|Date||Match Up||Rating||Score||Result||Profit||Lead Time||Analysis|
|12-07-19||UL-Lafayette v. Appalachian State -6||38-45||Win||100||24 h 12 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Appalachian State -6 -110
Both the UL-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns (10-2) and the Appalachian State Mountaineers (11-1) are 7-1 in conference play. When they play Saturday afternoon, the winner takes the Sun Belt crown.
Lafayette has only two losses on the season, but one of these defeats came at the hands of their opponents in the conference championship game. That October game was a defensive contest in which the Ragin Cajuns fell by a score of 17-7.
On average, the Ragin Cajuns are scoring 39 points per game on 500 yards of offense while allowing 18 points per game on 369 yards.
Although quarterback Levi Lewis has thrown for 2,450, 20 touchdowns, and three picks, he hasn’t been able to rack up more than 188 yards in eight games this year.
Apart from a loss to Georgia Southern, Appalachian State has rolled through their schedule. That includes a 10-point win over Saturday’s opposition. Most recently, the Mountaineers have held Texas State and Troy to 13 points each while scoring 35 and 48 points of their own.
On average, the Mountaineers are scoring 39 points per game on 437 yards of offense while allowing 19 points per game on 321 yards.
While completing nearly 64% of his passes, quarterback Zac Thomas has thrown for 2,427 yards with 24 touchdowns and six interceptions.
|11-29-19||Toledo v. Central Michigan -10||Top||7-49||Win||100||27 h 57 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Central Michigan -10 -110
With a win on the road against the Central Michigan Chippewas (7-4) on Friday, the Toledo Rockets (6-5) would stay above .500 for the season.
After earning wins over Eastern Michigan and Kent State, two-straight losses to Northern Illinois and Buffalo have put Toledo in danger of losing their winning record. Toledo has a vulnerable defense that’s allowed 31 points or more in each of their last five games.
On average, the Rockets are scoring 29 points per game on 450 yards of offense while allowing 31 points per game on 468 yards.
Toledo quarterback Eli Peters has only thrown for more than 194 yards in one of his last four games. Peters is also completing just 59% of his passes.
Central Michigan enters this contest as winners of five of their last six games. Only a loss to Buffalo has slowed down this Chippewas offense during that stretch. In each of their seven wins, Central Michigan has scored 38 points or more.
On average, the Chippewas are scoring 31 points per game on 444 yards of offense while allowing 29 points per game on 367 yards.
Central Michigan quarterback Quinten Dormady has thrown for at least 272 yards in each of his past four games. On the season, Dormady has completed 66.3% of his passes with 11 touchdowns and five picks.
|11-23-19||Nebraska -5 v. Maryland||54-7||Win||100||24 h 51 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Nebraska -5 -109
A rough patch has dragged the Nebraska Cornhuskers (4-6) below .500. Saturday, they’ll have a chance to regain some momentum when they take on the Maryland Terrapins (3-7).
After a narrow victory over Northwestern, Nebraska has lost four straight. While the losses to good Minnesota and #14 Wisconsin teams weren’t close, the two losses to Indiana and Purdue were by seven points or fewer. Nebraska has scored 31 points or more in half their games this year.
On average, the Cornhuskers are scoring 26 points per game on 417 yards of offense while allowing 30 points per game on 413 yards.
Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez has thrown for at least 200 yards in each of Nebraska’s last three games. Martinez has racked up 1,712 yards, eight touchdowns, and seven picks with his arm, and added another 488 yards and six touchdowns with his legs.
After a hot 2-0 start that included wins over Howard and #21 Syracuse, Maryland has lost seven of their last eight games. The worst of the bunch was a 59-0 throttling at the hands of #12 Penn State. Maryland has scored 17 points or fewer in six games.
On average, the Terrapins are scoring 28 points per game on 359 yards of offense while allowing 34 points per game on 442 yards.
In each of Maryland’s last three games, they’ve failed to have a 100-yard passer.
|11-23-19||Louisiana Tech +7 v. UAB||14-20||Win||100||29 h 19 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Louisiana Tech +7 -115
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (8-2) will have a chance to separate themselves atop the Conference USA standings on Saturday night when they go on the road to play the UAB Blazers (7-3).
Before last week’s loss to Marshall, Louisiana Tech had won eight in a row. The team’s only other loss came to #10 Texas. Before the Marshall loss, the Bulldogs had scored 43 points or more in five out of six contests.
On average, the Bulldogs are scoring 35 points per game on 457 yards of offense while allowing 24 points per game on 392 yards.
Louisiana Tech comes into this contest as seven-point dogs because they lost quarterback Aaron Allen to a hand injury last week. Allen was filling in for starting quarterback J’Mar Smith. However, the Bulldogs can lean on the legs of Justin Henderson, who’s rushed for 799 yards and 15 touchdowns this year.
UAB defeated UTEP by a score of 37-10 last week, but lost two straight before that game. After a 30-7 loss to Tennessee, the Blazers fell to Southern Miss by a score of 37-2.
On average, the Blazers are scoring 26 points per game on 369 yards of offense while allowing 19 points per game on 267 yards.
In his two games at quarterback for UAB, Dylan Hopkins has thrown for just 103 and 96 yards. Hopkins has thrown for two touchdowns and three picks.
|11-23-19||Texas State +30 v. Appalachian State||13-35||Win||100||22 h 41 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Texas State +30 -109
The #24 Appalachian State Mountaineers (9-1) will earn their 10th win of the season if they can take down the Texas State Bobcats (3-7) today.
Texas State is getting 30 points in this matchup, and it’s largely due to the fact that they’ve won only three games this season. However, one of those wins came in a recent contest against South Alabama. Texas State scored 30 points on their way to victory.
On average, the Bobcats are scoring 19 points per game on 327 yards of offense while allowing 33 points per game on 414 yards.
Tyler Vitt has taken over at quarterback for the Bobcats and is getting more comfortable. He threw for 263 yards in a loss to Troy and 373 yards in a win over South Alabama.
The Mountaineers hold the best record of any Sun Belt team, but they’ve shown some vulnerability. To close October, Appalachian State faced off against Georgia Southern and suffered their first loss of the season.
On average, the Mountaineer are scoring 38 points per game on 425 yards of offense while allowing 20 points per game on 330 yards.
Appalachian State has allowed 24 points or more in five games this season.
|11-23-19||Liberty +17 v. Virginia||Top||27-55||Loss||-109||27 h 59 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Liberty +17 -109
The Virginia Cavaliers (7-3) look like the most likely opponent for Clemson in the ACC Championship Game. Saturday night, the Cavaliers will be taking on the Liberty Flames (6-4).
Liberty started of the year with a pair of losses to #22 Syracuse and the Louisiana Ragin Cajuns. Since then, the Flames have been very good, earning a record of 6-2 with impressive wins over Buffalo, New Mexico, and New Mexico State. Liberty has scored 59 points or more on three occasions.
On average, the Flames are scoring 33 points per game on 443 yards of offense while allowing 27 points per game on 424 yards.
Liberty is led by the arm of quarterback Stephen Calvert, who’s thrown for 2,941 yards, 23 touchdowns, and just three interceptions. Calvert has thrown for at least 300 yards in six games this year.
Virginia has won three of their last four games, giving themselves a chance to reach a conference championship game. However, they’ve given up 28 points or more in each of their last three contests.
On average, the Cavaliers are scoring 31 points per game on 369 yards of offense while allowing 23 points on 316 yards.
The running game has been lacking for Virginia. Quarterback Bryce Perkins leads the team with 493 rushing yards and eight touchdowns on the ground.
|11-19-19||Eastern Michigan v. Northern Illinois -4||Top||45-17||Loss||-110||25 h 34 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Northern Illinois -4 -110
Stuck in the middle of a compact and crowded Mid-American Conference are the Eastern Michigan Eagles (5-5) and Northern Illinois Huskies (4-6). These two teams will face off in Illinois this evening.
Eastern Michigan has won two of their last four games. Most recently, the Eagles defeated the Akron Zips by a score of 42-14. One of the two losses came to a good Buffalo team, and the other was a three-point overtime loss to Toledo.
On average, the Eagles are scoring 28 points per game on 389 yards of offense while allowing 31 points per game on 435 yards.
Eastern Michigan quarterback Mike Glass III has been good throughout the year. While completing 65.2% of his passes, Glass has thrown for 2,237 yards with 16 touchdowns and eight interceptions.
The Huskies dropped four in a row earlier on this season, but have since won three of five. Most recently, Northern Illinois shut out Akron, were shut out by Central Michigan, and then earned a three-point win over Toledo last week.
On average, the Huskies are scoring 24 points per game on 371 yards of offense while allowing 28 points per game on 386 yards.
The Northern Illinois offense has struggled mightily at times, and much of that can be attributed to quarterback Ross Bowers. On the season, Bowers has completed just 57.8% of his passes and has one more interception (8) than touchdowns (7).
|11-18-19||Chiefs -4 v. Chargers||Top||24-17||Win||100||21 h 45 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Chiefs -4 -110
Tonight’s Monday Night Football offering will have a special twist as the Chiefs (6-4) and Chargers (4-6) will take the field in the Estadio Azteca for a game in Mexico City.
After starting the year off with four wins in a row, Kansas City has now lost four of their last six. Although one of those losses came with quarterback Patrick Mahomes sidelined with an injury, Mahomes was on the field for last week’s 35-32 loss at the hands of Tennessee.
On average, the Chiefs are scoring 28 points per game on 419 yards of offense while allowing 24 points per game on 393 yards.
Defense has been Kansas City’s biggest issue all year long. In each of their last three losses, the Chiefs have allowed 31 points or more. However, this high-powered offense looks ready to get it going again after a 446-yard day from Mahomes against the Titans.
Before last week’s narrow loss to Oakland, the Chargers earned a pair of wins over Chicago and Green Bay. Defense was the key to those victories, as they held the Bears to 16 points and the Aaron Rodgers-led Packers to just 11 points.
On average, the Chargers are scoring 21 points per game on 368 yards of offense while allowing 20 points per game on 334 yards.
Throughout this season, the Chargers have scored 20 points or fewer in six contests.
|11-16-19||Kansas +17.5 v. Oklahoma State||13-31||Loss||-110||27 h 53 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Kansas +17½ -110
The #22 Oklahoma State Cowboys (6-3) have a chance to finish as a top-three team within the Big 12. To do so, they’ll need to take care of business against the Kansas Jayhawks (3-6).
Kansas has won just one of their last six games, but they’ve faced a particularly difficult schedule in that time. Before and after a win over Texas Tech, the Jayhawks lost to #22 Kansas State, #15 Texas, and #6 Oklahoma. On the bright side, Kansas scored 48 and only fell to Texas by two.
On average, the Jayhawks are scoring 26 points per game on 384 yards of offense while allowing 33 points on 473 yards.
While quarterback Carter Stanley has thrown for 2,015 yards with 19 touchdowns and seven interceptions, both Andrew Parchment and Stephon Robinson Jr. have caught six touchdowns passes, each.
Wins over #23 Iowa State and TCU have earned Oklahoma State ranked status, but they dropped games against Texas Tech and #18 Baylor before that. Over the past four games, the Cowboys have allowed at least 27 points in each contest.
On average, the Cowboys are scoring 37 points per game on 500 yards of offense while allowing 29 points per game on 438 yards.
