(#1) Clemson Tigers at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Prediction: OVER 60½
The top team in the nation kept things rolling with last Saturday’s 42-17 romp over then- No.7 Miami. You always run the risk of a letdown when games are this easy to win. However, scoring should not be an issue for taking the total OVER.
(#8) Cincinnati Bearcats at Tulsa Golden Hurricane Prediction: Cincinnati -3
The Bearcats keep moving up the rankings with their perfect 3-0 start. Tulsa is not a bad team but only getting a field goal at home in Saturday’s AAC matchup is not enough points. Cincinnati is now 13-2 straight-up in last 15 games.
(#14) Auburn Tigers at South Carolina Gamecocks Prediction: Auburn -3
Auburn barely got by Arkansas last week at home in the 30-28 win. I see this as a wake-up call with the meat of its schedule coming up. Once again, three points is not enough for the home underdog. The Tigers have won the last five meetings SU.
Kentucky Wildcats at (#18) Tennessee Volunteers Prediction: Tennessee -6
Kentucky would love to play spoiler on the road but I do not see that happening with the 0-2 start both SU and against the spread. Tennessee has a SU five-game home winning streak. That moves to six on Saturday while covering the six points.
Louisville Cardinals at (#4) Notre Dame Fighting Irish Prediction: OVER 63
The Cardinals have stumbled out of the gate to a 1-3 SU (1-2-1 ATS) start. The defense has allowed 116 points and the total has gone OVER in five of Louisville’s last six road games. Notre Dame could score 63 points on its own.
LSU Tigers at (#10) Florida Gators Prediction: Florida -13½
LSU is not going to win another national title in 2020 and I am confident it will not keep this game closer than two touchdowns. Florida has scored 127 points in its first three games. It is also 9-1 SU in its last 10 games played at home.
(#11) Texas A&M Aggies at Mississippi State Bulldogs Prediction: UNDER 55
The Aggies have had their issues on defense but the Bulldogs have tallied just 60 points in their first three games. The total has stayed UNDER in Mississippi State’s last five home games. It has also stayed UNDER in five of the last six Texas A&M games on the road.
(#5) North Carolina Tar Heels at Florida State Seminoles Prediction: UNC -12
It is hard to see North Carolina as the No. 5 team in the nation. However, the Tar Heels are good enough to get past Florida State by 12 points on the road. The 1-3 Seminoles are that bad. North Carolina is 6-1 ATS in its last seven road games against Florida State.
Boston College Eagles at (#23) Virginia Tech Prediction: Boston College +11
BC is off to a SU 3-1 start and a win on Saturday could get the Eagles ranked. I do not trust Virginia Tech to cover the 11 points at home even if it finds a way to win SU. The Hokies are notorious for bad losses as heavier favorites.
(#3) Georgia Bulldogs at (#2) Alabama Crimson Tide Prediction: OVER 57½
The game of the day and maybe the season should be a good one. Georgia plus the six points is tempting but this game is all about which team has the ball last. Scoring should not be an issue given how many points each of these SEC powers have scored so far this year.
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I consider myself extremely fortunate to be able to write about my true passion in life; the world of sports. I also enjoy concentrating the bulk of my pieces towards the betting angle in sports.
It is always a challenge to take past results and current form to try and correctly determine a future result. Sports brings out the unpredictability in what should be a fairly predictable outcome based on the stats, facts and recent trends in a particular matchup. The one thing that I have learned over the past decade or so is that when it comes to betting on sports there is no such thing as a lock.
The main objective with my writing style is to create insightful articles on a wide variety of sporting topics that can provide an edge to today's sophisticated online player. While there are times when my predictions fall well short of the actual outcome, I still enjoy trying to come up with a logical explanation to support my views on every pick I make.
My love of sports started a long time ago when I was just a kid growing up just outside Philadelphia. While I was a big Phillies, Flyers and 76ers fan, my number one team was always the Eagles. My dad was a season ticket holder from 1961 to 2002 and I would honestly say that he missed less than a handful of games than more than a few dismal seasons.
I was fortunate enough to go to a number of Eagles’ games back in the day including the 1980 NFC Championship when Wilbert Montgomery ran roughshod over the bitter rival Dallas Cowboys to lead Philly to their first appearance in a Super Bowl. Flash forward 40 years later and am I still celebrating the thrilling victory over New England in Super Bowl LVII. I know that my dad was smiling down on that one.