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Friday, August 29, 2014

College Football 2014 - Week One Picks

It's been a year hiatus from college gambling, but our guru J.R. Ewing is back and ready to recover losses from the disastrous 2012 season.  This time with a new format.  We'll give you five games ATS PLUS one game at a TD spread or more for the underdog straight up.  110 units on each game (100 on the S/U).  Let's get started with Week 1!

All Gambling information courtesy of 5Dimes via Yahoo

Houston (-10) vs. Texas-San Antonio
Houston is a high scoring offense and trending upward the past few years under coach Tony Levine.  I see them running all the way to the bell with a two TD or more win.

Central Florida (-2) vs. Penn State (Ireland)
UCF is coming off a BCS victory in the Fiesta Bowl, but lost QB Blake Bortles to the NFL draft.  They weren't just a one man show.  And Penn State is decimated with loss of scholarships and has a new coach.  UCF should roll.

West Virginia (+25.5) at Alabama
Alabama will have a new quarterback but is expected to reload quickly.  West Virginia has been in a nose dive since Geno Smith departed.  But strange things happen in season openers, we see this hanging a little more closely than oddsmakers state.

Fresno State (+20.5) at Southern Cal
USC has been through a strange week with "nephew-gate" as well as another departed player discussing potential racism of the coaching staff.  Fresno won ten games last year, but will be without departed Derek Carr.  Fresno may keep it close, they've never been intimidated by the bigger schools

Wisconsin (+5) vs. Louisiana State (in Houston)
Wisconsin is a machine and will be ready to pound the ball.  LSU lost their starting QB and both receivers, but are extremely athletic.  I think Wisconsin's style will frustrate LSU and an upset is in the works.

Straight up special
Western Michigan (+305) at Purdue
Purdue has been in rebuilding mode seemingly since Drew Brees left.  The MAC always seems to have a surprise for the Big 10 and I think this is the one.

Throughout the season we'll track the sure to be profit!  Stay tuned!

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