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Normally we might consider Tennessee a candidate to experience a letdown following the big win over Florida, but the week off might litigate that possibility. Also, the Volunteers own the No. 1 offense in the Nation, and while the defensive numbers are not great, we expect improvement. Meanwhile, LSU's been asking for trouble, falling behind by double-digits three times this season before rallying to win a couple of those games. And it's getting spotty play at the QB spot. We're taking Tennessee here.
These two defenses are great and about a wash. But Michigan's got a running game with RB Blake Corum, who broke a couple of long ones last week against Maryland, including the touchdowns that gave the Wolverines the lead for good and iced the victory. Meanwhile, the Iowa offense has produced five touchdowns through four games, and three of those came against Nevada. The Wolverines are just the better team here, playing on the road, where the spreads are friendlier—we like Michigan, minus the points.
Kentucky's without its No. 1 running back, while Florida returns four starting offensive linemen. So the Gators own the better running game. Despite that unit's performance last week, Florida probably also owns the better defense. And they're giving less than a touchdown at the Swamp. We like the Gators minus the points for Saturday night.
Last year's meeting between these teams was close, but the three previous meetings were decided by large margins, and this one probably will be, too. Clemson can't help but get improved production at QB, almost the entire offensive line is back and it owns probably the best defensive line in the country. The Yellow Jackets, meanwhile, might be a bit of a wreck this season, with just eight starters back from a team that won three games last year. We don't like going along with the betting flow, but we'll take the Tigers, minus the points.
Illinois owns the better running game and probably the better defense, and it's already got a game under its belt this season. And the Illini at least know who they want to be; Wisconsin South. Meanwhile, we see Indiana as a huge question mark heading into this season. Coach Allen had this program moving in a good direction until October of last season. Now, we don't know what to expect. So we're taking the points with Illinois Friday night.
There's a new attitude at Purdue, with 14 starters coming back from a team that won nine games last season, and we like the over 7.5 wins on the Boilers this season. Meanwhile, things seem a bit stale at Penn State, with that 11-11 record over the last couple of seasons, and with only 11 starters back, we're thinking under on that 8.5 wins total. All of which leads us to like Purdue in this game, and we'll take the Boilers for the win on the college football money line at a price of +145.
Nebraska is the better team here and should win this game outright. But the ‘Huskers are breaking in a new quarterback and a new OC, and they’ve got holes to fill on defense. Northwestern, meanwhile, will probably try to run the ball, run the clock and keep this one on the low-scoring side. And two of the last three meetings between these teams have been low-scoring. They might not win this one outright, but we’ll take the ‘Cats and the points.
Oklahoma is averaging 442 yards per game and 38 points per game; Oregon is averaging 418 and 31. And both teams are missing several starters on defense due to injuries or sit-outs. We're not sure who's going to win this game, but we get the feeling there will be a lot of points scored. So we're betting the over 60 for our free Alamo Bowl pick.
UCLA owns the check-mark on offense while North Carolina State gets the check-mark on defense, and we usually love betting the better defense in match-ups like this. However, the Bruins are also averaging 220 yards on the ground per game while the Wolfpack are only getting 127. Also, UCLA finished very strong, averaging almost 50 points per game its last three times out, while NC State needed help to beat an iffy North Carolina outfit. Plus, we wonder if the travel might come into play here; one team is going to take a bus to the game, the other, not so much. We’re betting the Bruins here, for the win.
Even with the tough season and the firing of the head coach Florida is still solidly the better team in this match-up. The Gators own the better running game and the better defense, and they played a much tougher schedule than Central Florida. As long as the turnovers don't pop up, Florida is going to win this game and cover this spread.
Army is playing 111 yards per game better than Navy offensively and 35 YPG better defensively. The Black Knights are also out-rushing opponents by 198 YPG. Army also owns the better performance against the common opponent. And according to Sagarin, the Knights should be favored by even more than they are. We like Army to continue its recent run in this rivalry and cover this spread.
Ball control should be the main focus of both teams making the total appear to be the prudent play.
Georgia owns the best defense in the country and the better running game in this match-up. And while the Bulldogs absolutely rolled through their schedule this season, Alabama had a bunch of close calls. So while we don't like going along with the betting flow, we are backing the Bulldogs here, minus the points.
These teams are darn near identical offensively, but the Utes are about 45 yards per game better than Oregon defensively. Also, Utah posted a slightly better performance against common opponents this season. Also, the Utes dominated the Ducks in that game two weeks ago. So while they probably won't win this one by 31 points, we like Utah here for our PAC-12 championship game pick.
Western Kentucky owns the better offense but UTSA owns the better defense. And in match-ups like this we usually prefer the better defense. Also, following that dismal performance of last week we expect a big rebound from the Roadrunners this week. Bettors might want to keep an eye out for later updates on UTSA's quarterback situation but from here, three days out, we like the Roadrunners.
I really like the Gamecocks chances in this game and believe they will keep it close.