By Marc Lawrence, PlaybookSports.com — From this week’s PLAYBOOK Football Newsletter : One of the most potent tools in isolating winning plays during the first week of a college football season comes from my Well-Oiled Machine, and it zeroes in on experienced teams who return 17 or more starters from the previous season.
To show how marvelously successful these experienced squads are, all ’17 returning starter’ underdog teams are 1546-1335-37 ATS in all games since 1990.
That, my friend, is an impressive 53.6% win percentage. Imagine making almost 3,000 wagers and not losing any money. That’s pretty powerful.
Better yet, by playing on any ’17 returning starter’ underdog in its first game of the season, your win percentage zooms to almost 57% with a 115-88-4 ATS winning record.
Florida State, South Alabama, and Duke will all join the fray this weekend. There you have it. Now, go out and experience a winning weekend.