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#13 Iowa State at #17 Texas
Iowa State and Texas have each dropped a couple of close games this season. This is an interesting matchup of strength versus strength. Iowa State is a great defense especially against the pass. Texas’ offense moves the ball at will. I like to lean to the defense.
PICK: IOWA STATE +1 OVER 56.5
#2 Notre Dame at #19 North Carolina
If North Carolina proved anything this, it was that you can’t trust them. Losses against Florida State and Virginia under score their inability to step up to the next level. Notre Dame will dust them out of the top 25 for the last time this year.
PICK: NOTRE DAME -6 OVER 68.5
Texas Tech at #23 Oklahoma State
Bedlam was not kind to Oklahoma State last weekend. The Cowboys were massacred by Oklahoma 41-13. I bet they come up gunning to put down Texas Tech early. They really need a big bounce back after such a terrible loss to their hated rival.
PICK: OKLAHOMA STATE -11 OVER 54
#4 Ohio State at Illinois
Look, I don’t doubt that Ohio State is going to win this game. I just think it is a chance for them to stumble against a bad team. When I say stumble, I mean that they will only win by like 24 points. Illinois will keep them from covering.
PICK: ILLINOIS +28 UNDER 72
Maryland at #12 Indiana
Indiana gave Ohio State everything they had last week. It was a losing effort, but you have to be impressed with what this program is doing. It is a shame that we won’t get a rematch in the Big 10 championship.
PICK: INDIANA -11.5 UNDER 64
Kentucky at #6 Florida
Florida’s offense is possibly the best in the country. I don’t like this spread though. Kentucky is a good enough to keep this game well within the spread. I know Alabama blew them up last week, but I don’t think Mark Stoops will let that happen again this week.
PICK: KENTUCKY +25.5 UNDER 61
Pittsburgh at #3 Clemson
Trevor Lawrence makes his return to take on Pitt. I’m actually glad the Florida State game got canceled because that was an embarrassment that I wasn’t ready for. Now Pitt will face the wrath of the Jets future quarterback.
PICK: CLEMSON -23 OVER 55.5
#8 Northwestern at Michigan State
It has been a very bad showing for traditionally good Big 10 teams. Michigan State is an underdog against Northwestern for good reason. The Spartans are 1-3 so far this season, and they have only managed to score 7 points in their last two games. They join Penn State and Michigan as complete disgraces this season.
PICK: NORTHWESTERN -13.5 OVER 41.5
#22 Auburn at #1 Alabama
Alabama is clearly the best team in the country and should make short work of Auburn. Rivalry games are always tricky. I’d like to think that this Iron Bowl will at least be a close-ish game. It won’t be, but I’ll still take the points and Auburn.
PICK: AUBURN +24.5 OVER 62.5
LSU at #5 Texas A&M
This one will be ugly. The Aggies will absolutely blow up the score board in this game. LSU is clearly not DBU anymore. Did you see those how bad Auburn lit them up a couple of weeks ago? Hell, Feleipe Franks threw for 339 yards against them last week. Kellen Mond might make it 500 yards.
PICK: TEXAS A&M -14.5 OVER 63.5
#9 Georgia at South Carolina
South Carolina at least made a good decision in finally firing Will Muschamp. I’m not so sure that Mike Bobo will be the answer, but the Gamecocks are already better without Muschamp. This won’t be the game that brings a big turnaround. They will probably have to wait until next year.