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Fri, Sep 20th - 9:00pm ET:
Air Force @ Boise State

Air Force
Boise State
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Air Force +8.0 Point Spread
-111
Under 55.0 Game Totals
-111

Against The Spread Pick

These two teams come into this game with unbeaten records, and (absent a tie) by the end of Friday night only one team is going to still be a perfect. This is an interesting matchup because the Air Force Falcons have been great running the ball, and the Boise State Broncos have been good stopping the ground game. The Falcons have to feel really good about their chances though after they just beat Colorado in their last game. I think eight points is just too many for a good barn burner. Falcons are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win. Falcons are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games in September. Broncos are 7-15 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. Falcons are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 meetings. Back the Falcons to cover the spread.

Over Under Pick

Both of these teams have been good on both sides of the ball, so something has to give in this one. When the Broncos played Marshall they came out ahead 14-7 and although I don’t think it will be that low scoring, I think points will be hard to come by. Under is 6-0 in Broncos last 6 vs. a team with a winning record. Under is 4-0 in Broncos last 4 conference games. Under is 4-1 in Falcons last 5 games in September. Back the under to cash in this one.

Fri, Sep 20th - 9:00pm ET:
Utah @ USC

USC +4.0 Point Spread
-111
Over 52.0 Game Totals
-111

Against the Spread Pick

Utah is one of the better teams in the country. They never get a lot of attention but they might be the best team in the PAC 12 this season – perhaps alongside Oregon – thanks to a rugged defensive line and a super balanced offense. They have not lost this season and beat BYU in their opener, the team to which USC just lost. They have beaten USC three of the last six but all of those were in Salt Lake City. Still there is not likely to be much intimidation and they are favored with good reason. The Trojans are looking to rebound off a loss as a road favorite. That might have been partly USC hype but they looked pretty good against Stanford, even with a freshman QB. Kedon Slovis might be the answer but he will be tested in this one. Getting USC as an underdog, especially at home is so tempting. They have a lot of talent. Take the Trojans as long at it is +3 or better.

Over Under Pick

Utah is going in more than happy to play at a slow pace and grind out wins but they are also more explosive than they have been in a while. They can beat you in so many ways. The key factor is can the Trojans get Slovis right and comfortable? The total is 52 and the last four in the series have all gone above that. Let’s lean that way here too.

Sat, Sep 21st - 12:00pm ET:
LSU @ Vanderbilt

LSU
Vanderbilt
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LSU -23.5 Point Spread
-111
Over 62.5 Game Totals
-111

Against the Spread Pick

Not many teams have impressed more than the LSU Tigers in the early stages of the 2019 campaign. They boast a 45-38 road win over Texas, sandwiched by defeats of Georgia Southern (55-3) and Northwestern State (65-14). Quarterback Joe Burrow torched the Longhorns for 471 passing yards and four touchdowns. For the season, Burrow has 1,122 yards, 11 TDs, and two INTs. He has also rushed for a score. LSU’s weakness may be its secondary, but Vanderbilt did not do much through the air during its losses to Georgia (30-6) and Purdue (42-24). LSU is 4-1 ATS in its last five overall, 7-2 ATS in its last nine on the road, and 11-3 in its last 14 against the SEC. The Commodores are 2-5 ATS in their last seven at home and 1-5-1 ATS in their last seven after allowing more than 40 points in their previous game. It is also worth noting that the road team is 4-0 ATS in the last four head-to-head matchups. This should be an absolute beatdown in the TIGERS’ favor.

Over Under Pick

On the bright side for Vandy, quarterback Riley Neal has at least managed to complete 63.3 percent of his passes. But the Commodores’ defense stunk against Purdue and that indicates that they will have no chance of containing Burrow and company. The over is 5-0-1 in the Tigers’ last six overall, 4-1 in their last five on the road, and 5-0 in their last five after scoring more than 40 points in their previous game. It is also 6-1 in the Commodores’ last seven at home against opponents with winning road records. Look for this one to go OVER the total.

Sat, Sep 21st - 12:00pm ET:
Tennessee @ Florida

Tennessee
Florida
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Tennessee +14.0 Point Spread
-105
Under 48.5 Game Totals
-111

Against the Spread Pick

The Florida Gators are 3-0 to start the season with one victory in the SEC East, but that is just about where the good news ends. Their opening victory over Miami (FL) was of awful quality and quarter Feleipe Franks went down with a season-ending ankle during last week’s 29-21 defeat of division rival Kentucky. The Volunteers are not exactly playing great football, but they have at least improved with each week. Following a disastrous loss to Georgia State, UT fell to BYU in double-overtime and then clobbered Chattanooga 45-0 this past Saturday. Quarterback Jarrett Guarantano has completed 65.8 percent of his passes with seven touchdowns and two interceptions. Tennessee is 3-1-1 ATS in its last five at Florida. The Gators are 0-4 ATS in their last four against the SEC. It is also worth noting that the road team is 8-2-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings between the two teams. With Franks out, the VOLUNTEERS should be able to keep this somewhat competitive.

Over Under Pick

Backup QB Kyle Trask came up big after replacing Franks against Kentucky, but his sample size of success is obviously quite small. Neither team has done much on the ground this year; both are averaging 4.5 yards per rush. Florida is allowing just 13.7 points per game. The under is 8-3 in the Volunteers’ last 11 September games. It is also 6-2 in the Gators’ last eight at home against opponents with losing road records. Take the UNDER.

