Georgia Bulldogs and Oregon Ducks Headline Nice Slate of NCAA Football Game
By Charles Jay
In approaching this week’s NCAA football picks, we have to keep very much in mind that there are some teams jockeying around for the opportunity to get into the College Football Playoff. BetAnySports customers already know that a team like the Oregon Ducks can punch their ticket into the playoff if they can remain unbeaten through the Pac 12 title game.
But out west, truly anything can happen. No one has a stroll in the park at this point.
NCAA Football Picks — Washington State Cougars at Oregon Ducks, 10:30 PM ET
Football Odds: Oregon -13.5 / Total 57.5
Oregon is currently #3 in the College Football Playoff Rankings, even with a loss, on the strength of a victory over Ohio State, which took place in the second game of the year. But we don’t want you to confuse these Ducks with the guys who used to bludgeon people on a regular basis under Chip Kelly. These Ducks have topped 50 points only once, against the erratic Colorado Buffaloes.
And frankly, we’re not so sure they put away this Wazzu crew all that easily. And by the way, don’t confuse these guys too much with the Cougars who threw the ball almost exclusively under Mike Leach. This year’s edition runs the ball behind Max Borghi (571 yards, 8 TD’s). And Jayden De Laura has taken the QB position in hand (17 TD’s, 7 TD’s), as Jarrett Guarantano, the Tennessee transfer, faltered.
What’s more, WSU seems to have circled the wagons after the firing of coach Nick Rolovich and four of his assistants who would not take the COVID vaccine. All told, they have covered six straight games, and come off a bye week. They also have nice history in the series, with a 10-1 ATS mark over the last eleven encounters. And Oregon is routinely overpriced in Eugene, as evidenced by their 0-5 ATS home record. Taking the points with WASHINGTON STATE.
NCAA Football Picks — Air Force Falcons at Colorado State Rams, 7 PM ET
BetAnySports College Football Odds: Air Force -2.5 (-115) / Total 45
Well, here’s one of those “fits like a glove….NOT” matchups, as Colorado State leads the nation in sacks per game, and even though Air Force has shown more ability this season to throw the ball, they are landlocked for the most part, putting it in the air 15.5% of the time (only Army has done it with less frequency).
And of course, the Falcons are very proficient with their ground attack, clocking in at 294 yards a game against FBS opposition.
Naturally there are some concerns, namely that they may be a little deflated after blowing an opportunity to win the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy last week in an overtime loss to the guys from West Point.
And the Rams, coached by Steve Addazio, known for hard-nosed defenses at Boston College, have done a damn good job against the run (allowing 3.2 yards per carry). Facing the option, however, can be a somewhat different story.
And Air Force QB Hazziq Daniels actually threw it 22 times against the Cadets last week. Maybe he balances it out enough to bring AIR FORCE the win and cover. Note that the visitor has covered the last four meetings.
NCAA Football Picks — Georgia Bulldogs at Tennessee Volunteers, 3:30PM ET
Football Betting Lines: Georgia -19.5 / Total 56
While the Tennessee offense is touted as something that is fast-paced and high-tech (or whatever description you want to use), you may want to keep in mind that Georgia, which is lauded for its defense, is averaging more yards per play on offense (fourth in the nation at 6.9, in fact) and that quarterback Stetson Bennett has averaged 11.8 yards per pass attempt, which is an improvement of almost four yards over JT Daniels, who was supposed to be the Heisman Trophy candidate. See – we told you so.
And the Volunteers’ defense does not appear to be a real good match here, because they have folded against better opponents. Tennessee has played five opponents who have been ranked at one point, and they’ve given up 40 ppg to those teams, as well as 1696 yards in their last three contests. Ouch. We’re laying points with GEORGIA all the way.
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