Northwestern beating Iowa really saved us last week. We went 3-2 but were up 2 whole units. We are 38-36-3 on the season. For a solid 1.52 units in the positive on the season. But with 2 full weeks of the season left, we need to do a lot better we want to cash out with some money in our pocket. Let’s start earning.
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Before we start, my MACtion picks will be made on Twitter, I will bet every MAC game this year. So give me the follow. Life is too short to bet the under.
#10 Ohio State vs. Maryland
Line: Ohio State -15, O/U 63
With the game against Michigan just around the corner, Ohio State needs to pic up some speed. This is the week that they do it. Ohio State has a shaky defense, but they are still 9-1 with the only loss coming from the best Purdue team in a decade. Outside of the games against Purdue and Nebraska, Ohio State has beat teams by 20+. Maryland can compete with the mid tier teams in the B1G, but there is no way they can compete with Ohio State. Pick: Ohio State -15
#12 Syracuse vs. #3 Notre Dame
Line: Notre Dame -10, O/U 65
There have been three teams that both Notre Dame and Syracuse shared in their schedule, Wake Forest, Pitt and Florida State. Both beat Wake Forest and Florida State by multiple TDs. Syracuse however lost to Pitt 44-37 in OT while Notre Dame beat Pitt 19-14. Dino Babers has turned Syracuse into a powerhouse in the ACC Atlantic Division, narrowly losing to Clemson in October. Notre Dame has their playoff destiny in their own hands. This is going to be a fight in the trenches. My pick, to count for the record will be Syracuse ML (+290) but if you are playing it safe, take the points for the the Orange in Yankee Stadium. Pick: Syracuse +10
#9 West Virginia vs. Oklahoma State
Line: West Virginia -5, O/U 73
If there is one division that is worse than the MAC in playing defense, it’s the Big 12. Hammer the over. Pick: Over 73
Bowling Green vs. Akron
Line: Akron -7, O/U 50
What do you do when the SEC decides to play cupcake opponents with 2 weeks to go? Pick MAC games that are playing on Saturday. Akron is 4-5 with their biggest win coming against Northwestern. Bowling Green is 2-7 with its win coming against Eastern Kentucky and its first MAC win against Central Michigan. Bowling Green is coming into this game with a W while Akron is coming into this game losing 2 of their last 3. This is the classic, shitty defense meets crappy offense game in the MAC. Bottom Line: BGSU can score, Akron cant. Pick: Bowling Green ML +215
#8 Washington State vs. Arizona
Line: Washington State -10.5, O/U 62
Wazzu can win out and actually make the CFP. Mike Leach against Nick Saban will make headlines. But first, the Cougs need to get past Arizona. Arizona defense isn’t strong enough to compete with Wazzu’s passing attack, especially on the road. Wazzu rolls at home. Pick: Washington State -10.5
Note: Lines may have changed. These picks were made at 8:42 PM CT on 11/15/2018.