College Football Odds & Weather: Wind in Forecast for 6 Games on Saturday, Including Texas vs. Oklahoma State

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  • Betting college football totals this Saturday? Since 2005, college football games played in winds of 13+ mph have hit the under at a 57% on a sample of more than 1,000 games.
  • Danny Donahue has the weather report for six games in which weather could have a major impact on the total.

It’s not much of a secret that weather can affect the outcome of a football game. And as such, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that oddsmakers often shift lines on account of game conditions.

But what may not be as well known is just how much weather — and in particular, wind — matters. Thankfully we have a database that can tell us exactly that.

Since 2005, college football games played in winds of 13+ mph have hit the under at a 57% on a sample of more than 1,000 games (552-424-34).

And considering that’s a win rate that would make just about any professional bettor happy, you might now be curious as to which of Saturday’s games fit the bill. So, let’s take a look.


College Football Windy Weather Forecasts

Odds, forecasts as of 10:45 a.m. ET.

Michigan State vs. Michigan

12 p.m. ET | FOX | Ann Arbor, Mich.

  • Projected wind speeds: 12 to 14 mph
  • O/U open to current: 55 to 52
Bet $20, Win $150 on Michigan moneyline 

Iowa State vs. Kansas

12 p.m. ET | FS1 | Lawrence, Kan.

  • Projected wind speeds: 19 to 20 mph
  • O/U open to current: 55 to 50

Purdue vs. Illinois

12 p.m. ET | BTN | Champaign, Ill.

  • Projected wind speeds: 13 to 17 mph
  • O/U open to current: 55.5 to 55.5
Bet $20, Win $125 if Purdue gains a yard 

UTSA vs. Florida Atlantic

12 p.m. ET | STADIUM | Boca Raton, Fla.

  • Projected wind speeds: 13 to 14 mph
  • O/U open to current: 52 to 46.5

Northwestern vs. Iowa

3:30 p.m. ET | ESPN | Iowa City, Iowa

  • Projected wind speeds: 19 to 22 mph
  • O/U open to current: 46 to 44

Texas vs. Oklahoma State

4 p.m. ET | FOX | Stillwater, Okla.

  • Projected wind speeds: 11 to 18 mph
  • O/U open to current: 58 to 58.5
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