I’m staggering around the office today with a little college football hangover. How glorious! The season has finally begun. Well it’s Friday and that means time for my new feature … DFCF the Greek. Let me get the disclaimer out of the way. Gambling is illegal so this is for entertainment purposes only. *wink*wink* I’m not responsible if you lose (or win) money so if you choose to follow these picks you do so at your own risk. Let’s get to the picks.
Oregon State vs TCU (-13.5) at Cowboys Stadium
This smells like a trap line to me. Vegas put out a high number to get the public to pound the Oregon State side and so far that’s exactly what has happened (68% on the Beavers). Oregon State does have the dynamic Rodgers brothers, but they’re also breaking in a new QB that I think will struggle against this stout TCU Defense. I do worry a little about a backdoor cover, but I think the Frogs want to prove they are BCS worthy.
Colorado at Colorado State (+11.5)
I love taking home dogs in general, but especially in rivalry games. This series has actually been very good recently. It’s been full of close, competitive games and the underdog is 10-3 ATS in the last 13 meetings. The Buffaloes are a great team to play as a dog, but laying points with them is not a smart move.
Miami (OH) at Florida (-36.5)
I absolutely hate laying that many points, but this just seems like easy money. Miami (OH) is a very bad team that only won one game last year. Florida may have lost All-Everything Tim Tebow, but his replacement John Brantley is pretty good. Urban Meyer will keep his foot on the gas pedal to boost Brantley’s stats and confidence going forward.
That’s my top 3 picks and here are my 5 strongest leans: Missouri (-12), Purdue (+11), Oklahoma (-33.5), Cincinnati (+2), Virginia Tech (+1.5). Good luck!