<![CDATA[CFB RSS Feed]]> en 120 <![CDATA[Akron vs. Kent State - 11/21/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> https://sportschatplace.com/cfb-picks/2017/11/21/akron-vs-kent-state-11/21/17-college-football-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments The Akron Zips welcome the Kent State Golden Flashes to town in the finale’ of the college football regular season.

The Kent State Golden Flashes hope to close the year with a road win versus the Akron Zips. Kent State has dropped four straight following a 42-23 defeat against the visiting Central Michigan Chippewas as a 17 point underdog. The Golden Flashes enjoyed on of their best offensive performances with a 519 yards with two giveaways but the Chippewas broke several big plays among their 454 yards and took advantage of mistakes.

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The Akron Zips welcome the Kent State Golden Flashes to town in the finale’ of the college football regular season.

The Kent State Golden Flashes hope to close the year with a road win versus the Akron Zips. Kent State has dropped four straight following a 42-23 defeat against the visiting Central Michigan Chippewas as a 17 point underdog. The Golden Flashes enjoyed on of their best offensive performances with a 519 yards with two giveaways but the Chippewas broke several big plays among their 454 yards and took advantage of mistakes.

Kent State didn’t run the ball well but it wasn’t for a lack of trying with five players rushing the ball 46 times for 199 yards for around a four yard average. Golden Flashes quarterback George Bollas completed 15-28 for 310 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. Mike Carrigan and Trey Harrell led the Golden Flashes receivers with a combined five receptions 164 yards and a TD each.

The Akron Zips are shooting for win number seven on the year when the Kent State Golden Flashes take the field. Akron secured Bowl eligibility with a 37-34 shootout victory versus the Ohio Bobcats as two touchdown home dog. The Zips owned the yardage battle 443-395 with a 3-0 advantage in turnovers.

Manny Morgan was the Zips top runner with 55 yards on 14 totes and an eight yard scoring run with Kato Nelson adding 45 yards on 14 carries. Nelson gave Akron an explosive passing attack on 22-38 for 322 yards and four touchdowns in his second straight start. Kwadarrius Smith paced the Zips receiving corps with touchdown receptions of 54 yards and 71 yards.                                                                                                                           

Over is 4-0 in Kent State last 4 games overall and over is 4-0 in Kent State last 4 conference games and over is 4-0 in Kent State last 4 games on fieldturf. Under is 7-0 in Akron last 7 games after allowing less than 170 yards passing in their previous game and Akron are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games and under is 5-0 in Akron last 5 games after accumulating more than 280 yards passing in their previous game. Home team is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings and Kent State are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 meetings in Akron and underdog is 8-3 ATS in their last 11 meetings.  

I have no interest in Akron laying the points and even less backing Kent State so I’ll just watch…

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:02:32 -0500 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=101813
<![CDATA[Syracuse vs. Boston College - 11/25/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> https://sportschatplace.com/cfb-picks/2017/11/25/syracuse-vs-boston-college-11/25/17-college-football-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments On Saturday down at Carrier Dome, the Boston College Eagles and the Syracuse Orange will be matching up in college football action. 

Boston College enters this game with a 6-5 mark. The Eagles have won four of their last five games versus Louisville, Virginia, Florida State and UConn. In that UConn game, Eagles QB Darius Wade put up 55 yards with a TD and AJ Dillon rushed for 200 yards with two scores. 

This year so far, Wade has 280 yards with a TD and a pick, and Dillon is the top Boston College rusher with 1239 yards and 10 TDs from 245 carries.…

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On Saturday down at Carrier Dome, the Boston College Eagles and the Syracuse Orange will be matching up in college football action. 

Boston College enters this game with a 6-5 mark. The Eagles have won four of their last five games versus Louisville, Virginia, Florida State and UConn. In that UConn game, Eagles QB Darius Wade put up 55 yards with a TD and AJ Dillon rushed for 200 yards with two scores. 

This year so far, Wade has 280 yards with a TD and a pick, and Dillon is the top Boston College rusher with 1239 yards and 10 TDs from 245 carries. In receiving, Kobay White leads the Eagles with 368 yards and two touchdowns off 30 catches. 

