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Bowl Season

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Minnesota vs. Kansas
Thursday 12/31 05:30 PM Eastern
5 units on Minnesota +8.5 (-110) (risk 5 to win 4.6)

The Jayhawks had high hopes bringing back a lot of the key pieces from a 12-1 team a year ago. That team however never had to play Texas, Texas Tech or Oklahoma .So although the...

31

Pittsburgh vs. Oregon State
Thursday 12/31 02:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Pittsburgh +1.5 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

The Panthers opened the season in disappointment when they fell at home to Bowling Green. It set perceptions, but it was probably their worst game of the year. There is no doubt...

31

Air Force vs. Houston
Thursday 12/31 12:00 PM Eastern
5 units on Air Force +4 (-110) (risk 5 to win 4.6)Pick: 3 units on Game Total OVER 66 -110

Houston's offense is one of the best in the country and as the season moved along, it got better. These teams met early on in what was to be a 31-28 Air Force victory. The C...

06

Ball State vs. Tulsa
Tuesday 01/06 08:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Ball State +0 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)Pick: 2 units on Game Total OVER 76.5 -110

If you like scoring, you'll love this game. Tulsa put up 56 or more points in six games this season and gained 565 yards a game and averaged 47.4 ppg. Ball State put up 459....

05

Ohio State vs. Texas
Monday 01/05 08:15 PM Eastern
2 units on Ohio State +8 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

This is not what Texas expected after beating Oklahoma, who is now playing in the BCS Championship game. It is hard to imagine this team will be as focused as they were in that ...

03

Buffalo vs. Connecticut
Saturday 01/03 12:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Connecticut -6.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Buffalo Bulls are off what has to be one of their biggest victories in the history of the program, as they knocked off a previous unbeaten Ball State team. That has really h...

02

Utah vs. Alabama
Friday 01/02 08:15 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total OVER 45.5 -110

This is a well-balanced Utah team that has scored 30 points or more in nine games this year. The same can be said for Alabama that has scored 29 or more in eight games on the se...

02

Eastern Carolina vs. Kentucky
Friday 01/02 05:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Kentucky +3 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)Pick: 3 units on Game Total OVER 41 -110

East Carolina was the surprise of the country in the early going. They beat Virginia Tech and West Virginia in back-to-back games to open the season - vaulting them into the nat...

01

Virginia Tech vs. Cincinnati
Thursday 01/01 08:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Virginia Tech +2.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)Pick: 3 units on Game Total OVER 41.5 -110

Virginia Tech struggled to find continuity on offense this season, but where they seemed to thrive was in their biggest games against the top defenses. They scored 30 points aga...

01

Penn State vs. U S C
Thursday 01/01 04:30 PM Eastern
5 units on Penn State +8 (-110) (risk 5 to win 4.6)Pick: 3 units on Game Total OVER 45 -110

It is hard to believe with the success that Penn State has had, that this will be their first Rose Bowl appearance since 1994-95. Coach Paterno has been a mastermind preparing h...

01

Iowa vs. South Carolina
Thursday 01/01 11:00 AM Eastern
3 units on Game Total OVER 43 -110

The Gamecocks' defense put up some impressive numbers on their way to a No. 11 defensive ranking among the 120 NCAAF teams this season. A closer look however reveals that ou...

30

Oregon vs. Oklahoma State
Tuesday 12/30 08:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total OVER 76.5 -110

This could turn out to be a very entertaining game. We have two teams that are equally powerful on offense ranking #7 and #8 in the country. Both are producing well over 40 ppg....

30

Western Michigan vs. Rice
Tuesday 12/30 08:00 PM Eastern
5 units on Western Michigan +3 (-110) (risk 5 to win 4.6)Pick: 3 units on Game Total OVER 73.5 -110

This may be one of the highest scoring Bowl games of the season. The Broncos scored 3+ TDs on all but one opponent this season, and over their last five games Rice scored five o...

30

Nevada vs. Maryland
Tuesday 12/30 04:30 PM Eastern
4 units on Maryland +1.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

After barely escaping their opener against Delaware 14-7, Maryland went on to lose their next game to Middle Tennessee State and it sure looked like a long season was in store f...

29

Northwestern vs. Missouri
Monday 12/29 08:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total OVER 66 -110

This has to be a disappointing spot for the Tigers. They had a big season last year and expectations were high, expecting similar results this season. But they fell well short. ...

