This is a weird gambling day where, at first glance, I liked 2 of the 3 underdogs to win outright. I’ll never know how they come up with some of these numbers, and how they make a 6-6 team a touchdown favorite. Anywayssss, here we go
1:30pm EST: Utah (-7) vs. West Virginia
West Virginia looked like a solid team throughout the season. They basically beat everyone they should have, had an upset win, and then lost all of the games they were supposed to. Utah had big expectations going into the year, and lost a shit ton of close games. This was the matchup I originally liked the dog in, but since WVU is missing their starting QB and RB, so I’m leaning towards Utah in this one.
5:15pm EST: Duke (-6.5) vs. Northern Illinois
This is that stupid fricken gosh darn Motor City Quick Lane bowlshitttt that I wanted Central to play in, thankfully we were selected for the prestigious Idaho potato bowl instead. The sports gurus are split on this game, considering both teams have been wildly inconsistent. Duke will only win if they can get some sort of run game going, and NIU has (statistically) a great run defense. This is the game I win all my money back from the last week, I’m taking NIU and the +225 money line.
9:00pm EST: Kansas State (-7) vs. UCLA
Kansas State finished the season absolutely on FIRE winning 3 of their last 4 against good teams. It also seems like their 100 year old coach is finally going to retire, so they could be playing with some emotion or whatever- I still haven’t decided if I buy into emotional boosts or not when gambling. BUTTTT UCLA has one of the best QBs in the country. Side note, he’s considering not going to the NFL for fear of being drafted by the Browns LOL. UCLA had some solid wins, and lost to mostly good teams. This is a game thats tempting to take the money line, but I’m going UCLA and the points
Locks: NIU and the points- I’m taking the money line
Toss up: UCLA