Sat, Sep 21st - 12:00pm ET:
Elon @ Wake Forest

Elon
Wake Forest
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Wake Forest -27.0 Point Spread
-115
Over 57.5 Game Totals
-110

Against The Spread Pick

The Elon Phoenix are looking for a huge upset as they head into Wake Forest to take on the Deamon Deacons. Let’s start off with the Deacons. They come into this game 3-0 with huge victories over Utah State 38-35, Rice 41-21 and North Carolina 24-18. The offense has been well rounded as they have been able to put up points against some of the best in their conference. They are led by QB Jamie Newman who just pulled off 214 passing yards and a touchdown in the win against the Tar Heels. On the flip side, the Phoenix started off slow this season, but now has totaled 77 points in their past two wins. Even though Elon has put up some points they were against some of the worse teams in the FCS. Wake Forest is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games as I’m rolling with the Forest here.

Over Under Pick

As stated above, both these teams drop a lot of points very fast and will happen in this game. I give the edge to the Deacons being at home as they step up on the gas first, but watch out for the Phoenix as they will have some big plays as well. The total has gone OVER in 5 of Wake Forest’s last 6 games played in September.

Sat, Sep 21st - 12:00pm ET:
Michigan State @ Northwestern

Michigan State
Northwestern
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Northwestern +9.5 Point Spread
-111
Over 39.0 Game Totals
-111

Against the Spread Pick

The Michigan State Spartans are coming off a brutal home loss as they came up short against Arizona State in an ugly performance. Northwestern was able to get back on track after their season-opening loss on the road to Stanford. The Wildcats rebounded with a win over UNLV and the Spartans are in need of a similarly quick bounce back. It is going to be tough against a team they have not beaten since the 2013 season, having lost three straight years to the Wildcats. Both teams have struggled ATS in their last few games, with MSU being 1-6 ATS in their last seven games and Northwestern is 1-4 ATS in their last five. The Spartans have covered the spread only once in their last five head-to-head meetings with the Wildcats. The Spartans might ultimately get the win, but the Wildcats are a good pick to cover.

Over Under Pick

The Spartans and Wildcats have had some pretty close match-ups in recent meetings. That includes the last three meetings, where each of the games saw an over total and they easily reached over 40 points total. However, neither team has been playing at quite that level to start this season. Regardless, the teams like to have shootouts and this one could easily be that once again. A slight lean to the over in this game.

Sat, Sep 21st - 12:00pm ET:
UL Monroe Warhawks @ Iowa State

UL Monroe Warhawks
Iowa State
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UL Monroe Warhawks +18.5 Point Spread
-111
Under 55.5 Game Totals
-111

Against The Spread Pick

The Iowa State Cyclones have played two games so far this year and I still don’t have a good feel of how they will perform the rest of the season. The Cyclones had trouble in their first game against Northern Iowa, which was shocking, and in their last game they had a good battle against the Iowa Hawkeyes, but that was expected. For the Warhawks, they didn’t play last weekend but in their previous game they lost by only a point to the Seminoles. The Cyclones are a better team than the Seminoles, but the Warhawks have proven they have a good enough team to keep this close. Cyclones are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. Warhawks are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games in September. Back the Warhawks to cover this number.

Over Under Pick

When the Cyclones are having their most success, their defense is strong. Against Iowa they gave up only 18 points, and I expect their defense will be pretty good in this game. Under is 9-2 in Warhawks last 11 road games. Under is 4-1 in Warhawks last 5 games overall. Under is 7-1-1 in Cyclones last 9 games after accumulating more than 280 yards passing in their previous game. Under is 6-1-1 in Cyclones last 8 non-conference games. Under is 6-1 in Cyclones last 7 games in September. Back the under in this game.

Sat, Sep 21st - 12:00pm ET:
Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles @ Alabama

Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles
Alabama
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Alabama Crimson Tide -39 Point Spread
-110
Over 60 Game Totals
-111

Against the Spread Pick

The Alabama Crimson Tide messed around for one quarter in their season opener against Duke and throughout the first half last week against South Carolina, but they never fail to pick up the pace. Alabama ended up hammering the Blue Devils 42-3 and took care of the ‘Cocks 47-23. In between those two wins, the Tide thrashed New Mexico State 62-10. Quarterback Tua Tagovailo has cemented himself in the top two of the Heisman Trophy race with 1,007 passing yards, 12 touchdowns, and no interceptions. He has also rushed for 36 yards and a score. Southern Miss got blown out by its first SEC opponent of the 2019 campaign, falling 38-15 at Mississippi State on Sept. 7. The Golden Eagles are 6-18-2 ATS in their last 26 after allowing more than 280 passing yards in their previous game and 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 at Alabama. The Crimson Tide are 7-3-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings between the two teams. ALABAMA should be able to cover.

Over Under Pick

In all of the Golden Eagles’ three contests, the winning team has scored at least 38 points. Three different Southern Miss receivers already have more than 200 yards. Alabama’s Jerry Jeudy has 24 catches for 308 yards and four TDs. The over is 5-2 in the Golden Eagles’ last seven overall, 4-0 in their last four on the road, 4-1 in their last five against opponents with winning records, and 5-2 in their last seven after gaining more than 450 yards of total offense in their previous game. It is also 5-2-1 in the Crimson Tide’s last eight overall and 6-2 in their last eight non-conference contests. Roll with the OVER.

Sat, Sep 21st - 12:00pm ET:
UConn Huskies @ Indiana

UConn Huskies
Indiana
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UConn Huskies +27.0 Point Spread
-111
Under 57.5 Game Totals
-111

Against the Spread Pick

The Indiana Hoosiers will look to rebound from their home loss to the Ohio State Buckeyes in week three. The Hoosiers host the UConn Huskies, who are coming off a bye week. The Huskies last played fellow Big Ten team Illinois two weeks ago which resulted in a loss for UConn. The Hoosiers haven’t beaten the Huskies ever, but the teams have met just twice in their history, most recently in 2006. The Huskies are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games, while the Hoosiers are 5-5 ATS in their last 10 games. The Hoosiers at home are a good to pick to get the victory, but I like the Huskies to cover 27 points.

