What ten college football games appear to be the best bets and the best picks against the spread going into Week 14? Here you go. Enjoy.
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And the ten games that appear to be a wee bit favorable against the spread are …
If you’ve read this piece throughout the year you know the drill by now.
If someone wants to give you 40 points, you take them, you say “thank you,” and you go on about your day.
Penn State isn’t the type of team that takes it easy when its on a roll – it beat Idaho 79-7 and Maryland 59-0 – and as bad as Rutgers is, it hasn’t lost by more than 40 in six games.
It’s hardly a lock, and go LOW if you do this, but it’s the last week of the regular season. There’s no abandoning the 40-point rule now.
Duke is already out of the hunt for a bowl game – unless something crazy happens, like if there aren’t enough six-win teams – and Miami is already bowl eligible.
Normally, this would be a prime spot to assume the home team playing its final game would be on the verge of rocking, but Miami’s embarrassing loss to FIU last week will matter. The Canes were playing well until the 30-24 loss, and it’s about to come back looking the part.
Duke has lost five straight with four of them by well over nine points.
No, the Dawgs haven’t beaten anyone by more than 28 in the last six games, and they also have to stay healthy for the LSU showdown in the SEC Championship.
Georgia Tech, though, won’t get the O moving.
But the Yellow Jackets will take their game up a few notches. It’s a rivalry, it’s at home, it’s the final game of the year, it’s a chance to ruin Georgia’s season, and … Georgia has allowed one rushing touchdown all year.
This is a wee bit scary mainly because it’s hard to know whether or not Cincinnati will really take this seriously considering it’s already in the American Athletic Conference title game. Assume it will care if for no other reason than it wants to stay in the hunt for the New Year’s Six game, and that’s gone with a loss.
This isn’t going to be one of those “don’t show your hand” moments, considering these two might have to play again next week. The Bearcats will pay hard enough to make the 12 a big too big.
There’s nothing scintillating about Wyoming. It’s plays a conservative, slow-and-go style that maintains control for an entire game and never lets things get out of hand.
In the four losses this year, none were by more than five points. Cowboy games are always low-scoring, and they’re always a fight for anyone who tries to run the ball. UW has only allowed four teams to run for more than 100 yards this year, and no one has run for more than 170.
With 25 mile per hour wins expected, there won’t be any passing. This all works for the Cowboys.