Over on the Syracuse side, they’re currently 4-7 on the season. The Orange have lost their last four games against Miami, Florida State, Wake Forest and Louisville. In that Louisville game, Syracuse RB Moe Neal put up 98 yards on 19 carries. 

Eric Dungey is still the Syracuse passing leader with 2495 yards, 14 TDs and nine picks, and he’s also the lead rusher with 595 yards and nine TDs from 143 carries. Steve Ishmael is the top  Orange receiver with 1160 yards and six scores. 

The Eagles are 5-0-1 ATS in their last six conference games and 3-0-1 ATS in their last four games following a straight-up win. Boston College is also 3-0-1 ATS in their last four games in November and 4-0 ATS in their last four road games. 

Meanwhile, the Orange are 6-2 ATS versus a team with a winning record and 6-2-1 ATS in their last nine games overall. Syracuse is also 5-2-1 ATS in their last eight conference games and 2-5 ATS in their last seven games in November. 

Since losing four games in a five-game stretch earlier this year, Boston College has been pretty impressive, and very well could be sitting on a five-game win streak if not for a 3-point loss to NC State. As for Syracuse, the one player who’s going to keep them in this game is Dungey—that is if he’s healthy. Assuming that, I’m going to take the Orange to cover here.

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017 09:19:18 -0500 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=101678
<![CDATA[Tulsa vs. Temple - 11/25/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> https://sportschatplace.com/cfb-picks/2017/11/25/tulsa-vs-temple-11/25/17-college-football-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments The Temple Owls and Tulsa Golden Hurricane meet Saturday in college football action at Chapman Stadium.

The Temple Owls would love to get a big road victory here to become bowl eligible for a third straight season. The Temple Owls have won six of their last nine road games. Frank Nutile is completing 58.7 percent of his passes for 1,084 yards, eight touchdowns and seven interceptions. Nutile and Logan Marchi have combined for 17 touchdown passes and 15 interceptions. Adonis Jennings and Isaiah Wright have combined for 1,159 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while…

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The Temple Owls and Tulsa Golden Hurricane meet Saturday in college football action at Chapman Stadium.

The Temple Owls would love to get a big road victory here to become bowl eligible for a third straight season. The Temple Owls have won six of their last nine road games. Frank Nutile is completing 58.7 percent of his passes for 1,084 yards, eight touchdowns and seven interceptions. Nutile and Logan Marchi have combined for 17 touchdown passes and 15 interceptions. Adonis Jennings and Isaiah Wright have combined for 1,159 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while Keith Kirkwood has 35 receptions. The Temple Owls ground game is averaging 130.8 yards per contest, and Ryquell Armstead leads the way with 500 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Temple is allowing 28.2 points and 393.9 yards per game. Chapelle Russell leads the Temple Owls with 70 tackles, Sharif Finch has 7.5 sacks and Delvon Randall has four interceptions. 

The Tulsa Golden Hurricane would love to end a season on a high note while snapping a four-game losing streak. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane have lost three of their last four home games. Luke Skipper is completing 55.9 percent of his passes for 1,141 yards, three touchdowns and four interceptions. Skipper has one touchdown pass and two interceptions in his last three games. Justin Hobbs and Keenen Johnson have combined for 1,323 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Nigel Carter has 22 receptions. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane ground game is averaging 241.1 yards per contest, and D'Angelo Brewer leads the way with 1,262 yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, Tulsa is allowing 37 points and 536 yards per game. McKinley Whitfield leads the Tulsa Golden Hurricane with 102 tackles, Jeremy Smith has six sacks and Craig Suits has two interceptions. 

The Owls are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 road games, 20-6 ATS in their last 26 conference games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Golden Hurricane are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games in November and 1-5 ATS vs. a team with a losing record. The under is 5-0 in Golden Hurricane last 5 games overall and the over is 4-0 in Owls last 4 games overall.

Tulsa has nothing to play for other than its seniors, as the Golden Hurricane simply had a failure of a season and now enter this game with a banged up quarterback. The Temple Owls have been playing some really solid football down the stretch and are one win away from going bowling for a third straight season. There's just no reason to give Tulsa a look here given their current form. Temple has everything to play for and will bring a solid effort to get the job done. I'll back the Owls and the small line. 

