Wisconsin vs Arizona State Prediction, SDS Distribution Las Vegas Bowl Game Preview, Lines, How To Watch

Wisconsin vs Arizona State: SDS Distribution Las Vegas Bowl prediction, game preview, how to watch, lines, and why each team might or might not win.

Wisconsin vs Arizona State: SDS Distribution Las Vegas Bowl prediction, game preview, how to watch, lines: Thursday, December 30


Wisconsin vs Arizona State: SDS Distribution Las Vegas Bowl How To Watch

Date: Thursday, December 30
Game Time: 10:30 pm ET
Venue: Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, NV
How To Watch: ESPN, Live stream on ESPN+
Records: Arizona State (8-4), Wisconsin (8-4)
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Wisconsin vs Arizona State SDS Distribution Las Vegas Bowl Preview

Caffeine up for the good bowl matchup that will go into the wee hours of the morning depending on where you’re watching. But it’s the Las Vegas Bowl – there are no clocks, unless you’re the Arizona State defense trying to get off the field.

You know exactly what Wisconsin is about to bring. The team will have a major attitude after blowing its shot at the Big Ten Championship with a puzzling performance in a 23-13 loss to Minnesota.

The running game that fell flat will have all the parts healthy, and the attack that wants to control the tempo and keeps the ball for close to 34 minutes per game will want to grind it out.

Arizona State has been able to get tough at times, too. It ran for well over 220 yards in three of the last four games – all wins, but there’s a problem with that; more in a moment – and it also has enough of a deep ball passing attack to bother a Badger secondary that struggles against the more efficient passers

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5 Best College Football Predictions Against The Spread: Week 13. Saturday Big Games

What are the 5 best college football predictions for the big Saturday games? It’s Rivalry Week, and here are some of the biggest calls on the biggest games of the season.

5 best predictions for Saturday. What college football games appear to be the best bets and the best picks among all the big rivalry week showdowns?


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Results So Far ATS: 81-57-1

No kidding around here.

These are the big games we’ve all been waiting for. This is the weekend that sets us up for Championship Week, and it’s when the biggest of the big rivalry games kick in.

No, I’m not touching the SEC showdowns – there’s too much happening with all of them. I will admit to liking Georgia Tech +35 over Georgia, but that’s too dangerous.

I will also admit to digging Auburn getting 20.5 at home against an Alabama team that has a bad habit of taking long naps, but again, that’s too volatile.

As I warned with the 5 Best Predictions piece for Friday, this is the toughest weekend of the year because it’s impossible to factor in the role desperation plays, especially when teams have no (bleeps) to give.

How long will coaches keep in their star players when the championship game next week means everything? How will players play and coaches coach when they know that this could be the last game of the season?

Flaky things happen on the last normal weekend of the regular season – like USF vs UCF yesterday, and don’t start on Nebraska and Iowa – so the idea here is to go mostly go with big games were both teams have something equally massive to lose

But I start and finish with two games that are all about the favorites and their attitudes, starting the 5 Best College Football Predictions for Rivalry Week Saturday with …

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5. Pitt at Syracuse

LINE Pitt -13
ATS PICK Syracuse

The doesn’t-matter theory worked on Friday taking Colorado -23.5 against Utah.

Ute head coach Kyle Whittingham inexplicably kept too many star players in for too long, but however it worked, it worked.

Utah didn’t need the win. It was already off to the Pac-12 Championship, the game had no playoff or bowl implications, and if anything, the last thing the team needed was to get banged up in any way.

Also, it wasn’t going to bring the high-end intensity and wasn’t going to open up the playbook considering the game that matters is a few days away.

It’s the exact same deal with Pitt and Syracuse, only better for the underdog. Utah was playing at home on Senior Day. Pitt is on the road.

The Panthers don’t need to do anything with this game. They’re off to the ACC Championship, and playing all of their backups and losing by 50 wouldn’t change a thing.

Of course, that’s not how football coaches think – they’re all about momentum, and players play, and blah blah blah. However, there will come a point when the Pitt coaching staff realizes it really doesn’t want QB Kenny Pickett getting blasted.

