Collin Wilson

1330 Posts
Collin Wilson
1330 Posts
College Football, MLB, NFL, WWE, Academy Awards
Role
Senior Writer
Experience
21 years
Location
Tulsa, OK
Total Bets
8.9K
Followers
93.6K

Summary

Collin runs The Action Network's College Football vertical from written content to originating the Power Ratings for the Action Network App.

He also contributes in College Basketball, MLB, NFL, WWE and the Academy Awards. Collin can be found on the Big Bets on Campus podcasts and various spots on MLB Network and other media platforms. Prior to joining Action in 2018, Collin had featured College Football content with The Athletic while maintaining a career in software consulting.

Experience

Collin is a Senior Writer for the Action Network but serves in various roles behind the scenes.

Data visualization of probabilities, power ratings and head to head matchups are apart of the Action Analytics blooming platform. Collin is also co-host of the Big Bets on Campus podcast, producing three versions each with with his peers Brett McMurphy and Stuckey. Power Ratings for points spreads and totals that power the Action Network app in College Football are supplied by Collin along with a history of wagers dating back to the birth of the app in 2017 as SportsAction.

Education

Bachelors of Science Computer Engineering; Masters of Science Computer Engineering from the University of Arkansas.

Collin's passion in math-based problem solving complimented his career in advanced statistics for College Football and MLB handicapping.

