10 Best Predictions Against The Spread: Week 7

10 Best Predictions Against The Spread: Week 7

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10 Best Predictions Against The Spread: Week 7


What ten games appear to be the best bets and the best picks against the spread going into Week 7? Here you go. Enjoy.

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It’s never great when you get locked into an investment theme, but in the week of big, massive games, there’s definitely an interesting potential value play across the board – the underdogs in the monster games. You’ll see in a moment.

Here are the ten games that look to be a wee bit favorable …

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10. Virginia at Miami

LINE: Miami -2.5, o/u: 43.5
ATS PICK: Virginia
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There’s always a reason to worry when something looks way too obvious.

Miami has yet to beat a Power Five team, it struggled to get by Central Michigan, and it’s coming off a loss – but an entertaining one – against a mediocre Virginia Tech squad. Virginia has had two weeks off since the Notre Dame loss, and it has the defensive front to destroy the mediocre Hurricane O line. Go with the better team … even if the public is telling you not to.

And now, to continue with the Week 7 them of underdogs – but taking them to a whole other level – we start with …

9. Florida State at Clemson

LINE: Clemson -26.5, o/u: 60.5
ATS PICK: Florida State
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There’s a chance that Clemson comes out really, really grouchy.

It’s had to hear about the North Carolina close call for two weeks, Dabo Swinney is salty about the Trevor Lawrence shoulder concerns, and overall, the team hasn’t been quite the killer everyone expected it to be. However, Florida State has the athletes and the upside to keep this from being a total and complete annihilation.

Clemson will win, but the 26.5 is a wee bit large against an FSU team that has the offense playing well. This is a rested group of Seminoles that might not be able to pull it off, but remember, even a 40-14 loss gets it done for you.

Moving on with yet another underdog in a large game …

8. Nebraska at Minnesota

LINE: Minnesota -7.5, o/u: 50.5
ATS PICK: Minnesota
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Minnesota does absolutely NOTHING easy. Even the easy 40-17 win over Illinois last week was hard – it took a half to get going. The Gophers failed to win by more than 7.5 against a bad Purdue team, Georgia Southern, Fresno State and South Dakota State – Nebraska is better than all of them.

And then there’s the big X factor – the weather.

It’s supposed to be around 34ish on Saturday night in Minneapolis with a snain mix of rain and snow. That doesn’t necessarily mean the score will be kept low, but it’s just enough to expect this game might be just a wee bit weird … and close.

And you want MORE underdogs? You got ’em …

7. USC at Notre Dame

LINE: Notre Dame -11.5, o/u: 59.5
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The number is just way too big for USC vs. Notre Dame … maybe.

USC got rocked 49-14 on its last trip to South Bend in 2017, and lost by ten in 2015 – 2011 was the last time the Trojans won the rivalry game on the road.

Notre Dame is playing well, USC is playing okay. USC isn’t playing well on the road, Notre Dame is killing everyone at home …

11.5 is just too big for USC vs. Notre Dame.

The two weeks off after the loss at Washington should be a big help for a Trojan team that won’t win, but should have just enough offensive punch to come back late and handle the number in garbage time.

Okay, enough of hoping the lesser teams rise up …

6. Alabama at Texas A&M

LINE: Alabama -17.5, o/u: 61.5
ATS PICK: Alabama
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I know what you’re thinking.

In a week of big underdogs in large games, this one seems like it should be right there. And why not?

Texas A&M hasn’t been great, but it only lost by 14 – okay, so it took a miraculous late cover – at Clemson, lost by just eight at home to Auburn, and it’s had two weeks to get its slow-and-go style to possibly work to annoy Alabama. This is also the first actual game against an above-average team that Bama has faced all season long.

The Tide have had two weeks off to rest, too. See if you can get the number at 17 or under, A&M isn’t slowing down this Bama performance art offense.

Enough of this … back to the dogs …

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