Even if everything was normal, Syracuse – even though the production has fallen off the map over the last few weeks – would be a good play, Throw in that it’s 5-6 and needs to win this to go bowling, and Pitt doesn’t need this at all, and it’s Senior Day, and the Orange running game is still good, and …

This isn’t a bad straight up play, much less with the 13.

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5 Best College Football Predictions Against The Spread: Week 13. Friday Big Games

What are the 5 best college football predictions for the big Friday of games? These appear to be the most interesting.

What college football games appear to be the best bets and the best picks going into Week 13? To keep the football weekend going, here are the 5 best predictions for Friday.


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Results So Far ATS: 78-55-1

It might be the most underappreciated great sports day on the calendar – the Friday after Thanksgiving.

It’s not the big Saturday full of the biggest rivalry games, but it’s always a deep and interesting slate.

Warning, I’m in a punch-drunk state after consuming more calories in one day than I have over the entire season. The annual College Football 15 weight gain just kicked in over the last 45 minutes. If these picks are wrong, it’s because my too-fat fingers hit the wrong keys.

I’m also going to warn you that I’m not head over heels in love with these picks. I’m in deep like, but I’m not quite sure where this relationship is going, and there’s a reason.

Friday-after-Thanksgiving games are extremely weird and don’t often hold to form. I’ll get into that as we go.

I’ll do the regular 10 Best Predictions Against The Spread piece for all of the giant Saturday showdowns – that will come later on Friday. But for the giant Friday slate, here are the 5 Best Predictions for today.

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5. Colorado at Utah

LINE Utah -23.5
ATS PICK Colorado

When I say Friday-after-Thanksgiving games are weird, I primarily mean something like this.

Utah doesn’t need this- it already has the Pac-12 South won and is off to the conference title game next week. It would actually be a good thing if it just sat its starters to rest up for whatever comes from the Pac-12 North on Saturday, and it’s not going to show off anything quirky that anyone can use.

Oh, I think Utah will win – it’s Senior Day, and of course a Kyle Whittingham team will always try – but the one thing this team can’t do is get banged up or bruised with the Pac-12 Championship and Rose Bowl appearance there for the taking.

Meanwhile, Colorado is still battling.

It beat Washington last week, it wasn’t bad at UCLA until the game got a bit out of control, and the win over Oregon State was a game-changer for the conference.

If Utah needed this game in any way it would ramp up the intensity and take this by the 23.5, but that’s not the case.

Call this a guess that the Utes will be more business-like and win this comfortably – like the 38-29 win over Arizona two weeks ago, with a letdown coming late – and won’t have half of the intensity it showed against Oregon six days ago.

By the way, call this a test-case theory for Pitt at Syracuse on Saturday. Pitt doesn’t need the win with the ACC Championship coming up, Syracuse at home has to win to go bowling,

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Big Ten Predictions, Schedule, Game Previews, Lines, TV: Week 13

Big Ten Schedule, Game Previews, Predictions for Week 13: Iowa at Nebraska, Ohio State at Michigan, Maryland at Rutgers, Penn State at Michigan State, Northwestern at Illinois, Indiana at Purdue, Wisconsin at Minnesota

Big Ten college football predictions, schedule, game previews, lines, how to watch, and TV listings for Week 13 of the season.


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Big Ten Results So Far
SU: 75-24, ATS: 67-32, Point Total: 60-38-1

Friday, November 26

Iowa at Nebraska

1:30, BTN
Line: Iowa -1.5, o/u: 41
Final Score: COMING

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Saturday, November 27

Ohio State at Michigan

12:00, FOX
Line: Ohio State -8.5, o/u: 64.5
Final Score: COMING

Maryland at Rutgers

12:00, BTN
Line: Maryland -1.5, o/u: 53
Final Score: COMING

Penn State at Michigan State

3:30, ABC
Line: Penn State -1.5, o/u: 52
Final Score: COMING

Northwestern at Illinois

3:30, BTN
Line: Illinois -6.5, o/u: 43.5
Final Score: COMING

Indiana at Purdue

3:30, FS1
Line: Purdue -16, o/u: 50.5
Final Score: COMING

Wisconsin at Minnesota

4:00, FOX
Line: Wisconsin -7, o/u: 39
Final Score: COMING

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Wisconsin vs. Minnesota Prediction, Game Preview

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Wisconsin vs. Minnesota prediction, game preview, how to watch: Saturday, November 27


Wisconsin vs. Minnesota How To Watch

Date: Saturday, November 27
Game Time: 4:00 ET
Venue: Huntington Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN
How To Watch: FOX
Record: Wisconsin (8-3), Minnesota (7-4)
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Why Wisconsin Will Win

Minnesota, welcome to the Wisconsin run defense.

