College football is usually the day when the bettor has the advantage over the sportsbooks. As we approach the halfway mark in college football that does not appear to be the case. A UCLA Bruins team went into Texas and knocked out a top ten ranked Texas team.
Then that same team Texas Longhorns team that dropped far in the rankings went into the Nebraska Cornhuskers home stadium and beat the top five ranked Huskers in impressive fashion. The following five games are the best bets on a full schedule of football for Saturday October 23rd.
North Carolina Tar Heels vs Miami Hurricanes -6.5
North Carolina’s defense is still their strong suit even with all the suspensions early in the year. The key factor in this game is Jacory Harris. Which Jacory Harris will show up for this critical game? With a hard pressing defense it will get an already shaky Harris off his game. The North Carolina Tar Heels are 5-1 against the spread and the Miami Hurricanes are 3-3 although both teams are 4-2 straight up. Take North Carolina +6.5 points over Miami Hurricanes.
Ohio Bobcats -3 vs Miami RedHawks
The Ohio Bobcats take on their in state and MAC conference rivals the Miami RedHawks. These conference games can be tough to call but this one has a few wrinkles. The Miami RedHawks have the edge at quarterback and the rushing game. Zac Dysert is the key to the Miami RedHawks success and if he stays healthy they should be able to defeat the Ohio Bobcats. Take the home team Miami RedHawks +3 over the Ohio Bobcats.
Oklahoma Sooners -6.5 vs Missouri Tigers
The Missouri Tigers enter this game after a few tough losses but they are second in the nation is points allowed. The Missouri Tigers have only allowed 10.83 points per game. The Oklahoma Sooners are only 3-3 against the spread and the Tigers are 4-2. This is a critical game for the Tigers since a loss will kill their season and the Oklahoma Sooners are basking in their number one ranking in the BCS standings. Take the Missouri Tigers +6.5 points at home against the Oklahoma Sooners.
Nebraska Cornhuskers -6 vs Oklahoma State Cowboys
Taylor Martinez, the Nebraska Cornhuskers starting QB, was pulled in last weeks loss to the Texas Longhorns and now Bo Pellini tells ESPN that he made a mistake and as a growing coach he learned from it. In this game Pellini will start Martinez as the Huskers travel to play the Oklahoma State Cowboys. Oklahoma State is ranked No. 17 as they face the Cornhuskers who are No. 14. Oklahoma State has won three of the last four meetings and are 6-0 and 5-1 against the spread. Take the Oklahoma State Cowboys +6.5 points over the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
LSU Tigers vs Auburn Tigers -6.5
Les Miles undefeated streak will come to a brutal end in this road game against the Auburn Tigers. This battle of the Tigers will come down to the best player on the field. The best player is Auburn’s Cam Newton. Newton is a man among boys and this will be his official coming out party. Take the Auburn Tigers -6.5 points over the LSU Tigers.
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