What ten games appear to be the best bets and the best picks for point totals and over/unders going into Saturday of Rivalry Week? Here you go. Enjoy.
At least it’s a consistent 5-5 mark every week.
You just have to sniff out which five are correct.
But not this week, because all ten of these are right, all of the over/unders are obvious, and post-Black Friday and pre-Cyber Monday and Taco Tuesday, here are your gift ideas for everyone on your list.
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Five more that look too spicy to ignore.
– UNLV vs. Nevada 68.5 OVER
– Utah vs. Colorado 57 OVER
– Clemson vs. South Carolina 46.5 UNDER
– Texas A&M vs. LSU 50.5 OVER
– Marshall vs. Southern Miss 47 UNDER
Line: Cincinnati -5.5, o/u: 57.5
This seems way, way low for two teams that don’t play any defense. Cincinnati has allowed 31 points or more seven times in the last eight games, UConn has given up 37 points or more in each of its last four games. Combined, this will get into a wee bit of a shootout.
Line: Louisville -10, o/u: 68
Did you see the 41-38 Kentucky win over Louisville last season? It’s not a bad thing to assume Lamar Jackson is about to do something amazing in – likely – his final regular season college game.
Louisville is cranking out at least 31 points per game without a problem, and should hover closer to 40. The defense hasn’t been bad lately, and UK’s D has been great at times, but get ready for these two to fire it up.
Line: Middle Tennessee -11.5, o/u: 50.5
The Old Dominion offense has perked up in a big way, especially on the ground, with 24 points or more in four of the last five games. Middle Tennessee’s O has been up to the form it’s supposed to be over the last three games hitting the 30 point mark all three times. Combining for 50+ won’t be an issue.
Line: Boise State -7, o/u: 48.5
This is based off the idea that neither one will want to show much of anything before they have to play in the Mountain West Championship next week.
The concern? Boise State has scored 41 points or more in each of its last four games, but it hasn’t faced the Fresno State defense.
6. UTEP vs. UAB
Line: UAB -21, o/u: 47
UTEP … doesn’t … score. Just because this is the last game, that doesn’t mean it has any more trips up its sleeve. The 21 points scored last week against Louisiana Tech last week tied a season-high. UAB’s D has been stingy, allowing 25 points or fewer in six straight games before going to Florida.
Line: Notre Dame -2.5, o/u: 56
The Stanford offense just isn’t that good. It managed 30 points against Washington and it required a brilliant day from Bryce Love to get there. The Cardinal should hover more around the 24-point range.
Notre Dame’s D allowed just 20 points or fewer to everyone by Wake Forest and Miami. Considering this more of a low-scoring fight.
Line: Memphis -28.5, o/u: 79
The 79 is a big number, but these two should keep on bombing – at least ECU will.
There’s only one problem here – does Memphis care? Already set to go to the American Athletic title game vs. UCF, how much will it keep pumping out points against a miserable ECU D? If they care, the Tigers should hang up 50 points on their own. East Carolina’s offense will do its part, bombing away for at least 30 points.
Line: Wake Forest -11.5, o/u: 58.5
The Duke offense that put up 43 points on Georgia Tech last week isn’t the norm, but it should be ready to get the offense charged up.
Yes, the Blue Devils have allowed 24 points or fewer in each of their last five games, but that’s not happening against a Wake Forest offense that’s loading up.
The Demon Deacons have put up 30 points or more in each of their last four games, and with Duke needing this game to go bowling, it’ll be a firefight.
Line: Louisiana Tech -1.5, o/u: 50.5
UTSA games are low, low, LOW scoring affairs. The 9-7 win over Marshall aren’t typical Roadrunner games, but none of their last five games have hit the 50-point mark.
The last two Louisiana Tech games have cranked up the offense from both sides, and four of the last five have blown past 50, but assume UTSA will drag this down.
Line: Wyoming -19, o/u: 48.5
Unders are never fun, and when in doubt, go with the overs in the final games of the season. But this is different.
San Jose State just doesn’t score, coming up with 14 points or fewer in each of the last three games, and 20 or fewer in nine of the last ten games.
The danger is the Spartan defense that gives up 45 points like it was handing out Halloween candy, but Wyoming just doesn’t do much, scoring 28 or fewer in five of the last six games and nine times in 11 games.
Meanwhile, the Cowboy defense has been a killer, allowing 14 points or fewer in each of the last four games and 24 points or fewer to everyone but Oregon.
Unless the UW O with a banged up Josh Allen goes off, be comfortable with a low-scoring battle.