We head into the second half of the season and off the top, the majority of action looks a little dull. However, there games that will have a tremendous impact if you are betting college football.
For example, we immediately went to BetonLine, an industry leader in having the first offshore lines as well as fantastic bonuses and began studying the college football odds in Texas A&M at Alabama, key ACC contests and possible trouble spots for unbeatens.
Please take a look at our early look-ins and what possible direction to consider for college football picks.
Alabama opened as -16.5 point home favorites against the Aggies. There are coaches in the SEC who think this might be Nick Saban’s most talented and complete team across the board, which is mind-boggling. The truth is if the Tide play their best, they win and cover.
However, QB Trevor Knight is mature, played in a lot of big games and is capable of brilliance. If he make big plays to excellent receivers and first downs with his feet, he gives Texas A&M a chance. Defensively, the Aggies have athletes and DC John Chavis has given Bama fits before. Should be fascinating!
We start on Thursday night with Miami at Virginia Tech. The loser is essentially done in the Coastal Division. Both teams are coming off dreary showings, with Hurricanes still lamenting Florida State loss and Hokies off North Carolina upset and having this game on deck and taking Syracuse lightly. Virginia Tech is 4.5-point home favorite and whichever offense finds itself is your winner.
Virginia ended up being manhandled by Pittsburgh and North Carolina could do the same to the Cavaliers, just with more speed and big play capabilities. The Tar Heels are 10-point road favorites at all sportsbooks checked and watch for total, because if it is 65 or higher, North Carolina is built to play in those kinds of games.
N.C. State had Clemson beat and if Louisville plays like they did against Duke, the Wolfpack can still earn that big conference upset. The Cardinals are -18 at home and better be prepared to get whacked because N.C. State defense will knock your mouth guard loose.
Boise State might be 6-0, but are hardly impressively at 2-4 and in comes BYU, who plays everyone tough with physical style and never quitting. Not sure I would want to give 7.5-points to these Cougars even on the blue turf.