After starting out 3-0, Oregon has lost back-to-back games with its latest coming as 9-point road favorites at California. Aside from USCâ€™s first game when its rush defense got gashed by Arizona State, the Trojans have done pretty well versus the run. The Ducks just haven't impressed this year and while USC hasn't been dominate they have been the better overall team and the Trojan passing attack is the difference in this one.
Small sample size with all of the COVID interruptions but Stanford is the better football team with more playmakers. Stanford QB Davis Mills was out for the season-opener and then was rushed back to action in the second game. With a game under his belt and an extra week of prep he should play much better here. Not in love with this line but like Stanford in a low scoring game tonight.
Drives against the Illini defense tend to end in either touchdowns or turnovers. Rutgers offense is not completely broken like it was last year, so theyâ€™ll move the ball against this soft Illinois defense. For Illinois to win, the defense is going to need to score two touchdowns and the offense will need to hold the ball for more than 30 minutes. Winning the turnover battle didnâ€™t help us against Minnesota, but Rutgers doesnâ€™t have as good an offense as Minny. The Illini, however, have the worst offense in the conference, so itâ€™ll be up to the worst defense in the conference to lead the charge. I donâ€™t believe this team is bad enough to lose every game this season, but until they find a way to win one, itâ€™s tough to imagine theyâ€™ll win any.
Penn State won that matchup three years ago 56-44, but both schools are off to miserable starts and are winless both straight up and against the spread in 2020. All things considered, Nebraska handled Northwestern's Peyton Ramsey about as well as they could. However, Clifford is on another level notwithstanding an anomaly against Maryland. But his play against Ohio State and Indiana showed the type of ability that Nebraska's defense is going to have trouble with. Good spot for superior Penn State gets back on track.
I'm up wayyyy too much money on BYU this year to not back the Cougars again. That offense is going off this year and even without the offense the defense would be keeping them in games. Houston's played one game so far and they gave up 31 points to Tulane. Big step up here on both sides of the ball and I think it's just too much, gimme the Cougars from Utah by 10
BYU has been kicking the shit out of everbody and making it look easy in the process. This Houston program has been a mess for years and Dana Holgorsen hasn't righted the ship yet. Let's get on these Mountain Mormons tonight.
The Hokies enjoyed their trip last week to the Triangle, posting a 38-31 win at Duke, although they failed to cover an 11.5-point number. UNC got back into action after a three-week hiatus due to COVID concerns for their previously scheduled opponents. They finally got back on the field at Boston College and scratched out a nice 26-22 road win against a tough defense.
What Virginia Tech has done so far this season has been nothing short of amazing. With postponements to start the year followed by two games with a limited roster and shorthanded coaching staff, a lackluster start would have been expected. But the Hokies are not only 2-0, but have looked impressive doing it. North Carolina, on the other hand, has been somewhat pedestrian in their victories. But I predict that changes this week. UNC will open things up through the air and Dazz Newsome will make his presence felt. The Carolina defense will make Khalil Herbert work and their defensive front will get after whoever is playing quarterback. It will be another tight contest, but North Carolina plays their best game of the year and wins and covers the 4 point spread.
Browns faced little to no resistance most of the game last week, even made Baker Mayfield look half descent. I like Joe Burrows, dislike Carson Wentz, but I've got Philly here as this Cinci defense is really bad.
The Mariners have been one of the best home teams in baseball lately, winning their last seven such games and San Francisco has struggled on the road, losing its last four but Tyler Anderson faced the Mariners in his last start on Wednesday at Oracle Park and tossed six scoreless innings to earn his first win since Aug. 22. I'm not betting Anderson has another solid performance. Giants and UNDER 9.
This is a very tough ask coming out of the gates for Denver. The news that Miller is headed to injured reserve and Courtland Sutton might be out with his new shoulder injury, the oddsmakers have had to flip the line which tells you a whole lot. I still want the points in my pocket tonight, I predict the Broncos get a couple of big plays and see the run game have some success but the Titans wear Denver out with Henry and the Titans win. Pick: Titans 21, Broncos 17
The Clippers missed a big opportunity by not closing the Nuggets out on Friday. Leaning taking the 7.5 points here with a reinvigorated Denver team but instead will play the Under 214.5. I predict Los Angeles turns up the defense, Los Angeles Clippers wins 106-99.
