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Bowl Season

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Oregon vs. Auburn
Monday 01/10 08:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Oregon +1.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)Pick: 2 units on Game Total UNDER 72.5 -110 (risk 2 to win 1.8)

If you are like me, you have had trouble waiting for this game. We get an undefeated SEC powerhouse with the Heisman trophy winner vs. an undefeated Oregon team that won their g...

09

Boston College vs. Nevada
Sunday 01/09 09:05 PM Eastern
2 units on Boston College +250 (moneyline) (risk 2 to win 5)

The Nevada Wolfpack has now put together four good seasons in a row, having earned the right to play in their fourth straight Bowl game. This team has simply not translated well...

09

Boston College vs. Nevada
Sunday 01/09 09:00 PM Eastern
5 units on Boston College +7.5 (-110) (risk 5 to win 4.6)

The Boston College Eagles will be playing in their 12th straight Bowl game. This team has been one of the best Bowl teams over the years, especially when placed in the role of a...

07

Texas A & M vs. L S U
Friday 01/07 08:00 PM Eastern
4 units on L S U -1 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)Pick: 4 units on Game Total OVER 49 -110 (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The Texas A&M Aggies really came on strong at the end of the season, finishing the season 6-0 both straight-up and ATS. The offense in the last six games produced 33 points ...

06

Middle Tenn State at Miami Ohio
Thursday 01/06 08:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Miami Ohio +1 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The Miami Ohio Redbirds were an unlikely Bowl candidate to start the season. They were coming off a disasterous 1-11 season and over their last 16 games they were !BAD!, going j...

04

Arkansas vs. Ohio State
Tuesday 01/04 08:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Ohio State -3 (-115) (risk 3 to win 2.6)

Most that watched the Bowl games on New Year's Day would come away with the take that the SEC is light years ahead of the Big-10. Florida, Alabama and Mississippi State took...

03

Virginia Tech vs. Stanford
Monday 01/03 08:20 PM Eastern
2 units on Virginia Tech +3.5 (-115) (risk 2 to win 1.7)

Virginia Tech started the season with a very high-profile loss to Boise State. They followed that up with a loss to James Madison in a game in which they were favored by 33 poin...

01

Connecticut vs. Oklahoma
Saturday 01/01 08:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Connecticut +16 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

This is David vs. Goliath and my guess is that the Oklahoma Sooners aren't feeling very motivated by what is deemed a vastly inferior opponent. The Huskies were at long...

01

T C U vs. Wisconsin
Saturday 01/01 05:00 PM Eastern
4 units on T C U -3 (-105) (risk 4 to win 3.8)

TCU came within an eyelash of playing for a National Title. Will they lose their edge? Hardly. A Rose Bowl invite is enough to motivate any team, and especially an unbeaten one ...

01

Michigan vs. Mississippi State
Saturday 01/01 01:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Michigan +3.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

There are some great dynamics working here. While the Michigan defense has been disappointing, the offense with a healthy Denard Robinson is a very tall task for any defense. Mi...

01

Penn State at Florida
Saturday 01/01 01:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total OVER 48 +100 (risk 3 to win 3)

The Outback Bowl will feature a pair of teams that finished what has to be considered disappointing 7-5 campaigns. Last year these teams had far more impressive runs. The Gators...

01

Northwestern vs. Texas Tech
Saturday 01/01 12:00 PM Eastern
5 units on Northwestern +9 (-115) (risk 5 to win 4.4)

I think the Northwestern Wildcats have an advantage when they make it to a Bowl game. Even without Dan Persa, I like the motivational spot here for Northwestern. The Wildcats sh...

31

Florida State at South Carolina
Friday 12/31 07:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Florida State +3 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Gamecocks had a shot at a BCS Bowl, but lost the SEC Championship game to Auburn. The Ole Ball Coach was humiliated in that game, 56-17. This Bowl is quite a comedown f...

31

South Florida vs. Clemson
Friday 12/31 12:05 PM Eastern
2 units on South Florida +190 (moneyline) (risk 2 to win 3.8)

One of the keys to Bowl games is motivation. The Clemson Tigers thought they could compete to win the ACC Championship. They subsequently ended the season at just 6-6 and barely...

31

South Florida vs. Clemson
Friday 12/31 12:00 PM Eastern
3 units on South Florida +5.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

It has been a disappointing year for the Tigers. They had aspirations of winning the ACC Championship, but fell light years short and barely qualified for a Bowl at 6-6. When yo...

30

Kansas State vs. Syracuse
Thursday 12/30 03:20 PM Eastern
3 units on Kansas State +1 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Syracuse used to be a Bowl mainstay but the program had recently done a belly-flop. Now the Orangemen appear to be heading back into a relevant program. The Cuse used a #5 ranke...

29

Arizona vs. Oklahoma State
Wednesday 12/29 09:20 PM Eastern
2 units on Arizona +180 (moneyline) (risk 2 to win 3.6)

The motivated team here will be Arizona. They have a chance to redeem a poor close to the season that saw them lose their last four games. Oklahoma State went from the Fiesta Bo...

