<![CDATA[CFB RSS Feed]]> en 120 <![CDATA[Navy vs. Army - 12/10/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> http://sportschatplace.com/cfb-picks/2016/12/10/navy-vs-army-12/10/16-college-football-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments The Navy Midshipmen and Army Black Knights meet Saturday afternoon in their college football rivalry at M&T Bank Stadium on CBS.

The Navy Midshipmen look to continue their dominance over Army and win their 10th game of the CFB season. The Navy Midshipmen look to win double-digit games back-to-back seasons for the first time. Will Worth is completing 61.5 percent of his passes for 1,397 yards, eight touchdowns and three interceptions. Worth has at least one touchdown pass in five of his last eight games. Jamir Tillman and Darryl Bonner have combined…

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The Navy Midshipmen and Army Black Knights meet Saturday afternoon in their college football rivalry at M&T Bank Stadium on CBS.

The Navy Midshipmen look to continue their dominance over Army and win their 10th game of the CFB season. The Navy Midshipmen look to win double-digit games back-to-back seasons for the first time. Will Worth is completing 61.5 percent of his passes for 1,397 yards, eight touchdowns and three interceptions. Worth has at least one touchdown pass in five of his last eight games. Jamir Tillman and Darryl Bonner have combined for more than 781 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Calvin Cass Jr. has 10 receptions. The Navy Midshipmen ground game is averaging 327.5 yards per contest, and Worth leads the way with 1,198 yards and 25 touchdowns. Defensively, Navy is allowing 30.4 points and 435.7 yards per game. Micah Thomas leads the Navy Midshipmen with 90 tackles, D.J. Palmore has five sacks and Josiah Powell has two interceptions.

The Army Black Knights look for their seventh victory of the season and snap a massive losing streak to Navy. The Army Black Knights have not won a game against Navy since the 2001 CFB season. Ahmad Bradshaw is completing 42.9 percent of his passes for 615 yards, four touchdowns and eight interceptions. Bradshaw has a touchdown pass in three straight games. Edgar Poe and Christian Poe have combined for more than 425 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Jeff Ejekam has nine receptions. The Army Black Knights ground game is averaging 328.9 yards per contest, and Andy Davidson leads the way with 818 yards and nine touchdowns. Defensively, Army is allowing 19.1 points and 288.9 yards per game. Andrew King leads the Army Black Knights with 88 tackles, Alex Aukerman has 5.5 sacks and Marcus Hyatt has two interceptions.

The Midshipmen are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss and 17-8-1 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Black Knights are 7-22 ATS in their last 29 games following a bye week and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games in December. The Midshipmen are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings and the under is 10-1 in the last 11 meetings.

Despite Navy owning this rivalry for the last decade, the last two meetings were decided by a combined 11 points. Army lost by just four points last season despite being a three-touchdown underdog and has covered four of the last five games overall against the Midshipmen. A lot of this has to do with Army being one of the top defensive teams in the country, which includes ranking 19th in college football in run defense. Navy is 67th in the country in terms of stopping the run. When you add the fact the Black Knights have zero recent success against Navy, you're going to get a very motivated football team to end the streak.

I like Army and the points given therecent history of close games and the fact the Black Knights are better defensively.

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Mon, 05 Dec 2016 12:52:01 -0500 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=66215
<![CDATA[Sam Houston State vs. James Madison - 12/9/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> http://sportschatplace.com/cfb-picks/2016/12/09/sam-houston-state-vs-james-madison-12/9/16-college-football-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments The Sam Houston State Bearkats and James Madison Dukes clash Friday night in a college football quarterfinal at Bridgeforth Stadium on ESPN2.

The Sam Houston State Bearkats look for another victory after beating Chattanooga in the second round, 41-36. Jeremiah Briscoe is completing 65.8 percent of his passes for 4,459 yards, 57 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Briscoe must continue to take care of the ball for the Bearkats to advance. Yedidiah Louis and Davion Davis have combined for more than 2,060 receiving yards and 24 touchdowns while Stewart…

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The Sam Houston State Bearkats and James Madison Dukes clash Friday night in a college football quarterfinal at Bridgeforth Stadium on ESPN2.

