College Football Picks
In a game most wouldn’t usually bet, all eyes will be seeking value and betting on these two turds Friday night as they’ll be the late college football game on CBSSN. One edge in play is that home field advantage and travel carry more value in NCAA football with regards to winning games and beating spreads. In this case, the Lobos were in Virginia last week and now have to travel to California. New Mexico has been outscored by 29 points per game in their two road contests this season.
Temple rebounded nicely from their shocking 38-24 defeat to Buffalo as a -14 point spread road favorite to knock off Georgia Tech 24-2. Owls backers will have to lay double digits on the road again when they travel to East Carolina to take on the Pirates. ECU is fresh off their only victory against a FBS team this season beating lowly Old Dominion.
Virginia comes into the match with some negative trends including on the road and versus ranked teams. Do you fade the Cavs and lay the -12 on the Irish or does Virginia step it up and get the point spread cover? Get ND expert Mike Mann’s suggested wager.
The Washington State Cougars scored 63 points last week AND LOST! Bookmakers are expecting a much lower scoring game this week and wiseguys are as well, as this game total opened at 59 and has dropped to 56.5. The general betting public is getting duped, as they’re on the OVER to the tune of 73%!
Mississippi State has done well in SEC play as of late, going 4-1 ATS against SEC foes in its past five league games. Here’s the bad news: Only one of those four wins came outside of Starkville. Mississip-pi State has lost five of its past six against the spread when it’s gone on the road, and that’s a big problem going into the Jungle, where Auburn has been incredibly tough to defeat.
The USC Trojans have overcome adversity to make themselves a formidable opponent. With the Huskies losing at home to Cal earlier this season, it proves that they’re vulnerable. Sharp bettors are licking their chops to take a shot at the +10 underdog point spread here.
The UCLA Bruins come to Tucson for a Pac-12 showdown with the Arizona Wildcats on Saturday at Arizona Stadium. For Arizona, it’s been a strange start to the season, as they are just now opening their conference schedule. They lost in week one to Hawaii, returning two weeks later to beat NAU, followed by a win over Texas Tech. Two weeks later and here they are, at home against the Bruins. Get my take on which team will be the point spread winner.
Northwestern shocked Wisconsin with a 31-17 win last season as a 3.5 point dog out-yarding them 349-329. The difference this season from last season’s club is the offense that has been held to ten or fewer points in two of their three games. Wisconsin’s D is scary holding three teams to a combined 14 points including two shutouts. Will Northwestern be able to score? Can the Badgers score 35 and get the cover? Get Ted’s against the spread pick.
A pair of Big Ten teams coming off bye weeks meet for their conference opener Saturday. Neither team was thrilled with their last showing. Be sure to check the status of PSU RB Journey Brown before betting this one!
Pac-12 college football has some GREAT games this week! With that being said, point spreads can be tough to beat when two good teams go head to head. While it’s always best to pass in these situation, Loot gives his take on who he thinks covers the bet.
The number 17 in college football (not pros) is a key number (common final score margin) and it’s no coincidence that we see the bookmaker taking side a half point under that figure. The Huskers’ are a live dog in Saturday NCAA gridiron action!
Mississippi was crushed 62-7 last season by Alabama and by the point spread (Bama -34.5) this go around the odds maker thinks we may see another blow out. Is there any value in backing Ole Miss with their uncertain QB situation? Read our handicapper’s thoughts and see what side of the line he’s getting down on.
Jay Horne has been on fire in the early weeks crushing the sportsbooks with a 7-1 record versus the line. Get his ATS pick on the Clemson at UNC Week 5 game.
College Football Computer Picks We enter info into the database and the computer spits out it’s final score predictions. This tool should be used as a guide only however it’s very sharp when it comes to totals. Enjoy! (Weekly picks posted by late Friday afternoon or...
Navy hasn’t played much in terms of quality but they’re 2-0 and are rested coming into this game. The triple-option is tough to defend for most teams and Memphis knows that too well after falling to the Midshipmen 22-21 last season. Get Dan’s full analysis and Week 5 betting prediction.
Bug meets windshield Saturday as Southern Miss will be Bama’s latest victim at Bryant-Denny Stadium. A whopping 70% are backing the Tide here. The problem is that teams laying this many points usually only cover at a 34% clip. Nice value here with the bug!
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