College Football Picks Against The Spread Late October 31


14 of the 52 games finish off our college football weekend. Want them picked? You can find that anywhere. Want them picked against the spread? Now that is a little more tricky!

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In case you don’t know what I do here, I pick every college football game of the season. Against the spread. Trust me, it’s not as easy as it sounds! I take the average of the odds from all of the Vegas casinos. I then round to the nearest half. There will be no ties here. Ties are for the other football (soccer).

In case you missed how the point scale works, here is a brief rundown:

5. A lock. I am comfortable making a sizable wager on this game.

4. Very confident. Not quite a lock, but I am comfortable making a decent sized wager on it.

3. Middle of the road. Good enough that I would make a small wager on it.

2. Could go either way. So much so that I wouldn’t bet on it.

1. Stay away from these.

Take note that any games that involve 1-AA teams will NOT be picked. There simply is not enough information to get an accurate spread.

I had a pretty good week last week, bringing my season totals to 212-207 against the spread and +1 in my points system. Here are my college football picks against the spread late October 31!

Just in case you missed any:


Georgia State at Arkansas State(-17.5)(1): I don’t like the half, and I don’t like the quick turnaround after the Red Wolves played on Tuesday in back to back weeks. Give me Georgia State.

Tulane at (16)Memphis(-31.5)(2): Wow, this line is really high. I have a hard time believing that Memphis’s defense can hold someone off like this. Give me Tulane, I guess.

Oregon State at (13)Utah(-23.5)(3): Yes, Oregon State is this bad. Yes, Utah’s defense is this good. Don’t count on Travis Wilson throwing four picks on Saturday night. He might not even throw four passes against this sorry run defense. Give me Utah.

Vanderbilt at (18)Houston(-11.5)(2): This line is shrinking fast. Vanderbilt has a good enough defense to give Houston problems, and might keep this close because of it. They won’t win, but this line looks big for a team with a solid defense. Give me Vandy.

Miami(FL) at (22)Duke(-9.5)(4): Miami is in trouble. It is looking more and more like Brad Kaaya will miss the game. They gave into rabid fans’ criticism and fired Al Golden. What exactly does Miami think they are going to do? Just look at Nebraska. They fired a coach they should have kept, and ended up with a coach that was not their first, and maybe not even their third choice, that is going to lead them to a losing record. Just like Nebraska, Miami is no longer a top 25 coaching job. People aren’t going to go there because the prestige is gone. The kids they are recruiting don’t remember the last time Miami was relevant. It was a desperate move by a program that has lost its way. That blowout loss to Clemson is just the beginning. Give me Duke.

(15)Michigan(-13.5) at Minnesota(5): Way too low. Nebraska beat the Gophers in Minneapolis by more than this. Michigan is a lot better than Nebraska. Michigay by a lot!

Texas(-6.5) at Iowa State(4): I know that the Cyclones can be tough in Ames. They will likely be better since making the quarterback switch. That said, the Texas defense has a swagger that they have not had since 2007. I will take Texas for less than a touchdown.

UTSA(-8.5) at North Texas(2): Too many. The Mean Green have played well (relatively, of course) since the coaching change. Give me UNT at home.

Tennessee(-8.5) at Kentucky(3): The Vols are by far the more talented team, and the annual Kentucky collapse in the SEC is in full swing. Give me Tennessee.

(9)Notre Dame(-10.5) at (21)Temple(4): Too many. This Temple defense is very good. It may be the best one that the Irish have faced this year. This game is going to stay very close either way. Give me Temple.

Idaho(-5.5) at New Mexico State(4): The Vandals have only been able to beat the Aggies in the past three years. I see no reason why they can’t do it this year with a better team. Give me the Vandals.

Air Force(-7.5) at Hawaii(2): This is about a half point too high. The Warriors play well on the islands. Give me Hawaii.

(8)Stanford(-11.5) at Washington State(3): I like Stanford to win this game, but boy, Washington State is looking very good in October. Stanford by ten, so give me the Leaches.

Arizona at Washington(-4.5)(4): I really see no reason for Washington to be favored here. Arizona straight up.

This week I have three one pointers, 13 two pointers, 15 three pointers, 15 four pointers, and six five pointers. That leaves me with a max possible total of 164 points this week. I would like to get 100 of those, but we will see. I had a lot of confidence in the fours and fives this week. Hopefully it pays off!

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