Indiana (-11) vs. Northwestern – These two teams are on opposite trajectories. Indiana has and continues to exceed expectations this season while Northwestern is completely inept on offense averaging just over a touchdown through the past five games. Indiana will get up and never look back.
Kansas State (-6) at Kansas – I am impressed with Kansas… big win last week versus Texas Tech and arguably should have won the week before against Texas. Those efforts have translated to a discount on the line this week. Lay the six points.
Middle Tennessee State (-3) at Charlotte – Charlotte has been good to me this season, especially in their narrow victory last week against North Texas. The Blue Raiders (aka “Majestic Blue Dragons”) will come to play this week. I’m surprised this line is only three points.
Army (+16) at Air Force – Army is undoubtedly having a down year this season, but the idea of any team laying three scores against this ball control offense is ridiculous. Just ask Michigan. None of Army’s five losses have been by double digits.
Memphis (-6) vs. SMU – I’d throw SMU into the overachieving category. While that’s evident by the 6-point spread, Memphis has everything to play for and a home crowd in their corner.
TEASE OF THE WEEK!
Baylor (-12.5) & Washington (+10) – Baylor hosts West Virginia and WVU has not impressed during the month of October. This Halloween game will be more of the same. The UW Huskies may win outright, but feel comfortable teasing this to double digits.