College Football Picks
In the first bowl of the college football season we have too hot clubs battling out in the 2019 Bahamas Bowl at Thomas Robinson Stadium in Naussau. The Bulls are four points away from being on a seven game unbeaten streak and Charlotte comes in riding a five game run of their own. Get our handicapper’s college bowl pick.
Navy has by far the better record this season both straight up and against the spread, but when these two teams play you can normally throw out the season’s stats. Army has dominated the ticket cashing going 4-0-1 ATS in the L5 meetings. That said the UNDER has been the biggest trend going 14-2 in the L16.
These two teams met just last Friday with Memphis getting the 34 to 24 win but Cincinnati +13.5 getting the money. This time around the line is a lowered to Memphis just a -9.5 favorite. Read on to get our handicapper’s take and free point spread pick.
Can anyone stop the Clemson Tigers? Their defensive allowance of 10.1 points per game is shrewd to say the least. Putting it mildly, all of the Cavalier’s strengths play into the strengths of Clemson. Virginia has had a nice season at 9-3 but the parade is likely to stop here in the ACC Championship game.
It’s always a red flag when the public is betting a college football underdog to the tune of 75%, which is the case as these two 11-1 teams play for the Big 12 Championship. Bettors are obviously remembering when the Baylor Bears where up four scores on the Sooners, only to blow the fat lead and lose. To astute handicappers, the comeback shows the dominance Jalen Hurts and Co. can command when full effort is exercised.
The Boise State Broncos get a huge boost with the Mountain West Title Game taking place on their home turf. Nick Rolovich has done a heck of a job turning the Hawaii college football program around, but it’ll be a tall task to go into Albertson’s Stadium and steal a win, much less a cover.
The Pac-12 Championship may end up being a one-sided affair. The Oregon Ducks are talented on paper, but always seem to struggle on the road and versus good teams. The Utah Utes have been a finely tuned machine, winning 11 of 12 games and covering 75% of their games at a 9-3 clip. Expect more of the same from both of these teams.
Between the dominance shown by the LSU and the fact that they won this very same matchup by 20 points with most of the same players last year, it’s surprising to see the SEC Championship game come out with an opening line of the Tigers only being favored by 7 points. Check out Jay’s take on how he thinks the game will play out!
The Ohio State Buckeyes have been an absolute machine with regards to covering point spreads this season. Bettors have prospered huge, cashing 75% of their bets (9-3 ATS when backing OSU. The Big Ten Championship game opened up with a 16.5 spread. With 17 being a key number (common final score margin) in college football, bookies are banking on the Badger covering/getting the money.
While “The Game” gets much buzz in the middle of the country, Michigan has only beaten Ohio State twice since 2000 and Jim Harbaugh is 0-4 since coming to Ann Arbor. Can Big Blue turn it around or will Harbaugh move to 0-5? Ted thinks one of these teams covers easily and wins by 20+!
UCF has won four of their last five games, but appear to be overvalued going just 1-4 versus the spread. They take on USF who has had a disastrous recording only four wins on the campaign. Can the Bulls come up with a big effort to end their season on a positive note?
With all the talk of an LSU Tigers undefeated season, bettors have stars in their eyes and tend to get sucked into the media yayhoo and lose track of the fact that TAMU is a formdiable opponent who isn’t going to just lay down. The 17 in college football is a key number believe it or not, which is another indication that the sportsbooks love their position with the Aggies.
At first glance, this game appears to be somewhat of a crapshoot with regards to the point spread. After diving into the numbers, it becomes very apparent that the Cowboys are seriously overmatched. Yeah, anything can happen in rivarly games, but not this one!
With 13 weeks of college football behind us, we have somewhat of an advantage in that we have lots of data to go off of to help us predict winners. In the case of Notre Dame vs. Stanford, one team is clearly playing for something and the other has folded up their tent and gone home. Stanford at 4-7 straight up and 3-8 against the spread simply isn’t getting it done. Look for ND to put their foot on the pedal here with hopes of being selected for the best possible bowl game.
For the first time in a long time, the Paul Bunyan’s Axe rivalry between the Wisconsin Badgers and Minnesota Golden Gophers has meaning! The Golden Gophers have done a complete 180, posting a 10-1 record (straight up) and 7-3-1 ATS. College football bookies put out a sneaky +2 line and to my surprise, the public didn’t bite, as 59% are backing Minnesota! Check out Ted’s prediction for this game before placing your bet!
The Texas Longhorns are one of the biggest letdowns in college football over the past decade. Texas Tech has suffered four losses by three points or less. Expect more of the same this week as this Big 12 dud should stay close throughout, with UT letting down bettors once again!
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