There might have been issues overall against Nebraska last week – more on that in a moment – but no one’s doing much against the No. 1 run D in the nation that’s allowing just two yards per carry.

Army ran for 179 yards against this bunch, Nebraska ran for 101, and Michigan came up with 112. That’s it for the 100-yard games.

The secondary had a nightmare of a time with Nebraska’s big receivers – and tight end Austin Allen – allowing 351 passing yards last week. Even with that, Wisconsin is still No. 1 in the Big Ten in pass defense and No. 2 in the nation in total D behind Georgia.

The Badges have to be patient, dominate the time of possession battle, avoid the big turnovers, and rely on that D to keep getting the job done because …

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Why Minnesota Will Win

Minnesota is bringing a run defense, too.

It doesn’t have the linebackers like Wisconsin, and the overall scheme isn’t the same brick wall, but it’s really, really effective.

Ohio State was the only team to get to 200 yards on this bunch, and Illinois has the only other offense that was able to be effective.

Badger RB Braelon Allen might be the hottest back in the Big Ten, but the team is paper thing at the position and he’s taking a whole lot of big shots over his run of 100-yard games. Graham Mertz might be throwing the ball better, but it’s a good thing for the Gophers if they’re making 5 try to win this.

Offensively, just slow this down. Wisconsin is more than happy to keep the clock running, but Minnesota is actually leading the Big Ten with its smashmouth offensive style.

And yes, Wisconsin’s run defense has been phenomenal, but Michigan is the only team it faced with the ability to line up and blast away. The Gophers are about to give that a shot.

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What’s Going To Happen

It’s the battle for the Paul Bunyan Axe, and possibly more.

If Nebraska takes care of Iowa, this is for the Big Ten West and a spot against the Ohio State-Michigan winner for the Rose Bowl. If Iowa wins, then Wisconsin has to retain the Axe or the Hawkeyes will play for the Big Ten title.

It would be nice if the Gophers could get back star RB Mohamed Ibrahim for this – he’s returning for 2022 after being lost for the year early on with a torn Achilles tendon – but they’ll be effective for a while with the big O line pounding away.

But the passing attack won’t be able to make enough big things happen to matter.

It won’t be anything pretty, but Wisconsin will grind its way to a slew of field goals, and just enough third down conversions to tip the time of possession scale its way.

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Wisconsin vs Minnesota Prediction, Lines

Wisconsin 26, Minnesota 16
Line: Wisconsin -7, o/u: 39
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2.5

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10 Best College Football Predictions Against The Spread: Week 12. Big Week, Big Games, Big Picks

There’s no messing around with the 10 best college football predictions against the spread. These are the biggest games in the biggest week so far.

What college football games appear to be the best bets and the best picks going into Week 12? The 10 best predictions against the spread are the biggest games in the biggest week so far. 


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Results So Far ATS: 69-53-1

No goofing around

No gimmicks – the Kansas train finally came to a crashing halt, and in spectacular fashion. However, that was an overall plus to save my bacon after an offseason lobbying effort to get everyone to go over on the KU season win total of 1 or 1.5.

No obscure Group of Five on Group of Five action – because, to be honest, I couldn’t find anything.

No, it’s time to gear up and get in shape for what’s coming with the monster Thanksgiving Week around the corner – I’ll do this Wednesday before the Thursday and Friday games and then another version Friday night – leading into the conference championships leading into the bowl games.

But first, a bonus pick because I can’t resist, and because I’m not messing with a streak after falling into last week’s calls of Utah State outright over San Jose State (48-17 Aggies) and Nevada covering the 3 against San Diego State (SDSU 23-21).

It’s arguably the biggest game of the weekend, and I’m not going with it because I’m compromised.

