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Tue, Nov 5th - 7:00pm ET:
Kent State @ Toledo

Kent State
Toledo
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Toledo -7.0 Point Spread
-111
Under 62.0 Game Totals
-111

Against The Spread Pick

The Toledo Rockets are only one win away from becoming bowl eligible this season. However, the Rockets are unlikely to win the West Division in the MAC this season as they already have suffered two losses. Meanwhile, The Kent State Golden Flashes are two games under .500 and need to win three of their last four games just to become bowl eligible this season. Kent State has also lost two in a row, including a home loss against Miami of Ohio by a score of 16-23 before their bye week. The difference is this game will be Toledo’s ability to run as they are averaging the 23rd most rushing yards per game and the 23rd most yards per attempt this season. The biggest weakness of the Golden Flashes is their inability to stop the run as they rank 129th in rushing yards allowed per game and 108th in yards per attempt. As a result, I look for the Rockets to win and cover the 7-point spread.

Over Under Pick

I look for Toledo to run the ball frequently in this game as they are one of the best at running the ball in college football. Meanwhile, Kent State is one of the worst at stopping the run. Toledo will likely attempt to bleed the clock as well. Kent State struggles to pass the ball, and that is Toledo’s most significant weakness on defense. The under 62 points in this game looks like one of the safer bets of the week.

Tue, Nov 5th - 8:00pm ET:
Ball State @ Western Michigan

Ball State
Western Michigan
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Ball State +6.5 Point Spread
-111
Over 63.5 Game Totals
-111

Against The Spread Pick

Ball State is the leader of the West Division in the MAC Conference with a 3-1 conference record and an overall record of 4-4. The Cardinals enter this game after their first conference loss of the season to the Ohio Bobcats by a score of 21-34. Ball State will look to avoid dropping their second conference loss against Western Michigan. Meanwhile, Western Michigan would move into a tie for 1st place in the West Division with a win over Ball State. The Broncos enter this game after a win over Bowling Green by a score of 49-10. This match-up is an evenly matched game and one that could come down to the last team that has the ball. As a result, I like the road team with the 6.5 points in this spot.

Over Under Pick

These are two of the highest-scoring teams in college football. Ball State ranks 34th in points per game while Western Michigan ranks 37th with 34.71 and 34.38 points per game, respectively. Both sides also have solid defenses ranking 73rd and 72nd in points allowed per game. I look for this to be one of the highest-scoring games of the week. The over 63.5 points is the right side on Tuesday.

Wed, Nov 6th - 8:00pm ET:
Miami OH @ Ohio

Miami OH
Ohio
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Ohio -7.0 Point Spread
-111
Under 54.5 Game Totals
-111

Against The Spread Pick

The match-up between Miami (OH) and Ohio will go a long way in deciding the East Division in the MAC Conference. Ohio enters this game with a 3-1 conference record and has won two games in a row, including an impressive 34-21 win on the road against the Ball St. Cardinals. Meanwhile, the Redhawks also have a record of 3-1 in conference play and also enter this game on a two-game winning streak that includes a 23-16 win over Kent State on the road. The game should be tightly contested throughout. However, Ohio has won the previous six games in the series. I look for the Bobcats to look dominant once again on Wednesday, covering the 7-point spread.

Over Under Pick

Neither team in this game has been great offensively or defensively this season. The Redhawks have one of the worst teams defensively as they rank 118th in scoring defense this season, with an average of 35.43 points per game allowed. Meanwhile, the Bobcats have not fared much better ranking 95th in scoring defense with 30.71 points allowed per game. However, the trend in this series favors the under as it has hit in eight of the previous ten games. I look for that trend to continue with the under 54.5 points being the right side.

Thu, Nov 7th - 7:30pm ET:
UL Lafayette @ Coastal Carolina

UL Lafayette
Coastal Carolina
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UL Lafayette -14.0 Point Spread
-111
Under 57.5 Game Totals
-111

Against the Spread Pick

Louisiana sits atop the West Division in the Sun Belt and should stay there after this one. They have only lost twice all season in competitive games to App State and Mississippi State to start the season. They are more Sun Belt good than just good but that will be more than enough to beat Coastal Carolina. Statistically, they are awesome, in the top 20th in scoring offense and defense this season. They have also covered in every game but one, 7-1 ATS, for the year.  Coastal Carolina just got their first conference win of the season, edging Troy by a point. They have an outside shot at a bowl but need to find another couple of wins, this does not look like one of them. This program is on a slow rise in the Sun Belt. The reality is that they have not been at the FBS level for all that long. Take Louisiana.

Over Under Pick

Coastal games have gone over in 5 of their last 6. They have an alright offense and their defense is not too bad so perhaps oddsmakers are having difficulty handicapping in the “Fun Belt”. Louisiana has played three straight unders on the back of their better than expected defense. I expect that group to be able to hold Coastal Carolina so let’s take that under streak to continue.

Thu, Nov 7th - 8:00pm ET:
Temple @ South Florida

Temple
South Florida
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Temple -1.5 Point Spread
-111
Under 50.0 Game Totals
-111

Against the Spread Pick

Temple is just 5-3 but this is a good team.  They dealt Memphis their only loss and have Power 5 wins against Maryland and Georgia Tech. The strength of the team is probably toughness and that plays especially well on the road. Junior QB Anthony Russo has improved from last year but they need him to take another step and reduce the turnovers because the margin for this team is not very wide. The Owls have not covered a game on the road but this is a small number. After starting 1-3 the Bulls were kind of left for dead. They have flipped that though and are now 4-4 and looking to get bowl eligible. This game is a must as their remaining games are against the best teams in the league – Cincinnati, Memphis and UCF. Jordan McLoud has given them some life at QB but their offense is still very unpredictable. Take Temple here.

Over Under Pick

Low total and this one is coming down too (it has already moved a few points). Still, the under looks good here as neither team has a smooth offense and Temple is certainly comfortable playing in grinders. Look for them to get an early lead and be content to take their time from then. This one might finish 24-17. Take the under.

Fri, Nov 8th - 7:00pm ET:
Central Florida Knights @ Tulsa

Central Florida Knights
Tulsa
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Central Florida Knights -17.0 Point Spread
-111
Over 71.0 Game Totals
-111

Against the Spread Pick

The Knights are still good but with a couple of losses already they do not have a ton to play for right now. They have just one AAC loss but it was to Cincinnati so they need the Bearcats to lose twice to steal the division. This is an explosive team, second in yards and 5th in points, with all of their wins by at least 13 points. Their last three games should be layups and put the pressure on Cincinnati to come through.  This is not a good Tulsa team. They are still looking for their first conference win, though they have a 3-2 record in the AAC. One thing of note is that they have played their best against the league’s best teams, taking SMU to overtime and losing by a point to Memphis. If that holds perhaps they give UCF a game. That is hard to bank on though. Take the Knights.

