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Michigan State at Ohio State Picks, Odds and Start Time

Michigan State at Ohio State (odds -3) start timeL 3:30 PM EST ABC: Huge edge at the signal callers spot with Spartans QB Cousins vs. FROSH QB Miller of the Buckeyes. And the underrated Spartan defensive front will be a more dominant unit on the field than their Buckeye counterpart.  With key offensive players still suspended for OSU, it makes this a simple analysis.  Home wins over Akron, Toledo and Colorado are not nearly as telling as the 24-6 loss at Miami in which OSU gained just 211 yards.  Yet, the perception of the Ohio State name may keep these pointspreads on them inflated all season long.  Take “Defensive Dandy” Michigan State, who also has the better offense, at this value underdog price as we continue to fade a reloading Ohio State team with just 8 RS.  Please note that, despite a -39 AFP favoring Ohio State, this line has been impacted not one iota since opening week. 

Texas A&M (-3) vs. Arkansas 3:30 PM EST ESPN Arlington, TX: Much like last week, A&M enters this game with the better balanced offense and the better defense.  That didn’t do them much good on their strong home field where they turned a 20-3 half time lead into a 30-9 loss.  Though the Hogs also enter off a loss, it was to Alabama, arguably the best team in the country.  These 2 have matched up at this site each of the last 2 seasons.  The Hogs are 2-0 SU, ATS by counts of 24-17 and 47-19, both as small favorite.  Now, we get them as underdog with an upwardly mobile coach in Petrino, who is on an 11-3 ATS run.  Welcome to the SEC-WEST, Aggies.

Baylor (-3-) at Kansas State 3:30 PM EST ABC: Siding with our “Defensive Dandy” Kansas State, vs. “200 Club” member and “Steamroller” Baylor.  Lots of media hype flowing to the Bears and QB RG3 who are off to a 3-0 SU, ATS start (plus 34 AFP).  Yes, the spectacular comeback vs. now, not so impressive, TCU was ground breaking and vital.  Remember, this team had finished 0-4 SU, ATS in 2010.  That victory will spark consecutive winning seasons for the Bears in HC Briles 4th year.  But the combined wins over lowly SFA and Rice by 104-31 leave them vastly overrated.  This bureau was one of the few who believed the K State resurgence was for real.  The result was a 28-24 upset of Miami (FL) last week.  For the season, they are now allowing just 10 PPG and 157 YPG.  Clearly those numbers will not be as good after facing a Baylor offense that has put up video game numbers of over 50 points and nearly 600 yards.  But it says here that the upset is no surprise to this bureau as crafty HC Snyder wins this with a strong running game and a far better defense. 

Movie Free College Football Picks: Best Bet from Marco DAngelo
What college football bettors need to know about Air Force at Navy (Saturday, October 1, 2011) from Pregame.com - Including a free best bet from Marco D'Angelo and analysis from host RJ Bell.