Although he has a 900-yard receiver in Tylan Wallace, quarterback Spencer Sanders has thrown for just 1,897 yards with 15 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.
|11-10-19||Dolphins +11.5 v. Colts||Top||16-12||Win||100||28 h 35 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Dolphins +11½ -105
Fresh off their first win of the NFL season, the Dolphins (1-7) now set their sights on the Colts (5-3) as they travel into Indianapolis looking for two straight.
Through several recent games, Miami had jumped out to a lead only to see it fade away. Against the Jets, Miami claimed a first-half lead and never looked back, earning a 26-18 victory. Although it was just Miami’s second game of 21 points or more, it was the best version of Ryan Fitzpatrick, who threw for three TDs.
On average, the Dolphins are scoring 13 points per game on 284 yards of offense while allowing 32 points per game on 411 yards.
The win over New York was Miami’s second time holding their opponent to 18 or fewer points in the last four weeks.
Although the five-win Colts have shown enough grit and talent to defeat the likes of Kansas City and Houston, they’ll enter Sunday’s game without Jacoby Brissett at quarterback. Instead, Brian Hoyer will make his first start in over two years.
The Colts are laying 11.5 points in this contest, yet they’ve failed to earn a margin of victory of more than seven points all season long.
On average, the Colts are scoring 23 points per game on 356 yards of offense while allowing 22 points on 355 yards.
|11-03-19||Fresno State v. Hawaii -2||Top||41-38||Loss||-109||28 h 36 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Hawaii -2 -109
With a win today, the Fresno State Bulldogs (3-4) could get back to .500. Tonight, they’ll attempt to do so against the high-flying Hawaii Rainbow Warriors (5-3) in Hawaii.
Fresno State appeared to be on a good run of form after winning three of four, but they’ve now dropped two of their last three games. In those losses, the Bulldogs allowed 43 points to Air Force and 41 points to Colorado State.
On average, Fresno State is scoring 33 points per game on 401 yards of offense while allowing 31 points per game on 388 yards.
Quarterback Jorge Reyna leads the Fresno State attack. On the season, Reyna has thrown for 1,655 yards with 10 touchdowns and six interceptions.
Hawaii has continued their long-standing tradition of trying to outscore opponents with a fast-paced offense. After losses to Air Force and #14 Boise State, the Rainbow Warriors returned to their winning ways with a 45-31 victory over New Mexico.
On average, the Rainbow Warriors are scoring 37 points per game on 488 yards of offense while allowing 35 points per game on 437 yards.
Completing 65.5% of his passes, quarterback Cole McDonald continues to chuck the ball all over the field. On the year, McDonald has 2,521 yards with 24 touchdowns and 11 picks.
|11-02-19||Oregon -4 v. USC||56-24||Win||100||34 h 15 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Oregon -4 -109
The #7 Oregon Ducks (7-1) are the Pac-12’s best chance of having a representative in the College Football Playoff. The Ducks will face one of their toughest tasks of the season when they go on the road to take on the USC Trojans (5-3) Saturday evening.
Oregon’s lone loss of the season came on a neutral site game to open the year when they allowed #16 Auburn to earn a comeback victory. Since then, the Ducks haven’t lost. Oregon recently survived two tough games against #25 Washington and then Washington State.
On average, the Ducks are scoring 36 points per game on 466 yards of offense while allowing 15 points per game on 308 yards.
Quarterback Justin Herbert has been getting plenty of NFL draft chatter, and for good reason. On the year, Herbert has thrown for 2,104 yards with 21 touchdowns and just one interception while completing 68.3% of his passes.
USC has trudged through a difficult schedule that’s included a stretch of games against #10 Utah, #17 Washington, and #10 Notre Dame. To get to 5-3, the Trojans recently took down both Arizona and Colorado.
On average, the Trojans are scoring 31 points per game on 442 yards of offense while allowing 25 points per game on 429 yards.
A trio of receivers has accounted for 16 of USC’s touchdowns so far this year. Michael Pittman Jr. has racked up 755 receiving yards and seven touchdowns to lead the group.
|10-26-19||Hawaii v. New Mexico +10||45-31||Loss||-110||30 h 3 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on New Mexico +10 -110
With Saturday’s game versus the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors (4-3), the New Mexico Lobos (2-5) will try to begin digging themselves out of the basement of the Mountain West Conference.
Hawaii’s strong first half of the season came to a grinding halt with two straight losses to #14 Boise State and Air Force. In both games, the Rainbow Warriors gave up at least 56 points.
On average, the Rainbow Warriors are scoring 35 points per game on 475 yards of offense while allowing 36 points per game on 428 yards.
A dynamic Hawaii passing attack is led by quarterback Cole McDonald, who’s thrown for 2,284 yards with 23 touchdowns and 10 picks. The rushing attack is far inferior, with running back Miles Reed leading the team with just 273 yards and three touchdowns on the season.
New Mexico has lost four straight since the end of September while scoring 10 points in two of the contests and 21 points in the other two. On average, the Lobos are scoring 24 points per game on 417 yards of offense while allowing 37 points per game on 494 yards.
The New Mexico offense features a pair of solid running backs. Averaging 5.1 yards per carry, Ahmari Davis leads the team with 543 yards and four touchdowns. Averaging 6.3 yards per carry, Bryson Carroll has added another 444 yards and two touchdowns.
|10-24-19||SMU v. Houston +14.5||Top||34-31||Win||100||33 h 8 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Houston +14½ -110
D’Eriq King and the Houston Cougars (3-4) were supposed to be a top AAC team this year. Instead, it’s the undefeated #16 SMU Mustangs who lead the conference. Tonight, these two teams face off in Houston.
Ever since opening the season with a 37-30 win over Arkansas State, SMU has scored at least 41 points in every single contest. That includes a win over #25 TCU and a 45-21 performance against a good Temple team.
On average, the Mustangs are scoring 44 points per game on 521 yards of offense while allowing 27 points per game on 370 yards.
Quarterback Shane Buechele leads the SMU offense. Completing 64.8% of his passes, Buechele has thrown for 2,122 yards with 18 touchdowns and six interceptions. Buechele is coming off a huge game against Temple in which he threw for 457 yards with six TDs and one pick.
The Cougars followed up a loss to #25 Cincinnati with a 24-17 win over UConn. On average, Houston is scoring 31 points per game on 393 yards of offense while allowing 31 points per game on 470 yards.
Houston features a running game with a pair of backs that have scored three touchdowns each. Kyle Porter leads the team with 448 yards, and Patrick Carr has racked up 301 yards of his own.
Although Houston doesn’t have the stingiest defense in the nation, giving 14.5 points to an offense that averages 31 is a dangerous affair.
|10-21-19||Patriots v. Jets +10||Top||33-0||Loss||-115||33 h 15 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Jets +10 -115
Two familiar opponents are set for a Monday Night Football brawl as the undefeated Patriots (6-0) go on the road to take on the Jets (1-4).
The double-digit favorite Pats are yet to drop a contest, but they’ve also played one of the easiest schedules in the NFL through six weeks of play. New England has had the pleasure of playing the likes of Miami, Washington, and the Giants thus far.
While it’s taken the Patriots offense awhile to get going, the defense has been dominant throughout the season. On average, New England is scoring 32 points per game on 399 yards of offense while allowing an NFL-lowest eight points per game on 260 yards.
After throwing for only 150 yards against Buffalo, quarterback Tom Brady has bounced back with 348 yards against the Redskins and 334 yards against the Giants. On the season, Brady has thrown for 1,743 yards with 10 touchdowns and three picks.
The Jets have only been better than Miami in the AFC East, but they’re coming off their first win of the season on Sam Darnold’s return and their best offensive performance of the year.
On average, New York is scoring 13 points per game on 250 yards of offense while allowing 25 points per game on 369 yards.
Although New England won a Week 3 matchup between these teams by a score of 30-14, Darnold was out of the game with mono. Now, the Jets will have their starter under center after going 23 of 32 for 338 yards, two TDs, and a pick against Dallas last week.
|10-17-19||UL-Lafayette -6 v. Arkansas State||Top||37-20||Win||100||33 h 52 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on UL-Lafayette -6 -110
Thursday evening features a matchup of Sun Belt programs as the University of Louisiana – Lafayette Ragin Cajuns (4-2) go on the road to take on the Arkansas State Red Wolves (3-3).
After four straight wins, Lafayette suffered their second loss of the season last week as they fell to the Appalachian State Mountaineers by a score of 17-7. Offensively, the Ragin Cajuns have been great, scoring between 35 and 77 points in each of their victories.
On average, Lafayette is scoring 38 points per game on 492 yards of offense while allowing 21 points per game on 344 yards.
The Ragin Cajuns can boast a trio of productive running backs. Trey Ragas leads the team with 572 yards and six touchdowns on the ground. Following Ragas, running back Elijah Mitchell has racked up 470 yards and nine TDs while Raymond Calais has added 320 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Arkansas State is coming off a tough 52-38 loss to Georgia State, which is the first game they’ve dropped since the team’s 55-0 beatdown to #3 Georgia. On average, the Red Wolves are scoring 34 points on 430 yards of offense while allowing 39 points on 535 yards.
This appears to be the perfect storm for Lafayette, who will love their chances with a high-powered offense going up against a defense that’s used to giving up a ton or yardage and points.
|10-16-19||South Alabama v. Troy -14.5||Top||13-37||Win||100||11 h 59 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Troy -14½ -110
Despite entering a Wednesday evening game against the South Alabama Jaguars (1-5) as a two-touchdown favorite, the Troy Trojans (2-3) have just two wins on the season.
South Alabama hasn’t won since a 37-14 victory over Jackson State, but they’re coming off a 20-17 double-overtime loss against Georgia Southern. On average, the Jaguars are scoring 17 points per game on 319 yards of offense while allowing 29 points on 400 yards per game.
With 170 yards per game on the ground, the running game is the strength of this South Alabama team. Running back Tra Minter leads the Jaguars with 477 yards and two touchdowns.
Both South Alabama and Troy enjoyed a bye week last weekend, but the Jaguars have also had two extra days to prepare for this contest.
Troy has fallen in their last two games to Arkansas State and Missouri, allowing a total of 92 points. On average, the Trojans are scoring 35 points per game on 450 yards per game while allowing 32 points per game on 402 yards.
The defense looks very susceptible right now, so Troy will be counting on quarterback Kaleb Barker to perform. On the season, Barker has thrown for 1,476 yards with 14 touchdowns and four interceptions.
|10-14-19||Lions +4 v. Packers||Top||22-23||Win||100||33 h 6 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Lions +4 -110
As a favorite in the NFC, the Packers (4-1) will be aiming to defend their home field as they host the Lions (2-1-1) in Green Bay this evening.
Detroit, who is coming off a bye week, only lost by four to a strong Kansas City team. Before that, the Lions took down the Chargers and Eagles in consecutive weeks. On average, Detroit is scoring 24 points per game on 401 yards of offense while allowing 24 points per game on 418 yards.
Green Bay was victorious against the Cowboys a week ago, but fell to the Eagles at home the week before. On average, the Packers are scoring 24 points per game on 354 yards of offense while allowing 19 points per game on 397 yards.
Although underdogs, the Lions have won four straight against the Packers, including last year’s 31-0 slaughter at Lambeau.
Aaron Rodgers is on a four-game streak of throwing for at least 300 yards on Monday Night Football, but he’ll be without his top target, Davonte Adams, who remains sidelined with turf toe.
