This Week: 4-5 (44%)
Season: 36-29 (55.4%)
Career: 95-68 (58.3%)
I had a lot of bets this week, more than the usual. My two pure handicap bets (Missouri and Utah) both didn’t pan out unfortunately. WKU and Navy continued their streak of beating up on weaker teams.
Western Kentucky -14 at FIU (W): Western Kentucky just has the type of offense that overmatches against lower level teams in its conference. I also had the game handicapped at 17 (I believe the line closed at about -20) so there was some value there too.
Louisiana Tech -21.5 at UTEP (L): This was a real head scratcher. LA Tech has had recently demolished ULL, MTSU, Rice, and UNT. Moreover, LA Tech was Top 10 in rush yards allowed per play! But for reason I will not understand, they struggled to move the ball against UTEP.
Georgia Southern +14 at Georgia (W): We all kind of knew how this would go. Georgia Southern is always scrappy and loves to play spoiler to in-state rivals like Georgia and Georgia Tech. And the triple option always runs down the clock which makes it even harder for the favorite to cover the spread.
Navy -9.5 at Tulsa (W): I had this at -14 and I love Navy if I don’t have to overpay. Line moved up to -14 by the end. Navy controlled this one all the way.
Missouri +9 vs Tennessee (L): This was supposed to be something about Mizzou playing inspired, and playing for bowl eligibility in their last home game…oh well. Line actually closed at 6 which is what I had it handicapped at.
Utah +1 vs UCLA (L): I initially saw this line and had the game at Utah -3 and thought “surely this line will float up.” Oh yeah, Booker is injured. Kinda missed that tidbit of information in my handicap.
Chattanooga +30.5 at Florida State (L): Chattanooga was supposed to put up a fight in this game, kind of, right? Because of the look ahead to Florida. Oh well.
The Citadel +20 at South Carolina (W): South Carolina was looking ahead to Clemson, and never plays against triple option teams. And surprise, they lost to The Citadel!
Charleston Southern +40.5 at Alabama (L): Saban wasn;t joking about not overlooking these teams. Charleston Southern is a darn good FCS team too. I had the game handicapped at -44 so I overpaid to get into this and looks like that was a mistake.