29

North Carolina State vs. Rutgers
Monday 12/29 03:00 PM Eastern
3 units on North Carolina State +8.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

These are probably the two most improbable teams to meet in a Bowl matchup. North Carolina State won their last four games and Rutgers won their last six to become Bowl eligible...

27

Miami vs. California
Saturday 12/27 08:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Miami +10 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

Miami has been a hard team to figure out offensively. They have used two QBs with neither being highly effective. They rank only No. 87 on offense basead on yards. Although that...

23

T C U vs. Boise State
Tuesday 12/23 08:00 PM Eastern
4 units on T C U -3 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

This should be the top Bowl game prior to New Year's Day. Boise State is undefeated and TCU has just two losses that came to teams heading to BCS Bowls. The public has made ...

Week 15

06

Missouri vs. Oklahoma
Saturday 12/06 08:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Oklahoma -16.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)Pick: 2 units on Game Total UNDER 78.5 -110

The Oklahoma Sooners can likely play themselves into a National Championship game with a win in the Big 12 Title game over Missouri. The Sooners have been absolutely destroying ...

06

Western Kentucky at Florida International
Saturday 12/06 07:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Western Kentucky +8 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

These teams have both had disappointing finishes down the stretch. Western Kentucky opened with promise at 2-2, but has since dropped seven straight games. Florida International...

06

Alabama vs. Florida
Saturday 12/06 04:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Florida -10 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

Everyone seems to be incredulous that the #1 team in the nation could be getting ten points. How can Bama not be the pick here? There's actualyl good reason. It would seem s...

06

East Carolina at Tulsa
Saturday 12/06 12:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Tulsa -12 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

At the beginning of the year it looked as though this East Carolina team was going to be special. They had back-to-back eye-opening upsets over Virginia Tech, who's playing ...

Week 14

29

Notre Dame at U S C
Saturday 11/29 08:00 PM Eastern
4 units on U S C -32 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The Trojans let one slip away on the road vs Oregon State and will probably live to want that one over as it is their only blemish and will likely keep them out of the...

29

Oklahoma at Oklahoma State
Saturday 11/29 08:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total UNDER 72.5 -110

After watching Oklahoma vs. Texas Tech, many believe the Sooners could top this total by themselves. That was a team on a mission, making a statement, playing at home with reven...

29

Florida International at Florida Atlantic
Saturday 11/29 04:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Florida International +4 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

It has been a disappointing year for Florida Atlantic as they thought they had the talent to capture the Sun Belt Conference Championship. They not only fell short, they don'...

29

Baylor at Texas Tech
Saturday 11/29 03:30 PM Eastern
5 units on Texas Tech -20.5 (-110) (risk 5 to win 4.6)

The Red Raiders were totally humiliated by the Sooners in Norman last week and it put their National Championship hopes to sleep. How will they react? What is important now is a...

29

North Carolina at Duke
Saturday 11/29 03:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total UNDER 44 -110

Duke looked like a team that could possibly threaten to become Bowl eligible at the beginning of the year with a new coach and veteran team, but it just wasn't in the cards....

29

Kansas at Missouri
Saturday 11/29 12:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Missouri -15.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

After riding through the regular season last year with a single loss, the Jayhawks expected to be right in the thick of things again this season. The fact is they were fortunate...

29

South Carolina at Clemson
Saturday 11/29 12:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total UNDER 41 -110

The Gamecocks are probably an offensive skill player and a QB away from being a great team. They rank 11th in the country on defense, despite getting blown out by Florida, who i...

Week 13

25

Navy at Northern Illinois
Tuesday 11/25 07:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total UNDER 52 -110

Northern Illinois will enter this one with the No. 21 ranked defense in the country allowing just 18.3 ppg. The fact that Navy will provide a one-dimensional attack should allow...

25

Western Michigan at Ball State
Tuesday 11/25 07:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total UNDER 55 -110

Ball State will continue their quest to finish unbeaten as they face Western Michigan at home in their MAC finale. The Cards get a lot of ink on the offensive side of the ball, ...

22

Texas Tech at Oklahoma
Saturday 11/22 08:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total UNDER 77 -110

We've cashed backing Tech for two straight weeks as they handed both Texas and Oklahoma State losses. This is yet another huge game in Norman, where the unbeaten Red Raiders...

22

Boise State at Nevada
Saturday 11/22 04:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Nevada +6 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Boise State is once again poised to be a BCS buster as they bring their undefeated team to Nevada for a crucial game against the Wolfpack. The one thing this Wolfpack team will ...