Through four games, Matthew Stafford has thrown for 1,122 yards, nine touchdowns, and two picks.
|10-12-19||Florida State v. Clemson -27||14-45||Win||100||28 h 44 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Clemson -27 -109
The undefeated #2 Clemson Tigers (5-0) have an ACC matchup against the Florida State Seminoles (3-2) in South Carolina on Saturday.
After a rough 1-2 start that included losses to Boise State and #25 Virginia, Florida State has won two straight games against Louisville and NC State. On average, the Seminoles are scoring 33 points on 429 yards of offense while allowing 30 points on 447 yards.
With 582 yards, seven touchdowns, and 5.1 yards per carry, running back Cam Akers leads this Florida State offense. Akers will need to be great against Clemson if FSU will have a chance, as the Seminoles have lost nine of their last 10 games against ranked opponents.
Clemson is coming off a narrow 21-20 victory over North Carolina, but has stayed perfect through five games despite losing #1 overall status. The Tigers have scored at least 41 points against Georgia Tech, Syracuse, and Charlotte.
On average, the Tigers are scoring 38 points per game on 486 yards of offense while giving up 12 points per game on just 255 yards.
Although neither team has played yet in the month of October, FSU figures to face the toughest task up against a Clemson defense that’s had extra time to prepare for the Seminoles.
|10-11-19||Virginia v. Miami-FL -2||Top||9-17||Win||100||11 h 44 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Miami-FL -2 -110
A good Friday night matchup pits #20 Virginia (4-1) against unranked Miami (2-3) in Florida. Despite the losing record, Miami is favored by two points in this contest.
The Virginia Cavaliers earned ranked status with wins over Florida State and Pittsburgh, but are coming off a 35-20 loss to #10 Notre Dame. On average, Virginia is scoring 32 points on 363 yards of offense while allowing 21 points on 275 yards.
One hurdle Virginia will have to overcome is the lack of back-to-back ACC road wins since 2011.
In the Notre Dame loss, Virginia’s lack of running game was exposed. Against the Irish, the Cavaliers racked up just 29 yards rushing as a team.
Miami has enjoyed little success under head coach Manny Diaz. Other than a 63-0 explosion against Bethune Cookman, the Hurricanes have failed to impress on offense. Losses to #8 Florida, North Carolina, and Virginia Tech have set Miami back this season.
However, it’s worth noting that seven points is the widest margin by which Miami has lost all season. On average, the Hurricanes are scoring 32 points on 448 yards of offense while allowing 21 points on 283 yards.
|10-06-19||Bills v. Titans -2||Top||14-7||Loss||-110||27 h 31 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Titans -2 -110
The Buffalo Bills (3-1) will put their strong defense to the test on the road as they go into Tennessee to take on the Titans (2-2).
In the AFC South, every team owns a record of 2-2, so this matchup gives Tennessee the chance to stay in the race. The Titans are coming off a 24-10 victory over Atlanta after dropping back-to-back games against Indianapolis and Jacksonville.
The AFC East looks like a two-team race between Buffalo and the undefeated Patriots, as the Jets and Dolphins are both winless. New England edged out the Bills last week in a hard-fought 16-10 contest.
On average, the Bills are scoring just 19 points per game on 404 yards of offense while allowing 16 points per game on 290 yards. Meanwhile, the Titans are scoring 23 points per game on 352 yards of offense while allowing 16 points per game on 361 yards.
The difference in this contest could be the quarterback play. For Buffalo, Josh Allen is expected to play after being cleared from concussion protocol. On the season, Allen has thrown for 903 yards, three touchdowns, and six interceptions while completing just 60.3% of his passes.
For Tennessee, Marcus Mariota is completing 62.2% of his passes for 933 yards, seven touchdowns, and no interceptions so far.
|10-05-19||Ball State +5 v. Northern Illinois||27-20||Win||100||30 h 14 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Ball State +5 -109
The Ball State Cardinals (1-3) haven’t had much to celebrate so far in the 2019 season. However, as the Cardinals go on the road to take on the Huskies of Northern Illinois (1-3) they have a great chance against an underwhelming team with just a single win to its name.
For Ball State, quarterback Drew Plitt has been solid. With a completion percentage of 67.6%, Plitt has thrown for 11 touchdowns and four interceptions. Led by receiver Riley Miller, who has 306 yards and two touchdowns on 22 receptions, the Cardinals offer three players with at least 200 receiving yards and five players with at least 100 receiving yards.
Although Ball State has lost to NC State, FAU, and Indiana, they’ve managed at least 24 points in each contest. The Cardinals are averaging 34 points per game and giving up 35 points per game.
Despite losing three straight games to #13 Utah, Nebraska, and Vanderbilt, Northern Illinois is a five-point favorite in this contest. The Huskies have scored a maximum of 24 points this year, with 18 points being their largest offensive output in any of their defeats.
With just four touchdowns and three picks on the season, Ross Bowers hasn’t been good enough to win ball games for Northern Illinois. He’ll look to add to his 1,056 passing yards on the season.
|09-28-19||Kansas +16 v. TCU||14-51||Loss||-110||26 h 50 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Kansas +16 -110
The Kansas Jayhawks (2-2) are getting 16 points as they go into Fort Worth to take on the TCU Horned Frogs (2-1). Kansas won this matchup last season by a score of 27-26.
So far, Kansas has experienced an impressive 48-24 win over Boston College and played well against West Virginia, but the Jayhawks also let a disappointing 12-7 loss against Coastal Carolina ruin an otherwise positive start to the season.
On average, Kansas is scoring 26 points per game on 402 yards of offense while allowing 21 points per game on 374 yards.
Quarterback Carter Stanley has been good for Kansas thus far, throwing for 861 yards on 72% passing while tossing eight touchdowns and four picks. On the ground, Khalil Herbert leads the team with 384 yards, followed by the 296 yards of Pooka Williams Jr.
TCU got out to a blistering start, winning their first two games by a combined 73-20. However, the Horned Frogs couldn’t keep up with SMU last week in a 41-38 defeat.
On average, TCU is scoring 37 points a game on 443 yards of offense while allowing 20 points a game on 275 yards.
Quarterback Max Duggan is completing just 50% of his passes, but he’s been careful with the football. Duggan has thrown for 423 yards and five touchdowns without an interception on the season.
With Kansas getting 16 points on the road, this game could come down to which TCU defense shows up; the defense that held Purdue to 13 points, or the defense that gave up 41 to SMU.
|09-28-19||Central Michigan +17 v. Western Michigan||15-31||Win||100||25 h 26 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Central Michigan +17 -110
Two teams with identical 2-2 records will face off Saturday when the Central Michigan Chippewas (2-2) go on the road to take on the Broncos of Western Michigan (2-2).
Excluding a 61-0 loss to #17 Wisconsin, Central Michigan has played pretty well against its early schedule. The Chippewas scored 38 and 45 points in wins over Albany and Akron, and lost a tight 17-12 game against the Miami Hurricanes.
On average, Central Michigan is scoring 24 points a game on 342 yards of offense while allowing 31 points a game on 367 yards of offense.
Quarterback David Moore has taken over the Chippewas offense and has played reasonably well. Moore has thrown for 534 yards, two touchdowns, and a pick in limited action this year. Expect Moore to get more and more comfortable as he gets more time under center.
Other than in the 51-17 loss to #19 Michigan State, Western Michigan has scored at least 33 points in every contest. On average, the Broncos score 39 points per game on 515 yards of offense while allowing 32 points per game on 446 yards of offense.
Western Michigan is very much an offense-first team, led by quarterback Jon Wassink and his 1,222 yards, nine touchdowns, and three interceptions.
Western Michigan looks poised to outscore Central Michigan, but 17 points is a lot to lay for a Bronos defense that’s given up more than 50 points on two occasions this season.
|09-21-19||Colorado v. Arizona State -8||34-31||Loss||-110||36 h 6 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Arizona State -8 -110
Coming off two overtime games, the Colorado Buffaloes (2-1) are headed on the road to take on the Arizona State Sun Devils (3-0).
Many expected the momentum from a huge come-from-behind win versus #25 Nebraska to carry over into Colorado’s contest against Air Force. It didn’t. The Falcons won the game by seven in another overtime thriller.
The Buffaloes are averaging 36 points on the back of 421 yards per game. Defensively, Colorado is allowing 30 points per game and giving up 472 yards of total offense on average.
With Arizona State’s suffocating defense, Buffalo quarterback Steven Montez will need to be careful as he attacks through the air. On the season, Montez is 67 of 104 for 827 yards, six touchdowns, and two picks.
The aforementioned defense of the Sun Devils is why Arizona State has gotten off to a flawless 3-0 start. In each of the teams three games, the opponent has been held to just seven points, and that includes #18 Michigan State.
The Sun Devils are averaging just 20 points a game, but that’s just fine when they’re only giving up a touchdown every time they step on the field.
With one of the best scoring defenses in the nation, Arizona State would love to get more production out of the offense and quarterback Jayden Daniels. The freshman is 47 of 77 for 728 yards and three touchdowns on the season.
|09-21-19||New Mexico State v. New Mexico -4||52-55||Loss||-109||31 h 39 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on New Mexico -4 -109
Saturday features an all-New Mexico affair as the New Mexico University Lobos (1-1) host the New Mexico State Aggies (0-3).
New Mexico State started off the season with a brutal schedule, taking on #23 Washington State and #2 Alabama. However, the Aggies will have wanted a better performance against San Diego State, to whom they lost by a score of 31-10.
Through three games, New Mexico State is scoring an average of nine points while allowing opponents to score 50.
Aggies quarterback Josh Adkins needs to have a good game, which includes protecting the football. On the season, Adkins is 73 of 113 for 665 yards, two touchdowns, and five interceptions.
New Mexico edged out Sam Houston State by eight in the season opener before falling to #7 Notre Dame by a score of 66-14. Those two results won’t scare many teams, as the Lobos are averaging 26 points per game while giving up 48.
While the Lobos have allowed 438 passing yards per game, they’ll be looking to pick off a turnover-prone Adkins and hand their offense extra possessions. If New Mexico can contain an Aggies rushing attack that’s averaging just 75 yards per game, they should be able to put pressure on Adkins.
|09-21-19||South Carolina +9.5 v. Missouri||14-34||Loss||-110||31 h 36 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on South Carolina +9½ -110
A pair of SEC foes will go head to head in Missouri as the South Carolina Gamecocks (1-2) try to take down the Missouri Tigers (2-1).
Although South Carolina’s record is the worse of the two, the two defeats have come against a good North Carolina squad and the #2 team in the country, Alabama. Missouri has beaten up on inferior competition, but also lost a shocker to Wyoming in the season opener.
By the numbers, we’re looking at an offensive strength versus a defensive strength in this matchup. While South Carolina has put up 501 yards a game, Missouri is averaging 473 yards of offense. However, the Tigers are allowing just 218 yards per game while the Gamecocks are giving up 440 on average.
Rico Dowdle was a solid performer last week against Alabama. On just 12 carries, Dowdle ran for 102 yards. That brings the running back’s season total up to 251 yards with a pair of scores.
Also encouraging for South Carolina is the play of freshman quarterback Ryan Helinski, who’s thrown for 606 yards, four touchdowns, and two picks in the two games he’s played. 324 of those yards and two of those TDs came against the Crimson Tide.
