College Football's Sweet Snowman System

by Tom Stryker

When I was on the links, I never really cared for the dreaded snowman.  For those of you that didn’t play golf, a snowman is a slang term players use for a score of eight on any individual hole.  Let me tell you, when I first started hacking away, the snowman and I were really good friends.
Thankfully, game eight in the college football season has been much kinder in a sports wagering way.  With the help of my college football database, the same one that was featured in the December 13th, 2010, issue of the ESPN Insider magazine, I’ve been able to isolate and profit from a number of late season technical sets that have performed very well.  Here is a unique game eight situation that has been extremely profitable.  Take a look:
Since 1980, PLAY ON any college football game eight team that holds a 4-3 SU record provided they enter off two or more straight up wins and are currently lined up against a conference foe that owns a team won/loss percentage of .500 or better.

 41-Year ATS Record = 66-30 ATS for 68.7 percent

 There are a couple of additional parameters that can be added to this general system that really make it pop.  If our “play on” side is running with revenge and priced as a favorite or an underdog of +14 or less, this Sweet Snowman System tightens up to a spectacular 28-6 ATS for 82.3 percent.  Last year, the Badgers (-1) visited Iowa City and dropped a 28-7 decision to the Hawkeyes.  This season, UW is a -3.5-point home favorite over Iowa, and it fits this exclusive situation perfectly.  (Troy State is priced at +19 and ULM is at grabbing +27.5 so they don’t apply.)
The Badgers will use the strength of this Sweet Snowman System and “jump around” to a huge win early on Saturday afternoon.  Good luck with Wisky this week!

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