22

Boston College at Wake Forest
Saturday 11/22 03:30 PM Eastern
2 units on Boston College +2 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

The ACC is a mess with eight of the twelve teams riding into this weekend with either six or seven wins. Needless to say every game is crucial now to see how this thing sorts it...

22

U T E P at Houston
Saturday 11/22 03:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Houston -16.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)Pick: 3 units on Game Total UNDER 77 -110

The Cougars have an explosive offense and after a poor 1-3 start to their season, they have caught fire. The Cougs have gone 5-1 in their last six. They have out-scored their la...

22

Tulane at Tulsa
Saturday 11/22 03:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total UNDER 75 -110

The first loss suffered by Tulsa has taken some of the heart and steam out of this team. They managed just 23 at Arkansas and followed up with just 30 vs. a not-so-good Houston ...

21

Buffalo at Bowling Green
Friday 11/21 06:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Buffalo +3.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Buffalo may be better than even their 6-4 record would indicate. Their four losses have come to Missouri, Pittsburgh, Central Michigan and Western Michigan. They have yet to los...

Week 12

18

N. Illinois at Kent State
Tuesday 11/18 07:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total UNDER 51 -110

Kent State has not had a lot of success as they have lived and died by their talented QB Julian Edelman. Edelman leads the team with over 1,000 yards rushing and has thrown for ...

15

U C L A at Washington
Saturday 11/15 10:15 PM Eastern
3 units on Washington +7 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Washington Huskies did themselves no favors by scheduling their three out of conference games against BYU, Notre Dame and Oklahoma. The schedule has been brutal, and while h...

15

Mississippi State at Alabama
Saturday 11/15 07:45 PM Eastern
5 units on Alabama -22 (-110) (risk 5 to win 4.6)

The Tide has secured their fate in their own hands now. If they run the table, no one can keep them out of the National Championship game. They have a coach that has been there ...

15

B Y U at Air Force
Saturday 11/15 03:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Air Force +5.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

This is a very dangerous spot for the Cougars who have a date next week with Utah who is unbeaten in the conference. BYU could move into a first place tie with a win in that one...

15

Minnesota at Wisconsin
Saturday 11/15 03:30 PM Eastern
4 units on Minnesota +13.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

How the perception of these teams has changed. Minnesota was rolling along at 7-1, but then took a couple tumbles. Wisconsin had lost five of six, before finding the win column ...

15

Ohio State at Illinois
Saturday 11/15 12:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Illinois +9.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The public is swarming Ohio State in this one. Not so fast. The Illini are off a loss to Western Michigan, so how are they going to stay in the game vs. the Buckeyes? If you thi...

Week 11

12

Temple at Kent State
Wednesday 11/12 08:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total UNDER 45.5 -110

This was supposed to be a potential Bowl year for the Owls, but at 3-6 those hopes are gone. The senior-laden team has experienced numerous injuries and the offense has been spu...

08

Oklahoma State at Texas Tech
Saturday 11/08 08:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Texas Tech -3 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

I think there is something to be learned from what Texas just did. The Longhorns played their biggest game of the year against an unbeaten Oklahoma team and won. Everyone was pi...

08

Arizona State at Washington
Saturday 11/08 07:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Washington +14.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The Sun Devils were supposed to contend for the Pac-10 title. However, they lost a couple of games and totally quit on their coach. Their season was spoiled in week three with a...

08

Kansas State at Missouri
Saturday 11/08 07:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Missouri -27 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Tigers, a team with national Championship aspirations, lost in consecutive weeks to Oklahoma State and Texas. That was a tough and disappointing strech for them. But, there ...

08

Arizona at Washington State
Saturday 11/08 05:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Washington State +41 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

After getting buried by Oregon State on the road by 53, followed by a loss to USC at home by 69, the Cougars lost last week on the road at Stanford 58-0. How can I possibly back...

08

Stanford at Oregon
Saturday 11/08 03:30 PM Eastern
1 unit on Stanford +425 (moneyline) (risk 1 to win 4.3)

The 2006 version of the Cardinal won just one game, but it was a big one. They went up to Washington in November as an 18 point underdog, and walked out with a win 20-3. La...

Week 10

01

Texas at Texas Tech
Saturday 11/01 08:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Texas Tech +4 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Here we have yet another huge game in the Big-12, as the #1 Longhorns travel to Lubbock to take on Texas Tech. The Longhorns have had the toughest stretch of four games, perhaps...

01

Louisville at Syracuse
Saturday 11/01 07:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Syracuse +14 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Syracuse has certainly fallen hard from the annual Bowl trips they were making not very long ago. They now have gained the reputation of a loser, and not to many are interested ...

