Pac-12 Betting Advice, Final Thoughts
Houston might be close to home – playing in NRG Stadium – against Washington State, but go with two beliefs here after just two weeks. 1) Houston isn’t that good yet under Dana Holgorsen, and 2) the Wazzu defense is better than you think. That means go with the Cougars – the Pac-12 version – 9.5, and the under on the 74. It already came down from 76, but this might struggle to get out of the mid-60s.
– Washington State vs. Houston Game Preview, Prediction
You’re getting a Power Five team at home against a Group of Five team, and you’re only giving away 3.5 points. You’re getting Colorado at home against an Air Force team that’s still a bit of an unknown, and you’re only giving away 3.5 points. Hopefully you got this at Buffs -1.5, but you’ll have no problems getting to four.
– Air Force at Colorado Game Preview, Prediction
All in on believing UCF is the real deal against okay Power Five teams, and totally cool on thinking the Group of Fiver will win at home with a big performance, but the nine points to give away are way too much. USC was able to rock Stanford’s world, but with KJ Costello back, it would hardly be crazy if the Cardinal won this outright.
– Stanford at UCF Game Preview, Prediction
At some point, BYU actually will be good. The line is nice and low because of the win over Tennessee, but USC might just be for real. Kedon Slovis would repeat his performance against Stanford, but the Trojans are playing just a bit stronger than they’re getting credit for. Giving away four isn’t a problem, but the total is interesting – it shot up huge. Liked the over at 48.5, love the under now on the 56.5.
– USC at BYU Game Preview, Prediction
Oh go ahead and buy in on Cal and its defense. The North Texas offense hasn’t been right so far – it sputtered way too much in the loss to SMU – and you’re getting a gift here. The world HAMMERED the total to bring it down from 57.5 to 50.5, and that still could be way too high. Cal -14 is a bit much for a team that still doesn’t have an offense.
– North Texas at Cal Game Preview, Prediction
UCLA was worse last year when it rolled into Norman, Oklahoma, and it lost by 28. Now you’re asking for the Bruins to lose by 23 points or fewer. The public did the heavy lifting for you, moving the line up from 17 to 23.5, and it might just go up even more. Go ahead and think that the UCLA D might be able to keep this from being a total wipeout.
– Oklahoma at UCLA Game Preview, Prediction
Can Hawaii bring its offense on the road? Yeah, but it’s dealing with a grouchy Washington team that’s still getting over the loss to Cal. The Huskies have the defense to stop the Rainbow Warriors that Arizona and Oregon State didn’t, and they have the power ground game to control the clock. Washington – 21.5 on Washington seems high, but Hawaii is about to run into a buzzsaw.
– Hawaii at Washington Game Preview, Prediction
How much do you really believe in Arizona coming up with a real performance? First of all, considering the defense has been a disaster so far, go with the over on the 77.5 against Texas Tech. Second, the Red Raiders have fattened up on cupcakes over the first two weeks. Bank on the Wildcat running game at home, and enjoy getting 2.5 points.
– Texas Tech at Arizona Game Preview, Prediction
Really? You’re seriously going to think Arizona State will keep the score low against Michigan State because it allowed just one touchdown each against Kent State and Sacramento State? The ASU O isn’t good enough, and the MSU D is for absolute real.
– Arizona State at Michigan State Game Preview, Prediction