Over Under Pick

UCF is one of the most explosive teams in college football and has been for several seasons. They have speed all over the field and against a bad defense I expect them to be able to miss a few tackles and score quickly. Their depth is also underrated and they don’t mind making statements. All that is to say to take the over in a rout in this one.

Fri, Nov 8th - 10:30pm ET:
Washington @ Oregon State

Washington
Oregon State
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Oregon State +10.0 Point Spread
-111
Over 65.0 Game Totals
-111

Against the Spread Pick

The Huskies are not having the season they wanted to so this is a gut check game. There is no doubt they are the more talented of the two programs, but they are on the road and they might let things slide. They have lost back-to-back games where often they might not have had a second loss all season. Both games were close and against the best teams in the PAC 12  and Utah certainly packed a punch with their physicality. I can see that as a reason for them being sluggish here. Oregon State has four wins already this season and might be holding out hope they can actually make a bowl this season. They are actually in second in the PAC 12 North. Shocking. Their offense is sneaky good and when you can score you put pressure on opponents. They are feeling good too off back-to-back road wins. Take the Beavers to cover at home.

Over Under Pick

Oregon State is averaging more than 30ppg but giving up just about that much as well. They are 4-4 O/U this season. They just scored 56 points on the road though so that offense is humming right now. If Washington is going to be a little soft then they should be able to move the ball pretty well. If they are going to cover it will because they have Huskies playing a little catchup. Take the over.

Sat, Nov 9th - 12:00pm ET:
Maryland @ Ohio State

Maryland
Ohio State
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Ohio State -42.5 Point Spread
-111
Over 63.0 Game Totals
-115

Against The Spread Pick

The struggling Terrapins will be in for more trouble as they visit the Horseshoe in Columbus for a Big Ten East match-up with the Buckeyes. Maryland has looked worse and worse each week since starting the season fast at 2-0. Since then they have lost six of their last seven games while Ohio State has looked almost unstoppable on their way to 8-0. The Terps haven’t had any luck against the Buckeyes in their five prior meetings, but last season saw their closest chance at knocking off the Buckeyes. Ohio State has covered in each of their last seven games this season and each of their last seven games in the Big Ten. The talent gap should be seen in a hurry in this match-up. Behind Ohio State’s explosive offense, is a stellar defense as well, which is why the Buckeyes are worth backing to cover the 42.5-point spread.

Over Under Pick

After seeing the Terrapins score 79 points in their season opener, it looked like they were going to be a contender, but since then their scoring numbers have dropped considerably. Ohio State has been consistent this season scoring nearly 34 points or more in each of their eight games this season. This brings up the high rate the Buckeyes have been able to score against the Terrapins in their last five meetings. Maryland has failed to shut the Buckeye offense down, as Ohio State has scored 49 points or more in each of those games. They have reached the 60 mark on two occasions as well. Once again the Buckeyes are cooking something big in Columbus, and that is why an over 63-point total should be backed with great confidence.

Sat, Nov 9th - 12:00pm ET:
Baylor @ TCU

Baylor
TCU
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TCU Money Line
+110
Over 49.5 Game Totals
-111

Money Line Pick

At 8-0, Baylor are one of only a handful of teams left undefeated in college football. The Bears have squeaked by in two of the last three weeks after beating Texas Tech 33-30 in double overtime and winning by three points at home against the Mountaineers. Despite the perfect record, Baylor is far from being in consideration for the playoffs due to their strength of schedule. Meanwhile, TCU sits with a .500 record at 4-4. The Horned Frogs almost came back to defeat the Oklahoma State Cowboys, but still lost 27-34 last Saturday. TCU has been one of the least consistent teams this season. However, I like TCU to pull off the upset at home against Baylor on Saturday. I think the Horned Frogs win this game outright.

Over Under Pick

This match-up could be one of the highest-scoring games on Saturday. Both teams have prolific scoring offenses with Baylor ranking 23rd, and TCU 33rd in college football this season. Both also have solid defenses, with the Bears ranking 18th and TCU ranking 50th. The game could go either way in the scoring department. However, I give a slight edge to the over 49.5 points in this game on Saturday.

Sat, Nov 9th - 12:00pm ET:
East Carolina @ SMU

East Carolina
SMU
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SMU -21.5 Point Spread
-111
Under 70.5 Game Totals
-111

Against The Spread Pick

The East Carolina Pirates head to Dallas this weekend to take on the Mustangs. SMU had a rough game last week when they were pulled back down to reality in a 54-48 defeat against Memphis. The Mustangs were number 15 in the nation, and fans were beginning to wonder whether or not they could be beat. After losing, however, missing the ACC title game seems to be a lot more likely. SMU still has an offense that punishes anything that stands before them. They rank seventh in FBS with 43.6 points per game. SMU ranked 11th in passing with 318.6 yards a game. They are led by junior quarterback Shane Buechele, who has passed for 2,781 yards and has accounted for 23 touchdowns this season with just seven interceptions in 342 attempts. In their loss against Memphis, Buechele completed 34-of-54 passes for 456 yards and three touchdowns. Senior running back Xavier Jones also ranks No. 15 in FBS with 906 rushing yards and is tied in fourth with 15 rushing touchdowns. East Carolina has had a rough run recently. They have lost their last four games, placing them at 3-6 on the season. The Pirates Quarterback, Holton Ahlers is a top-25 passer, having thrown 2,207 yards and 11 touchdowns. Unfortunately, he isn’t very efficient. His performance can be very hit or miss and he has thrown eight interceptions thus far on the season. The Mustangs have a rough run recently, but they are still an all-around better team. On top of this, they have more to fight for, like say, the ACC title. They will win and cover.  

Over Under Pick

The Mustangs have been a bit off recently, and I think their ability to score will be inhibited by their performance issues. On top of this their defense will give the Pirates a run for their money. With a total of 70.5 I’m reluctant to give this one the over. It seems way too high for these teams. Take the under.

Sat, Nov 9th - 12:00pm ET:
Purdue @ Northwestern

Purdue
Northwestern
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Purdue +2.5 Point Spread
-111
Under 40.0 Game Totals
-111

Against The Spread Pick

Two teams that have been pretty disappointing in 2019, as the Boilermakers pay a visit to Ryan Field for a Big Ten West clash with the Northwestern Wildcats. Injuries have been the major derailer for Purdue this season, yet they have tried their hardest to fight on. Meanwhile Northwestern has fallen flat, coming off a season in which they went to the Big Ten Championship. Purdue has liked the spread recently, as they have covered in four of their last five games. In contrast, Northwestern have covered in just two of their last eight games. The Wildcats have fared a little better ATS in the last 10 meetings with the Boilermakers. Purdue has gone winless in their last five games against Northwestern. This game should be a close one, but the Boilermakers get the edge with a little bit more effectiveness at the quarterback position. Back Purdue +2.5-points.

