Each week, The State News degenerates 21 and older help you make some money with three tips of their own. We’ll also be updating our logs from the past week so you can see who’s really helping you make cash in.
Alex is heating up while Sam is back above .500 and Eli, well, has work to do.
Sam Sklar, Sports Editor (14-13)
I’m back in the win column. Almost had a 3-0 win but Ohio State and Penn State decided to make it a track meet in the fourth quarter.
Maryland in Wisconsin (Over 50)
This isn’t the typical Badger team we’re used to with an uncompromising defense and dominant running game.
Instead, this Wisconsin offense accumulates points. Since Paul Chryst was fired, the Badgers have averaged 35 points per game on offense. And as Michigan State fans saw about a month ago, that defense isn’t great either. Wisconsin overs have hit six straight games and it’s going to be seven.
Florida (+3.5) in Texas AM
This is a great matchup for Florida. The Gators are a run-first team, and that’s Texas A&M’s defensive weakness. On the other hand, Florida doesn’t have great defense and just sacked Brenton Cox, but Texas A&M’s offense is so so-so.
The Aggies are in free fall after losing four straight games. “I Won’t Back Down” from this one and will likely scatter to the money line as well.
Auburn (+13) in Mississippi Sdid
Bryan Harsin has left Auburn for good after just two years. I think the Tigers will circle the wagons with him to the door. There’s also a fun off-the-field dynamic to both of these programs, as Mississippi’s John Cohen is leaving college this week to accept the same position as athletic director at Auburn.
Alex Faber, football reporter (12-15)
I’m fine with 2-1 weeks. Not surprisingly, Jimbo Fisher’s crew was the only one that let me down.
I also continued to make money by stuffing my nose and betting the over at some disgusting football games — Iowa and Northwestern combined for 46 points in a game nobody outside of the Midwest saw.
Let’s continue this climb. I have a good feeling about this week.
Texas in the state of Kansas (ML)
This is a really scary line.
After losing a close game to Oklahoma State in Stillwater, Texas was given a week to rest and recover. Kansas State put on an absolutely dominant 48-0 performance against a good team from Oklahoma State last Saturday. There are strong arguments for both sides here. Also, I didn’t have much luck betting on Texas this season.
However, I’ll just close my eyes and take the Wildcats. The Longhorns have struggled to finish off opponents this season, especially on the road (just look at the losses to Texas Tech and Oklahoma State). Give me Kansas State in a Big 12 thriller.
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Luftwaffe at Army (Over 39.5)
My weekly “The line is just too low” bet.
I’ll give the exact reason I’ve given in the past: Under 40 points in a college football game just isn’t enough. On paper, this should be an old-fashioned low-scoring soccer game with two run-first teams. College football games rarely follow logic.
Freedom in Arkansas (-14.5)
I have no question that the Razorbacks will wipe out the Flames this Saturday. I hope you enjoyed being ranked for a week in Liberty!
Eli McKown, State News Editor (10-17)
Say hello to South Alabama for keeping me afloat in what could have been a disaster week.
South Alabama (-4) at Georgia Southermal
I ride the Jaguars ’til the wheels fall off Clay Helton who?
Oregon State (+4.5) at Washington
I love the beavers this season. In what might be the best defense in the Pac-12, I want them to shut down Washington and get a win here, but the Beavers covering the spread are a lock.
North Carolina (-7) at Virginia
I’m not sure if people got the memo that Virginia is bad. Like, really bad. North Carolina at a hundred here.
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