Saturday, October 31, 2009

5 Games for the Bank Account (Halloween edition)

I'm getting the mid-to-late season, UGA isn't as good as I thought they'd be, Halloween blues. The only cure is to try and make some bank (legally, of course) on a few college football games. Here are 5 to keep you in the mood, 4 favorites and a big underdog:

New Mexico State (+43.5) at Ohio State
I had to check a few places to make sure this was correct. The Buckeyes shouldn't be getting 7 touchdowns against most Ohio high school teams. New Mexico State has won 3 games this year, and while they won't come anywhere close in this one, anything over 40 is way too much.

Georgia Tech (-12) at Vanderbilt
I believe Tech has covered as a favorite in 5 straight games. They'll comfortably cover this one, although I'd give my left pinky to see them lose in Nashville.

Houston (-6.5) vs Southern Miss
Southern Miss is 5-0 at home but 0-3 on the road. 2 of those road losses were to UAB and Louisville. Houston is the best team they'll play all year. No reason to think Houston won't cover a touchdown at home this week.

Idaho (-3.5) vs Louisiana Tech
In the WAC this year, Louisiana Tech has probably been the biggest disappointment, while Idaho has probably been the biggest surprise. Probably because Louisiana Tech is playing in the Western Athletic Conference even though they are barely West of the Mississippi River. This was evidenced in a loss at Utah State last week. The long trip gets them again this week.

Oregon State (-10) vs UCLA
Oregon State almost pulled it out at USC last weekend, so they'll be out to flex their muscles at home against a UCLA team that is struggling mightily right now, having dropped 4 straight.

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