In sports betting, revenge is a tricky angle. One the one hand, there are many times in college and pro football where a team is itching to stick it to an opponent. Last year Texas was tired of losing to Oklahoma and had a weapon like QB Vince Young to help get it done. The Longhorns crushed the Sooners 45-12 as a 12-point favorite.
The Chargers appeared to have a little extra something on Sunday night, taking apart the defending champs 23-13 in the second half. Pittsburgh had topped San Diego 24-22 a year ago. Revenge can be a powerful motivator in sports.
However, you can find just as many situations where a team might be motivated by revenge, yet they fail to get it done or cover the number. Remember, while Texas got its revenge on Oklahoma in 2005, the Sooners had steamrolled Texas 5 straight years! Where as the Longhorn revenge-angle during that long drought? And where was the Oklahoma revenge angle Saturday in the rematch, which Texas won and covered again? 5 Sooner turnovers decided the game far more than any revenge angle.
It’s far better to use revenge with many other factors when analyzing a football game. For instance, a few weeks ago the Patriots were hosting Denver, a team that had knocked them out of the playoffs 8 months earlier. It certainly looked like a revenge-spot for the Pats, but they were installed as a 6-poin โบนัสฟรี ufabet t favorite. That was a large betting number for a team that matched up well with New England from a defensive standpoint. There was no revenge, either, as Denver not only covered but won the game.
Again, it’s bets to utilize several wagering angles on a game that might include revenge. For instance, on Saturday I had South Florida over UConn. Revenge was one part of the reason. UConn had beaten South Florida 15-10 last season in very cold conditions, a loss that took the Bulls out of the running for a BCS bowl. But there was more to it than that.
In addition, Connecticut is a one dimensional team with no passing game. They have yet to throw for 200 yards in any game and were actually held to 27 yards through the air at Indiana. Connecticut had managed just 5 touchdowns versus their three Division 1-A opponents. South Florida is a solid defense team against the run, holding 4 of 5 opponents to under 150 rushing yards. And the UConn run defense has not played well, something South Florida I felt could take advantage of.
If you’ve watched South Florida play at all you have to be impressed with their freshman QB Matt G