There’s something to be said about perfection, albeit not the type of perfection we were aiming for after an abysmal opening week… With all of that fun finally behind us, let’s see what action we have ahead of us.
Maryland vs. Syracuse (Over 58) – Both of these teams are more than capable of putting up 40 this weekend as demonstrated by Maryland’s 79-0 win last week vs. Howard. This line seems anchored down by Syracuse’s 24-0 effort last week which I would characterize as an anomaly from a team that averaged over 40 points per game last season.
UCLA (-7.5) vs. San Diego State – Neither team looked all that great in their season openers. Having said that, SDSU tallied only 238 yards of offense in their 6-0 victory over Weber State. Give me Chip Kelly and I’ll give you 7.5 points.
Michigan (-22) vs. Army – I look at the talent on the Michigan defense here and wonder how Army will put any points on the board. Michigan has the fire power to get ahead in this game and Army won’t be able to recover.
Nebraska at Colorado (Over 63.5) – Two improved offenses rekindle a historic rivalry from the 80’s and 90’s. I could see either team winning… First to 50?
Miami (-4) at North Carolina – Let’s call this game a regression to the mean. Miami lost to Florida last week while UNC stunned South Carolina in Mack Brown’s re(debut). After Week 2, we’ll have a pair of 1-1 teams thanks to a Hurricanes cover.
TEASE OF THE WEEK!
Ohio State (-9.5) & Appalachian State (-16.5) – The Buckeyes may be tested early but will eventually separate themselves from Cincinnati to win by double digits. I really like Appalachian State here, but teasing the line to 16.5 makes it even more attractive. Keep in mind, both are playing at home this week.