Kelly Bryant looked decent for Missouri against Southeast Missouri State a week ago. The senior QB threw for 225 yards with a touchdown and an interception.
9.5 points feels like a lot to lay for a Missouri team that failed to beat Wyoming.
|09-21-19||Central Michigan +30 v. Miami-FL||12-17||Win||100||30 h 15 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Central Michigan +30 -110
The Chippewas of Central Michigan (2-1) bounced back from a 61-0 thrashing at the hands of #17 Wisconsin to take down Akron. Saturday, Central Michigan takes on the Hurricanes (1-2) in Miami.
Although Central Michigan puts up just 373 yards of total offense per game, they’ve scored 38 and 45 points in their two victories this season. The team’s average of 35 points allowed is skewed heavily by the loss to Wisconsin.
Quarterback David Moore performed well in the start last week. Against the Zips, Moore threw for 317 yards and two touchdowns without a pick. Alongside running back Kobe Lewis, who rushed for 146 yards and three touchdowns a week ago, the Chippewas offer a balanced offensive attack.
The Hurricanes appear to be in the midst of a decline. After a 10-3 season in 2017, Miami went 7-6 a year ago before starting off the 2019 season with a record of 1-2. Before blowing out Bethune Cookman, the Hurricanes fell to #8 Florida and North Carolina.
Offensively, Miami scores an average of 36 points on 459 total yards. Defensively, the Hurricanes allow 17 points a game on 276 yards. Sticking to those averages won’t be enough to cover the 30 points Miami is giving Central Michigan.
In fact, Miami has failed to reach 30 points in two of its first three games.
So far, Miami quarterback Jarren Williams has thrown for 777 yards with six touchdowns and no interceptions. However, half of Williams’ TDs came against Bethune Cookman last week.
|09-21-19||Boston College v. Rutgers +8.5||Top||30-16||Loss||-109||27 h 51 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Rutgers +8½ -109
Each with one loss on the record, the Boston College Eagles (2-1) are set to take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (1-1) on Saturday.
Thus far, Boston College has had very little trouble putting points on the board. Since an impressive 35-28 win over Virginia Tech to start the season, the Eagles have scored 45 and 48 points. Although Boston College is allowing 30 points per game, they’re scoring an average of 35.
After a strong start, Boston College suffered an embarrassing loss to Kansas after coming into the matchup as 21-point favorites. Against the Jayhawks, Boston College allowed 329 yards on the ground and 567 yards of total offense.
Eagles quarterback Anthony Brown completed just half his passes for 195 yards and a TD. Running back AJ Dillon rushed for 150 yards and a touchdown, but the Boston College offense was scoreless in the second half.
After a 48-21 win over UMass to start the 2019 season, Rutgers was demolished by #20 Iowa in the team’s second contest. With an extra week to prepare, Rutgers will attempt to improve its 24 points a game and 25 points allowed per game.
Against superior competition, Rutgers only managed 125 yards of offense. Now going up against a Boston College team that struggled to finish tackles a week ago, the Scarlet Knights should have more success on the back of Isaih Pacheco, who’s rushed for 223 yards and four TDs through the first two games of the year.
|09-21-19||Southern Miss +39.5 v. Alabama||7-49||Loss||-110||26 h 15 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Southern Miss +39½ -110
The Golden Eagles of Southern Mississippi (2-1) have a tough task ahead of them as they go into Tuscaloosa to take on the #2 Alabama Crimson Tide (3-0).
In the team’s lone loss, which came against Mississippi State, Southern Miss only managed 15 points. However, the Golden Eagles were able to score 38 and 47 points in wins over Alcorn State and Troy. On average, Southern Miss is scoring 33 points and allowing 30 points per game.
Much of the Golden Eagles’ 453 yards per game come from the arm of QB Jack Abraham. Abraham has thrown for 990 yards, five touchdowns, and three interceptions on the season. With 347 passing yards per game, Southern Miss is ranked 12thin the nation.
The Golden Eagles will be hoping for another kickoff return for a touchdown from Jaylond Adams, who’s averaging one per game this season.
Alabama has yet to truly struggle this season, scoring at least 42 points in every game. On average, the Crimson Tide put up 50 points while holding opponents to 12 points per game. Alabama is also holding opponents to 308 yards of offense while racking up 562 yards themselves.
Already over the 1,000-yard mark, quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is 70 of 91 for 1,007 yards and 12 touchdowns. Jerry Jeudy is on the receiving end of most Tagovailoa passes, earning 308 yards and four touchdowns thus far.
Southern Miss will point to a tight first quarter for Alabama against South Carolina in which the Crimson Tide only led by a score of 14-10. If Alabama has another slow start, the Golden Eagles will be sitting pretty with regard to the 39.5-point spread.
|09-21-19||UL-Monroe +18.5 v. Iowa State||20-72||Loss||-109||26 h 9 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on UL-Monroe +18½ -109
Identical records will be put on the line Saturday when the University of Louisiana at Monroe Warhawks (1-1) go on the road to take on the Cyclones of Iowa State (1-1).
Both teams are coming off heartbreaking losses in their last contest. Let’s start with UL Monroe, who lost to Florida State 45-44 in overtime. That near-stunner came on September 7, so the Warhawks will have had an extra week to prepare for Saturday’s game.
Through two games, UL Monroe is scoring 37.5 points per game on 460 yards of total offense. Defensively, the Warhawks are allowing 27 points while opponents are racking up 454 yards per game.
Senior quarterback Caleb Evans has looked good for UL Monroe thus far, tossing three touchdowns and a pick while putting up 424 yards through the air. Although Iowa State presents a formidable rush defense, Warkawks running back Josh Johnson was able to run for 126 yards against FSU two weeks ago.
Despite two very close games to start the season – a three-point win in triple overtime before the one-point loss to Iowa – Iowa State is favored by 18.5 points.
To cover, the Cyclones will need a big performance out of quarterback Brock Purdy, who’s thrown for 554 yards and three touchdowns through the first two games of the season. Yet even with Purdy’s success so far in 2019, Iowa State is scoring just one more point per game than they’re allowing (23-22).
One reason Iowa State hasn’t enjoyed more offensive production this year is the lack of a running game. Kene Nwangwu is the team’s leading back with just 84 yards on the season.
In the last seven games, the Cyclones are 1-6 against the spread.
|09-20-19||Air Force +8.5 v. Boise State||Top||19-30||Loss||-110||35 h 27 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Air Force +8½ -110
A pair of undefeated teams will face off on the blue turf of Boise State as the #20 Broncos (3-0) host the Air Force Falcons (2-0). This game could have big implications for the Mountain West Conference standings at the end of the year.
The visitors are coming off an impressive overtime win against Colorado. Before that, the Falcons demolished Colgate in their season opener. The old-school Air Force offense has produced 454 yards per game while a strong defense is holding opponents to an average of 243 yards.
Don’t expect Air Force quarterback Donald Hammond to rack up a ton of yardage through the air. On just seven of 12 passes, Hammond threw for 155 yards, two touchdowns, and a pick. The Falcons’ offense relies much more heavily on the run game, which is led by Kadin Remsberg, who rushed for 146 yards against Colorado.
Boise State has started the year strong, taking down FSU in the opener before earning a close win against Marshall and blowing out Portland State. In contrast to an Air Force team led by defense, the Broncos want to outscore opponents. Boise State is averaging 516 yards of offense while giving up 280.
Averaging more than 300 yards a game, Boise State quarterback Hank Bachmeier has thrown for 927 yards, four touchdowns, and three interceptions on the season. Bachmeier’s favorite target is Khalil Shakir, who’s reeled in 17 balls for 237 yards and a TD.
Against a triple-option team that will wear any opponent down throughout the course of a game, Boise State will need its freshman QB to protect the ball and be efficient through the air. A relentless Air Force defense will love getting 8.5 points against a Broncos team that only managed 14 points against Marshall.
|09-19-19||Houston +5.5 v. Tulane||Top||31-38||Loss||-110||35 h 45 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Houston +5½ -110
Thursday night will feature an American Athletic Conference clash between the visiting Houston Cougars (1-2) and the Green Wave of Tulane (2-1).
Houston has two losses on the record, but they’ve also faced one of the toughest opening schedules in the nation. After an impressive performance in a loss to #4 Oklahoma, the Cougars easily defeated Prairie View before dropping last week’s contest to #20 Washington State by a touchdown.
On the season, Houston is scoring 30 points per game while giving up an average of 32.
Tulane has enjoyed an easier schedule, but they did run into a brick wall when they faced #10 Auburn, losing 24-6. The Green Wave easily took care of business against two inferior opponents in the lead up to this conference game.
So far, Tulane is scoring 35 points per game while allowing an average of 14. Tulane is also putting up 436 yards of offense per game while allowing 276.
Houston is getting 5.5 points on the road, which is an interesting line considering the Cougars dominated Tulane in a 48-17 game last season.
So far, Houston quarterback D’Eriq King is 42 of 77 for 434 yards, four touchdowns, and one interception. Tulane quarterback Justin McMillan is 37 of 67 for 424 yards, two touchdowns, and two picks.
|09-16-19||Browns v. Jets +7||Top||23-3||Loss||-115||24 h 6 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Jets +7 -115
Although much of the NFL’s offseason hype surrounded the Cleveland Browns (0-1) and New York Jets (0-1), both teams lost their season opener. Now, the Browns and Jets are set to face off in primetime on Monday Night Football.
Cleveland kicked of 2019 with a disappointing 43-13 loss to the Tennessee Titans. The Browns only allowed 371 yards while putting up 387 yards of offense themselves, but an all-around underwhelming performance ended in a 30-point loss.
Quarterback Baker Mayfield has the worst day for Cleveland, throwing for 285 yards and touchdown but tossing three interceptions. The Browns also expected more out of star receiver Odell Beckham Jr., who caught seven balls for 71 yards.
The Jets looked poor offensively in their season opener, but lost by only a single point in a 17-16 contest against the Bills. While racking up just 243 yards of total offense, the Jets allowed Buffalo to help themselves to 382 yards, including 128 on the ground.
Jets quarterback Sam Darnold did better to protect the football, but was just 28 of 41 for 175 yards and a touchdown. Le’Veon Bell managed just 60 yards on 17 carries against a strong Bills rushing defense.
With the Browns allowing 123 yards on the ground a week ago, expect Bell to have a more prolific outing Monday night. A better performance from Bell and a repeat performance from Jamison Crowder, who caught 14 passes for 99 yards in Week 1, would allow New York to control the clock at home.
|09-15-19||Saints v. Rams -2||Top||9-27||Win||100||26 h 7 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Rams -2 -109
The Saints (1-0) have gone through the entire offseason thinking about a blown pass interference call that cost them a trip to the Super Bowl. On Sunday, New Orleans will get a chance at revenge as they go into Los Angeles to take on the Rams (1-0).
A wild Monday night affair ended with the Saints overcoming the Texans with a last-second field goal. As we’ve come to expect from New Orleans, Drew Brees and the offense made this team tick. The Saints shredded the Houston defense for 518 yards of total offense.
Despite missing some throws, Brees went 32 of 43 for 370 yards, two touchdowns, and one pick through the air. Michael Thomas was one the receiving end of 10 of those completions for 123 yards. On the ground, Kamara ran for 97 yards to help the Saints earn 148 total rushing yards.
