We are back in at Week 7 of the College Football season, and it seems like the first half of the year went by in a blink of an eye!
This week there are some stunning games, including the chance for the great cajuns from Baton Rouge to rip my heart out and tear it into a million little pieces. Let’s hope that doesn’t happen, but before I talk too much about the Dawgs, lets look at what we learned last week:
- Tigers are meant to drown in the Florida swamplands,
- Running quarterbacks can give Auburn Fitz,
- Notre Dame will not falter under the bright lights,
- Cinderella’s wildcats weren’t meant to be, and
- Texas is back (or Oklahoma sucks).
This week we are certain to learn a lot more about the top teams and where they will finish when it is all said and done. So to be sure you’re ahead of the game in terms of how to bet, let’s take a look at the big games!
2 Georgia at 13 LSU at 3:30 on CBS
LINE: UGA -7 O/U: 50.5
Hey Tiger Nation, You Got Our Back?
It's time to Let the Valley Shake! pic.twitter.com/zcKBVA5ZIw
— LSU Football (@LSUfootball) October 11, 2018
The Dawgs roll into the real Death Valley looking to break out with the runs more than me the day after eating Cajun food.
Some of you may be wondering, do I have fears about Jake Fromm and his ability to play on a big game stage in a very hostile environment? It would be natural to, but I DON’T. Listen, Jake has manned up and played on the biggest stage, and done very well. He proved this in South Bend. He proved it in Pasadena. And he proved it in the National Championship. I also think that the LSU defensive front is not as good as it has been in the past, which bodes well for UGA and the run game.
The problem? I still think Joe Burrow and co. find some way to pull this out. What can I say? Death Valley scares me, and the Tigahs always play insanely well when they’re backed into a corner (thanks Florida, ya dinks). All of this is forcing me to believe that the Fighting Orgerons will pull some crazy plays out of their back pocket, then win a very close one in the end. It’s not about skill on either side of the ball, it is about the bad juju whenever the Dawgs travel west, and about the Cajun wizardry that will be in the air. Sorry fam, I gotta go with LSU.
FINAL BET: LSU +7
7 Washington at 17 Oregon at 3:30 on ABC/ESPN2
LINE: WASH -3.5 O/U: 57.5
Browning’s stock will be on the rise, as a Duck hunting session in Eugene will be airing on national television this afternoon.
Truthfully, the Ducks we’re a quacking earlier in the season, providing the best atmosphere possible for their matchup against Stanford, yet they still fell just short of achieving their golden goose by BLOWING a huge lead and falling in overtime. Similar to that game, this won’t be pretty.
Washington operates a hell of a lot like Stanford, but with a better quarterback, line, and running back combination…. So Oregon is screwed in this one. Get prepared for them to go up early in the game from the adrenaline, but for it to wane out over time, and the Huskies to go home happy. Sorry Oregon, at least you can look forward to basketball season!
FINAL BET: WASH -3.5
15 Wisconsin at 12 Michigan at 7:30 on ABC
LINE: MICH -10 O/U: 49
A whole pack of badgers will roll into the Big House to meet their rodent arch-nemesis wolverines, and to also meet their demise.
It turns out, the khaki-clan’s loss earlier in the year to Notre Dame wasn’t a terrible loss as the Irish have gone on to dominate almost everyone they have played. Meanwhile, the Badgers are still lingering in the CFB Playoff talks even though they got owned by some Mormon Magic in Camp Randall. What’s that mean for this game? It means we have the chance for a loser leaves town game in which one team shoots into the Top-10 and the other starts thinking about trips to the Gator Bowl.
Fortunately for Harbaugh and company, they will win this game. The problem? Bucky’s crew will make sure they have to work for it. Michigan’s game is highly run-dependent. It’s not that Shea Patterson can’t sling the ball; it’s just they have had a ton of success between the tackles. That bodes very well for a Wisconsin team that is ranked 30th in the country against the run and only gives up 130 per game. It will push Patterson to play more of an integral role in the offense, and we all saw how that worked for him in South Bend. Because of this, while I still think Michigan pulls out a win (duh, Wisconsin can’t score) it will be closer than 10 points. Hammer that Wisconsin line!
FINAL BET: Wisconsin +10
Missouri at 1 Alabama at 7:00 on ESPN
LINE: Bama -28 O/U: 74.5
— Mizzou Football (@MizzouFootball) October 11, 2018
The tigers storm into Tuscaloosa hoping and praying that the Tide will have mercy. While this, won’t be the last time Bama plays some tigers, it will by far be the ugliest.
This is the one game that made Mizzou fans shit themselves excessively when the schedules were released. Sure, they get to go out and visit T-town and all of the joy it has to offer, but they also get to receive an enormous ass-whooping, courtesy of ole Nicky Saban and Tua Taga…. Yeah I’m not even going to try to spell that name.
Bama will roll all over this sad excuse for a defense, and Drew will be Locked down on the other side of the ball, leading to the Tide not having their starting QB play in the fourth quarter, yet again. The only issue on covering the spread would be whether or not Bama takes the foot off the pedal later in the game, but if you’re that concerned then you should hammer the over. I’m not so I’m doing both. Roll tide and go points!
FINAL BET: Bama -28 AND OVER 74.5
And there you have it folks, five bets that I highly recommend on a huge weekend for college football. As always, best of luck to all of you and to your wallets, and Go Dawgs!