For nine months I picked Utah to beat Oregon outright, and now 1) I hate Utah giving away points, 2) the pick fits my narrative, and that’s not a good thing – forgive the nauseating pretentiousness; I just chugged a latte at 2 am – and 3) I was yelled at by Oregon people that it’s not going to be as obvious as Oregon loses to Utah, Oregon beats Oregon State, Oregon beats Utah for Pac-12 Championship and goes on to beat random-good Big Ten team in the Rose Bowl.

Whatever. Of course that’s what’s going to happen. Utah -3. (BTW, biggest badass game preview photo ever for that.)

10 biggest college football games, 10 biggest college football picks. Here we go, starting with …

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10. Virginia at Pitt

LINE Pitt -14.5
ATS PICK Virginia

Forgive me for doing this for a second week in a row.

Last week I loved the over in Virginia-Notre Dame, but that was based on Cavalier QB Brennan Armstrong playing. As it turned out, he couldn’t go with his injured rib and the team was a disaster in the 28-3 Irish win that didn’t come within ten miles of the total.

I might change this on the fly if news comes out about Armstrong one way or another, but at the moment the line is based on him not playing.

If he plays – and I’m guessing he tries everything to get out there with the Coastal Division still up for grabs – the line might plummet fast and the 14.5 should be a gift. However, that doesn’t quite jibe with the point total of 66.5.

If he’s not playing, UNDER if you can still get the 66.5. If he is playing, stay away from the total.

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9. SMU at Cincinnati

LINE Cincinnati -11
ATS PICK Cincinnati

I know this goes completely against my unwavering belief that Cincinnati not obliterating everyone with this schedule of meh is a disqualifier for the College Football Playoff, but I don’t believe in SMU at all.

No, Cincinnati hasn’t been as good as it should’ve been against awful teams, but yeah, Navy is quirky, and yeah, Tulsa is tough – and loses after bringing a decent fight – and the team did pull away from Tulane and USF.

SMU has been good enough over the last few years to get to the big stage, and then lose. Last year it was the 42-13 loss to Cincinnati. In 2019 it was the 54-48 loss to Memphis, and in 2018 – granted, that team was just okay – it was a 48-20 loss to UCF.

Cincinnati QB Desmond Ridder is playing better lately than he’s getting credit for, the lack of a consistent running game shouldn’t matter in this, and …

If this 2021 Bearcat ride ends, I think it happens either at East Carolina next week or against Houston in the AAC Championship.

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8. Oklahoma State at Texas Tech

LINE Oklahoma State -10.5
ATS PICK Oklahoma State

Interim head man Sonny Cumbie is coaching up this Texas Tech team through a tough situation. It fought well in a loss to Kansas State, got picked apart by Oklahoma, and then pulled off a Big 12 game-changer with a win over Iowa State. However …

Oklahoma State is fabulous.

This defense is incredible – it has yet to allow more than 24 points and gave up just 23 total in the last three games – the offense is finding its stride, and for all of his Mike Gundyness, Mike Gundy is really, really good at this and has his team peaking at the right time.

Texas Tech freshman QB Donovan Smith looks like a superstar to build around after ripping up Iowa State. However, Iowa State doesn’t get into the backfield like Oklahoma State does.

Donovan, meet the No. 1 pass rush and No. 3 defense in college football.

NEXT: College Football Pick Against The Spread No. 7: Nebraska at Wisconsin

Big Ten Predictions, Schedule, Game Previews, Lines, TV: Week 12

Big Ten Schedule, Game Previews, Predictions for Week 12: Michigan State at Ohio State, Purdue vs Northwestern, Rutgers at Penn State, Illinois at Iowa, Michigan at Maryland, Nebraska at Wisconsin, Minnesota at Indiana

Big Ten college football predictions, schedule, game previews, lines, how to watch, and TV listings for Week 11 of the season.