The Sam Houston State Bearkats look for another victory after beating Chattanooga in the second round, 41-36. Jeremiah Briscoe is completing 65.8 percent of his passes for 4,459 yards, 57 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Briscoe must continue to take care of the ball for the Bearkats to advance. Yedidiah Louis and Davion Davis have combined for more than 2,060 receiving yards and 24 touchdowns while Stewart Nathan has 50 receptions. The Sam Houston State Bearkats ground game is averaging 184.6 yards per contest, and Remus Bulmer leads the way with 816 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Sam Houston State is allowing 26.8 points and 428.5 yards per game. Justin Johnson leads the Sam Houston State Bearkats with 89 tackles, P.J. Hall has 11 sacks and Alfonzo McMillian has two interceptions.

The James Madison Dukes look to advance after beating New Hampshire last week, 55-22. Bryan Schor is completing 74.4 percent of his passes for 2,397 yards, 23 touchdowns and four interceptions. Schor is coming off a five-touchdown performance last week. Brandon Ravenel and Terrence Alls have combined for more than 1,220 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while Domo Taylor has 28 receptions. The James Madison Dukes ground game is averaging 285.5 yards per contest, and Abdullah Khalid leads the way with 1,387 yards and 17 touchdowns. Defensively, James Madison is allowing 23.3 points and 354.5 yards per game. Brandon Hereford leads the James Madison Dukes with 91 tackles, Simeyon Robinson has four sacks and Raven Greene has five interceptions.

I'll update this article later once a line is released, but I have James Madison winning this game. The Dukes are more balanced offensively and have beaten some of the top teams the FCS has to offer. Remember, the Dukes only loss came to North Carolina, and that game was fairly close for a while. Sam Houston State is unbeaten, but the Bearkats can be scored on often and that's not good against a James Madison team that's balanced offensively. James Madison is also 22-5 SU on its home field since the start of the 2013 college football season.

I like the Dukes to win this game.

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Mon, 05 Dec 2016 03:08:55 -0500 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=66203
<![CDATA[Clemson vs. Virginia Tech - 12/3/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> http://sportschatplace.com/cfb-picks/2016/12/03/clemson-vs-virginia-tech-12/3/16-college-football-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments The Clemson Tigers and Virginia Tech Hokies clash Saturday night in the ACC Championship at Camping World Stadium on ABC.

The Clemson Tigers look for their 12th victory of the season to secure a spot in the college football playoff. The Clemson Tigers also look for their 22nd conference title. Deshaun Watson is completing 67.5 percent of his passes for 3,626 yards, 34 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. Watson has two or more touchdown passes in 10 of his last 11 games. Mike Williams and Jordan Leggett have combined for 1,702 receiving yards and 15…

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The Clemson Tigers and Virginia Tech Hokies clash Saturday night in the ACC Championship at Camping World Stadium on ABC.

The Clemson Tigers look for their 12th victory of the season to secure a spot in the college football playoff. The Clemson Tigers also look for their 22nd conference title. Deshaun Watson is completing 67.5 percent of his passes for 3,626 yards, 34 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. Watson has two or more touchdown passes in 10 of his last 11 games. Mike Williams and Jordan Leggett have combined for 1,702 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns while Deon Cain has 30 receptions. The Clemson Tigers ground game is averaging 172.3 yards per contest, and Wayne Gallman leads the way with 943 yards and 13 touchdowns. Defensively, Clemson is allowing 17 points and 307.9 yards per game. Ben Boulware leads the Clemson Tigers with 95 tackles, Carlos Watkins has 7.5 sacks and Jadar Johnson has five interceptions.