29

Arizona vs. Oklahoma State
Wednesday 12/29 09:15 PM Eastern
3 units on Arizona +5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)Pick: 2 units on Game Total OVER 65.5 -110 (risk 2 to win 1.8)

The Oklahoma State Cowboys came within 6 points of playing in the Fiesta Bowl, and now have to wonder what could have been, instead of settling for a disappointing bid to the Al...

29

Illinois vs. Baylor
Wednesday 12/29 06:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Illinois +1.5 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

The Fighting Illini won their games early to get here. That is a good thing as a 1-3 finish to their season left them at the cutoff point for a Bowl bid and they come into this ...

29

East Carolina vs. Maryland
Wednesday 12/29 02:30 PM Eastern
3 units on East Carolina +7.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)Pick: 3 units on Game Total OVER 68 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

There won't be any surprises here with East Carolina in terms of what they will try to do. They are going to do as they have all season - put the ball in the air on almost e...

28

Missouri vs. Iowa
Tuesday 12/28 10:05 PM Eastern
2 units on Iowa +125 (moneyline) (risk 2 to win 2.5)

The motivational aspect of this game is clearly with Iowa. Missouri went from 7-0 and a BCS candidate, to playing in late December vs. a five-loss opponent. The truth behind the...

28

Missouri vs. Iowa
Tuesday 12/28 10:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Iowa +3 (-115) (risk 2 to win 1.7)

The Missouri Tigers had BCS hopes as they opened the season 7-0. Then came a trip to Nebraska where they were held to 17 points. They may have survived for a possible BCS b...

28

North Carolina State vs. West Virginia
Tuesday 12/28 06:30 PM Eastern
2 units on Game Total UNDER 49 -110 (risk 2 to win 1.8)

The Big East is a very tough conference when it comes to defense. There are five Big East teams in the top 15 in the country, and at the head of that list sits West Virginia. Th...

24

Tulsa at Hawaii
Friday 12/24 08:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Tulsa +10.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)Pick: 3 units on Game Total UNDER 73 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

I realize this is a home game for the Warriors. But, the Golden Hurricane come into the Hawaii Bowl as one of the hottest non-BCS teams in the country. They have won their last ...

23

Navy at San Diego State
Thursday 12/23 08:05 PM Eastern
2 units on Navy +170 (moneyline) (risk 2 to win 3.4)

The service academies have been cash cows in the Bowls. Military schools own a 22-9 ATS Bowl mark and vs teams with a better than .600 winning percentage it goes to 17-3 AT...

23

Navy at San Diego State
Thursday 12/23 08:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Navy +5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

This is a home game for the San Diego State Aztecs. But it is a homecoming game for the Naval Academy, as one of the largest naval bases in the country is in San Diego. So, it w...

22

Utah vs. Boise State
Wednesday 12/22 08:00 PM Eastern
5 units on Utah +17 (-110) (risk 5 to win 4.6)

This has to be the biggest net loss in terms of Bowl quality for a team in the history of NCAAF. The Boise State Broncos went to Nevada a few weeks ago knowing a win would ...

18

Ohio University vs. Troy
Saturday 12/18 09:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Ohio University +2 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Ohio University Bobcats will be a slight underdog when they open the Bowl season vs. Troy of the Sun Belt Conference. Troy lost a big weapon and a lot of leadership when QB ...

18

N. Illinois vs. Fresno State
Saturday 12/18 05:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Fresno State +1 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Northern Illinois Huskies have made five Bowl appearances in the school's history. The first two turned out great as they won them both. But it's been a Bowl di...

18

U T E P vs. B Y U
Saturday 12/18 02:00 PM Eastern
5 units on U T E P +11.5 (-110) (risk 5 to win 4.6)

The Bowl season gets underway with the UTEP Miners squaring off vs the BYU Cougars. This is a BYU team that graduated a lot of offensive firepower, therefore that side of the ba...

Week 14

04

Florida State vs. Virginia Tech
Saturday 12/04 07:45 PM Eastern
3 units on Virginia Tech -3.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Virginia Tech thought they had a national championship caliber team coming into the season. Those hopes were quickly dispatched in game one with a three point loss to Boise Stat...

04

San Jose State at Idaho
Saturday 12/04 05:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Game Total UNDER 56 -110 (risk 2 to win 1.8)

It is the last gasp for San Jose State as they are an imperfect 0-10 vs FBS teams on the season. The Vandals watched a chance for a second straight Bowl appearance cross the goa...

04

Nevada at Louisiana Tech
Saturday 12/04 03:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Louisiana Tech +9 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Wolfpack pulled off a major BCS shattering upset last week, taking down the previously unbeaten Boise State Broncos, ending their 35-game regular season winning streak and t...

04

Utah State at Boise State
Saturday 12/04 03:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Game Total UNDER 61.5 -110 (risk 2 to win 1.8)

This game was supposed to be the finale of a perfect season and a chance to play for a National Championship for the first time ever for the Broncos. That all came tumbling down...

03

Miami Ohio vs. N. Illinois
Friday 12/03 07:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Miami Ohio +17.5 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

The Huskies rattled off nine straight wins to claim their place here in the MAC Championship. A defensive team displayed quite an offense in their last three games, putting up 1...

Week 13

27

Houston at Texas Tech
Saturday 11/27 08:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Texas Tech -9 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Houston offense lost their biggest weapon in the offseason in Case Keenum. Although still potent, the offenseisn't the same.That has put more pressure on an already weak...