Over Under Pick

For all of their injuries, Purdue has still been a pretty productive unit, as they have been able to score at least 14 points in seven of their nine games to this point. Northwestern not so much, as they have a combined six points in their last three games. The most the Cats have been able to score this season was 30 points in their lone victory of the year. Neither team is scoring to the level they have in recent meetings. Purdue and Northwestern have combined for over 50 points in two of their last three head-to-heads. Not this year, this should be a tight low-scoring game, because the Wildcats defense isn’t terrible, and Purdue has proven to be inconsistent on the road. Back an under 40 total.

Sat, Nov 9th - 12:00pm ET:
Penn State @ Minnesota

Penn State
Minnesota
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Minnesota +7.0 Point Spread
-116
Over 47.5 Game Totals
-111

Against The Spread Pick

In a game that has the feel of a Big Ten Championship Game, two unbeaten teams will look to keep their momentum rolling. Penn State is coming off a much-deserved bye after beating Michigan and Michigan State in back-to-back weeks. Minnesota has been quite a surprise at 8-0, but they haven’t faced a team at the level of Penn State all season. The Gophers should be in for a real test, but the series could not be any closer as both teams have won five apiece in their last 10 meetings. That includes a tight three-point victory for Penn State when these teams last met in 2016. The Nittany Lions have covered the spread in just two of their last six games when facing Minnesota on the road. The Gophers have covered in each of their last five games this season. Not only that, Minnesota has performed well in the conference covering the spread in each of their last six Big Ten games. Penn State has the better defense and a little bit more explosive offense, but the Gophers should still be able to keep it close. Back Minnesota to find a way to cover seven points.

Over Under Pick

Given how close many of the last 10 meetings have been between Penn State and Minnesota, it’s almost hard to believe they have been able to score more than 40 combined points. Yet that’s the case in two of the last three meetings. Penn State has been able to score at least 28 points in four of their last five games. Minnesota has been a steady scoring team for much of the season as well and has scored 28 or more points in all of their games this season. If both can find ways to overcome decent defenses, then this could turn into a shoutout. That Penn State defense will be hard to score on, but Minnesota has been able to defy the odds before. Which is why an over 47.5-point total is the call.

Sat, Nov 9th - 12:00pm ET:
Florida State @ Boston College

Florida State
Boston College
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Boston College -2.0 Point Spread
-111
Under 63.0 Game Totals
-111

Against the Spread Pick

The Seminoles are having a horrible season and one of the consequences has been the recent firing of their head coach. This has me questioning their motivation to come out and play hard for the interim coach. They just got destroyed by Miami by a score of 27-10 and now need two wins to become bowl eligible. That basically means that this is a must win because they still have a decent Florida team on their schedule. Boston College is coming off a huge blowout win over the Syracuse Orange. This puts them in a great spot to become bowl eligible as they just need one more win in three games. The only thing that scares me is the Eagles play Notre Dame next week, so this could be seen as a sandwich game. I am still not going to back the Seminoles because their program is a mess right now. That said, I will take the Eagles as a small favorite to run away with this game.

Over Under Pick

The total is 63 in this game and the under is where I am looking. The Seminoles have really struggled to score on the road this season, averaging 19.3 points. On the other side of the ball, Florida State is allowing 32.7 points per game in true away games. As for the Eagles, they are scoring 34.6 points per game at home and are allowing 28 points. Again, the look-ahead factor could come into effect here for the Eagles and because they have so much success running the football, I think they will look to bleed the clock and get out of this game as fast as possible. The under in 2-0 in the last two meetings between these teams. The under is 21-8-1 in Florida State’s last 30 conference games and 4-0 in their last four games overall. This is only a small lean, but I like the under to be the play.

Sat, Nov 9th - 12:00pm ET:
Western Kentucky @ Arkansas

Western Kentucky
Arkansas
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Arkansas -1.5 Point Spread
-111
Over 52.5 Game Totals
-111

Against the Spread Pick

The Arkansas Razorbacks will be happy to flee SEC competition for a week and instead go up against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers of Conference-USA. Western Kentucky is coming off consecutive setbacks against Marshall and Florida Atlantic and it has already lost to one Arkansas-based opponent this season (Central Arkansas on Aug. 29). The Hilltoppers have struggled offensively and quarterback Ty Storey has almost as many interceptions (five) as touchdowns (seven). Arkansas running back Rakeem Boyd is averaging 5.8 yards per carry after gaining 114 yards on just 11 attempts last weekend against Mississippi State. Western Kentucky is 5-12 ATS in its last 17 non-conference contests, 0-6 ATS in its last six against the SEC, and 1-5 ATS in its last six on the road against opponents with losing home records. The Razorbacks are 16-6 ATS in their last 22 at home against opponents with winning road records. ARKANSAS should be able to get the job done, but neither team inspires much confidence.

Over Under Pick

Even though Western Kentucky has struggled to find the endzone at times, it is fourth in Conference-USA in passing at 252.8 yards per game. This team is capable of moving the football and Arkansas has given up a total of 153 points over the past three contests. Sure the opposition was far better than the Hilltoppers, but there is no denying that the Razorback defense stinks. Boyd, meanwhile, is probably the best running back the WKU defense has faced in 2019. Lean toward the OVER.

Sat, Nov 9th - 12:00pm ET:
Vanderbilt @ Florida

Vanderbilt
Florida
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Florida -26.0 Point Spread
-111
Under 48.0 Game Totals
-105

Against the Spread Pick

The Florida Gators won’t be winning the National Championship or SEC Championship following last week’s loss to Georgia, but they should be inspired to take some anger out on the Vanderbilt Commodores. Florida’s defense played well enough against the Bulldogs, limiting them to 3.2 yards per rush on 37 carries. The offense failed to hold up its end of the bargain, but that should not be a problem against a Vanderbilt defense that does not compare to Georgia’s. The Commodores have lost four of their last five contests, giving up more than 30 points to both Ole Miss and UNLV during this stretch. They are also averaging a mere 11 points per game over their past four outings. The Commodores are 1-8 ATS in their last nine overall and 1-4 ATS in their last five against the SEC. Florida is 4-1 ATS in its last five against the SEC and 4-0 ATS in its last four against opponents with losing records. Go with the GATORS.

Over Under Pick

Vanderbilt has been held to 10 points or fewer in three of its last four games. Neither Deuce Wallace nor Riley Neal is working under center and both struggled mightily in this past Saturday’s 24-7 loss to South Carolina. Wallace was picked off twice and his team finished with 76 passing yards. The under is 5-0 in the Commodores’ last five overall, 6-2 in their last eight on the road, and 7-1 in their last eight against the SEC. It is also 6-0 in the Gators’ last six at home. Expect this one to stay UNDER the total.