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Collin Wilson's Picks

Today
Pending
Athens Super Regional - Georgia-130
2.6u
From Super Regional Preview - NC State averaging nearly two runs less per game than the Bulldogs. Projections: Finley -320 v Highfill Smith -420 v Fritton Harris -260 v Whittaker
Bracket 2 Winner - Florida+550
2u
From the BBOC Podcast and Action Network Preview. Texas A&M vulnerable w injury. Cags to get game two start. Florida was in Omaha 11 days in 2023.
North Carolina +1.5-110
1.1u
Project Beam/Tennessee -116 v Sprague/Nort Carolina. Matthjis and Pence expected to be heavily used out of Tar Heels pen. Beam has not cleared 87 pitches since May 17
Virginia-Florida State Over 12.5-110
1.1u
Project 13.8 for FSU/Carson Dorsey and Virginia combination of Woolfolk/Savino/Hungate/Teel. These teams played each other in the ACC Tournament. Dorsey gave up 4 and didn’t record an out. All UVA pitchers listed gave up 12 ER to Seminoles lineup
Virginia-Florida State Over 11.5-120
1.2u
Taking another hit on the Over with Woolfolk announced for UVA
Texas A&M ML-130
1.3u
Project Prager/TAMU -270 over Kentucky with Mason Moore or Dominic Niman on the mound. Chris Cortez should be available, just 65 pitches v Florida.
Kentucky-Florida Over 9-110
1.1u
Project Coppola/Florida and Kentucky/Niman at 12.6. Winds expected to shift mid-game to blow out of left field
Kentucky ML-130
1.95u
HEDGE for Florida +550 to win Bracket 2. Project UK/Niman -130 v Florida/Coppola-Neely.
Futures
Clemson +750
Odds to Win College Football Championship
3u
Georgia +1200
Odds to Win College Football Championship
2u
Phillies +1800
Odds to Win the 2019 World Series
1u
Oklahoma +3000
Odds to Win College Football Championship
1u
Cincinnati Reds+450
2024 MLB NL Central - To Win
1u
Corey Seager+8000
2024 MLB Most Regular Season Home Runs
1u
Georgia Bulldogs+500
2024 NCAAF Championship - To Win
2u
Kansas City Royals o71.5-115
2024 MLB Regular Season - Total Wins
3u
Utah Utes o9.5+105
2024 NCAAF Regular Season - Total Wins
3u
Project 9.9
SMU Mustangs o7.5-125
2024 NCAAF Regular Season - Total Wins
3u
Project 8.9
Tampa Bay Rays+4500
2024 MLB World Series - To Win
1u
Number from Caesars, also at WH Nevada
Austin Riley+1300
2024 MLB Most Regular Season RBIs
0.5u
Number at FanDuel
Austin Riley+4000
2024 MLB Most Regular Season Home Runs
0.5u
Number at SuperBook
Kyle Tucker+3000
2024 MLB Most Regular Season RBIs
0.5u
Kansas City Royals+700
2024 MLB AL Central - To Win
2u
Number at FanDuel
Notre Dame Fighting Irish (Yes)-150
2024 NCAAF To Make The Playoff
3u
Project Notre Dame 10.6 wins, only 9 teams projected double digits wins. Return 77% of offense and upgrade at OC w Mike Denbrock. Favorable home schedule, only 5 roadies, bye week before hosting Florida State
Baylor Bears u5.5-125
2024 NCAAF Regular Season - Total Wins
2.5u
Project 3.2 despite huge positive numbers in TARP. Only 55% of OL back, DeQuan Finn horrific career numbers w pressure. Downgrade OC from Grimes to Spavital (buy Baylor single game Overs). Project 6 games as double digit underdogs
Arizona State Sun Devils u4.5-140
2024 NCAAF Regular Season - Total Wins
2.8u
Project 2.2; Downgrade at OC with Arroyo, Dillingham expected to change offense to two back set because of depth. 3-star Leavitt expected to win QB. Tough Non-Con, both Utah and KState get a bye in conference play
Colorado Buffaloes u5.5+100
2024 NCAAF Regular Season - Total Wins
3u
Project 4.2; improvement in the starters, zero depth on the roster. Brutal schedule where depth will factor after NDSU-Nebraska-Col State. Trip to Bounce House. Kansas State off bye to Boulder; tough November with all games project TD underdogs
Kansas Jayhawks o8-115
2024 NCAAF Regular Season - Total Wins
2.88u
Project 8.9; number at DK. Favored jn 10 games to start the season. New OC Grimes not a downgrade, gets BYU and Baylor on schedule. 91% of defense returns. Jalon Daniels gets 90% of receiving yards back, 3rd string QB Marshall shined in Spring.
Stanford Cardinal u3.5-122
2024 NCAAF Regular Season - Total Wins
2.75u
Project 2.2; 5 teams on schedule are on bye weeks. Back to back East coast travel v Syracuse/Clemson. Brought in just 4 portal players
Virginia Tech Hokies o7.5-144
2024 NCAAF Regular Season - Total Wins
2.88u
Project 8.2; return all OL snaps. Drones getting Heisman mention. Boost to DL through portal. Easy hedge games to end season w Duke/UVA
Washington Huskies o7.5+110
2024 NCAAF Regular Season - Total Wins
3u
Should be the floor for this number; perfect schedule for new coach/schemes w 4 home games v Weber, EMU, Wazzu, Northwestern. Plenty of talent at WR, 87% of passes defended return to secondary
Michigan Wolverines o9-125
2024 NCAAF Regular Season - Total Wins
2.81u
Project 10.2; number at DK; no drop off on Defense w 72% returning and Wink Martindale takeover. 8 home games on the schedule, double digit favorites in 8. Can hedge v Texas, Oregon, tOSU
Michigan State Spartans u5.5-125
2024 NCAAF Regular Season - Total Wins
2.81u
