College Football Weather: Hurricane Delta, Wind Impacting Week 6 Betting Odds

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Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images. Pictured: The Boston College Eagles take the field.

  • Although it has been downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm, Delta is still impacting college football odds with wind.
  • Danny Donahue breaks down which games are most impacted below.

At the start of the week, the story in college football — as it relates to weather, at least — was Hurricane Delta. Several games were seeing tanking totals by Tuesday as a result of the hurricane’s path.

As we’ve reached game day, though, Delta — which has been downgraded to a Tropical Storm — is playing less of a role than I think many were expecting.

The most impacted games have been either canceled or moved, and those in the surrounding area are seeing a smaller wind implication than was initially forecasted.

Alabama vs. Ole Miss, for example, was projected to be facing 13 mph winds just a few days ago. That’s now down to a projected average of just 5 mph.

However, wind should not be removed from your college football betting radar entirely today. Whether it be as a result of Delta or an otherwise windy forecast, there are still a few scheduled games with forecasts worth noting if you’re interested in profitable betting trends.

To be more specific on that trend: Since 2005 (the beginning of our database), college football games played in average wind speeds of at least 13 mph have hit the under at a 57% clip, going 546-417-34 at the closing number.

Below you’ll find the remaining matchups still reaching that wind threshold, alongside an open-to-current over/under comparison.


Week 6 Games Impacted by Wind

Odds, forecasts as of 8:45 a.m. ET.

Arkansas State vs. Central Arkansas

Kickoff: 3:30 p.m. ET | TV: ESPN3

  • Projected wind speeds: 17 to 20 mph
  • O/U open to current: 66 to 61.5 [Bet Now]

Texas State vs. Troy

Kickoff: 3:30 p.m. ET | TV: ESPN3

  • Projected wind speeds: 13 to 15 mph
  • O/U open to current: 62 to 59.5 [Bet Now]

UTSA vs. BYU

Kickoff: 3:30 p.m. ET | TV: ESPN2

  • Projected wind speeds: 11 to 14 mph
  • O/U open to current: 64.5 to 63 [Bet Now]

Pittsburgh vs. Boston College

Kickoff: 4 p.m. ET | TV: ACC Network

  • Projected wind speeds: 15 to 16 mph
  • O/U open to current: 44 to 42.5 [Bet Now]

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