Utah +3 1/2 (4 units)….Yep, I’m stubborn. I’ve been against UNC for three weeks now with this pick, as I’ve targeted them as fadable. It cost me last week as they went down the road to defeat NC State. UNC played decent, but NC State pretty much bungled that one away, imo. I see a big letdown in this spot against a team who can roll up yardage and points. Johnson is already showing flashes of greatness and Whittingham will be the next Utah coach that will become a hot coaching commodity. Utes have been weak on D, but I believe they will stifle this weak offense, especially with a few extra days to prepare. Utes outright by double digits
Michigan St -5 1/2 (3 units)….Wolverines think they got wore down by Minny, now they get to chase MSU all over the field. Spartans playing as well as anyone, and I think they avenge last yrs collapse vs rival in a big way. Against better teams, Michigan offense just doesn’t look very good. Maybe Henne and Co are simply overrated. Wolverines could get blown out if their D gets worn down in the 2nd half again. Henne and Co. won’t be able to match scores with Stanton and his weapons.
Maryland/Virginia UNDER 45 (2 units)…Maryland specializes in ugly football, Virginia has O-Line injuries they’re dealing with and this is by far the best D either team has faced thus far. Both teams will try to run the ball, don’t like either QB to make big plays in this game. I got this capped as a 17-16 type game. Don’t trust my money ATS on either side.
Florida/Alabama UNDER 48 (1 unit)…I see a lot of similarities in this one as Florida’s game against Tennessee a couple weeks ago. I like Alabama’s chances at home better than UT’s on the road. 2 great defense, it’ll come down to a big special teams play, or key drive. Think it’ll be low scoring, tthough. 21-17 one way or the other.