As a sports bettor, you must always look for the underrated teams and the overrated teams before the season starts and as the season progresses. By keeping a close eye on which teams are being overrated, you’ll be able to start a list of teams that you might want to fade in certain situations through the season. In 2009, my college football picks went 30-13, which was good for a 70% winning rate. I am currently ranked the number one handicapper on the planet, and every college football betting package you purchase from me will come with a full guarantee! At HunterSportsPicks we’ll be on the lookout for teams that are receiving too much love from the pollsters and the oddsmakers all season long. I’ll be offering up my college football predictions from week one all the way through the title game. Let’s take a look at the teams I believe are the most overrated to start the 2010 season. I believe this will help shape your college football betting strategy for 2010.
Kyle Hunter’s Top Five Overrated College Football Teams in 2010
1. Mississippi Rebels- Houston Nutt’s team underperformed in 2009, and they lost a ton of talent to the NFL from that team. The college football preseason polls still have them in the top 30 teams for 2010, which I think is too high. Jevan Snead and Dexter McCluster are huge losses, and as a whole the offense only returns three starters from 2009. The Ole Miss 2010 football schedule starts off with a bunch of cupcakes, so don’t be surprised if their record is impressive through the first few weeks. Starting October 16th at Alabama and on through the end of the year, we’ll probably get a good shot to fade this team!
2. Oregon Ducks- Ironically, Jeremiah Masoli’s old team is second on the overrated list, right behind his new team. No doubt about it, the Ducks will miss Masoli. He was the perfect quarterback for this system. Even without Masoli, the college football preseason rankings have Oregon at #11 in the nation. The speed and athleticism of this team will make them one of the best in the PAC 10, but that conference is very weak this year. The Ducks look like a team that could struggle on offense at times this year, which I believe makes them vulnerable in games like their battle against USC and Oregon State.
3. Oklahoma Sooners- Oklahoma is being listed by some sportsbooks as one of the top three teams most likely to win the BCS Championship in 2010. I think the Sooners will be very tough, but I think that the books are overrating them if they see them as one of the top five teams in the nation. The Sooners have big question marks at the cornerback spot, and the Big 12 is full of teams who like to throw the football. Can the running game get going again after a disappointing 2009? The defense will be good, but they won’t be able to repeat their numbers from 2009. This is a team that could beat anyone in the country, but I think they’ll definitely slip up in some unexpected spots.
4. Brigham Young Cougars- BYU was impressive last year and they had their signature win over Oklahoma to start the 2009 campaign. Max Hall is gone now and so are six defensive starters from their 2009 team. The defensive front seven will be littered with youngsters, which could be a real problem when it comes to stopping the run. Replacing a quarterback like Max Hall will also be extremely difficult, so I expect the passing attack to slow down from a year ago. Expect BYU to lose several games in 2010.
5. Tennessee Volunteers- I fully understand that the preseason college football rankings don’t have the Volunteers in them at all, but I do believe that at the beginning of the season, the oddsmakers will give them too much respect because of their name. Derek Dooley will absolutely have his hands full trying to get this team into the post season. Dooley likes to run the football consistently, but Tennessee has an inexperienced line and young tailbacks. This could be a very long year for the Volunteers. Even against weak teams at the beginning of the year, they could be a good fade, because I don’t see them covering the number.
2010 College Football Picks
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