SportsTalkATL Staff’s College Football Gambling Locks: Week 7

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Our College Football Gambling picks are back for Week 7, and all of our writers have done pretty well through the first half of the season.

Chase Irle’s Locks

Season Record (20-16)

Ole Miss (-2.5) at Tennessee

Tennessee is back? This is also a perfect opportunity for a letdown game for Ole Miss. However, I don’t imagine they’ll be sleeping on the Vols after what Tennesee has done over the past few weeks. I still think Ole Miss is the superior team, and they have much more at stake. I like them to win this one, but I do expect it to be close.

Oklahoma (-13.5) vs. TCU

I’ve bet against Oklahoma profusely this season, but I’ll take them here. The Caleb Williams era has begun. Because of that, I like them to smash the Horned Frogs at home.

Georgia (-22.5) vs. Kentucky

Ya’ll saw what Georgia did to another overachiever at home in Arkansas, right? Expect more of the same in this one. Dawgs roll.

Syracuse (+14) vs. Clemson

Can’t see why Clemson is favored by two touchdowns against anyone. Syracuse has played pretty well this year, and this is a night game at home. I like the Orange.

Larsen Griffeth’s Picks

Season Record (11-6)

I’m loving my Week 7 college football picks; let’s get into it.

LSU +11.5 vs Florida

Maybe this pick makes no sense. LSU is in absolute turmoil, but 11.5 is a lot of points in a rivalry game in Baton Rouge. With all the public backing the Gators, I’ll take the Tigers.

Indiana +5 vs Michigan State

I’m going to keep fading Michigan State, even though it hasn’t worked a lot for me so far. This just seems like a tricky spot. Early kickoff against a team that hasn’t had a great season so far. Indiana will by hyped up, but will Mel Tucker’s Spartans be?

Minnesota +4.5 vs Nebraska

Oh, hey, Nebraska is back! They’re good again, right? No. It’s an overreaction week, and that’s why almost all the public is backing the Huskers this weekend. Other than a horrible upset loss against Bowling Green, Minnesota has quietly been doing well this year. They’re at home and off a bye week, I like the Gophers to beat Nebraska outright.

Eastern Michigan +1.5 vs Miami (Ohio)

I’ll go off the radar here. Ball State got off to a tough start but has since turned it around behind veteran quarterback Drew Plitt. But I’m gonna roll with EMU at home where they are undefeated. They also have the defense to slow down the Cardinals. EMU wins outright.

Mississippi State +17.5 vs. Alabama 

The classic reaction is to assume Alabama comes out and kills everyone from here on out…but maybe that’s what Vegas wants you to think. The Tide are one of the most publicly bet teams this weekend, but the experts are all over Mike Leach’s home Bulldogs. I’m gonna ride with it. It might be gross, but just close your eyes and wait for it to be over. I don’t know how, but Miss State covers.

Army @ Wisconsin, under 40

Hmmm…a triple option team vs. a team that can’t score points. Yeah, I’ll take the under. This game may be over in less than two hours with all of the running and draining clock. First one to 17 wins.

Auburn @ Arkansas, under 54.5

This one is more of a feel. Two teams that are kinda sliding right now, and I expect this game to be a grind. I’m not one for score predictions, but I keep seeing a 24-20 game.

Jake Gordon’s Locks

Season Record (23-17)

Texas A&M (-9) at Mizzou

Mizzou has been one of the worst teams in football — a staggering 0-6 against the spread. This is an obvious trap game following the Aggies massive upset of the Tide, but I’m taking the cheese.

Arkansas vs. Auburn (+4.5)

Bo Nix on the road isn’t the same guy, and I still believe in Arkansas under Sam Pittman, but I think Auburn is about to get hot and make the Iron Bowl interesting.

Minnesota (+2.5 1H) v. Nebraska

Minnesota is coming off of a BYE and they’re at home. I think they can keep it close for the first half at least.

Tennessee (+2.5) vs. Ole Miss

Will I regret betting on Tennessee? Yes. Am I still going to do it? Yes.

Army @ Wisconsin, u40

I guess I’m just addicted to rat lines this week.

Alex Lord’s Locks

Season Record (14-17)

Bama vs. Miss State o57.5

I expect Bama to score a lot of points, but can they completely shut down Mississippi State’s offense? I don’t think so, so I’ll take the over here.

Arkansas (-4.5) vs. Auburn

I bet against Bo Nix last week, and it paid off. I’ll do it again this week as the Tigers travel to Arkansas to play in a tough environment against the Pigs.

Michigan State (-4.5) at Indiana

Michigan State has been undervalued all season. I like them to roll against Indiana.

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