JerseyChaser Presents: College Football Quick Picks
Now if you read JerseyChaser often then you know the only thing we gamble with is our lives, but since some of you like to put your money where your mouth is we’ve enlisted the services of international man of leisure Nolan Martin to help you stack cheese this College Football weekend with some quick picks…follow him @nolanpmartin
Cincinnati (+3) over Louisville
Teddy Bridgewater & co. can light up the scoreboard, but they aren’t consistent. Just ask the Tar Heels. Butch Davis is the superior coach. The Bearcats will come to play.
Tennessee (+14.5) over S. Carolina
The Gamecocks are still black & blue from a Gainesville beatdown. Vols HC Derek Dooley needs that signature win to secure his job. He won’t get it here, but 14.5 points is just too high.
Oregon (-45.5) over Colorado
The Ducks took their foot off the gas petal in Tempe and dropped in the polls. Look for them to put up 50 in the first half against the lowly Buffs.
Florida (-7) over Georgia
Move over Aaron Murray. The best QB in the SEC title belongs Sophomore Jeff Driskell. The Dogs’ running game has also stalled of late. Georgia lacks the discipline to win a game of this magnitude, a reoccurring theme under Mike Richt.
USC (-6.5) over Arizona
I’m really surprised this isn’t higher. If there’s one thing I’ve learned in sports betting it’s don’t trust Arizona OR Arizona State against the conference elite. Trojans win big in Tucson.
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Rutgers (-13.5) over Kent State
I’ve been riding Rutgers all year, and that’s not going to change with the Flashes coming to town.
Duke (+27.5) over FSU
The Blue Devils can score points. I like them getting some trash TDs late in this one to cover.
Boise St. (-16.5) over Wyoming
The Broncos might be rebuilding, but we’re talking about a 1-6 Wyoming team here. I don’t care where they’re playing.
Kansas St. (-7) over Texas Tech
Colin Klein has emerged as the Heisman frontrunner. No way he takes a step back at home.
Ohio (-7.5) over Miami (Oh)
This might be the toughest pick of the week for me. I’d feel a lot better if the spread was less than a TD, but I see the Bobcats running the table in the MAC this season. A bye week to prepare will be the difference.
PSU (+1) over Ohio St.
This line has been shifting all over the place. Just yesterday I saw some sights giving OSU 2.5. Scandals aside, these are the top 2 teams in the Big Ten. Penn State squeaks it out in front of a sold out Beaver Stadium.
Washington St. (+21.5) over Stanford
Stanford’s Big Ten style of play doesn’t warrant a three-possession spread against a Mike Leach offense. Just like the before mentioned Blue Devils, expect some garbage time scores to be the difference.
Auburn (+13.5) over Texas A&M
Every year a home team in the SEC pulls off a big upset, and this could be the one. Texas A&M is superior in all facets, but the War Eagle fans will provide enough energy to make this one interesting.
Nebraska (-2.5) over Michigan
Denard Robinson and Taylor Martinez have a lot in common. They look like All Americans at home, and stuggle mightily on the road. Look for that trend to continue in Lincoln.
La Tech (-30) over New Mexico St.
The nation’s most explosive offense nobody talks about isn’t a secret anymore. Jump on this line quickly as it continues to move. I’d expect it to be at 35 by kickoff.
Notre Dame (+11.5) over Oklahoma
Oklahoma will win the game, but come on? The Sooner faithful keep placing their bets and inflating the line. I trust the golden domers to keep it close, especially with Everett Golston under center.
Mississippi St. (+24) over Alabama
The spreads are getting obnoxious with the Crimson Tide and rightfully so. They just had two big road covers in Columbia and Knoxville, but Saban’s crew is only 1-3 ATS at home.
Oregon St. (-3) over Washington
I almost always give the Huskies the nod at home, but this Beavers team is special. Sean Mannion is back in action, and his backup has also proven to be more than capable if called upon. They also get the Ducks at home this year in the Civil War… just sayin.