27

L S U at Arkansas
Saturday 11/27 03:30 PM Eastern
2 units on Arkansas -3.5 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

The Tigers are 10-1 and currently reside in 5th place in the latest BCS Poll. The defense has carried them this season but in their big games, the defense has cracked, allowing ...

27

U A B at Rice
Saturday 11/27 03:30 PM Eastern
3 units on U A B -3 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Blazers have become a much better offensive team after opting for QB Bryan Ellis. He has charged the offense, and the Blazers are now a threat on every snap. Rice came ...

27

Indiana at Purdue
Saturday 11/27 12:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Purdue -3 (-115) (risk 3 to win 2.6)

How bad is Indiana? They are 1-4 on the road this season, losing by 24 points per game on average. Not many teams have allowed 80 points in a game but the Hoosiers did just that...

27

Michigan State at Penn State
Saturday 11/27 12:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Penn State +1.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Joe Pa is 83 years old and every time we reach the home finale at Penn State, one has to wonder if this is his last game in Happy Valley. The Nittany Lions are aware of tha...

26

Boise State at Nevada
Friday 11/26 10:15 PM Eastern
4 units on Nevada +14 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

Boise State was my preseason pick for the National Champion. They still have a shot and haven't dissapointed this season. They have cleared all obstacles and looke...

26

Louisville at Rutgers
Friday 11/26 11:00 AM Eastern
3 units on Louisville -3 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

This one kicks off before the Thanksgiving Turkey is fully digested, as Louisville heads to Rutgers for an 11 AM kickoff. The Scarlett Knights have struggled offensively all sea...

26

Ohio at Kent State
Friday 11/26 11:00 AM Eastern
3 units on Ohio -3.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Golden Flashes are a team that has really struggled to find the scoreboard, but they have managed to stay in games with a tough defense. Like many other one-sided teams...

25

Texas A & M at Texas
Thursday 11/25 08:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Texas A & M -3.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

It has been a long time since the Aggies have had the better team coming into this huge Thanksgiving rivalry. Texas was ranked at the beginning of the season, but most of that w...

Week 12

20

Florida State at Maryland
Saturday 11/20 08:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Florida State -3.5 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

The Maryland Terrapins have certainly made advances this season from the team that lost their last seven games a year ago. They are 5-0 at home, 7-3 overall, and control their o...

20

Houston at Southern Mississippi
Saturday 11/20 08:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Southern Mississippi -3.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

Southern Mississippi just had three players shot on Sunday night and all will likely make it, but one is apparently paralyzed from the waist down. We have seen teams rise to the...

20

U S C at Oregon State
Saturday 11/20 08:00 PM Eastern
2 units on U S C -3 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

Over the past few years, the Oregon State Beavers have been a team that has dominated the spread in the second half of their season. Such has not been the case this season as th...

20

Arkansas at Mississippi State
Saturday 11/20 07:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Arkansas -3 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

The Bulldogs have had a good season at 7-3. They won down in the swamp, but that came against a Florida team that isn't what they have been the past several years....

20

Connecticut at Syracuse
Saturday 11/20 07:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Syracuse -3.5 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

The Huskies have turned in two straight upsets with wins at home vs. Pittsburgh and West Virginia. Props to them for that. The problem for UCONN is that they have been a very ba...

20

Central Florida at Tulane
Saturday 11/20 03:30 PM Eastern
2 units on Tulane +18.5 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

The Central Florida defense, which allowed no more than 17 points to any non-BCS Conference team early on, has now started to break down. The Knights’ defense has been tor...

20

Mississippi at L S U
Saturday 11/20 03:30 PM Eastern
2 units on L S U -16 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

The Bayou Bengal Cats are flying high once again at 9-1 coming into this one. That includes a perfect 6-0 at home. The defense has come up big all season long and currently rank...

20

Ohio State at Iowa
Saturday 11/20 03:30 PM Eastern
2 units on Ohio State -3 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

Iowa has the reputation for great defense, which for the most part the stats say is true. The Hawkeyes rank in at 16th in yards allowed per game. That only tells part of the sto...

20

Kent State at Western Michigan
Saturday 11/20 02:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Western Michigan -3 (-105) (risk 2 to win 1.9)

The Kent State Golden Flashes bring a very good overall defense to the table, ranked #17 in fewest yards allowed on the season. Most of that is predicated upon a solid run-stop ...

20

N. Illinois at Ball State
Saturday 11/20 12:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Ball State +15 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Northern Illinois is 8-2 on the season and they have won seven in a row. Now is a good time to sell high. Both of this team's losses have come on the road where the Huskies&...

20

Wisconsin at Michigan
Saturday 11/20 12:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Wisconsin -4 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

Wisconsin has eyes for the Rose Bowl and if they win out, it is likely they will land there as the BCS’s highest rated Big-10 team is selected for that game. Wisconsin has...

18

Air Force at U N L V
Thursday 11/18 10:00 PM Eastern
3 units on U N L V +19.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

It has been a long season for UNLV. The Rebels enter this game at just 2-8 on the season. While they have been awful on the road (0-5 SU and ATS), they have been a lot more comp...