Sat, Nov 9th - 12:00pm ET:
Massachusetts @ Army

Massachusetts
Army
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Army -34.5 Point Spread
-111
Over 62.0 Game Totals
-111

Against The Spread Pick

The Army Black Knights will host the UMass Minutemen at Michie Stadium this weekend. Army looked great at the beginning of the season, but after falling in overtime to Michigan they have been terrible. They have lost their last five games, and are sporting a record of 3-6. The Black Knights couldn’t pull it together against their military brothers, Air Force last week, and lost 17-13. The Black Knights were gashed for 328 rushing yards, marking the second time this season that they have allowed over 300 yards on the ground. Despite this, the Black KNights still showed some promising performance. Army linebacker Cole Christiansen had a career-high 16 tackles against Falcons, which bumped him up to 89 tackles on the season. He leads a defense that has allowed 22.6 points and 351.8 yards of total offense per game, including 170 yards per game on the ground. Luckily for the Army, they are going up against UMass, a team which is in the running for one of the worst this season. They currently have a 1-8 record, and got smoked 63-21 in their last outing against the Liberty Flames. The Minutemen’s offense has been decent, scoring at least 21 points in their last three games, but their defense is terrible., UMass is giving up a shocking 52.0 points, 572.2 yards of total offense and nearly 270.8 rushing yards per game. They also allowed opposing offenses to convert 50.9 percent of their third-downs, placing them at 128th in the nation. Army is counting their blessings right now because their losing streak is over. They will take out the Minutemen and cover the spread.

Over Under Pick

UMass doesn’t seem to be capable of stopping opposing offenses this year. It’s as if their defense is just there for show. They’ve given up at least 44 points in each of their last four games, and they have given up a whopping 52.0 points per game on the season. Army should have no trouble getting on the scoreboard this Weekend. They will definitely pour 100% into this one because they are just one loss away from being excluded from the postseason. Take the over.

Sat, Nov 9th - 12:00pm ET:
Texas Tech @ West Virginia

Texas Tech
West Virginia
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West Virginia +2.5 Point Spread
-105
Over 59.5 Game Totals
-111

Against The Spread Pick

Both of these teams are almost always in the hunt for the Big 12 championship. However, despite being neck-and-neck in wins and losses as usual this season has been different. Texas Tech enters this game with a record of 3-5 and has lost its previous three games, including a 34-37 loss on the road against the Kansas Jayhawks. Meanwhile, West Virginia has an identical 3-5 record. After starting the season 3-1 they have proceeded to lose their last four games in a row. This match-up will be tightly contested as neither team has a significant advantage, so it’s hard to imagine either side blowing out the other. However, I do like the Mountaineers at home in this game with the 2.5 points.

Over Under Pick

Both teams are used to having prolific offenses. However, that isn’t the case this season as the Red Raiders have been an average team from a scoring perspective ranking 56th with 30.75 points per game. The West Virginia Mountaineers have one of the worst offenses in terms of scoring this season, as they are only scoring 22.71 points per game. Neither team has been reliable defensively either as they both rank in the bottom third in college football. I look for this game to go over the 59.5 points based on the struggles both teams have had defensively this season.

Sat, Nov 9th - 12:30pm ET:
Georgia Tech @ Virginia

Georgia Tech
Virginia
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Georgia Tech +15.5 Point Spread
-111
Under 45.5 Game Totals
-111

Against the Spread Pick

Georgia Tech reverted back to their losing ways as they fell to Pittsburgh last week by a score of 20-10. Now with six losses, they know they have to win the rest of their games to even make a bowl game. This is highly unlikely and I am not sure that they will even win one more game given just how bad they are. Virginia on the other hand is playing some good football and lead the way in the ACC Coastal Division beating North Carolina in their last game by a score of 38-31. Virginia just has to win out and they will (most likely) be rewarded with a matchup against Clemson in the ACC title game. The Cavaliers are laying 17 at home and I think this is too much. Sure, Virginia is good, but at times they have shown the inability to score. This is still a division rivalry game and I think the Yellow Jackets will keep the game close enough to cover.

Over Under Pick

The total is 45.5 in this game and it is hard to handicap because I do not know which Virginia team is going to show up. Will it be the team that scored 9 points against Miami or the team that hung 48 on Duke and 38 on North Carolina? The Tech defense has been improving this season as strange as that sounds and I think they will be able to limit what Virginia does with the ball. Meanwhile, Georgia Tech can barely score in the 20-point range, so I do not see this game being a shootout. I like this to be a low-scoring game and will take the under as a lean.

Sat, Nov 9th - 1:00pm ET:
Air Force @ New Mexico

Air Force
New Mexico
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PPD
-111

Air Force-New Mexico Postponed

The Week 11 College Football game between Air Force and New Mexico scheduled for this weekend is postponed following the death of a Lobos defensive lineman. The game will be made up on November 23.

Our thoughts are with the New Mexico team.

 

Sat, Nov 9th - 3:00pm ET:
Stanford @ Colorado

Stanford
Colorado
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Stanford -3.5 Point Spread
-105
Over 55.5 Game Totals
-111

Against the Spread Pick

This is going to be a down year for the Cardinal, but they still have a chance at a bowl game if they can win this one on the road. KJ Costello was back from injury in their last game and the offense came alive with a season-high 41 points. They had balance too with Cam Scarlett rushing for over 100 yards. Look for the Cardinal to have continued success on Saturday as the Buffs are not much of a defensive team. That might even be generous as there are only a handful of teams who are giving up more yards per game than Colorado. The Buffs are especially vulnerable against the pass, but really the whole defense could use a makeover. The offense has underperformed too even though they have a veteran QB and weapons at receiver. They are not good enough to overcome those defensive lapses. Take Stanford on the road.

Over Under Pick

The series history shows four straight unders. Those were different times though when Stanford was able to dominate with its defense and really churn the clock with its offense. That is not the case this year. I look for Stanford to be able to move the ball and score and for the Buffs to have enough success for us to feel good about the over. Both teams have played more overs than unders this season.

Sat, Nov 9th - 3:30pm ET:
Wake Forest @ Virginia Tech

Wake Forest
Virginia Tech
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Wake Forest -2.0 Point Spread
-111
Under 63.0 Game Totals
-111

Against the Spread Pick

The Hokies are coming off a brutal loss in which they were beaten by Notre Dame in the final seconds. The Hokies are now 5-3 and still needing one win to become bowl eligible. The Demon Deacons continue to roll having just beat NC State 44-10 this past week. Wake Forest probably should be undefeated if not for that wild game against Louisville, but regardless they have a very good chance to set up the all-important meeting with Clemson next week. My concern with Wake is, “Will they be looking ahead to Clemson?” I could see them coming out flat in this game because of their matchup next week. The problem for the Hokies is “Will they be up for this game after the way they lost to the Fighting Irish?” Virginia Tech is 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 conference games and I believe that the Demon Deacons will win this game by enough to cover the small spread.

