College Football Sharp Expert Picks For Week 7
So, our NCAAF betting experts studied the early college football week 7 lines and hand-picked the following predictions and picks. Feel free to dive in and have you fill..!
Here’s A Closer Look At The College Football Sharp Expert Picks For Week 7
Kansas at Baylor (-35), Saturday, October 15, 3:30 PM ET
NCAAF Pick: Kansas (+35)
Kansas Jayhawks has been a bad Power Five team for as long as we can remember, but the team has been playing decently enough of late. Last week, for example, they hanged pretty well against TCU, suffering a narrow 24-23 loss to the Horned Frogs despite being pegged as 29-point underdogs. Based on these newfound improvements, we don’t see the Jayhawks giving up as many as 35 points to the Baylor team that has been playing conservatively this season. New head coach Jim Grobe is a man who prefers to build a lead and then just scrimmage out wins, a fact that is affirmed by Baylor’s ridiculously bad record against the spread this season (1-4 ATS in its 5 games). Not to forget, Baylor’s defense has been rather porous in Big 12 play where they have allowed 66 points in their two games against Oklahoma State and Iowa State. This should almost certainly allow quarterback Shane Buechele opportunities to lead the Jayhawks into a decent number of scoring drives. Oh, and the look-ahead factor of wanting to stay healthy ahead of the tests at Oklahoma and West Virginia could also factor in here, with Grobe probably resting his key starters to avoid injuries, fatigue and all. So, as bad as the Jayhawks have been in the past, our experts strongly believe the ATS value here will be with KU.
Alabama (-12.5) at Tennessee, Saturday, October 15, 3:30 PM ET
NCAAF Pick: Alabama (-12.5)
Here comes the overrated Volunteers. There goes their unbeaten record. That was pretty much the story-line of Tennessee’s loss to A&M last week. And it doesn’t get any easier for the Vols who’ve lost 12 straight to the SEC West (including last week’s loss to Texas A&M) and will going against the best in the West in Alabama this week. And then there is the biggest elephant in the room: Alabama is 9-1 SU and 7-3 ATS in last 10 overall vs. Tennessee. Add to the fact that the Vols are perpetual slow starters with turnover problems while the Tide defense feeds on turnovers and doesn’t allow teams back into games that easily after big leads; we don’t need to stress the obvious point that Bama (6-0 SU, 4-2 ATS) is highly likely to cruise to a big win over the iffy Vols (5-1 SU, 3-3 ATS).
North Carolina at Miami-FL (-7), Saturday, October 15, 3:30 PM ET
NCAAF Pick: Miami (-7)
The Hurricanes (4-1 SU and ATS) suffered their first loss of the season last week, falling 20-19 to Florida State. The Canes did, however, show plenty of positives on the field in the respectable loss to FSU. Against a North Carolina team that suffered an embarrassing 34-3 home loss to Virginia Tech, you’d be taking a big risk by putting your money on the Tar Heels here. In fact, according to most sharps, the only reason this line appears to be high is that most books want to fool UNC supporters into thinking that their team will be getting something on this game so that they can bank their money on North Carolina. Don’t be fooled, folks; if V-Tech was able to make light work of North Carolina (of course with a bit of some help from Elijah Hood’s injury and Hurricane Matthew), then the stellar Miami defense–that abused FSU quarterback Deondre Francois all night last week–should be able to do the same if not better. Throw in quarterback Brad Kaaya and his efficient dual-back tandem of Mark Walton and Joe Yearby into the Miami mix, the Canes should take this one by as many as double digits.
Arizona State at Colorado (-13), Saturday, October 15, 2016 8:00 PM ET
Pick: Arizona State (+13)
Don’t look now, but the flying-under-the-radar Sun Devils are perched atop the Pac-12 South division in a three-way tie with Utah and Colorado, riding hot on the sure legs of the nation’s best kicker in Zane Gonzales, an offense that finds ways of making plays despite being down to quarterback No. 4 due to injuries, and a defense that has been on the up-swing with big plays lately. The Buffaloes, meanwhile, are coming off a let-down performance at USC, and are hoping to bounce back with a win over Arizona State. The problem, though, is that the Sun Devils have owned the Buffs, winning 7 straight vs. Colorado dating back to 2006 and going 6-1 ATS in the process. So, even with Arizona State having concerns at QB, we believe that the Sun Devils will play well enough to cover the spread against the Buffalos, who are seemingly still struggling when it comes to playing well against top-tier in-conference opponents.