By Chad Cooper
I don’t know what else to say…Like President Trump, WINNING. Last week we went 10-3 against the spread and we are now on a 62-33 ATS run over the last 5 weeks. Jumping on a theme that highly-ranked teams need style points to impress the committee.
Record ATS: 92-74
Saturday, Nov. 16
Michigan St @ #15 Michigan (-13, 44)
Scoop: Big rivalry game and UM hasn’t beaten Sparty by 2 scores in awhile…But after a collapse at home last week to Illinois, Big Blue had an extra week to prepare.
Play: Mich -13
#5 Alabama (-19, 61) @ Miss St
Scoop: Bama is pissed after losing at home to LSU. So IDK whether to play or fade, so I’m going oppo on bad defense and taking the under.
Play: Under 61
UMass @ Northwestern (-41, 57)
Scoop: Northwestern has 1 win this season and they are a 41-point home favorite over lowly UMass. Under it is.
Play: Under 57
#23 Navy @ #16 Notre Dame (-7.5, 55)
Scoop: This line opened at -11 and has dropped several points. Navy has covered in 12 of 14 in this series and think they can keep it close in South Bend.
Play: Navy +7.5
#4 Georgia (-3, 42) @ #12 Auburn
Scoop: It’s time for Auburn to put up or shutup. The trend says Dawgs all the way but Auburn has covered twice as a dog this season.
Play: War Eagle +3
#19 Texas @ Iowa St (+7, 65)
Scoop: Whorns getting no respect here. In an ideal world, I would love for Texas to lose by 5 here. ISU is 0-3 ATS in last 3 v UT and Herman is a damn good underdog coach.
Play: Texas +7
#2 Ohio St (-52, 61.5) @ Rutgers
Scoop: I’ve been on this ATS wagon for awhile now. You pissed off Ohio St last week suspending their best defensive player and they beat Maryland by 59. Now, you drop them from #1 to #2. RIP Rutgers.
Play: TOSU -52
Wake Forest @ #3 Clemson (-34, 59.5)
Scoop: This one scares me, because WF ain’t half bad, but they are beat up. Off all the ranked teams, Clemson is a virtual lock to get to the playoffs but they need a big win in their final home game of the season.
Play: Clem -34
West Virginia @ #24 Kansas St (-13, 46.5)
Scoop: KSU tries to pick itself off the ground after a tough road loss at Texas last weekend. WVU may keep this game close…Hoping for a backdoor cover.
Play: KSU -13
#17 Cincinnati (-13.5, 46.5) @ USF
Scoop: USF has covered the last 4 in this series but man this Bulls teams sucks. Cincy still has a shot of a NY 6 bowl game.
Play: Cincy -13.5
#10 Oklahoma (-11, 68.5) @ #13 Baylor
Scoop: Sooners escaped at home last week vs. Iowa St. Baylor is undefeated and have been scathing by every week…But this is the one they have been waiting for. It may not be the prettiest game, but Bears need to let the voters know they are for real.
Play: BU +11
Arizona @ #6 Oregon (-27.5, 69)
Scoop: Zona does come here off a bye, but the Ducks are still in the hunt for a playoff spot. Style points. Hope they beat Sumlin by 40.
Play: Oregon -27.5
Va Tech -6
Ark St -13