After a solid first week, an awful second week, and a great third week, Week 4 did not go as well, and I treaded water in Week 5. But Week 6 was quite good, and I'm now 59-53 (53 percent, +$241). Let's get to the wagers. For up-to-date odds information, visit OddsShark.
|Oklahoma -13.5 vs. Texas||-105|
|Miami (OH) at UMass -3||-100|
|Buffalo at Western Michigan +12.5||-105|
|Central Michigan +17.5 at Ohio||-110|
|Eastern Michigan at Army -7||-105|
|Virginia at Maryland -7||-105|
|Michigan at Penn State +3||-115|
|Texas A&M at Ole Miss +7||-115|
|Texas A&M at Ole Miss Over 74.5||-106|
|Stanford at Utah +8.5||100|
|Northwestern at Wisconsin -10||-110|
|Nebraska at Purdue +14.5||-110|
|Oregon at Washington +14.5||-110|
|Indiana at Michigan State -9.5||-110|
|Missouri at Georgia Over 63.5||-106|
|Rice at UTSA -1||-105|
|Syracuse at NC State Under 54.5||-106|
As usual, I will discuss the games involving ranked teams, and if you want any thoughts on any other game, head to the comments section.
- The wager on Oklahoma is a wager on the one elite unit in the game -- Oklahoma's defense -- and a wager against Mack Brown's Texas team, which continues to look incompetent.
- Penn State is a live home underdog, and I have doubts about how Michigan will handle Happy Valley for a night game. Michigan does not present the same challenges to Penn State's defense as Indiana did. A week after betting against the Nittany Lions and on the Michigan Wolverines, the roles are reversed.
- I considered betting Texas A&M on the moneyline to win outright, but wanted to find +215 or better, and could not. I also expect the game to be very high scoring.
- Utah has extra days to prepare for Stanford, was a bit unlucky last week in throwing six interceptions, and stops the run pretty well. I'll take anything over a touchdown at home.
- Wisconsin is a classic betting angle -- an unranked team favored over a ranked team. And this time, Northwestern is an underdog of 10 points! This is an automatic gambling rule.
- I like Washington's speed on defense against Oregon and think the Huskies are for real.
- Michigan State's defense is dominant, and I expect Indiana to struggle in going on the road to face the Spartans.
- Georgia is missing a lot of players on offense, but it does still have Aaron Murray, who is extremely accurate. And Missouri's offense is way better than its defense. Here's to a shootout.
As always, get the best line, and good luck.