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Best bets for college football weekend

This is way too many points for the Commodores to be giving up to South Carolina. games to be keeping tabs on.

This is the second-largest line in the history of Tennessee football. ET, CBS

Alabama -7.5 at Texas A&M

And if I’m wrong on this, you guys can call me a complete and total idiot. (Granted, one of those teams was Kentucky). Toss in injuries for Texas on offense, and I really think Ole Miss could not just win this game but own it.

I don’t think Cal will pull off the upset, but should the Buckeyes be a little bit nervous about this trip? I think so.

The game of the year. But it wouldn’t surprise me at all if Johnny Manziel makes a play or two to swing this in the other direction. Remember, Vandy almost pulled off the upset in last year’s season opener. I tend to think Ole Miss and Vandy are both good teams, and I think we’ll find that out this weekend.

War Eagle.

We really don’t know much about either of these teams. I’m predicting a deep Freeze for Texas.

So without further ado, let’s see if I can make you guys some money again this week.

8. Vandy at South Carolina, 7 p.m. Meanwhile, Gus Malzahn can start off his Auburn coaching career 3-0. ET, ABC

10. You might as well get used to typing in our station.

Hugh Freeze had to be delirious with joy when he watched that Texas defense against BYU. . to 12 p.m. (The Vols were 30-point underdogs at Florida in the first year of the Lane Kiffin era).

Mississippi State is not a good football team. Can you guys finish the night off with me? This is a huge game for both teams and both conferences here.

We had a little bit of a bounce-back performance last week with the picks, tallying a 4-2 record — including nailing all three big games. They also lost to really bad/mediocre Syracuse and UConn teams.

. Auburn isn’t a good football team yet, but I think by the time November rolls around they will be good.

In Gus Malzahn I trust.

Even if most of y’all will be unable to watch this game on the Longhorn Network.

5. In the game of the year, A&M’s the bet.

I’ve also included my viewer guide so that you can follow along with me all day long watching games.

2. Louisville at Kentucky, noon ET, ESPN

I would have taken Oregon at -20, where this line opened.

I expect South Carolina to win this game, but I think Vandy will keep it close.

9. ET, ESPN

Why is this line hanging here?

But at -28?

Louisville -14 at Kentucky

Can y’all finish strong? Come on, I’m up at 4:30 a.m. This is one of several 7 p.m. Wisconsin at Arizona State, 10:30 p.m. Ole Miss at Texas, 8 p.m. Getting A&M plus a touchdown is just too good to pass up here. Start off with us on “FOX College Saturday” from 10 a.m. Tennessee at Oregon, 3:30 p.m. ET, FOX

This will be the win that makes Hugh Freeze a household name among college football fans.

1. The defensive team speed is bad — and will doubtless be exposed — but Tennessee has one of the top offensive lines in the country. Doubt me? Ask Northwestern.

Ole Miss at Texas -3

You guys can start talking Twitter trash to me early if Louisville immediately jumps out to a three-touchdown lead.

I can’t wait to see what’s going to happen here. I’m taking Kentucky plus two touchdowns.

Nearly two touchdowns is too many points here.

OK, here’s my viewer guide:

I told you, I think this game will be closer than expected. UCLA at Nebraska, noon ET, ABC

Nebraska will either win by three or lose by 30. Both are equally likely.

Vanderbilt at South Carolina -13.5

The game that Tennessee fans will be watching while peeking through their fingers.

It’s hard to know which game will be the best.

That’s why I think the Vols cover even though Oregon wins by double digits.

I think Ole Miss wins this game outright, and I thought this even before Texas went out and looked awful against BYU.

If the rape trial and investigation weren’t hanging over Vandy’s football team, this would be my upset pick of the week. Can he make many? I doubt it. The Commodores’ defense struggled with Ole Miss’s offense, but South Carolina doesn’t do anything fancy.

4. ET, ESPN2

Let’s roll, you degenerates.

Because Vegas believes that the Louisville story is a bit of a myth. Alabama at Texas A&M, 3:30 p.m. Mississippi State at Auburn, 7 p.m. But can he avoid complete disaster? I think so.

I believe that Louisville’s dominance is a bit of a myth.

Ninety-five percent of all the money is on Louisville, and we’ve finally settled at two touchdowns.

It’s worth keeping an eye on this one. This is a massive game for Bulldogs coach Dan Mullen. ET, ESPN

Mississippi State at Auburn -6

I tweeted about the opening line early Sunday morning, Louisville -7.5, and by the time I landed back in Nashville, Tenn., the line had moved all the way to Louisville -13.5.

So, drum roll . ET, Longhorn Network

You all have FS1. It’s 1620 on Comcast. PT, and I’ll last through all these games. Oregon will stack the line and dare Justin Worley to make plays. Second, look at Louisville’s 2012 schedule. Even with Mo Couch suspended on the defensive line, Tennessee has some decent weapons up front defensively. Can Butch Jones keep it respectable, or is Oregon intent on sending a message that they can run up the score on SEC teams, too?

Tennessee’s not great, but the Vols aren’t awful either. (Which happens every day anyway on Twitter, but still, I’ll deserve it for not picking Louisville to destroy a bad Kentucky team.)

I’m going to admit something to y’all: This game terrifies me.

6. The Longhorns won’t play that poorly again, but Ole Miss is much better offensively than BYU is. Ohio State at California, 7 p.m. Yes, they put a whipping on Florida, which really launched Louisville as a “top 10 team” story. But the Cardinals beat only two teams by more than 10 points last year. Nothing more needs to be said.

7. ET.

Tennessee at Oregon -28

That’s just too many points, I think.

This is the second-best game of the day, and most of us will struggle to find it on television.

3. First, Outkick told you that Louisville’s schedule is so weak that 26 different teams would be favored in every game. . That puts us at 8-6 through the first two weeks of the season. Not great, but not that bad either.

This week I’m going with the five biggest SEC games and then, to me, the second-best game of the weekend, which is Ole Miss at Texas.

I think Alabama will win this game something like 31-27


Posted by admin on August 3rd, 2016 :: Filed under Football bet
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