01

Iowa at Illinois
Saturday 11/01 03:30 PM Eastern
4 units on Iowa +2.5 (-105) (risk 4 to win 3.8)

The Illini have not been nearly as potent as they were last year and as the schedule toughens, the flaws have been shining through. The Illini have managed just two wins in thei...

01

Temple at Navy
Saturday 11/01 03:30 PM Eastern
4 units on Game Total UNDER 45 -110

The Owls have really struggled producing points on the season as they have been held to 14 points or less in five games. They have failed to find the end-zone in three of those ...

01

Hawaii at Utah State
Saturday 11/01 03:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Utah State +7 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

This Aggies team is definitely on the improve, having served notice last week. They went to Fresno State and scored with :38 seconds left to take a 28-27 lead, only to watch a 5...

01

Kentucky at Mississippi State
Saturday 11/01 02:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Kentucky +2.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)Pick: 3 units on Game Total OVER 38.5 -110

There is value on the Wildcats here, based on their 63-5 loss last week. Last week they were a completely depleted team physically and emotionally. They were a 25 point underdog...

01

Air Force at Army
Saturday 11/01 12:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total OVER 40.5 -110

These teams meet every season, and there are few surprises as both like to employ the triple option on offense. Army, after a slow start, has been really effective running it in...

Week 9

25

North Texas at Troy
Saturday 10/25 07:00 PM Eastern
3 units on North Texas +24 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Troy has yet to lose in Sun Belt play this season, but haven't faced the type of teams they have had in the most recent past. They have yet to put one on a team. Their large...

25

Colorado at Missouri
Saturday 10/25 06:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Missouri -24.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Missouri got caught sleeping vs. a good Oklahoma State team two weeks ago in a look ahead spot with the Longhorns on deck. Then, they caught a REALLY good Horns team last week w...

25

Wyoming at T C U
Saturday 10/25 06:00 PM Eastern
3 units on T C U -30.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

This seems like a lot of points but Wyoming may have trouble locating the endzone if they had no defense in front of them. The Cowpokes have been truly awful on offensive, sport...

25

Bowling Green at N. Illinois
Saturday 10/25 04:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total UNDER 46.5 -110

Bowling Green is an interesting team as they play their best football on the road. While they remain winless at home, they are 3-1 on the road. A win here will actually have the...

25

Georgia at L S U
Saturday 10/25 03:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Georgia +1 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

There was a lot of speculation at the beginning of the season that this would be a game with National Title implications, with both teams possibly arriving unbeaten. It hasn'...

25

Virginia Tech at Florida State
Saturday 10/25 03:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total OVER 43.5 -110

Under Frank Beamer, Virginia Tech has a reputation for being a big defenisve team, and one that capitalizes on turning the opponent over. They are know to have great s...

25

E. Michigan at Ball State
Saturday 10/25 12:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Ball State -25 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Eastern Michigan comes in off a disaster vs. Akron. They led with 30 seconds left and block an Akron game winning FG attempt. Game over, right? No! Akron picks it up and advance...

24

Boise State at San Jose State
Friday 10/24 09:00 PM Eastern
4 units on San Jose State +7 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

Boise State is again undefeated which seems to be the norm in Boise every year. I don't think this is the same type of team the Broncos have had in the past howeve. Evidence...

23

Auburn at W. Virginia
Thursday 10/23 07:45 PM Eastern
3 units on Auburn +3 (-105) (risk 3 to win 2.9)

The Mountaineers were supposed to contend for a National Title contender this season, with Pat White and Noel Devine spearheading a big offense. After back-to-back losses to Eas...

Week 8

21

Ohio at Temple
Tuesday 10/21 08:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total UNDER 42.5 -110

The Bobcats will be playing in their third straight on the road in this one and an offense that has managed under 20 points per game (less the VMI game) has managed only 14 per ...

18

Houston at S M U
Saturday 10/18 08:00 PM Eastern
4 units on S M U +13.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

Houston is one of those teams that plays to the level of competition. Last week they were down at home 20-3 to a bad UAB team and had to pour it on in the second half to win. Th...

18

L S U at South Carolina
Saturday 10/18 08:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total UNDER 45 -110

The Tigers are off of their worst loss in quite a while, getting smacked around by the Gators in the Swamp. LSU could muster just 21 points in that game. Meanwhile, South Caroli...

