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 33-63-3 since 1980. This week we’ll be queuing-up against Colorado and New Mexico.
Put them in against a foe off a SU & ATS loss and they dip to 22-47-2ATS. Road dogs of 9 or more points against these same opponents are worse, going 11-35-2 ATS. Both the Rams and Lobos fit the bill this week. And if our qualified ‘play-against’ Game 8 road dog is taking on a .500 or less foe they scratch faster than you can say “break ‘em” - going 1-24-2 ATS. New Mexico
figures to get racked this week.
Go ahead. You make the call. 8-ball in the corner pocket for the win!