NCAAF Lines for Must Bet Games in Week 7.

NCAAF Lines for Must Bet Games in Week 7

Written by on October 9, 2017

It’s an unusual Week 7 in college football because there’s no major conference game on Thursday like usual. Originally there was one scheduled, Georgia Tech at Miami, but that was moved to this Saturday because of Hurricane Irma. Here’s a look at the NCAAF lines for two must-bet games this week: No. 8 Washington State at California on Friday and No. 6 TCU at Kansas State on Saturday.Both WS and TCU come in as favorites, but let’s find out if there’s any chance for an upset.

NCAAF Lines for Must Bet Games in Week 7

Washington State at California NCAAF Lines & Game Info

  • When: Friday, 10:30 PM ET
  • Where: Memorial Stadium, Berkeley
  • TV: ESPN
  • Live Stream: WatchESPN
  • Radio: TuneIn
  • NCAAF Lines: Washington State -13

Why go with Washington State NCAAF Lines?

The Cougars (6-0) are legit national title contenders and the Apple Cup game vs. Washington at the end of the regular season likely will determine the Pac-12 North winner. Wazzu won at Oregon 33-10 this past Saturday. Luke Falk threw for 282 yards and three touchdowns and the Cougars held Oregon scoreless after the first quarter. The team is off to its best start since winning seven to start the 2001 season.Falk upped career total to 108 TD passes, passing Marcus Mariota (ORE) for 2nd-most in Pac-12 history, and trails Matt Barkley’s (USC) record of 116. He threw at least three TD passes for three 20th time in his career and it was his 24th win, tying Jason Gesser’s school record. Falk also now has 12,893 career yards passing, 3rd-most in Pac-12 history. Jamal Morrow made five catches to up his career total to 165, passing Isiah Myers for 9th-most in WSU history.WSU notched its third straight win over Oregon for the first time since 1982-84 and first time posting back-to-back wins in Eugene since 1982 and 1984. WSU forced three turnovers, improving to 18-3 when forced multiple turnovers under defensive coordinator Alex Grinch. Oregon entered the game averaging 537.4 yards/g and 49.6 ppg. WSU recorded a season-high 11 tackles-for-loss including four sacks. WSU scored on its first offensive play for the first time since 2011 at San Diego State (Marquess Wilson 80-yard TD catch from Marshall Lobbestael).

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Average Score For: 39.67
  • Total Yards: 474.67
  • Rush Yards: 82.67
  • Passing Yards: 392
Defense
  • Average Score Against: 18.50
  • Total Yards: 275.5
  • Rush Yards: 129.17
  • Passing Yards: 146.33

Why go with Cal NCAAF Lines?

The Bears (3-3) lost 38-7 to Washington. Darius Allensworth returned a fumble 37 yards for a touchdown – the first touchdown of his career and Cal’s first defensive touchdown of the 2017 season. The fumble return was the first for a TD since Stefan McClure’s 45-yarder vs Washington State in 2015.Without their starting running back, tight end, and top two wide receivers, Cal struggled to do anything with the football offensively. Cal had four first downs before the final garbage time drive. Cal averaged 1.8 yards per play and gave up another eight sacks.Justin Wilcox is 3-3 in his first season as Cal’s head coach. The former UW defensive coordinator brings a defensive mindset to Cal that’s almost diametrically opposite of the “Bear Raid” identity Cal had become known for under Wilcox’s predecessor, Sonny Dykes. The Golden Bears had already shown signs of life under Wilcox, who led them to a 3-0 start and became the third Cal head coach in the last eight to start the season with three straight wins. He’s in good company — the other two to do so were Jeff Tedford (2001) and Steve Mariucci (1995).However, the Pac-12 is a different beast entirely, and the Bears are 0-3 so far against USC, Oregon, and Washington.

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Average Score For: 24.33
  • Total Yards: 345.16
  • Rush Yards: 96.83
  • Passing Yards: 248.33
Defense
  • Average Score Against: 29.83
  • Total Yards: 436.5
  • Rush Yards: 172.50
  • Passing Yards: 264

TCU at Kansas State NCAAF Lines & Game Info

  • When: Saturday, Noon ET
  • Where: Bill Snyder Family Stadium, Manhattan
  • TV: Fox Sports 1
  • Stream: Fox Sports Go
  • Radio: Tunein.com
  • NCAAF Lines: TCU -4.5

Why go with TCU NCAAF Lines?

