Many people are pointing at August 28th as the first "day" of the 2014 College Football season. That's not true. The first game to be played is Sam Houston State University vs. Eastern Washington University pitting the pre-season number 1 ranked FCS team in all the land against the National runners-up the last two years running.
Eastern Washington has a great college QB and a heck of an offense. Sam Houston has a lot of questions with a new coach (and new players at key offensive position) so this game could either be a back n' forth monster (Remember: EWU is going to have very little game tape on Sam) or it could be a blowout either way.
Unfortunately, there are no lines on FCS football (yet) so we'll omit them from our weekly 10 game ATS challenge and focus instead on the games that begin August 28th.
This year, to reflect wagering reality, the lines in question will come from the LVH Superbook as reported by the linemakers for Sporting News. Bets and predictions are accurate as of the day of the post only, and I'm not going to track any line moves.
The goal, as you've seen before if you've read my blogs for any length of time, is to spend just an average amount of time on 10 games per week in an effort to crack 50% and (theoretically) turn a profit.
As a reminder: Since I don't live in a State where sports gambling is legal and my day job would not look kindly on me engaging in illegal activity I will not actually be placing these bets. Consider this more a social experiment to see if a normal schlub can obtain similar results as the so-called "services" which really just exist to take your money.
I won't spend more than 10 minutes researching each game, and I'll always provide a Michigan prediction (because I'm a fan) although I'd never lay money on them. I'll also try to include Texas teams (when possible) because I live in Houston.
It's important to remember that I'm not predicting these to be the 10 "best" games of the week. These games will be the ones that I think have profit potential.
Right now I'm in the process of selecting the 10 games for the first game of the week.
Good luck this year, and make some money.