College Football Picks - Free Weekly ATS Predictions
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We are going to go ahead and call for an outright upset by the Broncos on the Cowboys. Given the low-hanging fruit in this contest as a whole, it would be imperative to trade away the field goal here to take a more profitable option in the Money Line. After all, this game is expected to be back and forth contest. Ultimately, Boise State’s 10 returning defensive starters will make a few key stops get the Smurfs yet another win over a Power Five opponent.
There is little question that Hawaii will be back in a bowl game this season and that the 3-9 mark they attained in 2017 will be a distant memory. However, this one is shaping up to be an ugly afternoon for the Warriors. Swallow the touchdown.
It still remains that the books are reluctant to give the Aggies a touchdown-plus conversion here which speaks to us considering New Mexico State has lost by no less than 22 points in their three early season losses. Not only can the Aggies cover here but it is likely another upset in the making. Nothing can salvage a season more than a win at home against a hated rival.
With a possible hurricane taking aim at North Carolina later this week, the situation bears watching in relation to where this game is being played. At the very least, it should be a sloppy track at BB&T Field this Thursday night. Each of these teams has shown the ability to move the ball on the ground, but poor field conditions would throw the edge to the Eagles.
Look for Boston College to avenge last year’s loss to Wake Forest with a victory this time around both SU and ATS.
The Gamecocks have a nice team, and we'll give them a 30 percent chance of pulling the outright upset here. That said, the Bulldogs are the better team, and the spread is friendlier with them in the visitor role. We're going with UGA for our free college football pick on this contest.
The hangover from Appalachian State's near-historic upset of Penn State in Happy Valley will follow the Mountaineers to Charlotte where the Niners will be lying in wait. The Mountaineers are in the quintessential let-down spot, and we get two touchdowns to work with here. Charlotte should keep this one close and come in under the number.
The Owls have already put last weeks thrashing in the rear-view mirror. FAU will use home field advantage to remind their fans just how good this team indeed as and take out last weeks loss on the Falcons.
Liberty will hone the momentum from its Week One victory to offer up a spirited performance in what will be another enormous opportunity for this program. Look for the Flames to make yet another statement and scare the Knights on their own field.
If there was one thing we can deduce, it's that Hawaii's defense is not built to hold big leads. After all, we saw this team nearly vanquish a 30-point lead against Colorado State two weeks ago. Rice's offense is undoubtedly potent, and even if somehow Hawaii gets out to a big enough lead we have backdoor potential anyhow. However, Rice won't likely need to resort to that.
History has a funny way of repeating itself. Kansas will come into this contest with a chip on its shoulder after losing a game it feels it should have won. Combine this with the lack of respect shown by the market and KU will not only cover here but win outright. You can back this play up with a Money Line play if you are feeling bold.
Michigan State remains a top-15 team across the board in many polls, the Sun Devils are un-ranked. This in itself will inflate the point spread and allows us to take advantage. This game has all the makings of a shootout, and in such affairs, the academic move is to take the touchdown-plus. Don't be shocked if ASU pulls the upset.
This is the kind of spot where Kansas State could sneak up and create trouble. The Wildcats are off the radar and prone to be overlooked and undervalued by virtue of what transpired last week. However, they could have been guilty of looking forward to this event. K-State has the coaching advantage in this contest, and it will become influential if the game is kept close (which it should). We'll take the points, but K-State may be worth a look as well on the Money Line here.
TCU is looking to give Oklahoma a run for its money in the Big 12 this season, and it has to win the games it is supposed to win in order to keep climbing in the national polls. SMU should win a fair amount of its games in the AAC this season, but it is losing this one both SU and ATS.
The jury remains out on Louisiana Tech's defense, and that will be enough for South Alabama to find a few avenues to generate a score. This team has no qualms rumbling with the big boys on the road so one would assume that this contest is a bit more of a formality for the Jaguars; they might even think they can win outright and that motivation factor will play a role in this contest.
There is little question that the Rams were looking ahead to this match-up last week when it hosted Hawaii. The hunger and determination for this team to end CU's dominance will keep the Rams in the game but furthermore lead to an upset. This is one of Colorado's weaker teams to take the field in recent years, and you can rest assured that the Rams will make the most of it.
North Carolina is looking to re-establish itself, and nothing can certify that ambition more than starting off the season with a win in a hostile environment against a reputable opponent. North Carolina cannot only cover here but perhaps pull the upset outright to atone for last year’s bitter loss against Cal.
The Tide are 11-0 SU, 10-1 ATS in 11 previous season openers under Coach Saban. However, 'Bama is often favored by a bit too much regardless of the situation, and under Saban, they've actually got a bit of a history of easing up in certain spots, against certain opponents. Also, we'll give Coach Petrino a measure of respect in believing he'll get some production from Jackson's replacement, sophomore Javon Pass. Alabama will most likely win this game, but we're taking the points with the Cardinals.
Troy State will play a much cleaner game and now give away much-needed points to a Broncos team that capitalizes as good as anyone on mistakes. With the home crowd on their side, the shoe may be on the other foot in this game, and Boise State may even stub their toe here.
There is little reason to believe Oklahoma will not win this game but Florida Atlantic will look to utilize the opportunity to make a statement to the New Year’s Six selection committee. If FAU comes in under the number and makes it closer than expected that is a win for this program and there is no reason to suspect they cannot do so.
Such scenarios often create prejudice and bias that the Power Five team should win even when the opposite could assuredly be the case. Do not be shocked if an upset takes place here outright.