|JULY 24, 2019– Don’t look now but it’s Independents Day!|
The ranks of college football Independents have increased and decreased with each passing season since 2011 when BYU left the Mountain West Conference.
It increased by two teams in 2013 when the Western Athletic Conferencedropped football, paving the way for the inclusion of New Mexico and Idaho.
Then in 2014, it lost two teams when Idaho and New Mexico State became football only members of the Sun Belt Conference. In 2015 Navy bolted for the American Athletic Conference as a football-only entrant. 2016 saw the addition of UMass, with New Mexico State returning in 2017.
Liberty joined the Independents in 2018 as the revolving door continued to swing like a turnstile. Now, however, for the first time in seven years, the same 6 teams comprise the Independents this season that did in 2018. Click here for a betting preview on the Independents for the 2019 season.
MLB History Book
Milwaukee: Chacin 6-1 $ home in July … Cubs: Lester 6-1 $ career vs. Giants … NY Mets: Syndergaard 5-1 $ in July … Houston: Verlander 7-0 $ vs. Athletics … Texas: Minor 1-7 $ in July … Atlanta: Teheran 4-0 $ in July.
Grinding Out The Profits
OMG. Pittsburgh’s Jordan Lyles has made 17 starts during the month of July in his MLB career. His teams are 0-17 in those games. Making matters worse, he is 0-7 with an 8.59 ERA and a 1.94 WHIP in his last seven overall team-starts, and he was an overnight favorite. WTF.