Week 8 is in the books and Keshy6 got back to winning ways as he went 10-5 in his picks last week. Anything above 55% is a good week so let’s get straight into it and find the line that makes the dollars.
Kesh looks ahead to this week’s college football slate, sprinkling a bit of Vegas in there and giving his predictions on each game from the Top 25.
Please note, all the lines are courtesy of SkyBet at the time of writing. Lines are subject to change.
Memphis @ Cincinnati (-6.5)
Cincinnati absolutely crushed SMU last week and the undefeated Bearcats look to continue marching on. Even though Memphis can put up points, they won’t be able to match their opponents in this one. Cincinnati money line.
Michigan State @ Michigan (-24.5)
Michigan State was awful last weekend. 7 turnovers. SEVEN. But the Spartans only last by 11, somehow. Michigan looked good and the big brother will dominate this matchup. I think 25 points may be too much though but it will be a good game nonetheless. Cop out pick, but a pick nonetheless. Michigan outright.
Kansas State @ West Virginia (-3.5)
The unranked team is the favourite in this matchup which you don’t see very often. The total is only 46 points. I’m taking the over before it shoots up.
Coastal Carolina (-2.5) @ Georgia State
Who would have thought it that Coastal Carolina would be ranked again this week? I would normally choose to stay away from teams I am unsure of but I favour momentum and back Coastal Carolina to take the win and cover against Georgia State on the road.
Boston College @ Clemson (-31)
My biggest shout of the week was Syracuse plus the points last week as I couldn’t see Clemson running up the score again. It all depends on the coaches relationship with each other – if you see them chatting pre-game, take Boston College plus the points, if not, Dabo will want to set a precedent against his opponent. Wait till gameday for this one, keep an eye on my Twitter for updates.
Georgia (-15) @ Kentucky
Watch this line, it is rising, but as soon as it gets back under -14 take Georgia. I can see them wanting to score against this lacklustre Kentucky team who just want the basketball season to start. Georgia -14 or below.
Iowa State (-28.5) @ Kansas
This matchup is a QB you can’t trust week to week vs a team you can’t trust regardless of the situation. This is going to be my pass of the week.
Notre Dame (-20) @ Georgia Tech
The same Georgia Tech team who lost 73-7 against Clemson only 2 weeks ago are only 3 touchdown underdogs against the fourth-ranked Irish. Notre Dame, win, cover, easy. Book it.
Wisconsin @ Nebraska
Game cancelled due to Covid-19 outbreak
Indiana (-10) @ Rutgers
Both teams managed to pull out upsets last weekend which surely ruined millions of parlay. Both teams won by the lack of discipline and costly turnovers by their opponents. This is going to be a hard game to pick. Rutgers managed to move the ball wise ease but I like the total again in this one. 52.5 – if it falls anywhere near 49 take the over.
Texas @ Oklahoma State (-3.5)
So Texas isn’t ranked anymore. A few weeks ago this would have been a primetime matchup. The Oklahoma State defence prevails in this one. OSU to win outright.
Boise State (-14) @ Air Force
Good offence v bad offence. Boise scored 42 last week, Airforce scored 6. You can see where this is going. Boise State -14.
Mississippi State @ Alabama (-30.5)
The line is absolutely perfect here. Alabama on the up against Mississippi State who is free falling. I’m not sure if it’s just too many points for me, but Alabama is Alabama. You have to take some risks if you are going to take Vegas’ money. Alabama -30.5
Ohio State (-11.5) @ Penn State
There is going to be no whiteout this week and there is going to be no win for Penn State. Ohio State is too good for this joke team. Ohio State -11.5 all the way up to -14.
Arkansas @ Texas A&M (-12.5)
I like the Aggies here. Wait until this line drops though because money will come in on Arkansas. If you see Aggies -10 anywhere take it. The money line for me until the line drops for A&M.
Missouri @ Floria (-13)
Florida has had time to heal their wounds after being beaten by A&M and they’ll want to come back fighting in their own stadium. Two touchdowns against Missouri will be lightwork. Florida -13.
Navy @ SMU (-13)
This game will fly. The run games of each team will keep the clock ticking and bearing in mind it doesn’t go to overtime the total is 59. I’m taking the under as there just won’t be enough possessions for either team to hit the over.
North Carolina (-6.5) @ Virginia
Virginia got handled by Miami last week and UNC is a different kettle of fish. Sam Howell will continue last week’s dominance in week 9 as the Tar Heels will win and cover the small point spread.
Oklahoma (-14.5) @ Texas Tech
Oklahoma is back in the Top 25. They take on Texas Tech who has been wildly inconsistent this season. I think The Sooner continues on their winning streak this weekend.
Western Kentucky @ BYU (-28.5)
Another week, another BYU massive spread favourite. You really can’t bet against them right now. BYU covers the spread.
Kesh’s Pick 6:
- Cincinnati – money line
- Notre Dame -20
- Boise State -14
- Ohio State -11.5
- Florida -13
- North Carolina -6.5