Week 7 College Football (Against the Spread) Picks

These are in order from my most confident pick to least confident. Lines are based on the current spreads at the Caesars Sportsbook.

Clemson (-3.5) at Florida State- 7:30– Clemson beat Wake on the road by 6 who then beat Florida State on the road by 10, yet somehow the Tigers are only a 3 point favorite in this one. I am confident the Tigers will win by at least a touchdown.
Baylor (-3.5) at West Virginia- (Th) 7:00– If Kansas can go into Morgantown and win by more than a touchdown, I don’t see any reason why Baylor won’t do the same. West Virginia is just really bad right now, as I don’t think Neal Brown makes it through this entire season as head coach.
NC State (+3.5) at Syracuse- 3:30– I don’t care if Devin Leary isn’t playing; the Cuse are the least proven of all the current unbeatens (including Coastal and JMU), and NC State has superior talent across the board. here
Miami-FL (-7.0) at Virginia Tech- 12:30– Miami should be primed for a bounce back performance after their narrow loss to UNC, and the Hokies are really, really bad right.
North Carolina (-7.0) at Duke- 8:00– I don’t think Duke’s improved defense will be able to slow UNC’s offense, and I don’t think the Blue Devils offense is good enough to exploit the Heels’ porous defense. The Heels just have two many weapons for the Devils to deal with to keep this one close.
Eastern Michigan (-2.5) vs. Northern Illinois- 3:30– The Eagles have emerged as a surprise player in the MAC West race. Meanwhile, the Huskies are reeling right now with five straight losses.
Western Michigan (Pick) vs. Ohio- 3:30- I picked the Broncos last week and they burned me but surely this team is good enough to beat a mediocre Bobcat team at home.
Fresno State (+7.5) vs. San Jose State- 10:45– I get the Bulldogs are having a down season and have suffered some inexplicable losses, but Fresno is playing at home against an unproven San Jose State team whose best win is against UNLV.
Georgia Southern (+12.0) vs. James Madison- 4:00– the Eagles are similar to the forementioned Blue Raiders in that they pulled one monumental road upset this season and have not looked good before or since. However, they are at home here, and JMU has to have a bad game at some point right?
Indiana (+11.5) vs. Maryland- 3:30– The Hoosiers gave Michigan a scare for quite a while last weekend in Bloomington, and I don’t see why they can’t do that and more against a mediocre Maryland squad.

Last Week’s Record: 3-7, Overall Season Record: 22-38 (it’s getting ugly early for me!)


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