BEST BET Fresno State over Hous­ton by 8

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The best kept money-making se­cret in col­lege foot­ball this sea­son re­sides in Fresno where the Bull­dogs are 6-0 ATS as dogs un­der HC Jeff Ted­ford, in­clud­ing 4-0 SUATS when tak­ing 7 or fewer points. It’s the rea­son he re­sides in­side this week’s TRIVIA TEASER as out­lined on page 3. The vet­eran Ted­ford (coached Cal from 2002-2012) is also 5-3 SU in bowl games, in­clud­ing 4-1 SU when his team al­lows less than 24 PPG on the sea­son. And while his hire has paid in­stant div­i­dends (al­ready an 8-win im­prove­ment over last year), the same can­not be said in Hous­ton as the loss of Tom Her­man to Texas was felt on both sides of the ball with the Cougars drop­ping 8 PPG on of­fense and slip­ping nearly 100 YPG on de­fense. And un­like the last two sea­sons when the Cougs were 14-2 SU and 11-4 ATS off a dou­ble-digit win, they are 0-3 SUATS in that role un­der 1st-year head coach Ma­jor Ap­ple­white. And it doesn’t fig­ure to get any bet­ter tonight in Honolulu as those do­ing the ‘lei’ing (i.e. fa­vorite) are 2-8 ATS in this bowl since 2007. And since we’ve let the Fresno hedge fund out of the bag, we may as well un­leash THE CLINCHER: Bowlers who lost their con­fer­ence cham­pi­onship game by 7 or fewer points are 22-3-1 ATS as ei­ther dogs or fa­vorites of less than 10 points when fac­ing a foe that is not off a win of more than 18 points.

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