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Friday, November 24, 2017

Brandon Lee

Game Details
Nov 24 '17, 4:00 PM in 19h
NCAA-F | Iowa vs Nebraska
Play on: Iowa -3½ -110 at BMaker
Game Analysis

10* FREE NCAAF PICK (Iowa -3.5) 

I went against the Hawkeyes last week with success, as Iowa lost at home 15-24 to Purdue as a 7-point favorite. That was just a tough spot for the Hawkeyes after two huge games the previous weeks against Ohio State and Wisconsin. Now it's time to jump back on Iowa here against a Nebraska team that hasn't shown a whole lot in the second half of the season. The final score last week against Penn State doesn't even come close to showing how outplayed they were in that game and that was one they needed to win to have any shot at becoming bowl eligible. Even if the Cornhuskers had something to play for, I still would like Iowa at this price. The Hawkeyes' offense has been hit or miss and has struggled to score against the better defensive teams, but should have no problem here against a Nebraska defense that has allowed 30 or more 5 of their last 6, 3 of those times giving up 50 or, including 54 at home to Minnesota, who is worse off than the Hawkeyes on offense. Last year Iowa won 40-10 and I wouldn't be shocked if it was a similar outcome here. Give me the Hawkeyes -3.5! 

Pick Released on Nov 23 at 03:38 pm

Jimmy Boyd

Game Details
Nov 24 '17, 11:30 AM in 14h
NCAA-F | Western Michigan vs Toledo
Play on: Western Michigan +14 -110 at BMaker
Game Analysis

Free pick on Western Michigan +

The Broncos are showing great value here catching two touchdowns against Toledo. The Rockets need this win to secure the MAC West title. While Western Michigan is already bowl eligible, there's a big difference between finishing 7-5 and 6-6. Teams also like to ruin other teams seasons and with so much at stake for the Rockets, I expect a big time effort here by the Broncos. 

Western Michigan is down from a year ago, but I don't think the gap between them and Toledo is as big as this line would suggest. The Broncos are just a few plays away from being undefeated in conference play. Their 3 losses have by 1-point to Central Michigan, 1-point to Akron and by 7 to Central Michigan in a game they led by 14. Toledo beat Bowling Green 66-37, but struggled early and the week before were beat badly by Ohio 38-10. I wouldn't be shocked if Western Michigan won outright. 

Broncos are 13-4 ATS in their last 17 road games against good teams that are outscoring opponents by 10 or more points/game, while the Rockets are just 3-9-1 ATS in their last 13 home games against a team with a winning road record. Take Western Michigan! 

Pick Released on Nov 22 at 08:09 am

Scott Spreitzer

Game Details
Nov 24 '17, 4:00 PM in 19h
NCAA-F | Iowa vs Nebraska
Play on: Iowa -3½ -110 at BMaker
Game Analysis

I'm recommending a play on the Iowa Hawkeyes minus the points over Nebraska. We're 6-2 ATS playing against Nebraska with either free or premium plays this season, so this one should not come as a shock.  We went against the Huskers last week and watched Penn State shut it down after building a 42-10 halftime lead. If James Franklin allowed his squad to keep their foot on the gas, we have a feeling Nebraska would have suffered one of their worst defeats since Bob Devaney took over the program in the early 1960s.  We don't think this will be a problem here.  Iowa's offense is not one to put 50 on the board on a regular basis, but we do expect them to hold a comfortable edge throughout the game and the short number is more than fair in our opinion.  Nebraska can't run and they can't stop the run and QB Tanner Lee could provide Iowa with short field opportunities with his propensity for bad, interception-worthy throws. Nebraska's slide is now 1-5 SU after last week's loss and they allowed over 40 ppg and 500 yards per game during the skid.  Nebraska's Memorial Stadium, once a fortress is now just another stop on the Big-10 road for conference opponents.  The Huskers enter on a 1-8-2 ATS slide at home.  Meanwhile, the Hawkeyes have covered four of the last five in the series, including a 40-10 win last year in Iowa City and a 28-20 win in Lincoln two years ago.  The Mike Riley-era likely comes to an end with the Huskers' fourth straight loss.  I'm recommending a play on Iowa minus the points on Friday.  Thanks & GL!  Scott Spreitzer.

Pick Released on Nov 23 at 12:57 am

Doc's Sports

Game Details
Nov 25 '17, 3:30 PM in 1d
NCAA-F | Boise State vs Fresno State
Play on: Fresno State +7½ -125 at GTBets
Game Analysis

Free Play from Doc’s Sports. #202 Take Fresno State Bulldogs over Boise State Broncos (Saturday 3:30 pm CBSSN) It is hard to gauge the motivation for both teams since this will be the first of two meetings in consecutive weeks between Boise State and Fresno State. Fresno State has been the surprise team in the conference this year as nobody expect them to be bowl eligible let along beat San Diego State to win the West Division. We will gladly grab the points in this match-up as I believe this game just means more to Fresno State. Boise State will not be making a New Year’s Six Bowl, as that spot will go to the American Athletic Conference winner and thus the best they can hope for is a trip to the Las Vegas Bowl. Do not miss out on Doc’s Sports Weekend Football card featuring top plays on both Saturday and Sunday. Jump on board our Thanksgiving Football card now! 

Pick Released on Nov 20 at 01:08 pm

Ray Monohan

Game Details
Nov 24 '17, 12:00 PM in 15h
NCAA-F | Navy vs Houston
Play on: Houston -4½ -110 at betonline
Game Analysis

Houston -4.5

The Cougars have value laying the number at home on Friday.

