Indiana -7.5 at Purdue
Indiana barely loses to all the good teams and blows out the bad teams. Purdue falls under the latter category and Indiana will smoke them.
USC -3 at #22 UCLA
This game could be really dope. The winner not only gets bragging rights throughout Los Angeles, but they also get the opportunity to get their shit wrecked by Stanford again in the Pac-12 championship game. There’s nothing wrong with that though; Stanford is really good. I pick USC in this game because Helton has reenergized the Trojans run game and UCLA’s run defense blows.
Minnesota +2 at Wisconsin
I’ve been waiting forever to gamble on this game. Unfortunately, Northwestern exposed the badgers one week too early and this line isn’t as juicy as I was expecting. I’m still gonna lay the wood on Minnesota because they’re still underdogs and they’re still absolutely going to throttle Wisconsin. Minnesota is up there with Indiana as a criminally underrated Big Ten squad while Wisconsin might be the most overrated team in the country.
#14 North Carolina (-190 ML) at NC State
The spread has moved from UNC -6 to -4 despite a lopsided 75% of spread bets on UNC, meaning the sharps are all over NC State in this game. That scares me, but I still don’t see UNC losing this game. Their QB Marquise Williams is outstanding and deserves to be a Heisman finalist. Their defense under Gene Chizik has risen to a top flight level. And overall, I think this team is a sneaky good bet to beat Clemson and win the ACC. They should cover the spread, but the line movement indicators are worrisome so going with a tease or moneyline bet is a safer route.
#2 Alabama -15 at Auburn
I think Alabama is overrated, but Auburn is TERRIBLE this year. Just god awful. They are gonna get smoked by the Tide.
Temple -13 vs UConn
Upon sucks. I know they beat Houston on their senior night last week, but that speaks more to why the American conference doesn’t deserve to be in the playoff discussion than it does to Conn’s ability as a football program.
LSU -6 vs Texas A&M
Everyone is all aboard the LSU fade train these days, but when they’re playing a team as soft as A&M, you’re stupid to go against the Tigers. Les Miles goes out with a nice victory in his last game in Baton Rouge, then laughs all the way to the bank with his new $15M check.
#6 Notre Dame +3.5 at #9 Stanford
Notre Dame is going to win the National Championship. They are the fastest team in the country and their defense is stacked with pro prospects and coached by a former NFL coach. They’re really good. The Prosise injury is concerning, but Kizer and Fuller are still at full strength and I expect the Irish to be just fine.
Arizona St at Cal over 68 points
Arizona State sucks at defense. Cal sucks at defense. Jared Goff is throwing around the pigskin at home. There’s gonna be a lot of points.