18

Missouri at Texas
Saturday 10/18 08:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Missouri +4.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

It seems like every time you look at the schedule, there is a BIG-12 game going on with National Title implications. This week is no different! Texas took care of business last ...

18

Oregon State at Washington
Saturday 10/18 07:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Washington +16 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The Huskies have had this game circled since Oregon State took a cheap hit on a Washington player that knocked him out of the game last year. For a winless team, it gives them s...

18

Michigan at Penn State
Saturday 10/18 04:30 PM Eastern
4 units on Penn State -24.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

With Ohio State on deck, will Penn State show up for this one? You bet! Many might be thinking that, but certainly I disagree. Penn State has not beaten Michigan since 1996, and...

18

Toledo at N. Illinois
Saturday 10/18 04:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total UNDER 48.5 -110

Toledo is usually in the thick of things in the MAC, but not this year. The Rockets are off to a 2-4 start, having managed 16 or fewer points in four of their six games. Their o...

18

Vanderbilt at Georgia
Saturday 10/18 12:30 PM Eastern
2 units on Vanderbilt +425 (moneyline) (risk 2 to win 8.5)

I don't think many would have expected these teams to come into this game with identical 5-1 records, but here they are. Georgia was supposed to run the table and make a Cha...

Week 7

11

U C L A at Oregon
Saturday 10/11 10:15 PM Eastern
4 units on Oregon -19.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

UCLA has held its own at home, fueled mostly by a defense that has kept them in games. They have taken to the road once, losing to BYU 59-0. They motivated in that game by reven...

11

Iowa State at Baylor
Saturday 10/11 07:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Iowa State +5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Bears thought they had bridged the gap to the big-boys in the Big-12, but were destroyed at home by Oklahoma 49-17 last week. All the talk of the reborn Bears team, and stan...

11

Miami Ohio at N. Illinois
Saturday 10/11 04:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total UNDER 43 -110

Miami Ohio struggled once again last week offensively, as they got just 10 points at home vs Temple. They have now managed just 49 points in their four games vs FBS teams, or 12...

11

Temple at C. Michigan
Saturday 10/11 04:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Temple +7.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Temple has relied on their defense to stay in games after losing their QB, but Chester Stewart had a coming out party last week, and has to be confident. He three for three scor...

11

W. Michigan at Buffalo
Saturday 10/11 03:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total UNDER 52.5 -110

The Broncos will put their unbeaten MAC record on the line as they travel to face the Bulls in Buffalo. Buffalo has had problems putting points on the board equal to their offen...

11

Nebraska at Texas Tech
Saturday 10/11 03:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Texas Tech -20.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The Nebraska defense was really exposed in a big way last week on their own home field. The Cornhuskers allowed 663 yards to a potent Missouri attack, and now will play on the r...

11

Minnesota at Illinois
Saturday 10/11 12:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Minnesota +12.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Gophers are perhaps one of the most improved teams in the country. Last year their lone win came early against Miami Ohio, but this year they are 5-1 and Bowl worthy with a ...

09

Clemson at Wake Forest
Thursday 10/09 07:45 PM Eastern
4 units on Clemson +2.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

When Clemson dropped their opener to Alabama, everyone thought it was an upset. Looking back, it was anything but, as the Tide has shown to be one of the top teams in the nation...

Week 6

07

Troy at Florida Atlantic
Tuesday 10/07 08:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Florida Atlantic +4 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

Troy and Florida Atlantic hookup in Sun Belt action in a matchup of what were supposed to be the top two teams in the conference. Florida Atlantic saw that dream vanish on the l...

04

Florida International at North Texas
Saturday 10/04 07:00 PM Eastern
3 units on North Texas +6.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

How do you back a team giving up 55 points per game - one that gave up 77 points in three quarters last week? A lot of it has to do with the fact they have played teams that are...

04

Texas at Colorado
Saturday 10/04 07:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Colorado +13.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

We have watched top team after top team get knocked off this year with Florida, Georgia, USC, and Ohio State all going down already. Last week three of the top four teams lost. ...

04

Temple at Miami Ohio
Saturday 10/04 03:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Temple +7 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Here we have two teams starved for a win. Temple has struggled to move the ball, but will finally play against a team that will offer little resistance (the Redbirds stop unit h...

04

Ohio at W. Michigan
Saturday 10/04 02:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total UNDER 52.5 -110

Two teams heading in opposite directions clash in MAC play as W. Michigan hosts the Bobcats. Western Michigan is fresh off a defensive struggle (and win) versus Temple. The win ...