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017 02:03:14 -0500 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=101825
<![CDATA[Louisiana-Lafayette vs. Georgia Southern - 11/25/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> https://sportschatplace.com/cfb-picks/2017/11/25/louisiana-lafayette-vs-georgia-southern-11/25/17-college-football-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments The Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns welcome the Georgia Southern Eagles to town in Saturday college football.

The Georgia Southern Eagles travel to Louisiana-Lafayette looking for back to back wins to end the season. Georgia Southern comes off their first victory of the season in a 52-0 waxing of the South Alabama Jaguars as a six point home dog. The Eagles took out an entire year of frustration out on the Jaguars as the team amassed a 583-195 yardage advantage while intercepting a pair of passes and recovering a fumble.

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The Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns welcome the Georgia Southern Eagles to town in Saturday college football.

The Georgia Southern Eagles travel to Louisiana-Lafayette looking for back to back wins to end the season. Georgia Southern comes off their first victory of the season in a 52-0 waxing of the South Alabama Jaguars as a six point home dog. The Eagles took out an entire year of frustration out on the Jaguars as the team amassed a 583-195 yardage advantage while intercepting a pair of passes and recovering a fumble.

The Eagles quarterback duo of Shai Werts and Kado Brown combined to complete 11-17 for 227 yards and a touchdown each with Malik Henry and Wesley Fields on the receiving end of both scores. Werts was thee Eagles top threat on the ground with 113 yards and a trip to the end zone on 15 carries while LA Ramsby, Wesley Fields and Brown combined 154 yards and another three touchdowns. 

The Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns evened their record at 5-5 with a 47-34 win versus the New Mexico State Aggies as a four point home dog. Louisiana-Lafayette rolled to 505 yards of offense with the ability to both run and throw while holding New Mexico State to 402 yards and picking off three passes. 

Ragin’ Cajuns quarterback Jordan Davis connected on 18-31 for 203 yards and a pair of touchdowns with favorite target Ryheem Malone recording seven receptions for 113 yards including a 33 yard scoring strike. Trey Ragas was the top UL Lafayette runner with 132 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries while Davis and Darius Hoggins totaled 124 yard on 14 touches. 

Under is 5-0 in Georgia Southern last 5 games after scoring more than 40 points in their previous game and under is 6-0 in Georgia Southern last 6 games following a straight up win of more than 20 points and under is 7-0 in Georgia Southern last 7 games after allowing less than 20 points in their previous game. 

Louisiana-Lafayette needs a win to become Bowl eligible so the motivation is obvious. The issue with backing this team is inconsistency so hopefully we see 60 minutes of football from them…

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Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:41:39 -0500 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=101882
<![CDATA[Air Force vs. Utah State - 11/25/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> https://sportschatplace.com/cfb-picks/2017/11/25/air-force-vs-utah-state-11/25/17-college-football-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments College football comes to Falcon Stadium when the Utah State Aggies visit the Air Force Falcons Saturday.

The Utah State Aggies look to head to a Bowl with a season ending winning streak when they go on the road to face the Air Force Falcons. Utah State has won back to back contests after throttling the Hawaii Warriors 38-0 as a 10.5 point home favorite. The Aggies held Hawaii to just 318 yards while totaling 475 yards behind a bruising rushing attack that logged 311 yards and eight yards per attempt.

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College football comes to Falcon Stadium when the Utah State Aggies visit the Air Force Falcons Saturday.

The Utah State Aggies look to head to a Bowl with a season ending winning streak when they go on the road to face the Air Force Falcons. Utah State has won back to back contests after throttling the Hawaii Warriors 38-0 as a 10.5 point home favorite. The Aggies held Hawaii to just 318 yards while totaling 475 yards behind a bruising rushing attack that logged 311 yards and eight yards per attempt.

LaJuan Hunt  paced USU on the ground with 111 yards on 13 touches with a 48 yard scoring jaunt while Gerold Bright added 93 yards on eight totes with a 60 yard scoring burst. Utah State quarterback Jordan Love completed 9-12 for 113 yards with a touchdown and interception and also ran for a score while Kent Meyer tossed a 49 yard scoring strike to Braelon Roberts. 

