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Texas Tech Red Raiders
Texas Tech Red Raiders
Oklahoma State Cowboys
Oklahoma State Cowboys
Sat 28 Nov
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Oklahoma State Win -11.0 Point Spread
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Over 55.0 Game Totals
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Oklahoma State did not help their case for a Big 12 Championship appearance when they got crushed by Oklahoma last week. The Cowboys lost to the Sooners 41-13 and never had a chance against them. They now have to win out and hope Oklahoma and Texas lose another game. Oklahoma State really had no excuse for how badly they played against the Sooners either. This was a rivalry game and I thought they would have actually showed up. Their rushing offense was the most disappointing in this particular game as they rushed for 78 yards compared to the 174.4 rushing yards per game they average. Their quarterback play was also awful, as two guys combined for 15 of 40 with 168 yards, one touchdown and one interception.

Texas Tech has overall been awful this season, mainly because of their lack of defense. They did allow just 23 points to Baylor last week and managed to actually win the game. This was the lowest amount of points they allowed this season, which is pretty pitiful. Offensively, the Red Raiders have used a quarterback duo this season, but they have combined for 10 turnovers. They average 28.9 points per game, but do not offer much in terms of a rushing offense.

The Cowboys may have been torched by the Sooners last week, but this is a game against a much softer defense. For that reason, I will back the Cowboys to bounce back.

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The fact that the Red Raiders played defense for the first-time last week does not scare me off the over at all. Texas Tech is still allowing 38.0 points per game this season. They allow close to 300 passing yards per game and 200 rushing yards, so they consistently get beat in multiple ways. The Cowboys’ defense once looked like the best in the Big 12 and maybe that it is still true, but they did not show up last week. Oklahoma State is allowing 21.1 points per game even after their worst performance of the season. They allow close to 200 yards passing per game, but only 150 rushing yards. Texas Tech is going to be able to move the ball through the air and all they really need is about 24 points or so because their defense is not going to hold up. As a result, I will back the over here with medium confidence.

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Kentucky Wildcats
Kentucky Wildcats
Florida Gators
Florida Gators
Sat 28 Nov
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Florida Win -25.5 Point Spread
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Under 61.0 Game Totals
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Florida is in the hunt for the playoffs. To get there all they have to do is win the rest of their games. This one should be a fairly easy one.

Kentucky is one of the oddest teams of this odd season. At times their sterling defense has made their opponents look silly and at others their lack offense is embarrassing. Last week they lost 63-3 to Alabama, a game where both units decided to take the day off. Given that Florida is very similar to Alabama, this game does not look like one for a rebound. Their offense is so hapless that they might be out of this by the end of the first quarter.

Florida has been using an explosive offense to get results all season long. Their only slipup was against Texas A&M, a close game they lost on the road. QB Kyle Trask to TE Kyle Pitts has been a lethal duo but Pitts is likely out for this one with a concussion. Trask is sure to utilize other weapons and I am confident that the Gators will put up more than enough points to get the win. The Gators defense has been solid but unspectacular this season. The UK offense will be a welcome reprieve.

This is a big number. Early in the season I would have jumped on the Wildcats as an underdog but their offense has just been pitiful this season. The defense has had its moments, but seeing how they were just rolled by Alabama last week informs me that they are not ready for another attack like that. Florida does not need to win by 60 to cover here.

Take Florida.

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These teams are not surprising in their O/U records on the season. Kentucky with their anemic offense is 3-5 on the season while explosive Florida is 5-2. Kentucky’s last two have gone over with Alabama covering the number with those 63 points all on their own. Florida will give it a shot but I think they land more in the 40s for this one.  With that established, Kentucky will have to do some real scoring for this to go over and I just dont see it. Their offense is super inconsistent and Florida is more than good enough to hold it at bay. The last time they more than 10 points in a game was against lowly Vanderbilt. Look for Florida to dominate here and win 45-10.

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Vanderbilt Commodores
Vanderbilt Commodores
Missouri Tigers
Missouri Tigers
Sat 28 Nov
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Missouri Win -15.0 Point Spread
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Over 51.0 Game Totals
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Vanderbilt is looking at a winless season. Sure that is partly playing just in the SEC this season but they are also just not very good. Meanwhile Missouri is ahead of schedule with their new coach.

Vanderbilt may be 0-7 SU but they are 4-3 ATS and have covered in their last three games. This is an offensively challenged team, just once this season have they scored more than 21 points. They should be able to have some success against Mizzou though, a team that is not very strong on defense. Mizzou will attack the Commodores through the air and how they handle that onslaught will determine how this game goes. I am not optimistic.

This is the first season for Eli Drinkwitz at Mizzou. Given that, a 3-3, season while breaking in the quarterback of the future is pretty good. All of those three wins have comein the last four games so maybe they have turned a corner, or maybe they might have gotten to the easier part of their schedule. The Tigers defense is in the middle of the pack.  It should be able to hold back the Commodores.

This is a pretty big number for Mizzou. They have only been favoured once all season and it was last week against South Carolina.  They won and covered but this is now a spread for than double that. My first reaction was it was way too generous for the Tigers but the more I broke this one down the more reasonable I thought it was. The Commodores may battle hard for their coach but they are undermanned.

Take Missouri.

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This is a t0ugh total to handicap. Missouri has had a couple of explosive games, incuding the 45 points they dropped on LSU a few weeks back. They are 2-4 O/U this season and Vanderbilt it just 3-4, but I think the over is the play here. Freshman QB Connor Bazelak has shown he can move the ball and it will be easier to punch it into the zone against Vanderbilt than against some other teams they have played. When Vandy has the ball I am not expecting a ton but I think Mizzou can get the ball in the high 30s or low 40s. That takes off some of the pressure off Vandy to score. They can find the end zone a couple of time in this one to cash the over.

Take the over.

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Maryland Terrapins
Maryland Terrapins
Indiana Hoosiers
Indiana Hoosiers
Sat 28 Nov
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Indiana Win -11.5 Point Spread
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Under 64.0 Game Totals
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The Indiana Hoosiers will be trying to keep their impressive season going when they host the Maryland Terrapins on Saturday. Indiana is coming off its first loss, but there is no shame in a 42-35 setback against Ohio State. Indiana preceded that result by beating Penn State, Rutgers, Michigan, and Michigan State. Quarterback Michael Penix Jr. has improved dramatically since an inconsistent start to the year against the Nittany Lions. He passed for a career-high 491 yards and five touchdowns at the Buckeyes’ expense, while receiver Ty Fryfogle racked up 218 yards and three TDs on seven catches to earn Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honors (that’s two such awards in a row for Fryfogle). Maryland last played three weeks ago because of coronavirus issues, and the break did not come at a good time because it had won two in a row. The Terrapins are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 on the road, 7-19 ATS in their last 26 against opponents with winning records, and 7-25 ATS in their last 32 following a win. Indiana is 6-0 ATS in its last six overall, 5-1 ATS in its last six at home, and 5-0 ATS in its last six against the Big Ten. Take the Hoosiers and give the points.