The Virginia Tech Hokies look for their 10th victory of the season and claim their 11th conference title. The Virginia Tech Hokies have 13 double-digit winning seasons. Jerod Evans is completing 63.8 percent of his passes for 3,045 yards, 26 touchdowns and five interceptions. Evans has two or more touchdown passes in eight of his last 10 games. Isaiah Ford and Cam Phillips have combined for 1,725 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns while Bucky Hodges has 42 receptions. The Virginia Tech Hokies ground game is averaging 191.8 yards per contest, and Evans leads the way with 713 yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, Virginia Tech is allowing 21.1 points and 332.2 yards per game. Andrew Motuapuaka leads the Virginia Tech Hokies with 102 tackles, Ken Ekanem has 6.5 sacks and Greg Stroman has three interceptions.

The Tigers are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 neutral site games and 1-4 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The Hokies are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win. The underdog is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings and the under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.

This is a lot of points to give a Virginia Tech team that's been pretty consistent all season and has a playmaking quarterback who seems to play well in big games. Clemson has also had issues playing to its potential all season and covered just one of its last five ACC games. Virginia Tech also has a fiesty defense that's sure to keep Watson on his toes and possibly create some mistakes. If Virginia Tech can avoid the turnovers, this is a game the Hokies could win outright. However, I'll side with the points just to play it safe. 

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Fri, 02 Dec 2016 04:20:39 -0500 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=65741
<![CDATA[Alabama vs. Florida - 12/3/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> http://sportschatplace.com/cfb-picks/2016/12/03/alabama-vs-florida-12/3/16-college-football-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments The Alabama Crimson Tide and Florida Gators clash Saturday afternoon in the SEC Championship at the Georgia Dome on CBS.

The Alabama Crimson Tide look to wrap up the top college football playoff seed with a victory here. The Alabama Crimson Tide look for their 30th conference title. Jalen Hurts is completing 65.9 percent of his passes for 2,454 yards, 21 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Hurts has two or more touchdown passes in four of his last five games. ArDarius Stewart and Calvin Ridley have combined for 1,494 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns…

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The Alabama Crimson Tide and Florida Gators clash Saturday afternoon in the SEC Championship at the Georgia Dome on CBS.

The Alabama Crimson Tide look to wrap up the top college football playoff seed with a victory here. The Alabama Crimson Tide look for their 30th conference title. Jalen Hurts is completing 65.9 percent of his passes for 2,454 yards, 21 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Hurts has two or more touchdown passes in four of his last five games. ArDarius Stewart and Calvin Ridley have combined for 1,494 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns while O.J. Howard has 35 receptions. The Alabama Crimson Tide ground game is averaging 245.9 yards per contest, and Damien Harris leads the way with 897 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Alabama is allowing 11.4 points and 246.8 yards per game. Reuben Foster leads the Alabama Crimson Tide with 83 tackles, Tim Williams has eight sacks and Minkah Fitzpatrick has four interceptions.

The Florida Gators look for their ninth win of the season by pulling off a major CFB upset. The Florida Gators also look for their ninth conference title. Austin Appleby is completing 60 percent of his passes for 964 yards, six touchdowns and two interceptions. Appleby has three touchdown passes in his last three games. Antonio Callaway and Brandon Powell have combined for 916 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Tyrie Cleveland has 13 receptions. The Florida Gators ground game is averaging 141.6 yards per contest, and Jordan Scarlett leads the way with 778 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Florida is allowing 14.6 points and 291.6 yards per game. Marcell Harris leads the Florida Gators with 57 tackles, Jabari Zuniga has five sacks and Teez Tabor has four interceptions.

The Crimson Tide are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 conference games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Gators are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 neutral site games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 conference games. The Crimson Tide are 9-2-1 ATS in their last 12 meetings and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

Even with all of the injuries and the lack of offense, the Florida Gators continue to find ways to compete and hang in there against quality teams. Florida is still a scrappy football team on the defensive side of the ball and it's what helped make last years SEC title game closer than expected. We know Alabama is good and is playing its best ball of the season, but this line seems a bit high. Florida will find a way to hang around like it has all season.

I'll take a shot with the points here.

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Fri, 02 Dec 2016 04:04:56 -0500 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=65738
<![CDATA[Colorado vs. Washington - 12/2/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> http://sportschatplace.com/cfb-picks/2016/12/02/colorado-vs-washington-12/2/16-college-football-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments The Colorado Buffaloes and Washington Huskies clash Friday night in the college football Pac-12 Championship at Levi's Stadium on FOX.