The Horned Frogs are the only unbeaten team in the Big 12 after Oklahoma’s surprise loss to Iowa State on Saturday. TCU (5-0) beat West Virginia 31-24. QB Kenny Hill scored three different ways and got the winning score by avoiding three defenders. Hill eluded a defender in the backfield and lunged forward through two more Mountaineers for a 3-yard touchdown run with 2:53 left.That winning TD run came only five plays after an apparent interception was reversed on a replay review. Hill is only the second Big 12 player to throw, run and catch a touchdown in a conference game during the league’s 22 seasons, while two players have done it in nonconference play, the last in 2008. Kyle Hicks returned to action after missing the previous game at Oklahoma State and had a team-best 71 yards rushing on 11 carries.TCU has the NCAAF Lines by their side for Week 7.TCU is 5-0 for the fifth time in the last 15 seasons under head coach Gary Patterson. TCU’s win moved Patterson 100 games over .500 (154-54) in his 17-season Horned Frogs’ tenure. TCU is now 18-0 when playing as an AP top-10 team at home under Patterson. The Horned Frogs are 3-0 this season against teams it lost to last year.West Virginia was held to 24 points after entering the game second in the nation in scoring at 48.8 points per game. TCU improved to 23-19 against ranked opponents under Patterson, including a 9-5 mark over the last four seasons. The Horned Frogs held a halftime lead (7-3) for the fifth consecutive game this season are now 124-14 when leading at the half under Patterson. TCU scored for the 311th consecutive game. It’s the nation’s second-longest current streak and fourth all-time in NCAA history.

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Average Score For: 44.40
  • Total Yards: 478.8
  • Rush Yards: 219.80
  • Passing Yards: 259
Defense
  • Average Score Against: 19.60
  • Total Yards: 360.4
  • Rush Yards: 104
  • Passing Yards: 256.40

Why go with Kansas State NCAAF Lines?

Will KSU have starting QB, Jesse Ertz? His status will affect the line. He did start Saturday’s 40-34 loss at Texas but it was obvious he was playing at less than 100 percent. He removed all doubt in the second half when he asked out of the game following an awkward run to his left and spent the next few drives stretching on the sideline. Ertz was fit enough to return for K-State’s final drive of regulation, and he completed 12 of 18 passes for 224 yards and two touchdowns.Kansas State led by 10 points twice in the first half and held a lead until fewer than 2 minutes were left in the fourth quarter. Texas missed two field goals, including one with just 6 seconds left in regulation. K-State had enough chances to win. In overtime, Texas received possession first and scored on their first play from scrimmage, on a strike from Sam Ehlinger to Jerrod Heard.K-State responded with an eight-yard rush from Alex Delton to force a second overtime at 34-34. The Longhorns would hold the Wildcats to a missed 53-yard field goal, and score a game-winning touchdown on the subsequent drive, taking the game 40-34. Delton added a threat to the running game when he came in for Ertz, adding 79 rushing yards on 12 attempts and two touchdowns. Delton went 2-for-5 through the air for 30 yards.Wide receiver Dalton Schoen carded five receptions for 128 yards and two touchdowns. It was the first time a Wildcat had multiple touchdown receptions in a game since Kody Cook snagged two against Louisiana Tech in 2015. Schoen’s first touchdown reception was an 82-yard strike in the second quarter, the ninth-longest pass play in school history and the longest in Schoen’s career.

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Average Score For: 36.80
  • Total Yards: 405.4
  • Rush Yards: 211.20
  • Passing Yards: 194.20
Defense
  • Average Score Against: 20
  • Total Yards: 356
  • Rush Yards: 129.60
  • Passing Yards: 226.40

Expert Predictions for Week 7

I believe Cal can stay within 14 points at home vs. Washington State to take the points. If Kansas State ends up getting more than 7 points at home (depending on Ertz’s injury), then go Wildcats. Anything less than that and it’s TCU.
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