While the Saints struggled to defeat a tough opponent, most expected the Rams to have an easier go against the Carolina Panthers, who just recently lost to the Buccaneers on Thursday night. In fact, the Rams were only able to earn 352 yards of offense while giving up 366.
In the end, Los Angeles won by three points, but quarterback Jared Goff wasn’t at his best. On 23 of 39 passing, Goff threw for 186 yards, one TD, and an interception.
The Rams, who are two-point favorites at home, will have been excited to see running back Todd Gurley have success running the football. On 14 carries, Gurley rushed for 97 yards.
With a 7-1 home record last season, only two of the Rams’ home wins were by five points or fewer.
|09-15-19||Cowboys -5 v. Redskins||31-21||Win||100||23 h 42 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Cowboys -5 -110
After jumping out to a nice lead against the Philadelphia Eagles, the Redskins (0-1) couldn’t hang on in Week 1. Sunday, the Redskins will host the Dallas Cowboys (1-0) in Washington D.C.
The NFC East could begin to take shape very quickly in 2019, as the Cowboys have a chance to hand Washington an 0-2 record in the division while jumping out to two straight wins against division opponents. Dallas defeated the New York Giants 35-17 in the season opener.
After ending his holdout days before the start of the season, running back Ezekiel Elliot was held to just 53 yards and one touchdown the ground. With a full week of preparation, expect a fuller workload and more productions for Elliot on Sunday.
The balance of the Cowboys’ offense will be scary of Dak Prescott can replicate his opening game performance. Against New York, Prescott threw for 405 yards, four touchdowns, and no picks on 25 of 32 passing.
Washington ended up allowing 436 yards of total offense, 123 yards on the ground, against the Eagles last week. A pair of long TD passes to Desean Jackson made up a big chunk of that yardage, and those plays seemed to turn the momentum of the game.
Case Keenum ended up with a nice game at QB for the Redskins. Keenum was 30 of 44 for 380 yards and three touchdowns. However, Washington only managed 28 yards rushing.
If Dallas can make Washington one-dimensional, Keenum could have pressure in his face all day.
|09-15-19||Bills v. Giants +2.5||28-14||Loss||-105||22 h 45 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Giants +2½ -105
After kicking off the 2019 season with a win, the Buffalo Bills (1-0) will go one the road to take on the New York Giants (0-1) on Sunday afternoon.
The Bills are returning to MetLife Stadium after their comeback victory over the Jets a week ago. On the back of John Brown’s 123-yard, one-touchdown performance, Buffalo won 17-16.
Quarterback Josh Allen went 24 for 37 to rack up 254 yards and a TD, but he also threw two interceptions. In total, the Bills managed just 382 yards of offense.
Despite a 35-17 loss to the Cowboys, the Giants were able to earn 474 yards of total offense. Eli Manning did a decent job with the weapons he has, throwing for 306 yards and a touchdown on 44 attempts.
Saquon Barkley could be the difference in this matchup. On just 11 carries, Barkley ran for 120 yards. If the Giants don’t fall behind and have to rely on Manning’s arm, they’ll have a chance to control the game through Barkley with their running game.
With Allen behind center and facing a New York defense that held Ezekiel Elliot and the Cowboys to just 89 yards rushing, don’t expect the Bills to light up the scoreboard.
|09-15-19||49ers +1 v. Bengals||41-17||Win||100||18 h 24 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on 49ers +1 -110
In his return from injury, Jimmy Garoppolo led the San Francisco 49ers (1-0) to victory in Week 1. He’ll aim to make it two straight as the 49ers travel to Cincinnati to take on the Bengals (0-1).
Despite a 31-17 score line, Garoppolo put in a lackluster performance against the Buccaneers in the season opener. The San Francisco QB appears to be shaking off the rust, as he threw for just 166 yards with a touchdown and a pick. Garopollo was bailed out by his defense, which returned two interceptions for scores.
It was a strong effort from that 49ers defensive unit, holding Jameis Winston and the Tampa Bay offense to just 315 yards. Meanwhile, San Francisco put up 264 yards of offense themselves.
Unless the 49ers can count on pick-sixes again, they’ll need more offensive production against a Bengals team that allowed just 267 yards of total offense. Cincinnati racked up 452 yards of offense, but still fell to the Seahawks by a point.
San Francisco will need to pay close attention to the Andy Dalton-John Ross connection. Dalton was 35 of 51 for 418 yards and two touchdowns, both to Ross. On just seven catches, Ross put up 158 receiving yards in addition to those TDs.
If the Bengals defensive line, which sacked Russel Wilson four times, gets pressure on Garoppolo, it could be a long day for San Francisco. But if the 49ers quarterback can stay upright, he’s likely to improve as he gets more live action under his belt.
|09-14-19||San Diego State v. New Mexico State +16||Top||31-10||Loss||-110||35 h 60 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on New Mexico State +16 -110
It’s Aggies versus Aztecs on Saturday night as 0-2 New Mexico State plays host to 2-0 San Diego State.
San Diego State is coming off an upset 23-14 win over UCLA a week ago. So far, the Aztecs are scoring 14 points per game but allowing just six, due in large part to their shutout victory over Weber State to kick off the season.
New Mexico State may be winless through two games, but both were against quality opponents. After kicking things off against #23 Washington State, the Aggies went into Tuscaloosa to face #2 Alabama. Both games, which were on the road, ended in losses of at least 50 points.
San Diego State will need to be sharp if they’ll cover a 16-point spread on the road. That means the Aztecs will be counting on an efficient performance from running back Juwan Washington, who’s averaging 96 yards per game.
However, it’s the defense that leads the Aztecs. A solid UCLA team managed just 261 yards against the San Diego State D last week. Against the run, the Aztecs rank eighth in the nation.
Despite strong competition, New Mexico State quarterback Josh Adkins has looked pretty good. Although he’s thrown two picks versus one touchdown, Adkins is completing 65% of his passes and put up 366 total yards against two ranked opponents.
Against the spread, San Diego State is 2-8 out of their last 10 games overall.
|09-14-19||TCU -1.5 v. Purdue||34-13||Win||100||35 h 40 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on TCU -1½ -110
Thus far, the TCU Horned Frogs (1-0) have played just one game, a 39-7 win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff. Saturday night, TCU will go into Ross-Ade Stadium to take on the Purdue Boilermakers (1-1).
Favored by 1.5 points in this contest, the Horned Frogs figure to be in the mix when it comes to the Big 12 title.
Although TCU went up against an FCS opponent in their first game of the year, they certainly took care of business. With 200 yards on the ground and 284 yards through the air, the Horned frogs carried an advantage of 484-215 yards of total offense over Arkansas-Pine Bluff.
The most intriguing part of Saturday’s matchup should be TCU’s pass defense against Purdue’s pass offense. The Horned frogs gave up just 114 yards through the air in their opener, and Purdue is third in the nation after putting up 466 yards per game thus far.
In last week’s win over Vanderbilt, Purdue quarterback Elijah Sindelar threw for 509 yards, five touchdowns, and one interception. However, the Boilermakers managed just two yards per carry on the ground.
Purdue’s defense could be in trouble after allowing 420 yards to Vanderbilt through the air.
|09-14-19||Hawaii +22 v. Washington||20-52||Loss||-110||34 h 48 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Hawaii +22 -110
Following a pair of impressive home victories, the Rainbow Warriors of Hawai’I (2-0) will go on the road to take on the #23 Washington Huskies (1-1).
Hawai’i is known for scoring points, and they’ve done just that through their first two games by averaging 37 per game. An opening game win over Arizona was followed by a 31-28 victory over the Oregon State Beavers. Despite a strong start, the Rainbow Warriors are getting 22 points in this upcoming contest.
Washington looked great in their 47-14 drubbing of Eastern Washington. However, a tough 20-19 loss at the hands of Cal brought the Huskies’ average points per game down to 32.
It’s fair to say that Hawai’i junior quarterback Cole McDonald is a gunslinger. So far, McDonald has racked up 799 yards with eight touchdowns and five interceptions on the season. With a strong Washington defense searching for turnovers, McDonald will need to take better care of the football.
The Rainbow Warriors have put up 542 yards per game thus far, which is good enough for 14thin the nation.
After a 349-yard performance in the first game of the season, Washington quarterback Jacob Eason threw for just 162 yards and a pick in last week’s loss to California. A decent game out of Eason alongside a Huskies defense that ranks 48thin the country in yards allowed should be good enough to win, but they’ll need to score at a high clip if they’ll make up the 22 points they’re laying in this one.
|09-14-19||Western Kentucky v. Louisville -10||21-38||Win||100||31 h 51 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Louisville -10 -109
A pair of unranked 1-1 teams will face off in a neutral location as the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers go up against the Cardinals of Louisville in Nashville, Tennessee.
After a 35-28 defeat to Central Arkansas, Western Kentucky bounced back to beat Florida International by a score of 20-14. After both contests, the Hilltoppers are averaging 24 points and giving up an average of 24.
Louisville also lost on opening week, but they played tough against #9 Notre Dame. The Cardinals showed they’re not a pushover after putting up 17 against the Irish before dominating Eastern Kentucky 42-0. Per game, Louisville scores 29 points and allows 17.
Getting 10 points, the Hilltoppers will need to be more careful with the ball if they’re going to compete with Louisville. Against FIU, Western Kentucky forced zero turnovers and coughed the ball up twice, one of which was a pick-six.
Western Kentucky racked up 339 yards of total offense and held Florida International to just 217, but the level of competition will be much higher this Saturday.
It felt like Louisville was letting out some frustration after letting the Notre Dame game get away from them as the Cardinals ran up the score against Eastern Kentucky. Louisville earned 542 yards of total offense while allowing just 172 yards.
Louisville quarterback Jawon Pass is 24 of 46 for 330 yards and four touchdowns alongside one interception.
|09-14-19||USC -3.5 v. BYU||27-30||Loss||-110||30 h 3 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on USC -3½ -110
After a big win over #23 Stanford, the #24 USC Trojans (2-0) look to stay unbeaten as they go on the road to take on the unranked BYU Cougars (1-1).
After falling behind 20-10 against the Cardinal, USC scored the final 35 points of the game to get an impressive victory over Stanford. After two games, the Trojans are averaging 37 points per game while giving up 21.
The Cougars were expected to lose to #14 Utah in the season opener, and they did so by a score of 30-12. BYU faced Tennessee next, needing double overtime to win by three points. So far, BYU is averaging 20 points for and 27 points against.
The visitors come into this matchup as 3.5-point favorites, and the spread should be even bigger if USC will get a repeat performance out of freshman quarterback Kedon Slovis. In his first career start, Slovis was 28 of 33 for 377 yards, three touchdowns, and no picks.
Although quarterback Zach Wilson was able to lead the Cougars on a game-tying drive before an eventual 2OT win last week, he may have trouble finding time to pick out receivers with an offensive line allowing pressure. Wilson was 19 for 29 with 232 yards and a TD against Tennessee.
Following a win by 20 or more points, USC is 5-2 out of their last seven against the spread.
|09-14-19||Arkansas State v. Georgia -32.5||0-55||Win||100||27 h 60 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Georgia -32½ -109
The 1-1 Arkansas State Red Wolves face a very tall task Saturday as they go into Athens to take on the #3 Bulldogs of Georgia (2-0).
Arkansas State has been able to put up points so far this season, scoring an average of 36 after scoring 43 in last week’s win over UNLV. With 93 total points through two weeks of play, Georgia has scored even more. With an average of 46 points scored and 11 points allowed per game, Georgia has gotten off to a fast start.
