It's week seven in college football, not sure where the time has gone but it's been a fun run so far. Last week we tried something different and while LSU didn't come through Syracuse, Arkansas and Nebraska all had opportunities to win outright. That's I want to reiterate that this week, finding outright dogs is tough, but it is my main objective. Quick reminder on how to bet these games. All three games I really like against the spread. For example: If you're a $100 bettor, you'd bet $110 on each to cover their respective numbers. You'd then put $10 on each money line and $10 on the parlay. Easy enough?
Oklahoma St +5/ML
I'm late AF to this party. The line has come down a point and a half, but I can't help myself in knowing the Cowboys can go into Austin and win this game. Gundy with two weeks to prepare... look for Texas to lose that Oklahoma game twice. They won't be able to run all over this rush defense.
Has their been a more disappointing team this season than the Canes? I mean outside of Clemson. And dare I say Tyler Van Dyke is better than D'Erik King? Outside of that I don't have a lot of positives to say about this team other than they've won three of their last four as road underdog under Manny Diaz who's seat is on fire. Surely his team can get up for a road game in North Carolina for the man. Bottom line I'm more or less betting against fraudulent Tar Heels team once again. With them headed into a bye week, they just need to escape with a win right? I don't think so.
And for the big dog of the week. Purdue +11.5/ML
What do the Iowa Hawkeyes do well? Stop the run, well Purdue throws on 60+% of their downs. If the Boilermakers can take Iowa out of their defensive comfort zone this game will be a lot closer than the spread suggests. Low total here makes points at a premium. Jeff Brohm has been a profitable underdog for me over the years. The number two team in the country is on upset alert.
A parlay of all three money lines pays $4076 on a $100 bet.