Over Under Pick

The total is around 63 in this game and the under is the way I would look. The hardest part about handicapping this total is trying to guess which Hokies team is going to show up. They could come out fired up after losing to Notre Dame or they could look like a team that does not want to be there. The under is 2-1 in the Hokies last 3 games and 2-0 in Wake’s last 2 games. Wake on the other hand will likely just want to get in and get out so they can start preparing for Clemson. I think the Demon Deacons could build an early lead and then sit on it and try to bleed the clock. For that reason, I like the under as a very small lean.

Sat, Nov 9th - 3:30pm ET:
LSU @ Alabama

LSU
Alabama
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LSU +6.5 Point Spread
-111
Under 65.0 Game Totals
-111

Against the Spread Pick

It does not get any bigger than the Alabama Crimson Tide vs. the LSU Tigers, a battle for SEC West supremacy between two 8-0 teams. Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (ankle) would probably sit against less spectacular competition, but you can be sure he’ll be on the field for this one. Tagovailoa has not played since getting injured against Tennessee on Oct. 19. Even with their star QB, the Crimson Tide struggled briefly with Tennessee, South Carolina, and Ole Miss. The Tigers boast the most impressive resume in college football with wins over Texas, Florida, and Auburn (all top 10 at the time). Joe Burrow, who has thrown 30 touchdown passes and just four interceptions, may be the Heisman Trophy frontrunner. LSU is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 overall, 5-0 ATS in its last five on the road, 13-5 ATS in its last 18 agains the SEC, and 7-3-1 ATS in its last 11 at Alabama. The Crimson Tide are 0-5 ATS in their last five at home against opponents with winning road records. It is also worth noting that the road team is 4-1 ATS in the last five head-to-head matchups. Take the TIGERS and the points.

Over Under Pick

LSU’s offense faced its toughest test of the season on Oct. 26 and the result was 23-20 defensive struggle in the Tigers’ favor. An off week for both squads should especially help the respective game-plans to combat Tagovailoa and Burrow. Plus, it remains to be seen if Tagovailoa is completely 100 percent. The under is 15-5-1 in the Tigers’ last 21 November outings. It is also 8-1 in the Crimson Tide’s last nine following an off week. Additionally, the under is 5-0 in the last five meetings between the two teams. Go with the UNDER.

Sat, Nov 9th - 3:30pm ET:
Kansas State @ Texas

Kansas State
Texas
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Kansas State +7.0 Point Spread
-111
Over 58.0 Game Totals
-111

Against The Spread Pick

The Texas Longhorns were considered at one time to be a dark horse for the National Championship. However, the Longhorns have now lost two of their last three games, which has crushed their playoff hopes. Meanwhile, Kansas State has been a surprise this season at 6-2. The Wildcats enter this game ranked 16th in the nation and have won their last three games in a row, including a 48-41 victory over Oklahoma at home. Even so, Kansas State finds itself at 7-point underdogs to the Longhorns on Saturday. Texas has more talent on both sides of the ball, but the Wildcats have covered in seven of the last 10 in the series. I look for the Wildcats to once again cover the spread against Texas.

Over Under Pick

This game projects to be a shootout as we have two of the better scoring offenses in college football. Kansas State is averaging 32.71 points per game while Texas is averaging 39.13. The Wildcats have been above average on defense as well, but the Longhorns have been one of the worst. As a result, I look for this game to go over the 58-point total.

Sat, Nov 9th - 3:30pm ET:
Louisville @ Miami Florida

Louisville
Miami Florida
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Louisville +6.5 Point Spread
-105
Under 48.0 Game Totals
-111

Against the Spread Pick

Both teams are in a similar position for this game in that one win will give them bowl eligibility. The Cardinals are coming off a bye, but in their last game they beat a decent Virginia team. Miami is also coming off a win, but theirs was against a very poor Florida State. The Cardinals have now won three of their last four games with their only loss in this stretch coming to Clemson. The Hurricanes have won two in a row in their own right after a horrible loss to Georgia Tech a few weeks ago. I do not like having to lay nearly a touchdown with this Hurricanes team, so I will take Louisville to keep this game within seven points.

Over Under Pick

The total in this game is at 48 and the under is the way that I am looking. The Miami defense is a big reason why I lean this way. Despite having a poor overall record, the Hurricanes are allowing just 18.3 points per game this season. Their offense, however, is by no means a powerhouse, averaging 26.8 points per game. Louisville’s defense has struggled, but over the past two games the under is 2-0. For Miami the under is 3-1 in their last four games. The under is also 18-7-1 in Miami’s last 26 conference games. The Hurricanes’ run defense is also very good and that will take the Cardinals out of what they will want to do. This is a lean at best, but the under is my play for this game.

Sat, Nov 9th - 3:30pm ET:
USC @ Arizona State

USC
Arizona State
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Arizona State -1.5 Point Spread
-111
Over 57.0 Game Totals
-111

Against the Spread Pick

The Trojans’ loss was tough last week. They were up early on Oregon only to lose badly at home, essentially eliminating themselves from the PAC 12 South race. With FSU having already fired their coach you have to wonder how much longer they wait on theirs, just to make sure they get the best candidate. USC has become very one dimensional this season. The passing game works, but it is not quite elite enough to carry the team. Arizona State has had a couple of weeks off to think about back-to-back road losses. In one the offense let them down and in the other the defense. The latter unit had been pretty stingy all season until giving up 42 points to UCLA. They are averaging half of that per game on the season, but USC should be able to move the ball. Motivation seems as important as any factor for this one. Hard to handicap this spot in essentially a pick’em game. My gut says ASU.

Over Under Pick

If Arizona State is going to win then this one probably is going to be low scoring. The problem is that the USC defense is not stopping anyone this season so unless the Sun Devils are awful on offense they are bound to score at least 4 or 5 times. This one might not clear it by much but I think we get the over, something like 33 – 30.

Sat, Nov 9th - 3:30pm ET:
Illinois @ Michigan State

Illinois
Michigan State
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Illinois +14.5 Point Spread
-111
Under 45.5 Game Totals
-111

Against The Spread Pick

The Illinois Fighting Illini have all kinds of momentum rolling into their road match-up at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing. The same cannot be said for the Michigan State Spartans, as it feels like they haven’t won a game in forever. Oh wait, they have won since the end of September. Three games against Top 10-ranked teams and two bye weeks just make it tough to remember. It has been rough for the Spartans as they haven’t recorded a good performance since their win over Indiana. Illinois is on a three-game winning streak and has performed well against the spread, covering in five of their last six games. Michigan State is 1-5 ATS in their last six and hasn’t been effective on offense at all.  This isn’t a must-win for Illinois, but they could easily pull it off. The Spartans’ defense will have to turn to a new leader on the defense, but they have guys that can compete. It’s tough to say who will get the victory, but Illinois covering 14.5 points is a safe bet.

