The new college football season is approximately one month away and the guys at Maddux Sports are locked and loaded for another huge season. It will soon be time to start checking the daily college football odds and figuring out which teams are going to be undervalued and overvalued by the oddsmakers.
According to most of the preseason magazines USC is the unanimous No. 1-rated team. They are also favored to win the 2007 college football national title by most bookmakers. The other college football teams that figure to be in the mix are LSU, Texas and West Virginia.
After dissecting all the magazines and sifting through the media’s predictions of the 2007 college football season, Maddux Sports has spotted a couple teams that seem to be overvalued and undervalued.
First let’s start with an undervalued team. Most publications are down on the Miami Hurricanes. After a season filled with turmoil resulting in a 7-6 record we can understand why some people see the Hurricanes as a middle of the road team.
The fact of the matter is Randy Shannon has come in and done a tremendous job getting the Hurricanes back on track. Under Larry Coker, Miami lacked that talent and killer instinct one had come to expect at the U. Already Shannon has locked up a top ten recruiting class for 2008, snagging 10 of the ESPN top 150 athletes. The X’s and O’s game plan will improve with Patrick Nix taking over the offensive play calling duties. The schedule is very tough but with better fortune, upgraded head coach, and a fresh attitude, the Hurricanes could accomplish a double digit win season in 07.
The team that will be the most obviously overvalued school to start the season is the Hawaii Rainbows. Sure the Rainbows have Colt Brennan and will score a boatload of points, but with all the media hype surrounding Hawaii being this years Boise State, pressure will mount each and every game Hawaii stays unbeaten. College football bettors will be betting hand over fist, wagering on Brennan’s ability to lead a prolific offense into a BCS championship game.
Which spots on the schedule figure to give Hawaii the toughest tests and provide the best betting opportunities to fade the Warriors? I can already tell you that one of our college football picks is likely to be on November 16th when Hawaii will fly into Nevada on short rest. The Wolfpack will be off a bye week and will be hosting a Friday night ESPN affair. Depending on how the season has gone, Nevada will probably be getting around 7 points in that game. It wouldn’t shock us to see Nevada win the game outright. Mark it down.
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