The Colorado Buffaloes look for their seventh straight victory overall and third straight win over a ranked team. The Colorado Buffaloes are looking for their 27th conference title. Sefo Liufau is completing 64.6 percent of his passes for 2,150 yards, 11 touchdowns and three interceptions. Liufau has one or less touchdown pass in six of his last seven games. Shay Fields and Devin Ross have combined for 1,577 receiving…

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The Colorado Buffaloes and Washington Huskies clash Friday night in the college football Pac-12 Championship at Levi's Stadium on FOX.

The Colorado Buffaloes look for their seventh straight victory overall and third straight win over a ranked team. The Colorado Buffaloes are looking for their 27th conference title. Sefo Liufau is completing 64.6 percent of his passes for 2,150 yards, 11 touchdowns and three interceptions. Liufau has one or less touchdown pass in six of his last seven games. Shay Fields and Devin Ross have combined for 1,577 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns while Bryce Bobo has 41 receptions. The Colorado Buffaloes ground game is averaging 201 yards per contest, and Phillip Lindsay leads the way with 1,136 yards and 15 touchdowns. Defensively, Colorado is allowing 18.8 points and 323.8 yards per game. Kenneth Olugbode leads the Colorado Buffaloes with 86 tackles, Jimmie Gilbert has nine sacks and Tedric Thompson has seven interceptions.

The Washington Huskies look for their 12th victory to remain in the college football playoff race. The Washington Huskies look for their 16th conference title and first since 2000. Jake Browning is completing 65 percent of his passes for 3,162 yards, 40 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Browning has two or more touchdown passes in 12 of his last 15 games. John Ross and Dante Pettis have combined for 1,858 receiving yards and 30 touchdowns while Chico McClatcher has 28 receptions. The Washington Huskies ground game is averaging 205.4 yards per contest, and Myles Gaskin leads the way with 1,180 yards and 10 touchdowns. Defensively, Washington is allowing 17.8 points and 328.9 yards per game. Azeem Victor leads the Washington Huskies with 67 tackles, Psalm Wooching has five sacks and Sidney Jones has three interceptions.

The Buffaloes are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games in December and 11-2 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Huskies are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games on grass and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Friday games. The Buffaloes are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 meetings and the favorite is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings.

Colorado has had a very impressive season and shouldn't be overlooked based on the constant surprises. The Buffaloes have shown this isn't the same team from past years and is more than capable of hanging around with the big boys. However, the Washington Huskies are the clear best team in the Pac-12 and have the explosive offense and stingy defense to dominate this game. Washington is capable of winning the national championship and has produced double-digit victories in nine of its 11 victories. This pick has more to do with how I feel about Washington than it does downgrading Colorado.

Give me the Huskies by double digits.

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Thu, 01 Dec 2016 01:32:21 -0500 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=65654
<![CDATA[Western Michigan vs. Ohio - 12/2/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> http://sportschatplace.com/cfb-picks/2016/12/02/western-michigan-vs-ohio-12/2/16-college-football-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments The Western Michigan Broncos and Ohio Bobcats meet Friday night in the college football MAC title game at Ford Field on ESPN2.

The Western Michigan Broncos hope to finish the season undefeated for the first time in school history. The Western Michigan Broncos look to win their fourth conference title and first since the 1988 CFB season. Zach Terrell is completing 71.7 percent of his passes for 3,086 yards, 30 touchdowns and one interception. Terrell has two or more touchdown passes in eight of his last nine games. Corey Davis and Michael Henry have…

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The Western Michigan Broncos and Ohio Bobcats meet Friday night in the college football MAC title game at Ford Field on ESPN2.