Week 11

17

Miami, Ohio at Akron
Wednesday 11/17 06:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Akron +9.5 (-105) (risk 2 to win 1.9)

Akron has yet to find the win column this season and, with Miami, Ohio out of contention for the MAC Championship, this one should be looked upon lightly by the Redbirds.  ...

13

Oregon at California
Saturday 11/13 07:30 PM Eastern
2 units on California +19.5 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

This is a great opportunity for the Cal Bears to make their season. They have been a topsy-turvy team this year, exchanging blowouts for and against. They have lost on the road ...

13

San Diego State at T C U
Saturday 11/13 04:00 PM Eastern
4 units on T C U -27 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

Many will be expecting a big TCU letdown in this one. The Horned Frogs come into this one after completely dismantling the previously unbeaten Utah in their own building. It was...

13

Washington State at Oregon State
Saturday 11/13 04:00 PM Eastern
5 units on Oregon State -23.5 (-110) (risk 5 to win 4.6)

Whatever they were at the beginning of the year, you can count on the Beaves being better by the time November rolls around. They are 13-4 ATS in their last 17 from Novembe...

13

Central Michigan at Navy
Saturday 11/13 03:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Navy -14 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Navy employed a bit of history with a spirit of ‘76 last week, as in 76 points vs. East Carolina. The Midshipmen are back at it again, running the triple option to perfect...

13

Penn State at Ohio State
Saturday 11/13 03:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Ohio State -18 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Kudos to Joe Paterno as he notched win #400 last week. It is a good thing he got it last week, because Penn State is not winning here. For that matter, neither is anyone else. T...

13

Iowa State at Colorado
Saturday 11/13 01:30 PM Eastern
2 units on Colorado +2.5 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

The Dan Hawkins era in Colorado is over. What affect will that have on this team? I think a good one. The Buffs were absolutely awful with him at the helm and I think a fresh st...

11

East Carolina at Alabama Birmingham
Thursday 11/11 08:00 PM Eastern
2 units on East Carolina +1.5 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

The Blazers have been a better team since the insertion of QB Bryan Ellis. Despite the offensive improvement, Ellis still throws to many bad balls with 9 INTs, and the Blazers&r...

Week 10

06

Troy at North Texas
Saturday 11/06 07:00 PM Eastern
3 units on North Texas +11.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Most teams that are in the midst of an unsuccessful season find a game that gets treated like their bowl game. This is it for the Mean Green. I expect a huge emotional effo...

06

U L Lafayette at Mississippi
Saturday 11/06 07:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Mississippi -28 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Ragin’ Cajuns aren’t raging about their season. They are allowing 40 points per game and when they lost by 33 at home to lowly Western Kentucky (as a favorite), ...

06

Hawaii at Boise State
Saturday 11/06 03:30 PM Eastern
2 units on Boise State -21 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

Many feel that Hawaii will give the Broncos a game here, but I'm not one of them. Yes, the Warriors put up 36 points on USC in their opener, but they gave up 49. Hawaii...

06

U N L V at B Y U
Saturday 11/06 02:00 PM Eastern
3 units on U N L V +18.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

It has been a long season for UNLV as they enter this game with just a single win to show for their efforts. They have, however, faced a most difficult schedule having already p...

06

Baylor at Oklahoma State
Saturday 11/06 12:30 PM Eastern
2 units on Oklahoma State -7.5 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

This line got a shove downward as soon as Baylor went to Texas and beat the Longhorns. The problem is that Texas is a far cry from their former selves. If Baylor went to, let...

06

Louisville at Syracuse
Saturday 11/06 12:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Louisville +6 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The oddsmakers are getting bullish on Syracuse as they realize the public has begun to take notice. The last time the Orange were posted as a favorite in anything but MAC C...

05

Central Florida at Houston
Friday 11/05 08:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Houston +2 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

UCF has won four in a row after starting the season 1-2. They have covered the spread six straight times. As a result, they are favored here on the road. But let's look at t...

04

Georgia Tech at Virginia Tech
Thursday 11/04 07:30 PM Eastern
2 units on Virginia Tech -13 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

Virginia Tech got off to a surprisingly slow start. The loss in their opener to a tough Boise State team wasn't a surprise, but they proceeded to follow that up with a ...

Week 9

03

Rutgers at S. Florida
Wednesday 11/03 08:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Rutgers +10.5 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

There isn't a lot of wiggle room in this one for South Florida as the total is extremely low at 42 and they are a double-digit favorite. The Bulls are gaining a lot of favor...

30

Washington State at Arizona State
Saturday 10/30 07:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Arizona State -21 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The Washington State Cougars have fallen on hard times. Their last 32 games against FBS teams have seen them go 0-32 in regulation. They sport two wins over that stretch, b...

30

California at Oregon State
Saturday 10/30 03:30 PM Eastern
3 units on California +3 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The California Bears have not yet won on the road yet so how do they have a shot here? Look at the competition. They lost to Arizona, USC and Nevada, teams with a comb...

30

Duke at Navy
Saturday 10/30 03:30 PM Eastern
4 units on Navy -13 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The Naval Academy has gone to seven straight Bowl games and they are again on the cusp of that this season. A win vs. Duke makes them bowl eligible once again. Navy has a power ...

