Game 1: Boise State Broncos @ Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles– Saturday, October 6
No matter which one of several betting websites you prefer to visit on a regular basis, you probably have to give this game a closer look than you might have first anticipated. Boise State is a team that’s struggling. The Broncos did get off to a good start last weekend against lowly New Mexico, rolling up a 25-0 lead, but just when some observers thought it was safe to mark that game in the win column, the Broncos stepped off the gas pedal. In a development that had to come as a shock to legal online sports betting players, Boise State watched New Mexico score 29 of the game’s next 36 points to shave the Broncos’ lead to 32-29. New Mexico, without throwing a pass over the course of the first 27 minutes of the second half, gained enough ground to make Boise sweat. The Lobos got the ball back with roughly three minutes left in regulation with a chance to tie or win the game, but since they had to attempt a few passes in a hurry-up offense situation, they failed to score. Boise State barely held on.
Will the Broncos struggle this week against a Southern Mississippi team that very nearly upset Louisville this past Saturday? Two factors work in favor of the Broncos. First, New Mexico used a triple-option offense that flummoxed the Broncos. Southern Mississippi used a traditional offense that Boise State should be able to defend. Second, Southern Mississippi played Louisville closely in part because of a torrential downpour that barely let up during the course of a full 60-minute contest. Boise State should learn some lessons and play a more focused fourth quarter, thereby putting away USM by a considerable margin.
College Football Betting Pick: Boise State
Game 2: Arkansas Razorbacks @ Auburn Tigers – Saturday, October 6
When you pore over the numbers in an online sportsbook, it’s shocking to realize just how far the Arkansas Razorbacks have fallen. They’ve suffered a number of injuries this season. They are not playing for a permanent head coach in a settled and stable situation. Yet, it’s hard to see or understand how Arkansas could lose by 48 points to a relatively mediocre Texas A&M squad that’s likely to finish smack dab in the middle of the Southeastern Conference standings. Arkansas is simply a physically and emotionally devastated team with little backbone and no resilience. Auburn has struggled this year, but the Tigers should roll over the Razorbacks this weekend.
College Football Betting Pick: Auburn
Game 3: Virginia Tech Hokies @ North Carolina Tar Heels – Saturday, October 6
When going to 5dimes to make a college football betting play, it’s hard to comprehend why Virginia Tech could lose twice to Big East teams this season. The Hokies have some weaknesses, but losing to both Pittsburgh and Cincinnati rates as a shocking development. Virginia Tech will struggle with North Carolina, but the Hokies do seem to find their footing within the ACC.
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College Football Betting Pick: Virginia Tech