We had a weekend off, but are back to gambling on week six of the NFL and week seven of the college football season. We have plenty of of great lines to look at, with parlays being the flavor of the week. As always, the bets I take will have my money behind them, so we win or lose together.
Here we go!
Taking Wisconsin (-810), Army (-245), NC State (-440), TCU (-245) and Texas A&M (+115) on a five-team parlay. Obviously most of these are favorites playing teams that are not up for the challenge. The Texas A&M Aggies are the only real risk as they are an underdog against Florida. However, the Aggies are a good bet because LSU just rushed to the tune of 216 yards against the Gators. Now Aggies running back Trayveon Williams can go for a big game against this shaky defensive front.
Taking New England (-3.5 points), Houston (-3.5 points), Atlanta (-7 points) and Denver (-5.5 points) on a four-team teaser. Almost all of these teams are facing squads with losing records. Atlanta plays Miami, the only .500 opponent on this list at 2-2. This is just banking on good teams putting up points against bad teams. At a +230 payout, take the easy money.
Taking Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on the money line over the Miami Hurricanes. The Yellow Jackets are a great bet because they will stick to what they are good at, the read option running game and grinding out the ball. They average 396 rushing yards per game with their dynamic ground attack, fronted by TaQuon Marshall and KirVonte Benson. Strength against strength, the Yellow Jackets are getting the Hurricanes after a tight game to their rival Florida State. After a very close, emotional game, the yellow Jackets clean up and beat Miami with their running attack. At +185, take Georgia Tech.
Other Bets Worth Taking
Taking Texas Tech Red Raiders +145. The Red Raiders are up against the West Virginia Mountaineers, taking the upset. Texas Tech trying to find a win against a two-loss team is a safe underdog bet, especially since the Mountaineers defense has let up 442 yards per game so far. Not a good start against a Red Raiders offense that averages 46.8 points per game.
Taking the Texas Longhorns +8 point spread against the Oklahoma Sooners. The Sooners defense is pretty bad, as showcased in last weekend’s upset loss to Iowa State. Last season, Texas quarterback Shane Buechele had a night against the Sooners, putting up 245 yards and three scores. The Longhorns got up for a big game against USC and will do the same here against a stumbling Oklahoma squad. Take the spread