College Football picks against the spread October 30-November 2, 2018
This is the largest college football week of the 20187 season so far with 61 FBS vs. FBS matchups going on. Nine of them happen even before Saturday, so that gives us some places to pad our bankroll for the big weekend with some College Football Picks.
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I haven’t completely finished with last weekend’s games yet, so my picks from last week haven’t all been tallied. That article will be up soon, but first, the picks for the nine games before our college football Saturday!
For those of you that are new to this, I pick every college football game every week. Not a top five. Not a top ten. All of them. Big deal, right? Lots of people make picks. Well, I do them all against the spread! I take the odds of each game and average them out at all the Vegas casinos and round to the nearest half. There will be no ties here. Ties are for the other football.
I also assign a point value based on the confidence I have in each pick. 1 means that I have little to no confidence. 5 is one I would place a decent wager on. I keep track of my record and my points from week to week and year to year. I am aiming for 55% this year. It’s harder than it looks!
This is for entertainment purposes only! I cannot be responsible for the loss of money, possessions, spouses, or limbs because of my picks. I can’t have that on my conscious.
Without further delay, here are the early picks for week 10!
Kent State at Bowling Green(-1.5)(4): I kind of want to put five on this. I have never done that for a MAC team, and it would seem unwise to do so when neither team has beaten a FBS team. However, Kent has played a tougher schedule and hasn’t been covered in three of those. The Falcons can’t say that. Kent straight up.
Miami(OH) at Buffalo(-6.5)(3): Miami is going to put up a fight, but Tyree Jackson is a handful, and this is a road game for the Redhawks. I’ll take Buffalo.
Ball State at Toledo(-18.5)(4): This is way too high. Toledo looked better with Guagdini out, but this Ball State offense is going to get a fair amount of points. I don’t like Ball State outright, but this should stay within ten or so. I’ll go with the Cardinals.
Ohio at Western Michigan(-1.5)(1): This is going to be MACtion at it’s finest. Vegas doesn’t know what to do with this either. The Bobcats were actually up to three point favorites at one time and are showing as two points dogs in most places. A few generous ones are leaving this as an even line, but it doesn’t really matter. I still like Ohio for the win. Update Thursday 11:25 am eastern: After doing my DraftKings article, I like Ohio more. Raising the bet to three points.
Northern Illinois(-5.5) at Akron(1): Akron has played almost everyone tough and is at home. I’m still not a big believer in the NIU offense. Give me Akron. I’m pretty sure they wont win, but this is going to be really close.
Temple at (9)Central Florida(-10.5)(3): For those of you tired of hearing about UCF and their undefeated streak against terrible teams, you need to cheer for Temple here. This is the last real chance UCF has at losing until the bowl game. I’m pretty sure Temple is going to keep this close, and I wouldn’t be shocked if they pull the upset. Give me the Owls.
Pittsburgh at (23)Virginia(7.5)(3): I’m not a huge fan of the half, but I’m not all that afraid of Pitt winning outright either. Virginia is going to win, but by how much? It has to be double digits, right? It feels like it to me. Give me the Hoos.
Western Kentucky at Middle Tennessee State(-13.5)(1): This looks a tad high, but I would have to be more than a tad high to take the Hilltoppers in any situation right now. Give me MTSU.
Colorado at Arizona(-3.5)(2): Surprisingly, Arizona has been better without Tate. That defense is still a wreck though. Ralphies straight up.
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