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COLLEGE FOOTBALL GAMBLING: Alabama, Ohio State and Week 7's 18 other best bets

It's time to pick only the best wagers from the weekend schedule. This is our college football gambling column. It's called COLLEGE FOOTBALL GAMBLING.

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68-62 Overall (52 percent) | Week 6

Week 6 was horrible, as I went 6-14 with some bad beats and some bad bets, including Mississippi State not covering against Troy after leading 38-0.

1. UCLA at Stanford -6.5: UCLA really struggles with run defense and Stanford has owned Jim Mora during his tenure.

2. Alabama -4 at Texas A&M: Alabama already lost to a team that cannot run the ball and throws it all over the place, but Texas A&M hasn't beaten anyone good yet (Arizona State, Mississippi State are its best wins).

3. Missouri at Georgia -16: Everyone is picking Missouri here, but I am not sure how Missouri will score. I think Georgia will bounce back with its defense and Sony Michel.

4. Florida at LSU Under 46.5: Florida's defense is a lot better than its offense, and now Will Grier is out. The Gators will do the best job yet of slowing Leonard Fournette.

5. Penn State at Ohio State -16.5: I don't think Penn State can score enough to cover this against an Ohio State defensive line that has been rapidly improving.

6. Michigan State at Michigan -7: A lesser-ranked team favored over a higher-ranked foe is a winning angle in gambling.

7. Louisville at Florida State Under 46: Both defensive lines are considerably better than the opposing offensive lines.


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8. Purdue +24 at Wisconsin: Wisconsin isn't good enough to be laying 24 against any Big Ten team and Purdue had some bad turnover luck last week.

9. BC +15.5 at Clemson: Boston College's defense is tremendous and Clemson's offense continues to be missing something.

10. UCF +22 at Temple: The Owls have great defense but the offense is not consistent enough to lay more than three touchdowns.

11. USC +7 at Notre Dame: If Notre Dame is so obvious, why aren't the Irish favored by more than a touchdown? USC still has good players.

12. Nevada -6.5 at Wyoming: Nevada isn't all that good, but Wyoming is awful.

13. Bucknell at Army -23: Army is simply a lot better than Bucknell and should have a much easier time against the Bison defense than it did against Duke.


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14. Ole Miss -10.5 at Memphis: Memphis is getting a ton of hype for a mid-major, but its defense is horrible and Ole Miss should be able to have enough touchdown drives to cover this.

15. USF +2.5 at UConn: USF is actually not that bad and the temperature at game time will be above 50, so the Florida boys should not be that adversely impacted.

16. Nebraska +2.5 at Minnesota: Nebraska has been the victim of some close game bad luck this year (1-4). If it had neutral luck in those games it is probably a favorite or pick-em here.

17. Boise State at Utah State +10: Boise State's offense is not good enough to lay double digits on the road against the Aggies.

18. Cincinnati at BYU -6.5: I made this line 10 and Provo is a tough place to play.

19. Marshall at FAU +7: According to various sites, bets are being placed on Marshall at five-to-one ratio, yet the line has not moved above seven. Someone knows something.

20. Syracuse at Virginia -6.5: A team with a bad losing record is favored over a conference foe with a winning record because it is a better squad that has faced a tougher schedule.