Florida State Seminoles at Boston College Golden Eagles -2.5
Boston College has been undervalued for the last few weeks (Excluding their matchup with Clemson). Florida State is dealing with inner turmoil after firing Willie Taggert mid-week. Clemson was the only team that was successful in stacking the box to stop AJ Dillon. Florida State will stack the box on Saturday but that won’t stop the 230-pound Junior running back.
Florida State has been bad on the road 0-3 while not covering the spread in any of those games. The Boston College running game will be able to wear down the Seminole defense which should allow for a dominate victory for the Golden Eagles.
Boston College will be celebrating Senior day and Florida State has to many questions to trust them to cover this small spread.
Pick: Boston College Golden Eagles -2.5
Illinois Fighting Illini at Michigan State Spartans -Total 45.5
This game is simple. Michigan State has hit he under in 13 of their last 16 games. Illinois has hit the under in 4 of their last 5 games.
Illinois has a mediocre offense. They now face a defense that has dominated lesser competition. Illinois has taken advantage of other teams’ mistakes, scoring 105 points off of turnovers this season. Michigan State will not turn the ball over, look for them to run the ball and dominate the field. Without the reliance on turnovers the Illinois offense doesn’t bring enough to the table on Saturday. Boring game, easy under.
Pick: Under 45.5
Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Virginia Tech Hokies +2
Virginia Tech is 1-4 against the spread at home. That’s right they are terrible at home. They get a matchup with a Wake Forest team that comes in underrated once again this week.
The Virginia Tech secondary is getting loaded, allowing 340 yards or more in three of the last four games. Wake Forest QB Jamie Newman is coming off of one of his most impressive victories of the season, dominating NC State last week. This is bad matchup for the Hokies as they don’t have the secondary to matchup. Newman has a repeat dominant performance, one that will assure him the spot of ACC Offensive player of the year.
I’m taking Wake and not worrying about it.
Pick: Wake Forest Demon Deacons -2
Penn State -7