Posted: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013
By Chris Hondros
Week 6 Record: 4-2
Overall Record: 21-20
I'M BACK IN THE WIN COLUMN! After a slow start last week, teams finally did what they were supposed to, and I actually didn't look like an idiot as a result. With 5 more games this week, can the win streak continue?
Have you all gotten a chance to place your bets yet? No? Alright, well here's some guidelines on how to bet Week 7 quickly before tonight's matchup.
All times are listed in Pacific Time Zone.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
6:00 PM: San Diego State (-3.5) at Air Force, O/U-55- Vegas, what are you doing? A slightly resurgent SDSU versus a bad Air Force squad and it's ONLY 3.5 points? Must be the elevation or something...
My Pick- San Diego State covers- This game is officially happening tonight, but it's overshadowed by Rutgers-Louisville and Arizona-USC. It might be turn out to be the best game of the night if SDSU's defense can't hold a lead.
Saturday, October 12, 2013
12:30 PM: San Jose State at Colorado State (-3.5), O/U-59- Here's what to expect out of this game: a badly-injured SJSU squad who survived Hawaii flying out to a high elevation environment where a slightly resurgent Colorado State team is waiting for them.
My Pick- Colorado State covers- It's only my second time picking for you this season, Rams...do something with it. Otherwise David Fales might do something with his arm and it'll bite you for a loss.
12:30 PM: New Mexico at Wyoming (-14), O/U-69- Wyoming looked like they were going to be a top contender for the Mountain West title...and then they somehow magically lost to Texas State by 21 points. New Mexico is coming off a dominating performance against
FCS Rio Grande Rivals New Mexico State. There will be points shed.
My Pick-New Mexico beats the spread, but loses- This game is at War Memorial Stadium and there is no reason the Cowboys should lose. That being said, are they mentally prepared to dominate the Lobos as they should? Before the loss to the Bobcats, I would've said, "absolutely," however I'm not so sure anymore.
5:00 PM: Boise State (-7) at Utah State, O/U-50.5-
IT'S THE MOUNTAIN WEST GAME OF THE YEAR! Thanks to Kyle Van Noy and company, this game is about as disappointing as it could be. Chuckie Keeton is out for the Aggies and there's really no suitable quarterback replacement. Vegas somehow thinks that this game will be close, only giving the Broncos a 7-point advantage.
My Pick-Broncos cover easily- If Keeton was playing this game, the odds would be different, the atmosphere of this game would be different and my pick would be different. However, with Boise State's offense averaging 50.8 points per game the last 4 games (3-1 with a one-point loss to Fresno in a high scoring shootout), the Aggies won't be able to contain or keep up with the Broncos' pace.
5:00 PM: Hawaii at UNLV (-9.5), O/U-55.5- UNLV is nearly a double digit favorite at home, versus an FBS opponent. UNLV has a chance to be 4-2 at the end of this game, saving Hauck's job for one more year. By winning this game, UNLV will have an actual decent chance to make a bowl game. Who do you think is fired up more for this game: UNLV or Hawaii?
My Pick- UNLV covers- The Rebels offense is looking good. The Rebels defense, not so much, but they've done enough to survive and win. I'm giving the Rebels the significant advantage here.