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NCAA Football Betting: Syracuse Orange vs. NU Wildcats

This NCAA football betting Saturday night two schools better known more for their academics than athletics meet up, Syracuse Orange vs. the NU Wildcats.

Since their firing of Paul Pasqualoni, the Orange have gone a miserable 7-28 under new coach Greg Robinson, and posted a 15-20 ATS mark per the NCAA odds. On the other side of the field will be Pat Fitzgerald’s Wildcats, a team that knows how to points on the board after averaging 25.8 PPG last season.

Words cannot describe the precipitous drop of this Syracuse program. When Pasqualoni left after 2004, the Orange offense averaged 23.9 PPG; this numbers fallen drastically to just over 15 PPG in the last three seasons under the watchful eye of HC Robinson.

Thankfully, the Orange brings back QB Andrew Robinson (2192 passing yards, 13 touchdowns, and 7 interceptions in 2007) who engineered Cuse to one of the greatest upsets of last season when they went into Louisville as 37-point underdogs and came away with the 38-35 SU victory.

Needless to say, insane college football betting fans backing the Orange on the moneyline were elated with the outcome. Expectations for Syracuse have been low the last few years evidenced by them being favored just twice by the NCAA football betting lines in 2007.

Even though they return 14 starters this year, expectations are once again low in 2008. Offensive production won’t be a problem for Northwestern in 2008 as they return QB CJ Bacher (3656 passing yards, 19 touchdowns, 19 interceptions in 2007) and superstar RB Tyrell Sutton off an injury-plagued 2007.

Even though the Wildcats went 6-6 SU last season, they were a loser against the college football betting line after mustering just a 4-7 ATS mark. With 15 returning starters and a very favorable out of conference schedule, the Wildcats are a team to keep an eye on this year. NCAA football betting fans and fans alike should take note.

Northwestern currently sits as an 11.5-point home favorite in this contest with the ‘total’ standing pat at 58. Whether you want to lay the points with the Wildcats or grab the points with the Orange, sportsbettors wagering on college football must know that Sportsbook is the better place to open an account to get the best college football odds around.