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This total has ballooned five points up to 64 and as a result I am going to avoid the over. Yes these offenses can be dynamic (especially that of Indiana), but this is a big number. Although Maryland QB Taulia Tagovailoa also made strides in games two and three, this is still a Terrapins squad that scored a mere three points against Northwestern. It now faces an Indiana defense that leads the Big Ten with 13 interceptions and 15 turnovers forced. The Hoosiers added three to their haul against Ohio State. The under is 4-1 in the Terrapins’ last five overall and 4-1 in their last five against the Big Ten. It is also 7-3 in the Hoosiers’ last 10 after allowing more than 40 points in their previous outing. Look for this one to stay under the total.

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NC State Wolfpack
NC State Wolfpack
Syracuse Orange
Syracuse Orange
Sat 28 Nov
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NC State Win -14.5 Point Spread
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This matchup features two teams that are heading in remarkably different directions. NC State is rolling right now; the team has won five of their last seven games, including a comeback victory over Liberty last weekend. Meanwhile, Syracuse continues to lose, and they may have hit the lowest point of their 2020 campaign last weekend when they got shutout by Louisville. We should see both of these teams continue heading in their respective directions on Saturday.

There are plenty of trends that support this idea. For starters, North Carolina State is 5-2 against the spread over their last seven games, and they’re 5-1 against the spread in their last six games against an ACC opponent. Unsurprisingly, things aren’t nearly as glowing on Syracuse’s side. The Orange are 2-4 against the spread over their last six games, and they’re 2-4 against the spread in their last six games where they served as underdogs. Plus, NC State has dominated this matchup in recent years, going 7-2 straight-up in their last nine meetings. We’re taking Wolfpack against the spread in this one.

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Neither of these teams would be confused for offensive juggernauts; we saw that last week when the two squads combined for 15 total points in their two respective games. Still, we’re pretty confident the total will ultimately tip towards the over. For starters, last week was the first time this season that NC State has scored fewer than 20 points, while Syracuse had a four-week stretch where they averaged 25.75 points per game.

Plus, the total has gone over in nine of North Carolina State’s last 13 games, and it’s gone over in each of their last six road games. There are similar trends on the other side; Syracuse has seen the total go over in five of their last seven November games, and it’s gone over in eight of their last 12 Saturday contests. Don’t overthink this one…take the over.

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Penn State Nittany Lions
Penn State Nittany Lions
Michigan Wolverines
Michigan Wolverines
Sat 28 Nov
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Michigan -2.5 Point Spread
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Under 57.5 Game Totals
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It will be a matchup between two once-proud programs currently in disastrous form when the Michigan Wolverines entertain the Penn State Nittany Lions on Saturday. Michigan is a disappointing 2-3, but the good news is that easily trumps Penn State’s laughable 0-5 record. The Nittany Lions have all kinds of issues on both sides of the ball. Offensively, quarterback Sean Clifford has thrown eight interceptions and as a team they have also lost five fumbles. Their offensive line has yielded 20 quarterback sacks. Defensively, Penn State is surrendering 36.0 points per game. That does not bode well in advance of facing a Michigan squad that finally started running the ball with some success during last week’s overtime win over Rutgers. Hassan Haskins rushed 23 times for 111 yards and scored the winning touchdown. The Nittany Lions are 0-5 ATS in their last five overall, 0-6 ATS in their last six against the Big Ten, and 1-5 ATS in their last six trips to Ann Arbor. Michigan is 4-1 ATS in its last five as a home favorite, 5-1 ATS in its last six at home against opponents with losing road records, and 5-1 ATS in the last six meetings between the two teams. Go with the Wolverines.

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As bad as Penn State’s defense is and as well as Haskins ran the ball last weekend, it’s not like Michigan’s offense is some kind of well-oiled machine. Sophomore Cade McNamara will likely be back under center after replacing Joe Milton against the Scarlet Knights, and McNamara enjoyed immediate success but the sample size remains small. As for Penn State, its three most recent point outputs are 19, 23, and 21. Clifford is in a QB carousel with Will Levis and neither one inspires much confidence. If the offensive line continues to be awful (which is likely), the visitors will continue to struggle on that side of the ball. The under is 6-2 in the Nittany Lions’ last eight on the road and 5-0 in their last five against opponents with losing records. Unfortunately I think this number is set with extreme accuracy, so it would only be a small lean on my under play.

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Ohio State Buckeyes
Ohio State Buckeyes
Illinois Fighting Illini
Illinois Fighting Illini
Sat 28 Nov
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Ohio State Win -28.0 Point Spread
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Ohio State is primed to return to the playoffs. Even though they will be playing a shorter schedule all they have to do is win. They don’t need help.

Ohio State looks really good. They are probably not as good on defense as they have been at points in the recent past, but QB Justin Fields has the offense humming as well as ever and he is a threat on the ground too. The Buckeyes were pressed last week against Indiana. They got the win, though they did not cover for the second week in a row. Fortunately there is not many challenges to the rest of the schedule, until they play in the B10 Championship. This should be an easy win.

After three straight losses to start the season Illinois has back to back wins and covered on the road aganst Nebraska and Rutgers. Those are not great wins, but they were underdogs in both games. The Illini scored a season high of 41 last week and they are going to have to find a way to get close to that if they want to keep up with Ohio State. A running game that is 20th in the country is a potential equalizer.

Ohio State is favoured by a full four TDs on Saturday. It is the same number they had at home to start the season against Nebraska and they covered that one Even though Illinois has since beaten Nebraska fairly easily I am not sure there is a big difference between the two programs. This one is on the road though so it makes me a little nervous. Illinois will have to be able to run the ball against a stout OSU run defense and even that might not be enough.   This is not my favourite play but going with elite teams in these kinds of games is much more palatable.

Take Ohio State.

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Ohio State has two overs in four games and Illinois two overs in five. The Buckeyes certainly have the talent to contribute to an over against anybody, especially with their defense being a little less stiff at the backend this season.  However, I think this is going to be a game where we see the under come through. Illinois is not going to mount a ton of resistance against OSU but they will slow down the game with their running attack.  I am not expecting them to convert a lot into scores but drives with a couple of first downs and a punt can actually churn up a lot of clock. The Ohio State defense gets a bit of a breather this week.  Illinois is not nearly as talented or diverse with their attack as Indiana. Look for an easy win something like 45-10.

Take the under.

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Coastal Carolina Chanticleers
Coastal Carolina Chanticleers
Texas State Bobcats
Texas State Bobcats
Sat 28 Nov
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Coastal Carolina Win -17.0 Point Spread
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Coastal Carolina continued their historic season with a huge win over Appalachian State this past week. This week now has the potential to be a letdown, but the Chanticleers are hoping to make a push for a New Years Six Bowl, so they need every win possible and to look impressive doing so. Coastal Carolina is now averaging 37.4 points per game and are winning by an average of 20.2 points per game. Their quarterback, Grayson McCall, continues to play at an elite level and now has an 18 to 1 touchdown to interception ratio. Their rushing offense is also very solid, seeing that they have four guys with at least 275+ yards rushing and three or more touchdowns. The Chanticleers are also 6-1-1 against the spread this season, so they continue to crush the sportsbooks.

They will be facing a Texas State team that just snapped a seven-game losing streak when they beat Arkansas State this past weekend. The Bobcats might be 2-9, but they have had six losses by 10 points or less. I am not sure they will be able to hang with this Chanticleers team however, because the Chants look to be a step above everyone else in the Sun Belt. Texas State does not have a good defense either, so I would look for Coastal to score plenty of points.

