Wofford at Clemson odds
Nov. 2, 2019
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Wofford Terriers odds
After beginning the season with back-to-back one-touchdown losses to South Carolina State and Samford, the Terriers bring a five-game winning streak into Death Valley for a mammoth challenge. Coach Josh Conklin, in his second season at Wofford after spending the previous three years as Pittsburgh’s defensive coordinator, knows what a big underdog his FCS team is but hopes to keep matters as close as he can, then “try to give them a little bit of a game.” The Terriers have the kind of offense that could control the clock, averaging 361.7 rushing yards per game with their option offense, led by senior quarterback Joe Newman (108.6 yards per game).
Clemson Tigers odds
Clemson coach Dabo Swinney expects a fired-up opponent when Wofford visits. He remembers getting booed by the home crowd at halftime of the 2011 meeting when the teams were tied 21-21 at halftime before the Tigers surged to a 35-27 victory. But the Tigers simply have too much firepower this time around. Quarterback Trevor Lawrence is coming off one of his best performances (16 of 19 passing for 275 yards and three scores in a 59-7 pounding of Boston College), and the defense ranks among the Top 10 nationally in scoring defense, total defense, tackles for loss and sacks. The Tigers have the nation’s longest winning streak at 23 games.
- Clemson is 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games when they ran for more than 250 yards in their last game
- The Under is 7-1 in the last 8 Clemson games when their opponent recorded less than 500 yards last game
Georgia at Florida odds
Nov. 2, 2019
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Georgia Bulldogs odds
Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm will start against the Gators for a third consecutive season after guiding the Bulldogs to big wins (42-7 and 36-17) in each of the past two years. Fromm has completed 70.7 percent of his passes (123 of 174) this season for 1,406 yards and nine touchdowns, but his three interceptions all came in one game — the 20-17 double-overtime loss to unranked South Carolina. Protecting him against a Florida defense that has 29 sacks will be a major priority. Getting receiver Lawrence Cager (19 catches, 245 yards) back from the shoulder and rib injuries that sidelined him in the 21-0 win over Kentucky on Oct. 19 in their last outing should be a big boost.
Florida Gators odds
The Florida Gators have their highest ranking since rising to No. 4 at the end of the 2012 regular season. Their only loss came at LSU 42-28 on Oct. 12, the same day Georgia lost to South Carolina at home. With quarterback Kyle Trask (67.4 percent completion percentage, 14 touchdowns, four interceptions) leading the way since taking over for an injured Feleipe Franks, the Gators come close to matching Georgia’s offensive production — 32.5 points and 419.6 yards per game, compared to Georgia’s marks of 36.0 points and 471.3 yards. Florida’s offense will get a boost by the probable return of receiver Kadarius Toney, out since Sept. 7, and the defense is expected to get back pass rushers Jon Greenard (4.0 sacks) and Jabari Zuniga (3.0).
- Florida is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games when they scored more than 28 points last game
- Florida is 7-1-1 ATS in their last 9 games when they recorded more than 350 yards in their last game
- Georgia is 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games when they recorded less than 450 yards in their last game
- Georgia is 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games when their opponent scored more than 28 points in their last game
- The Over is 6-1 in the last 7 Florida games when Florida has more than 6 wins
Oregon at USC odds
Nov. 2, 2019
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Oregon Ducks odds
Oregon has won seven games in a row since a season-opening loss to Auburn, including a rally at Washington two weeks ago and last Saturday’s 37-35 win over Washington State, courtesy of a last-second field goal. With a headlock on the Pac-12 North, the Ducks are eying a spot in the College Football Playoff behind senior quarterback Justin Herbert, a potential top pick in the NFL Draft who has thrown for touchdown passes with only one interception. CJ Verdell is coming off a 259-yard rushing effort vs. Washington State, and backfield partner Travis Dye will be ready to go after taking a helmet-to-helmet shot last week. Leading tackle Troy Dye (thumb) is also back after missing last week’s game.
USC Trojans odds
USC is still in control of the Pac-12 South, thanks to an earl win over Utah, and the Trojans are also 4-0 at home. The Trojans have navigated several key injuries; among those expected out this week are defensive end Drake Jackson, linebacker Palaie Gaoteote, safety Talanoa Hufanga and running backs Stephen Carr, Vavae Malepeai and Markese Stepp (ankle). Speedy freshman running back Kenan Christon (22 carries for 179 yards in past two weeks) should get the bulk of the carries. The strength of the offense is the passing game, as freshman Kedon Slovis (406 passing yards against Colorado last Friday) throws to a talented group of wideouts.