Over Under Pick

Michigan State has historically been able to perform well against the Illini. Illinois looks to be the more effective team offensively this season, as the Illini have scored 25 or more points in each of their last four games. The Spartans have been dead awful and have struggled to produce points. MSU has been held to 10 or fewer points in each of their last three games and that includes a shutout against a Wisconsin team that the Illini were able to upset the very next game. Now would be a good time, for the Spartans to start to find ways to score points because they have a huge road contest in Ann Arbor on the horizon. They just haven’t shown any signs of being able to score more than 17 points, and adding in that two of the last three head-to-heads have finished with under totals, has an under 45.5 total written all over this match-up.

Sat, Nov 9th - 3:30pm ET:
UConn Huskies @ Cincinnati

UConn Huskies
Cincinnati
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Cincinnati -35 Point Spread
Over 54.5 Game Totals

Against the Spread Pick

The UConn Huskies and their sorry record head to Cincinnati this Saturday. UConn have become one of the worst teams to hit the grass statistically. They are currently 0-5 in conference play and last in the American East Division. The Huskies have lost seven of their last eight games and most of these losses were blowouts. In their last game, Uconn lost badly to Navy with a final score of 56-10. The Huskies gave up 14 points in every quarter, and their quarterback Jack Zergiotis went 16 for 34, for 205 yards, one measly touchdown and two interceptions. Their offense lies on the bottom of FBS team rankings and they have averaged around 20.3 points per game. Their defense is worse. They allow 39.8 points per game. Zergiotis needs to limit interceptions because the Bearcats’ defense will definitely try to bag a few this Saturday. The Huskies have a decent running game, but the fact of the matter is … this team is trash. The Cincinnati Bearcats on the other hand, are 17th in the nation and have won six games in a row. They are number one in the American East Division and 4-0 at home. All four of their home wins this season were in the double digits. Last week, they almost fell to the East Carolina Pirates, but pulled through in the fourth quarter and won, showing their resilience. They have a big cover to spread, but I think the Bearcats will do it. Uconn has been playing like they want to lose.

Over Under Pick

This game will go over and it will be solely due to the Bearcats. When they take on below-average teams, Cincinnati scores around 40 points a game, but against teams like UConn, they will go over 50 points plus. UConn usually gives up around 50 points against good teams and they will probably be able to score one or two touchdowns. They have scored 17 points or less four times this season and they couldn’t do much against #25 Navy. Bearcats will score over 50, and UConn will score around 14. Take the over.

Sat, Nov 9th - 4:00pm ET:
Iowa @ Wisconsin

Iowa
Wisconsin
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Wisconsin -9.5 Point Spread
-111
Under 38.0 Game Totals
-111

Against The Spread

With both teams trying to stay in the hunt in the Big Ten West, winning this game is a priority. Iowa (6-2) has the defense to challenge Jonathan Taylor and the Badgers, but can quarterback Nate Stanley lead a brave effort for the offense. Wisconsin has really stumbled since starting 6-0 and will need to get back to the drawing board. Luckily for them, they get the Hawkeyes at Camp Randall Stadium, where they have not lost all season. The Hawkeyes have shown that they should be avoided when picking the spread as they have covered only twice in their last six games. Wisconsin has been a good play for much of the season and is 6-3 ATS in their last nine games. The Hawkeyes have struggled losing seven of their last 10 against the Badgers. Wisconsin has covered in each of the last three meetings, and shouldn’t have any trouble covering the 9.5-point spread in this game.

Over Under Pick

Most would probably back an over total in this match-up if both teams can play to the best of their ability offensively. But not so fast! These teams have defensive units that can hold teams to point-totals well short of the expected. The Hawkeyes held Michigan to just 10 points in their game earlier this season and were able to hold a pretty explosive Penn State offense to just 17 points. Both games resulted in losses, but stronger offenses were slowed. Wisconsin has been quite defensive-minded as well up until their last two games, but still, the Badgers have held four teams scoreless this season including two Big Ten foes. At 38-points an over seems likely, but you can’t say no to an under 38 total especially if both defenses show up. It’s November and this is when crazy things happen. Lean the under.

Sat, Nov 9th - 4:00pm ET:
New Mexico State @ Ole Miss

New Mexico State
Ole Miss
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Ole Miss -28.0 Point Spread
-111
Under 64.0 Game Totals
-111

Against the Spread Pick

A date with what has to be one of the worst teams in all of the FBS should be just what the doctor ordered for the Ole Miss Rebels. They have lost three in a row against SEC competition, although they were competitive with Missouri, Texas A&M, and Auburn. In fact, only Alabama has defeated Ole Miss by more than 11 point (59-31 on Sept. 28). The New Mexico State Aggies are 0-8 and twice have lost by more than 50 points–including by 51 to 4-4 Washington State. Quarterback Josh Adkins has thrown more interceptions (14) than touchdowns (nine) and finished with a mere 59 passing yards in a 41-7 loss to Georgia Southern on Oct. 26. The Aggies are 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 overall, 2-6-1 ATS in their last nine on the road, and 5-15 ATS in their last 20 non-conference contests. Ole Miss is 4-1 ATS in its last five overall and 4-1 ATS in its last five following a loss. This should be an absolute beatdown (and I mean by more than four touchdowns!), so roll with the REBELS.

Over Under Pick

New Mexico State has scored 17 points or fewer on six of eight occasions. Adkins is not getting much help, as the Aggies have featured a 100-yard rusher just twice. Ole Miss quarterbacks have combined for only nine touchdown passes this season. The under is 7-3 in the Aggies’ last 10 overall and 4-1 in their last five against opponents with losing records. It is also 7-1 in the Rebels’ last eight following a loss. With this kind of total, Ole Miss can still cover the spread with ease without the score going over. Take the UNDER.

