Alabama Crimson Tide at Mississippi State Bulldogs +18
Alabama just lost. That means someone is going to have to take a beating. Mississippi State has had problems all year against talented quarterbacks allowing four straight to compete 71% of their passes. The Bulldogs don’t have the defensive front to pressure Tua Taguvailoa at all. If Tua is allowed to sit in the pocket, the secondary will be getting their sprints in before next weeks practice. having to chase down the Crimson Tide receivers as they enter the end zone over and over again. I see Jerry Juedy going for 200 yards on Saturday.
This will be the most focused team in the country this weekend. The Mississippi Bulldogs are in the wrong place at the wrong time. Shocking to me that this went from -21 to -18 .
Pick Alabama -18
Massachusetts Minutemen at Northwestern Wildcats Total: 56.5
Northwestern can’t score. Averaging a shocking 11 points per game this season as well as the least efficient passing game in college football. Northwestern has only put up a total of 38 points over their last five games in total. Obviously their inefficiencies were against much stiffer competition, but I still can’t see a possible way that Northwestern puts up over 40 points in this game.
A took a shot on Vandy/Florida game last week, assuming Florida would dominate but keep Vanderbilt off the board. The difference here is I just can’t imagine Northwestern being able to put up the kind of points that they need to hit the over.
Pick: Under 56.5
Oklahoma Sooners at Baylor Bears Total 67.5
Jalen Hurts has been better than his predecessors Kyler Murray and Baker Mayfield. Seriously, look at the statistics 869 rushing yards and 24 throwing touchdowns. Hurts has been everything Oklahoma could possibly want. The problem will not be on the offense Saturday, the Sooners defense has shown an inability to stop competitive teams. Iowa State and Kansas State both put up 40 points against the Sooners offense. The Baylor Bears have been solid on offense this year ranking 26thin the nation in scoring, averaging 35.3 point per game this season.
Baylor has hit the over at three of their four home games in this season and they should be able to move the ball enough put points on the board. The Bears will put up a fight at home but the Oklahoma offense will be impossible to stop. This game should be a shootout, this total is way to low. Give me the over.
Pick: Over 67.5
West Virginia/Kansas State Under 47.5