- Oregon is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games when their opponent passed for more than 200 yards last game
- Oregon is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games when their opponent scored more than 21 points in their last game
- USC is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games when their opponent averages more than 28 points per game
- The Under is 7-0 in the last 7 USC games when their opponent is averaging more than 160 rush yards per game
Utah at Washington odds
Nov. 2, 2019
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Utah Utes odds
The Utah defense is on a hot streak after opening conference play with a 30-23 loss at USC. Since then, the Utes have allowed 13 points, seven, three and zero in winning four games in a row, with last week’s 35-0 win over Cal being its first shutout of a conference foe since joining the Pac-12 in 2011. Quarterback Tyler Huntley, bothered by a lower left leg injury, needed to play only the first half last week and should be good to go vs. the Huskies. The offense leans on senior Zach Moss, the school’s career leader in rushing yards and rushing TDs.
Washington Huskies odds
Washington has a strong-armed thrower in Jacob Eason, although its offense hasn’t been flashy for much of the season. One of its weaknesses is converting on third down (35.4 percent, 106th nationally), and the Huskies will be testing one of the best third-down defenses in the country — Utah allows just 26.3 percent conversions on third down, third-best in the nation. The Huskies might have a new wrinkle or two after a bye week, showing recent signs of more downfield passes with Eason, who has thrown for 16 touchdowns with just three interceptions. Salvon Ahmed has a combined 195 yards in his past two games, and three 100-yard rushing games this season.
- Washington is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games when their opponent averages more than 30 points per game
- Washington is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games when opponent’s winning percentage is more than .650
- The Under is 7-1 in the last 8 Utah games when Utah is averaging more than 210 rush yards per game
Mississippi at Auburn odds
Nov. 2, 2019
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Ole Miss Rebels odds
Ole Miss is coming off an open date as it heads to Auburn after losing four of its previous five games. The Rebels look to continue the rotation of quarterbacks with true freshman John Rhys Plumlee expected to play after having minor knee surgery during the off week. He has started the past four games and leads SEC quarterbacks in rushing with an average of 101.6 yards per game. Freshman Matt Corral, who started the first four before going out with a rib injury, has passed for 1,101 yards, including 246 in the Rebels’ lone conference win, a 31-17 victory over Arkansas. The Rebels lead the SEC in rushing (232.5 ypg), which is what you would expect from an offense coordinated by Rich Rodriguez.
Auburn Tigers odds
The Tigers will be getting back home after being on the road for three consecutive weeks and four of their last five games. Coach Gus Malzahn said he expects freshman quarterback Bo Nix to get back on track after going 26-of-62 passing for 302 yards and two touchdowns with four interceptions in setbacks at Florida and LSU that pretty much left Auburn with the role of spoiler in the SEC race. Auburn is second in the SEC in rushing (225.9 yards per game) and unveiled another threat at running back in freshman D.J. Williams, who rushed for 130 yards on 13 carries against LSU. Auburn will be without backup quarterback Joey Gatewood, who has left the team and put his name in the transfer portal.
- Auburn is 8-0 ATS in their last 8 games when they are spread favorites by more than 3
- Ole Miss is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games when their opponent scored less than 21 points in their last game
- Ole Miss is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games when they passed for less than 200 yards in their last game
- The Over is 5-2 in the last 7 Ole Miss games when opponent’s winning percentage is more than .750
West Virginia at Baylor odds
Oct. 31, 2019
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West Virginia Mountaineers odds
West Virginia has lost three consecutive conference games and has managed only 14 points in each of its past two outings. Oklahoma grad transfer Austin Kendall remains the starting quarterback — he has completed 141 of 222 passes for 1,429 yards, with 11 touchdowns and seven interceptions — but has had little help from a running game that ranks 125th out of 130 teams nationally. Kennedy McCoy (188 rushing yards) and Leddie Brown (184) could find tough sledding against a stout Baylor defense. The Mountaineers have given up 132 points in their three-game slide, falling to 110th in the country by allowing 33.4 points per game.
