College football is probably the best time of the year. Some may argue that CFB fails to compare to the NFL, but in terms of betting on games, CFB is easy money. Generally betting the over is safe, due to lack of a great defense in college football. But sometimes betting the underdog, especially when at home, is a smart play. With that said, here are my 5 bets to place this weekend if you want to make some money. I use, so those are the lines I will use.
Last week, TLS went 3-2. Not terrible, but if you bet a unit like we did, you were up .73 units. This was still a net positive. As it happened last week, lines could change. I will update if lines move more than 1 point.
1. #5 Oklahoma at #2 Ohio State: Under 68.5
Oklahoma and Ohio State both have very potent offenses. Both teams have something to prove. Oklahoma is the nderdog and got blown ot by OSU at home last year 45-24, and if they reverse it this year, they are a CFP team looking at a Top 4 Ranking. If the Buckeyes win, they have a chance at cementing their position as the top two teams in the nation. I feel that this game will be foght in the trenches, especially between the OSU D-line and OU’s O-line. OSU’s D isn’t unstoppable, as we saw against Indiana last week. and Baker Mayfeild isn’t Richard Lagow. On the flip side, the Buckeye’s stf freshman RB pounded through the Indiana D, stop him and OU has the game. Expect it to be slow paced game.
2. Nebraska at Oregon, Bet: Over 69.5
This game will be the complete opposite of the Game of the Week. This game will be a shoot out. The Nebraska D isn’t very good, giving up 500 yards against Arkansas State last week. Oregon’s offense as usual is flashy, quick and loves to run. The two teams put up a combined 120 points last week and game up 77. Expect lots of scoring. Oregon will win, but it won’t seem like it.
3. #24 Georgia at #24 Notre Dame, Bet: Georgia +4
This is the first time Georgia has played a game north of the Mason Dixon line in a long time. But don’t expect the northern fall weather to bother them too much. Both defenses are fantastic. Georgia has a freshman QB Jake Fromm who is making his first start on the road in South Bend, replacing injured Jacob Eason. The RB core for Notre Dame on the other hand is solid, paired with a QB who ran for over 100 yards last week, this core can do damage. But the SEC defense in Athens is a solid group, expect them to carry Georgia and keep the game close.
4. Western Michigan at Michigan State, Bet: WMU +7
Western Michigan competed with #4 USC last week on the road. Expect them to do the same this week against the Spartans. Michigan State is a weak football team. They didnt impress last week against Bowling Green and fumbled for times. Western Michigan, kept it close with Heisman hopeful Sam Darnold. WMU also has a very strong ground game. The Broncos also played in a NY6 bowl last year, while MSU went 3-9. Do NOT underestimate Western Michigan. I expect them to beat the spread, if not, win the game.
5. Western Kentucky at Illinois, Bet: Illinois +7.5
I have to include this. Illinois is playing at home. Illinois is the underdog. This game will be good and will be played under the lights. Illinois have a lot of growing to do. But we still have a strong offense that can and will work. If anything, bet the underdog at home. The Hilltoppers have a top 10 QB in Mike White and love to score. If this becomes a shoot out, the Hilltoppers will run away. This would be a great time for Lovie to test out his defense, especially with WKU returning only 46% of their offensive players. This should be an easy line.
Here are some other notable lines: