Tulsa at TEMPLE (55un, -110)
By Tommy Brunson, Featured Handicapper
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Both schools have been trending towards the Under early on, a both Tulsa and Temple have played 2 of their first 3 games Under the total, but both have shown they are capable of putting the ball into the end-zone, as the Golden Hurricane are averaging just over 26 points per game, while the Owls have posted right at 27 points per game in their first 3 games.
Temple has seen their last 4 AAC games ALL topple the total, including last year's 43-22 Owls win in a game Tulsa turned it over 3 times. That marked the second series Over in as many meetings, as 2014's meeting saw 59 combined points between the AAC schools.
Last Thursday night we saw Boston College and Wake Forest go back-and-forth, and up-and-down in a 41-31 finale. I'm not saying that Tulsa and Temple have the firepower those 2 teams have, but I do think this stand-alone contest will be an entertaining affair.
I am playing this AAC battle over the total.
1* TULSA-TEMPLE OVER
Tulsa at TEMPLE (-7)
By Ray Chadwick, Featured Handicapper
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Best bet tonight comes on the total of this game, and not the side.
For tonight, let's side with Temple to follow up their upset win last week at Maryland with a solid home win and cover over visiting Tulsa.
Yes, the Owls are 0 for their last 5 when laying points on their home field, but they did handle their business in last year's meeting in Oklahoma, 43-22 in a game they forced 3 Golden Hurricane turnovers.
Temple is on a 21-6 spread run their last 27 AAC games, and they have also covered in 8 of their last 10 games against teams with losing records.
Owls to build some momentum off of last week's big win at Maryland.
Lay the points.
Unlv (+8') at ARKANSAS STATE
By Chris Jordan, Featured Handicapper
I nailed the Under in the Monday night game, as the Bears and Seahawks kept it defensive. Tuesday night I pushed with the Mets-Phillies total, and last night I hit the Over in the A.L. East rivalry between the Yankees and Red Sox.
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You would think oddsmakers in Las Vegas would understand just how much better the UNLV Rebels are this season. And with a two-game win streak, and the best start in the four years coach Tony Sanchez has been there, there is no way the Rebels lose this game to Arkansas State by more than a touchdown - let alone 8 1/2 points.
With the Lightning Lexington Thomas out of the backfield, leading the No. 3 rushing attack in the nation, I honestly don't know how the Red Wolves are going to slow things down with the 96th-ranked rushing defense and 92nd-ranked stop unit overall.
UNLV - which has covered seven of its last eight road games dating back - is rumbling for damn near 350 yards per game, the offense ranks 44th in the country, and the Rebels have shown vast improvement from previous years.
This is a cultivated culture Sanchez has created, and it is by far the best team he has had since he's been there when it comes to depth and everything surrounding the program. Thomas is the best he's ever been and he's been the best back the entire time the staff has been in place. The team has by far the deepest receiving corps and quarterback Armani Rogers is progressing to become a very good quarterback for UNLV.
Sure, defensively the team has room to grow athletically, but they're doing a real good job of playing hard and playing together.
The Red Wolves, who have failed to cover four of their last five non-conference games are eight of their last 11 September games, struggle with mental mistakes. They rank 128th in the country with 11 penalties per game and 127th in the nation with 101.33 penalty yards per game. Their red-zone offense is 121st in the nation, while their red-zone defense is 97th among the 129 FBS teams.
I like this underdog line, and I'm releasing this game early so you can catch a good number, since I think it'll drop. Play the Rebels.
Georgia (-13) at MISSOURI
By Jack Brayman, Featured Handicapper
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Game of the Month
Royals - Tigers
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My free winner takes us to Saturday's SEC game between Georgia and Missouri, as I'm laying the road chalk with the second-ranked Bulldogs. It took about a week too long, but the national voters have finally woke up on Georgia.
The Bulldogs arrive at Mizzou's Memorial Stadium after Jake Fromm threw three touchdown passes and Elijah Holyfield ran for 100 yards, each playing only the first half for Georgia against Middle Tennessee State.
Georgia led the Blue Raiders 42-7 at halftime. From there the starters took the day off, as it was an impressive first-half warmup for the Bulldogs' stretch of seven straight Southeastern Conference games, beginning Saturday at Missouri.
Freshman Justin Fields, who ran 15 yards for a touchdown in the first half, came out of the bullpen to relieve Fromm and threw a touchdown pass, while Jeremiah Holloman caught three passes for 90 yards, Mecole Hardman had a touchdown catch and a 70-yard punt return touchdown, and Tyler Simmons had a 56-yard touchdown run.
That high-powered offense that could find very well find itself atop the poll is Alabama slips at all, is going to be too much for the Tigers, even in Missouri. I don't care that Mizzou beat up on Tennessee-Martin, Wyoming and Purdue (in a game the Tigers coiuld have lost), the fact is this team is going to have problems stopping the 14th best rushing offense, and the fourth-best pass efficient offense. The Dawgs also rank 19th on the scoreboard.
But here's the scary part, on the other side of the ball Georgia ranks seventh overall with the 24th-best rushing defense and 19th passing yards allowed in the nation.
Balance on both sides, as Georgia wins by three touchdowns.