Coastal continues to provide fireworks every single week, so I like them here in this spot. Regardless of this being a rather big number, the Chanticleers are just that much better than the Bobcats, so I will take them to cover in a blowout.

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The total could also be a solid play because of how the Chanticleers have been playing defense. They are allowing just 17.1 points per game, and just held an App State team to only 23 points. They have not allowed more than 25 points since the game against Louisiana and that was the only game as well. The under is 1-4 in Coastal Carolina’s last five games, and the only game that went over was because it was a very low total in the App State game. Texas State’s defense is still a problem because they are allowing 37.2 points per game. Though their offense is not going to be able to do much on this stout defense. Coastal should easily be able to do majority of the scoring, and I could see this game being something like 41-14, which would be an under. As a result, I will back the under here with medium confidence.

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Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns
Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns
UL Monroe Warhawks
UL Monroe Warhawks
Sat 28 Nov
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UL Monroe Win +28.5 Point Spread
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The Ragin’ Cajuns are back in the top 25 and will get set to play Louisiana-Monroe this week. They have just one loss this season, which came against Coastal Carolina. Louisiana have already guaranteed themselves a spot in the Sun Belt Title game, despite having App State still to play. Considering they play App State next week, this could be a game where they are looking ahead. The Warhawks are easily the worst team in the Sun Belt, so Louisiana will likely be looking to coast through this game. There is also the fact that they had their game last week cancelled due to their coach testing positive for Covid-19. Although an extra week to prepare could be beneficial, the Ragin Cajuns’ have not seen a live game in a few weeks.

I mentioned how bad the Warhawks are this season, and that is backed up by their inability to win a game. Louisiana-Monroe is 0-8 this season, and it looks like they will be going 0-11. They come into this game having not played their last two games due to a postponement and a cancellation. The last time they played, they lost to Georgia State by 18, but still managed to cover.

Believe it or not, but both of these teams are 3-5 against the spread. The Warhawks have actually covered three of their last five games, which included a cover against Appalachian State. Louisiana-Monroe lose their games by an average of 21.7 points, so I believe they will catch the Ragin’ Cajuns sleepwalking and will manage to keep the game close enough to find a cover. This is not a game I am super confident in, but I like the spot for the Warhawks, so it would be just a lean.

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The under looks to be a much stronger play, despite the Warhawks having a rather poor defense. They are allowing 37.8 points per game, yet the under is still 6-2 in their eight games. We know Louisiana is going to focus on running the ball, which will keep the clock moving the entire game. The under is also 6-2 in the Ragin’ Cajuns’ eight games this season. They are allowing 22.1 points per game, and hold their opponents to under 200 yards both passing and rushing the ball. Only one game has gone over the total for the Ragin’ Cajuns in their last five games too. Because of the lack of offense for the Warhawks, I would be backing the under.

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Colorado Buffaloes
Colorado Buffaloes
USC Trojans
USC Trojans
Sat 28 Nov
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USC Win -10.5 Point Spread
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Colorado is a surprise at 2-0 and USC is the only other team in the division also undefeated. Whoever wins this will be in a great spot in the Pac-12 South. With coach Mel Tucker leaving and the uninspired hire of Karl Dorrell, and the pandemic, there was not a lot of hope for Colorado being competitive this season. All the Buffaloes have done is start the season with a couple of upset wins. Both were thanks to an offense that should have taken a big step back with the loss of their starting QB and top receiver Laviska Shenault to the NFL. USC’s defense is nothing special, so perhaps the offense can keep rolling.

USC is 3-0 SU but with just one ATS win they are failing the eye test. They did seem a little better last week, winning at Utah. The offense is supposed to be among the best in the conference but so far it has been average, just 31.0 ppg. Even though talent scouts laud their running backs USC can’t run the ball. Until that changes they are going to continue to disappoint. They might keep winning too but there will be grumbling attached to it. This is a double digit number which makes me nervous about backing the home side. Colorado, even with the wins, is not playing much defense so USC should be able to have its best offensive game of the season. I am still not sold on the Buffs’ offense. If they fall off on the road, that is enough for USC to win this one by a couple of TDs. Take USC.

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I am loving the over in this one, as the number just seems way too small. I think the oddsmakers are putting too much on USC being in control and the fact that all three of its games have gone under this season. The Trojans are a public team and those previous totals may have been bet up, too. Conversely, Colorado is 2-0 O/U and even though I am not high on the Buffs cranking out more than 30 points every week, there are enough cracks in the USC defense for them to get close in this one. The Colorado defense has allowed 32 and 42 points in their games. USC should be able to match that higher total. They play with pace too so they will give the Buffs lots of time to score as well. Take the over.

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Auburn Tigers
Auburn Tigers
Alabama Crimson Tide
Alabama Crimson Tide
Sat 28 Nov
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Its Iron Bowl week. Of course Alabama is the better of the two programs this season; it usually is. In this rivalry anything can happen. Auburn is solid this season. They have a couple of losses but they are playing well now, having won and covered in their last three games. Now that does not mean they are going to upset their rival, no, it just means that they have a shot. As always the key is going to be QB Bo Nix. If they get the good version he can make some plays and keep them in the game. If they get the bad one this game will be over by halftime.

For Alabama they just need to keep doing what they are doing. A cover would be great but for them to keep their spot in the playoff picture they just need to win. Unlike Nix, ‘Bama QB Mac Jones is a model of consistency. Alabama is the third best scoring team in the nation at 49ppg. Its defense is taking some heat but they are only giving up 19.0 ppg. Easy math says Alabama is winning by 30ppg. Citing the above, the 24.5 point spread is not so big. Since the win over Georgia, the Tide have covered in back-to-back to back games with spreads over 20 points. None of those teams were as good as Auburn but all were easy covers. I think this one can be, too. Alabama methodically takes apart the Tigers.

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The final score in Alabama’s last game was 63-3 over Kentucky. It was yet another over for the Crimson Tide, they are 5-2 on the season. For Auburn, it has just one over on the season as the offense has not come together the way it had hoped. I am not expecting Alabama to score 60+ again, but it is going to ease up on its rival. If the Crimson Tide can score in the 40s, or 50s, or more, they will. Also, I think Auburn coach Gus Malzahn will have his team ready for Alabama and maybe even thrown in some new wrinkles. He is an offensive innovator; it doesn’t always work, but the potential is there. The Tigers can post at least 20 points towards the over . I think we don’t have to sweat any late drama here; it goes over early in the fourth.

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Northwestern Wildcats
Northwestern Wildcats
Michigan State Spartans
Michigan State Spartans
Sat 28 Nov
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Michigan State Win +13.5 Point Spread
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Big Ten battle with huge implications here as the Michigan State Spartans host the Northwestern Wildcats. The Wildcats have climbed up to eighth in the rankings, and this is easily their best start in many years. If they can close out a few winnable games here down the stretch, they’ll be facing off with Ohio State in the Big Ten title game. That being said, outside of an ugly win over Wisconsin last week they haven’t beaten anyone of note. The offense has been pretty bad, and quarterback Peyton Ramsey is only averaging six yards per pass attempt. They play an old fashioned style of football that certainly isn’t conducive to blowing teams out, so there’s no way I could lay this many points with them, especially on the road. Michigan State has looked bad the last two weeks, but right before that they pulled off a big upset of Michigan. There’s still talent on this MSU defense, and they’ll do enough to keep it close. There’s value getting this many points at home here.