30

Florida vs. Georgia
Saturday 10/30 03:30 PM Eastern
2 units on Florida +3 (-120) (risk 2 to win 1.7)

The Florida Gators have now lost three straight games for the first time since the 1988-89 season. Will it be four? Georgia has gotten on track after a poor 1-4 start to claw ev...

30

U A B at Southern Mississippi
Saturday 10/30 12:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Southern Mississippi -9.5 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

The Golden Eagles are 5-2 and appear to be on their way to making it nine straight Bowl bids. They can gain eligibility with a win in this one. The Golden eagles have put up a s...

Week 8

23

Fresno State at San Jose State
Saturday 10/23 08:00 PM Eastern
2 units on San Jose State +19.5 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

The Fresno State Bulldogs seem to field a quality team year after year. San Jose State is the opposite. As a result, over 80% of the public bets are coming in on the big road fa...

23

Colorado State at Utah
Saturday 10/23 06:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Utah -30 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

Utah is a big surprise this season and comes into this one vs. Colorado State with a perfect 6-0 mark. They have quietly snuck into the top 10 in all of the polls (BCS, AP, USA ...

23

Washington State at Stanford
Saturday 10/23 05:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Stanford -34.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

When Toby Gerhart departed Stanford after last season, it appeared that the offense would take a hit. Last year's team topped the 30 point mark eight times, and that was goi...

23

L S U at Auburn
Saturday 10/23 03:30 PM Eastern
2 units on L S U +6 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

Last year Auburn came into this game with the No. 8 ranked offense, while LSU was ranked No. 112. But even then, LSU held Auburn to 193 total yards, while generating 393 themsel...

23

Rice at Central Florida
Saturday 10/23 03:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Central Florida -21.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

It isn't often that one of the top stop units comes out of Conference USA, but such is the case with the Central Florida Knights. They rank No. 8 in NCAA Football, allowing ...

23

Wyoming at B Y U
Saturday 10/23 02:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Wyoming +10.5 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

The BYU Cougars' reputation is a bit inflated. Both of these teams come in with an identical 2-5 mark yet the Cougars are laying double-digits. It is asking a lot when you h...

23

Florida Atlantic at Arkansas State
Saturday 10/23 01:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Florida Atlantic +7.5 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

This is certainly not the top of the Sun Belt squaring off in this one. Both of these teams are weak on both sides of the ball. The Owls young offense has struggled but&nbs...

23

Penn State at Minnesota
Saturday 10/23 12:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Minnesota +9.5 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

It has been a slow maturation process for Penn State QB Robert Bolden. Through six games, he has thrown just four TD passes to seven interceptions. The lack of a consi...

21

U C L A at Oregon
Thursday 10/21 09:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Oregon -26 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

The first Bowl Championship Series Rankings have come out and I'm sure the Oregon Ducks feel slighted. The Ducks were positioned at No. 2 despite a perfect 6-0 record and an...

Week 7

16

Oregon State at Washington
Saturday 10/16 10:15 PM Eastern
2 units on Oregon State +2 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

The Beavers pulled off a big upset last week, upending a top 10 team in Arizona as an 8.5 point underdog. They now have to travel again on the road to face a good team. Washingt...

16

Florida International at North Texas
Saturday 10/16 07:30 PM Eastern
5 units on North Texas +5.5 (-110) (risk 5 to win 4.6)

The Florida International Golden Panthers have had little to no success on the road where they are 1-10 straight-up in their last 11 road tilts. They are 0-3 straight up this se...

16

Louisiana Monroe at Western Kentucky
Saturday 10/16 07:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Louisiana Monroe +2.5 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

Since joining the FBS, Western Kentucky has gone 1-32 vs. D1 competition. I was on them last week vs. Florida International but that was due to the fact that they were getting 9...

16

Idaho at Louisiana Tech
Saturday 10/16 04:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Louisiana Tech +1.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Idaho Vandals came out of nowhere to win eight games a year ago, culminating with a come-from-behind win 43-42 in their Bowl game against Bowling Green. Lost in the apparent...

16

Arkansas at Auburn
Saturday 10/16 03:30 PM Eastern
2 units on Arkansas +3.5 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

Ryan Mallett used to have trouble on the road. He has certainly matured and is playing at a high level right now, regardless of location. The Arkansas offense is potent, but the...

16

Oklahoma State at Texas Tech
Saturday 10/16 03:30 PM Eastern
2 units on Oklahoma State +3 (-115) (risk 2 to win 1.7)

Oklahoma State is picking up where Texas Tech has left off. It used to be Tech that had the lights-out offense but the roles have shifted here. The Cowboys are sizzling on offen...

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Cincinnati at Louisville
Friday 10/15 08:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Louisville +3 (-120) (risk 3 to win 2.5)

The Cincinnati Bearcats were ranked to start the season, but have played nothing like a ranked team. It's obviously they were vastly overrated coming into the season. T...

Week 6

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Rice at U T E P
Saturday 10/09 09:05 PM Eastern
2 units on Rice +9.5 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

The UTEP Miners appear to have it all going as they come into their game with Rice with a 4-1 mark. Not so fast. They beat New Mexico State, a team that is 0-4 and has been outs...

