We will recap our Week Two best bets and we will take a look ahead to some Week Three best bets and things to look out for!
Winners From Week Two
#10 USC @ Stanford (USC -8 -110)
USC was in total control of this game. Outscoring Stanford 35-14 in the first half, USC showed they deserved their #10 ranking. Caleb Williams was dominant in the passing game, throwing for 341 yards and four touchdowns. Nothing Stanford did on defense seemed to bother him at all. USC also had a great day on the ground, finishing with 164 rushing yards on only 36 attempts. Finally, there’s also Jordan Addison who went nuclear with a stat line of seven catches for 172 yards and catches touchdowns. Mainly, we had this game right with us thinking that USC is for real and they took care of business against a weaker Stanford team.
#20 Kentucky @ #12 Florida (Kentucky +6.5 -110)
This was easily my favorite game to watch last weekend. Anthony Richardson had a rough day, only completing 14 out of 35 passes for 143 yards and 2 picks. Will Levis didn’t have that much better of a day but he did what he needed to do to get the job done. Levis went 13 for 24 for 202 yards, one touchdown, and one pick. However, Levis made a huge play when he threw a 55-yard bomb to WR Dane Key. Everyone and their grandma seemed to be betting on Florida at home in the Swamp. We knew Kentucky was a solid team and 6.5 was way too many points for Florida to cover.
Losers From Week Two
North Carolina @ Georgia St (Game Total Over 64.5 -110)
This game was heartbreaking for the over. Finishing at 63 total points, we almost had it. The reason we lost this game was because of a blocked 44-yard field goal and a turnover by North Carolina WR Kobe Paysour deep in Georgia St territory. This was a game that should have hit the over 9/10 times. However, with some key mistakes, we miss out on the best bet by a mere two points! North Carolina continues to put up big numbers and we will keep looking at their games for other bets as the season goes on!
Missouri @ Kansas St (Missouri +7.5 -110)
Missouri was not prepared for this game at all. Head coach Eli Drinkwitz said in his post-game press conference that he was surprised at his lack of preparation for this game. Coming into this game, Missouri knew they had to stop the run. With that knowledge, Kansas St RB Deuce Vaughn had 24 carries for 145 yards and two touchdowns. Missouri also had an issue at QB. With four straight interception drives, the Tigers had no momentum and no way to get out of the hole they dug themselves in. This was a total miss by me.
Week Three Best Bets To Look At
It is still early in the week to lock in some picks, but here are some games I want to monitor before Saturday.
#6 Oklahoma @ Nebraska (Oklahoma -11.5 -110)
If you follow college football, you follow news about Nebraska. Scott Frost has finally been relieved of his duties as head coach and Nebraska is now using Mickey Joseph as their head coach. Oklahoma has been on the warpath since the start of the year after hearing criticism all year about the whole Lincoln Riley ordeal. They are now ranked sixth in the country and clicking on all accounts of the game. I think with the chaos and change on Nebraska’s team, I think Oklahoma can come into Lincoln and put the screws to the Corn Huskers. Keep an eye on the line movement this week for Oklahoma. 11.5 might be the best number you can get.
UConn @ #4 Michigan (UConn +46.5 -110)
This is purely a pick because of how big the line is. 46.5 points is crazy even for Michigan. I don’t think UConn has a real shot at winning this game, but I do think they can scrape together 14-17 points to force Michigan to score in the mid 60’s. Michigan has the firepower, but I think UConn will try and run the ball and run the clock out to get out of Ann Harbor alive. Look for this line to get bigger during the week with all the Michigan hype.
#12 BYU @ #25 Oregon (BYU +3.5 -110)
This line is fishy to me. BYU being 2-0 after a big win against Baylor without their two best WR’s going to Oregon, who had been blown out by Georgia and then they killed Eastern Washington. I think everyone knows that BYU is the better team. So why is Oregon a 3.5 point favorite? Does Vegas know something we don’t? This will be a game that I will be watching closely to see where the line goes.
Fresno St @ #7 USC (USC -12 -110)
USC continues to impress and score whenever they want. Their defense has looked shaky on some possessions, but why is the line only 12? Fresno St just lost to Oregon St, which isn’t great. I am all in on USC this year and think they could make a statement at home against an okay Fresno St team. I want to see if this line gets a little better for USC during the week.
Overall not a great week for my picks. We went 2-2 to put us at 8-5 on the season. We look to bounce back in Week Three of the college football season! Check back for more picks and college football content at demo.borderfuelsports.com