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Friday, August 30, 2013

NCAA football picks against the spread: Week 1

Here we go again for another year of college football picks against the spread. I will pick every game on the docket and include my best bet.
Quarterback Nick Patti leads the Boise State offense.

Here are some things to think about. In the early season there are lot of inflated lines as out-of-conference matchups tend to bring mismatches. But also remember that it is early in the season and coaches are trying to give youngsters a chance and keep their stars rested.

That's why I'm taking both UMass and Central Michigan. Look at the Wisconsin line. The Badgers are giving 44.5 points and the total is just 53.5. The books feel that Wisconsin will virtually shut them out but if UMass gets just one touchdown then the only way you could hit a Wisconsin and under bet is by the score of 45-7.

I don't like that but I do like the under. I'm thinking more like 35-7 here.

Best bet:  Boise State (They always get off to fast starts)
Preferred: Nevada (UCLA is going to be good but Nevada is no pushover. The number is too big. Boise State always gets off to fast starts).

Good luck and get ready for a long, hopefully profitable season.

The line and the selections in bold follow:

at Wisconsin    44.5    (53.5)    UMass
at Michigan     31.5    (52)    Cent.    Michigan
at Ohio St.     34.5    (55)    Buffalo
at NC State     14    (62.5)    Louisiana Tech
at Maryland   22    (49.5)    FIU
at Iowa    3    (53.5)    N.    Illinois
at Notre Dame   29.5    (53)    Temple
BYU      1    (50.5)    at    Virginia
Alabama-a   20.5    (45.5)    Virginia Tech
at Troy    3.5    (63)    UAB
at Cincinnati   10.5    (50.5)    Purdue
Kentucky-b     4.5    (57)    W. Kentucky
at Marshall    19.5    (67.5)    Miami (Ohio)
Oklahoma St.-c  13    (62)    Mississippi St.
at Oklahoma    21.5    (61)    Louisiana-Monroe
at Southern Miss.   8.5    (54.5)    Texas St.
at Texas    43    (58)    New Mexico St.
at Texas A&M  27    (66.5)    Rice
at Florida    23.5    (55.5)    Toledo
at Arkansas  10.5    (57.5)    La.-Lafayette
at Auburn    15.5    (62)    Washington St.
at North Texas   15    (58)    Idaho
Penn St.-d      8.5    (51.5)    Syracuse
at Nebraska   30    (67)    Wyoming
at New Mexico   3.5    (56)    UTSA
Georgia    2    (71)    at    Clemson
LSU-e    4.5    (50)    TCU
at Washington  3.5    (52.5)    Boise St.
at UCLA   21    (66.5)    Nevada
Northwestern   6    (60)    at    California
at Louisville   20.5    (58)    Ohio
Colorado St.-f    2.5    (49)    Colorado
Florida St.    10.5    (49.5)    at Pittsburgh
a-at Atlanta
b-at Nashville, Tenn.
c-at Houston
d-at E. Rutherford, N.J.
e-at Arlington, Texas
f-at Denver

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Blogger kyle smith said...

Do you also have a free picks on the upcoming basketball game?

October 14, 2013 at 3:49 PM 

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