Best home-field advantage
1. It’s not Death Valley nor The Big House. Try Baylor’s Floyd Casey Stadium.
The Bears have won – and, more impressively, covered – in 11 straight home games entering the 2014 season. They move into their new on-campus home, McLane Stadium, this season. Coach Art Briles will still be on the sidelines.
Under Briles, the Bears are 22-10 against the spread at home over the past five seasons, the best home ATS mark in the nation during that stretch. They’ve covered the spread at home by an average of 7.9 points, the largest margin in the nation. They were a home underdog four times over the last five seasons. They won each game straight-up, covering the spread on average by more than 20 points in those upsets.