Although the Red Wolves were good against UNLV, they allowed almost 200 yards on the ground. That’s a scary statistic as they come up against a Bulldogs rushing attack that averaged 6.7 yards per attempt and racked up 269 yards last week against Murray State.
Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm hasn’t been lighting up the passing numbers, but he hasn’t needed to. In his first two games, Fromm has thrown for 156 and 166 yards, but only had one incompletion a week ago. If the running game has the success we expect, Fromm could become deadly on play-action passing plays.
Following a win by 20 or more points, Georgia is 14-5 in their last 19 games against the spread.
|09-14-19||Miami-OH +18.5 v. Cincinnati||13-35||Loss||-110||27 h 42 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Miami-OH +18½ -110
The Redhawks of Miami of Ohio (1-1) will travel into Cincinnati to take on the Bearcats (1-1) in a noon kickoff on Saturday.
While Miami is coming off a 48-17 trouncing of Tennessee Tech, Cincinnati will be looking for a comeback performance after a dreadful 42-0 defeat at the hands of #5 Ohio State.
With the Redhawks getting 18.5 points in this contest, it’s worth noting that Miami of Ohio lost to #20 Iowa by 24 points. On average, Miami has scored 30 points per game while allowing 27. After the shutout loss, Cincinnati has averaged just 11 points per game while giving up 27.
If Miami is going to keep this game close, they’ll likely need a bigger performance through the air from quarterback Brett Gabbert. In his first two games, the freshman QB threw for 186 and 152 yards. Gabbert provides a threat on the ground as well, but the Redhawks will need his arm against a good Cincinnati defense.
While it’s no surprise that Cincinnati lost to Ohio State, the 42-0 score line was a bit of a shocker for most. Sophomore quarterback Desmond Ridder threw for just 166 yards and a pick against the Buckeyes, and might need a few plays to shake off that rough outing.
Against the spread, Cincinnati is 0-5 coming off a game in which they allowed 40 or more points.
|09-13-19||Kansas +21 v. Boston College||Top||48-24||Win||100||23 h 5 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Kansas +21 -115
Boston College has gotten off to a strong 2-0 start after dispatching both Virginia Tech and Richmond. Tonight, the Eagles with host the Kansas Jayhawks (1-1).
While Boston College has been able to put up points, scoring a total of 80 through two weeks of play, Kansas has struggled to do so. After squeaking out a 24-17 win against Indiana State, the Jayhawks managed only seven in a loss to Coastal Carolina.
Under new head coach Les Miles, the Kansas offense is expected to pick up as the season progresses, and the Jayhawks should be able to keep many games close with a defense that’s allowing an average of just 14.5 points per game on the season.
Offensively, Kansas can count on the running duo of Khalil Herbert and Pooka Williams Jr., the latter of whom was one yard shy of triple digits rushing on 22 carries last week.
Allowing an average of 20.5 points, the weakness of this Boston College squad could turn out to be a defensive line that lost plenty of talent from a year ago. However, the Eagles were able to comfortably take down Virginia Tech despite being 4.5-point dogs.
For Kansas, the key to this game will likely be turning the ball over. Boston College quarterback Anthony Brown hasn’t thrown a pick yet this season, but a Jayhawks defense that held Coastal Carolina to just 291 total yards last week could frustrate Brown enough to force the ball into tight windows.
|09-12-19||Bucs +7 v. Panthers||Top||20-14||Win||100||33 h 47 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Bucs +7 -105
Two 0-1 teams will face off in an NFC South showdown on Thursday Night Football as the Buccaneers of Tampa Bay go on the road to take on the Carolina Panthers.
The Buccaneers opened the 2019 season with a 31-17 beating at the hands of San Francisco in a game full of turnovers. While the 49ers gave the ball up twice, Tampa Bay gave it away four times.
The biggest of Tampa Bay’s problems was Jameis Winston’s inability to protect the football. San Francisco picked off the Bucs quarterback three times, two of which were returned for touchdowns. That allowed the 49ers to pull away in a game in which Tampa Bay had an advantage in offensive yardage.
Winston was 20 of 36 for 194 yards with a touchdown in addition to those three aforementioned interceptions. If Winston can take better care of the ball, Tampa Bay has a great chance to move the ball against a Panthers team that allowed 352 yards of offense a week ago.
After falling behind 13-0, Carolina was never able to come all the way back to catch the Rams, who won the contest 30-27. Cam Newton threw for 239 yards and a pick on 25 of 38 passing in the game.
One of the league’s best weapons, Christian McCaffrey, kept the game close for Carolina. McCaffrey led the team in both rushing, with 128 yards and two touchdowns, and receiving, with 81 yards on 10 catches.
Carolina has several key players questionable to play Thursday, including tight end Greg Olsen and defensive end Bruce Irvin.
|09-09-19||Broncos v. Raiders +3||Top||16-24||Win||100||37 h 20 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Raiders +3 -115
The final game of NFL’s Week 1 will feature a pair of AFC West teams as the Denver Broncos travel to Oakland to take on the Raiders.
With a record of 4-12, the Raiders were the worst team in the division a year ago. Denver failed to make the playoffs for the third straight season after a 6-10 performance in 2018.
Although a shaky preseason left questions about Antonio Brown and his availability for the Raiders’ opener, Oakland head coach Jon Gruden expected to have his star receiver on the field Monday night until the team released Brown on Saturday.
The passing game was expected to improve with Brown on the roster after Oakland ranked 18thin the NFL with 234 yards per game in 2018. Now, there’s one fewer game-breaking option for quarterback Derek Carr, who threw for 4,049 yards with 19 touchdowns and 10 interceptions a year ago.
The Broncos were far from an explosive offense last season, ranking 24thin the league with 20.6 points per game. With the addition of veteran Joe Flacco to the roster, Denver figures to improve. In nine games last season, Flacco threw for 2,465 yards, 12 touchdowns, and six picks.
For a team that allowed a 22nd-best 365 yards per game in 2018, three points is a lot to lay for the Broncos on the road. With Brown absent for much of the Raiders’ preseason, his release could very well be overstated in the line for this game.
|09-08-19||Giants +7.5 v. Cowboys||Top||17-35||Loss||-110||27 h 43 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Giants +7½ -110
The New York Giants are getting more than a touchdown on the road as they travel to Dallas to take on the Cowboys in an NFC East showdown.
While the Cowboys progressed to the second round of the playoffs after taking the division crown a year ago, the Giants finished the 2018 season with a record of 5-12.
Although Dallas will have Ezekiel Elliot on the active roster for this Week 1 matchup, the star running back has only been through one padded practice in the offseason. Elliot should start, but don’t expect a full workload.
Speaking of star running backs, New York will hope to control the game through Saquon Barkley, who rushed for 1,307 yards and 11 touchdowns in his rookie campaign. Any success with Barkley on the ground will help a passing offense that ranked 11thin the NFL in 2018.
While Dallas has more talent on the roster, the offense struggled in the red zone last year. By scoring in only 52% of their red zone trips, they ranked 26thin the league in that category.
On the flip side, New York ranked 12thin red zone defense a year ago, which means Dallas could have to settle for field goals more often than not.
|09-08-19||Redskins +10.5 v. Eagles||27-32||Win||100||18 h 27 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Redskins +10½ -110
As visitors in this NFC East clash, the Washington Redskins (7-9 last season) are getting double digits against the Philadelphia Eagles (9-7 last season) in Philly this afternoon.
One reason for such a big number is surely the fact that Washington will be without seven-time Pro Bowler Trent Williams at left tackle due to a holdout. Donald Penn will replace Williams in Week 1.
Penn and the rest of the Redskins offensive line will be protecting new starting quarterback Case Keenum, who spent last season in Denver after a great season in Minnesota. In 2018, Keenum threw for 3,890 yards, 18 touchowns, and 15 interceptions. The Redskins will be hoping for Keenum to return to his 2017 self, which threw for 3,547 yards with 22 TDs and just seven picks.
Despite losing the NFC East title to Dallas, the Eagles made a playoff appearance as a Wild Card a season ago. Once again, they went into the postseason without starting quarterback Carson Wentz, who was injured in Week 14.
Wentz racked up an impressive 21/7 touchdown-to-interception ratio last year. However, he was available for just 13 games in 2017 and 11 games in 2018.
Washington will need to be successful in the running game in this matchup. With 110 yards per game on the ground a season ago, the Redskins ranked 17th. A backfield of four-time All-Pro Adrian Peterson and Derrius Guice will carry the load.
At 4.6 yards per carry allowed, the Eagles ranked 20thin the league last year. That could be the key for Washington to control large periods of this contest and keep the score close.
|09-07-19||Arkansas State +1.5 v. UNLV||Top||43-17||Win||100||37 h 50 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Arkansas State +1½ -110
Seeking its first 2-0 start in two decades, the UNLV Rebels (1-0) will host the Arkansas State Red Wolves (0-1) Saturday evening in what figures to be a tight matchup.
Despite big passing numbers from its quarterback, Arkansas State lost to SMU by a touchdown at home in Week 1 of the season. Against Southern Utah, UNLV took care of business and won by a score of 56-23.
In their opening game loss, Arkansas State quarterback Logan Bonner threw for 324 yards and four touchdowns, all of which were caught by Omar Bayless. Bayless finished the game with 10 catches for 132 yards, and proved that the Red Wolves have a scary quarterback-receiver combination.
The downfall for Arkansas State in Week 1 came in the form of a kickoff returned for a touchdown and 11 penalties, both of which should be correctable coming into the second game of the season.
Against significantly inferior competition, it’s hard to gauge just how well UNLV can carry over its 534-yard performance against Southern Utah. However, they’ll be hoping for more from Charles Williams, who rushed for 143 yards on 15 carries.
Of UNLV’s last 13 Week 2 games, the Rebels have won only three.
|09-07-19||Eastern Michigan +15.5 v. Kentucky||17-38||Loss||-109||33 h 57 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Eastern Michigan +15½ -109
Although Kentucky might be looking ahead to next week’s matchup with #11 Florida, the Wildcats (1-0) could have their hands full this Saturday when the Eastern Michigan Eagles come to town.
While Eastern Michigan took down Coastal Carolina by a score of 30-23 in their first game of the season, Kentucky jumped out to a 1-0 start by overwhelming Toledo to the tune of 38-24.
With their sights set on a MAC title, the Eagles would love to prove their might against Kentucky. To do so, they’ll need another near-perfect game from quarterback Mike Glass, who completed 20 of 22 passes for 188 yards and three touchdowns against Coastal Carolina.
If Eastern Michigan can get running back Shaq Vann going, this offense could be dangerous. Vann rushed for 84 yards last week, but was expected to do better against a lesser opponent than the one they’ll face Saturday.
Kentucky received a good performance out of QB Terry Wilson in Week 1. Wilson threw for 246 yards and a pair of touchdowns, but with Kentucky playing as more than two-touchdown favorites, he’ll need to be as good or better against Eastern Michigan.
DeAndre Square had a monster game from the linebacker position for Kentucky last week, yet the Wildcats allowed 24 points. If square can’t replicate his 11 tackles, 0.5 sack, and interception once again, Kentucky might be poised to give up a significant amount of points.
|09-07-19||BYU v. Tennessee -3.5||29-26||Loss||-105||32 h 24 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Tennessee -3½ -105
One team will remain winless after Saturday’s contest between the Brigham Young University Cougars (0-1) and Tennessee Volunteers (0-1).
