Why Explosiveness Is Key in College Football Betting and Teams to Know for 2019

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  • Big plays are everything in college football, and Collin Wilson has been incorporating explosiveness metrics into his handicaps for several years.
  • Below he examines whether generating big plays on offense or preventing them on defense is more important for covering spreads.
  • He also gives out a few teams he'll be looking to bet in 2019 because of their expected improvements in the big play department.

If there is one term that has taken the college football world by storm, it is explosiveness.

Originally derived from Football Outsiders’ five factors many years ago, it’s become all the rage among media and coaches. That’s because the “Points Per Play” winner cashes the moneyline in 86% of games.

You simply need big plays to win, especially in college football.

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