College Football Picks: Notre Dame looks to rebound against VA Tech
by Brad Mullins Scores & Statson
Houston came through for us with a three-point loss against SMU and the Auburn Vs. LSU game was a battle of the wills on the defensive front. Auburn had a chance in that game but blew it late and couldn’t move the football against a nail in the coffin 4tth quarter, LSU defense.
The Wisconsin Badgers were exposed as frauds when it comes to any conversation of a national championship run. Ohio played fantastic football, they are on top of their game and will compete with anybody in the country.
Clemson came through once again and hammered Boston College 59-7. This is the time of year that Clemson shines and the No. 4 ranking, is blatant disrespect. Look; we have finally come to an understanding that the ranking is pretty much a popularity contest. Boise State has lost two games and just wait for them to win again, they will be right back in the top-15. There is no rhyme or reason to where the votes come from.
West Virginia vs. No. 12 Baylor (BAY -17.5, O/U: 56) Best Line: America’s Bookie
Baylor is quietly making its mark on this season and can make a deep run. This program has had to come back from the depths and come back in a big way they have. West Virginia is struggling and losing their top quarterback and receiver has killed them. Baylor will run roughshod over the Mountaineers. Baylor -17.5.
Georgia Southern vs. No. 20 Appalachian State (APP -15.5, O/U: 56) Best Line: MyBookie
Appalachian State covered 26.5 points last week against a bad South Alabama and they will easily cover 15.5 against Georgia Southern. This is a weak line and you should play it to the bone. Think of it this way; Boise State is no longer ranked, what if they played Georgia Southern tomorrow? App. State -15.5.
No. 14 Michigan vs. Maryland (MICH -21, O/U: 56.5) Best Line: Intertops
Michigan found their offense last week against 8th ranked Notre Dame and they will definitely find it this week against Maryland. Look for a smackdown. Michigan easily covers. Michigan 42 Maryland 14.
NC State vs. No. 23 Wake Forest (WAKE -7.5, O/U: 61.5) Best Line: Bovada
We liked Wake from the beginning, and they have proven us right. This team is tough, and they deserve a spot in the top-25, for all that’s worth! Wake easily wins this game and covers the 7.5 at home.
Virginia Tech vs. No. 16 Notre Dame (ND -17, O/U: 57.5) Best Line: America’s Bookie
The Domers couldn’t get out of the big house in Michigan fast enough last week. They were exposed. This team is going backward but will be much better at home. We can’t like -17. No way, no how. VA Tech +17.
No. 8 Georgia vs. No. 6 Florida (UGA -6.5, O/U: 44.5) Best Line: MyBookie
This game will no doubt be a battle and a serious test for Florida. The Bulldogs haven’t shown us enough and even lost to South Carolina. Florida MONEY LINE WIN.
No. 9 Utah vs. Washington (Utah -3.5, O/U: 47.5) Best Line: Intertops
Call us crazy, but we never have been sold in Utah. They look good at times and then look not so special. Washington is a team that can be very good at times and then they screw it all up. We like them at home in a slight upset. Washington MONEY LINE WIN.
No 7. Oregon vs. USC (ORE -4.5, O/U: 62.5) Best Line: Bovada
Oregon trailed last week for the entirety of the game against Washington and then stole it on the road late in the 4th quarter. USC will be ready to play football and they certainly want a chance to knock off the No. 7 team in the country. Look for a close one but play the OVER 62, buying the hook.
No. 21 Boise State vs. San Jose State (BSU -17, O/U: 60) Best Line: America’s Bookie
The Broncos have had a week to rest and regroup after losing to BYU. This team is different on the blue turf and they will kick San Jose State’s tail. BSU 44, SJS 17.
No. 15 SMU vs. No. 24 Memphis (MEM -16, O/U: 71.5) Best Line: MyBookie
Houston kept SMU close last week and we think Memphis will do the same this week. We love Memphis to move to 8-1 on the season and cover -6.