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Bowling Green vs. Tennessee. Line: Tennessee by 21. Saturday, 4:00 p.m.
As a disclaimer, don't go nuts with my college football picks. I'm much better at picking NFL games (at least I used to be). Follow @walterfootball for updates.
Here's another disclaimer: I'm not crazy about Week 1 in college football. I've had mixed results over the years, so I tend to go smaller to start the year. I just need to see these teams play before I have an idea of how good they are.
What I am going to do this year is concentrate on the teams I think are overrated and underrated. For instance, I believe this Tennessee squad could make a run and challenge for the conference title. I'm not saying it will happen - Alabama is my pick - but the Vols could at least appear in the SEC Championship Game. If I'm right, they should have their way with Bowling Green.
College Football Pick: Tennessee -21 (1 Unit) -- Correct; +$100
Akron at Oklahoma. Line: Oklahoma by 31.5. Saturday, 7:00 p.m.
Oklahoma is another team that happens to be much better than people realize. The Sooners figure to destroy Akron, one of the worst teams in 1-A football.
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College Football Pick: Oklahoma -31.5 (2 Units) -- Correct; +$200
Texas at Notre Dame. Line: Texas by 9.5. Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Lots of money has been made by betting against Notre Dame over the years. However, the same can be said about Texas since the Colt McCoy era. The Irish are actually a bit underrated right now, which is a rare instance. Let's take advantage of this until the market corrects itself.
College Football Pick: Notre Dame -9.5 (1 Unit) -- Correct; +$100
Texas State at Florida State. Line: Florida State by 29. Saturday, 8:00 p.m.
Here's the only underdog I'm betting this week. Florida State was a fade machine last year, as the team was so aloof that it never covered the spread. I don't see why things would change now, given that the team isn't very well coached. If Texas State isn't an abomination, it'll cover this huge spread.
College Football Pick: Texas State +29 (1 Unit) -- Incorrect; -$110
Arkansas State at USC. Line: USC by 27. Saturday, 11:00 p.m.
USC, like Notre Dame, has been a great fade recently. But now it's swinging the other way. So many people are down on the Trojans that this spread is several points lower than it should be.