We posted a respectable 8-4 record against the spread last week, but we’re always aiming to do better. Let us know where you agree or disagree with us this week.
|Friday Locks Week 1 Results|
Oklahoma (-17.5) at Iowa State | I typically try to stay away from both large spreads and picking the Sooners. However, I feel like Oklahoma is going to bring it this Saturday looking for revenge from a year ago. I’ve got Kyler Murray and his crew dominating the Cyclones this weekend.
Ohio State (-12) at TCU | I’m all about cheering for the Big 12 to do well. That being said, cheering and having common sense are two different things. I’m not sure TCU is ready for big boy football. The Buckeyes are gonna roll all over the Horned Frogs.
USC (+3.5) at Texas | Is anyone really surprised that Texas is favored this week? If I was in Vegas I’d be putting big money on the Trojans. If the Longhorns began to think they were back after beating Tulsa last week, they are in for a rude awaking this Saturday.
VT (-27.5) vs ECU | The Hokies have appeared absolutely dominant in run defense. Forcing opponents to become one dimensional has helped this program surge up the rankings. Once again, the defense will be called up against ECU to deliver. I believe they get it done!
Arizona State (-4.5) vs SDSU | ASU picked up a major win in week two showcasing the ability to play with some of the best in the country. It just so happens that Arizona State is also 2-0 against the spread. I’m not picking against them this week in a game that should easily be decided by a touchdown.
Oklahoma (-17.5) vs Iowa State | The Cyclones musters three points in their season opener and look to rebound. Running into an improving defense like the one Oklahoma possesses will prove difficult once again especially if OU contains Montgomery. I don’t think a situation like last year will play out. The only question is can ISU keep up with the high flying offense of the Sooners? My answer is currently no.
LSU (+10) at Auburn | I hesitate to pick this game, mostly because I tend to stay away from match-ups with both teams highly ranked. Auburn is good, but LSU has impressed early this season, and I’m just not sure this is going to be a double-digit game.
Vanderbilt (+13.5) at Notre Dame | I’m not sure Vandy is any good, but I don’t think the Fighting Irish are good enough to win this game by two touchdowns. The Commodores have a chance for an upset in South Bend.
USC (+3.5) at Texas | This has to be a trap. Texas is favored by a little over a field goal against a ranked team. HOW?! The Longhorns looked ugly in a loss against Maryland, and then ugly again in a narrow win over Tulsa. I’m just not sure how the Trojans don’t walk away with from Austin with a win.
Oklahoma (-17.5) at Iowa State | I hate picking the Sooners against the spread but the truth is, there aren’t many options out there that are better. The Cyclones are solid defensively but their offense is a hot mess right now. I a revenge game, I’ll take the Sooners to cover.
Boise State (+2.5) at Oklahoma State | I’m just not buying the hype yet on Oklahoma State. I’ve seen too many sloppy mistakes that I think a team like Boise State can exploit. I like the Broncos to win this game straight up, but I’ll take the security blanket of 2.5 points.
Ohio State (-13.5) vs. TCU | This is shaping up to be a tough weekend for the Big 12. I like the Buckeyes by at least two touchdowns here.