The Air Force Falcons will miss out on a Bowl with their offense suddenly struggling to find the end zone which has led to three straight defeats. Air Force comes in off of a 44-19 loss to the surging Boise State Broncos as a 17.5 point road dog on Saturday. The Falcons came up short in yards 428-296 and lost three fumbles including one recovered for a Boise State touchdown.

With injuries at quarterback AFA turned to Nate Romine who connected on 7-10 for 115 yards with Marcus Bennett catching three throws for 63 yards. Romine was the top Falcons runner as well with 54 yards on 16 carries with a one yard run but the option had little room to operate with just 3.5 yards per carry on 51 touches. 

Utah State are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 road games vs. a team with a losing home record and Utah State are 5-0 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and Utah State are 1-9 ATS in their last 10 games after accumulating more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game. Air Force are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games after allowing less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game and Air Force are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games after scoring less than 20 points in their previous game and Air Force are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games on grass. 

Air Force quarterback Arion Worthman is listed as questionable for this game so no line has been released so please check back.

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Mon, 20 Nov 2017 11:27:15 -0500 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=101876
<![CDATA[Hawaii vs. BYU - 11/25/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> https://sportschatplace.com/cfb-picks/2017/11/25/hawaii-vs-byu-11/25/17-college-football-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments College football comes to Aloha Stadium Saturday where the Hawaii Warriors host the Brigham Young Cougars.

The Brigham Young Cougars have struggled mightily this season with a lack of scoring being the obvious issue. That trend continued in a 16-10 loss to the Massachusetts Minutemen as a 3.5 point home favorite. UMass built a 16-0 lead with Brigham young committing four turnovers while both teams finished with 299 total yards.

The Cougars struggled to run the ball with Squally Canada logging 51 yards on eleven carries with KJ Hall totaling 37 yards on eight touches. BYU did…

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College football comes to Aloha Stadium Saturday where the Hawaii Warriors host the Brigham Young Cougars.

The Brigham Young Cougars have struggled mightily this season with a lack of scoring being the obvious issue. That trend continued in a 16-10 loss to the Massachusetts Minutemen as a 3.5 point home favorite. UMass built a 16-0 lead with Brigham young committing four turnovers while both teams finished with 299 total yards.

The Cougars struggled to run the ball with Squally Canada logging 51 yards on eleven carries with KJ Hall totaling 37 yards on eight touches. BYU did move the chains through the air but the passing attack was mistake prone with quarterback Joe Critchlow completing 21-45 for 257 yards and a touchdown and four interceptions. Micah Simon and Jonah Trinnaman topped BYU with a combined five catches for 121 yards with Matt Bushman snagging a six yard TD throw with 53 seconds left. 

The Hawaii Warriors have been more competitive then their record indicates but it appears this team might have a few pieces to build on for the future. Hawaii enters the final game of the year mired in a four game slide following 38-0 defeat at the Utah State Aggies as a ten point road dog. The Warriors were outgained 475-318 and could not stop an Aggies rushing attack that totaled 311 yards and eight yards per play. 

UH did have some success on the ground with Diocemy Saint Juste rambling for 128 yards on 28 carries with Cole McDonald and Ryan Tuiasoa combining for 77 yards on14 totes. Hawaii turned to the passing of quarterback Dru Brown and he completed 16-29 for 128 yards with Dylan Collie catching seven balls for 59 yards.

BYU are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games after accumulating less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game and BYU are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS loss and under is 5-1 in BYU last 6 games after allowing less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game. Hawaii are 0-9 ATS in their last 9 games after allowing more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game and Hawaii are 0-8 ATS in their last 8 games after allowing less than 170 yards passing in their previous game and Hawaii are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games after accumulating less than 170 yards passing in their previous game. 