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The under also makes a lot of sense in this spot. Neither of these teams have passing games to get excited about, and we should see yet another classic ugly Big Ten game here. Northwestern’s last time out, there were only 24 total points scored. It’s unclear whether Rocky Lombardi or Payton Thorne will start for MSU here, but neither are appealing options. Lombardi has more interceptions than touchdowns and Thorne is an inexperienced freshman with only 21 career passes under his belt. Either will struggle against this elite Northwestern defense. The under is a perfect 5-0 in the Wildcats’ last five games. Expect another punt-fest here.

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Pittsburgh Panthers
Pittsburgh Panthers
Clemson Tigers
Clemson Tigers
Sat 28 Nov
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Clemson Win -24.0 Point Spread
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Clemson knows what is has to do from here on out…not lose. Pitt has been one of the few programs to challenge the Tigers during their recent run of supremacy.

Pitt is not having the season it thought it would. For years they were maligned for not having a modern offense but this year they have actually had success throwing the ball. However, their running game has fallen apart and with the defense good, but below expectations, they have not gotten the results they want. Pitt seems to have recovered from their four game losing streak, winning big over Virginia Tech and Florida State in their last two games. The number suggest a third win is not likely.

Clemson has no margin for error thanks to their earlier loss to Notre Dame. That was their last game, thanks to a controversial cancellation last week against Florida State. This week we are expected to see the return of QB Trevor Lawrence. His absence was not the cause of the loss though as the defense was about as poor as we have seen them over the last five seasons. Clemson gave up over 200 yards on the groud and over 500 yards of total offense to the Irish. That group needs to be better. I am very convinced the offense will be just fine.

The Tigers have not covered three games in a row. Again, those results fall somewhat at the feet of the defense, which is supposed to be an elite unit. When you look back at the 73-7 win over Georgia Tech and this team was cruising, clicking on all cylinders. Even for a team as good as Clemson it is tough to cover double digits when the defense gives up 28 points. I am expecting an ornery Clemson group to be in complete shutdown mode this week.  Pitt is very one dimensional and that is going to be their demise.

Take Clemson.

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While I think the Clemson defense is going to be very good in this one, I also think the offense will be great again. Lawrence has not played in weeks, but I am not expecting much rust and we also know how this offense can be when it is cooking. RB Travis Etienne has been a little quiet this season and he is bound to erupt too. I think Clemson gets into the 50s here, just for fun, and to remind the playoff pickers that despite the loss they still might be the best team in the country.  Something like a 55-20 final checks all the boxes. Its gets the cover and the over and it makes a statement. The defense makes it even easier for the offense to put up points in a hurry.  By the way Clemson has also played four straight overs.

Take the over.

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Louisville Cardinals
Louisville Cardinals
Boston College Eagles
Boston College Eagles
Sat 28 Nov
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Boston College Win -1.0 Point Spread
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The Louisville Cardinals will try to salvage something from this season as they travel to take on the Boston College Eagles. Though at the same time, they are a 3-6 team and are coming off a 30-0 win against Syracuse. It is true that they can only finish 5-6 at best, but it is possible that they could end the season on a three-game winning streak, which could at least give them confidence going into the offseason. The difference for Louisville in the game against the Orange was that they finally played an ounce of defense. Granted, it was against the worst offense in the ACC, but they finally showed improvement. The Cardinals still have Malik Cunningham under center, but he is still committing too many turnovers for me to trust the Cardinals fully.

Boston College on the other hand, is at the very least having a decent season in regards to what we are used to from them. They are not going to win anything special, but they have caused problems for many teams throughout the season. They also have a quarterback that has thrown 2,355 yards, 17 touchdowns and five interceptions. Their rushing offense is a problem since they only average 3.1 yards per carry, but they can certainly exploit this Cardinals’ defense the entire game.

The fact that Louisville is a pick em’ against Boston College is fishy and just because they beat Syracuse, does not mean they should ever be favored here. I like the Eagles in this spot at home to take down the Cardinals relatively easily.

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How the total goes will all depend on which defense we get from these two sides. The Cardinals are allowing 26.4 points per game and the Eagles allow 26.9 points. Louisville struggles against the run, so it is possible that Boston College will be able to establish the run. The Eagles’ pass defense is allowing 235.2 yards per game, so the athleticism of Cunningham could hurt them badly here. Of course, that is only if Cunningham does not keep turning the ball over. There really is no common trend to help determine how this game might go because they go back and forth between the over and under. Both offenses are scoring at least 26 points per game this season, so I am going to lean towards an over and will look for this to be a game where at least one teams scores in the 30s.

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Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Purdue Boilermakers
Purdue Boilermakers
Sat 28 Nov
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Rutgers Win +12.0 Point Spread
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Rutgers might be 1-4 this season, but they are playing so much better than that record would indicate. The Scarlet Knights are coming off a loss to Michigan, a game where they scored 42 points. Keep in mind that they had a as much as a 17-point lead in this game before allowing the Wolverines to storm back. This game also went to triple overtime, where Michigan was able to finally put away the game. Rutgers had a total of 486 yards in this game, so clearly their offense was rolling. They are now averaging 29.6 points per game, which is a huge improvement compared to last year. The Scarlet Knights are 3-1 this season when they are an underdog with their only loss ATS coming against a solid Indiana team.

The Boilermakers started the season strong at 2-0, beating a solid Iowa team and Illinois. In these two games, they averaged 27.5 points per game. They had their game against Wisconsin cancelled and since then they have lost two in a row. Their offensive production has dipped to 25.5 points per game and they have allowed an average of 31 points per game during those two losses. Also, even in their wins, they only won by an average of 5.5 points, so I do not believe they have the offense to pull away.

Rutgers might not be winning games, but they are covering quite often. Purdue is not a great team either, so I will look for Rutgers to keep it close and I would not be surprised if they win outright.

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These teams are the opposite when it comes to the total. The Scarlet Knights are allowing 36.8 points per game and thus, the over is 4-1 in their games. The Boilermakers have been a little better defensively, allowing 26.3 points per game and the under is 3-1 this season for Purdue. Neither team is averaging more than 30 points per game this season, so I believe we are going to get a slower paced game. Purdue cannot run the ball at all, meaning the they will be throwing the entire time. The Scarlet Knights will know this though and should have a game plan set to slow them down. This total is set extremely high, but Purdue has not shown the offense to keep up consistently, so I am going to back the under as a lean.

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Mississippi State Bulldogs
Mississippi State Bulldogs
Ole Miss Rebels
Ole Miss Rebels
Sat 28 Nov
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Mississippi State Win +9.5 Point Spread
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Over 69.5 Game Totals
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One of the best rivalries in college football as the Ole Miss Rebels host the Mississippi State Bulldogs. The Bulldogs started the year off with a huge upset over LSU, then completely fell apart. But Mike Leach’s Air Raid system was always going to take a while for his guys to learn, and patience is crucial there. They’re quietly starting to improve, beating Vanderbilt two games ago before only losing by seven to Georgia on the road in their most recent game. Ole Miss has a terrible defense, so the Air Raid should have some success here. The Rebels have beat two terrible Vanderbilt and South Carolina teams in recent weeks, but right before that they had lost three in a row. They also had their most recent game postponed due to COVID-19, so they could be rusty here. Getting more than a touchdown in a rivalry this fierce is very appealing. Take the ‘dog.