Baylor Bears odds
Baylor is 7-0 and will be fresh following a bye week, trying to stay focused on the task at hand rather than a challenging schedule the rest of the way, including at TCU, and vs. Oklahoma and Texas. For now, the Bears sit alone atop the Big 12 just two years removed from a 1-11 season, and they will look to keep rolling behind quarterback Charlie Brewer, who is averaging 266.6 passing yards per game and is 12th nationally in passing efficiency (163.4 rating). The Bears can also run the ball, including a 224-yard performance on the ground in a 45-27 win over Oklahoma State on Oct. 19. The duo of John Lovett and JaMycal Hasty is formidable; Hasty’s best game came against the Cowboys (146 yards, two TDs).
- Baylor is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games when their opponent scored more than 14 points in their last game
- Baylor is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games when they are averaging more than 275 pass yards per game
- The Over is 7-0 in the last 7 West Virginia games when their opponent ran for more than 200 yards last game
Michigan at Maryland odds
Nov. 2, 2019
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Michigan Wolverines odds
Michigan last week began to look like the powerhouse team many predicted it would be in the preseason as it steamrolled Notre Dame 45-14. The best part of the offense recently has been the running game, which has averaged 246.3 yards in the past three games, led by a return to health of freshman Zach Charbonnet, who ran for 116 yards against Illinois, 81 vs. Penn State and 74 against the Irish. He also rushed for five scores in that span. Defensive end Kwity Paye, who has five sacks in his past four games, leads a stout defense that averages more than three sacks per game.
Maryland Terrapins odds
Maryland started hot, with 142 points in two games against Howard and Syracuse. But the Terrapins haven’t done much since, going 1-5 with the only win coming against woeful Rutgers and three Big Ten losses coming by at least 26 points. The promising offense has cooled under a wave of quarterback injuries, but season-opening starter Josh Jackson was back taking first-team reps this week after Tyrell Pigrome suffered a knee injury on Saturday. Pigrome might be available this week, but redshirt freshman Tyler DeSue needs to be ready to play on Homecoming. The defense gave up 321 rushing yards to Minnesota last week, an ominous sign against Michigan’s resurgent ground attack.
- Maryland is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games when they scored less than 14 points last game
- Maryland is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games when they recorded less than 250 yards in their last game
- The Over is 8-1 in the last 9 Michigan games when their opponent is averaging less than 210 rush yards per game
SMU at Memphis odds
Nov. 2, 2019
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SMU Mustangs odds
The unbeaten Mustangs continue their quest for a spot in a New Year’s Six bowl game with the first of two key American Athletic Conference games. First up is Memphis, later is Navy, and in between is a home game against East Carolina. The 8-0 Mustangs are 4-0 in the conference but are coming off a 34-31 squeaker against struggling Houston, their fourth win by a touchdown or less. Their offense has been the big factor. The Mustangs have scored at least 30 points in every game and had a streak of six 40-points-plus games until last week. Texas transfer Shane Buechele has passed for 290.6 yards per game. The ground game, led by Xavier Jones (110.5 yards per game), is averaging 202.8 yards.
Memphis Tigers odds
Once-beaten Memphis is coming off a close call, eking past Tulsa 41-40 when Golden Hurricane freshman kicker Jacob Rainey missed a 29-yard field goal as time expired The Tigers gave up 584 yards and was on the field for 101 plays but managed to survive despite giving up 17 points over the last quarter-and-a-half and allowing Tulsa to drive from its 25-yard line to the Memphis 12 in the closing minutes. Tailback Kenneth Gainwell posted his sixth consecutive 100-yard rushing game with 149 yards and three scores. The redshirt freshman needs only 21 yards to hit the 1,000-yard mark for the year.
- Memphis is 10-1 ATS in their last 11 games when they ran for less than 250 yards in their last game
- Memphis is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games when they scored less than 42 points last game
- The Over is 6-0 in the last 6 SMU games when their opponent is averaging less than 200 rush yards per game
Virginia Tech at Notre Dame odds
Nov. 2, 2019
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Virginia Tech Hokies odds
The Hokies come off a bye week looking for their fourth consecutive victory in what has been an up-and-down campaign. They outlasted North Carolina 43-41 in a six-overtime affair in their last outing after beating Rhode Island and hanging on against Miami. The win over the Tar Heels is the longest game in ACC history and made sophomore quarterback Hendon Hooker 3-0 in his first three starts. He is 34-of-59 passing for 572 yards and seven touchdowns with no picks in that stretch, also rushing 41 times for 160 yards and a score. Linebacker Rayshard Ashby leads the ACC in tackles per game (10.3).
