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ML: TOR (-115) Total: 8½
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11/09/2013 10:30 AM
Kansas Jayhawks at Oklahoma State Cowboys (-31, 53.5)

No. 11 Oklahoma State knows it can't overlook visiting Kansas on Saturday, even though the Jayhawks enter with a five-game losing streak and haven't won a Big 12 Conference game since 2010. Kansas quarterback Jake Heaps needs 84 passing yards to reach 5,000 for his career and could have receivers Tony Pierson (concussion), Rodriguez Coleman (leg), Josh Ford (concussion) and Andrew Turzilli (ankle) back this week.

First-year defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer has the Cowboys ranked in the top 20 in several categories, including third-down defense (ninth, 30.2 percent), red-zone defense (14th, 71.4 percent) and rushing defense (18th, 122.9 yards per game). The Cowboys, who have created at least one turnover in 16 straight games, are tied for fifth nationally with a plus-10 turnover margin.

LINE: Oklahoma State is a 31-point favorite after opening at -30.5. The total has held steady at 53.5.
WEATHER: Temperatures will be in the mid-60s with wind blowing across the length of the field at 5 mph.
TRENDS:

* Jayhawks are 2-7 ATS in their last nine games on fieldturf.
* Cowboys are 8-1 ATS in their last nine home games.
* Kansas is 2-8 ATS in the last 10 head-to-head meetings.

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11/09/2013 10:31 AM
One of the interesting things about LSU's offense is that its passing game goes predominantly through two players, wideouts Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry. And while conventional wisdom might suggest that accounting for only two players shouldn't be all that difficult, defending the Tigers is complicated by the fact that these two receivers play very similar roles. Many offenses have a deep threat who is complemented by a possession receiver. In the LSU offense, both wideouts make big plays. Beckham ranks second in the FBS with 24 receptions for 20 yards or more; Landry ranks fifth with 16.

All of this, in a nutshell, means that LSU's chance to beat Alabama rests on the right arm of quarterback Zach Mettenberger. And against the Tide defense, it usually does come down to the quarterback, because Bama does as good a job as any team in the nation of limiting the production of opposing running backs.

Since the 2008 season, Alabama has allowed only four opposing running backs to rush for 100 yards in a game … and the Tide still won all four of those games. Over that same span, however, seven quarterbacks have posted a single-game Total QBR of 60 (on a 0-to-100 scale) or better against Alabama, and the Tide are just 2-5 in those games. One of the two escapes came last year against LSU, when Mettenberger had a QBR of 79 but led his team to only 17 points, allowing Bama to come from behind and win in the final minute.

These numbers indicate that LSU has the offensive personnel needed to challenge the Alabama defense, but it still will be up to Mettenberger & Co. to capitalize with touchdowns when they have opportunities. How many points they'll need to pull off the upset depends on how close to 21 the Tigers' inconsistent defense is able to hold the Crimson Tide.
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11/09/2013 10:32 AM
When Wake Forest team played as a 10.0 or more Underdog - During the month of November - During Week 8 to 12; UNDER is 12-2-0
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11/09/2013 10:40 AM
- Iowa’s four losses have been to teams with a combined 32-3 record (Northern Illinois (9-0), Michigan State (8-1), Ohio State (9-0) Wisconsin (6-2). Hawkeyes are 14.5-point faves at 1-7 Purdue.
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11/09/2013 10:40 AM
Arizona State Sun Devils at Utah Utes (+6.5, 63.5)

No. 24 Arizona State visits Utah for a Pac-12 Conference matchup on Saturday. The Sun Devils have defeated the Utes by a lopsided margin in each of the last two meetings, with the most recent occurring in Tempe. Taylor Kelly passed for 326 yards and three scores in last season's meeting as the Sun Devils scored 37 points on the Utes with 512 yards of total offense.

Coming off a 55-21 blowout of Washington State, the Sun Devils own a one-game lead in the Pac-12 South, and a win against Utah will only get them closer to a spot in the conference championship. The Utes are no strangers to upsets, having done just that to then-No. 5 Stanford earlier this season, but the offense potentially could be without Travis Wilson. The standout quarterback suffered a sprained finger late in the first half against Arizona.

LINE: ASU opened -7 and is now -6.5. The total opened 64.5 and is down to 63.5.
WEATHER: Temperatures will be in the high-50s and wind blowing diagonally out of the SW at 6 mph.
TRENDS:

* Sun Devils are 4-0 ATS in their last four games following a bye week.
* Utes are 14-6 ATS in their last 20 games following an SU loss.
* Over is 18-4 in Arizona State's last 22 games following an ATS win.
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11/09/2013 10:41 AM
UCLA Bruins at Arizona Wildcats – Open: Pick, Move +2

This Pac-12 battle was bumped off a pick’em by early money on the Bruins. Some books are dealing Arizona as a slight home favorite but those spread are moving with more money on UCLA.

“A sharp play came on Sunday on the Bruins pick 'em, so moved to UCLA -1.5,” says Perry. “Heavy majority of the early public money was on the Bruins, so moved to UCLA -2. About 73 percent of the money is on the Bruins.”
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11/09/2013 10:41 AM
Mississippi St at +19 now vs Texas A&M defense? Miss St did lost 34-16 last week @ S. Carolina, but they were -5 in turnovers & +78 in yds.
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