The Western Michigan Broncos hope to finish the season undefeated for the first time in school history. The Western Michigan Broncos look to win their fourth conference title and first since the 1988 CFB season. Zach Terrell is completing 71.7 percent of his passes for 3,086 yards, 30 touchdowns and one interception. Terrell has two or more touchdown passes in eight of his last nine games. Corey Davis and Michael Henry have combined for 1,994 receiving yards and 21 touchdowns while Carrington Thompson has 32 receptions. The Western Michigan Broncos ground game is averaging 247.2 yards per contest, and Jarvion Franklin leads the way with 1,266 yards and 12 touchdowns. Defensively, Western Michigan is allowing 19.2 points and 361.5 yards per game. Robert Spillane leads the Western Michigan Broncos with 98 tackles, Keion Adams has 7.5 sacks and Darius Phillips has four interceptions.

The Ohio Bobcats hope to win their ninth game of the season and beat their first ranked team in more than a decade. The Ohio Bobcats hope to win their 12th conference title and first since the 1968 CFB season. Quinton Maxwell is completing 55.6 percent of his passes for 1,247 yards, eight touchdowns and four interceptions. Maxwell and Greg Windham have combined for 17 touchdown passes this season. Sebastian Smith and Papi White have combined for 1,330 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Jordan Reid has 43 receptions. The Ohio Bobcats ground game is averaging 186.2 yards per contest, and Dorian Brown leads the way with 794 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Ohio is allowing 21.7 points and 359.8 yards per game. Blair Brown leads the Ohio Bobcats with 105 tackles, Tarell Basham has nine sacks and Javon Hagan has three interceptions.

The Broncos are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Friday games and 27-10 ATS in their last 37 games overall. The Bobcats are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games and 10-2 ATS in their last 12 Friday games. The Broncos are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 meetings and the over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.

This is a ton of points to lay in a conference championship game, especially when Ohio has been consistent all season and all three of its losses were decided by single digits. However, you wouldn't be shocked if Western Michigan came out and just lit the Bobcats on fire with an offense that has scored no less than 34 points in 11 straight games. I like the over in this spot due to the Broncos high offense and the fact the over has hit four straight times between these two teams. This should be a fun, high scoring MAC game. Of course, what else is new?

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Thu, 01 Dec 2016 01:12:17 -0500 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=65651
<![CDATA[Wyoming vs. San Diego State - 12/3/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> http://sportschatplace.com/cfb-picks/2016/12/03/wyoming-vs-san-diego-state-12/3/16-college-football-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments The San Diego State Aztecs will travel to War Memorial Stadium (WY) to take on the Wyoming Cowboys this Saturday night in the Mountain West Championship Game.

The San Diego State Aztecs lost their 2nd straight game and dropped to 9-3 (6-2 MW-West) on the season after being defeated by the Colorado State Rams, 63-31, this past Saturday. San Diego had no answers for the Rams suddenly explosive offense however, the Aztecs knew going into this game that they had a spot in the Mountain West Championship after clinching the division a few weeks ago. San Diego State was outgained by Colorado…

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The San Diego State Aztecs will travel to War Memorial Stadium (WY) to take on the Wyoming Cowboys this Saturday night in the Mountain West Championship Game.

The San Diego State Aztecs lost their 2nd straight game and dropped to 9-3 (6-2 MW-West) on the season after being defeated by the Colorado State Rams, 63-31, this past Saturday. San Diego had no answers for the Rams suddenly explosive offense however, the Aztecs knew going into this game that they had a spot in the Mountain West Championship after clinching the division a few weeks ago. San Diego State was outgained by Colorado State by a 507-377 margin and lost the turnover battle by a 2-0 margin. Leading the way for the Aztecs was RB Juwan Washington who had 92 yards and a TD on just 6 carries. On the season, San Diego State is averaging 36.0 ppg on 318.3 total yards per game (204.9 passing, 113.3 rushing). Offensively, San Diego State has been led by RB Donnel Pumphrey who has 15 TD’s on the season and is averaging 159.0 rushing yds/g. Along with Pumphrey, the Aztecs also have Rashaad Penny (9.2 att/g, 73.2 yds/g, 9 TD) and Juwan Washington (4.2 att/g, 36.1 yds/g, 5 TD) in the backfield. QB Christian Chapman has completed 61.2% of his passes for 19 TD and 5 INT while averaging 148.4 passing yards per game. Mikah Holder (2.2 rec/g, 46.6 yds/g, 5 TD), David Wells (1.7 rec/g, 21.2 yds/g, 4 TD), and Rashaad Penny (1.0 rec/g, 17.3 yds/g, 3 TD) have been the leading receivers for the Aztecs. Defensively, San Diego State is allowing their opponents to average 20.8 ppg on 318.3 total yards per game (204.9 passing, 113.3 rushing).