Over Under Pick

Under has been a strong play when UConn has faced a Big Ten team, that includes in each of their last five games against them. The total has gone under in four of Indiana’s last five games. In their two previous meetings, under was a good call. With an over-under of 57.5 that seems like a bit of a reach, after Indiana could only muster 10 points against Ohio State. Roll with the under in this game.

Sat, Sep 21st - 12:00pm ET:
Western Michigan @ Syracuse

Western Michigan
Syracuse
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Western Michigan +5.0 Point Spread
-111
Under 65.0 Game Totals
-111

Against The Spread Pick

The Western Michigan Broncos will take on the Syracuse Orange in Upstate New York this Saturday. The Broncos are 2-1 so far this season, having taken out Monmouth and Georgia State, and fallen to Michigan State.LeVante Bellamy and Sean Tyler secured five rush touchdowns and an impressive 330 yards last week against Georgia State. Broncos quarterback Jon Wassink added 246 yards and a touchdown, while Skyy Moore lead the receivers with 97 yards from five catches.  The Orange is 1-2 this season, having opened with a victory over Liberty followed by losses against Maryland and Clemson. The Orange’s quarterback, Tommy Devito had 172 yards and a pick in his last outing, while Abdul Adams rushed for just 34 yards. Moe Neal was the leading receiver with 67 yards from two grabs. Syracuse boasts an all-around better squad, and will likely take this one. Having said that, Western Michigan’s offense has been solid this season, and they will definitely cover the spread.

Over Under Pick

The under is 4-1 in the Orange’s last 5 non-conference games and the under is 5-2 in Broncos’ last 7 non-conference games. Despite these teams’ ability to score, I’m reluctant to say that this will will go over 65. It’s going to be close, but take the under.

Sat, Sep 21st - 12:00pm ET:
Boston College @ Rutgers

Boston College
Rutgers
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Boston College -7.0 Point Spread
-120
Under 57.5 Game Totals
-111

Against the Spread Pick

Boston College makes a visit to High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway, New Jersey for a match-up with the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. The Eagles are coming off an upset by the Kansas Jayhawks in their last game. Rutgers is coming off a bye after being shutout by Iowa. The Knights are also 0-9 in their last nine games against Boston College, but this marks the first meeting between the teams since 2004. BC is 1-5 ATS in their last six games. Rutgers may not have had much luck in winning games, but they have had a nice stretch of covering the spread. The Scarlet Knights are 6-1 ATS in their last seven. Boston College fell out of the ranking with their loss to Kansas, but the Eagles shouldn’t have any trouble getting a win and also covering against Rutgers.

Over Under Pick

An over play was a good call in two of the last three head-to-head meetings between Boston College and Rutgers. Given the 15 years since the last clash, it’s probably sensible to ignore that. More relevantly, the total has gone under in six of Rutgers last eight games. The Eagles have seen plenty of under totals in their last six road games, with five of those games finishing with an under. The under is a good play in this one.

Sat, Sep 21st - 12:00pm ET:
California @ Ole Miss

California
Ole Miss
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California +2.0 Point Spread
-111
Under 41.5 Game Totals
-111

Against the Spread Pick

The California Golden Bears are off to a stellar 3-0 start and they are already battled-tested on the road, having defeated Pac-12 rival Washington 20-19 on Sept. 7. Sophomore quarterback Chase Garbers has been getting it done both through the air and on the ground, amassing 478 passing yards with three TDs and one INT in addition to 130 rushing yards. California is surrendering just 16.3 points per game. Ole Miss is 2-1, but an opening 15-10 loss at Memphis is less than encouraging. California is 4-1 ATS in its last five on the road, 4-1 ATS in its last five against opponents with winning records, and 10-3 ATS in its last 13 after allowing less than 20 points in its previous game. The Rebels are 9-24-1 ATS in their last 34 overall, 1-4 ATS in their last five at home, and 5-15-1 ATS in their last 21 against opponents with winning records. Roll with the GOLDEN BEARS.

Over Under Pick

Ole Miss’ run defense has improved mightily since Memphis went for 191 yards on the ground. Arkansas gained only 61 and Southeastern Louisiana rushed for a mere 66. The Rebels’ defense has to be stout, because their own rushing attack is averaging a dreadful 3.9 yards per carry and Cal’s defense is tough up front. The under is 20-7 in the Bears’ last 27 overall, 10-1 in their last 11 on the road, 7-1 in their last eight non-conference contests, and 5-0 in their last five against opponents with winning records. It is also 5-1 in the Rebels’ last six overall and 9-2 in their last 11 after allowing less than 100 rushing yards in their previous game. Take the UNDER.

Sat, Sep 21st - 12:00pm ET:
Michigan @ Wisconsin

Michigan
Wisconsin
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Wisconsin -3.5 Point Spread
-105
Under 43.5 Game Totals
-111

Against the Spread Pick

A huge week four Big Ten showdown as the 11th ranked Wolverines visit Camp Randall Stadium to face the 13th ranked Badgers. Both teams enter this match-up off of bye weeks. Wisconsin has looked like one of the best teams in the Big Ten thus far, while Michigan survived in overtime against Army in their last game. The Wolverines have really struggled against the spread in recent games, with an 0-6 ATS record in their last six games. Wisconsin is 4-1 ATS in their last five. The Badgers have also fared better ATS in their last 10 meetings against Michigan, covering in seven of those 10 games. Michigan should make it interesting, but the Badgers at home is going to be hard to overcome. The Badgers are a good bet to not only sneak out a win, but cover the 3.5 point spread.

