142 Old Dominion +4
143 MTSU +3
110 Tulsa +7
I have USF and Temple ranked quite close together...maybe within 1 or 2 of each other honestly and Temple might be better actually. Houston is a good bit ahead of both of them...not an ocean but a decent amount. I think USF is a 5-0 fiction to fade and Tulsa is a 1-4 possible play on weekly. Additional fade material regarding above info: Vegas tells us on a neutral field
USF -11 v. Tulsa
Houston -14 v. Tulsa
Temple -3 v. Tulsa
Take the points with the home dog and feel as good as with Texas State last night!
163 LA Tech -10.5
Bargain price due to La Tech losing outright and failing to cover the spread by 30+ points. UTSA is feeling themselves after winning 3 games in a row after a murderers row of paycheck Larry games to open their season...but even as we stand right now they are dead last in the country in yards per play (probably my favorite star to use) and yards per pass! La Tech ain't the easy team to back week in week out they've been in the past but they are also pretty damn solid against the pass and pissed off coming into this game...not sure how UTSA is gonna move the ball or score much whatsoever. This line feels slight...take advantage of the spot.
206 Cal -6.5
Similar to the above...there is a hint of Chip is due a win in this spread. Feels unwarranted though...Mora left him with a sham of a team. I am quite certain with the bevy of talent to choose from and Clay Helton the alternative for those kids...Chip will be building a long-term winner and regular crazy tough matchup for Pac 12 teams. This isn't the week yet either...even against a Cal team off 2 losses and poor performances. McIlwain should start going forward and spark the offense specifically against a UCLA team who doesn't get turnovers despite visiting the team boasting the worst takeaways per game in the country. I like this line even more because it is currently under 7 and UCLA is gonna have more backers staying tight with the Huskies and maybe "turning a corner". Nah...swallow the small amount and feel good when the second half goes the way of their matchup with the Buffs.
116 Boston College -13
I am wagering a smidge early that AJ Dillon is gonna play...still a game time decision. Not 100% sure I care either way and find this to be good value even were he to actually be ruled out.
118 Virginia +7
A couple of notes heading into Friday:
- Looking hard at Akron, Illinois, and maybe BC but should get a more beneficial play as time passes toward kickoff
Akron +12 is a good play, 13 is better
Illinois +10 is solid, 11 is what I'd like to see
BC without AJ Dillon laying 13 should probably be the right side, if Dillon were to go... hell even -23 might be the right side