04

Arkansas at Florida
Saturday 10/04 12:30 PM Eastern
4 units on Arkansas +25 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

After watching Arkansas get buried by Texas last week, you knew this would be a huge spread. But is Arkansas that bad? Texas hates Arkansas, so you knew they would not play a le...

04

Oklahoma at Baylor
Saturday 10/04 12:30 PM Eastern
4 units on Baylor +27 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

Oklahoma, the new #1 team in the nation, is very good. But are they, on the road, 27 points better than Baylor? Perhaps they are, but will they play that way before Texas weeken...

04

Duke at Georgia Tech
Saturday 10/04 12:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total UNDER 45.5 -110

The Blue Devils at 3-1? It looks like a misprint. But they actually should be 4-0. This is no doubt an inspired and improved team. They are off their largest margin of victory s...

Week 5

30

Florida Atlantic at Middle Tennessee State
Tuesday 09/30 08:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Florida Atlantic +3 (-120) (risk 2 to win 1.7)

Florida Atlantic is off two straight losses by a combined score of 54-3. Their other loss of the season was by a score of 52-10. Middle Tennessee has gotten a lot of credit for ...

27

Nevada at U N L V
Saturday 09/27 10:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Nevada +4 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The annual battle for the Freemont Cannon takes center stage in Vegas here. When you look at the Nevada defensive numbers they look scarily bad. They rank #107 in the country, h...

27

Alabama at Georgia
Saturday 09/27 07:45 PM Eastern
4 units on Georgia -6 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

Alabama seems to be the pick of choice for most in this one as they have gotten a lot of ink after their 4-0 start. Georgia started the season ranked #1 but despite also going 4...

27

Colorado at Florida State
Saturday 09/27 03:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Colorado +5.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Here we get two top BCS schools, both who have been down for a bit, coming back to life. The Noles offense got a quick dose of reality last week. After scoring 115 in their firs...

27

Kent State at Ball State
Saturday 09/27 12:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Ball State -17.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

After beating Indiana 42-20 last week to improve to 4-0, Ball State may be in position to run the table. The Cardinals offense has been balanced and lethal, as Nate Davis has co...

27

Michigan State at Indiana
Saturday 09/27 12:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Indiana +8 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

This game represents the single-biggest lopsided affair this week from a betting perspective as over 71% of the public is on the Spartans. Despite that, the line has actually mo...

27

Pittsburgh at Syracuse
Saturday 09/27 12:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Syracuse +15.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

How things have changed at Syracuse over the last several years. Once a fixture in the Top 25, the Orange have fallen from competitiveness. All you hear about is how the Cuse is...

25

U S C at Oregon State
Thursday 09/25 09:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Oregon State +25 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

We're 8-2 thus far on our mid-week CFB plays. We look to take that to 9-2 with this pick. The Trojans take their #1 ranking to Corvallis to take on the Beavers of Oregon Sta...

Week 4

20

Fresno State at Toledo
Saturday 09/20 08:15 PM Eastern
3 units on Toledo +7 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

This is a very difficult spot for Fresno State. They had the big win over Rutgers and needed a win vs. Wisconsin last week to establish legitimacy. With a win in that game, and ...

20

Rice at Texas
Saturday 09/20 07:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total OVER 70 -110

This could be a bad spot for Rice. They are catching Texas off a bye last week created by hurricane Ike. That means there well prepared, well rested, and probably will be seeing...

20

Utah at Air Force
Saturday 09/20 04:00 PM Eastern
5 units on Air Force +8.5 (-110) (risk 5 to win 4.6)

On paper this game looks like a total mismatch. Utah has the more athletic team, and has a big advantage in team speed, and the better QB. But the game isn't played on paper...

20

Florida at Tennessee
Saturday 09/20 03:30 PM Eastern
5 units on Tennessee +7.5 (-110) (risk 5 to win 4.6)

I said it in the Arkansas write-up, but I'll say it again. Giving a TD+ on the road in SEC play is dangerous territory. There is a payback at play here, as the Vols feel lik...

20

Buffalo at Missouri
Saturday 09/20 02:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total OVER 71 -110

Make no mistake about it, Missouri could cover this total themselves. In fact they fell just short of it last week with 69. This Tigers team is scoring on just about every posse...

20

Alabama at Arkansas
Saturday 09/20 12:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Arkansas +9.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The SEC has now gone into the record books with five teams in the top 10. Top to bottom this is the best conference in football right now. It is very very difficult to play anyw...

