San Diego State at BOISE STATE (39)
By Trace Adams, Featured Handicapper
After a baseball toe-stub on Wednesday, back to my winning ways on Thursday as my 1500♦ on the Bengals uses a 13-0 4th quarter to get both the win and the cover last night over the Dolphins.
That's 3 of 4 days this week on the plus side, and tonight I will make it 4 of 5 with this late-night winner from the Rose Bowl.
Winning Day # 46 of 78
Washington-UCLA - 10:30 ET
College Winner # 52 of 80
MATCHES Thursday's 1500♦ Winner
Cincinnati (-4) 27-15 over Miami
BIGGER THAN my 1000♦ Championship Winner
- Georgia 31-18 over Alabama -
15-5 run with 500♦ selections
including Braves-Nats Over on Tuesday
and this play is 3X BIGGER
This one needs to be a winner, and it will be a winner, mark my words!
It's a low, low, low total Friday night in Boise, Idaho, as San Diego State and Boise State get after it on the blue carpet.
Even so, I think these teams could play until Saturday afternoon and not hit the total established by the oddsmakers.
The Aztecs have landed Under the total in 3 of their 4 games this season, and have played 6 of their last 9 road games dating back to last season Under the posted price.
The Broncos have also landed Under the total in 3 of their 4 played this year, and each of their last 4 games played at home has also landed Under the total.
Throw in 3 straight in the series landing Under the posted price and the transfer of Broncos quarterback Hank Bachmeier after Boise was upended in their Friday night game a week ago at UTEP, and I would say the Under is the way to play this Mountain West contest, especially with Boise State also firing their offensive coordinator after the loss to the Miners.
4* SAN DIEGO STATE-BOISE STATE UNDER
New Mexico at UNLV (44)
By Jay McNeil, Featured Handicapper
In a little bit of a rut after my 75 Dimer on BYU could not cover the big number last night in college football.
It happens. Unfortunately, I cannot win them all.
Let's get back on track tonight in the AAC.
WINNING DAY # 26 of 41
$10 players up $6,275 last 40 days
AAC Oddsmakers Error
Tulane-Houston - 7:00 ET
College Winner # 9 of 13
No Guts, No Glory - I'm All In!
Just need this winner here on Friday to get me rolling into the weekend.
The last game of 5 college football games on the primary board tonight comes from Sin City as New Mexico and UNLV renew their acquaintances with a game that I see pushing Over the total of 43 points.
The Lobos were just shutout last weekend in a 38-0 loss at LSU, but prior to that blanking, the Wolves averaging just over 27 points per game, and since the Running Rebels have allowed 20 points or more in all 4 of their games played, I think this conference meeting has a solid shot at playing Over this low total.
UNLV has played both of their home games this year Over the posted total, and in this series, these teams have landed Over the total in each of their last 3 meetings and in 4 of the last 5 series meetings overall.
Last year with the total standing at 45 points, UNLV won a 31-17 decision. I can see a similar game coming down the pike tonight just off the strip.
Lobos-Rebels to go Over.
2* NEW MEXICO-UNLV OVER
Oregon State (+10') at UTAH
By Gus Augustine, Featured Handicapper
I've won 15 of the last 21 days, and $10 bettors are up exactly $6K in three weeks.
I've also made $10 Bettors $13,870 in College Football the last three seasons, and tonight will put that money to work with 50 Dime Winner # 19 of 25.
Two surprises out of the Mountain West Conference do battle at Allegiant Stadium, and I love the total between UNLV and New Mexico.
Let's get last night's loss on BYU back with my Mountain West Conference Total of the Year.