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The over also makes some sense here. Ole Miss seemingly plays exclusively in shootouts, and there were 101 total points scored in their most recent game. The Rebels’ passing game is averaging an absurd 10.9 yards per attempt in new coach Lane Kiffin’s system, but they also haven’t been able to stop anybody either. It probably won’t surprise you to learn that the over is 5-2 in their last seven games. The Bulldogs’ offense is starting to pick up, as I always thought would be the case late in the year, but oddsmakers haven’t adjusted enough yet. They just scored 24 points last week against a Georgia defense that is leaps and bounds better than this Ole Miss one.

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Duke Blue Devils
Duke Blue Devils
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Sat 28 Nov
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The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will be playing for the first time in almost a month when they entertain the Duke Blue Devils on Saturday. Georgia last played on Halloween, when they went down to Notre Dame 31-13. Georgia Tech hasn’t won a game since Oct. 9 against a struggling Louisville squad. Given that its only other victory has come at the expense of lowly Florida State, there cannot be much optimism inspired by this squad. The program is extremely young; head coach Jeff Collins put 12 true freshmen on the field during the loss to Notre Dame. Duke, which dominated last year’s matchup 41-23 home, features two impressive running backs in Deon Jackson (580 yards, four touchdowns) and Mataeo Durant (592 yards, six touchdowns). They probably won’t be slowed down by a mediocre Georgia Tech defense.Duke is 7-1 ATS in its last eight on the road against opponents with losing home records, 9-2 ATS in its last 11 following an off week, and 4-0 ATS in its last four trips to Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets are 6-16 ATS in their last 22 overall, 3-10 ATS in their last 13 at home, and 0-6 ATS in the last six meetings between the two teams.

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The winning team in each of Duke’s last six contests has scored at least 31 points–including 53 (by Duke) and 56 (by North Carolina) in the past two outings. Both teams should score plenty this weekend. Tech QB Jeff Sims has thrown for 1,346 yards and eight touchdowns to go along with 277 yards on the ground. This squad also has four capable options at running back, including 2019 leading rusher Jordan Mason–who is finally back from an injury. The over is 5-1 in the Blue Devils’ last six overall, 6-1 in their last seven against opponents with losing records, and 4-1 in their last five against the ACC. It is also 5-1 in the Yellow Jackets’ last six overall, 5-1 in their last six at home, and 4-0 in their last four at home against opponents with losing records. Go with the over.

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Kansas State Wildcats
Kansas State Wildcats
Baylor Bears
Baylor Bears
Sat 28 Nov
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Baylor Win -5.5 Point Spread
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You may look at these two teams’ records and wonder how Baylor could possibly be considered the favorite in this matchup. The favorite/underdog standings should mostly be attributed to Kansas State, who have dropped three in a row following an ugly 45-0 thumping against ranked Iowa State last weekend. Kansas State has also traditionally struggled against Baylor; the Wildcats are 2-6 straight-up in their last eight games against the Bears, and they’re 1-5 straight-up in their last six visits to Baylor.

Further, there are several trends that also paint Baylor in a positive light. For instance, the Bears are 9-3 straight-up in their last 12 home games, and they’re 6-1 against the spread in their last seven November contests. Add in the fact that Baylor is a much different team at home (1-1) than on the road (0-4), and we feel comfortable rolling with the Bears. We’re taking Baylor against the spread.

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Good luck finding a whole lot of scoring in the one. Sure, the oddsmakers have naturally adjusted the total to reflect the lack of scoring prowess, but that doesn’t mean you have to bite. Rather, you can just look at the numbers, including the fact that Kansas State has averaged only 9.33 points per game over their last three contests.

There are also plenty of trends that support that cause. The total has gone under in 12 of Kansas State’s last 18 games, and it’s gone under in six of their last seven November contests. Meanwhile, the total has gone under in 13 of Baylor’s last 20 games against Big 12 opponents. Most notably, the total has gone under in five of the last seven matchups between these two schools. We’re taking the under this weekend.

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Georgia Bulldogs
Georgia Bulldogs
South Carolina Gamecocks
South Carolina Gamecocks
Sat 28 Nov
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South Carolina Win +21.5 Point Spread
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It will be too little, too late no matter what happens the rest of the way, but the Georgia Bulldogs finally have their quarterback. Two losses mean they aren’t going to the SEC Championship and won’t be a part of the College Football Playoff. But J.T. Daniels’ emergence also means they could avoid a third loss and eventually get into a New Year’s Six Bowl. Daniels got his first start last week against Mississippi State and promptly threw for 401 yards and four touchdowns without getting picked off. The downside, however, is that Georgia still struggled to beat a weak Mississippi State squad (it was tied going into the fourth quarter and the home team ultimately survived 31-24). It just hasn’t been a great year for the Dawgs, who are 2-2 in their last four outings while getting manhandled by both Alabama and Florida. They have not won a game by more than 11 points since Oct. 10. As such, giving more than three touchdowns to the South Carolina Gamecocks is somewhat alarming. South Carolina is far from good, but it beat Auburn earlier in the year and destroyed Vanderbilt 41-7. This team has a game under its belt since Will Muschamp was fired and it wasn’t a terrible one (a 17-10 setback against Missouri). Georgia is 0-4 ATS in its last four overall and 0-4 ATS in last four on the road. Take the Gamecocks and the points.

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Georgia safety Richard LeCounte remains doubtful in the wake of his bike accident and nose tackle Jordan Davis, who has not played this month, is questionable with an elbow injury. That is more reason to like South Carolina while also anticipating a relatively high-scoring contest. It remains to be seen who will start at quarterback for the ‘Cocks, but it may not matter. Neither Collin Hill nor Luke Doty is spectacular; both, however, are serviceable. Hill has more experience, while Doty is a threat through the air and also on the ground. The main reason to like the over, though, is Georgia. This is not the vaunted Bulldogs defense that anyone expected heading into the season, while the offense is finally on track with Daniels at the helm. The over is 4-1 in the Bulldogs’ last five overall and 6-2 in their last eight against opponents with losing records. It is also 5-2 in the last seven meetings between the two teams. Look for this one to go over the total.

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Oklahoma Sooners
Oklahoma Sooners
West Virginia Mountaineers
West Virginia Mountaineers
Sat 28 Nov
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Oklahoma Win -11.0 Point Spread
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I am not buying that Oklahoma has a path to the playoffs. For them, the rest of the season is all about finding their usual spot at the top of the Big 12.

Oklahoma has definitely found their stride of late. They are on a 5-0 SUATS run and have covered all but one of those numbers by double-digits. Some of that is scheduling, but their win last week in the Bedlam game over Oklahoma State was a complete performance. As the defense has gotten better there has been less pressure on QB Spencer Rattler, and they have been able to run the ball more effectively too. No reason to think the good times don’t keep rolling.

