“Mishaps are like knives that either serve us or cut us, as we grasp them by the blade or the handle.”
Let me ask you. Is there any better feeling than watching two undefeated teams square off head-to-head late in the season? I think not.
Like a battle of unbeaten heavyweights, both football teams come ready to rumble. The loser is often relegated to a lesser non-desirable bowl at season’s end, taking on the appeal of last week’s ham sandwich. In the process, the winner stays alive in his quest for feasting on an invitation to a BCS banquet.
So what is the best approach when it comes to handicapping a pair of unbeaten dynamos? Simply put, by applying a portion of our golden rule of handicapping (three things can happen when you bet on a dog and two of them are good), we automatically put ourselves on the ‘right side’ of games like these by simply making a case for the underdog.
Take my word for it, you’ll want to fasten your seat belts in games involving undefeated combatants on a crash course. That’s attested by the fact that if you were to –
PLAY ON the underdog in any regular season college football game from Game Six on out if both teams own a 1.000 win percentage…
– airbags would not be needed as the underdog in these head-on collisions is 40-19-1 ATS since 1980, including 26-8-2 ATS if the favored opponent is off a SU and ATS win in its last game.
By the way, we zoom right to the top of the crash course ratings by simply using the underdog in these head-to-head contests that allows less than 13.5 PPG on the season. These Collision Course dogs are ‘best in show’, going 19-3 ATS – winning 15 of the games in straight-up fashion!
Buckle up, bucko, as LSU takes to the highway against Alabama in this battle of SEC unbeatens. Gentlemen, start your engines…