TLS Picks: Week 8

The college football season is probably the best time of the year. Some may argue that CFB fails to compare to the NFL, but in terms of betting on games, CFB is easy money. With that said, here are my 5 bets to place this weekend if you want to make some money. I use, so those are the lines I will use.

Last week, TLS went 1-3-1. At half time on Saturday, it looked like all the bets were going to hit, but the only win on Saturday was my lock of the week. If you followed my picks, yo were down -2.09 units. As it happened last week, lines could change. I will update if lines move more than 1 point. TLS Season Record: 19-16-1


Alabama vs. Tennessee: Over 50.5

Lock of the week. The spread is set at 35.5. Alabama has been rolling over teams this year. Aside from the game in College Station and the opener against FSU, Bama has won by more than 2 scores. Tennessee isn’t very good. This will be a blood bath. There will be more calls for Butch Jones to get fired. Easy win for the Rolling Tide.

West Virginia vs. Baylor: WVU -9

I love this spread. Baylor has no chance in winning this game. Will Grier will shine and the Mountaineers will go home with a convincing victory. WVU is better in ever statistical category and Grier loves to throw the ball and has 21 TDS on the season. WVU wins big.

LSU vs. Mississippi: LSU -7

Ole Miss isn’t doing so hot this year. QB Shae Patterson will be able to keep the Rebels close, but LSU should be able to pull away in the seconds half. Ed Orgeron has been able to re-ignite the LSU defense and keep the season from slipping away. If LSU is a good team, they should be able to blow this game open. Coach O also hates Ole Miss. 

Arizona vs. California: Over 61.5

Barstool called the fire under last week for California’s home game last week when they upset then #8 Washington State 37-7. But with the air clear, and Arizona’s offense rolling, this game should be a shootout. As good as Arizona’s offense is, the Wildcat defense is full of holes. Cal should be able to abuse this. This will be a classic Pac-12 after dark game so expect points to just rack up. Remember, the Bears are without their defensive leader Devante Downs. 

South Florida vs. Tulane: USF -11.5

South Florida has won every game by more than 2 scores. The Bulls are rolling. Yes, Tulane scored 62 points 2 weeks ago, but USF is going to continue to roll behind QB Quentin Flowers.

Bonus Pick: San Francisco vs. Dallas: SF +6

San Francisco has lost all their games this year, but 4 of those games have been defensive battles. New QB C.J. Beathard has been efficient in the passing game. SF will cover again and finally get that win at home.

Bonus Pick 2: Iowa vs. Northwestern: Iowa -1.5

Games in Evanston ate weird. The lakefront makes the ball do weird things. Wildcats keep it close, but Iowa wins by more than a field goal. 

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