Project 4.4; Number at BetSaracen; would take through Under 4.5 +money. Returning less than half of an offense ranked bottom 10 efficiency and explosiveness. 22 players hit the portal since weekend of Spring game
Oklahoma Sooners o7.5+122
2024 NCAAF Regular Season - Total Wins
2.5u
Project 8.1; new OL held up in Spring game. Transfer WR Burks huge for QB Arnold. Big defensive pickup in portal w Damonic Williams. Stutsman returns at LB. 5 games as minimum 14 point favs; 7 other games projected within one possession.
Rice Owls o6.5+110
2024 NCAAF Regular Season - Total Wins
3u
Project 7.4; Highest TARP team with at least 90% returning both sides of the ball. EJ Warner transfers in from Temple. Numerous hedge spots on November schedule
Rice Owls o6.5+100
2024 NCAAF Regular Season - Total Wins
3u
Project 7.4; Second hit after juice adjustment. Two wins to start w Sam Houston/Tex Southern. Host Houston Army. Rice will have seen triple when Navy visits. Bye week before toughest opponent UTSA.
Tulsa Golden Hurricane u4.5+128
2024 NCAAF Regular Season - Total Wins
3u
Project 3.7; Return 66% offense and 53% of a defense that finished near dead last success rate and havoc. Three roadies surrounding a host spot v Oklahoma State.
Air Force Falcons u6.5-138
2024 NCAAF Regular Season - Total Wins
2.76u
Project 5.6; return just 32% offense, 13% defense. No Quarterback stood out in spring, new talent at full back. Plenty of hedge spots with 7 games projected less than 6 points
San Diego State Aztecs u5.5-134
2024 NCAAF Regular Season - Total Wins
3u
Project 3.9; ‘Aztec Fast’ expected to replicate Kent State offense (and no defense) for Sean Lewis. Double Digit underdogs in 6, favored in just two games.
Fresno State Bulldogs o7.5-130
2024 NCAAF Regular Season - Total Wins
3u
Project 9.3; Return nearly all of a defense that might be best in G5. DL dominated spring game. Keene will be challenged by Jayden Mandal, Tedford back with the team.
UTEP Miners u4.5+100
2024 NCAAF Regular Season - Total Wins
3u
Project UTEP 2.1 wins; less than 33% returning in both sides of the ball. Do not have Miner Nation favored in a single game, three coin flip underdog. Only 5 games in El Paso
Marshall Thundering Herd u6.5+110
2024 NCAAF Regular Season - Total Wins
3u
Project Marshall 5.4; offense finished near dead last in EPA and Finishing drives. Pennington and Parachek beaten in spring by rebuilt D. Brutal non-con w Va Tech/Ohio State. Four opponents come off a bye week. Back to back road underdogs to end season
Appalachian State Mountaineers o7.5-135
2024 NCAAF Regular Season - Total Wins
3u
Project App State 10; highest returning amount of experience on defense in all of Sun Belt. 78% returns on offense. Double digit favorites in 6 games.
Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns o7.5-150
2024 NCAAF Regular Season - Total Wins
3u
Project ULL 8.3; offense finished top 25 in success rate, defense returns 82% of experience. Collier may eclipse Wooldridge at QB. Should start 3-0. TD or greater favs in conference v SMiss, Coastal, SBama and ULM
Texas State Bobcats o7.5-125
2024 NCAAF Regular Season - Total Wins
3u
Project Texas State 9.5; best offense in Sun Belt returns 93% adding Sun Belt Player of the year WB Jordan McCloud. QB three deep depth chart. Could start 3-0, should steam roll the November schedule
Jacksonville State Gamecocks u8-115
2024 NCAAF Regular Season - Total Wins
3u
Project Jacksonville State 7.2; just 35% of Rich Rod offense returns. Only 9 possible wins on schedule with road trips to Louisville, Liberty and WKU
Past Performance
Yesterday0-0-00%
0.00u
Last 7 Days3-1-075%
1.55u
Last 30 Days70-68-051%
0.35u
All Time4432-4244-19650%
54.76u
Top Leagues
NCAAF1597-1412-6252%
155.43u
NCAA_BASEBALL150-124-654%
10.67u
MLB1149-1149-6849%
7.77u
NCAAW3-2-060%
2.00u
UFL3-1-075%
1.50u
UFC1-0-0100%
1.00u
USFL1-0-0100%
0.50u
NBA0-1-00%
-0.55u
NFL269-260-1250%
-12.27u
Golf63-96-638%
-25.40u
NCAAB1190-1196-4149%
-88.66u
Betting Highlights
Favorite Bet of All-Time
Collin has supported the Kansas City Royals since before he could walk, growing up in Arkansas just a few hours away from Kauffman Stadium. In 2014, the Royals faced Jon Lester and the Athletics in the AL Wild Card game. Collin decided to wager 8 grand to cover the cost of his family seats behind the Royals dugout. The A's had a commanding lead late in the game before Salvador Perez painted the 3rd base line giving Kansas City the win, and an emotional and financial win for Collin.
Most Heartbreaking Bet
As sketched by The Action Network with DraftKings in 2020, Collin left his grandmothers birthday party at Chili's when Cincinnati came back to beat Duke in the 2012 Belk Bowl. Collin had a sizable wager, and Duke's lead in the game helped Collin converse with 20 family members to celebrate the 79th birthday of his beloved grandmother. When Travis Kelce his the explosive touchdown, Collin threw a $100 bill on the table and left his family instantly.
Specialties
  • College Football
  • MLB
  • NFL
  • WWE
  • Academy Awards