2023 College Football Key Trends for Week 1

2023 College Football Key Trends for Week 1

We have opening week in college football starting on Saturday. They call it “Week 0” before the big schedule starts the following week. We have the key trends for all the games. Be careful with trends, because they can be helpful in handicapping but teams change players, systems and coaches every season.

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Thursday, August 31, 2023

Kent State at Central Florida

*Kent State is 7-2 Under their last 9
*UCF is 5-2 Over their last 7 games.

NC State at UConn

*NC State is 6-2 Under their last games.
*NC State is 8-3 Under in 1Q Game total their last 11.
*UConn is 3-0-1 Over their last 4 games.
*UConn is 3-1 ATS their last 4 home games.

Nebraska at Minnesota

*Matt Rhule was 11-3 ATS last 14 as an underdog at Baylor
*Minnesota was 2-5 ATS last 7 as a favorite last year.
*Nebraska is 1-11 ATS their last three seasons as an underdog.
*These teams are 4-1 Over their last 5 meetings.

Florida at Utah

*Utah is 8-2 ATS in last 10 as home favorite
*Utah is 10-1 SU their last 11 at home.
*Florida is 10-4-1 ATS in last 15 as an underdog
*Florida is 4-1 ATS in last 5 as road underdog
*Florida is 17-1 SU in Game 1
*Florida is 3-9 ATS last 12 road games.

Friday, Sept. 1

Miami-Ohio at Miami-Florida
*Hurricanes are 5-2 ATS last 7 overall.
*Hurricanes are 3-1 ATS last 4 at home.
*Hurricanes are 5-2 Over their last 7 overall.
*MIO is 8-2 Under their last 10 overall.

Central Michigan at Michigan State:

*MSU is 4-0 Over their last 4 at home.
*MSU is 6-2 Over their last 8 at home
*Central Michigan is 6-1 Under their last 7 games.
*Central Michigan is 5-0 ATS last 5 overall.

Louisville at Georgia Tech:

*Louisville is 7-0 Under the 1Q total their last 7 games
*Louisville is 5-0 Under their last 5 games.
*Georgia Tech is 6-3 ATS last 9.
*Georgia Tech is 0-3 ATS last 3 weekday games.

Stanford at Hawaii

*Stanford is 0-6 ATS last 6 overall.
*Stanford is 1-5 ATS last 6 at home.
*Hawaii is 5-1-1 Under their last 7 games overall.
*Hawaii is 7-1 ATS last 8 overall.

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