Sat, Nov 9th - 7:00pm ET:
Appalachian St @ South Carolina

Appalachian St
South Carolina
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South Carolina -5.0 Point Spread
-111
Over 51.0 Game Totals
-111

Against the Spread Pick

An undefeated season and a Top 25 ranking are things of the past for the Appalachian State Mountaineers, who now have the tall task of trying to get back on track against an SEC opponent in the South Carolina Gamecocks. Appalachian State had been 7-0 before getting upset by Georgia Southern at home this past weekend. South Carolina has been wildly up and down in 2019, but we are talking about a team that boasts a win over 7-1 Georgia in addition to a 24-7 rout of fellow SEC East rival Kentucky. The Gamecocks most recently handled Vanderbilt 24-7. Ryan Hilinski has passed for 554 yards over the past two contests and he has not thrown an interception since Sept. 21, a span of five games. Appalachian State is 1-4 ATS in its last five on the road against opponents with losing home records. The Gamecocks are 4-1 ATS in their last five at home, 5-2 ATS in their last seven following a win, and 4-0 ATS in their last four against the Sun Belt Conference. SOUTH CAROLINA is the pick.

Over Under Pick

Appalachian State should have been able to put up more than 21 points against Georgia Southern. It rushed for 152 yards while averaging 5.1 yards per carry and Zac Thomas threw for three touchdowns without getting picked off. Hilinski is looking similarly efficient for South Carolina. The over is 6-1 in the Mountaineers’ last seven non-conference contests and 7-3 in their last 10 against opponents with losing records. It is also 7-2 in the Gamecocks’ last nine against the Sun Belt Conference and 4-1 in their last five after rushing for more than 200 yards in their previous outing. Take the OVER.

Sat, Nov 9th - 7:00pm ET:
Missouri @ Georgia

Missouri
Georgia
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Georgia -17.0 Point Spread
-111
Under 47.0 Game Totals
-111

Against the Spread Pick

The Georgia Bulldogs have bounced back from their lone loss of the season (in double-overtime to South Carolina) by shutting out Kentucky and then beating rival Florida to take complete control of the SEC East. That kind of momentum is bad news for the Missouri Tigers, who are going in the other direction. Missouri is coming off consecutive setbacks against Vanderbilt and Kentucky, scoring a grand total of 21 points against those two unspectacular defenses. Kelly Bryant threw multiple touchdown passes in four of his first five games; he has now gone three straight without throwing multiple TDs. Missouri is 0-4 ATS in its last four on the road. The Bulldogs are 7-2 ATS in their last nine against the SEC, 12-5 ATS in their last 17 against opponents with winning records, and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 at home against opponents with winning road records. Expect GEORGIA to win in a rout.

Over Under Pick

With Bryant struggling, Georgia is not the defense Missouri wants to be facing. Meanwhile, the Bulldogs averaged a mere 3.2 yards per rush this past weekend against Florida. But they held the Gators to a laughable 21 rushing yards. The under is 6-1 in the Tigers’ last seven overall, 5-2 in their last seven on the road, and 8-2 in their last 10 against the SEC. It is also 5-1 in the Bulldogs’ last six overall, 25-9-2 in their last 36 at home, and 5-1-1 in their last seven against the SEC. Back the UNDER with confidence.

Sat, Nov 9th - 7:00pm ET:
Washington State @ California

Washington State
California
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Washington State -7.5 Point Spread
-111
Over 51.5 Game Totals
-111

Against the Spread Pick

The Cougars are looking to get a win against reeling Cal to inch close to bowl eligibility. Anthony Gordon is leading the nation in passing yards but the defense has struggled this season so the wins aren’t exactly following. They do what they do and it will be interesting to see if they can move the ball well against a stingy Cal defense. The 38 points they scored against Arizona State is encouraging. Cal started the season 4-0 but now they might not even make the postseason. Their defense is legit but even when they were winning the offense was struggling. Injuries at the quarterback position have made that group a joke and the last time we saw them they were shutout at Utah. I am more dismayed that they only scored 17 at home in a loss to Oregon State. I would rather be too late than too early in terms of getting back behind Cal. They are going to struggle offensively again. Take Wazzu.

Over Under Pick

Any game that Washington State is going to win could easily go over the number. Cal might be able to slow them down but the Bears are going to give up too many short fields thanks to their offensive ineptitude.  Look for the Cougars to be able to punch it into the end zone enough times for this one to go over.

Sat, Nov 9th - 7:30pm ET:
Notre Dame @ Duke

Notre Dame
Duke
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Duke +8.0 Point Spread
-111
Under 51.5 Game Totals
-111

Against the Spread Pick

Notre Dame barely escaped with a win last week, beating Virginia Tech 21-20. They needed a rushing touchdown from their quarterback with under a minute to play to seal the win. Duke comes in on a two-game losing streak having lost in their last game to North Carolina. They had a bye last week, so they should have had plenty of time to prepare for this game. The Blue Devils still have a chance to become bowl eligible by winning two of their last four games. This is a game Duke needs to be up for considering it is against a big time opponent. Duke is 10-4 against the spread in their last 14 games against a team with a winning record. Notre Dame is certainly not the best road team, so I could see them having trouble and winning a close game. That said, I will take Duke plus the points as a small lean.

Over Under Pick

The total in this game is 51.5 and the under is the way I am looking. The Fighting Irish are scoring an average of 33.8 points per game, but in their last two games they scored an average of 17.5. Their defense has overall played well this year and they allow an average of 20.8 points per game. Duke on the other hand scores an average of 29.5, while allowing an average of 25.9. The under is 8-3 in Notre Dame’s last 11 games overall 6-2 in their last 8 games as a favorite. For Duke, the under is 11-5 in their last 16 games as an underdog, so when they are not expected to win, they tend to play some decent defense. This is a very small lean because I am not sure which team will show up for Notre Dame. That said, I will take the under as a small play.

Sat, Nov 9th - 7:30pm ET:
Clemson @ NC State

Clemson
NC State
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Clemson -32.5 Point Spread
-111
Under 53.0 Game Totals
-116

Against the Spread Pick

Clemson comes into this game crushing opponents each and every week. The Tigers are coming off a win versus a very weak opponent, beating Wofford 59-14. It is vert different at NC State, which is currently on a two-game losing streak and just got demolished by Wake Forest. The Wolfpack have used three different quarterbacks this season and all three have thrown for less than 1,000 yards. Also, none of them have more than four touchdowns. Sure, the Clemson quarterback, Trevor Lawrence, has not been himself, but Clemson just has too many weapons. This is a tough game to handicap because the spread is so high at 32.5 to 33. The Tigers however, are 6-2 against the spread this season and 8-1 ATS in their last 9 road games. I cannot take NC State even at this number because they have shown very little life this season. I will lay the huge number with Clemson as a very small play.

Over Under Pick

The total is at 53 in this game and I honestly do not see the Wolfpack scoring more than 14. That leaves the Clemson offense to determine which way this total will go. The Tigers are averaging 44.2 points per game on the season and 43.8 points per games against teams in the ACC. The under is 20-7 in NC State’s last 27 conference games and 10-2 in their last 12 games as an underdog. I will lean slightly to the under for this game based on how good the defense is for Clemson.