West Virginia has also been playing well and are on a 5-1 ATS run. This year the Mountaineers are all about defense, they are 13th in the nation in points allowed, just 17ppg. That has given their offense a chance to find its way but against better opponents it has not materialized. In two of their three losses they failed to top even 14 points. They know what they have to do to win here but I am not sure they can execute it against a surging Sooner squad.

Both of these teams have been profitable of late. I believe in what OU is doing more though, as they are finally playing like we thought they could when they were a playoff contender to start the season. WVU gets a little bump from being at home but beyond that I think they just get worn out on defense eventually. They probably score just enough to keep it respectable.

Take Oklahoma.

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I am picturing this one as being a relatively low scoring affair. Oklahoma, for all of its explosiveness is just 5-3 O/U on the season and West Virginia has back to back unders heading into Saturday. I do think the Mountaineers can slow Oklahoma down a little and they won’t let them get into the 40s like they do against most opponents. Oklahoma is playing so much better on defense as the season has progressed and there is no reason to think that WVU suddenly has their number or anything new to show. There is just nothing special about their attack this season and the Mountaineers will be content to grind while the game is close ealry. Look for something like a 34-17 final.

Take the under.

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TCU Horned Frogs
TCU Horned Frogs
Kansas Jayhawks
Kansas Jayhawks
Sat 28 Nov
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TCU Win -24.0 Point Spread
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Over 52.5 Game Totals
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If Kansas was even remotely good, this might be a game worth watching. However, they have still not won a game and lose by an average of 30.3 points per game. They are playing TCU, who really are not that good of a team, but we are still talking about Kansas. The Jayhawks did have their game postponed last week against Texas, meaning it is possible they will be more prepared for the game against the Horned Frogs. Then again, Kansas is such a bad team, they could have all the time in the world to prepare and could still lose any game by four touchdowns.

The Horned Frogs are 3-4 on the season and most recently lost to West Virginia 24-6. This game was a couple weeks ago, meaning they have also had plenty of time to prepare for Kansas. There is the fact that the Horned Frogs have not won any game by more than 17 points. They average 24 points per game, meaning they might not have the offense to light up Kansas.

It is hard to trust TCU to win a game by four scores, but I just cannot ever back the Jayhawks. They score 15.1 points per game, so it would be a small lean-to TCU or a pass all together.

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The total is probably the safer play and that is a result of Kansas’ defense. The Jayhawks are allowing 48.4 points per game. This perhaps the worst in the country, considering they have played seven games and still have that number. TCU has a decent defense, but still allow an average of 26.7 points per game. It is also important to note that all of Kansas’ games have gone over the total with one game resulting in a push. The TCU totals are a little more sporadic, but they can certainly get their offense rolling here. Kansas is probably going to have to score at least 17 points, but all it takes is a special teams play or a fluke play and they will easily reach that number. As a result of that, I am going to back the over as a strong lean.

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Arizona Wildcats
Arizona Wildcats
UCLA Bruins
UCLA Bruins
Sat 28 Nov
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Arizona Win +10.5 Point Spread
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Under 69.0 Game Totals
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The abbreviated Pac-12 season will add another chapter when the UCLA Bruins host the Arizona Wildcats on Saturday. Both teams bring losing records into this occasion, as UCLA is 1-2 and Arizona is 0-2. The Wildcats will be trying to get their first win by making it two in a row against the Bruins following last year’s 20-17 victory. Although they are off to a slow start in 2020, the sample size is small–just two games, of course. Quarterback Grant Gunnell has been promising so far this year, having completed 51 of 75 passes for 545 yards, six touchdowns, and one interception. UCLA has been dealing with some coronavirus issues and was missing a handful of players during last week’s loss to Oregon, including quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson. His status for this weekend is unknown. Chase Griffin replaced him against the Ducks and went 19-of-31 for 195 yards, one TD, and two INTS–one of which was returned for a score. Griffin also committed a third turnover in the form of a fumble. Arizona is 6-2-1 ATS in its last nine against opponents with losing records. The Bruins are 7-19 ATS in their last 26 as favorites and 1-5 ATS in their last six against opponents with losing records. Take the Wildcats and the points.

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There is just too much concern regarding the offenses in order to take the over on such a big number. Obviously if Thompson-Robinson plays it would be a big boost to UCLA, but right now it looks like he is questionable at best. On the other side of the ball, the Bruins are really getting after it on defense. Using a new 4-2-5 scheme, they recorded 10 tackles for loss and four sacks against the Ducks this past weekend. Linebacker Mitchell Agude had 2.5 tackles for loss, while DT Osa Odighizuwa and LB Carl Jones produced 1.5 sacks apiece. UCLA is tied for eighth in the nation with 8.5 TFLs per game. It now faces an Arizona team that scored zero points through three quarters against Washington in its most recent outing. The under is 4-1 in the Wildcats’ last five overall and 4-1 in their last five against the Pac-12. It is also 5-2 in the Bruins’ last seven at home. Go with the under.

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Virginia Cavaliers
Virginia Cavaliers
Florida State Seminoles
Florida State Seminoles
Sat 28 Nov
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Virginia Win -9.0 Point Spread
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This Virginia squad just doesn’t quit. After starting the 2020 season with an ugly 1-4 record, the Cavaliers have managed to win three straight games despite suffering a number of injuries throughout their roster. The team should have a great opportunity to continue its winning ways this weekend against a lowly Florida State squad. UVA is now 4-1 against the spread in its last five games, and it is 5-2 against the spread in its last seven games against an ACC opponent. Most notably, the Cavaliers are 5-4-1 against the spread in their last 10 games against Florida State, including a 2-0-1 record over their last three meetings.

On the other side, FSU is an ugly 2-9 against the spread over their last 11 games, and they’re 1-4 against the spread in their last five home games. Want more trends? The Seminoles are 1-6 against the spread in their last seven November games, they’re 1-6 straight up in their last seven games against ACC opponents, and they’re 2-8 straight-up in their last 10 games. This is an easy one, especially considering the single-digit spread…we’re taking Virginia.

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Despite all of their injuries, the Wahoos are hitting their groove on offense. They have averaged 43.33 points per game over their last three contests, and that offensive prowess is a big reason why the total has gone over in 12 of their last 14 games and six of their last eight games. Best of all, they’re going against an FSU defense that’s allowing a whopping 36.13 points per game, so we should see another big performance from Virginia this weekend. It’s that turnstile defense that explains why the total has gone over in five of Florida State’s last seven games. Assuming these defensive issues continue, Virginia should be more than capable of putting at least five touchdowns on the board, requiring Florida State to hit the end zone about three times. Can that happen? Well, the FSU offense is averaging 22 points per game this season, so we think so.

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LSU Tigers
LSU Tigers
Texas A&M Aggies
Texas A&M Aggies
Sat 28 Nov
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LSU Win +15.0 Point Spread
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SEC action here as the Texas A&M Aggies host the LSU Tigers. LSU will look to build some momentum after they just beat Arkansas on the road last time out. The Tigers were never as bad as they’ve seemed at times, and they’ve still got a ton of talent. Now that they’re coming off a win, I think they’ve exorcised a lot of their demons and will play a lot better moving forward. Being a freshman T.J. Finley was always going to take some time to acclimate when taking over for an injured Myles Brennan, and he looked a lot better last time out. I think this Texas A&M team is pretty overrated, as they’ve mostly just been beating up on the conference’s weakest teams. Their last three games have been against struggling South Carolina, Arkansas, and Mississippi State teams, so I think playing the level of athletes LSU has could come as a shock to their system. Grab the points, this one won’t be a blowout.