I don’t think this is the type of game where you bet the house because both teams have struggled and the unexpected should be expected…

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Mon, 20 Nov 2017 10:20:18 -0500 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=101873
<![CDATA[Oklahoma vs. West Virginia - 11/25/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> https://sportschatplace.com/cfb-picks/2017/11/25/oklahoma-vs-west-virginia-11/25/17-college-football-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments The West Virginia Mountaineers and Oklahoma Sooners meet Saturday in college football action at Memorial Stadium.

The West Virginia Mountaineers look to avoid back-to-back losses for the first time this season while winning eight or more games for the third straight year. The West Virginia Mountaineers have won three of their last four road games. Chris Chugunov is completing 57.1 percent of his passes for 270 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions. Chugunov enters this game with 47 career pass attempts under his belt. Gary Jennings and Ka’Raun White have combined…

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The West Virginia Mountaineers and Oklahoma Sooners meet Saturday in college football action at Memorial Stadium.

The West Virginia Mountaineers look to avoid back-to-back losses for the first time this season while winning eight or more games for the third straight year. The West Virginia Mountaineers have won three of their last four road games. Chris Chugunov is completing 57.1 percent of his passes for 270 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions. Chugunov enters this game with 47 career pass attempts under his belt. Gary Jennings and Ka’Raun White have combined for 1,986 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns while David Sills V has 57 receptions. The West Virginia Mountaineers ground game is averaging 152.1 yards per contest, and Justin Crawford leads the way with 963 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, West Virginia is allowing 29.1 points and 434.9 yards per game. Al-Rasheed Benton leads the West Virginia Mountaineers with 94 tackles, Ezekiel Rose has 4.5 sacks and Kyzir White has three interceptions.  

The Oklahoma Sooners look to win their 11th game of the season to remain in the CFB playoff conversation. The Oklahoma Sooners have won eight of their last nine home games. Baker Mayfield is completing 70.8 percent of his passes for 3,816 yards, 34 touchdowns and five interceptions. Mayfield has three or more touchdown passes in his last three games. Marquise Brown and Mark Andrews have combined for 1,617 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while CeeDee Lamb has 36 receptions. The Oklahoma Sooners ground game is averaging 206.9 yards per contest, and Rodney Anderson leads the way with 749 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Oklahoma is allowing 25.2 points and 390.6 yards per game. Emmanuel Beal leads the Oklahoma Sooners with 70 tackles, Ogbonnia Okoronkwo has eight sacks and Parnell Motley has two interceptions. 

The Mountaineers are 3-1-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record, 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 conference games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Sooners are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 home games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in November and 10-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. The under is 7-3 in Sooners last 10 home games and the under is 24-10 in Mountaineers last 34 conference games.

I'm still not sold on the Oklahoma Sooners, as the defense isn't good and there's a long history of this program choking time and time again. West Virginia has the obvious offensive firepower to give the Sooners a scare, but that was with Will Grier at quarterback. He destroyed on of his fingers and won't be playing in this game, making Chugunov the starter, a guy who has just 47 career pass attempts. Given that the Mountaineers rely 100 percent on their offense, a change at QB ruins any chance of backing them for me. This is a game the Oklahoma Sooners should win easily. However, I also wouldn't be shocked if they somehow lost outright. That's coming sooner or later with this football team. 

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Mon, 20 Nov 2017 02:00:18 -0500 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=101870
<![CDATA[Mississippi State vs. Ole Miss - 11/23/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> https://sportschatplace.com/cfb-picks/2017/11/23/mississippi-state-vs-ole-miss-11/23/17-college-football-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments We have some college football action on Thursday out of the SEC as the Ole Miss Rebels take on the #16 Mississippi State Bulldogs.

The Ole Miss Rebels will look to finish the season at .500 and qualify for a bowl game after falling to 5-6 with a 31-24 loss to Texas A&M in their last outing. Jordan Ta’amu completed 19 of his 34 pass attempts for 189 yards, 2 touchdowns and an interception, while Jordan Wilkins led the Rebels with 147 rushing yards and a touchdown on 19 carries. A.J. Brown hauled in a team-high 7 catches for 70 yards and a touchdown, while DaMarkus Lodge added 4 catches…

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We have some college football action on Thursday out of the SEC as the Ole Miss Rebels take on the #16 Mississippi State Bulldogs.

