College football is starting to hit full speed, and we are seeing teams that are legit title contenders, and getting a sense of the teams that aren’t going to be contenders at all (Nebraska!). We have a great slate of games on deck for this weekend, and that means a lot of great games to bet on.
Current Record: 2-2-1 (3-2 SU)
All spreads come from Fanduel Sportsbook as of 10 PM Central on Thursday night.
Michigan State @ Northwestern +9
Neither of these teams have been very good on the offensive side of the ball against far worse defenses, and the over under is 38.5. That means that they aren’t expecting much scoring at all, and I’d take the under on that. Fitz is usually free money as a home underdog, and this game will be no different. I expect the Cats to walk away from Ryan Field with a victory.
Prediction: MSU 14, Northwestern 17
Morgan State +49.5 @ Army
For the same reason that I took Army +22.5 two weeks ago against Michigan, give me Morgan State +49.5. I don’t expect this game to be very competitive, but if Army puts up 50+ points I would be floored. The clock will be chewed up by the Army triple option.
Prediction: Morgan State 10, Army 41
Tennessee +14 @ Florida
Florida quarterback Felipe Franks went down last week and will miss the rest of the season, and are turning to someone who has only thrown 40 passes in his collegiate career. Sure, Tennessee hasn’t been very good this year, but they are still an SEC team with SEC talent. I expect the Gators to win, but not by two touchdowns with a backup quarterback making his first start of the year.
Prediction: Tennessee 21, Florida 33
Western Michigan @ Syracuse -5
Western Michigan only managed to put up 2.5 YPC against the Michigan State Spartans earlier in the year but gained over 10 yards a pop last weekend against Georgia State. Syracuse is coming off a blowout loss against Clemson last weekend, which is the perfect time for a bounceback game from the Orange.
Prediction: WMU: 28, Syracuse: 40
West Virginia -4.5 @ Kansas
Kansas crushed Boston College last week, but they are no where near as good as they played last Friday. West Virginia finally got its offense rolling last weekend against NC State, averaging over 6 yards a carry. Expect the Mountaineers to control both sides of the line. The Kansas secondary is still bad, and the offense is a work in progress.
Prediction: WVU 31, Kansas 17