Posted: 2:04 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, 2013
By Chris Hondros
Week 3 Record: 4-3 (No Week 4 betting post)
Season Record: 14-13
Have you all gotten a chance to place your bets yet? No? Alright, well here's some guidelines on how to bet Week 5 quickly before tonight's matchup.
All times are listed in Pacific Time Zone.
Friday, September 27, 2013
6:00 PM: Utah State (-10) at San Jose State, O/U=62.5- With Utah State looking lackluster last week versus USC but San Jose State not looking much better, this game will come down to who can rebound the best. There will be old WACtion to be seen tonight, but can the Spartans make the game more competitive than last season?
My Pick - Utah State covers -Chuckie Keeton will be back against a defense that left Minnesota giving up 6 touchdowns on the ground. Also: Spartan Stadium is not the Coliseum.
Saturday, September 28, 2013
12:30 PM: UTEP at Colorado State (-14), O/U=53- UTEP looks bad, but Colorado State does not look much better. What's surprising about this spread is that it opened up at -10 for the Rams. Do the Rams look 4 points improved in the last week? We'll find out.
My Pick - UTEP beats the spread - Yes, Cal Poly is a good FCS team, but I'm seeing the final outcome being a 10-13 point victory for the Rams. A full 14 points is a bit much for me right now, but hey, I'm 0-3 thus far on CSU so far. So 0-4 is very much on the horizon.
4:00 PM: Wyoming (-12) at Texas State, O/U=56- Brett Smith is very quickly competing for the MWC Player of the Year award, and should be decimating the Bobcats defense.
My Pick - Wyoming covers- I wonder if the UTEP/CSU and WYO/TXSt game odds were flipped on accident. I see the Pokes winning by a minimum of 3 touchdowns.
5:00 PM: San Diego State (-17) at New Mexico State, O/U=54- In a battle of the 0-fers, the Aztecs travel to Los Cruces to seek a win. Muema is back, though still not playing 100% and Quinn Kaehler has performed solidly since taking the starting job from Adam Dingwell.
My Pick - SDSU covers - Despite the Aztecs being 0-3, this game should be no contest. The Aggies have given up 50 points over 4 games and have only scored 15.5 points per game in that time.
5:00 PM: UNLV (-2.5) at New Mexico, O/U=54- UNLV is favored in this game. ON. THE. ROAD. How, you ask? People figured out the Lobos' offense: bottle up Kasey Carrier and the Lobos don't have an offense.