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College Football 2018 Week 10 Bets

In the middle of one of the biggest betting weekends of the year in horse racing, I still find some time to make college football upset picks.  Of course, with the first CFP Poll out and season altering games such as Alabama-LSU, Notre Dame-Northwestern, Georgia-Kentucky, and Michigan-Penn State, this is a weekend to sit down and just enjoy all the action.  Here are my five upsets of the Saturday card:

Season: 12-13 (8 Outright)

  • AIR FORCE (+6.5) at Army
    • The Commander-In-Chief Trophy is on the line when these two military academies face off.  Air Force has already beaten Navy and a win over Army would see the Trophy come back west.  Air Force has the points scoring offense to match up with Army very well and this should be anything but a blow out either way.  A close game that might be decided by just a point.
  • IOWA (+3.0) at Purdue
    • The Boilermakers are still riding high off of their win against Ohio State, at least in the eyes of Vegas.  They didn’t look too great against Michigan State last week (but good enough to keep it close) but now face an Iowa team that wants revenge after last week’s loss in Happy Valley.  Watch out for the Hawkeyes.
  • PENN STATE (+12.0) at Michigan
    • 12 points is a huge line to give an in-conference rival.  Especially one that hasn’t lost by double digits in two years (though that game was against Michigan, and in the Big House).  I’m under the belief that Penn State’s offense will find ways to score and keep them in this game, one that could easily become a shootout.
  • COASTAL CAROLINA (+14.0) v Appalachian State
    • Last week, App State saw their quarterback Zak Thomas go down with an injury.  He has since been day-to-day and mainly sitting out of reps instead of practicing.  While I do think they still will win, the Chanticleers have been rolling strong and should put up a test to the bruised Mountaineers, keeping this game close on the surf turf.
  • TEXAS TECH (+13.5) v Oklahoma
    • It has been just a bit over two years since Baker Mayfield and Patrick Mahomes dueled out in an absolute offensive onslaught in Lubbock.  Now the teams meet again under the lights at Jones AT&T Stadium.  The Red Raiders have been playing with a much better defense than previous years and have been scoring at will against many good teams; meanwhile Oklahoma has been on a tear since their loss in the Red River Shootout.  This could be another memorable classic, and one that should be decided by whoever has the ball last.

(All spreads from ESPN)

College Football 2018 Week 7 Bets

We had a tough week last week, but time to get back at it! Due to time constraints, I will just be posting my upsets without as much explanation as per usual. With that, here are my 5 upsets to watch:

Season: 6-4 (4 Outright)

  • INDIANA (+5.0) v Iowa
    • Indiana has been putting up yards and points this season. Iowa hasn’t been blowing people out. I think when these two teams face off in Bloomington it will be a close 3pt game.
  • BALL STATE (+3.0) at Central Michigan
    • Central Michigan has one win this season, and that came against FCS Maine. Ball State is rolling with two straight as they head to Kelly/Shorts – should win outright too.
  • SAN JOSE STATE (+15.0) v Army
    • The Black Knights go cross country to face winless San Jose State at Levi’s Stadium. SJ State might be 0-5, but they aren’t getting blown out and Army isn’t blowing anyone out.
  • NEW MEXICO (+1.0) at Colorado State
    • While I’m not a fan of only getting a point, I don’t think I will need it. New Mexico puts points up week in and week out. Colorado State can’t stop teams from scoring.
  • COLORADO (+7.0) at USC
    • The Buffaloes haven’t gotten much respect this year, but the only undefeated left in the Pac-12 looks to take their offense to SoCal. Should be a good test for them but I think that their rolling offense is good enough to keep it close and maybe even beat USC.

(All Odds from ESPN at Time of Writing)

College Football 2018 Week 5 Bets

With all of the country’s focus on the two top ten matchups that we have under the lights this weekend with Penn State – Ohio State and Notre Dame – Stanford, we cannot forget about what is a very juicy undercard as we head into conference play.

Each week I will post my 5 underdog points plays that you should keep your eye on.

  • ARMY (+7.5) at Buffalo
    • The Bulls come home to UB Stadium 4-0, after a trouncing of Rutgers.  But this is their first test of the year, and get an Army squad that travels well.  Buffalo won by just 7 points against the two best teams it faced, Eastern Michigan and Temple – neither stack up to what this Army team has been doing lately.  Should be tight.
  • NEVADA (+5) v Air Force
    • The last three games in this Mountain West cross-divisional series have been decided by one possession.  The Wolf Pack are 2-2 thus far, losing two early kickoffs out east.  They get to travel close to an Air Force team that has just one win, and that was to FCS Stony Brook.  I find this to be a very odd line for this game, even with Nevada’s blunders on the road.
  • GEORGIA SOUTHERN (+3.5) v Arkansas State
    • The Eagles took care of business at home their first two weeks before going to Clemson.  Now they are back home at Paulson Stadium against an Arkansas State team that has been squeaking out wins in their last two.  It isn’t easy winning at Georgia Southern and this could easily be a one point game in the end.
  • SAN JOSE STATE (+11) v Hawaii
    • Facing a 4-1 Rainbow Warriors team is a challenge, but they play noticeably worse on the road.  SJ State is still looking for their first win, but I can give them a pass when their last two games came on the road at Washington State and Oregon.  This is a very generous line here.
  • BYU (+17.5) at Washington
    • One of the sneaky ranked v ranked games of this week, BYU has been play strong fundamental football thus far.  Going into Camp Randall a few weeks ago and knocking off Wisconsin was just a taste of what it looks like BYU has in store for the rest of the season.  Now they get to head up to Seattle to face off with a Washington squad that hasn’t quite looked themselves as of late, and might be looking past this game to the big Pac-12 slate that they have coming up.

(all lines from Draft Kings at the time of writing)