Chase Irle’s Locks
I went 2-2 last week. I was stunned by Texas A&M’s performance, but I still don’t think very highly of them overall. Their win was more of a testament to just how bad Florida’s defense is. Florida State was able to squeak out a cover over the Irish; however, Georgia and the Alabama/Ole miss offenses had my back as I attempt to recover from my 0-6 start and get back to .500 on the season.
Georgia (+6) at Alabama
Perhaps Alabama will prove me wrong, but I was pretty shocked when I saw Georgia open up as +7.5 dogs against the Crimson Tide. The line has now dropped to six, and I expect it to continue to drop as we get closer to game time, so jump on it now. Frankly, I don’t think Alabama’s defense is worth their weight. Georgia should have plenty of success moving the ball through the air and on the ground. Mac Jones and the offense will provide a test the Bulldogs defense has yet to see, so I still give them a slight edge playing at home, but six points is too much. Take the Dawgs.
Georgia at Alabama (over 56.5)
I don’t think anybody in the country can hold Alabama under 28 points. Even as good as Georgia’s defense is, Mac Jones, Najee Harris, and those receivers will score. On the flip side, as I said above, Alabama’s defense is not good. Both teams should reach the 30s in this one.
BYU (-3) at Houston
Friday night road games can be scary; however, I’m all-in on BYU this season. They are a good football team, and they should be hungry after a piss-poor performance against UTSA last week.
Auburn at South Carolina (Over 51)
South Carolina has a good offense, and as we’ve seen so far this season, noon games are producing a ton of points. I also think Auburn’s offense finally gets going, and this game goes well over the total of 51.
Boston College (+12) at Virginia Tech
Boston College has become one of those teams that I bet on every week. They are extremely undervalued; however, I’m a bit worried that the public is beginning to catch on because they are mostly taking the points and the Golden Eagles this week against Virginia Tech. Still, I’m riding with them because this is a let-down spot for the Hokies, who I do not think are that good to begin with, and Boston College is getting 12 points.
Season Record (8-10)
Jake Gordon’s Locks
I went a smooth 3-1 last week. My love for the first-half line finally bit me, as UGA covered easily in the 2nd half. However, I really love the board this week.
Georgia v Alabama (o56.5)
Is this a misprint? Georgia probably has the best defense in the country, and Alabama has one of the worst in the SEC (2020, right?). No Nick Saban + the Sark show cooking up plays — I think these teams blow by 56.5
BYU (-3) v Houston
I’m with Chase; BYU has been on the right end of some big blowouts this year. I’m riding with them here.
Clemson (-15, 1H) v Georgia Tech
I refuse to stop betting Clemson’s first-half lines. I’m 4-1 on them this season. I think Tech is improving, but not to this caliber.
Season Record (10-7)