Houston and Navy are very similar teams when looking at the numbers. Where the Cougars grab their value is from their offensive play at home.

Houston has put up 37.4 points per game this season when playing inside TDECU Stadium and they match up well here with a Navy defense that is very vulnerable to the big play.

On top of that, the Cougars defense is ready for this triple option attack. The Cougars are giving up only 23.9 points per game this season, one of the best marks in the conference.

Some trends to note. Cougars are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Friday games.Cougars are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.

This is a small number to lay for a team that is very good situationally in this spot.

Back Houston.

Good Luck, Razor Ray.

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Pick Released on Nov 21 at 10:56 am

Jeff Allen

Game Details
Nov 25 '17, 4:30 PM in 1d
NCAA-F | Arizona vs Arizona State
Play on: Arizona State +2½ -110 at BMaker
Game Analysis

Jeff Allen's Free Play for Saturday's College Football is on the Arizona State Sun Devils

The Territorial Cup has been a home field series of late with the home team winning the last four meetings. These games have not been close, with the average margin of victory 20 points. Arizona phenom Khalil Tate had his jets cooled at Oregon last week rushing for just 32 yards after averaging 201 ypg. overland his previous six games. The Sun Devils will take note and also play defense on offense keeping Tate off the field now that they've established their own running game with Richard who has run for 5 TDs and averaged 144 ypg. in his L3. We'll grab the home team and the points in series being dominated by the host.

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Pick Released on Nov 22 at 01:17 am

Freddy Wills

Game Details
Nov 24 '17, 12:00 PM in 15h
NCAA-F | Navy vs Houston
Play on: Navy +4½ -110 at GTBets
Game Analysis

Navy +4.5 1.1% Free Play 

I think we have good value here on Navy running the triple option.  Houston gave up 300+ yards to this Navy option last year and their run defense has been worse this year.  They are giving up 1 yard per carry more against the run, and there offense is also worse than last year scoring a TD less.

This game is also pretty meaningless for Houston who is already in a bowl game.  The game doesn't mean much for Navy, but they are the road team and will be more focused.  Navy also plays hard every game, and recruits in Texas a lot so the game in fact is more meaningful for them.  I think Navy can really dominate the time of possession as they are #1 in the country at over 36 minutes while Houston ranks 95th.  Navy's defensive weakness is against the pass, and that's not something Houston is doing well this year so I think they can actually pull the upset here.  They don't have a look ahead either with the Army game still a few weeks away.

Pick Released on Nov 22 at 08:49 pm

Teddy Covers

Game Details
Nov 24 '17, 12:00 PM in 15h
NCAA-F | Miami-FL vs Pittsburgh
Play on: Pittsburgh +13 -110 at BMaker
Game Analysis

Take Pitt (#132)

Miami has risen up to #2 in the latest college football playoff rankings, yet the Canes are primed to be tested at Pitt in early start action on Friday.  Mark Richt’s squad is coming off three huge, marquee victories all at home.  In statement games against Virginia Tech and Notre Dame, Miami dominated, controlling the flow throughout.  Last week, against Virginia, Miami roared back from an early deficit with a furious fourth quarter rally.

A road trip to Pittsburgh in late November is no easy task for this warm weather squad in a normal season.  This year, given what Miami has already been through in recent weeks, it’s a MONSTER trouble spot, especially with the lookahead to the ACC title game against Clemson on deck.  Quote after quote from the Miami locker room is concerning to me – lots of lookahead, lots of talk about what they don’t want to do (which often leads to the exact opposite effect).

Let’s not forget that the Hurricanes have been living on turnover margin, forcing 19 turnovers in their last five games – that won’t last forever.  Nor should we forget the previous struggles this Hurricanes team has had on the highway – barely escaping past struggling Florida State (4-6, won by only four points) and North Carolina(3-8, won by only five points) in their only two road games since September.

Pitt has been hanging around as a moneywinning underdog against superior competition for most of the season.  We saw them cover wire-2-wire at +20 at Penn State, knock off Duke with an outright upset at +9 and hang tough with Virginia Tech just last week; throwing for more than 300 yards against that stout Hokies defense on the road in a spread covering loss.

In four meetings between these schools over the past four years, Miami has only one win by more than ten points; a competitive series.  All the pressure is on the road favorite here; a situation that this program hasn’t been in for many years.  Their defense just allowed a season high in passing yards and total yards last week.  Meanwhile Pitt has found their QB of the future in Kenny Pickett, a playmaking frosh with a big arm. 

At 4-7, this is Pitt’s bowl game.  Senior CB Avonte Maddox: “History is a great thing, but we live in the now. It’s time to create more history……I see it every day (in practice). You know when guys lose, they throw the towel in. This team hasn’t thrown the towel in yet … These guys (are) willing to lay it all on the line.”  Take Pitt

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Pick Released on Nov 23 at 11:49 am

Doug Upstone

Game Details
Nov 24 '17, 2:30 PM in 17h
NCAA-F | Missouri vs Arkansas
Play on: Missouri -9 -106 at betonline
Game Analysis

The old power football of Arkansas has disappeared and a coaching change could be coming for the Razorbacks. Missouri has won and covered five in a row and that came right after five games losing streak! What we are looking to do on Black Friday is Play Against home underdogs like the Hogs, after gaining 100 or less rushing yards last game, against opponent after out-rushing foes by 100 or more yards in three straight games. In the last decade teams like Arkansas are 6-27 ATS.

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Pick Released on Nov 23 at 04:39 pm

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