Over Under Pick

Both teams have had productive starts to their seasons. The Badgers have had better luck as they have scored back-to-back shutouts against South Florida in their season opener and then against Central Michigan. The under has been a good call in the Badgers last eight games, with six of those games finishing with under totals. At an over-under of 43.5 seems reachable between the two teams, but something tells me this game with being a defensive duel much like two of the last three meetings have been. The under is a slight lean.

Sat, Sep 21st - 3:30pm ET:
Miami OH @ Ohio State

Miami OH
Ohio State
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Ohio State -39.0 Point Spread
-111
Over 58.0 Game Totals
-111

Against the Spread Pick

The Miami-Ohio Redhawks could be in for a rough day as they visit Ohio Stadium for a match-up with the number-six ranked Ohio State Buckeyes. The Redhawks are coming off a loss to the Cincinnati Bearcats, a team the Buckeyes shutout in week two. Ohio State is 4-2 ATS in their last six games, while Miami-Ohio is 9-3 ATS in their last 12. These teams haven’t faced off since 2012, but the Buckeyes got an impressive 46-point victory on that day. Ohio State is a 39-point favorite for this game, but the Redhawks have put up solid numbers so far this season. That being said, Ohio State has everything going right for them so far this season, and that is why they are a good bet to cover in this match-up.

Over Under Pick

The Buckeyes have scored no less than 42 points in their first three games this season. Two of those three games the final total was over. The Redhawks have seen similar results with two of their three games having over totals. The over-under for this game is 58.5 and given what Ohio State alone has been able to do offensively so far this season, that makes the over a worthy pick in this match-up.

Sat, Sep 21st - 3:30pm ET:
SMU @ TCU

SMU +9.5 Point Spread
-111
Over 55.5 Money Line
-111

Against The Spread Pick

The SMU Mustangs have had some problems throughout their history but it appears that things are finally looking up for the program. Former Texas Longhorns quarterback Shane Buechele transferred to the Mustangs this offseason and he is leading a high powered offense that is averaging 44.3 points per game. TCU is having a good year but they have struggled to cover the spread at home, doing so in only seven of their last 27 games. The Mustangs are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings in Texas Christian.TCU has a good defense but the Mustangs offense will do enough to cover the spread in this game.

Over Under Pick

With two good offenses going at it, this total is too low. The Mustangs are averaging 44.3 points per game while TCU is averaging 36.5 points per game. I expect both teams will move the ball with success and it very well could become a shootout.  Over is 5-0 in Mustangs last 5 non-conference games. Over is 5-0 in Mustangs last 5 games in September. Over is 4-0-1 in the last 5 meetings in Texas Christian. Back the over to cash in this one.

Sat, Sep 21st - 3:30pm ET:
Washington @ BYU

Washington
BYU
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Washington -6.0 Point Spread
-111
Over 51.5 Game Totals
-111

Against the Spread Pick

What is Washington this season?  That is a question we are still looking to answer. They should be good, but they have not looked great and they have a loss at home to Cal. They have been suffering big-time losses to the NFL and maybe this year is a reckoning. Still they should be able to go to BYU and win but that is what USC thought last week. Transfer QB Jacob Eason has yet to live up to his billing and they need more offense. BYU is independent and always schedules up. This will be their third game in four against a PAC 12 opponent and so far they are 1-1 SUATS. They are 2-1 overall and on a two-game winning streak, both overtime wins. They might be feeling good about themselves or maybe they have been lucky. It is hard to know just yet. At the very least they battle. I like Washington here though.

Over Under Pick

BYU has played two under and is one of those teams that has no problem being physical and mucking things up to get a win. That is not Washington’s style and they would prefer to let their talent rule the day. With Washington getting the win and cover I am expecting more offense than defense from both sides. Take the over.

Sat, Sep 21st - 3:30pm ET:
Central Florida Knights @ Pittsburgh Panthers

Central Florida Knights
Pittsburgh Panthers
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Central Florida Knights -12.0 Point Spread
-111
Over 58.0 Game Totals
-111

Against The Spread Pick

The UFC Knights will head to Pittsburgh to take on the Panthers this Saturday. The Knights are looking good this year, boasting a 3-0 record with victories against Florida A&M, Florida Atlantic and Stanford. During their victory over Stanford, UCF’s quarterback, Dillon Gabriel produced 347 yards with four touchdowns. Tre Nixon was the top receiver on 88 yards with a touchdown from five catches, and Greg McCrae was the Knights’ leading rush with 109 yards and a score. Pittsburgh is 1-2 this season, having fallen to Virginia and Penn State. UCF’s success this season has been quite impressive. They’ve managed to score at least 45 points every game, and though they haven’t played any powerhouse teams yet, the results are still just about all you can ask for. UCF has this once in the bag, and I think they’ll cover.

Over Under Pick

The over is 7-1 in Knights last 8 road games against a team with a losing home record. Both these teams have talent, and neither necessarily shine defensively. Take the over on this one.

