Teams oftentimes will bounce back from a poor year against the odds at Internet gambling companies. Who might those teams be in 2010?
Online gambling stats indicated that the worst team in college football a year ago against the spread was San Jose State. They went just 2-10 vs. the number. San Jose State is really not a good team so they may not be the best bounce back choice. Colorado State and Arkansas State were the next two teams that struggled as they went 2-9 versus the online gambling odds a year ago. The Rams could be poised for a bounce back season as they usually are not a terrible team.
There are four teams that went 3-9 last season vs. the point spread and all four could be teams to watch this season. USC went 3-9 last season against the spread but they now have a new head coach in Lane Kiffin and renewed enthusiasm. Florida State has a new head coach as well as Bobby Bowden is retired. The Seminoles could definitely be improved after they went 3-9 vs. the odds last year. Western Michigan and Memphis could also be improved this season after going 3-9 vs. the odds a year ago. Kansas and UNLV also have new coaches so you should expect them to bounce back from years in which they each went 3-8 vs. the online gambling number.
A number of teams went 4-8 vs. the odds at Internet gambling companies last year and there are some big names in the group who could bounce back big in 2010. Notre Dame is one of those teams in that group. They have a new head coach in Brian Kelly and a pretty easy schedule. Georgia is another team that should bounce back big as rarely does Mark Richt lose in back-to-back seasons against the college football point spread.
Other teams that went 4-8 last season against the spread were Florida Atlantic, San Diego State, Akron, Florida International, Illinois, Tulane and Eastern Michigan. Maryland and Rice were 4-7-1 against the online gambling point spread last season while Michigan State was 4-6-1.