as we grasp them by the blade or the handle.”
Let me ask you. Is there any better feeling than watching two undefeated teams squaring off head-to-head late in the season? I think not.
Like a battle of unbeaten heavyweights, both football teams come ready to rumble. The loser is often relegated to a lesser non-desirable bowl at season’s end, taking on the appeal of last week’s ham sandwich. In the process the winner stays alive in his quest of feasting on an invitation to a BCS banquet.
So what is the best approach when it comes to handicapping a pair of unbeaten dynamos? Simply put, by applying a portion of our golden rule of handicapping (three things can happen when you bet on a dog and two of them are good), we automatically put ourselves on the ‘right side’ of games like these by simply making a case for the underdog.
No airbags needed here as the underdog in these head-on collisions is 36-17-1 ATS since 1980, including 23-7-1 ATS of the favored opponent is off a SU and ATS win it in its last game.
We witnessed one such play just two weeks ago when Texas took 6.5 points from Oklahoma in the Red River Rivalry. The Longhorns went on to hand the OU it’s first loss of the campaign in a convincing 45-35 upset win.
By the way, we zoom right to the top of the crash course ratings by simply bringing the opponent in off a spread win of more than 10 points in its last game. These Collision Course dogs are ‘best in show’, winning the dough 16 out of 17 times!
Buckle up bucko as we take the high flying Cowboys of Oklahoma State onto the highway this week for a test against top-ranked Texas. Gentlemen, start your engines…