At least UCF can’t lose this week!
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Week 6 Recap:
Kansas State Wildcats @ Oklahoma State Cowboys
Wager: Kansas State (-10.5).
Final: Oklahoma State 29, Kansas State 21.
#12 Oklahoma Sooners vs #3 Texas Longhorns
Wager: Total Points (Over 60).
Final: Oklahoma 34, Texas 30.
Maryland Terrapins @ #4 Ohio State Buckeyes
Wager: Maryland (+17.5).
Final: Ohio State 37, Maryland 17.
#11 Alabama Crimson Tide @ Texas A&M Aggies
Wager: Alabama (-2.5).
Final: Alabama 26, Texas A&M 20.
UCF Knights @ Kansas Jayhawks
Wager: Kansas (-3).
Final: Kansas 51, UCF 22.
Making Moves Picks Records
Week 6: 3-2 (60%)
Season: 20-14-1 (58.8%)
Week 6: 3-2 (60%)
Season: 30-30 (50%)
Week 6: 10-7-1 (58.8%)
Season: 62-47-6 (56.9%)
Week 7 Official Picks
West Virginia Mountaineers @ Houston Cougars
Thursday 10/12, 7:00 PM, FS1
My Pick: West Virginia (-3.5)
West Virginia has come out of the gate and surprised many. After being picked near the bottom of the Big 12 conference, Neal Brown and the Mountaineers find themselves as one of two Big 12 teams still undefeated in conference play. While their stats may not be very eye popping, they rely on a strong running game and control time of possession in games, averaging almost 33 minutes of possession per game. Houston head coach Dana Holgerson will be welcoming in his former team Thursday night. Houston has looked solid on offense, with the 26th ranked passing offense, but struggles on defense allowing 405.8 yards per game, good for 103rd. Take Me Home, Country Roads.. Mountaineers minus the points!
#8 Oregon Ducks @ #9 Washington Huskies
Saturday 10/14, 3:30 PM, ABC
My Pick: Oregon (+3)
One of the biggest games of the year, and the last year in the PAC-12 for both teams as they will be facing off in the Big 10 next year. Honestly, these teams have a ton of similarities. Both teams have explosive offenses and Heisman candidates at quarterback. Oregon (+4.1 yards per play) and Washington (+3.7 yards per play) are #1 and #2 in yards per play difference respectively. Bo Nix is completing 80% of his passes with 15 TDs and 1 INT. Michael Penix Jr. is completing 75% of his passes with 16 TDs and 2 INTs. I feel the real separator between these two is defense. While Washington has played a tougher strength of schedule, Oregon has held 4 of their 5 opponents to season lows in scoring. Oregon is #6 in total defense allowing 255.6 yards per game, while Washington is #62 allowing 365 yards per game. ESPN FPI also gives the ducks a 54.9% chance to win the game outright. Go Ducks!
#23 Kansas Jayhawks @ Oklahoma State Cowboys
Saturday 10/14, 3:30 PM, FS1
My Pick: Kansas (-3.5)
This is one of my favorite picks for the weekend! After Oklahoma State surprised Kansas State last week in a game where they were 10.5 points underdogs, and Kansas handled UCF easily, this looks to be a fun game! Kansas starting QB Jalon Daniels is doubtful for this week’s game as he remained out for practices on Monday and Tuesday. I believe backup Jason Bean has had enough reps to settle in and rely on the Jayhawks running attack to get the job done. As far as Oklahoma State, there is a great saying I heard on the Ten12 podcast as far head coach Mike Gundy. “He’s not as good as he once was, but he’s as good once as he ever was.” I feel like there are still problems in Stillwater and last week was more a fluke than anything else. Rock chalk Jayhawk!
#10 USC Trojans @ #21 Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Saturday 10/14, 7:30 PM, NBC
My Pick: Total Points (Over 62.5)
This is a game that I went back and forth on the spread. I’m leaned heavily towards USC (+3), and let’s be honest it’s going to be on my full card. However, doing this long enough I’ve learned to spot a trap from time to time. I just feel like a top-10 team with last year’s Heisman winner getting three points is begging for the public to take USC. Although USC is 2-4 against the spread in their last 6, I think they find a way to pull this one out. One thing for sure is USC’s defense has not looked great. Points, points, points! Give me the over!
#25 Miami Hurricanes @ #12 UNC Tarheels
Saturday 10/14, 7:30 PM, ABC
My Pick: Miami (+3.5)
Miami had one of the most embarrassing losses last weekend. Running the ball when they could have taken the knee to end the game. Ultimately, the ball was fumbled and Georgia Tech moved the ball 75 yards in the final seconds of the game to beat Miami. I however don’t think this is indicative of this Miami team, and the books may have swung a little to adjust for some really bad decision making at the end of last week. Miami has their backs against the wall. Should they drop to 0-2 in ACC play, they can count themselves out of the ACC race in the middle of October. Give me the points!
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