Make your call – Virginia or Pitt. The -2.5 spread Virginia’s way doesn’t matter. The Cavaliers weren’t good on the road last season, and the Panthers have rocked the series over the last several tries, but Bronco Mendenhall has the team to be the best in the Coastal.
– Virginia at Pitt Game Preview, Prediction
Mizzou has the offense that can explode for big things. Wyoming doesn’t have one of those. Mizzou has the SEC talent across the defensive side, even if the tackles are a question. Wyoming is plucky. After the fact, this will seem way too obvious – the Tigers will have the 17 points made up by the third quarter.
– Missouri at Wyoming Game Preview, Prediction
Oregon is better than Auburn. It has the all-star talent across the lines. It has an NFL starting quarterback. It has the experience, the offense, the swag, and the expectations to do something big this season.
Auburn has a true freshman quarterback, a questionable offense, and overall, it’s roughly the 7thish-best team in the SEC. Oregon might just be the top team in the Pac-12. Absolutely everything points to this being the national coming out party for Oregon to be a really big thing in 2019.
Take Auburn and the -3.5 anyway. It’s the Pac-12 in a massive non-conference game. You know what to do.
– Auburn vs. Oregon Game Preview, Prediction
It’s one of the stranger things in Week 1. In most cases, the money has come in on the favorites. The coin is rolling in on Louisiana Tech, though, against Texas. The line has gone now, and you can probably get the Longhorns at around 19.5. You can get them at 21 and not have a problem.
– Louisiana Tech at Texas Game Preview, Prediction
Stay away hard from Washington State vs. New Mexico State. The Cougar defense should be able to slow down the Aggie offense to a stop – go with the under on the 64.5 – but the line of Wazzu -31.5 is about right. It won’t be any fun taking New Mexico State in this, but it’s the correct play, especially if you can get it at 32.
– New Mexico State at Washington State Game Preview, Prediction
The smart, correct play is USC -13.5. It’s a desperate program looking for a massive start, and it needs to make a huge statement against Fresno State that this 2018 was just a blip. Take Fresno State with the points anyway, and ask for the defense to keep this from getting out of hand.
– Fresno State vs. USC Game Preview, Prediction
It stinks that the line went up from Florida State -3 to -6.5 against Boise State. On the other side, it stinks that the line didn’t go up more after this became a Florida State home game. You take Florida State if it dips below six, and you take Boise State it if stays above it. Take Boise State and the points.
– Boise State at Florida State Game Preview, Prediction
Oh yes, you want in on everything about this Houston-Oklahoma shootout-to-be. You want the over on the 80 – even though you can get it at 79 – and you want Houston getting 23 points. Oklahoma will win, but the Cougars will have themselves a game. Jalen Hurts will be fantastic, but get ready for America to be talking about D’Eriq King after this is over.
– Houston at Oklahoma Game Preview, Prediction
There’s absolutely no reason to take Louisville getting 20 against Notre Dame. People close to the Cardinals are saying the team need a total rebuild – but it will be better. The lines aren’t there to hold up against the Irish – but there’s a bit of NFL talent on the UofL offensive front. There’s no rational argument to go with the Cardinals and the points, but if you can get them at 20, do it.
– Notre Dame at Louisville Game Preview, Prediction