Sat, Sep 21st - 3:30pm ET:
Auburn @ Texas A&M

Auburn
Texas A&M
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Auburn +4.0 Point Spread
-111
Under 47.5 Game Totals
-111

Against the Spread Pick

The 2019 SEC schedule takes a big step up with this showdown between the Texas A&M Aggies and Auburn Tigers. They are a combined 5-1, with the only loss coming to Clemson (suffered by Texas A&M via a 24-10 decision). That one really was not as a close as the 14-point margin suggests, as the Aggies trailed 24-3 prior to a meaningless touchdown in the final seconds. The visitors were limited to a mere 53 rushing yards by the top-ranked Tigers. Auburn’s 3-0 record includes a season-opening 27-21 defeat of Oregon. That was followed up by routs of Tulane and Kent State. These Tigers are giving up just 14.3 points per game and they kept Oregon’s high-powered offense in check to the tune of 332 total yards. The Tigers are 4-0 ATS in their last four overall and 4-0 ATS in their last four games after gaining more than 450 yards of total offense in their previous game. It is also worth noting that the road team is 6-1 ATS in the last seven head-to-head matchups. Go with AUBURN, but take the points not the money line.

Over Under Pick

Auburn is sporting a typical SEC defense: tough, stingy, physical…whatever you want to call it. The unit especially impressed against the Ducks, while Texas A&M’s rushing offense was hopeless against Clemson. Auburn QB Bo Nix has been unspectacular, completing 52.4 percent of his passes with four TDs and two INTs. The under is 14-6 in the Tigers’ last 20 overall, 7-3 in their last 10 against the SEC, and 21-8-1 in their last 30 against opponents with winning records. It is also 5-2 in the Aggies’ last seven against the SEC and 4-0 in their last four after allowing less than 20 points in their previous game. Lean toward the UNDER.

Sat, Sep 21st - 3:30pm ET:
Louisville @ Florida State

Louisville
Florida State
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Florida State -6.5 Point Spread
-111
Over 61.0 Game Totals
-111

Against The Spread Pick

The Louisville Cardinals will meet the Florida State Seminoles this Saturday for some good ol’ college football action. The Cardinals are 2-1 so far this season. They lost to Notre Dame in their season opener, but came back with back-to-back wins against Eastern and Western KY. Malik Cunningham posted 119 yards with two scores last weekend, while Javian Hawkins led the rush with 93 yards as well as a score. Florida State on the other hand is 1-2 so far. They defeated LA-Monroe in overtime in their season opener, but subsequently fell to Boise State and Virginia. James Blackman posted 234 yards with three scores, Cam Akers logged 78 ground yards and Tamorrion Terry logged 78 yards on four catches, but they still lost to Virginia by a touchdown. The Cardinals have been raking in points in their last two games against the Kentucky teams, but I have a feeling they don’t have what it takes to beat the Seminoles. Florida State has done a decent job of scoring this season, and I believe they will be able to get the win and cover.

Over Under Pick

The over is 4-0 in the Seminoles last 4 games overall, and the over is 4-0 in the Cardinals last 4 road games. On top of this, the over is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings between these teams. The Seminoles and the Cardinals have had no problem scoring this season. Take the over on this one.

Sat, Sep 21st - 3:30pm ET:
Appalachian St @ Tar Heels

Appalachian St
Tar Heels
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Appalachian St +2.5 Point Spread
+100
Over 58.0 Game Totals
-111

Against The Spread Pick

The North Carolina Tar Heels come into this home game ready to take on the Mountaineers as small favorites, but is that an upset alarm I hear? North Carolina’s defense has been beaten down every single game especially in the run defense category. Both of their two wins have come by four points or less and the Mountaineers have a rushing attack that can easily walk all over the Tar Heels. N. Carolina is giving up at least 137 rushing yards per game and the Mountaineers are coming off a game where they had 280 yards on the ground. The Tar Heels will not be ready for this matchup as the Mountaineers cover and win straight up. It also helps when the Mountaineers are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 road games as well as 6-1 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games.

Over Under Pick

The Mountaineers love to run and that is exactly what they will do to score points left and right in this game. In each home game, the Tar Heels have allowed their opponent to stay with them length by length and this game on Saturday has the making of that once again. The Over is 5-0 in Mountaineers last 5 games in September as well as 5-1 in Mountaineers last 6 non-conference games. Give this game the clear Over as the first quarter will easily have two touchdowns as well.

Sat, Sep 21st - 4:00pm ET:
Central Michigan @ Miami Florida

Central Michigan
Miami Florida
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Central Michigan +29.5 Point Spread
-111
Over 48.0 Game Totals
-111

Against The Spread Pick

The Central Michigan Chippewas are looking to keep their season alive as they take on storied Power 5 team the Miami Hurricanes  – or at least cover this large spread . For the Chippewas, even though they fell to the Badgers 61-0 a couple of weeks ago, they have been a winning machine recently with wins against Albany and Akron. Central Michigan totaled 83 points in those two wins as they take on a Hurricanes team that is 1-2 and looking a bit lost. Miami is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS win as well as 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games after accumulating more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game. A lot of points are being given to this red-hot Central Michigan team and you have to take them here.

Over Under Pick

This Total prediction goes hand in hand with the spread pick as the only way the Chippewas can stay in this game is if they can score. If they come anywhere close to keeping up with the Hurricanes’ offense, this total is going to hit the Over with ease. The Over is 4-0 in the Chippewas’ last 4 games overall as well as 4-0 in Chippewas last 4 games after allowing less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game. Over is the play here and I do recommend putting these two together in a parlay.

