Last week our Lucky 7 was not so lucky, therefore we are going to adjust the name to hopefully adjust our results. Plus, we wrote too much on each game. The Golden 7 will be more condensed. The GN Showdown and William Hill College contests have been so tough, but we love the challenge. As mentioned many times, we don’t bet all of these game. We do bet some and will look to highlight them. Our mettle is being tested.
Every week, we learn more and more about various programs in college football. All of this work has had a net positive effect on our bankroll and should pay dividends in bowl season. Also, we need to be ready for the Wildcard Chase in Week 9 and 10.
On to the games (listed in our order of preference):
This is our Lock of the Year. Yes, we know. Toledo covered a close game in Provo. This is a solid team that played a phenomenal game against a tough BYU team. This win will be chalked up as pure luck to get the cover (4th and 4… wink, wink). Next.
Jets +2.5 ($)
Call us crazy, but we really like the Jets in this spot. This game appeals to us because of three factors: west coast team playing in New York at 10:00am PST, Jet’s D-Line verses Seattle’s O-Line and the line action in the point spread all week. If we have time, we’ll write more about this game.
Ball State -4 ($)
This one goes to the seniors at Ball State that have had to suffer with so many losing seasons. Revenge will best be served in front of a sold out stadium in Muncie, Indiana. We’ll be betting the moneyline in this game.
Missouri +13 ($)
Change can be tough for anyone. Mizzou is solid team that is catching LSU at the right time. We’ll take the points. By the way, we also have Missouri +400 on the moneyline.
Maryland -10.5 ($)
The first Big 10 game for the Terrapins. We think the potential here is for a convincing win over the Boilermakers.
Wake Forest +10.5 ($)
Opening conference game for both teams. NC State hosts Notre Dame next week. How can the Wolfpack not be distracted from the shadow cast by the Fighting Irish. Wake Forest was impressive in their upset win on the road in Bloomington. The Demon Deacons will travel to Raleigh looking for the win and should fight.
Minnesota – 5 (No bet yet, but maybe)
The Vikings might be the best team in the NFC. Bradford finally has a solid team around him. Minnesota is 1-0 at home. Constant pressure on Manning will be important to get the cover.
Good luck everyone.