College Football Week 7 Bets: Back From the Dead
I took a personal bye week last week and now I am back, betting bets better than ever. Let’s make some money and go with the spread on Rutgers. Wait — don’t leave — where are you going?
Ohio State (-10) @ Wisconsin
Listen, I know Wisconsin’s defense is bonkers. I know they’re at home. I know this spread is huge, but…
Ohio State is 4–0 straight up AND against in its last 4 games against Wisconsin.
It’s not crazy to think that Wisconsin might not be good. Both of their marquee wins — Michigan State and LSU — looked good at the time of victory, but both of those teams have fallen from grace. And just last week, the Badgers put up a measly 7 points on a Michigan team that, quite frankly, may not be as good as Ohio State.
I predict a blowout in Madison, with the Buckeye offense looking to “get right” after a lackluster showing last week against Indiana in their 38–17 win.
Alabama @ Tennessee (+14)
Two touchdowns. Alabama is playing a 5–1 SEC team on the road and is favored by two touchdowns.
Look, I get it, Alabama is great. They will definitely end up in the college football playoff, and will most likely win the whole damn thing.
But, what always seems to happen to the Crimson Tide before then? They lose, at least one game, if not a couple. In years prior it’s been Ole Miss, and it nearly happened this year. Tennessee will be the new Ole Miss upsetters of 2016.
The spread opened at -11.5 for Alabama and since 66% of the money has been placed on them, has since moved up to -14. Now is the time to invest against the public. The spread is in your favor and if you have the cajones, put a few bucks on that outrageous money line of +429 and cash out big.
Illinois @ Rutgers (+6)
Coming at you live from the gutter of the Big Ten, these two teams meet up in what’s sure to be a terrible game for all sides included.
Rutgers has gone 2–4 against the spread so far this season, while the Illinois is 2–3 against the spread.
If both of these teams are equally horrible, and the Scarlet Knights are at home, why are they getting 6 points? Oh, right, because they lost by literally a billion points last week to Michigan.
Illinois has one single win this year against Murray State. Rutgers has two, against Howard and New Mexico. I have more faith in Rutgers with the six point cushion.
North Carolina (+7) @ Miami
I like finding teams that are in-between emotional games, and then betting against them.
In this scenario, Miami is coming off an emotional loss against Florida State and is looking very forward to a matchup against Virginia Tech next Thursday.
But until then, they have to play the 4–2 Tarheels, who are looking to avenge their off-game last week against the Hokies in severe-wet condition caused by Hurricane Matthew. Take UNC and the touchdown.
Nebraska (-3) @ Indiana
Big Red fans are nervous about this game. I’m not.
The Huskers have been road warriors, even in this most recent desolate era of Nebraska football, going 10–3 against the spread in its last 13 games on the road.
It’s been proven this season that Indiana is capable of “keeping up” with good teams. They kept the game last week against OSU relatively close (38–17 is close in Hoosier world), and they even beat Michigan State in a close one at home.
But I think they get a let down this week against a decent Cornhusker squad. Nebraska is 4–1–1 against the spread in its last 6 games, and will look to continue on to become 6–0 overall on the season in what I think will be a high scoring affair.