Sat, Sep 21st - 4:00pm ET:
Kentucky @ Mississippi State

Kentucky
Mississippi State
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Kentucky +6.0 Point Spread
-111
Over 48.5 Game Totals
-111

Against the Spread Pick

Both the Mississippi State Bulldogs and Kentucky Wildcats will be trying to pick up the pieces from last weekend’s respective losses. Mississippi State went down to Kansas State 31-24, suffering an unceremonious home setback. Kentucky seemed to have a win over Florida wrapped up with a lead in hand and Gators QB Feleipe Franks out, but the ‘Cats collapsed in the fourth quarter and fell 29-21. On the bright side for UK, its rushing offense is looking good even in the wake of Benny Snell’s departure to the NFL. The Wildcats have racked up 555 yards on the ground through three contests and Kavosiey Smoke is averaging 7.4 yards per carry on his 34 attempts. The Bulldogs lost this head-to-head matchup 28-7 on the road last season. Kentucky is 5-0 ATS in its last five overall, 5-2 ATS in its last seven on the road, 8-3 ATS in its last 11 against opponents with winning records, and 4-0 ATS in its last four September contests. The WILDCATS are the play.

Over Under Pick

Kentucky’s offense has been fine, but its defense is reeling after giving up 19 points to Florida–and its backup quarterback–in the fourth quarter. However, make sure to monitor the status of Mississippi State QB Tommy Stevens (shoulder). The over is 6-0 in the Wildcats’ last six overall, 5-0 in their last five against opponents with winning records, and 4-0 in their last four after allowing more than 280 passing yards in their previous game. It is also 4-0 in the Bulldogs’ last four overall. Look for this one to go OVER the total.

Sat, Sep 21st - 4:00pm ET:
South Carolina @ Missouri

South Carolina
Missouri
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South Carolina +9.5 Point Spread
-111
Under 62.0 Game Totals
-111

Against the Spread Pick

The South Carolina Gamecocks have won the last three head-to-head matchups with the Missouri Tigers to take a 5-4 lead in the Mayor’s Cup series. Last year’s showdown at South Carolina was especially wild, as the two SEC foes traded go-ahead field goals in the final minutes en route to a 37-35 Gamecocks’ victory. Freshman quarterback Ryan Hilinski made his second collegiate start last weekend against Alabama and he has thrown for 606 yards and four touchdowns. The ‘Cocks racked up 459 yards during their 47-23 setback against the Crimson Tide. Missouri’s season-opening loss to Wyoming remains alarming at best. The Tigers are 2-5 in SEC openers since joining the conference in 2012, losing their last four. The Gamecocks are 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 on the road, 12-5-3 ATS in their last 20 against the SEC, and 5-1 ATS in their last six against opponents with winning records. Missouri is 2-5 ATS in the last seven meetings between the two teams. Go with SOUTH CAROLINA and the points.

Over Under Pick

Missouri bounced back from its opening loss to allow seven total points against West Virginia and Southeast Missouri. In last week’s contest, Southeast Missouri finished with 94 yards of offense. The under is 8-3 in the Gamecocks’ last 11 on the road. It is also 4-1 in the Tigers’ last five overall, 5-0 in their last five at home, 5-1 in their last six against the SEC, and 16-7 in their last 23 against opponents with losing records. Additionally, the under is 6-1 in the last seven meetings between the two teams. Look for this one to stay UNDER the total.

Sat, Sep 21st - 4:30pm ET:
West Virginia @ Kansas

West Virginia
Kansas
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Kansas +4.5 Point Spread
-111
Over 51.0 Game Totals
-111

Against The Spread Pick

How about the Kansas Jayhawks? After losing to Coastal Carolina two weeks ago at home they went on the road in their last game and dominated the Boston College Eagles, winning 48-24. After the offense struggled against Coastal Carolina they made some big changes and looked a lot better in Chestnut Hill. Against Boston College, quarterback Carter Stanley threw for 238 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception. The Jayhawks now return home and are underdogs. The underdog is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings. I think the Jayhawks can win this game straight up led by Stanley, but I will take the points just to be safe.

Over Under Pick

The total in this game is set at 51 and with the way the Jayhawks’ offense performed in the last game, the play is with the over. The Mountaineers also proved that against a bad defense they can run up the score. In their last game against NC State they put up 44 points. Over is 5-0 in Mountaineers last 5 conference games. Over is 5-1 in Mountaineers last 6 vs. a team with a winning record. Over is 8-3 in Jayhawks last 11 games following a straight up win of more than 20 points. Back the over.

Sat, Sep 21st - 7:00pm ET:
Ball State @ NC State

Ball State
NC State
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NC State -19.5 Point Spread
-111
Over 59.0 Game Totals
-111

Against The Spread Pick

The Ball State Cardinals are looking for an upset win as they head into North Carolina to take on the Wolfpack. As for the Wolfpack, they had a dreadful performance last week against West Virginia and will 100% be able to bounce back in this winnable game. The Wolfpack offense should have no problem going against the Cardinals defense that allowed 41 points to FAU last week. The Cardinals pass defense is 120th in the FBS so the Wolfpack should be able to throw the ball all over the field. Even though NC State will attack the weakness and go after the Cardinals passing defense, the Wolfpack is also one of the best rushing teams in the league as running back Zonovan Knight has totaled 233 yards in three games so far. The Wolfpack are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a losing road record as I’m rolling with the Wolfpack here.

Over Under Pick

I’ve mentioned how horrible the Cardinals’ defense is, but on the flip side, they have one of the best passing offenses in the league. Even though the tough Wolfpack defense will hold them for most of the game, there is no way they can deny the 15th best passing offense in FBS all day. Both quarterbacks should have a good day here while the edge goes to the Wolfpack as they have a more well-rounded offense. The Over is 4-1 in Wolfpack last 5 home games vs. a team with a losing road record as well as 4-1 in Wolfpack last 5 games following a ATS loss as this play goes hand in hand with the ATS pick. Over is the pick here.