Sat, Nov 9th - 7:30pm ET:
Tennessee @ Kentucky

Tennessee
Kentucky
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Tennessee -1.0 Point Spread
-111
Over 41.5 Game Totals
-111

Against the Spread Pick

It is safe to say the Tennessee Volunteers have gotten things together since a 1-4 start to the season. No, they are not invoking the days of old in Knoxville, but they have at least managed to go 3-1 in their last four with a loss only to Alabama during this stretch. Jarrett Guarantano is back under center and he has thrown three touchdown passes over the past two contests. In Tennessee’s most recent SEC outing (a 41-21 rout of South Carolina), he threw for 229 yards on just 19 attempts. Kentucky has gone in the other direction with a 2-4 record since a 2-0 start. Tennessee is 4-0 ATS in its last four overall and 6-1 ATS in its last seven at Kentucky. The Wildcats are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 at home against opponents with losing road records, 3-9 ATS in their last 12 against opponents with losing records, and 1-6 ATS in the last seven meetings between the two teams. The VOLUNTEERS are playing better right now and should be the choice.

Over Under Pick

This is not a high total at all. In eight of Tennessee’s nine games in 2019, the winning team has scored at least 29 points. Guarantano has the offense back on track, so more of the same should continue. Last year’s head-to-head matchup resulted in 51 points (a 27-24 South Carolina victory). The over is 5-2 in the Wildcats last seven at home and 5-1 in their last six following a win. Additionally, the over is 4-1 in the last five meetings between the two teams. Go with the OVER.

Sat, Nov 9th - 8:00pm ET:
Iowa State @ Oklahoma

Iowa State
Oklahoma
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Iowa State +14.5 Point Spread
-111
Under 68.0 Game Totals
-111

Against The Spread Pick

The Oklahoma Sooners suffered their first loss of the season against Kansas State before their bye week and the final score of 48-41 may not be indicative of how much Kansas State dominated the game. The Sooners remain in the top 10, but face an uphill battle to get into the playoffs this season. Meanwhile, the Iowa State Cyclones are 5-3 on the season and saw their three-game winning streak come to an end against the Oklahoma State Cowboys before their bye week. Jalen Hurts has been one of the most impressive players in college football this season but will have to get things going through the air in this game. The Cyclones have one of the best-run defenses in college football ranking 25th in yards allowed per game and 26th in yards per attempt. As inconsistent as Hurts has been passing the football throughout his college career, I look for Iowa State to play Oklahoma tough, and I love them with the 14.5 points in this game.

Over Under Pick

One of the best offenses in college football against one of the better defenses. Which one will prevail? While I look for the Sooners to be good enough to get the win (if not the cover) I think this will be a surprisingly low-scoring game. I’m hammering the under 68 points in this spot.

Sat, Nov 9th - 10:15pm ET:
Wyoming @ Boise State

Wyoming
Boise State
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Boise State -16.0 Point Spread
-111
Under 48.0 Game Totals
-111

Against The Spread Pick

The Boise State Broncos will host the Wyoming Cowboys this Saturday. The Wyoming Cowboys are already Rose Bowl worthy after winning six of their first nine games. Now, they have set their sights on making it to the Mountain West Conference Championship Game. They’re currently 3-1 in conference play, one spot behind Air Force (4-1) and Boise State (4-0) for the Mountain Division lead. With this in mind, Saturday’s game will clearly be a big one for the Cowboys. It won’t be an easy win, however. Wyoming’s starting quarterback, Sean Chambers, suffered a season-ending injury last game, forcing Tyler Vander Waal, who was the primary starter last season, to return. Chambers’ absence will be a huge blow to the Cowboys’ offense, both on the ground and through the air. Chambers leads his team in rushing touchdowns, with 10 and is second on the team in rushing attempts, with 90. With Vander Waal taking over the Cowboys’ whole game will have to change. Vander Waal will need to step up, he was plopped on the bench after eight games last year because he was very ineffective. The Broncos secured six wins to start the season before meeting their match, BYU, who beat the Boise State 28-25. The Broncos then bounced back with a win over San Jose State but it was a very close game. San Jose State even led the Broncos in the third quarter. Boise State is currently ranked 21st in the country. The Broncos, need this game, and will pull out all the stops to win. Luckily for them, Wyoming’s backup QB is nowhere near as good as Chambers, which will be the determining factor here. The Broncos will win and cover.

Over Under Pick

The Cowboys aren’t going to accomplish much offensively considering their quarterback situation. On the other side of the ball, they’re quite solid. Wyoming ranks second in the Mountain West in points allowed per game so Boise State isn’t going to have an easy time against them. In fact, the Cowboys haven’t even allowed one touchdown in their last two games. On top of that, the last five Boise State-Wyoming games have stayed under. Take the under.

Sat, Nov 9th - 10:30pm ET:
Nevada Wolfpack @ San Diego State

Nevada Wolfpack
San Diego State
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San Diego State -17.5 Point Spread
-111
Under 39.0 Game Totals
-111

Against The Spread Pick

The Nevada Wolf Pack head west to the Beach side city of San Diego to take on the Aztecs this Saturday. The Aztecs have moved into the Top 25 on both rankings thanks to their strong start to the season. They are coming off a bye and will be playing Nevada with a full fuel tank.  That will be huge considering that they lost to the Wolf Pack last year, 28-24. Defense leads the way for San Diego State. They give up only 14.1 points per game and are ranked 8th nationally. They also are only giving up an average of 283.6 total yards a game, placing them at 12th. They are especially tough against the run, giving up an average of only 70 yards per game. Their offense accumulates only 330 yards per game. Ryan Agnew is an efficient quarterback, passing for 1,417 yards with 10 touchdowns and only three interceptions, though he has been injured throughout the season. Juwan Washington leads the rushing attack with 432 yards, and Kobe Smith has been a big-play receiver with 514 yards and four touchdowns. Carson Strong will start as quarterback for the Wolf Pack. He started at the beginning of the season, but was then benched for Malik Henry. Now Henry is out for academic reasons and Strong is back in. He has thrown for 1,281 yards on the season with five touchdowns and six interceptions. Toa Taua leads the rushing attack with 562 yards on 143 carries. Last week, Nevada beat New Mexico, 21-10. Strong threw for two touchdowns and 305 yards. Devonte Lee led the rushing attack with 68 yards. Taua scored Nevada’s other touchdown. San Diego’s defense has been good, but they have allowed a decent amount of touchdowns recently. For this reason I think they will lose. That said, I believe they will cover. 

Over Under Pick

Given both team’s offensive struggles recently, the under seems like the responsible play at a 38.5 total. I’m not confident about the Aztec’s’s offense, even up against such a statistically poor defense. Furthermore, Nevada won’t generate enough offense to approach the set total for today’s matchup. Take the under.

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