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The under also makes some sense here. It’s only a matter of time before LSU’s defense figures it out, and I think this will be a very physical game. Finley is a freshman with only a couple of games under his belt, so it wouldn’t surprise me at all if he struggles on the road here. Like I said the Aggies haven’t played anyone tough in a while, so I’m not sure how real the offensive numbers they’ve been putting up here. Even against Mississippi State they only scored 28, which wouldn’t be nearly enough to cash this over. The under is also 7-3 in A&M’s last ten games.

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Purdue Boilermakers Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Rutgers Win +12.0, Point Spread
Rutgers @ Purdue

Pick Reasoning

Rutgers might be 1-4 this season, but they are playing so much better than that record would indicate. The Scarlet Knights are coming off a loss to Michigan, a game where they scored 42 points. Keep in mind that they had a as much as a 17-point lead in this game before allowing the Wolverines to storm back. This game also went to triple overtime, where Michigan was able to finally put away the game. Rutgers had a total of 486 yards in this game, so clearly their offense was rolling. They are now averaging 29.6 points per game, which is a huge improvement compared to last year. The Scarlet Knights are 3-1 this season when they are an underdog with their only loss ATS coming against a solid Indiana team.

The Boilermakers started the season strong at 2-0, beating a solid Iowa team and Illinois. In these two games, they averaged 27.5 points per game. They had their game against Wisconsin cancelled and since then they have lost two in a row. Their offensive production has dipped to 25.5 points per game and they have allowed an average of 31 points per game during those two losses. Also, even in their wins, they only won by an average of 5.5 points, so I do not believe they have the offense to pull away.

Rutgers might not be winning games, but they are covering quite often. Purdue is not a great team either, so I will look for Rutgers to keep it close and I would not be surprised if they win outright.

Ole Miss Rebels Mississippi State Bulldogs
Mississippi State Win +9.5, Point Spread
Mississippi State @ Mississippi

Pick Reasoning

One of the best rivalries in college football as the Ole Miss Rebels host the Mississippi State Bulldogs. The Bulldogs started the year off with a huge upset over LSU, then completely fell apart. But Mike Leach’s Air Raid system was always going to take a while for his guys to learn, and patience is crucial there. They’re quietly starting to improve, beating Vanderbilt two games ago before only losing by seven to Georgia on the road in their most recent game. Ole Miss has a terrible defense, so the Air Raid should have some success here. The Rebels have beat two terrible Vanderbilt and South Carolina teams in recent weeks, but right before that they had lost three in a row. They also had their most recent game postponed due to COVID-19, so they could be rusty here. Getting more than a touchdown in a rivalry this fierce is very appealing. Take the ‘dog.

Texas A&M Aggies LSU Tigers
LSU Win +15.0, Point Spread
LSU @ Texas A&M

Pick Reasoning

SEC action here as the Texas A&M Aggies host the LSU Tigers. LSU will look to build some momentum after they just beat Arkansas on the road last time out. The Tigers were never as bad as they’ve seemed at times, and they’ve still got a ton of talent. Now that they’re coming off a win, I think they’ve exorcised a lot of their demons and will play a lot better moving forward. Being a freshman T.J. Finley was always going to take some time to acclimate when taking over for an injured Myles Brennan, and he looked a lot better last time out. I think this Texas A&M team is pretty overrated, as they’ve mostly just been beating up on the conference’s weakest teams. Their last three games have been against struggling South Carolina, Arkansas, and Mississippi State teams, so I think playing the level of athletes LSU has could come as a shock to their system. Grab the points, this one won’t be a blowout.

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Clemson Tigers Pittsburgh Panthers
Clemson Win -24.0, Point Spread
Pittsburgh @ Clemson

Pick Reasoning

Clemson knows what is has to do from here on out…not lose. Pitt has been one of the few programs to challenge the Tigers during their recent run of supremacy.

Pitt is not having the season it thought it would. For years they were maligned for not having a modern offense but this year they have actually had success throwing the ball. However, their running game has fallen apart and with the defense good, but below expectations, they have not gotten the results they want. Pitt seems to have recovered from their four game losing streak, winning big over Virginia Tech and Florida State in their last two games. The number suggest a third win is not likely.

Clemson has no margin for error thanks to their earlier loss to Notre Dame. That was their last game, thanks to a controversial cancellation last week against Florida State. This week we are expected to see the return of QB Trevor Lawrence. His absence was not the cause of the loss though as the defense was about as poor as we have seen them over the last five seasons. Clemson gave up over 200 yards on the groud and over 500 yards of total offense to the Irish. That group needs to be better. I am very convinced the offense will be just fine.

The Tigers have not covered three games in a row. Again, those results fall somewhat at the feet of the defense, which is supposed to be an elite unit. When you look back at the 73-7 win over Georgia Tech and this team was cruising, clicking on all cylinders. Even for a team as good as Clemson it is tough to cover double digits when the defense gives up 28 points. I am expecting an ornery Clemson group to be in complete shutdown mode this week.  Pitt is very one dimensional and that is going to be their demise.

Take Clemson.

Illinois Fighting Illini Ohio State Buckeyes
Ohio State Win -28.0, Point Spread
Ohio State @ Illinois

Pick Reasoning

Ohio State is primed to return to the playoffs. Even though they will be playing a shorter schedule all they have to do is win. They don’t need help.

Ohio State looks really good. They are probably not as good on defense as they have been at points in the recent past, but QB Justin Fields has the offense humming as well as ever and he is a threat on the ground too. The Buckeyes were pressed last week against Indiana. They got the win, though they did not cover for the second week in a row. Fortunately there is not many challenges to the rest of the schedule, until they play in the B10 Championship. This should be an easy win.

After three straight losses to start the season Illinois has back to back wins and covered on the road aganst Nebraska and Rutgers. Those are not great wins, but they were underdogs in both games. The Illini scored a season high of 41 last week and they are going to have to find a way to get close to that if they want to keep up with Ohio State. A running game that is 20th in the country is a potential equalizer.

Ohio State is favoured by a full four TDs on Saturday. It is the same number they had at home to start the season against Nebraska and they covered that one Even though Illinois has since beaten Nebraska fairly easily I am not sure there is a big difference between the two programs. This one is on the road though so it makes me a little nervous. Illinois will have to be able to run the ball against a stout OSU run defense and even that might not be enough.   This is not my favourite play but going with elite teams in these kinds of games is much more palatable.

Take Ohio State.

Texas State Bobcats Coastal Carolina Chanticleers
Coastal Carolina Win -17.0, Point Spread
Coastal Carolina @ Texas State

Pick Reasoning

Coastal Carolina continued their historic season with a huge win over Appalachian State this past week. This week now has the potential to be a letdown, but the Chanticleers are hoping to make a push for a New Years Six Bowl, so they need every win possible and to look impressive doing so. Coastal Carolina is now averaging 37.4 points per game and are winning by an average of 20.2 points per game. Their quarterback, Grayson McCall, continues to play at an elite level and now has an 18 to 1 touchdown to interception ratio. Their rushing offense is also very solid, seeing that they have four guys with at least 275+ yards rushing and three or more touchdowns. The Chanticleers are also 6-1-1 against the spread this season, so they continue to crush the sportsbooks.