The Wyoming Cowboys dropped to 8-4 (6-2 MW-East) on the season after being defeated by the New Mexico Lobos, 56-35, this past Saturday. Although Wyoming’s loss, put the Mountain West division into a three-way tie after Boise State was defeated by Air Force, the Cowboys earned the spot in the Mountain West Championship due to the fact they had the highest composite rank among the computer rankings. Wyoming will need to find some quick answers on defense as in their game against the Lobos, the Cowboys were outgained by a 690-449 margin while allowing 568 rushing yards. Leading the way for the Cowboys was Brian Hill who had 3 TD’s and 126 rushing yards on 26 carries. On the season, Wyoming is averaging 38.2 ppg on 447.3 total yards per game (229.3 passing, 217.9 rushing). Offensively, Wyoming has been led by RB Brian Hill who has 21 TD’s on the season while averaging 139.5 rushing yds/g. QB Josh Allen has completed 57.4% of his passes for 23 TD and 11 INT while averaging 229.0 passing yds/g. Tanner Gentry (5.2 rec/g, 94.3 yds/g, 11 TD), Jake Maulhardt (2.9 rec/g, 44.1 yds/g, 4 TD), and Jacob Hollister (2.4 rec/g, 40.7 yds/g, 6 TD) are the leading receivers for the Cowboys. Defensively, Wyoming is allowing their opponents to average 35.5 ppg on 475.4 total yards per game (276.0 passing, 199.4 rushing).

The Aztecs are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss however, just 1-4-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The Cowboys are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 conference games.

If you watched either San Diego State or Wyoming play last weekend, you probably would be surprised that both teams would be playing in the Mountain West Championship as both the Aztecs and Cowboys probably had their worst games of the season. San Diego State has an outstanding rushing attack led by one of the best RB’s in the country and comes into the game with the 19th ranked scoring defense. Wyoming also has one of the best RB’s in the country in Brian Hill and although their defense can give up some points, their offensive has been able to make up for it as the Cowboys can beat you both on the ground and through the air. San Diego State has had a great season however, Wyoming has been outstanding at home this season and as the Aztecs pass defense has looked awful in their last two games against Wyoming and Colorado State, I like Wyoming to keep this one close enough to cover with the points. Take Wyoming to cover.  

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Mon, 28 Nov 2016 16:23:50 -0500 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=65234
<![CDATA[WKU Hilltoppers vs. LA Tech Bulldogs - 12/3/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> http://sportschatplace.com/cfb-picks/2016/12/03/wku-hilltoppers-vs-la-tech-bulldogs-12/3/16-college-football-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers square off with the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs in college football for the second time.

The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs were red hot with seven consecutive victories before a 39-24 loss at Southern Mississippi in the final game of the regular season. The Golden Eagles held a 426-254 edge in yardage while the Bulldogs scored on a fumble return but also totaled three turnovers. La Tech quarterback Ryan Higgins

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The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers square off with the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs in college football for the second time.

The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs were red hot with seven consecutive victories before a 39-24 loss at Southern Mississippi in the final game of the regular season. The Golden Eagles held a 426-254 edge in yardage while the Bulldogs scored on a fumble return but also totaled three turnovers. La Tech quarterback Ryan Higgins

was the offense as he connected on 22-39 for 246 yards but also three costly interceptions. The Louisiana Tech rushing attack averaged less then a yard per carry so the offense didn’t move the chains as they usually did during the season.

