Now I don’t advocate gambling by any means, but if by chance you happen to be betting on college football this weekend here’s who you should take.
Season record (1-3)
1. South Carolina +16.5 against Georgia
Once again, I don’t like betting on UGA games because as a fan I tend to get blinded by all the hype. But, I’d take the Gamecocks with the spread in this one. This game has turned into one of the best rivalries in college football over the past 5 seasons, and has been decided by 11 points or less 7 of the past 8 seasons. Spurrier also has his back against the wall and always seems to bring his best against Georgia.
2. Air Force +25 against Michigan St.
I expect Michigan State to have a hangover from last week’s huge win over Oregon. Air Force also runs that pesky option offense, which always gives defenses trouble.
3. Boston College +8.5 against Florida State
BC is playing at home, they always play FSU close, Jameis Winston is gone…..need I say more. I’ll take BC with the points.
4. Nevada +34 against Texas A&M
34 Points is a lot to win by against a D-1 opponent, even when playing at home. Nevada also has 7 players from Texas on their roster, who will be very motivated for this one.
5. Missouri +21.5 against UCONN
Yes, Missouri hasn’t looked great this season, but UCONN is pretty bad as well. I’ll take the home team with the points.
6. Tulsa +30.5 against Oklahoma
Oklahoma is another team that I think will have a hangover from an emotional win last week. Take Tulsa with the 30 points.
7. Duke -3.5 against Northwestern
This game is so close to call it could basically come down to a coin flip. But, I like Duke because they are at home and have more of a balanced attack on offense.
8. Georgia State +44.5 against Oregon
Oregon has been known over the past couple of seasons to always cover the spread. But, Vernon Adams has a broken finger and 45 points is a lot.
9. Troy +34.5 against Wisconsin
Yes, Wisconsin is playing at home, but I don’t see them winning by 35+ points against a pretty good Troy team.
10. Ohio State -34.5 against NIU
After a subpar showing last week against Hawaii, the Buckeyes will come out strong against a far less talented NIU squad.
11. Oklahoma State -24.5 against UTSA
After two unimpressive wins to start the season, the cowboys will get back on track against a UTSA team that looked horrible last week against Kansas State.
12. Georgia Tech -2.5 against Notre Dame
Without their starting QB Malik Zaire, there is no way that Notre Dame will be able to keep pace with Georgia tech’s high scoring offense.
13. LSU -7 against Auburn
Jeremy Johnson has proven that he is incapable of reading defenses thus far this season, and LSU’s defense will take full advantage of the turnover prone QB.
14. USC -9.5 against Stanford
Stanford’s offense has been horrible this season, and I just don’t see them being able to keep up with USC’s high powered offense.
15. SMU +37 against TCU
SMU is good enough to keep this thing within 37 points.
16. Alabama -7 against Ole Miss
Nick Saban is 9-1 in revenge games, and I don’t see that loss column hitting 2 after this one. Alabama is playing at home and will be playing angry, with last season’s loss in their minds. Chad Kelly will no doubt receive a warm welcome to the SEC from the Bama defense as well. Overall, I see Bama winning this one big.
17. BYU +16.5 against UCLA
No, I don’t expect BYU’s magical run to continue, but I do think they will keep this one close.
18. Utah -14 against Fresno State
Utah is a far better team. This game shouldn’t even be close.