Gambling Lines, Week 8

Betting is bad. It's bad for you and I'm bad at it. I submit a perfect example of this:

Screw you, Tennessee. But in all honesty, this was the closest bet to actually hitting. I foolishly picked Miami (-6), UCF (-4.5), WVU (-6), and VT (-5.5). I'm really bad a this whole betting thing.

Anyway, on to this week's spreads. Some observations:

  • Vandy (+11.5) @Kentucky. I still can't get over the fact that Kentucky has a decent football team. But then again, we lost to ODU this year and LOLUVa may go bowling so I think we can just assume that something is horribly amiss in the halls of the football gods this season.
  • Both FIU and FAU are favored this week. Someone upstairs is playing a joke on us.
  • Minnesota (+3) @ Nebraska. How bad does Minnesota have to feel this week? Nebraska is historically bad. Like 0-6 for the first time EVER...and they're still favored over you.
  • Wake Forest (+10.5) @ FSU. How bad does Wake Forest have to feel...
  • UNCheat (+9) @ Syracuse. Sees the game is in the Carrier dome. Checks Syracuse injury report to see if Dungey is going to play. Takes Syracuse by two TDs.
  • LOLUVa (+7) @ Duke. Good Lord I hope this is the first of many weeks where LOLUVa is put firmly back in its place, but I seriously don't know what to expect here. The wahoos seem to be surging this year (I just threw up in my mouth a little). In other years, this would be a battle for last place in the coastal. This year it actually has division race implications as both teams sit at 2-1 in the ACC.

As always, please do not take my ramblings as legitimate gambling advice. You will lose your shirt and anything else you're foolish enough to bet based on my idiocy. TKP does not encourage gambling and even if it did, I am neither employed nor sanctioned by Orange and Maroon Media, LLC so who cares.

Teams Spread ************* Teams Spread *************
Georgia St. +14 Akron -4.5
Arkansas St. Kent State
Stanford -2.5 Coastal Carolina +3
Arizona St. Umass
Colorado St. +23.5 Minnesota +3.5
Boise St. Nebraska
Air Force -10 SMU +7
UNLV Tulane
Buffalo -1 Wake Forest +10.5
Toledo FSU
Illinois +24.5 Colorado +15.5
Wisconsin Washington
NorthWestern -20 NCSU +17.5
Rutgers Clemson
OU -8 UTEP +23.5
TCU Louisiana Tech
Michigan -7 Georgia Southern -11
Michigan St. New Mexico St.
Auburn -3.5 Memphis +10
Mississippi Missouri
Cincinnati +3 Connecticut +33.5
Temple USF
Tulsa +7 UCF -21
Arkansas ECU
Miami (OH) +7.5 Miss. State +6.5
Army LSU
Maryland +9.5 Texas St. +10.5
Iowa UL Monroe
UNCheat +9 UTSA +17.5
Syracuse Southern Miss
LOLUVa +7 Rice +23.5
Duke FIU
Bowling Green +16.5 North Texas +2
Ohio UAB
FAU -3 Fresno St. -12.5
Marshall New Mexico
Utah St. -15 anOSU -13
Wyoming Purdue
Western Michigan -4 Oregon +3
Central Michigan Washington St.
Eastern Michigan -3 ODU +5
Ball State WKU
Charlotte +17 Vandy +11.5
MTSU Kentucky
Alabama -28.5 USC +7
Utenn Utah
UL Lafayette +25.5 SJSU +28
App State SDSU
Pedo State -15 Nevada +3
Indiana Hawaii
Houston -11.5
Navy
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Comments

Lay the points against Rutgers on the road and take Northwestern

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

another fun one: Bama vs. Tennessee over/under at 56.5. The over sounds like easy money to me. Sure, Tua is injured and may not play, but 4 TDs per team doesn't seem that out there. And if Bama shuts down UT, I can see them putting up more than enough to make up for it.

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Bama covers all by themselves. :-D

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Lmao I took all those same lines last week

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ECU's defense/everything is bad having recently lost a combined 91-26 to Houston and Temple, and UCF can put up points. Also, ECU is supposedly starting their TF QB this game. I picked UCF last week too, but I'm giving them one more shot to cover this week.

big spreads always scare me a little. I know UCF can beat ECU by 3 TDs, but will they be willing to run up the score or will they coast through the second half and let ECU crawl back to within 18 points? Now if it's bama or anOSU, I'm less worried because they are looking for every game to be a statement domination and have no qualms about hanging 60 on some poor team.

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Syracuse winning by 3 barely scraping by is sad

Yes that was sad for me. At least they won. I had them winning in my weekly 8 leg parlay, which is still alive so long as UCF, anOSU, and Kentucky can take care of business. So far, of those 3, only UCF is inspiring a lot of confidence.

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just checking OSU score. Thats crazy theyre down 15

Well crap. I took anOSU (-13) and the ML as part my parlay. Thankfully enough other bets hit to have a decent weekend, but if they had lived up to the hype I would have done really well.

Hindsight being 20/20, I really should have taken that Purdue (-28).../s

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Washington State seemed like a lock at home and gameday there for first time