Texas Tech vs. Houston Odds, Betting Picks: The Betting Edge In Week 1 College Football Matchup
Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images. Pictured: Houston Cougars quarterback Clayton Tune celebrates with tight end Christian Trahan
Well hello college football Week 1 Saturday slate!
After some appetizers along the way, Saturday gives us the first real taste of a loaded regular season schedule with games ranging from noon ET through 11 p.m. ET.
While exciting, this also poses problems for casual bettors.
For example, are bettors fully educated on the 2021 versions of every team in action on Saturday — enough to so to handicap each of these games for value?
The Action Network’s College Football PRO Report has entered the chat.
By tracking and summarizing five key college football value indicators — (1) sharp betting action, (2) massive wagers, (3) winning betting systems, (4) model projections and (5) expert picks — in real-time, bettors can quickly and efficiently break down an entire board and instantly pinpoint the day’s top bets.
And when it comes to Saturday’s top values, three games — ranging from 12 p.m. ET to 7 p.m. ET start times — are rising above the rest as the smartest betting opportunities.
College Football Betting Picks
*Odds as of Friday afternoon
Texas Tech vs. Houston Pick
7 p.m. ET | ESPN
While the two games above rely more on market activity to pinpoint value, Texas Tech vs. Houston shows a combination of a historically-profitable betting angle and a monster projection edge.
To start, Houston is a match for our Opening Game Matchup PRO Betting System, which has produced a 248-188-6 (57%) ATS record since the start of the 2005 season.
Not only is Houston in a winning spot historically, its also showing a small spread edge on Saturday.
Our model projects the Cougars as 3-point favorites, translating to a 2.9% edge when compared to the market consensus.
Where there’s value you’ll often find out experts, and once again one of The Action Network’s top bettors has taken a position on Houston for Saturday night’s matchup.
PRO Report Pick: Houston -1.5