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Mississippi State at Houston
Saturday 10/09 08:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Houston +5.5 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

The Houston offense took a blow with the loss of Case Keenam, but the down-shift got back in gear with a 42-point performance a week ago. The UCLA loss earlier in the season did...

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Colorado at Missouri
Saturday 10/09 07:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Missouri -11.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Texas Longhorns, Oklahoma Sooners and again the Nebraska Cornhuskers get all the ink in the Big-12 while Missouri just waits in the weeds with an under-the-radar team that i...

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Oregon State at Arizona
Saturday 10/09 06:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Oregon State +8.5 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

The Pac-10 took some heat last year as the conference was down, but few cupcakes remain as this conference has come alive. Stanford, USC and Cal all have a conference loss, but ...

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Alabama at South Carolina
Saturday 10/09 03:30 PM Eastern
2 units on South Carolina +7 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

Alabama keeps rolling and the public keeps piling on (83% backing them this week). We faded the Tide two weeks ago vs. Arkansas and will do so again here. They stayed clean with...

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Western Kentucky at Florida International
Saturday 10/09 03:30 PM Eastern
2 units on Western Kentucky +9.5 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers decided that Div-1 football is where they needed to be, but have paid the price for the upgrade to the tune of 1-31 against Div-1 teams and coun...

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Boston College at North Carolina State
Saturday 10/09 12:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Boston College +9.5 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

The Wolfpack is off to a big start, but were taken off their cloud last week against a very good Virginia Tech team. The Eagles had we handed a pretty embarrassing loss at ...

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Minnesota at Wisconsin
Saturday 10/09 12:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Wisconsin -22 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

The Badgers are off their first loss of the season, dropping a 10-point decision to unbeaten Michigan State. The Spartans have proven to be a very good team so that loss isn'...

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Western Michigan at Ball State
Saturday 10/09 12:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Ball State -4.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The Western Michigan Broncos look a lot like the Ball State Cardinals did a year ago - wondering from where that first Div-1 win is going to come. The Broncos have gotten double...

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Nebraska at Kansas State
Thursday 10/07 07:30 PM Eastern
2 units on Kansas State +11 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

Nebraska has overwhelmed teams with defense, and that reputation follows them into this contest. But is that reputation still so well deserved? The Cornhuskers have pl...

Week 5

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Texas Tech at Iowa State
Saturday 10/02 07:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Texas Tech -7 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The Texas Tech offense was derailed by Texas last week. The 144 total yards was their lowest output in a decade. Texas head coach Mack Brown's comment of this being his...

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Tulane at Rutgers
Saturday 10/02 02:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Rutgers -17 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

The Green Wave have not won more than four football games since the ‘04-‘05 season. Instead of turning the corner, they have regressed. They won two games in ‘...

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Florida State at Virginia
Saturday 10/02 12:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Virginia +7 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The jury is still out on this Florida State team. They beat BYU with a solid effort, but the Cougars are way down this season. FSU's wins over Wake Forest and Samford d...

02

Kansas at Baylor
Saturday 10/02 12:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Kansas +9 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

Baylor has a talented QB in Robert Griffin. Last year he earned the Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year and the press has followed. Whenever a player gets ink the lines o...

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Vanderbilt at Connecticut
Saturday 10/02 12:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Vanderbilt +7.5 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

The Huskies have been a surprisingly good team the last several years under Randy Edsall. But they don't look surprisingly good this season, nor for that matter does the ent...

Week 4

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Oregon at Arizona State
Saturday 09/25 10:30 PM Eastern
4 units on Oregon -11.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

How scary has Oregon been to open the season? I'm not sure if I’ve ever saw this before, but they lead all NCAAF teams in yards per game and fewest yards allowed. The ...

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California at Arizona
Saturday 09/25 10:00 PM Eastern
3 units on California +6.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

This line is juiced off of what just happened a week ago, so the value is on Cal. Arizona beat a rugged Iowa team rather handily, while the Bears were getting pounded in Las Veg...

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Fresno State at Mississippi
Saturday 09/25 07:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Fresno State +2.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Looking at the early part of the NCAA Football season, it is clear that the two most disappointing teams have been Virginia Tech and Ole Miss. The Rebels lost to Jacksonville St...

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Western Kentucky at South Florida
Saturday 09/25 07:05 PM Eastern
4 units on South Florida -27 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

This one certainly has the potential to get real ugly. Western Kentucky is now 0-25 vs. Div-1 teams since deciding to play amongst the ranks of Div-1 NCAAF. They certainly aren&...

25

Georgia at Mississippi State
Saturday 09/25 07:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Georgia +1 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Georgia has won 8+ games 13 straight years. They have gotten off on the wrong foot this year, starting 1-2. It is hard to see this team looking down the barrel of 1-3 on the sea...

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New Mexico State at Kansas
Saturday 09/25 07:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Kansas -23 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

Many thought that when Todd Reesing left, the Kansas offense would be back to the days of 10-17 points per game again. Jordan Webb seems to think differently as he has taken ove...

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Idaho at Colorado State
Saturday 09/25 04:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Colorado State +7.5 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

The oddsmakers are going off of the Vandals’ success a year ago, when they opened 7-2, but dropped their last three. They are 1-1 at the D-1 level to start the season and ...

