Both Rogers and Ynoa are like a box of chocolates and you never know what you're going to get. Rogers has struggled in back to back starts and Ynoa is having lower back problems that has limited his innings.
Slight lean on Braves here because they have the best offense in the league but not in love with this bet at -160 odds.
No way Duke can match up physically against the Irish on either side of the ball but Chase Brice, as a duel threat, makes the whole offense better for Duke and keeps them in the game for 3 quarters. He is a legitimate pro prospect and will do great under David Cutcliffe.
Prediction: Notre Dame 35, Duke 10. Got to love this -20.5 line being just under 3 TD's, Irish should be able to get er' done.
Both teams struggled mightily from 3-point range with the Raptors going 12-for-40 and the Celtics making a modest 11 of 34 attempts. I'm betting we don't see the same shooting woes in this game so taking the OVER 210 points . Itâ€™s the lowest projected total of the series; the first five games all finished Under and this line maybe a reaction to the poor shooting in game 5. The Raptors will need to play at a higher pace offensively after being held below 100 points in each of their three losses.
BYU and Navy both had to cancel their opening rivalry games due to COVIC-19. The two teams filled the season-opening hole in their respective schedules by agreeing to this last-minute game. Navy is coming off an 11-win season that culminated in a 20-17 victory over Kansas State in the Liberty Bowl. BYU had a tough 2019 season and limped in with to a 7-6 finish a year ago, capped by a 38-34 loss to lowly Hawaii in the Hawaii Bowl.
Navy's challenge this season is replacing running back Malcolm Perry who they lost to graduation. He ranked second in the FBS last season with 2,017 rushing yards and tied for first with 21 rushing touchdowns.
They are also starting a new QB in Dalen Morris takes over at quarterback this season after winning the job in fall camp. The senior started camp as the No. 3 signal-caller, but surged past Perry Olsen and Maasai Maynor for the top spot by mid-August.
BETTING PREDICTION: I like Navy here eve if it is more of a fade of a BYU team I think is still in regression from last season. So if Navy's Morris can hit the ground running as the new starting quarterback, the Midshipmen should be able to move the ball and grind clock. Not to mention the injury bug is already attacking the Cougars before their season opener -senior TE Matt Bushman tore his Achilles tendon at the end of August, costing BYU its top returning receivers and rush blockers. Navy is adept at chewing clock and yards on long-drives and just too many question marks to consider backing BYU in this first game. Give me BYU Cougars and the free point in what should be a close game.
Arkansas State makes the short trip east to take on Memphis in an intriguing showdown for Week 1 of the 2020 college football season. These two teams lit up the scoreboard last year combining to average more than 70 points a game.
Memphis returns the bulk of the depth chart from last year but will have a new play-caller as Mike Norvell left and went to Florida State.
Both offenses are capable of putting up points in a hurry. While early-season rust is a concern with the unusual offseason, itâ€™s hard to envision both offenses sputtering for all four quarters. Even without Gainwell, Memphis wonâ€™t have trouble moving the ball against Arkansas Stateâ€™s defense with White and Coxie connecting frequently through the air. The Red Wolves have several play makers and will have success in moving the ball, but over 4 quarters Memphis is likely to provide more resistance on defense. I've got Memphis winning by a couple of TD's here, in a 42-27 type of game.