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The Conscience of Thoroughbred Racing


Temple has won five in row over East Carolina and is on a 6-0 ATS run. The Owls are 18-3 ATS when facing conference revenge and are 6-1 ATS as a road favorite of six or more points. On the flip side, ECU is just the opposite of their counterparts on Thursday/Friday contests at an undesirable 1-11 ATS. The same goes for playing into conference revenge at 3-9 ATS, while the Pirates are also 1-7 ATS as a home underdog of six or more points. Feel free to draw your own conclusion. We’ve drawn ours.

Inside The Stats

A total of 14 FBS teams won games but were outgained in the contest last week, lead by Stanford’s win over Oregon State despite being outgained 148 yards. In addition, there were 5 more teams in the NFL that did the same thing, with the Eagles losing the stats by 155 yards to the Packers. And surprisingly Air Force, Miami Florida, Minnesota, Temple, UAB and Utah State lead a brigade of under-the-radar college teams that are perfect in the stats in games against FBS foes this campaign. For a complete read on the week’s ‘Inside The Stats’ report click here.

On Today’s Scorecard

From this week’s Playbook Totals Tipsheet newsletter: The LA Rams are 1-6 UNDER after facing Tampa Bay, and 3-11 UNDER in division games when not taking more than three points. The Seahawks are 1-4 UNDER on Thursdays.

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