coleryan Posts:11990 Followers:20
11/30/2013 10:29 AM


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coleryan Posts:11990 Followers:20
11/30/2013 10:32 AM

Top 4 Vegas *PUBLIC PLAYS* Week #14 (Final):(10-6 YTD)

Kansas St -17.5 72% Col St -17 72% Midd Tenn St -24 71% Tulane +10 70%

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coleryan Posts:11990 Followers:20
11/30/2013 10:32 AM

No. 6 Clemson Tigers at No. 10 South Carolina Gamecocks
Saturday at 7 p.m. ET, ESPN2


The Gamecocks have owned this series with four straight wins by an average of nearly 18 points per game. Last year the Gamecocks trailed 14-10 at halftime but completely owned the second half as Jadeveon Clowney had a school-record 4½ sacks.

This year's matchup is the first time in series history that both teams come in ranked in the top 10. The Gamecocks still have a shot at playing in the SEC championship game, provided Missouri loses to Texas A&M, and while Clemson does not have any ACC championship aspirations, a win here would cement their status as a BCS at-large candidate.

The Gamecocks are a perfect 6-0 at home this year, outscoring their opponents by 20 points per game and are plus-152 yards per game. Quarterback Connor Shaw has played brilliantly, recording a 20-1 TD-to-INT ratio. On the opposite side, Tajh Boyd owns nearly every school passing mark and is No. 7 in the country in pass efficiency.

The teams are very close talent-wise; Clemson has the slight edge on offense, while South Carolina has the edge on defense. Look for this one to come down to the final possession, and while it will be closer than it has been in recent years, it is tough to go against the Gamecocks, who have consistently played one of their better games against their archrival.

Pick: South Carolina 31, Clemson 28

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coleryan Posts:11990 Followers:20
11/30/2013 10:36 AM

CFB | GEORGIA at GEORGIA TECH
Play Against - Home teams with a money line of +135 to -155 (GEORGIA TECH)
excellent rushing team - averaging 5.25 or more rushing yards/carry, after gaining 225 or more rushing yards in 2 straight games
33-12 since 1997. ( 73.3% | 0.0 units )
2-1 this year. ( 66.7% | 0.0 units )

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coleryan Posts:11990 Followers:20
11/30/2013 10:39 AM

COLLEGE FOOTBALL BLITZ BIG 5 PICKS

Never afraid to pick the big games

1) Illinois +3.5
2) UNC -5.5
3) Michigan +16


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coleryan Posts:11990 Followers:20
11/30/2013 10:39 AM

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs at UTSA Roadrunners (-16)

ATS pick: Louisiana Tech


As a program in its second year of reclassification to the FBS, 6-5 UTSA isn't eligible for a bowl game until next year. The Roadrunners would be given an exemption if the season failed to produce 70 six-win teams to fill all the bowl slots, but that's not the case this year. However, UTSA is eligible to win the Conference USA championship, and the Runners will indeed play in the title game if they defeat Louisiana Tech and Tulane upsets Rice. Tulane would win C-USA West with a win over Rice and a UTSA loss, while Rice controls its own destiny and would wrap up the division merely by beating Tulane.

So the Runners don't have postseason hopes, and the only chance to extend their season rests on double-digit underdog Tulane winning at Rice. That game kicks off a half hour before the UTSA-Louisiana Tech tilt. This will be another classic case of scoreboard-watching, and you don't want to be in a position to need UTSA to protect a large number against a backdoor cover if it becomes apparent that Rice has put Tulane away. Louisiana Tech is not a good team, and we include this game less to endorse the Bulldogs than to illustrate the general forces at work this week. So even if you find backing Tech unpalatable, the correct move is to pass, and not make the mistake of investing in the scoreboard-watching favorite.

Score: UTSA 31, Louisiana Tech 17

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coleryan Posts:11990 Followers:20
11/30/2013 10:40 AM

Minnesota Golden Gophers at Michigan State Spartans (-16, 41)

The Golden Gophers managed only four yards rushing against the Spartans last season, but David Cobb did not get a carry. The junior has emerged in 2013 with 1,010 yards and seven of his team’s 23 touchdowns on the ground, while quarterbacks Philip Nelson and Mitch Leidner have combined for 13. Leidner has not played the past two weeks while Nelson has thrown seven touchdown passes and no interceptions over the last five.

The Spartans, who play unbeaten Ohio State for the Big Ten title and a Rose Bowl bid on Dec. 7 in Indianapolis, have shut out five of their seven league opponents in the second half. Their offense has steadily improved with Cook at the helm and three receivers – Bennie Fowler, Tony Lippett and Macgarrett Kings Jr. – making at least 30 catches.

LINE: Michigan State is currently a 16-point fave, with the total steady at 41.
WEATHER: Temperatures will be in the low-30s with wind blowing across the length of the field at 9 mph.
TRENDS:

* Golden Gophers are 13-3 ATS in their last 16 November games.
* Spartans are 4-0 ATS in their last four conference games.
* Underdog is 10-2 ATS in the last 12 meetings.

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coleryan Posts:11990 Followers:20
11/30/2013 10:46 AM

South Carolina Gamecocks have held their opponents to 10 points less a game than they are accustomed to scoring

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coleryan Posts:11990 Followers:20
11/30/2013 10:48 AM

COLLEGE FOOTBALL BLITZ BIG 5 PICKS

Never afraid to pick the big games

1) Illinois +3.5
2) UNC -5.5
3) Michigan +16
4) Georgia Tech +3


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coleryan Posts:11990 Followers:20
11/30/2013 10:49 AM

Duke Blue Devils at North Carolina Tar Heels (-6, 60.5)

Blue Devils quarterback Anthony Boone is clicking again again after missing three games with a broken collarbone. He was less-than-spectacular upon his return, putting Brandon Connette back in the picture in a platoon role, but Boone took most of the snaps Saturday, throwing for 256 yards and three touchdowns with no turnovers or sacks.

North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron has pieced together a strong junior season, leading the team with 50 catches for 774 yards and three touchdowns. Things have gone so well for Ebron that he has decided to enter the NFL Draft next year and forego his final year of eligibility. His best game came against then-unbeaten Miami last month, when he grabbed eight passes for 199 yards and a 71-yard touchdown in the 27-23 loss.

LINE: North Carolina opened -5.5 but is up to -6. The total is set at 60.5.
WEATHER: Temperatures will be in the mid-40s with wind blowing diagonally out of the NE at 5 mph.
TRENDS:

* Blue Devils are 6-0 ATS in their last six conference games.
* Tar Heels are 6-0 ATS in their last six games on grass.
* Home team is 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings.

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