20

Florida Atlantic at Minnesota
Saturday 09/20 12:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Florida Atlantic +7 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Florida Atlantic made a good showing against a tough Michigan State team last week. There was one difference maker on the field for Michigan State, who managed just 339 yards of...

20

Temple at Penn State
Saturday 09/20 12:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total UNDER 55.5 -110

This game could get ugly, as Penn State has been hanging some huge numbers against some meager competiton. The question is, how much will Penn State score? Let's not forget ...

Week 3

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Kansas State at Louisville
Wednesday 09/17 08:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Louisville +5.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)Pick: 3 units on Game Total UNDER 56 -110

The Wildcats have lit-up the scoreboard in their first two games, putting up 45 against North Texas and 69 against Montana State. But don't be fooled. Last year this team ta...

13

Wisconsin at Fresno State
Saturday 09/13 10:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Fresno State +2.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

These are always dangerous games for top BCS teams going on the road and playing a team that has a chance to relly make a name for itself. That's especially true when the te...

13

North Texas at L S U
Saturday 09/13 08:00 PM Eastern
4 units on L S U -41.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

A bit chalky here you might say? Hardly! Maybe these big lined games get passed on by the average bettor who can't make heads or tails of them, but they are loaded with valu...

13

Ohio State at U S C
Saturday 09/13 08:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total UNDER 44.5 -110

While we don't have a side pick on this one, we do have a pick in the top billed game of the season. This is a game in which the loser may likely say good-bye to a possible ...

13

Auburn at Mississippi State
Saturday 09/13 07:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Mississippi State +10 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

Auburn lost to Mississippi State last year at home, so they will be playing with revenge. But do they have the offense to exact the desired revenge? If so, the next question is,...

13

S M U at Texas Tech
Saturday 09/13 07:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Texas Tech -36 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

It's been over 70 years since Texas Tech has started back-to-back seasons at 3-0, and they will undoubtedly do it here. This is Mike Leach's best team ever, thanks to a ...

13

East Carolina at Tulane
Saturday 09/13 03:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Tulane +13 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

Over 70% of the betting public is on East Carolina in this one as they are buying in to the hype. What a complete role reversal we are seeing, as the hunter is now the hunted. E...

13

Ball State at Akron
Saturday 09/13 01:05 PM Eastern
2 units on Akron +234 (moneyline) (risk 2 to win 4.7)

I pointed out that these teams could very well go down to the last possession here, and Akron has had a lot of success in home openers over the years. The odds are value laden i...

13

Ball State at Akron
Saturday 09/13 01:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Akron +7 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Ball State heads to Akron for the opener of Mid-American Conference play for both teams. Ball has faced two soft teams, beating a rebuilding Navy team and easily getting past No...

13

California at Maryland
Saturday 09/13 12:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Maryland +14 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

We faded Maryland last week and good thing as the Terps lost by 10 points as a 12.5 point favorite. They have not been able to get anything going on offense, and they will ...

11

North Carolina at Rutgers
Thursday 09/11 07:45 PM Eastern
4 units on North Carolina +5.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

Rutgers has found that life after Ray Rice is going to be difficult. Last week they were held to less than 10 points in a game for just the second time in 29 games. Mike Teel mo...

Week 2

06

Miami at Florida
Saturday 09/06 08:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total UNDER 51.5 -110

How far this game has dropped in National significance? A lot. But this is still a heated battle with recruiting implications. Miami was a QB factory for many years, but the pas...

06

Maryland at Middle Tennessee State
Saturday 09/06 07:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Middle Tennessee State +13 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Things got a bit dicey for Maryland last week as they almost lost to Delaware at home, in the end surviving 14-7. This has to be a concern for the Terps as Delaware is in a rebu...

06

Northwestern at Duke
Saturday 09/06 07:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total UNDER 44 -110

Perenially, Duke is a program in turmoil that just never seems to compete in the ACC. As good as the basketball program has been, their football team has been equally bad. They ...

06

S. Florida at C. Florida
Saturday 09/06 07:00 PM Eastern
3 units on C. Florida +14 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Make no mistake - Central Florida did not appreciate the 64-12 burial they suffered last season at the hands of S. Florida. I expect UCF to be stoked for this one. Last year the...

06

California at Washington State
Saturday 09/06 06:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Washington State +13.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

California had a lot of skilled players that underachieved last season, leading to a disappointing 7-6 mark. They still have a lot of talent, but never seem to rise to the level...