Ever since the loss to Louisiana Tech, the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers have been scoring in bunches with the defense holding up their side of the bargain on the way to six straight wins. The Hilltoppers closed the regular season with an easy 60-6 rout of over rated Marshall in week 13. WKY totaled 462 yards and limited the Thundering Herd to 230 yards and a pair of interceptions. Hilltoppers quarterback Mike White hit 16-27 for 233 yards and three touchdowns with Nicholas Norris catching three balls for 790 yards and a score. The Western Kentucky rushing attack saw Anthony Wales and Quinton Baker combine for 214 yards and three TD’s on 23 touches.

Louisiana Tech are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games after accumulating less than 275 total yards in their previous game and the over is 5-0 in Louisiana Tech last 5 games following a ATS loss while the over is 6-0 in Louisiana Tech last 6 games on fieldturf. The over is 4-0 in Western Kentucky last 4 games after allowing less than 170 yards passing in their previous game and Western Kentucky are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games after accumulating more than 450 total yards in their previous game while the over is 6-1 in Western Kentucky last 7 games after allowing less than 275 total yards in their previous game.

I’m backing Western Kentucky right now who have been outstanding on both sides of the ball…

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Mon, 28 Nov 2016 13:57:20 -0500 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=65201
<![CDATA[Georgia Southern Eagles vs. Troy Trojans - 12/3/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> http://sportschatplace.com/cfb-picks/2016/12/03/georgia-southern-eagles-vs-troy-trojans-12/3/16-college-football-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments The Troy Trojans will travel to play the Georgia Southern Eagles in a Sun Belt college football game on Saturday.

The Georgia Southern Eagles are 4-7 (3-4) this season after losing to Georgia State by a score of 30-24 in their last game. Georgia Southern has lost their last 4 games and is currently tied for 6th in the Sun Belt standings. The Georgia Southern offense is averaging 26.5 points per game with 224.7 rushing yards and 153.9 passing yards per game. Favian Upshaw is completing 51.9% of his passes for 566 yards, 4 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions for Georgia Southern. Kevin Ellison…

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The Troy Trojans will travel to play the Georgia Southern Eagles in a Sun Belt college football game on Saturday.

The Georgia Southern Eagles are 4-7 (3-4) this season after losing to Georgia State by a score of 30-24 in their last game. Georgia Southern has lost their last 4 games and is currently tied for 6th in the Sun Belt standings. The Georgia Southern offense is averaging 26.5 points per game with 224.7 rushing yards and 153.9 passing yards per game. Favian Upshaw is completing 51.9% of his passes for 566 yards, 4 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions for Georgia Southern. Kevin Ellison has 563 rushing yards and 5 touchdowns, while Matt Breida has added 580 yards and 3 scores for the Eagles. BJ Johnson III has caught 35 passes for 471 yards and 1 touchdown, while Myles Campbell has caught 29 passes for 375 yards and 4 touchdowns for Georgia Southern. The Georgia Southern defense is giving up 26.7 points per game with 170.8 rushing yards and 230.6 passing yards per game. Ironhead Gallon has led the Georgia Southern defense with 97 tackles and 5 tackles for loss, while Ukeme Eligwe has added 86 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, and 1 interception. Younghoe Koo has gone 19-20 on field goals, with a long of 54 yards.

The Troy Trojans are 9-2 (6-1) this season after beating Texas State by a score of 40-7 in their last game. Troy has won 8 of their last 9 games and is currently tied for 2nd in the Sun Belt standings. The Troy offense is averaging 35.1 points per game with 180.5 rushing yards and 266.6 passing yards per game. Brandon Silvers is completing 62.9% of his passes for 2727 yards, 21 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions for Troy. Jordan Chunn has rushed for 1153 yards and 11 touchdowns, while Josh Anderson has added 272 yards and 3 scores for the Trojans. Emanuel Thompson has caught 65 passes for 641 yards and 5 touchdowns, while Deondre Douglas has added 52 catches for 608 yards and 6 touchdowns for Troy. The Troy defense is giving up 21.5 points per game with 115.1 rushing yards and 246.6 passing yards per game. William Lloyd has led Troy with 55 tackles, 7 tackles for loss, and 1 sack, while Terris Lewis has added 43 tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss. Ryan Kay has gone 17-21 on field goals, with a long of 47 yards.

