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Stay away from Cincinnati vs. Temple. The Bearcats are better, but the Owls are playing well and they’re at home. UC has yet to be truly challenged by someone who’s good – the Owls are good. Even so, if you have to go there, take Cincinnati.
– Cincinnati vs. Temple Game Preview & Prediction
Just take Arkansas against Tulsa. Yeah, the Golden Hurricane are able to keep games close and the Hogs have quarterback issues, but the line has dropped now to 5.5. Take the SEC team at home.
– Tulsa vs. Arkansas Game Preview & Prediction
Speaking of SEC vs. American Athletic, Arkansas is easy. Missouri vs. Memphis is hard. Giving away 9.5 to the plucky AAC Tigers and that backfield is a lot. If you’re going to do it, go low. Mizzou isn’t playing well enough offensively to be giving up a ton.
– Memphis vs. Missouri Game Preview & Prediction
It just seems wrong to give up 11.5 points to Navy, but the line is going down – it was around 12 for a while – but Houston has the defensive front to take care of this, and the offense has been unstoppable. Blow off what you believe to be true – this Navy team just isn’t that great.
– Houston vs. Navy Game Preview & Prediction
Tulane is a whole lot better than you think. SMU can’t get anything going on a consistent basis, and the Green Wave have the running game to control the tempo and clock throughout. Winning at home by more than a touchdown shouldn’t be an issue.
– SMU at Tulane Game Preview & Prediction
You’re never crazy – or necessarily wrong – to take UCF and give away the points. East Carolina might not be totally miserable, and it’s at home, but the Knight offense should be able to hang 50 on the board and win by three touchdowns.
– UCF at East Carolina Game Preview & Prediction
If it walks like a duck, and smells like a duck, and gives away over 50 points per game like a duck, then do you really give away 33 points if you’re a USF team that doesn’t have a ton of explosion? It’s very, very close, but the Huskies should score just enough to cover the monster number – even if the D gives up 50 again.
– UConn at USF Game Preview & Prediction