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Big Ten Results So Far
SU: 68-24, ATS: 62-30, Point Total: 56-35-1

Week 12 College Football Schedule, Predictions, Game Previews

Saturday, November 20

Michigan State at Ohio State

12:00, ABC
Line: Ohio State -19, o/u: 67

Purdue vs Northwestern (in Wrigley Field)

12:00, BTN
Line: Purdue -11, o/u: 47.5

Rutgers at Penn State

12:00, BTN
Line: Penn State -17.5, o/u: 47

Illinois at Iowa

2:00, FS1
Line: Iowa -12, o/u: 38.5

Michigan at Maryland

3:30, BTN
Line: Michigan -15, o/u: 56.5

Nebraska at Wisconsin

3:30, ABC
Line: Wisconsin -9.5, o/u: 42

Minnesota at Indiana

3:30, BTN
Line: Minnesota -7, o/u: 43.5

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Nebraska vs Wisconsin Prediction, Game Preview

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Nebraska vs Wisconsin prediction, game preview, how to watch: Saturday, November 20


Nebraska vs Wisconsin How To Watch

Date: Saturday, November 20
Game Time: 3:30 ET
Venue: Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, WI
How To Watch: ABC
Record: Nebraska (3-7), Wisconsin (7-3)
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Why Nebraska Will Win

It’s a rested team with absolutely no pressure to deal with.

The coaching situation is settled for now – Scott Frost is getting another year, at least – and there’s no bowl game to play for … maybe. That’s a whole conversation for a different day if the Huskers can get to 5-7, but nah, there’s no bowl game to play for.

It’s job now is to play the role of spoiler.

It might be yet another lost year for the Nebraska program, but it’s not playing all that poorly. All of the losses in the run of six in the last seven games were relatively close, and all seven losses on the year were by nine points or fewer.

Now it’s rested after the Ohio State game, the offense has to figure out that the way to beat the Wisconsin D is with the deep shot – Nebraska leads the Big Ten in yards per completion – and the defense has to get the Badgers to third down.

The Wisconsin passing game doesn’t work, but …

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Why Wisconsin Will Win

The Badger defense continues to be the best in the country at a historic level.

Allowing only 216 yards per game, Wisconsin is walking in 2011 Alabama territory when it comes to the best defenses of the last 20 years. It starts with a linebacking corps that’s playing among the best in America and should swarm all over Adrian Martinez and anything the Nebraska offense tries to do on the ground.

Offensively, it’s the Braelon Allen show. The 17-year-old true freshman has rumbled for over seven yards per carry with six straight 100-yard days over the winning streak.

There needs to be a pitch count – the Badgers are way too thin at running back with Chez Mellusi out – but he’s been slippery, tough, and it’s all working behind an offensive line that’s in a lather.

However …

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What’s Going To Happen

The Nebraska run defense has been solid.

It allowed over 200 yards to Michigan, and that’s been about it. Oklahoma and Minnesota were able to run relatively well, but not enough to pull away and take over the respective games.

Nebraska will force Graham Mertz and the Badgers to start throwing a little bit. The passing attack hasn’t been hidden – it wasn’t bad against Rutgers and Northwestern – but it only works if the running game is rumbling.

Nebraska will manage to keep this close, it’ll have its chances to take over and pull off something special, and then …

It won’t.

On brand, the Huskers will have that one ill-timed penalty, turnover, or other gaffe to just miss out on the win … again.

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Nebraska vs Wisconsin Prediction, Lines

Wisconsin 27, Nebraska 16
Line: Wisconsin -9.5, o/u: 42
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2

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10 Best College Football Predictions Against The Spread: Week 11. Going West

What are the 10 best college football predictions against the spread? This week we go West for some of the more interesting predictions of the week.

What college football games appear to be the best bets and the best picks against the spread going into Week 11? This week we go West for some of the more interesting predictions of the week.


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Results So Far ATS: 62-48-1

After a rocky run it’s time for a road trip to shake things up a bit.

This week we go west for most of the 10 best predictions against the spread. There’s a reason for this – there are a TON of good-looking matchups – Nevada shouldn’t be an underdog against San Diego State and Utah State will probably beat San Jose State outright.

But first come the tried and true foundation selections.

While the picks have been up-and-down over the last few weeks – fewer games to choose from and less big spreads to exploit like there are in September – the overall record is still solid because of four core beliefs.

If you’ve been with the program, you know by now that …

1. Always go over on a point total in the mid-30s. Too many things can go right, unless it’s Army-Air Force, which once again proved to defy all laws of logic and reason.

2. Always go under on a point total in the mid-70s. Too many things can go wrong, like a torrential downpour late in the Pitt-North Carolina game.

