I had my first bad college football betting week in a while last week, and it undid a lot of the good I’ve had over the last month. It’s time to get back to it for this week Three of the five scheduled for Thursday and Friday have been lost to COVID. We still have three left!
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 back from year to year.
As we all well know, this is not an exact science. Due to the volatile nature of betting in general, 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, let’s get to the three games that kick off week 14!
Louisiana Tech at North Texas(-1.5)(2): I really like the North Texas backfield here. The loss of Justin Henderson will hurt the Bulldogs, but Israel Tucker is still a good back. I’m on the fence about this, but I’ll go the Mean Green at home.
Air Force(-11.5) at Utah State(2): Utah State showed up last week despite losing their starting quarterback, starting running back, and number one receiver. The silver lining is that the current players know those guys aren’t coming back through that door. It allows the team to move on. The Aggies are playing with heart. I don’t think they win, but I think they keep it close.
(25)Louisiana at Appalachian State(-2.5)(4): You know what? I agree with Vegas here. Zac Thomas is hitting his stride and Camerun Peoples is making sure that no one misses Daetrich Harrington. To me, the Mountaineers are a little more fundamentally sound and they can stop the run. Louisiana can’t pass to win. I’ll take App State at home.
Stay tuned throughout the season for every college football game picked against the spread! I usually have my picks up about 24 hours before kickoff in order to get the most accurate spread possible. If I change one, I will post it on Twitter.