Motivated Game 9 College Money-Maker

by Tom Stryker

We’ve reached the stretch run of the college football season and there are some teams out there that need to make a serious move.  The goal of every program is to qualify for a postseason bowl game.  Those extra practices at the end of the year really help with the development for the next football season.
 
With that thought in mind, I turned to my database to see what I could find.  It takes six wins to be considered for a bowl game and I immediately took a look at those squads that were at the .500-mark through nine games.  At 4-4 SU and with four games remaining, it was my belief that a victory in this spot was extremely important.  Thankfully, my thought process was right on the money and my college football database didn’t let me down.  Take a look at this awesome fast-developing discovery:
 
Since 1993, PLAY ON any game nine host that holds a 4-4 SU record provided their opponent arrives off a straight up loss and carries a pointspread won/loss percentage of .501 or better.

 28-Year ATS Record = 36-10 ATS for 78.2 percent
 
This Week’s Plays = MEMPHIS and WYOMING

 The Tigers and Cowboys hold 4-4 SU marks through eight games and both schools are lined up against an opponent that enters off a straight up loss.  Memphis is playing an SMU team that just got beat at Houston while Wyoming is battling Colorado State bunch that just got smacked by Boise State.  The Mustangs hold a pointspread won/loss percentage of .545 and the Rams hold an ATS mark of .571 which means all of the needed criteria has been met.
 
Good luck with Memphis and Wyoming on Saturday!

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