Updated: Sep 11
Current Record to date: 11-9
At first glance, I thought this slate was disgusting. But, here I sit on Friday afternoon absolutely loving these matchups. This is just an old-fashioned, sit on the couch degenerate weekend. This is going to be the bounce back weekend we need after last weeks .500 outing. Let’s have a damn day. Nearly all of my deemed ‘high confidence’ bets have been hitting, which is a good sign, but hopefully we can start hitting the lower confidence picks at a higher clip as well. Let’s just jump right into more picks for this upcoming week.
North Dakota at Utah State (-6.5), Over/Under 53.5
Utah State is just the better team. I feel like they are being undervalued based on their god awful coach from last year, but that ship has been corrected, and the FBS will prevail.
The Pick: Utah State -6.5 (3)
Illinois at Virginia (-10.5), Over/Under 55.5
This game has no points written all over it. UVA has a very good defense, and Illinois should be able to contain UVA’s rush attack, and Bielema will run the ball and chew some clock doing it.
The Pick: Under 55.5 (2)
Pittsburgh (-3) at Tennessee, Over/Under 56.5
Pickett and Narduzzi. I am a full rider when it comes to Pittsburgh. I think they’re going to be able to move the ball and Tennessee, who has their best QB as a backup, will struggle. Fade Joe Milton at all cost, let’s go Panthers.
The Pick: Pittsburgh -3 (5)
NC State (-1.5) at Mississippi State, Over/Under 55.5
The Wolfpacks 3-3-5 defense should be able to hold off the Mississippi State Air Raid. NC State is out to prove something this year, as they are a dark horse to win the ACC. Even when their stud QB underperformed last game, they still won 45-0. I am very high on this Wolfpack team.
The Pick: NC State -1.5 (4)
Rutgers (-2) at Syracuse, Over/Under 52
I LOVE Schiano in this pick. I am so fully invested in the fact that Rutgers is back, and Syracuse may be the worst team in the Power Five. Rutgers by a million.
The Pick: Rutgers -2 (4)
South Carolina (-2) at ECU, Over/Under 56
I mean… I have to take this pick, right? I’m all over the Cocks this Saturday. This is a textbook trap-game, but I love the Gamecocks with Doty and Kevin Harris back to cover against the Pirates.
The Pick: South Carolina -2 (4)
Iowa at Iowa State (-4.5), Over/Under 46.5
This pick pains me, as I am a B1G Ten guy through and through, but I am going to have to ride the Cyclones in this one. I think Matt Campbell is putting together something special in Iowa State, a very Dak Mississippi State one-year-wonder type season. We’ll see but I’ll ride with ISU.
The Pick: Iowa State -4.5 (3)
Texas (-7) at Arkansas, over/Under 56
Ok, cool. Hook em’. I’m all over the Longhorns in this one. I think they finally found their guy in Steve Sarkisian, and they are going to slaughter their soon-to-be conference foe Arkansas.
The Pick: Texas -7 (3)
Washington at Michigan (-7), Over/Under 48.5
Washington lost to Montana in Week 1…. Montana. I don’t give a damn how revenge fueled they are going into this game, Michigan is the better team, and they are going to run it down Washington’s throats.
The Pick: Michigan -7 (2)
Western Kentucky at Army (-5.5), Over/Under 52
Western Kentucky could not stop the run whatsoever in week 1, so I don’t expect that to get any easier against Army’s triple option in all honesty. Army should run them to death (metaphorically).
The Pick: Army -5.5 (5)
Georgia State at UNC (-26), Over/Under 66
This was a late add to my board, but my god I love it. UNC is going to be pissed off after a let-down performance against VT this past week. UNC is going to come out firing and win by 30+, with Howell once again looking like a Heisman favorite should.
The Pick: UNC -26 (4)
San Diego State at Arizona (-1.5), Over/Under 46.5
Personally, I just think the wrong team is favored here. Watched Arizona last week and they are putrid. Let’s go Aztecs.
The Pick: San Diego State +1.5 (4)
10 point, 3-Team teaser (5):
Wisconsin under 62
10 point, 3-Team teaser (5)
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