|Friday Lock Results|
Oklahoma (-9.0) vs. Baylor | The Sooners are Still hoping they can sneak into the College a Football Playoff. They need a big win to convince the committee, and a double-digit win would be a good starting point.
Clemson (-28.5) vs. Virginia | It’s been a cakewalk for the Tigers, and the ACC Championship Game will be no different.
LSU (-6.5) vs. Georgia | LSU is the real deal. They should handle Georgia just fine.
Ohio State (-16.5) at Wisconsin | The last time these two met, the Buckeyes claimed a 31-point victory. With the best defense in the country headlined by a Heisman Candidate, I’m expecting a similar result in the second bout.
Oregon (+6.5) vs Utah | The Utes were handed a loss the only time the group faced a ranked opponent. In that game, the defense surrendered a mere 13 yards on the ground. On the back end, the secondary gave up 368 yards and three touchdowns. Simply put, a quality quarterback with proven receivers has the ability to surprise one of the nation’s top defenses. It just so happens that Oregon possesses both in Herbert and Johnson III. I’ll take the points in this one.
LSU (-6.5) vs Georgia | Yes, I’m targeting all the big games this weekend. LSU scores 48.7 points per game. However, the Bulldogs’ defense allows opponents to net a mere 10.4 points each outing. It’s strength against strength in this championship pairing. Yet, only one team has kept the Tigers below 42 points this season. I’m not convinced that Georgia can score enough points to keep up with Joe Burrow and company.
LSU (-7) vs. Georgia | If you’re not an SEC team trying to get into the playoffs, you’re probably pulling for LSU in this one. I think this one will be close, but I see the Tigers pulling ahead late in the game.
Boise State (-14) vs Hawaii | Boise State has been on top of the Mountain West for years now. The defense of the Broncos will be the difference maker in this one.
Ohio State (-16.5) vs. Wisconsin | The Buckeyes have a legitimate argument for the most dominating football team this season. They won the matchup against Wisconsin by 31 last time, and I think they will cover the spread once again.
Oregon (+6.5) vs Utah | Utah has failed their only test this season against USC and I think Oregon is a better team and on a neutral field I think this is going to be a very close game. I do not think that Utah will hold up to the pressure.
Cincinnati (+9.5) vs Memphis | It’s so hard to beat a good team twice much less two weeks in a row by 10 points.
Wisconsin (+16.5) vs. Ohio State | Wisconsin got embarrassed by the Buckeyes earlier this season and I think the Badgers are too good of a team to be embarrassed twice like that.
Oregon (+6.5) vs. Utah | Great offenses against solid defense will highlight this game. Like most Oklahoma fans I’m pulling for the Ducks and the upset. Regardless though, I like this game to be within a touchdown.
Virginia (+28.5) vs Clemson | This is nothing more than free money. Don’t get me wrong, I like the Tigers to win big here but not by more than four touchdowns.
Cincinnati (+9.5) vs. Memphis | These two teams played within ten points of one another last week. The Tigers came away with a 34-24 win which gives me hope the Bearcats can keep this within single digits.
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