College Football Picks
The Chip Kelly era is looking like it’s going to be a failed experiment. The guy should have never left Oregon. On the flip side, the Sooners and Jalen Hurts marriage is one that’s going to end happily ever after. At first glance, 23 seems like a lot to lay, but this one has blowout written all over it.
Kentucky looked good winning their first two over Toledo and Eastern Michigan, but unfortunately lost their QB Terry Wilson in the EMU game. Sawyer Smith stepped in and was adequate completing five of nine for 76 yards and two TDs. Florida’s defense has looked good I their games against Miami and an overmatched UT Martin, but their offense in the Miami game was far from impressive. Read on to get Dan’s pick versus the betting line.
Indiana destroyed Eastern Illinois 52-0 and Ohio State pummeled Cincinnati 42-0, but one thing isn’t like the other. The Eastern Illinois Panthers are a FCS team and while they may have a successful season they just can’t compete against a Big 10 team. The Cincinnati Bearcats are a different story. They were coming off a convincing win over a decent UCLA team and were run over by the Buckeyes. So is the -15.5 points too much or is it and underlay?
The Oregon Ducks putting up 77 points vs. Nevada last week tells me all I need to know… They’ll beat up on lesser opponents and keep their foot on the pedal until the clock ticks zero. Autzen Stadium is one of college football’s toughest places to play. Bug meets windshield Saturday.
No. 20 Washington State Cougars fly down to the Gulf of Mexico and take on the Houston Cougars in what will undoubtedly be WSU’s first true test against a scrappy Houston team who has recently played well versus ranked teams over the past few years.
I don’t think we’d be going out on a limb to say that Georgia is going to win this game, but can they cover a 33.5 point spread? Last season the Red Wolves went into Alabama and got throttled 57-7. Will the Dawgs do the same? Get Keith’s thorough analysis and his suggested wager.
Week 3 college football gives us Clemson at Syracuse and the betting board lists the visitor as a massive -27.5 point spread favorite. Last season at home Clemson managed only a four-point win as a -24 home fav. Can the Orange give them a battle again? Get Jay’s prediction
This game hit the board with Badgers favored by 33.5 points, but public action has driven the spread up to -35. CMU will not win this game, but will Wisconsin play their starters for more than half if they jump out to a big lead with Michigan on deck? Let’s see how Ted is going to play this game.
The Buffalo Bulls are sneaky good. The current line of -29.5 is inflated after the Nittany Lions laid the wood to the Idaho Vandals in a 79-7 whoopin’. Don’t get caught on the wrong side of the biggest Week 2 college football sucker bet!
Big Blue is unquestionably the more talented squad here, but we’re trying to beat the betting line here, not determine who wins the game straight up. With it being early in the season and Army’s offense being unorthodox, the Army Cadets qualify as one of the best underdog bets of the week. See Dan’s thoughts on this game here!
Auburn did a ton wrong last week and still came away with a win. Bo Nix will one day be a great quarterback, but as a true freshman, he’s going to make a bunch of mistakes. Tulane is much improved and coming off a season in which they earned a bowl game appearance. Unbeknownst to many, the number 17 is a key number (common final score margin) in college football. The bookies have conveniently built themselves a nice position here with the current number of +18. It’s the underdog or nothing here.
Ohio State comes off a comfortable win over Florida Atlantic in which the Buckeyes jumped out to a 28-0 lead in the first 15 minutes before coasting to a 45-21 win over the Owls. Cincinnati was in control the entire way against UCLA, beating the Bruins 24-14. The spread opened at -17 but has moved off the key number suggesting some sharp money on the Bearcats. See who I’m playing and why.
Marshall travels to Boise State to take on the Broncos in Friday night college football betting. The Thundering Herd are fresh off a 56-17 beat down of VMI while the Broncos shocked the Seminoles on their own field 36-31. The oddsmaker has this game at Boise State -12 or so with the total offered up at 57 points. MRSH is an unknown and BSU may be overvalued. Find out why>>>
The Stanford Cardinal take on the USC Trojans at the Coliseum in Los Angeles on Saturday. Both teams came away victorious in Week 1, but they also suffered injuries to their signal callers. Cardinal QB K. Costello will miss this week, but the news for the Trojans was devastating with QB J. Daniels lost for the season. Which team will feel less of an impact this week?
The Georgia running game was fantastic in Week 1 rushing for 325 yards led by Heisman hopeful DeAndre Swift. They now face what should be completely overmatched run defense of Murray State. The big risk here is will the Dawgs go primarily with back-ups for most of the game?
The California Golden Bears come to Seattle, as they take on the Washington Huskies in a Saturday week two Pac-12 matchup. It is the conference opener for both teams. Get Loot’s value play >>>
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