By Chad Cooper
Back to back winning weeks and now on a 17-11 ATS run. Let’s keep this money flowing in Week 8 with my biggest betting card this season.
Record ATS: 47-51
Friday, Oct. 18
Marshall @ FAU (-4.5, 58.5)
Scoop: Home team has won 3 straight in this series and Lane Kiffin’s Owls have now won 4 in a row. MTSU have lost both road games this year and struggle ATS on the road as well. Lean on the UNDER 58.5
Play: FAU -4.5
Saturday, Oct. 19
#3 Clemson (-23.5, 62) @ Louisville
Scoop: Clemson flexed its muscles last week in a rout at Fla St. Yes, UL has improved, but Clemson has to start blowing teams out to gain national respect again. Clemson is 12-1 in last 13 ACC games.
Play: Clemson -23.5, OVER 62
West Virginia @ #5 Oklahoma (-33, 63)
Scoop: Sooners have won the last 7 vs. WVU. OU beat rival Texas last week and I don’t expect a letdown especially since WVU lost their starting QB last week.
Play: OU -33
#6 Wisconsin (-31, 51) @ Illinois
Scoop: Yes, Wisky has Ohio St on deck, but they pummeled Mich St last week and I expect this train to keep rolling. Illinois defense will need a miracle.
Play: Wisky -31
#9 Florida (-5, 47) @ South Carolina
Scoop: Everyone and their mamas are on SC after they upset Georgia last week. UF was up 7 over LSU in the 2H and lost by 2 scores. Maybe some overreaction here, but Gators pull away late.
Play: UF -5
Houston (-21, 57.5) @ UConn
Scoop: UH held it’s own last week against #21 Cincy, but the Bearkats back-doored with a pick 6. UConn’s only win as a 3-point victory over FCS Wagner. UH does play next Thursday at home vs SMU, which is a concern.
Play: UH -21
Central Michigan (-10.5, 53) @ Bowling Green
Scoop: Not a fan of playing big road favs, but the home team has struggled in this series. BG returns after upsetting Toledo at home last week. Hoping for a bounce.
Play: CMU -10.5
NC St (-3.5, 51.5) @ Boston College
Scoop: Home team has won 4/5 and NCSt is 0-2 on the road this year. BC has only 2 home games left so they need this win. BC is also 11-0 ATS as a home dog.
Play: BC +3.5
#12 Oregon (-2.5, 49.5) @ #25 Washington
Scoop: Huge matchup and even bigger PAC-12 rivalry game. Yes Oregon is w/o their stud TE for the rest of the season but the Ducks play damn good defense. As Booker T says, “Shucky Ducky Quack Quack.”
Play: Ore -2.5
Buffalo (-17, 48) @ Akron
Scoop: A 2-4 team giving 17 points on the road in a MAC game? Yes, because Akron is plum terrible and were routed at home last week to Kent St. #MACaction
Play: Buffalo -17
TCU (-3.5, 45) @ Kansas St
Scoop: 2 teams struggling to score points.
Play: Under 45
USF @ Navy (-14.5, 51.5)
Scoop: Navy is 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games.
Play: Navy -14.5
Middle Tennessee @ North Texas (-8.5, 59)
Scoop: MTSU is 7-3 v North Texas under this coaching staff.
Play: MTSU +8.5
New Mexico @ Wyoming (-19, 49)
Scoop: Wyoming has won the last 2 in this series by a combined 67 points. Wyo is also 5-1 ATS as a conference home favorite while NM is 2-10 ATS in league play.
Play: Wyo -19
Colorado @ Washington St (-12, 71)
Scoop: After starting 3-0, Wazzu has dropped the last 3, but should get back on track this week with Colorado in town + plus it’s their 1st home game in nearly a month. WSU coach Mike Leach said his team can no longer be on social media for the remainder of the season because they were too distracted. Romp forthcoming.
Play: Mike Leach -12
Tulane @ Memphis (-3.5, 59)
Scoop: Home team has covered last 3 & TooLame is 1-4 ATS as a visiting dog. Green Wave have only 1 loss this season as do the Tigers. Should be a fun game.
Play: Memphis -3.5
East Carolina @ UCF (-33, 62.5)
Scoop: EC is finding itself at the wrong place at the wrong team. UCF last to Cincy 2 weeks ago and had a bye week to prepare + ECU sucks as a road dog. Get ready to light up the scoreboard.
Play: UCF -33
Western Michigan (-9.5, 61.5) @ Eastern Michigan
Scoop: Home team is 9-4 in last 13 in this rivalry while WMU is only 2-9 ATS in last 11 away games. WMU is better, but I think the Eagles keep it close. #MACaction
Play: EMU +9.5
Arizona @ USC (-9.5, 67)
Scoop: Yes, Arizona has been better this year but this line opened a 7.5 and has been as high as 10.5 during the week. USC has lost 2 straight and need this win.
Play: USC -9.5
#14 Boise St (-7, 46.5) @ BYU
Scoop: I’ve played BYU several times this season and in each game I’ve had the Cougars, they’ve been up late and tanked. This one, I’m going with the under 46.5 as the last 3 matchups have went under the total.
Play: UNDER 46.5
Nevada @ Utah St (-21, 59)
Scoop: USU had 2 weeks to prepare for this after being bounced at LSU. No doubt I think USU wins this one, let’s hope the ‘Pack can keep it within 3 TDs.
Play: Nev +21
Ohio St -27.5
Miami FL -18
Wake Forest -2
Ga Southern -6.5
Miami OH +2.5
La Tech +1