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Alabama at Arkansas
Saturday 09/25 03:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Arkansas +7 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Alabama has been unstoppable. With both Heisman and National Championship trophies in hand, they have started this season 3-0, winning on average 45-6. Time to fade! That&#...

25

Army at Duke
Saturday 09/25 03:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Duke -6 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Blue Devils won three games in the ACC a year ago, and no longer look to be the doormat in the ACC, which was a given in years gone by. They gave Wake Forest fits scori...

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North Carolina State at Georgia Tech
Saturday 09/25 12:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Georgia Tech -8.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

Paul Johnson enters his third year at Georgia Tech. He has had many detractors, many originally feeling his option offense as having no chance in the speedy ACC. Here is year th...

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Miami at Pittsburgh
Thursday 09/23 07:30 PM Eastern
2 units on Pittsburgh +3.5 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

The No. 19 ranked Hurricanes invade Pittsburgh tonight. For Miami, it's been a tale of two games. In their opener, they were nearly flawless and won 45-0. In their second ou...

Week 3

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Fresno State at Utah State
Saturday 09/18 08:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Utah State +5.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Fresno State has had a week off to enjoy the fruits of their 28-14 win over Cincinnati. They better be prepared, because this Aggie team is pretty good, especially offensively. ...

18

San Diego State at Missouri
Saturday 09/18 07:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Missouri -13.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The Aztecs must be feeling pretty good having started out 2-0 for the first time since 2004. However, they have a different animal to deal with in this one heading to Missouri. ...

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Baylor at T C U
Saturday 09/18 04:30 PM Eastern
5 units on T C U -21 (-110) (risk 5 to win 4.6)

Gary Patterson has turned the Horned Frogs into a powerhouse, plain and simple. They continue to outplay expectations. Under Patterson, this team is 61-48 ATS including 32-17 at...

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Alabama at Duke
Saturday 09/18 03:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Duke +24 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

This should be easy for Bama, right? The Tide rolled to a 21-point win over a Big-10 powerhouse last week in Penn State. It sure looks that way, but if this were that easy, we&#...

18

U S C at Minnesota
Saturday 09/18 03:30 PM Eastern
4 units on Minnesota +11.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The Lane Kiffin era has begun at USC, and the Trojans are out of the gate 2-0. That only tells part of the story. The Trojans may be 2-0, but their first two opponents were soft...

18

Vanderbilt at Ole Miss
Saturday 09/18 12:20 PM Eastern
2 units on Ole Miss -12 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

The favorite in this series has covered the spread 23 of the last 25 times. Vanderbilt has had offensive problems for a long time. They bring back the QB and six others from the...

18

Connecticut at Temple
Saturday 09/18 12:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Temple +6.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Huskies got a redeeming win last week as they poured it on vs. lowly Texas Southern. That doesn't make up for the egg they laid in Ann Arbor, losing to Michigan 30-10. T...

18

Kent State at Penn State
Saturday 09/18 12:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Penn State -21 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

It might be the wrong time for the Golden Flashes to be heading to Beavertown. The Nittany's are going to have a chip on their shoulder after a poor showing last week vs. No...

18

Ohio at Ohio State
Saturday 09/18 12:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Ohio State -30 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

The oddsmakers are saying that Ohio State can name their score in this one. Can they? They obviously need to avoid a let down following the big Miami game. Jim Tressel is a smar...

Week 2

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Stanford at U C L A
Saturday 09/11 10:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Stanford -6 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Under Jim Harbaugh, the Stanford Cardinal have become competitive again and optimism reigns supreme behind the arm of Andrew Luck, a future NFL QB. Games are won and lost i...

11

U A B at S M U
Saturday 09/11 08:05 PM Eastern
2 units on U A B +355 (moneyline) (risk 2 to win 7.1)

I really think not only UAB can hang tough here, but can break through for the outright win. SMU is an offense-only team and the Blazers can score as they posted 33 last year. S...

11

U A B at S M U
Saturday 09/11 08:00 PM Eastern
3 units on U A B +11.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

June Jones has the SMU Mustangs back on a winning track and his offense is always potent, but the defense is always suspect. The Stangs put eight in the win column for the first...

11

Louisiana Tech at Texas A & M
Saturday 09/11 07:00 PM Eastern
1 unit on Louisiana Tech +825 (moneyline) (risk 1 to win 8.3)

Am I nuts? Yes it's going out on a limb to take a double-digit dog straight up. But, I smell a possible upset brewing in College Station. Granted, the odds say this pick won...

11

Miami at Ohio State
Saturday 09/11 03:40 PM Eastern
3 units on Ohio State -8.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

This is a good opportunity for the Miami Hurricanes to make some noise early in the 2010 season at Ohio State. But are they up to the task? The Buckeyes may have something to sa...

11

Colorado at California
Saturday 09/11 03:30 PM Eastern
3 units on California -10 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

While the 24-3 easy win vs. Colorado State looks impressive on paper, the Buffalo's did not look very good. The offense struggled and statistically they out-gained the Rams ...

11

Georgia at South Carolina
Saturday 09/11 12:00 PM Eastern
3 units on South Carolina -3 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Oddsmakers are in a quandary here as they appear to be calling this one a dead heat, considering the obligatory three points awarded for the Gamecocks being the home team. S...

