Posted: 10/12/2012 9:41:33 AM
It’s possible that Pittsburgh will play an inspired game but they’ll need to bring their best effort and get multiple turnovers. Louisville should have the answers needed to counter the Panthers at every turn. Take the Cardinals on the road.
NCAA Football Picks: Louisville -3
Defensively, the Bulldogs have kept teams in check so far, but Tyler Bray and Tennessee possess a far more potent offense than anything they've had to contend with. I actually like the Vols to win this game straight up but will gladly put those pointson my picks ticket as insurance.
Tennessee Volunteers +3
I'm putting my college football picks money on the Chippewas to get the win and hand Navy another losing ticket in its 1-7 ATS mark over the team’s last eight contests against MAC foes
Free Pick: Central Michigan ML or ATS
Both teams are ranked in the top thirty in total yards. The Longhorns are averaging 477.4 YPG and the Sooners are putting up 463.8 YPG themselves.
As we mentioned before, there were 72 points scored in this matchup last year, and Texas has gotten a heck of a lot better offensively now that Ash has emerged as an asset and not a liability.
Meanwhile, neither of these defenses has impressed me very much, though Oklahoma's has certainly been faring better so far this season.
Still, this game should be dominated by big-time plays on offense. As far as picks for college football are concerned, Ash and Jones are both incredibly productive quarterbacks and so we'll roll with the OVER in a game we suspect may turn into a shootout.
Free college Football Picks: OVER 60.5
South Carolina's offense did score 28 points against Georgia (plus a kick return for a touchdown that gave the Gamecocks 35 points). LSU's offense, which has been so bad in recent weeks, might get a kick in the pants. Motivated by recent failures, it could produce an inspired performance that would, in turn, reverse many negative trends for the Bayou Bengals and head coach Les Miles.
Outlook & NCAA Football Betting Prediction:
There's simply nothing at all in the analytical realm which suggests that this will be a high-scoring game. One team might hit 20 to 24 points, and that will only happen if defensive touchdowns or kick returns enter the picture. Definitely add the UNDER to your College Football picks in this game.
NCAA Football Picks: UNDER 38.5
To put it frankly, Indiana doesn't have the personnel on offense (or defense) to keep up with Miller and the Buckeyes.
Free College Football Picks: Ohio State Buckeyes -17.5
llinois lost by 17 to Wisconsin. Michigan is at least two touchdowns better than Wisconsin if not four at the present moment. This game should be a rout from the start, with Michigan winning by at least 30 points. So, I'll take the points against the spread and put Michigan on my picks list.
NCAA Football Picks: Michigan -23.5
I know Stanford has a prolific offense, but Notre Dame’s defense is second to only Alabama. I think they will have a good scheme to stop Nunes, and I am putting the Irish on my picks ticket; winning by double figures at home.
College Football Pick: Fighting Irish -8
I’m going to recommend that readers play the UNDER in this conference affair, as the Red Raiders have fallen short of the number in two of their last three opportunities as a home underdog of seven or fewer points since 2010. West Virginia has gone below the total in five of its last seven games as a favorite of 3.5 to 10 points.
College Football Picks: Under 77.5
I’m going to recommend that readers back the Tigers in this particular spot when making their Week 7 college football picks, as I find the coaching relationship significant in this contest. Alabama has failed to cover six of its last seven games before playing the Tennessee Volunteers, while Saturday’s host is 20-14 against the spread after a home loss against a conference rival.
College Football Pick: Missouri Tigers +21.5
College Football Pick: Kent State -1½ (-105)