WINNING DAY # 16 OF 22
$10 Bettors up $6,000 the past 21 days
Winner # 19 of 25
( - and # 4 of 5 in College Football - )
Total of the Year
New Mexico-UNLV Over/Under
18-6 Roll with 50 Dimers since Aug. 20, including
Cubs (+160) 4-2 over Philadelphia on Wednesday
UNLV (-3) by 10 over Utah State on Saturday
Vikings-Eagles Under by 19 points two Mondays back
Steelers-Patriots Under by 9 points two Sundays back
UNLV-North Texas Over by 23 points two Saturdays back
- and this play is JUST AS STRONG -
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My free winner for Saturday is the Oregon State Beavers plus the points in Salt Lake City against the Utah Utes.
Oregon State is easily the surprise of the Pac 12 this season, and rolls into this one with an identical 3-1 mark as Utah.
And what we're seeing is inspired play on the defensive side of the ball by the Beavers.
Oregon State is holding opponents to 357.3 yards of total offense per game, fourth-fewest in the Pac-12. The Beavers held USC to 17 points as the Trojans entered the game averaging better than 50 points per game.
Confidence will be brewing in this one, because as good as Utah is, it's hardly lived up to a CFB Playoff-caliber team.
And remember, Oregon State led for most of the second half and held off a late Utah rally to defeat the Utes, 42-34, in 2021. The Beavers scored 28 second-half points - including 21 in the third quarter - for the win.
Take Oregon State in this one, as it stays close.
2* OREGON STATE
Arizona State at USC (-26)
By Chris Jordan, Featured Handicapper
Six of seven winning days in the bank after my 500♦ AFC Total of the Month cashed in on the Dolphins-Bengals staying Under.
That followed Wednesday's 1500♦ Winner on the Twins over the ChiSox.
That followed the Tigers getting the money for us on Tuesday, an 800♦ Winner over the Royals.
And that followed Monday's 500♦ Winner on the Cowboys outright over the Giants.
Tonight I make it seven of eight winning days in the bank, as I roll with another 500♦ Winner, my Conference USA Game of the Month.
WINNING DAY # 7 OF 8
Game of the Month
UTSA - Middle Tennessee State
MATCHING Thursday's 500♦ NFL Winner
Dolphins-Bengals Under by 7 points
MATCHING Monday's 500♦ NFL Winner
Dallas (+1') 23-16 outright over the Giants
Fresh off Wednesday's
1500♦ A.L. Central Pitching Mismatch
Minnesota 8-4 over the White Sox
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The sixth-ranked USC Trojans are giving up a ton of points to Arizona State heading into this weekend’s meeting at the Coliseum, but they wont have much trouble handling the Sun Devils as ASU’s program is in turmoil after it fired head coach Herm Edwards.
In fact, you can bet your bottom dollar that the Trojans will show no mercy on their Pac-12 Conference rival as a huge home favorite.
USC, which has yet to turn the ball over through its first four games, while leading the nation with a plus-14 turnover margin, will have a field day against the Sun Devils’ porous run defense that’s allowing opponents 185 ypg on the ground.
Aside from giving up 171 yards on the ground themselves, the Trojans’ defense is fairly stout as they’re allowing opponents just 18.3 ppg, while ranking 1st nationally in takeaways with 11 so far this season. Also, run defense won’t be a huge deal here for USC, with the Sun Devils rushing for 143.5 ypg, roughly 10 yards below the national average of 154.2 ypg.
Arizona State, on the other hand, won its season-opener, then its drama escalated and the wheels began to fall off the wagon. The Devils dropped their last three straight contests and failed to cover the spread in any of them leading up to this week.
Despite giving up 465 total yards in a 34-13 home loss to Utah last time out, ASU’s defense is holding up fairly well, all things considered, but its been the offensive side of the ball that needs some overhauling if they are to salvage this season, The Devils are averaging less yards per game offensively (348 ypg) than they’re giving up on defense (379.5 ypg), and are only netting 22.8 ppg thus far.
The favorite in this matchup is 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings, and bottom line, Arizona State doesn’t quite know which way is up at the moment, and probably the last thing they want to do is face an unbeaten USC squad right now. Unfortunately, there’s no getting around it, so you can bank on the Trojans to roll to an uncontested victory and cover, despite the rather large number of points they’re giving up.