BYU was overmatched against #14 Utah in last week’s 30-12 loss. Against Georgia State, Tennessee suffered one of the most shocking defeats of college football’s opening week by a score of 38-30.
Although BYU quarterback Zach Wilson notched a career-high 21 completions for 208 yards, he also tossed a pair of pick-sixes that would’ve been enough to earn the Utes the win by themselves. Tyson Williams also fumbled away a possession that led to a TD for the Utes.
Taking care of the football will be a focus for BYU, but they also need to improve against the run. Utah tallied 262 yards on the ground and controlled the game.
Tennessee struggled to run the ball against Georgia State, racking up just 93 yards on the ground, but quarterback Jarrett Guarantano threw for 311 yards and two touchdowns. Like BYU, the real struggle for the Volunteers was defending the run. They allowed 213 rushing yards in what they hope to be a wake-up call for this defense.
Tennessee now has a great chance to bounce back against a weaker BYU team at home.
|09-07-19||San Diego State v. UCLA -7.5||23-14||Loss||-110||30 h 39 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on UCLA -7½ -110
The Rose Bowl will be the venue for a Week 2 clash between the San Diego State Aztecs (1-0) and UCLA Bruins (0-1).
The Aztecs started their 2019 campaign with one of the lowest-scoring football games you’ll ever see: a 6-0 win over Weber State. UCLA wasn’t able to score much more, and lost to Cincinnati by a score of 24-14.
The Bruins are more than a touchdown favorite in this one, and the lack of production for San Diego State’s offense is a big reason why. Against Weber State, the Aztecs averaged just 3.3 yards per play. While the San Diego State defense did its job, allowing only 154 yards, the offense failed to find the end zone. Instead, it needed kicker Matt Ariaza to score all six of its points.
UCLA lost by 10 to Cincinnati in large part because of quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson tossing two interceptions and losing two fumbles. Thompson Robinson completed just eight passes for 156 yards.
The Bruins’ offense struggled, but injuries have to take at least some of the blame. UCLA was without the services of two offensive linemen, its leading returning receiver, and 1,200-yard rusher Joshua Kelley. All four injured players were at practice this week and would provide a huge boost to the team.
UCLA has never lost to San Diego State.
|09-07-19||Illinois v. Connecticut +22||31-23||Win||100||30 h 51 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Connecticut +22 -110
It was hardly a fair fight when Illinois (1-0) defeated Akron last week. Now, the Fighting Illini shift their focus to their first away fixture of the year as they take on the UConn Huskies (1-0).
After jumping out to the lead on the first drive of the game and going into halftime up 28-3, Illinois coasted in their 42-3 drubbing of Akron last week. Meanwhile, the Huskies squeaked out a three-point win over Wagner at home.
Illinois earned 401 yards of total offense and forced two turnovers while holding Akron to just 192 yards of offense. It was a great start for Michigan transfer Brandon Peters, who completed 14 passes for 163 yards and three touchdowns on top of 36 yards rushing and another touchdown on the ground.
However, the loss of running back Mike Epstein, who led the team with 45 yards on eight carries, should hinder the Fighting Illini run game.
Although UConn was only able to defeat an FCS opponent by three, the Huskies led by a significant amount in just about every category other than turnovers. If they can limit those giveaways, one of which was a pick-six, UConn could be a tough opponent.
On top of a 26-12 advantage in first downs, the Huskies earned 392 yards of offense and allowed just 185. And with a strong run game that earned 234 yards on 60 carries, UConn could easily slow this matchup down and bleed the clock, giving Illinois a tighter window to reach the 22 points they’re laying.
|09-07-19||Rutgers +20 v. Iowa||0-30||Loss||-110||26 h 6 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Rutgers +20 -110
Apart from Purdue and Northwestern, the Big Ten went undefeated through the first week of college football. That means we’ll see two 1-0 teams face off in Iowa City as the #20 Iowa Hawkeyes host the unranked Scarlet Knights of Rutgers.
Rutgers opened the season with a 48-21 throttling of UMass, while Iowa took care of business against Miami of Ohio with a convincing 38-14 victory.
The Scarlet Knights will obviously be facing tougher competition in this contest, but they’ll be encouraged by their come-from-behind victory after giving up the first 14 points of the game. Texas Tech transfer and starting quarterback McLane Carter threw a pick on his second pass of the game, but ended with 340 yards, two TDs, and three total interceptions in a 21-for-31 performance.
And while Rutgers can be excited about Carter’s arm talent, they may be even more eager to see if running back Isaih Pacheco and an improved offensive line can duplicate a 156-yard, four-touchdown performance. We’ll see how far the Rutgers running game can go against last year’s 12th-ranked rush defense.
Returning Iowa quarterback Nate Stanley has been safe, consistent, and efficient over the past two years with 52 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. Stanley offered more of the same against Miami of Ohio when he racked up 252 yards and three TDs without a pick.
Only leading by a field goal at halftime versus Miami, the Hawkeyes will need to be much better out of the gate if they’ll have a shot at covering the 20-point spread against a tougher Rutgers squad.
|09-07-19||UAB v. Akron +9.5||31-20||Loss||-110||26 h 57 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Akron +9½ -110
The Akron Zips (0-1) will aim to defend their home field when the UAB Blazers (1-0) come to town on Saturday afternoon.
Akron opened the 2019 season with a dreadful performance against Illinois, who dominated the Zips to the tune of 42-3. In their opening contest, the Blazers picked up a close win against Alabama State by the score of 24-19.
As the score line shows, Illinois had its way with Akron. The Zips managed just 192 total yards of offense while allowing the Fighting Illini to rack up 400 yards and score on six of seven trips to the red zone. Akron quarterback Kato Nelson threw for just 128 yards and a pick on 28 attempts.
However, Akron was without three starters – left tackle Trevor Brown, cornerback Alvin Davis, and nose tackle Davon’te Jest – who are all key players for the squad and should provide a boost if they’re available Saturday.
Although UAB claimed the win in their first game of the season, quarterback Tyler Johnston was just 8-of-19 with 114 yards and a touchdown. Most of the damage was done on the ground, where UAB ran for 176 yards.
A big worry for the Blazers will be there inability to score in the second half of the game, and needing a goal-line stand to keep Alabama State from taking the lead in the fourth quarter.
Akron will expect less pressure on Nelson with the potential return of his left tackle, which could be trouble for an ineffective UAB offense laying 9.5 points.
|09-06-19||William & Mary +35.5 v. Virginia||Top||17-52||Win||100||7 h 24 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on William & Mary +35½ -110
Only two teams in the Coastal division of the ACC earned a victory in Week 1; Virginia was one of them. Tonight, the Cavaliers (1-0) will play host to the visiting William & Mary Tribe (1-0).
The Lafayette Leopards fell victim to William & Mary in the Tribe’s kickoff game by a score of 30-17. Virginia faced much stiffer competition in the form of Pittsburgh, but won by the similar score of 30-14.
Sandwiched between Pitt and Florida State, who the Cavaliers play next week, this William & Mary contest is shaping up to be a trap game for Virginia.
Getting 35.5 points, the Tribe will rely on their two best aspects of the game from a week ago to keep this contest as close as possible: the run game and turnovers. Led by Hollis Mathis, William & Mary rushed for 265 yards as a team. The defense provided assist after assist for the offense with four takeaways.
Defense led the way for Virginia in last week’s victory. In addition to only being penalized three times as a team, the Cavaliers held Pittsburgh to just 78 yards on the ground.
Time could fly by in this one with both teams attempting to get the running game going. If that’s the case, Virginia should struggle to reach the 35.5-spread.
|09-02-19||Notre Dame v. Louisville +18.5||Top||35-17||Win||100||35 h 60 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Louisville +18½ -110
The Louisville Cardinals will open their 2019 campaign at home against the visiting #9 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Monday night.
After a dreadful 2-10 season, Louisville has overhauled the coaching staff and taken the program in a new direction. That fresh start is much needed for a team that allowed 44 points per game while scoring just 19 themselves.
It was a very different 2018 for Notre Dame, who ended the year with a 12-1 record with a loss in the semi-final round of the College Football Playoff. The Fighting Irish scored an average of 31 and allowed 18 per game.
After earning a 47-16 record over five seasons with Appalachian State, new Louisville head coach Scott Satterfield will put his own twist on a team that returns 16 starters. Perhaps his most important job will be improving starting quarterback Jawon Pass, who threw for 1,960 yards, eight touchdowns, and 12 interceptions in 2018.
Despite owning the 13th-ranked scoring defense in the country, Notre Dame struggled to win their first three games last season. The offense was slow to get started, as the Irish failed to score 25 points against #14 Michigan, Ball State, and Vanderbilt.
On the back of 2,628 yards, 19 touchdowns, and seven interceptions, Ian Book will start for Notre Dame. If Louisville can turn Book over, 18.5 will be a lot of points to overcome.
|09-01-19||Houston +23.5 v. Oklahoma||Top||31-49||Win||100||34 h 54 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Houston +23½ -110
The Houston Cougars have a tough task to start out the 2019 season as they travel into Norman to take on the #4 Sooners of Oklahoma.
Houston defeated its only ranked opponent last season with a 57-36 win over #21 South Florida, and finished the year with a record of 8-5. The Cougars won games by outscoring their competition as they put up 43 per game while allowing an average of 37.
Coming off a 12-2 season, Oklahoma is the favorite to win the Big 12. A high-scoring loss to Alabama knocked the Sooners out of the College Football Playoff at the semi-final stage. On average, Oklahoma scored 48 points and allowed 33 per game in 2018.
23.5 points is a lot to give a team that finished seventh in FBS in total offense with 512.5 yards per game, especially considering they’ll have returning quarterback D’Eriq King. In addition to 2,982 yards and 36 touchdowns through the air, King added 674 yards and 14 touchdowns on the ground.
The Sooners have had the pleasure of having Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray at QB in recent years, and they might be spoiled again with Alabama transfer Jalen Hurts arriving. While going 26-2 as a starter for the Crimson Tide, Hurts threw for 5,256 yards and 48 touchdowns as well as racking up nearly 2,000 yards as a rusher.
Defense is the bigger worry for Oklahoma after holding only two teams under the 20-point mark a season ago. The Sooners allowed at least 40 points on six occasions.
Against the spread, this solid Houston team is 15-4 in its last 19 competitions on grass.
|08-31-19||Oregon v. Auburn -3||21-27||Win||100||34 h 14 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Auburn -3 -115
The best opening-game matchup of the college football season pits the #11 Oregon Ducks against the #16 Auburn Tigers in a neutral-site contest at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. This game is a rematch of the 2011 BCS National Championship Game.
After defeating Michigan State in the Redbox Bowl, Oregon finished with a record of 9-4 in 2018. The Ducks put up 34 points per game while allowing 25 on average last season.
Auburn completed 2018 with a record of 8-5 after losing to #5 Georgia and #1 Alabama late in the season. The Tigers scored 30 points per game and gave up 19.
Oregon returns 17 starters from a season ago, including quarterback Justin Herbert (3,151 yards, 29 touchdowns, eight interceptions in 2018), but they weren’t great against ranked competition. The Ducks defeated #24 Cal and #7 Washington, but lost to #7 Stanford and #25 Washington State.