11

Memphis at East Carolina
Saturday 09/11 12:00 PM Eastern
3 units on East Carolina -13 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The oddsmakers certainly underestimated the heart of this East Carolina team last week. They were in a shootout with a very good Tulsa team, never caved in and pulled the game o...

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Auburn at Mississippi State
Thursday 09/09 07:30 PM Eastern
2 units on Mississippi State +2.5 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

Both of these teams notched big wins last week, but one under-performed and one over-performed. Auburn missed covering their large spread while Mississippi State covered with 20...

Week 1

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Boise State vs. Virginia Tech
Monday 09/06 08:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Boise State +1.5 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)Pick: 2 units on Game Total UNDER 51.5 -110 (risk 2 to win 1.8)

Boise State enters this season as my No. 1 ranked team. This is a huge game for both teams for obvious reasons. Boise State has enough talent to be in the National Champion...

06

Maryland at Navy
Monday 09/06 04:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Navy -6 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

Navy is poised to duplicate their success they've enjoyed over last three years as they have won 8, 8, and 10 games. Now with a schedule that lacks a top 25 team, only four ...

05

S M U at Texas Tech
Sunday 09/05 03:30 PM Eastern
2 units on Game Total UNDER 60 -110 (risk 2 to win 1.8)

June Jones is working the same passing attack at SMU as he did at Hawaii. The problem is that it hasn't translated to games played against better out-of-conference competiti...

05

Tulsa at East Carolina
Sunday 09/05 02:00 PM Eastern
3 units on East Carolina +7 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

This is a very big line for a road team in their opener. Yes, I know the Golden Hurricane return nine starters on offense including QB GJ Kinne. And, East Carolina is breaking i...

04

Arkansas State at Auburn
Saturday 09/04 07:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Auburn -31 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)Pick: 2 units on Game Total UNDER 57.5 -110 (risk 2 to win 1.8)

Auburn returns eight starters on defense and 50 total lettermen, so they will have ample bodies to compete in the tough SEC. Arkansas State returns nine starters on offense from...

04

Washington State at Oklahoma State
Saturday 09/04 07:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Oklahoma State -17 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

Paul Wolf inherited a bad team at Washington State three years ago. What has he done since then? He's produced a 3-22 record. Things don't look to get much better here a...

04

Kentucky at Louisville
Saturday 09/04 03:30 PM Eastern
2 units on Kentucky -3 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

The Kentucky Wildcats have been a much-improved program over the last four years. So much so that they won seven games or more for the last four years, something that hadn't...

04

New Mexico at Oregon
Saturday 09/04 03:30 PM Eastern
2 units on Game Total UNDER 55 -110 (risk 2 to win 1.8)

The only way is up for a struggling New Mexico program that went 1-11 a year ago, averaging just 16.3 points per game. But it won't be easy. They return just five offensive ...

04

North Texas at Clemson
Saturday 09/04 03:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Clemson -27 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The North Texas Mean Green will step into ACC country as they take on Clemson to open their 2010 campaign. This is a struggling program that over the last five years has won all...

04

Texas at Rice
Saturday 09/04 03:30 PM Eastern
2 units on Texas -31 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

The Texas Longhorns will be breaking in a new QB this year as the Colt McCoy era has come to an end. As with other top programs, when Texas loses one star, another emerges, so I...

04

U L Lafayette at Georgia
Saturday 09/04 12:20 PM Eastern
4 units on Georgia -28.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

Mark Richt will be entering his 10th year on the sidelines “Between the Hedges.” He has compiled a 90-27 record in the tough and rugged SEC. The Bulldogs remain one ...

03

Arizona at Toledo
Friday 09/03 08:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Arizona -14.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Toledo Rockets were unstoppable in the Glass Bowl in the early part of the decade when they posted a 32-2 straight-up mark here. But, home-field advantage only matters when ...

02

U S C at Hawaii
Thursday 09/02 11:00 PM Eastern
2 units on U S C -21 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

As is well known, this USC program took some major hits, but it looks like the oddsmakers aren't feeling very sorry for them as they are posted three TDs better than Ha...

02

Florida Atlantic at U A B
Thursday 09/02 08:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Game Total UNDER 51.5 -110 (risk 2 to win 1.8)

The oddsmakers had to be torn here as they have seen the meetings between these teams over the past two years result in shootouts, producing 83 and 85 points respectively. Those...

02

Marshall at Ohio State
Thursday 09/02 07:30 PM Eastern
2 units on Ohio State -28.5 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

Despite the flack he gets, Jim Tressel has done a top-rate job maintaining the tradition of winning at Ohio State. He enters his 10th season with an overall record of 94-21. Mor...

02

Minnesota at Middle Tenn State
Thursday 09/02 07:30 PM Eastern
2 units on Middle Tenn State +3 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

Taking a glance at this and seeing a Big-10 team playing a Sun Belt team with a field goal to beat the number makes it look very appealing. Hold on! Rick Stockstill has won 20 o...

02

Southern Miss at South Carolina
Thursday 09/02 07:30 PM Eastern
2 units on South Carolina -14 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

Steve Spurrier has had success at South Carolina going 33-25-1 ATS. Under Spurrier, the Gamecocks have recorded more wins than they had in any previous decade (68) and they...