06

Texas Tech at Nevada
Saturday 09/06 03:30 PM Eastern
5 units on Nevada +10.5 (-110) (risk 5 to win 4.6)

Texas Tech knows one thing - get the ball and score as quickly as possible. Nevada isn't known by many in the country, but this is a !GOOD1! team that is very talented, havi...

06

Connecticut at Temple
Saturday 09/06 12:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Temple +235 (moneyline) (risk 2 to win 4.7)

We hit big on Thursday with Vanderbilt on the moneyline. We are going to take another shot here at a big upset call. The Owls are eager to have the Big East powers turn red by b...

06

Connectuct at Temple
Saturday 09/06 12:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Temple +7 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Sometimes it is good to have a short memory while other times (like this one) it is good to remember the past. The Owls won five games last year, but were only credited with fou...

06

Ohio at Ohio State
Saturday 09/06 12:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total UNDER 46 -110

This game doesn't bode well for Ohio University. It is about as unwinnable a game as Coach Solich could possibly face. With his MAC opener next week vs Central Michigan, I d...

04

South Carolina at Vanderbilt
Thursday 09/04 08:35 PM Eastern
1 unit on Vanderbilt +350 (moneyline) (risk 1 to win 3.5)

We are going to go out on a big limb here and pick the Commodores in an upset. In addition to what we have written above, we note that home teams off double digit road wins are ...

04

South Carolina at Vanderbilt
Thursday 09/04 08:30 PM Eastern
4 units on Vanderbilt +10 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)Pick: 3 units on Game Total UNDER 41.5 -110

An SEC early-season matchup brings Steve Spurrier's high-profile Gamecocks to Vanderbilt. The home team is expected to get blown out. We beg to differ. While most expect thi...

Week 1

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Colorado vs. Colorado State
Sunday 08/31 07:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Colorado -11 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

After watching Barrack Obama accept his party's nomination here on Thursday night, Denver's Mile High Stadium gets back to football. The Mile High showdown will have cen...

31

Kentucky at Louisville
Sunday 08/31 03:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total UNDER 56 -110

This is a "reputation" total, as most college football fans are used to seeing these teams put up big numbers on offense. There is one big difference between these tea...

30

Louisiana Monroe at Auburn
Saturday 08/30 07:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Auburn -26 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

Auburn did not get out to a good start last season, posting a 1-2 record through their first three games. They did start to gel as a young team as the season progressed, fi...

30

Memphis at Mississippi
Saturday 08/30 07:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total UNDER 54 -110

Last season, Memphis  depended on offense to propel them to a winning record, finishing at 7-6. They have a good corp of recievers returning. But, they don't get b...

30

N. Illinois at Minnesota
Saturday 08/30 07:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total UNDER 58.5 -110

The Golden Gophers were snake-bit last season, avoiding an 0-12 season with a thrilling triple-OT game vs Miami Ohio. They lost five games by 6 points or less, and had...

30

W. Michigan at Nebraska
Saturday 08/30 07:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total UNDER 59 -110

The Huskers didn't make it to a Bowl last year for the second time in four years -  unheard of at Nebraska. The long storied history of this team harkens back memo...

30

Tulsa at U A B
Saturday 08/30 04:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total UNDER 67 -110

The Blazers offense was very inconsistent last year, and this season enter with a new, unproven QB. The good news is the defense, very inexperienced last year, returns nine ...

30

Akron at Wisconsin
Saturday 08/30 12:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Wisconsin -26.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Coach Bielema has taken this Wisconsin team to January Bowl games his first two years. But this may in fact, be his best team yet. The offensive line is one of the best in ...

29

Temple at Army
Friday 08/29 07:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total UNDER 43.5 -110

Army has not fielded a good team in years, but at least this year's version will face a much softer schedule than normal. But with only eight starters returning from la...

28

North Carolina State at South Carolina
Thursday 08/28 08:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total UNDER 45.5 -110

South Carolina really crumbled last season. Sure, they looked like the surprise team in the SEC when they jumped out to a 6-1 mark, reaching a #6 national ranking. But they then...

28

Vanderbilt at Miami Ohio
Thursday 08/28 07:30 PM Eastern
4 units on Game Total UNDER 41 -110

Vanderbilt could find themselves winless this season in the tough SEC. This is a team with just nine seniors on their entire squad! The offense is returning only three star...

28

U T E P at Buffalo
Thursday 08/28 07:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Buffalo -3 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

After a 1-4 start last season Buffalo finished strong producing a winning record in their last seven games. Overall the Bulls went 5-3 in the MAC and outgained confere...