3. Always take the underdog if it’s getting 45 points or more. Games can be blowouts without being brutal.

Over the long haul, if you stick with those three principles you should be okay – as long as you’re using good judgment, like going over on the Wednesday night Central Michigan-Kent State insanity.

Two of the three are foundations are represented this week, and there’s a fourth tried and true belief that – if you’ve been with this all year – has done you a big-time solid.

We kickoff our trip out west by making a stop at the fourth core belief for 2021. You ALWAYS go against …

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10. Kansas at Texas

LINE Texas -31
ATS PICK Texas

Full disclosure – I wouldn’t come near this if it didn’t involve Kansas, but as the man said, you dance with the one that brung ya.

Oklahoma couldn’t get the job done against Kansas against the spread a few weeks ago, but that’s been it. 1-8 ATS – including not covering the +24 in a 35-10 loss to Kansas State last week – to continue an epic heater of a run going back to the beginning of last year.

Texas is a mess.

It completely lost its stuff ever since that fourth down run by Caleb Williams halfway through the loss to Oklahoma. However, as bad as things look, the five teams Texas has lost to – at Arkansas, Oklahoma (in Dallas), Oklahoma State, at Baylor, at Iowa State) are all terrific.

How many times as Kansas lost by more than 31? Three in the last seven games.

Whatever. It’s Kansas, there’s a spread, and we stay on the ride until it stops for good.

So that’s one of the staples. Another foundation pick …

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9. New Mexico State at Alabama

LINE Alabama -51.5
ATS PICK New Mexico State

Besides the gimmicky aspect of always taking the underdogs with a point spread this high, this actually isn’t a bad call.

Of course New Mexico State will get annihilated – it lost 62-10 to Bama back in early 2019, hence the number – but this version can actually score a little bit.

No, it’s not going to keep up, but all you’re looking for are 10-to-14 points, and the Aggies can do that.

Mercer got 14 on this Tide team back in September. Southern Miss got rolled 63-14. Neither one of those games pushed past the 51.5, and New Mexico State is better.

As always with these picks, think of it this way – you’re walking into the stadium up 51-0. It can be a total wipeout – like 63-14 – and you’re fine.

Keeping with the weekly foundations, the over.

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8. Minnesota at Iowa

LINE 37 Point Total
ATS PICK Over

Last week in the exact same spot I said the exact same thing.

Too many things can go right with a low 37 point total, like one team can get the job done all by itself.

Last week here at the 8: Wisconsin 52, Rutgers 3.

Minnesota scored 41 against Northwestern. Before that it scored 34 against Maryland and put up 31 on Nebraska on the way to hitting the 30-point mark six times so far.

The problem is Iowa.

This team just doesn’t score. Something is wrong if you’re beating Northwestern 17-12, and yes, I demanded you go over on the low point total against Wisconsin. Both teams sort of decided they were done early in the fourth of a 27-7 Badger win.

It’s a point total of 37, and it’ll probably drop.

Before going west, two ACC games.

NEXT: College Football Pick Against The Spread No. 7: Notre Dame at Virginia

Big Ten Predictions, Schedule, Game Previews, Lines, TV: Week 11

Big Ten Schedule, Game Previews, Predictions for Week 11: Michigan at Penn State, Minnesota at Iowa, Northwestern at Wisconsin, Rutgers at Indiana, Purdue at Ohio State, Maryland at Michigan State, Michigan at Penn State

Big Ten college football predictions, schedule, game previews, lines, how to watch, and TV listings for Week 11 of the season.


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SU: 64-22, ATS: 57-29, Point Total: 53-32-1

Week 11 College Football Schedule, Predictions, Game Previews

Saturday, November 13

Michigan at Penn State

12:00, ABC
Line: PICK, o/u: 48.5

Minnesota at Iowa

12:00, BTN
Line: Iowa -5.5, o/u: 37

Northwestern at Wisconsin

12:00, ESPN2
Line: Wisconsin -25, o/u: 41

Rutgers at Indiana

12:00, BTN
Line: Indiana -7, o/u: 42

Purdue at Ohio State

3:30, ABC
Line: Ohio State -20, o/u: 62

Maryland at Michigan State

4:00, FOX
Line: Michigan State -13, o/u: 62

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