Sat, Sep 21st - 7:00pm ET:
Oregon @ Stanford

Oregon
Stanford
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Oregon -10.5 Point Spread
-111
Over 58.5 Game Totals
-111

Against the Spread Pick

A lot of folks are saying that Oregon is the best team in the PAC 12 (others vote for Utah). They certainly look like the most complete. This is their first conference game and they are the favorites heading to Palo Alto. They have not been pushed the last couple of weeks against light competition, but this week they should be in for more of a battle, at least physically. The last time Oregon beat Stanford anywhere was on the road in 2015. It looks like that streak is going to end. When win totals came out and Stanford was at 6.5 it just didn’t look or feel right. We could not have anticipated injuries but this Stanford team is well below past iterations. They are coming off back-to-back losses both SU and ATS. They have their quarterback back but as much as they like KJ Costello there might not be enough around him this season. Take Oregon on the road.

Over Under Pick

One indicator of Stanford’s struggles has been the defense. Normally pretty stout they have given up 45 points two week in a row, cashing two overs in the process. Oregon is happy to get into a back-and-forth affair knowing they have the horses to do it. Their defense won’t be as sharp as it was the last two week so look for an over in something like a 49-21 game.

Sat, Sep 21st - 7:00pm ET:
Baylor @ Rice Owls

Baylor
Rice Owls
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Baylor -26.5 Point Spread
-111
Over 58.5 Game Totals
-111

Against The Spread Pick

The Baylor Bears make the trip to take on the Rice Owls and even though they are on the road they are still heavy favorites. In the Bears’ last game they beat UTSA 63-14, and the argument that can be made that the Roadrunners are better than the Owls (although not by much). If they can beat UTSA by 49 points, they should have no issue beating the Owls by at least 26. The Bears are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings. The favorite is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings. Back the Bears to get the job done with ease.

Over Under Pick

The total is 58 in this game, and it all comes down to how many points the Owls are going to score. The Owls are a little better defensively than the Roadrunners, but the Bears should still be able to run up the score in this game. The Bears also aren’t an elite defensive team, so as long as the Owls can score their points, they can get the job done. This is only a lean, but back the over.

Sat, Sep 21st - 7:00pm ET:
Old Dominion @ Virginia

Old Dominion
Virginia
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Old Dominion +30.5 Point Spread
-105
Over 51.5 Game Totals
-111

Against The Spread Pick

The Old Dominion Monarchs square off against the Virginia Cavaliers this Saturday. Old Dominion enters this one at 1-1. They opened with a 24-21 victory over Norfolk State, but lost their second game to Virginia Tech 31-17. Virginia on the other hand come in with a 3-0 record, having beaten Pittsburgh 30-14, William & Mary 52-17 and Florida State 31-24. The Monarchs’ Quarterback Stone Smartt posted 122 yards passing, while Elijah Davis led the rush on 81 yards. Steven Williams was responsible for three passes for 36 receiving yards. Virginia’s quarterback, Bryce Perkins posted 295 yards, one touchdown, and two picks. Wayne Taulapapa had 53 yards rushing with three scores. Terrell Jana led Virginia in receiving with 85 yards from seven catches. Virginia is the much stronger team and should have no problem winning on Saturday. However, Old Dominion is talented as well. I expect the Monarchs to cover.

Over Under Pick

The under is 4-1 in the Monarchs’ last 5 games overall, while the over is 5-2 in the Cavaliers’ last 7. The Monarchs will be hungry for a win, and will likely adopt an aggressive offensive strategy. I would take the over on this one.

Sat, Sep 21st - 7:30pm ET:
Oklahoma State @ Texas

Oklahoma State
Texas
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Oklahoma State +5.5 Point Spread
-111
Over 73.0 Game Totals
-111

Against The Spread Pick

The Longhorns and the Cowboys face off in a Big 12 matchup and this is a very interesting showdown. The Longhorns are 2-1, but their two wins were against a pair of weak teams. For the Cowboys, they have played three relatively easy games, and have covered the spread in each of the games. Even though the Cowboys haven’t been tested, their offense has done a good job of moving the ball, averaging 547 yards per game and it has been a balanced attack. That balance should be enough to keep the Cowboys in this game. I still think the Longhorns will win this game, but the Cowboys will cover the spread.

Over Under Pick

The total in this game is set at 73 and this should be a good old-fashioned shootout. Earlier this season the Longhorns gave up 45 points to the LSU Tigers, which means the Cowboys, who I think have a better offense, should be able to run up the score. The Longhorns have scored at least 38 points in each of their games. Over is 24-9 in Cowboys last 33 conference games. Over is 5-2 in Cowboys last 7 games overall. Back the over to get the job done in this game.

Sat, Sep 21st - 7:30pm ET:
Charlotte @ Clemson

Charlotte
Clemson
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Charlotte +41.5 Point Spread
-110
Over 62.5 Game Totals
-110

Against The Spread Pick

The Clemson Tigers have started off the season 3-0 including last week’s win over Syracuse 41-6. Despite the record, Heisman hopeful Trevor Lawrence, has not lived up to his potential this season yet. Lawrence sports the stat line of 59/97 for 831 yards, but has five interceptions and five touchdowns. Travis Etienne has been the player who has stepped up the most this season for the Tigers with 334 yards and three touchdowns. Meanwhile, the Charlotte 49ers are 2-1 and are coming off a 52-17 win over UMass. This will be their toughest opponent to date. Charlotte has an explosive offense and should be able to put up a touchdown or two against the Tigers to keep within the 41.5-point spread.