Troy is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games following a bye week. The under is 5-1-1 in Troy’s last 7 road games. Georgia Southern is 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games on grass and 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games. The under is 4-1 in Georgia Southern’s last 5 home games.

Troy comes into this game as one of the leaders in the Sun Belt, while Georgia Southern has ended the season on a rough patch. Troy has the better offense in this game and should have no problem moving the ball. I like Troy to give a strong performance to end the year. 

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Mon, 28 Nov 2016 13:45:27 -0500 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=65198
<![CDATA[Texas State Bobcats vs. Arkansas State Red Wolves - 12/3/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> http://sportschatplace.com/cfb-picks/2016/12/03/texas-state-bobcats-vs-arkansas-state-red-wolves-12/3/16-college-football-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments The Arkansas State Red Wolves will travel to play the Texas State Bobcats in a Sun Belt college football game on Saturday.

The Texas State Bobcats are 2-9 (0-7) this season after losing to Troy by a score of 40-7 in their last game. Texas State has lost 7 games in a row and is currently last in the Sun Belt conference. The Texas State offense is averaging 19 points per game with 79.3 rushing yards and 229 passing yards per game. Connor White is completing 50% of his passes for 121 yards and 1 interception for Texas State. Stedman Mayberry has rushed for 575 yards and 5 touchdowns, while…

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The Arkansas State Red Wolves will travel to play the Texas State Bobcats in a Sun Belt college football game on Saturday.

The Texas State Bobcats are 2-9 (0-7) this season after losing to Troy by a score of 40-7 in their last game. Texas State has lost 7 games in a row and is currently last in the Sun Belt conference. The Texas State offense is averaging 19 points per game with 79.3 rushing yards and 229 passing yards per game. Connor White is completing 50% of his passes for 121 yards and 1 interception for Texas State. Stedman Mayberry has rushed for 575 yards and 5 touchdowns, while Tyler Siudzinski has added 138 yards and 1 score for the Bobcats. Stedman Mayberry has caught 41 passes for 321 yards, while Tyler Watts has added 36 catches for 312 yards and 1 touchdown for Texas State. The Texas State defense is giving up 41.5 points per game with 226.4 rushing yards and 255.1 passing yards per game. Bryan London has led the Bobcats defense with 123 tackles and 7.5 tackles for loss, while Gabe Loyd has added 93 tackles, 5 tackles for loss, and 2 sacks. Marcus Ripley has gone 5-5 on field goals, with a long of 37 yards.

The Arkansas State Red Wolves are 6-5 (6-1) this season after losing to Louisiana Lafayette by a score of 24-19 in their last game. Arkansas State has won 6 of their last 7 games and is currently tied for 2nd in the Sun Belt standings. The Arkansas State offense is averaging 26.2 points per game with 143.4 rushing yards and 251.3 passing yards per game. Justice Hansen is completing 58.7% of his passes for 2335 yards, 14 touchdowns, and 8 interceptions for Arkansas State. Warren Wand has rushed for 732 yards and 6 touchdowns, while Johnston White has added 431 yards and 4 touchdowns for the Red Wolves. Kendall Sanders has caught 32 passes for 427 yards and 4 touchdowns, while Blake Mack has added 31 catches for 550 yards and 2 scores for Arkansas State. The Red Wolves defense is giving up 22.9 points per game with 157.7 rushing yards and 229.3 passing yards per game. Xavier Woodson-Luster has led the Arkansas State defense with 82 tackles and 4.5 tackles for loss, while Justin Clifton has added 72 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, and 2 interceptions. J.D. Houston has gone 11-17 on field goals, with a long of 43 yards.

Arkansas State is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games on turf and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games. The under is 4-0 in Arkansas State’s last 4 road games. Texas State is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 conference games and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games against a team with a winning record. The under is 5-0 in Texas State’s last 5 games.

Texas State has really struggled this season and has played very poorly on defense. Arkansas State has played great in conference play, but will be on the road here. I expect Arkansas State to put up a lot of points in this game as Texas State hasn’t been able to get enough stops to be competitive. 

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Mon, 28 Nov 2016 13:43:02 -0500 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=65192