|Friday Lock Results|
Notre Dame (-21) vs. Florida State | Florida State had to mount a second half comeback to beat Jacksonville State last week. I’m pretty confident the Fighting Irish will dominate this one.
Texas Tech (+12.5) at Iowa State | The Big 12 is a giant mess right now. It seems like anything can happen any given week. Texas Tech is still looking for their first conference win, but they’ve managed to keep the other two games close. In the end, I think the Cyclones will come away with the win, but it will be a close one.
Florida (-6.5) at Texas A&M | The Gators seem to be the real deal this year. They’ve put up some impressive numbers on offense, but it will be their defense that needs to step up this week against the Aggies. I like their odds of winning this game by a touchdown or more.
Texas vs. Oklahoma (-2.5) | I don’t think the Sooners have lost 3 consecutive games since I was a kid, and I don’t see it happening now. I’m sure Oklahoma fans are nervous, but I have no real dog in the fight, so I’m going with the logical choice here.
Tennessee at Georgia (-12.5) | I think the Bulldogs are legit. I’m not so sure about the Volunteers. Give me Georgia by a couple of touchdowns.
UTSA (+34.5) at BYU | The Roadrunners have played an incredibly weak schedule so far, but the Cougars’ hasn’t been all that difficult either. I like the high spread in this one, so give me UTSA to keep it within 5 touchdowns.
Iowa State (-12.5) vs Texas Tech | The injury sustained by Alan Bowman leaves the Red Raiders in a precarious position. Remaining questionable while the coaching staff is utilizing a day-to-day approach, I’m not sure TTU will be at full strength on the road for a second consecutive week. If that statement holds true, give me that Cyclones and the points.
Florida (-5) at Texas A&M | Playing in the SEC apparently gives the Aggies a bit of credibility. The quarterback play is average at best while the running backs have been unable to separate themselves as the go-to option. A narrow win over Vandy and being crushed by Bama tell me this team still has a long way to go. Make no mistake, Florida isn’t without question marks. However, there are far fewer of them.
Auburn (-13.5) vs Arkansas | The Razorbacks ended the winless streak in conference play over the weekend. Tasting upset, the program is certainly hoping for another. However, I’m not buying into the hype. Without Rakeem Boyd the rushing attack was dismal at best even in the win. Averaging 1.7 yards per carry throughout an entire game is not going to cut it in the SEC. Granted, Auburn does not possess a conference leading run defense. Still there are enough tools and experience to keep the Razorbacks from pulling a second upset in as many weeks.
Florida (-5) at Texas A&M | I need someone to explain to me how this spread is so low. The Gators are scoring an average of 44.5 points per game and the Aggies are allowing an average of 32 points per game. Maybe it’s a trap but I’ll definitely take Florida. As a bonus I’d take the over as well (58)!
Virginia Tech (+3.5) at North Carolina | Picking a second road team here with the Hokies. This game is strength-on-strength with the Virginia Tech offense against the UNC defense. I think that bodes well for the Hokies keeping this game extremely tight.
Tennessee (+12.5) at Georgia | Alright then, let’s keep it rolling with road teams. Defense is the strength of both teams here and I like that when it comes to a heavy underdog. The Bulldogs could easily win this game by 7-10 points which still allows the Vols to cover.
Arkansas (+14) at Auburn -14 | I’m picking against Arkansas until I win.
Miami at Clemson (-14) | This Clemson team could be an all time great team and when everyone is betting against them, that’s when I bet for them.
Florida State at Notre Dame (-20.5) | Florida State is so bad and everyone is sleeping on Notre Dame but I think they could be the real deal. This game won’t be close.
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