The Ole Miss Rebels will look to finish the season at .500 and qualify for a bowl game after falling to 5-6 with a 31-24 loss to Texas A&M in their last outing. Jordan Ta’amu completed 19 of his 34 pass attempts for 189 yards, 2 touchdowns and an interception, while Jordan Wilkins led the Rebels with 147 rushing yards and a touchdown on 19 carries. A.J. Brown hauled in a team-high 7 catches for 70 yards and a touchdown, while DaMarkus Lodge added 4 catches and Braylon Sanders chipped in a TD grab of his own in the win. Defensively, Ole Miss combined for a sack and an interception while giving up 391 yards of total offense and a 7 for 19 mark on 3rd down in the game.

The #16 Mississippi State Bulldogs will look to finish the season strong after a 28-21 win over Arkansas in their last outing to climb to 8-3 this season. Nick Fitzgerald threw for 153 yards and 2 touchdowns on 12 of 23 passing, while also leading the team with 101 rushing yards and a touchdown on the ground as well. Aeris Williams added 71 yards and a touchdown of his own on 19 carries, while Reggie Todd led the team with 50 yards and a touchdown receiving. Deddrick Thomas also chipped in a TD grab with his lone reception for 6 yards. Defensively, the Bulldogs combined for 4 sacks including 2.5 from Montez Sweat, along with a forced fumble which the Bulldogs also recovered, all while holding the Razorbacks to 221 yards of total offense and 3 for 11 on 3rd down in the win.

Ole Miss is 3-9-1 ATS in their last 13 conference games and 4-13-1 ATS in their last 18 games overall while the over is 8-0-1 in their last 9 games following a loss. Mississippi State is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a win while the under is 5-2 in their last 7 conference games. The underdog is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings between these two teams.

Ole Miss has actually kept scores respectable as of late, with their last two losses coming by seven points and one point respectively, and keeping it relatively close against the SEC’s best in Auburn and LSU. Mississippi State has locked up a spot in a bowl game and may just be focused on staying healthy going into that one, so I’ll take my free points with Ole Miss here.

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Mon, 20 Nov 2017 01:44:52 -0500 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=101867
<![CDATA[Arkansas vs. Missouri - 11/24/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> https://sportschatplace.com/cfb-picks/2017/11/24/arkansas-vs-missouri-11/24/17-college-football-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments We have some SEC action on the gridiron on Friday, as the Missouri Tigers take on the Arkansas Razorbacks in a college football matchup.

The Missouri Tigers will look to cap off their season and add to their current 5 game winning streak, sitting at 6-5 on the year following their 45-17 win over Vanderbilt last time out. Drew Lock completed just 10 of his 25 pass attempts, but racked up 235 yards and 3 touchdowns. Ish Witter led the team with 102 rushing yards on 16 carries, while Larry Rountree III put up 53 yards and a touchdown with his 15 carries. Albert Okwuegbunam led the Tigers…

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We have some SEC action on the gridiron on Friday, as the Missouri Tigers take on the Arkansas Razorbacks in a college football matchup.

The Missouri Tigers will look to cap off their season and add to their current 5 game winning streak, sitting at 6-5 on the year following their 45-17 win over Vanderbilt last time out. Drew Lock completed just 10 of his 25 pass attempts, but racked up 235 yards and 3 touchdowns. Ish Witter led the team with 102 rushing yards on 16 carries, while Larry Rountree III put up 53 yards and a touchdown with his 15 carries. Albert Okwuegbunam led the Tigers with 5 catches for 116 yards and 2 TDs, while J’Mon Moore chipped in 3 receptions and Richaud Floyd added a 30-yard touchdown catch with his lone reception. Defense and special teams played an important role in the win, with the aforementioned Floyd adding a 74-yard punt return for a score, while Brandon Lee returned one of Mizzou’s 3 interceptions 42 yards for a touchdown. The Tigers also combined for a pair of sacks, all while giving up 399 yards of total offense and a 5 for 16 mark on 3rd down to Vandy in the win.