Over Under Pick

Both teams can put up plenty of points and have proven that this season ranking 20th and 36th in points per game. The over has hit in all three of the 49ers’ games this season. However, the Clemson Tigers have an elite defense in college football this season ranking 18th in points allowed per game. Meanwhile, Charlotte ranks 125th in points allowed. The Tigers will be able to put up a lot of points against this defense while the 49ers will likely score a touchdown and possibly two which makes the over 62.5 total the play here.

Sat, Sep 21st - 8:00pm ET:
Nebraska @ Illinois

Nebraska
Illinois
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Nebraska -13.5 Point Spread
-111
Over 63.0 Game Totals
-111

Against the Spread Pick

It’s an early Big Ten West Division test as the Nebraska Cornhuskers pay a visit to Champaign, Illinois, for a match-up with the Fighting Illini at Memorial Stadium. Both teams enter this match-up at 2-1 on the season. The Cornhuskers were able to rebound nicely from their road loss at Colorado, only allowing eight points by Northern Illinois. Illinois lost in a shocker to Eastern Michigan, as the Eagles escaped with a field goal victory. Nebraska is 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games and the Huskers have done pretty well against the Spread in their last six games against the Illini. In four of those six games Nebraska was able to cover the spread. At 13.5 the Cornhuskers are a good call to not only get a strong road win but also cover.

Over Under Pick

Nebraska has made this series pretty one-sided, with only one loss in their six games against the Illini. The Huskers are 3-0 in the last three meetings. Last season’s meeting had an over-under of 71.5 and that was reached as Nebraska rolled against Illinois in a 54-35 game. This match-up should see a solid quarterback battle between the Cornhuskers and Illini and that is why the over is a slight lean in this one.

Sat, Sep 21st - 8:00pm ET:
Notre Dame @ Georgia

Notre Dame
Georgia
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Notre Dame Fighting Irish +14 Point Spread
-105
Under 56 Game Totals
-111

Against the Spread Pick

This is about as big as it gets for an early-season, non-conference matchup–which is why ESPN’s College Gameday will be on hand when the Georgia Bulldogs host the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. It certainly did not disappoint when these two teams clashed two years ago at Notre Dame, where Georgia survived a 20-19 thriller. Although the Bulldogs are bigger favorites this time around at home, ND cannot be discounted. The Irish are coming off a College Football Playoff appearance and so far this season they are 2-0 with routs of Louisville and New Mexico. As for the ‘Dawgs, they once again feature a run-first offense led by D’Andre Swift and Zamir White. That will keep the clock moving and shorten the game, making it more likely to be competitive–at least on the scoreboard. The Fighting Irish are 5-1-1 ATS in their last seven against opponents with winning records, 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 following a win, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 in September, and 5-2-1 ATS in their last eight after scoring more than 40 points in their previous game. Take NOTRE DAME and the points.

Over Under Pick

Georgia is going to run, run, and then run some more. Notre Dame’s run-to-pass ratio is 80-to-50 through two games. This clock is only going to move on Saturday. ND is surrendering just 15.5 points per game, while Georgia comes in at 7.7 ppg allowed. The under is 4-1 in the Fighting Irish’s last five overall, 5-1 in their last six on the road against opponents with winning home records, and 18-7 in their last 25 after scoring more than 40 points in their previous game. It is also 3-1-1 in the Bulldogs’ last five overall, 22-9-2 in their last 33 at home, and 10-3 in their last 13 in September. Get on the UNDER.

Sat, Sep 21st - 10:00pm ET:
Colorado @ Arizona State

Colorado
Arizona State
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Colorado +7.5 Point Spread
-111
Over 50.5 Game Totals
-111

Against the Spread Pick

Colorado is coming off a hard-to-swallow loss against Air Force. It was their second straight game that went to overtime and this time they were not able to get the job done. Predictably the Falcons were able to move the ball on the ground against the Buffs and the Colorado offense did not have a ton of success. They finally started getting the ball to their top receiver (Chenault), but struggled to score. Now they are taking on a team that has not yielded more than a TD in any game this season. Arizona State had one of the biggest wins of the season last week, winning at Michigan State. They were a popular underdog due to the big spread but not many were calling the upset. 7ppg is a nice stat for any defense, but ASU has been a little too good on that side of the ball so far. I am not sure they can expect that going forward and that means more pressure on their freshman QB. Take Colorado on the road.

Over Under Pick

All three ASU games have gone under this season. That defense has been stingy and they peaked at 30 points in their opener. They can probably match that in this one as Colorado is not the stingiest group. The total is at 50 though and I think the Buffs are going to score a few touchdowns. Take the over in the desert.

Sat, Sep 21st - 10:30pm ET:
UCLA @ Washington State

UCLA
Washington State
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Washington State -18.5 Point Spread
-111
Over 56.5 Game Totals
-111

Against the Spread Pick

UCLA has become a tire fire and a running joke. Washington State is not as good as Oklahoma overall, but playing at home they just might whup the Bruins more than the Sooners did. The only thing the Bruins can be proud of at this point is “consistency”. In each game they have scored exactly 14 points, failed to cover and played to an under. Those all seem like very real possibilities in this one.  Wazzu is coming off a ho-hum road win against the Houston Cougars. They might have played down a little bit, but their cred is there. Despite the great deal of  success Washington State has had the past couple of seasons, UCLA has played them tough, keeping the final score within a TD. If they can do that again it would be a big surprise. I expect Washington State to be able to cover this big number.

Over Under Pick

With Wazzu it is never a surprise if the game goes over. The way they fling the ball around the field they can score quickly, but they are underrated on defense. UCLA “held” Oklahoma under 50 so maybe they can do that again.  It will be harder on the road though so I am expecting the Cougars to set a pace and dominate the game. Take the over.

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