Notre Dame Fighting Irish odds
Coach Brian Kelly is trying to turn the page and was peeved at his press conference when he got so many questions about last week’s loss to Michigan. He was even questioned about the starting status of quarterback Ian Book, who was pulled in the fourth quarter against the Wolverines. Kelly confirmed that, yes, Book, who is 14-3 as a starter, still has the job, even though he completed only 8 of 25 passes for 73 yards in the loss. But he won plenty of big games and is 116-of-192 (59.2 percent) for 1,492 yards for the season. The Irish have won 15 consecutive home games, the third-longest such streak since the stadium opened in 1930.
- Notre Dame is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games when their opponent scored more than 28 points in their last game
- The Over is 8-1 in the last 9 Virginia Tech games when their opponent is averaging more than 225 pass yards per game
Cincinnati at East Carolina odds
Nov. 2, 2019
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Cincinnati Bearcats odds
Cincinnati will try to sustain its formula for success, which is creating turnovers that help erase any mistakes it might make. The Bearcats has been outgained in each of their three American Athletic Conference games but have won all three because it came up with 14 takeaways. Coach Luke Fickell has his defense playing a hard-hitting man-to-man scheme, while the offense is quietly going its job behind Desmond Ridder, who has thrown for 1,399 yards with 14 touchdowns and five interceptions. He has good memories of playing East Carolina, passing for 335 yards and four scores in a 56-6 rout last season.
East Carolina Pirates odds
East Carolina is adjusting to first-year head coach Mike Houston, whose team is winless in four conference games and has lost three consecutive outings overall. Sophomore quarterback Holton Ahlers has dual-threat capabilities, but he’s had some growing pains in this year’s offense, completing 55.6 percent of his passes, with seven touchdowns and seven interceptions. Outside of wins against lower-division foes Gardner-Webb and William & Mary, the defense hasn’t shown much, allowing more than 40 points on three occasions. Now, one of its top players, linebacker Aaron Ramseur (32 tackles, 5 1/2 for loss) is out for the season with a torn ACL.
- Cincinnati is 9-0 ATS in their last 9 games when their opponent is averaging less than 225 pass yards per game
- The Over is 6-2 in the last 8 East Carolina games when their opponent is averaging more than 150 rush yards per game
Georgia Southern at Appalachian State odds
Oct. 31, 2019
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Georgia Southern Eagles odds
The Georgia Southern Eagles are the last team to stymie Appalachian State, having whipped the Mountaineers 34-14 a year ago, but coach Chad Lunsford said that if his players are using that for motivation that is “the wrong route to go” for this rematch. His Eagles have won three consecutive games since dropping their Sun Belt Conference opener to Louisiana and are coming off a highly emotional 41-7 win over New Mexico State, their first outing since the death of freshman offensive lineman Jordan Wiggins. Lunsford’s triple-option, ground-oriented attack has averaged 259.9 yards per game rushing, but the offense also lost three fumbles last week and has coughed up nine for the season.
Appalachian State Mountaineers odds
Appalachian State will go into the game with its highest ranking ever, but coach Eliah Drinkwitz said it isn’t the rankings but continuing the quest for a Sun Belt title is what makes this East Division clash a “big game.” The Mountaineers have won 13 consecutive games since losing to the Eagles in Statesboro, Ga., last year and are coming off their best rushing game of the season after pounding South Alabama for 313 yards in last week’s 30-3 win. Leading rusher Darrynton Evans (722 yards) was held to a season-low 46 yards, but running backs Raykwon Anderson and Marcus Williams Jr. rushed for 99 and 94 yards, respectively, to pick up the slack.
- Appalachian State is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games when they scored less than 35 points last game
- Appalachian State is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games when they passed for less than 150 yards in their last game
- Georgia Southern is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games when they ran for more than 300 yards in their last game
- The Over is 7-0 in the last 7 Georgia Southern games when opponent’s winning percentage is more than .330
Boise State at San Jose State odds
Nov. 2, 2019
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Boise State Broncos odds
Coming off a bye week, the Boise State Broncos had extra time to reflect on the 28-25 loss to BYU that may have knocked them out of the Group of 5’s spot in a New Year’s Six bowl game. Coach Bryan Harsin said his players didn’t “sulk” or “pout” over their first loss but got back to business in practice. He would not comment on the status of quarterback Hank Bachmeier (hip injury). Sophomore Chase Cord passed for 185 yards a pair of touchdowns but was intercepted against BYU in first career start. Harsin did say that running back Robert Mahone (389 yards rushing) will be out with a lower-leg injury. That could increase the workload for freshman running back George Holani (463 yards rushing).