Head coach Gus Malzahn returned to play-calling duties for the bowl game against Purdue, which Auburn won by a score of 63-14. Now, Malzahn gets a new toy in the form of freshman quarterback Bo Nix, who was Alabama’s Mr. Football in 2018 and comes in as the top-ranked dual threat QB in the 2019 recruiting class.
|08-31-19||South Carolina -10.5 v. North Carolina||20-24||Loss||-110||30 h 30 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on South Carolina -10½ -110
An SEC versus ACC rivalry game will help us kick off the first full weekend of college football when the Gamecocks of South Carolina head into Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. to take on the Tar Heels of North Carolina.
North Carolina’s last victory against South Carolina came in 1991, and it doesn’t look likely to happen again this year for a Tar Heels squad that won just two games last season. North Carolina didn’t have much of a recipe for success last year, allowing 34 points per game while scoring an average of 27.
South Carolina finished out the 2018 season with a record of 7-5 after losing to Virginia in the Belk Bowl. The Gamecocks will be eager to start the season off right with #1 Clemson, #2 Alabama, and #3 Georgia all on the schedule.
South Carolina senior quarterback Jake Bentley (3,171 yards, 27 TDs in 2018) returns alongside three of his top four pass catchers. That doesn’t bode well for a North Carolina team losing its three top tacklers from a year ago.
Against the spread, the Gamecocks are 12-5 in their last 17 versus ACC competition.
|08-31-19||Georgia State +27 v. Tennessee||38-30||Win||100||29 h 30 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Georgia State +27 -110
Neither the Georgia State Panthers nor the Tennessee Volunteers had the season they wanted last year. Georgia State went 2-10 on the year while Tennessee finished 5-7 with a 2-6 record in conference play.
It’s easy to see why both programs struggled in 2018. The Panthers allowed 37 points per game while scoring just 23 of their own. The Volunteers weren’t a great deal better, scoring just 22 points per game and giving up 27.
Georgia State is aiming to improve this year based on their experience. At quarterback, Dan Ellington returns. On top of 2,119 yards and 12 touchdowns through the air, Ellington led the team with 625 rushing yards and five additional TDs. The Panthers are also returning nine starters on the defensive side of the ball.
After missing out on a bowl game last year, Tennessee is in danger of overlooking the earlier games on the schedule with three top-ten ranked opponents awaiting them in SEC play - #8 Florida, #3 Georgia, and #2 Alabama.
While nobody is expecting Georgia State to escape with an upset win, the 27 points they’re getting is a lot when you look at the shaky offensive line in front of Tennessee quarterback Jarrett Guarantano, who threw for 1,907 yards, 12 touchdowns, and three interceptions.
|08-31-19||Ball State v. Indiana -17||Top||24-34||Loss||-108||53 h 20 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Indiana -17 -108
The Indiana Hoosiers will get the 2019 season rolling in Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis against the Ball State Cardinals in a matchup of unranked teams.
Indiana missed out on a bowl game last year after finishing the regular season at 5-7 and 2-7 in the Big Ten. However, the Hoosiers routed Ball State by a score of 38-10.
In addition to that loss to the Hoosiers, Ball State ended with a single win in their final five games to end up 4-8.
Indiana comes in as the significant favorite, and their advantage offensively against a poor Ball State defense is a big reason why. The Hoosiers have one of the more productive running backs in the Big Ten in sophomore Steven Scott III, who ran for 1,137 yards and 10 touchdowns on 228 carries in his freshman campaign.
Meanwhile, Ball State is coming off a 2018 season in which they allowed over five yards per carry and gave up 36 rushing touchdowns, which was the eighth most in the nation. The Cardinals finished 106thin total defense a year ago.
Ball State is 1-5 against the spread in their last six games at a neutral site.
|08-31-19||Mississippi State v. UL-Lafayette +20.5||38-28||Win||100||53 h 19 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on UL-Lafayette +20½ -110
The Superdome in New Orleans will be the venue for a noon clash between the Mississippi State Bulldogs and Louisiana Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns.
Last season, this matchup was one of eight wins for Mississippi State, who finished 8-5 with a bowl loss to Iowa. A Cure Bowl loss against Tulane gave UL-Lafayette a 7-7 record on the year.
A big reason for any success the Bulldogs enjoyed last season came from a strong defense that allowed just 13 points per game in head coach Joe Moorhead’s first year. That production will be hard to replicate with just four starters from the defense returning in 2019.
While you have to consider the difference in the Sun Belt and SEC conferences, the Cajuns were actually better on offense last season, scoring 31 points per game to Mississippi State’s 28 points per game.
Although Louisiana Lafayette will be without Andre Nunez at QB, they’re bringing back 15 starters from a team that scored at least 42 points on five occasions last year. Before postseason play, the Cajuns won six of their final eight regular season games.
The Cajuns’ ground game has two solid options with Trey Ragas (1,181 yards and nine TDs) and Elijah Mitchell (985 yards and 13 TDs).
|08-30-19||Utah State v. Wake Forest -3.5||Top||35-38||Loss||-110||35 h 60 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Wake Forest -3½ -110
The Utah State Aggies will face their first test of a new season at Wake Forest against the Demon Deacons.
Utah State’s victory over North Texas in the New Mexico Bowl earned them an 11-2 record in 2018. One of their two losses came in the season opener in which they fell to #11 Michigan State by a touchdown.
Wake Forest enjoyed less success, but reached the Birmingham Bowl and defeated Memphis to finish 7-6 a year ago.
In 2018, the Aggies were able to score 47 points per game while giving up just 22, albeit in the Mountain West. Facing stiffer competition in the ACC, Wake Forest allowed an average of 33 whilst scoring 32 themselves.
While Utah State returns quarterback Jordan Love, who threw for 3,567 yards, 32 touchdowns, and six interceptions last season, they’ll kick off the season with an inexperienced offensive line and without last year’s head coach, Matt Wells.
After coming in for an injured Sam Hartman, junior quarterback Jamie Newman will start for the Demon Deacons. Including his impressive 328-yard performance against Memphis, Newman led Wake Forest to a 3-1 record in his four games under center.
If history is any predictor, Wake Forest will be happy about its 46-10 throttling of Utah State two years ago.
|08-29-19||Utah -6.5 v. BYU||Top||30-12||Win||100||37 h 22 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Utah -6.5 -110
Brigham Young University will host #14 Utah to open the 2019 season in a long-running series between these in-state rivals. The Utes have won the last eight contests between these two programs, including a 35-27 win at home in the most recent meeting.
The Cougars of BYU capped off the season with a win over Western Michigan in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl to go 7-6 on the year. A defeat at the hands of Northwestern gave Utah a final record of 9-5 in 2018, but the Utes registered an impressive win against Stanford on its way to a Pac-12 South victory.
With the return of seven starters on each side of the ball, Utah will aim to improve on their 28 points per game while holding opponents to 19 points a game (ranked 17th) from a year ago. The Utes will return senior running back Zack Moss, who led the team with 1,092 yards and 11 TDs, and both Jason Shelley (1,162 yards; five TDs; six picks) and Tyler Huntley (1,788 yards; 12 TDs; six picks), who both saw significant action at quarterback.
BYU made a huge jump in 2018 after a 4-9 season the year prior. That progress figures to continue with 17 starters returning this season.
The Cougars ranked 24thin scoring defense but were average on offense. Zach Wilson will lead the squad from the QB position. Last season, Wilson threw for 1,578 yards, 12 touchdowns, and three interceptions.
Against the spread, Utah is 4-0 in their last four August games.
|08-29-19||Northern Colorado v. San Jose State -11.5||18-35||Win||100||31 h 54 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on San Jose State -11½ -120
The Northern Colorado Bears will kick off the 2019 college football season with the first ever game against the San Jose State Spartans in San Jose. While the Spartans finished last in the West division of the Mountain West conference a season ago, both coaches and media members picked the Bears to finish last overall in the Big Sky conference this year.
A 50-37 victory over UNLV was San Jose State’s lone win of the 2018 season. They finished 1-11 overall and 1-7 in conference play.
With back to back wins coming against Northern Arizona and Southern Utah, Northern Colorado completed the 2018 season with a record of 2-9.
Although San Jose State quarterback Josh Love hasn’t been lighting up the college football scene over the past two years after completing 50% and 55% of his passes over the last two years, the Spartans have a favorable matchup in the passing game. Love showed his potential with 451-yard game against Hawaii and a 335-yard game against UNLV, and he’s unlikely to face a lot of pressure against a Northern Colorado team that managed just eight sacks last season.
Expect a weak San Jose State team from a better conference to overpower a weak Northern Colorado squad.
|08-24-19||Florida v. Miami-FL +7.5||Top||24-20||Win||100||34 h 48 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Miami-FL +7½ -110
College football is finally back, and it all kicks off Saturday in Orlando when the #8 Florida Gators (0-0) take on the interstate rival Hurricanes of Miami (0-0), who are unranked.
Before defeating Michigan by a score of 41-15 in the Peach Bowl, Florida went 9-3 in the regular season last year. Miami comes into 2019 after a disappointing 7-5 regular season that ended with a 35-3 loss to Wisconsin in the Pinstripe Bowl.
The Hurricane faithful are excited about new head coach Manny Diaz after Mark Richt’s departure. Diaz is already making his mark, choosing redshirt freshman Jarren Williams to start over Ohio State transfer Tate Martell at quarterback.
Dan Mullen will lead the Gators and quarterback Feleipe Franks, who threw for 2,457 yards, 24 touchdowns, and six interceptions last season. Florida went through rough stretches as an offense in 2018. In losses to Georgia and Missouri, the Gators scored just 17 points in each.
With a Florida offense that’s looked sluggish at times, the 7.5-point spread looks enticing for a Miami defensive that had 40 sacks and allowed just 136 yards per game passing last season. The Hurricanes defense, which returns six starters, will also be excited to see what senior defensive end Trevon Hill can add after recording 11.5 sacks in 16 games at Virginia Tech.
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|01-05-19||Eastern Washington v. North Dakota State -16||24-38||Loss||-106||21 h 8 m||Show|
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|01-01-19||Texas v. Georgia -12.5||Top||28-21||Loss||-106||36 h 45 m||Show|
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|12-31-18||Michigan State +2.5 v. Oregon||Top||6-7||Win||100||27 h 48 m||Show|
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|12-30-18||Eagles -6.5 v. Redskins||24-0||Win||100||31 h 25 m||Show|
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|12-29-18||Notre Dame v. Clemson -12||Top||3-30||Win||100||31 h 60 m||Show|
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|12-28-18||Auburn -3 v. Purdue||Top||63-14||Win||100||21 h 42 m||Show|
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|12-27-18||Duke v. Temple -3||Top||56-27||Loss||-110||28 h 30 m||Show|
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|12-23-18||Texans v. Eagles -1.5||30-32||Win||100||25 h 8 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Eagles -1½ -109
|12-22-18||Buffalo v. Troy +1.5||Top||32-42||Win||100||33 h 52 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Troy +1½ -109
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50* Powerhouse Play on Titans -10 -105
|12-21-18||Florida International v. Toledo -4.5||Top||35-32||Loss||-105||25 h 42 m||Show|
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|12-20-18||Marshall -3 v. South Florida||38-20||Win||100||11 h 40 m||Show|
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100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Ohio -2½ -115
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50* Powerhouse Play on Panthers +6½ -105
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