Week 13 is in the rear view mirror, despite what felt like another week where 100 games were being postponed. Kesh went 9-3 so it was another week to make some dollars as we head into December. Let’s see what Kesh makes of the Week 14 college football matchups:
I’m feeling frisky this week so will be looking at taking a higher risk and going with more spreads that money lines to increase the bank roll in the run up to Christmas.
Please note, all the lines are courtesy of SkyBet at the time of writing. Lines are subject to change.
Texas A&M (-6.5) @ Auburn
What a tough one to start the slate. Hot take, The Aggies should be a top 4 team. I’m going to double down on my hot take and go with Texas A&M to win and cover the touchdown spread away from home. Texas A&M -6.5.
Ohio State (-23) @ Michigan State
December games matter more than September games. The playoff committee will be looking at who deserves a top 4 spot and Ohio State will look to book their place in the dance. Be careful of Ohio State Covid scares, check back on gameday to see full pick but I’m leaning towards Ohio State winning and covering if everything is good to go.
Oklahoma State (-1) @ TCU
I may have missed something but this line is dropping considerably towards TCU. I’ll take Oklahoma State -1 and hope before it jumps up again because I haven’t heard otherwise why Okie State shouldn’t win this one comfortably.
Rice @ Marshall (-23.5)
BYU (-9.5) @ Coastal Carolina
What a game we have here. BYU who are putting up points week in week out against the Cinderella story of the year. I can’t pick against either team so I’ll hit the over and hope for the best. Over 60.5, please.
Syracuse @ Notre Dame (-34.5)
I said Texas A&M should be a top 4 team, and the team that shouldn’t be anywhere near the top 4 is Notre Dame. Their biggest win was against a Trevor Lawrence-less Clemson team. If the committee are going to keep the Irish in the top 4, I beg them to finish 2nd or 3rd and replay Clemson and get humiliated in front of the world. Back to the topic at hand, Irish to win but Syracuse will cover. Syracuse +34.5.
Iowa (-14) @ Illinois
I’m liking this Iowa team this year, they feel a little frisky. They’ll come away with a win with a trip to Illinois. Iowa outright.
Florida (-17) @ Tennessee
Florida are on the outside looking in, and will be desperate for a big performance to try and get into the final 4. Outside of that, Kyle Trask is looking for personal achievements and wants that Heisman. Florida -17.
Navy @ Tulsa (-12.5)
I can’t see this game being high scoring at all, and the over/under total reflects that. Only 46.5 for a December College game. I think Tulsa will win, but won’t cover. The Navy will score more than 17 as they’re projected, so just the Tulsa money line in this one if I had to choose. Most likely staying away from this game.
Indiana @ Wisconsin (-13.5)
Wisconsin recovers from their disappointment in their last showing and inflicts some serious pain to Indiana. Badgers -13.5.
West Virginia @ Iowa State (-6.5)
2020 is the year of not understanding Iowa State. As 2020 as college football could get, I’m going to back Iowa State to win and cover here. -6.5 to the Cyclones.
Stanford @ Washington (-11)
One college football team I despise (more for reasons other than ruining a chance at a big pot of gold) is Stanford. No other reasons given, Washington outright.
Oregon (-8.5) @ Cal
The Ducks were caught napping last week. They’ll need to bounce back hard and with the extra rest will shock Cal. Oregon money line, or -8.5 if you’re feeling slightly risky in the later games on Saturday.
Clemson (-22) @ Virginia Tech
Points mean prizes in December, but as much as I want to hammer Clemson plus the points I am going to hit the total. 64.5 – I’ll take the over, just.
Miami (-14) @ Duke
Miami hasn’t played in forever, and the college basketball season is back in full swing for Duke. Both teams will be rusty so it’s a low risk pick, but Miami money just for the sake of it.
Alabama (-29) @ LSU
What a fall from grace LSU have experienced. This time last year the two teams were ranked 1 and 2 in college football. Now, ‘Bama are more than a 4 touchdown favourite. Wow. Can the Tide Roll? I think so, ‘Bama -29.
Baylor @ Oklahoma (-22)
The total is 64.5 which is such a good line. I’m going to go against the grain of two high scoring teams and take the under.
Washington State @ USC (-12)
Sunday Night college football? What on earth is this? A nice little filler before Broncos/Chiefs on Prime Time. I’m back USC outright as I have to keep the faith with the Trojans to finish the slate.
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