San Jose State Spartans odds
The San Jose Spartans (4-4) not only have surpassed their win total of last year but of their past two seasons, when they went a combined 3-22. Senior quarterback Josh Love has led the resurgence, passing for 2,355 yards and 15 touchdowns against only three interceptions. He passed for 314 yards in last week’s 34-29 win over Army that kept the Spartans on track for their first bowl bid since 2015 and their first winning season since 2012. Defense also has come up big with 13 interceptions, second only to Oregon’s national-leading 14 picks. Cornerback Nehemiah Shelton, corner Brandon Ezell and safety Bobby Brown II have three apiece.
- Boise State is 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games when they recorded less than 500 yards in their last game
- San Jose State is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games when their opponent is averaging more than 140 rush yards per game
- San Jose State is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games when their opponent averages more than 24 points per game
- The Over is 6-0 in the last 6 Boise State games when their opponent is averaging less than 130 rush yards per game
Kansas State at Kansas odds
Nov. 2, 2019
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Kansas State Wildcats odds
First-year coach Chris Klieman pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the season last week, toppling then-No. 5 Oklahoma 48-41, with quarterback Skylar Thompson achieving rock-star status with four rushing touchdowns and 213 passing yards. The Wildcats have the same identity they had under retired legend Bill Snyder — run the ball, be physical on defense, control the clock (34:44 in average time of possession). K-State has rushed for 20 touchdowns and nearly 200 yards per game, while the defense has allowed only four passing touchdowns, tied the lowest mark in the country. Cornerback AJ Parker has three interceptions for a defense that is second nationally in third-down conversions, allowing only 25.3 percent.
Kansas Jayhawks odds
Kansas (3-4) is looking for its first bowl bid since 2008, a possibility that stayed within reason when it stunned Texas Tech 37-34 last week on a game-winning field goal that came after the Jayhawks recovered a fumble on a lateral after the first field goal try was blocked. That crazy ending propels Kansas forward in its first season under Les Miles, who has the offensive humming to the tune of more than 500 yards in each of the past two games. Pooka Williams is averaging 100.6 yards per game (5.2 per carry), while senior Carter Stanley provides balance with 237.5 yards per game and 19 touchdowns.
- Kansas is 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games when their opponent is averaging more than 150 rush yards per game
- Kansas is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games when their opponent averages more than 28 points per game
- The Under is 6-1 in the last 7 Kansas State games when their opponent passed for more than 200 yards last game
N.C. State Wolfpack odds
Nov. 2, 2019
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N.C. State Wolfpack odds
The Wolfpack are turning to redshirt freshman quarterback Devin Leary to continue the production he showed when he passed for 259 yards with no interceptions in 33 attempts off the bench in a 45-24 loss at Boston College. Leary started the season No. 3 on the depth chart behind starter Matthew McKay (five starts) and Bailey Hockman (two), who are now listed as co-backups. N.C. State receiver Tabari Hines will be playing against his former team. He played three seasons for the Demon Deacons and had a short stay at Oregon before transferring for N.C. State. He has 21 catches for 192 yards and a touchdown this season.
Wake Forest Demon Deacons odds
Last season, quarterback Jamie Newman made his first start and guided Wake Forest to a game-winning fourth-quarter drive against N.C. State, but his status for this week is uncertain. Newman has passed for an average of 341.2 yards per game to lead the ACC, but he injured a shoulder against Florida State on Oct. 19, and Sam Hartman came in to direct the 22-20 win, completing 21 of 38 passes for 308 yards with no interceptions. Demons coach Dave Clawson said if Newman is healthy, he will start. Receiver Sage Surratt is a big reason for Wake’s passing-game success with a league-best 125.9 receiving yards per game with nine touchdowns. Kicker Nick Sciba has converted a national-best 23 consecutive field goals.
- NC State is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games when they ran for less than 100 yards in their last game
- The Over is 5-2 in the last 7 NC State games when NC State is playing on the road
- Wake Forest is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games when their opponent is averaging less than 180 rush yards per game
- Wake Forest is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games when their opponent ran for less than 125 yards last game