They will be facing a Texas State team that just snapped a seven-game losing streak when they beat Arkansas State this past weekend. The Bobcats might be 2-9, but they have had six losses by 10 points or less. I am not sure they will be able to hang with this Chanticleers team however, because the Chants look to be a step above everyone else in the Sun Belt. Texas State does not have a good defense either, so I would look for Coastal to score plenty of points.

Coastal continues to provide fireworks every single week, so I like them here in this spot. Regardless of this being a rather big number, the Chanticleers are just that much better than the Bobcats, so I will take them to cover in a blowout.

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College football picks and college football predictions for the 2020/21 season. Our college football experts crunch the numbers, look through the injury reports, and betting trends data to find the college football best bets every week.

2020 College Football Predictions

The biggest theme of college football betting is finding the hidden gems. With tons of college football games heading into the weekend, there are always hidden gems that Vegas tends to miss. Thankfully here at Pickswise, the home of free college football predictions, we unearth those gems and breakdown our college football predictions for every single game. Our 2020 college predictions cover today’s action from the Power Five conferences, as well as those top-25 nationally ranked teams with our experts detailing their best predictions across the main college football lines such as the moneyline, against the spread, and points totals.

Check back each week ahead of the big games for the best free college football predictions throughout the entire 2020 college football season and into the 2020 College Football Playoff.

Free College Football Picks Against The Spread (ATS)

The most popular college football bet is against the spread (ATS). Against the spread betting isn’t about picking a winner of the football game, it’s about picking the team who will cover the spread.

Let’s say you bet your money that Team A covers the spread (wins by a certain amount of points), Michigan State -6.5 for example. Or that Team B will cover the spread (keep the game closer than oddsmakers expect), Ohio State +6.5. If Michigan State beat Ohio State 30-27, then Ohio State covers the spread, and underdog backers are cashing tickets with +6.5 on Ohio State.

Against the spread betting is extremely popular in football and that’s one of the main reasons why it’s one of our most popular college football predictions on site.

NCAA Football Predictions

There are tonnes of College Football across the country with over 130 division 1 team alone. Here at Pickswise, we cover all games in the Power five conferences and the top 25 teams outside of Power five. This gives you a wide range of free college football picks to choose from.

Big Ten

The Big Ten Conference is the oldest Division 1 college football conference and is one of the best in the country. It’s made up of 14 members based in Midwest & Northeast  – Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State, Rutgers, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Purdue, and Wisconsin. Plus two affiliate members – John Hopkins University and Notre Dame.

Big 12

The Big 12 another prestigious Division 1 college football conference and is made up of 10 members based in the South Atlantic, West North Central, and West South Central regions – Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas Christian University, Texas, Texas Tech and West Virginia.

Additionally, the Big 12 has 11 affiliate members – Air Force, Alabama, Denver, California State, Northern Colorado, Northern Iowa, North Dakota State, South Dakota State, Tennessee, Utah Valley, Wyoming.

Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC)

The ACC is a Division 1 conference made up of 15 members from the South and Midwest Regions – Boston College, Clemson, Florida State, Louisville, Notre Dame, Syracuse, Wake Forest, Duke, Georgia, Miami, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Pittsburgh, Virginia, Virginia Polytechnic.

Pac-12 Conference

The Pac-12 operates on the Western side of the country and is another Division 1 conference. It’s made up of 12 members – Arizona, Arizona State, California, California LA, Colorado Boulder, Oregon, Southern California, Standford, Utah, Washingon, Washington State.

Southeastern Conference (SEC)

The final Power Five member is the SEC which has 14 members from the South and Midwest regions competing in Division 1 football – Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Missouri, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Louisiana State, Mississippi, Mississippi State, and Texas A&M.

NCAA Football Today – Today’s College Football Picks

At Pickswise we cover all of the Power Five NCAA football today, with full game previews, picks, and predictions brought to you by our college football experts. A typical college football season runs from August to December and preceded by the College Football Bowl Season and College Football Playoff, culminating in The College Football Playoff National Championship game in January. The 2020-21 college football season is slightly different, with the Big Ten and Pac-12 currently not planning to play football this fall, but our experts remain on hand to cover all of the NCAA football today, from the remaining three Power Five conferences, right through to the College Football Playoffs and National Championship game, once details of those become clear.

College Football Best Bets

There can be hundreds of games each week which can mean it’s difficult to determine what Pickswise’s College football best bets are. For that reason, we have a star rating system that indicates our strongest college football predictions for each game week.

Our college football spread picks will always have a star rating on ranging from one to three stars. This shows you how confident our handicappers are on their pick in that game so be sure to check out our three-star plays, our college football best bets this week.

2020 College Football Lines & College Football Odds

When it comes to college football betting, the most popular college football lines amongst bettors are moneylines, particularly with underdog bettors and betting against the spread. You can sometimes get a lack of parity in college football scheduling and see college football lines of -50, with most sportsbooks not even offering college food odds on the moneyline for teams favored by that much. We bring you all of the best college football odds and betting lines, as well as our picks and predictions throughout the entire college football season.

Week to Week NCAAF Predictions

The best way to have success with college football betting is by finding those under-the-radar games like that do not draw as much public betting interest.

Our week to week college football predictions are the best ways to get a breakdown and insight into all of the games on a college football slate. We cover so many games, there’s always a hidden gem of value knocking around.

College Football Playoff Predictions 2020-21

Our College Football Playoff predictions for the 2020-21 season are two-fold with our experts highlighting their best predictions on who will make the playoffs, and also making individual game predictions throughout the College Football Playoff itself.

The college football playoff is typically made up of two semi-final matchups with the winner of each semifinal advancing to The College Football Playoff National Championship game.

The 2020 Playoff Semifinals are scheduled for Friday, January 1, with the Rose Bowl Game and Sugar Bowl. The winners will then progress to The College Football Playoff National Championship game which is scheduled to take place on Monday, January 11, at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami.

In an unprecedented time for sports, these dates, locations, and details are all subject to change but the selection committee and conferences are planning on seeing the College Football Playoff run as close to normal as possible.

College Football Bowl Predictions

We will have college football bowl predictions for every bowl game of the 2020-21 season. So if you’re looking to bet on the college football postseason action Pickswise has you covered.

While the landscape of the college football postseason and bowl games is not yet clear, the NCAA seems committed to having as close to a normal season as possible with those teams and conferences that remain committed to playing football this fall.

Our college football experts will be on hand regardless of the shape of the 2020 college bowl season, to provide the best free, insightful college football bowl predictions including all of the games in the New Year’s six – Rose Bowl, Orange Bowl, Sugar Bowl, Cotton Bowl Classic, Peach Bowl, and Fiesta Bowl – should they take place as planned.

More Than Just College Football Picks

IIt’s not only college football we have experts in, we also have college basketball picks including March Madness.

We also specialize in every major North American sport including the NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL.

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