coleryan Posts:12007 Followers:20
11/16/2013 10:19 AM

Georgia Bulldogs +4.0 over #9 AUBURN TIGERS

The Bulldogs are in a season from hell. They were touted as a top-5 team heading in to the year, with Heisman hopes for both quarterback Aaron Murray and running back Todd Gurley. Injuries to key offensive weapons and some defensive playmakers completely derailed the year. At 1-7-1 ATS, the NCAAF betting community has turned their backs on the shameful Georgia Bulldogs.

The exact opposite has happened to the surging Auburn Tigers, who have steamrolled the country in the past two months with a 6-0 SU and ATS record to show for their efforts. They are as attractive as any other team in the SEC right now, but they’re also running in to a Georgia team that is likely playing at full strength yet again.

This is the first time Georgia will be slated as an underdog all year in NCAAF betting, so take that as you will. But the Bulldogs hardly ever lay down in a big time statement game. Despite their injury woes, the Bulldogs have only been blown out by Missouri all season. Against Auburn, who has been beating up on unranked teams all year, and were walloped by LSU in late September, this is a massive test. They might receiving a passing grade, but no matter what Georgia will make them earn it. This game will be decided by a lone field goal or Georgia runs them out of the building. It’s one or the other, and both scenarios favour Georgia.

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coleryan Posts:12007 Followers:20
11/16/2013 10:19 AM

Iowa State Cyclones at Oklahoma Sooners (-24, 50)

Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads said he would evaluate everything about his offense - ranked 113th out of 123 FBS teams in yardage - after the season. Freshman quarterback Grant Rohach will make his second straight start but Rhoads wouldn't say if quarterback Sam Richardson (thumb) would be used in running plays like in last week's 21-17 loss to Texas Christian.

Brennan Clay (557 yards, three touchdowns) and Damien Williams (425 yards, five scores) lead the ground game and Oklahoma is 60-1 under head coach Bob Stoops when rushing for more than 200 yards. Freshman linebacker Dominique Alexander has two double-digit tackling performances - including 11 tackles and a sack for a safety against Baylor - in four games since replacing injured Corey Nelson.

LINE: Oklahoma is a 24-point fave, a slight dip from its 24.5-point open. The total is set at 50.
WEATHER: Temperatures will be in the high-60s with a 24 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms.
TRENDS:

* Cyclones are 1-6-1 ATS in their last eight games vs. teams with winning records.
* Sooners are 14-3 ATS in their last 17 games after scoring fewer than 20 points in their previous outing.
* Under is 4-1 in the last five meetings.

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coleryan Posts:12007 Followers:20
11/16/2013 10:20 AM

Kentucky is 14-0 ATS (7.0 ppg) since October 16, 2004 when they failed to cover by 13+ in their last game which they
scored in and were not undefeated for.

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coleryan Posts:12007 Followers:20
11/16/2013 10:22 AM


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coleryan Posts:12007 Followers:20
11/16/2013 10:23 AM


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coleryan Posts:12007 Followers:20
11/16/2013 10:23 AM

No. 25 Georgia Bulldogs at No. 7 Auburn Tigers
Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET


Last year the Bulldogs got a 38-0 win over the Tigers, posting their largest shutout in the series since 1946. If you go back to 2011's 45-7 win, Georgia has actually scored 76 unanswered points in the series.

That trend is unlikely to continue here as the Tigers could make a case for most improved team in the country this year under new head coach Gus Malzahn. It starts on the offensive side of the ball with the SEC's top rushing attack, which averages 320 yards per game. Last week quarterback Nick Marshall had 214 rushing yards in the win over Tennessee, while running back Tre Mason already has 1,038 yards and 16 touchdowns on the year. The defense has been making strides, but in the last two weeks they have allowed 200-plus yards on the ground to both Arkansas and Tennessee. The return game has been dynamic, as last week the Tigers averaged an NCAA-record 44.9 yards on seven punt and kick returns.

Just one month ago, it was the Bulldogs who had SEC championship aspirations, but they could not overcome a slew of injuries on both sides of the ball that played a part in back-to-back losses to Missouri and Vanderbilt. They are starting to get healthier, which includes getting back RB Todd Gurley, who has 274 combined rushing and receiving yards in the last two games. Quarterback Aaron Murray now owns nearly every SEC career passing record, and the inexperienced defense is starting to mature, averaging 3.5 sacks per game in their last six contests.

While the young Tigers have handled themselves well as favorites these past couple of weeks in wins over Arkansas and Tennessee, I fully expect a confident and proud Bulldogs team that has easily dispatched the Tigers in each of the last two years to give them everything they can handle, as this one goes down to the wire.

Pick: Auburn 35, Georgia 34

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coleryan Posts:12007 Followers:20
11/16/2013 10:23 AM

Alabama Crimson Tide at Mississippi State Bulldogs - Open: -24.5, Move: -23

Clearly, the No. 1 team in the nation is rolling as Alabama is coming off a big victory over LSU. They have a massive game versus Auburn upcoming, but first, must not look past Mississippi State.

"The Bulldogs have been owned by 'Bama in their last five meetings, and this week shouldn’t be any different," predicts Black. "However, it's often tough for teams to stay playing at a high level when the have come off a big win. The line move is more down to MSU QB Dak Prescott being upgraded, and considered sharp money seems to respect the way they finished against the Aggies last week. But overall, the action is all about 'Bama by a 5-to-1 clip ATS."

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coleryan Posts:12007 Followers:20
11/16/2013 10:23 AM

The Under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings between Iowa State and Oklahoma. Saturday's total currently 48.5.

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coleryan Posts:12007 Followers:20
11/16/2013 10:28 AM


COLLEGE FOOTBALL BLITZ BIG 5 PICKS!

1) Maryland +16
2) Georgia +3


This will be the best run defense that the Tigers have faced..Georgia wins outright

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coleryan Posts:12007 Followers:20
11/16/2013 10:28 AM

Central Florida Knights at Temple Owls (+16.5, 56.5)

UCF's Blake Bortles, ranked 10th in passing efficiency (164.1) among FBS quarterbacks, followed up a career-high four touchdown performance over Connecticut with his second-lowest yardage total of the season (210) against Houston, throwing a pick and failing to find the end zone. Wide receiver Breshad Perriman is expected to play against Temple after passing baseline testing following a concussion against the Cougars.

P.J. Walker has helped the Owls revive their offense since taking over as their starting quarterback. Temple, which averaged 15.8 points through its first five games, has seen that figure nearly double to 30.5 in Walker's four starts, with the freshman amassing 1,094 yards on 80-of-128 passing and 11 touchdowns. Linebacker Tyler Matakevich leads all AAC tacklers with 113 on the season.

LINE: Central Florida has held steady as a 16.5-point fave with the total up from 55 to 56.5.
WEATHER: Temperatures will be in the high-50s with partly cloudy skies.
TRENDS:

* Knights are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games on grass.
* Owls are 4-0 ATS in their last four conference games.
* Under is 4-1-1 in Temple's last six home games.

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