The Arkansas Razorbacks will try to finish their season on a high note after back-to-back losses dropped Arkansas to 4-7 with a 28-21 loss to Mississippi State last time out. Austin Allen completed 12 of 18 passes for 124 yards, while David Williams led Arkansas with 75 yards and a touchdown with his 8 carries. Devwah Whaley also chipped in 21 rushing yards and a TD with his team-high 12 carries, while Deon Stewart led the team with 39 receiving yards. The Razorbacks combined for a pair of sacks and a forced fumble that Briston Guidry recovered in the endzone for the 3rd Razorbacks touchdown in the loss. All of this while giving up 348 yards of total offense to the Bulldogs in the losing effort.

Missouri is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 conference games and 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games overall while the under is 18-7-1 in their last 26 games following a win. Arkansas is 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 home games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a loss while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 Friday games.

The home team has had all of the success as of late in this matchup, but this is a game where I think the trends get bucked. Missouri has been absolute money ATS over the last couple of months and will be looking to improve their bowl position. Arkansas is just waiting for the season to come to an end and even with this being the final game of the year, I think it’s all for naught as the Tigers end this one with a bang.

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Mon, 20 Nov 2017 01:42:29 -0500 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=101864
<![CDATA[Georgia State vs. Appalachian State - 11/25/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> https://sportschatplace.com/cfb-picks/2017/11/25/georgia-state-vs-appalachian-state-11/25/17-college-football-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments We have some Sun Belt action on the gridiron as the Appalachian State Mountaineers face off against the Georgia State Panthers in a college football matchup.

The Appalachian State Mountaineers will look to build some steam down the stretch will look to build some momentum and stay in the Sun Belt conference race after a 27-6 win over Georgia Southern in their last outing to climb to 6-4 on the year with a 5-1 Sun Belt record. Taylor Lamb threw for 161 yards and 2 touchdowns on 7 of 13 passing, while also rushing for 62 yards on 5 carries. Marcus Williams Jr. led the team in rushing with…

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We have some Sun Belt action on the gridiron as the Appalachian State Mountaineers face off against the Georgia State Panthers in a college football matchup.

The Appalachian State Mountaineers will look to build some steam down the stretch will look to build some momentum and stay in the Sun Belt conference race after a 27-6 win over Georgia Southern in their last outing to climb to 6-4 on the year with a 5-1 Sun Belt record. Taylor Lamb threw for 161 yards and 2 touchdowns on 7 of 13 passing, while also rushing for 62 yards on 5 carries. Marcus Williams Jr. led the team in rushing with 130 yards on 28 carries, while Daetrich Harrington chipped in a rushing TD and 44 yards on 12 carries. Ike Lewis led the team with 67 receiving yards and a touchdown while Collin Reed’s lone catch went 23 yards for a touchdown. Defensively, the Mountaineers combined for 3 sacks all while holding the Eagles to 191 yards of total offense in the win.

The Georgia State Panthers will also look to stay in the mix for a spot in the Sun Belt conference title game after winning 3 straight games, including a 33-30 win over Texas State last time out. Conner Manning threw for 368 yards and a touchdown on 26 of 40 passing, while also rushing for 60 yards on 7 carries. Glenn Smith led the team in rushing with 98 rushing yards on 22 carries, while Kyler Neal rushed for 43 yards and a touchdown on 8 carries. Devin Gentry led Georgia State with 120 yards on 3 receptions while recording both of the Panthers’ receiving touchdowns in the win. Penny Hart added 4 catches for 85 yards, while Smith and Tamir Jones tied for the team-high with 5 catches. Defensively, Georgia State combined for a sack and an interception while holding Texas State to 390 yards of total offense and a 7 for 17 mark on 3rd down in the win.

Appalachian State is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall while the under is 5-2 in their last 7 games following a win. Georgia State is 7-15-1 ATS in their last 23 home games and 13-6-1 ATS in their last 20 conference games while the under is 20-7 in their last 27 games overall.

This is an elimination game in the Sun Belt as one of these teams will be done and the other will need some help to find themselves in the Sun Belt championship game. All in all, one of my personal favorite plays is a home underdog, especially when the matchup is as even as this one is. If the Panthers can move the ball through the air, I not only see them covering, but winning this one straight up, so I’ll take the points with Georgia State here.

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