below .500 are likely to be home for the holidays.
So it is too for Game 11 non-winners that ended the previous season with 7 or more wins who are playing today off two losses-exact.
Our best advice for these teams is to bend over and kiss it goodbye, as these losers have a better chance of learning Florida election results first rather than enhancing their bowl chances.
That’s because these 7-plus game winners last year who enter Game 11 this year off two losses-exact with a .500 or less record are 17-37-1 ATS since 1980.
Air Force and Houston will assume the role this week. And for what it’s worth, home teams (the Falcons) are 8-22 ATS, while underdogs (the Cougars) are just 3-22 SU and 4-20-1 ATS.
While 7 and 11 are winning numbers in the first roll at a craps table, together they are losers on the college gridiron.
Houston, you’ve got a problem…
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1* Free Play Predators.
Predators' goaltender Pekka Rinne is on fire to open the year and we think he'll once again be the difference in this contest. Rinne has stopped 56 of 57 shots in his team's 2-0 start, getting a ton of help from his defense which has killed off all eight power plays that he's faced. Note that Rinne has posted a 2.14 GAA and .928 save percentage in five career outings vs. the Devils. New Jersey has opened 0-2 and hasn't won in regulation since March 20th, going 1-9-3 with one SO win in that span. Goaltender Corey Schneider is 0-7-2 with a 3.11 GAA and .898 save percentage during the stretch of futility (and note that in four career starts vs. the Predators he's posted a pedestrian 3.00 ERA). With Rinne playing at an all star level to open the season, there's no question the NASHVILLE does indeed become worthy of a second look in this matchup.