Cleveland is just 2-6-1 overall against the spread. Theyâ€™ve lost by an average of 5.6 points per game and fall 4.9 points shy of the cover. That's hard to bet on IMO. Pittsburgh is the hotter team coming into this game and is 6-3-0 ATS and covers by an average of 1.6 points. Like I said this game could go either way so I'm rolling with the hotter team and grabbing the +3 points. Both teams are coming off low-scoring games in Week 10, as Cleveland and Pittsburgh played to point totals of 35 and 29 points, respectively. Following the season trends I like this one to be low scoring. I've got Pittsburgh winning 20-17.
This seems like a classic let down spot for Oregon after an emotional comeback road win over rival Washington last weekend. And I actually think Washington States offense can present problems for Oregons stingy defense. And the Ducks get back two starters from injury in stud linebacker Troy Dye and starting cornerback Deommodore Lenoir. I still think Mike Leach and this potent WSU offense will be able to stay within earshot in this game. I like the 14 points here - Oregon wins a 42-31 type of game.
The Fighting Irish should take care of business on the road Saturday. Notre Dame will expose the bad Shea Patterson, creating an uphill battle for the Wolverines against a top-15 defense which they don't have the offense to answer. I predict a 4th regular season loss for Harbaugh & Co.
A week after getting torched in Dallas by Shane Buechele and the SMU offense, now Temple has to deal with Dillon Gabriel and UCF's passing attack. The Owls' defense is better than what it showed last weekend, but the Knights are a team you have to put points up against to have a chance. The bottomline is Temple just didn't look good last week, I like UCF to win by 2 TD's here.
Price has been solid so far this season, but he's been hittable on the road where he has an ERA over four and is allowing a .252 batting average. Peacock has given up one run and struck out 24 batters in his last 17 innings, and he has a 2.89 ERA with an allowed batting average of .210 at home. The Houston Astros are also in one of these grooves where they're putting up crooked numbers consistently and not losing games. Give me Houston on the low line here today.
Solo pensando en un equipo superior hoy, sale denver el que este de visitante y con un par de jugadores cuestionable hace hace que la linea este pareja, pero sin duda denver deberia sacar este juego, si es contra defensas le gano a memphis en la semana, si es ofensiva se llevo a houston, esperemos no alla comica hoy como con los angeles rams jeje
Just thinking of a superior team today, denver out that this visitor and with a questionable couple of players makes the line this couple, but no doubt denver should take this game, if it is against defenders I beat memphis in the week , if it's offensive, I'll take it to houston, let's hope it's not the same today as with los angeles rams jeje
You can think of this like an escalator. The Warriors are going up the escalator while the Bulls are going down and this game is where the teams cross paths headed in opposite directions. The Warriors have had some injuries that impacted their latest play do I do give them a little credit there The Bulls will be looking to stop the losing spiral but I don't see it happening tonight. I know the Warriors aren't great at covering ATS at home and that gives me a slight pause with a deep double digit spread but the Warriors beat the Bulls by 20+ points already this season. Its a fairly easy pick for me to stick with home team.
Purdue has to be the play of the day for sports bettors. I'm not sure why Vegas has got this line at a virtual Pick Em' when Purdue is clearly better than their record, they just upset Ohio State, and this Michigan team will be playing without 4 starters today. Purdue has the kind of defense that will create problems for the Spartansâ€™ struggling offense. I canâ€™t envision them scoring a lot of points in this game, especially after they were just held to only seven points on offense.
This UMass defense is flat out bad, but they still aren't as bad as UConnâ€™s defense. The Huskies defense did have a descent game at South Floria last Saturday, but they have been giving up a ridiculous 651 yards of total offense per game. Not one opponent has scored less than 38 points on them so far this season. That means that their offense will probably have to score 40 or more points to even have a shot at covering this game. Those sound like long odds to me. I like UMASS -5 here today.
The news being reported is that Gronk did not travel with Patriots on flight to Chicago and is expected to not play against the Bears today. The New England Patriots showed in their last game against the Chiefs that they still have issues on defense. The Chicago Bears are coming off a brutal loss to the Miami Dolphins and the defense gave up over 250 yards of total offense. The Bears are the type of team that can give the Pats issues, as they're going to put pressure on Brady and possibly create turnovers. But this line is virtually a pick em' here for bettors today, and that means that Chicago will most likely have to win this game to cover....and do you really want to bet on Trubisky led offense over Tom Brady? With or without Gronk, you just can't bet against New England in this spot. My Betting Pick: New Englands Patriots -2.