This is the college football season from hell – in terms of weekly gambling, the rest has been delightful as always – but we’re going to keep chugging along. It’s been excellent fade material, after all.
Colorado State (-6.5) over NEW MEXICO – 3u
The Rams are clearly the much better team. If there’s a weakness to exploit, it’s the pass defense and the Lobos are obviously a heavy run team, so that becomes less of a concern. CSU has won 7 straight in the series, covering in 6 of those, all as the favorite.
Tulsa (-6) over UCONN – 3u
Another game for UConn that’s set up for a shootout and once again, I don’t think they can outscore the opponent. Hasn’t been a recipe for success for them.
Wake Forest (+7) over GEORGIA TECH – 3u
Apparently Wake takes a week off and everybody forgets they’re good. There’s a lot to like about the Deacs this week. They’re coming off a bye week, which is especially a good thing when you’re preparing for a triple option offense, both schematically and physically. It helps that they’re already one of the better defenses against the run in the country. Conversely, GT is coming off that physical game down in Miami that resulted in a heartbreaking loss.
NOTRE DAME (-3.5) over USC – 3u
USC has been playing with fire a lot and have been lucky to only get burned once so far. The Irish have been much more impressive week-to-week and they’ll take advantage of the Trojans’ carelessness with the ball. Like Wake, I like ND coming off of a bye.
UCLA (-7) over Oregon – 3u
I’ll just keep betting against Oregon.
ARKANSAS STATE (-13) over ULL – 2u
The Red Wolves are starting to show why they were among the favorites to win the Sun Belt this year. They’re pretty comfortable at home. Meanwhile, ULL is a very shaky 3-3.
Iowa (+1.5) over NORTHWESTERN – 2u
To put it simply, I think Iowa is better.
FAU (-3) over North Texas – 2u
North Texas is much improved, but you don’t just come in to Joey Freshwater’s house and steal a W. Especially when he’s got his next job to campaign for pretty soon. FAU’s pass defense should be able to slow down the Mean Green enough to get the W.
Kent State (+20) over OHIO – 2u
Ohio’s been shaky. Kent State has been kind of plucky and broke through with a big win over Miami this past week. Newfound confidence can go a long way in college football.
ARMY (-6) over Temple – 2u
Temple officially sucks.
Michigan (+10) over PENN STATE – 2u
I know the Michigan offense is downright painful to watch right now, but I can’t help but think that defense is at least going to keep them in it Happy Valley. Defense travels and what not.
FLORIDA STATE (-7) over Louisville – 2u
I can’t quit Florida State, even if it was like pulling teeth to get that cover over Duke. The offense has its issues still, but Louisville did just give up 45 at home to BC. That really happened.
Georgia Southern (+7) over UMASS – 2u
Ohhhhh baby, you gotta really love to gamble to bet on this game. Combined record of 0-11. I’m still holding out a sliver of hope that GSU can turn things around a bit. UMass is destined to stink forever.
HOUSTON (-2) over Memphis – 2u
Western Kentucky (-9.5) over OLD DOMINION
Marshall (-3) over MTSU
NEVADA (+5.5) over Air Force
GEORGIA STATE (+9.5) over Troy
SMU-Cinci no line
MIAMI (OH) – Buffalo no line
TOLEDO-Akron no line
BGSU (+13.5) over Northern Illinois
WMU-EMU no line
MICHIGAN STATE (-7) over Indiana
CHARLOTTE (+7) over UAB
ECU (+5.5) over BYU
RUTGERS (+8) over Purdue
DUKE (-8) over Pitt
Syracuse (+14.5) over MIAMI (FL)
Central Michigan (-2.5) over BALL STATE
APP STATE – Coastal no line
WISCONSIN (-24) over Maryalnd
North Carolina (+22) over VIRGINIA TECH
Boston College (+7) over VIRGINIA
Wyoming (+14) over BOISE STATE
TCU (-37.5) over Kansas
UTSA (-21.5) over Rice
NAVY (+7) over UCF
MIZZOU (-14) over Idaho
Kentucky (+10.5) over MISSISSIPPI STATE
TULANE (+11.5) over South Florida
UNLV (-3) over Utah State
Southern Miss (+3) over LOUISIANA TECH
CAL (+1) over Arizona
MINNESOTA (-14.5) over Illinois
ALABAMA (-34) over Tennessee
Oklahoma State (-7) over TEXAS
West Virginia (-10) over BAYLOR
ARKANSAS-Auburn no line
USA-ULM no line
Oklahoma (-12.5) over KANSAS STATE
OLE MISS (+7) over LSU
TEXAS TECH (-5.5) over Iowa State
Arizona State (+10.5) over UTAH
WAZZU (-10.5) over Colorado
Fresno State (+10.5) over SDSU
Week 7: 17-21-2