WEEK 3 NCAA FOOTBALL PICKS FROM THE CRYSTAL CAVE BALL


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Matchup Skinny Edge
  UMASS at TEMPLE PickNew Mexico …New Mexico Lobos have covered last three on blue carpet (with big prices) and Davie 12-7 as road dog since 2013. New Mexico to cover spread

 

FRIDAY, SEPT. 15
Arizona wildcats

Matchup Skinny Edge
 UMASS at TEMPLE   pick

Umass

UMASS at TEMPLE…Owls were 21-7 vs. line last two years and 7-2.  UMass no covers first 3 TY but Minutemen were 4-2 as road dog LY. Slight to Umass to cover. Temple offence is non-existent.
  ILLINOIS at USF.  Pick 

USF

Bulls no cover first two this season as heavy chalk after 7-3-1 mark laying DD past two years. Slight to USF home field advanatge
  Arizona wildcats ARIZONA at UTEP…Kugler just 6-14 as DD dog at UTEP. 2013). Miners 1-3 as home dog LY. Arizona covers and win easily base don Pac 12 dominance

 

SATURDAY, SEPT. 16
Matchup Skinny Edge
  South carolina G KENTUCKY at SOUTH CAROLINA…Stoops has won last 3 and covered last 4 vs. SC, which is also 0-4-1 vs.  South Carolina hot give them the win stay away form spread.
 Notre Dame NOTRE DAME at BOSTON COLLEGE… Teams don’t meet every year but BC 6-1 vs. line against Irish since 2004. Eagles 0-5 as Chestnut Hill dog past two years but overall were 7-7-1 as dog Usually close game this time Notre Dame double digit cover.
 UCONN UCONN at VIRGINIA…UConn on 3-11-1 spread skid since late 2015 (0-1 for Edsall). Huskies 6-11-1 as visiting dog since 2013. Slight to U Conn Huskies to cover based on Vrrginia woes on offense
  AF FALCONS AIR FORCE at MICHIGAN…Harbaugh only 4-5 as Ann Arbor chalk since LY and is 9-10 laying DD since 2015. Teams such as Michigan have respect for armed forces teams. They will play them hard if game in bag score wont be run up. Air Force covers, based on team trends.
  Coastal Carolina COASTAL CAROLINA at UAB…  Coastal Carolina, gets win mild upset.

 

 Cincy CINCINNATI at MIAMI-OHIO…Cincy on 4-11 spread since late 2015. RedHawks have covered last four meetings, Cincy won last 9 in series and more . Miami-Ohio at home but Take Cincy to win game surprised bearcats are underdawgs
  penn state GEORGIA STATE at PENN STATE…James Franklin 11-1 in last 12 vs. line, 4-1 last five as DD chalk. Though note GSU 18-5 its last 23 as visiting dog since 2013. Big Spread but Penn State wins  by 38 or more 55-13
 Iowa State IOWA STATE at AKRON…ISU 3-0-1 vs. line last 4 and 4-1-1 vs. spread last 6 after facing Iowa. Bowden Iowa State based on team trends. Iowa St upset.

 

  UNC NORTH CAROLINA at OLD DOMINION…Monarchs just 2-9 as dog since 2015. North Carolna destroyed this team last time out 80-20  UNC, based on team a 80-20 score the last timke they played. NC gets the -10.5  cover
 Oklahoma Cowboys OKLAHOMA STATE at PITT…Narduzzi just 3-11 vs. line at home with Pitt since 015. Gundy 8-8-1 as chalk since 2015. State playing for final 4 spot expect a blow out  Oklahoma State, based on Pitt home woes.  44-24 score
 MT Raiders MTSU at MINNESOTA…Middle Tennessee: Team record: 1-1 SU,1-1 ATS The total has gone OVER in 7 of Middle Tennessee’s last 10 games. Middle Tennessee is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road Middle Tennessee, based on team trends.
     
 bRUINS FOOTBALL UCLA at MEMPHIS…Mora now 3-11-1 vs. line last 14 vs. non-Pac 12. Also 5-10-1 last 15 on board. But Memphis just 3-8 last 11 vs. number since early 2016. Slight to UCLA, based on team trends.
  niu NORTHERN ILLINOIS at NEBRASKA…Riley spread marks very middling with Huskers. Huskies 8-2 as visiting dog for Rod Carey. Northern Illinois SHOULD COVER + 14
 bAYLOR BAYLOR at DUKE…Everything come unglued at Baylor. Bears have good atthletes QB and some other starters been replaced.  Duke wins but if nay pride at Baylor they get cover. +15  
 ohio KANSAS at OHIO…Solich battered Jayhawks LY but only 1-5 as home chalk in 2016. OHIO WINS AND COVERS THE SPREAD
 Utah st football.jpg UTAH STATE at WAKE FOREST…Utags 1-10 vs. spread last 11 away from Logan, 5-15 overall last 20 vs. spread. Clawson on 10-4 spread uptick since early LY. Utah ST not playing well but I think tehy cover and outside chance for upset..
 Louisville football CLEMSON at LOUISVILLE…’Ville now 3-8 last 11 on board. Though the games vs. Clemson have been tough the past three years. Petrino 6-5 as dog with Cards. Dabo on 13-7 spread uptick. I like Louisville QB edge. Game of the season to date. Louisville at home for win and +3.5 cover …….
 CMU CENTRAL MICHIGAN at SYRACUSE…CMU 3-9 last 12 vs. line. Also 1-5 vs. line last six away from  CMU is improved team capable of scoring CMU gets upest win and cover. 
 vt football VIRGINIA TECH at EAST CAROLINA…Skidding ECU now on 1-10-1 spread slide. VPI has covered four straight away from Blacksburg. Virginia Tech based on team trends.
 byu WISCONSIN at BYU…Paul Chryst in 13-4-1 spread run since late 2015, 9-1 last ten away from Madison. Cougs were 4-0-1 as dog LY but dropped first two in role for 2017. BYU plays tiughest schedule in college football and they get psaid well for doing this. BYU covers 
  Purdue Football PURDUE at MISSOURI…Jeff Brohm now on 14-5-1 spread run with his teams since late 2015. Purdue also now 14-3 vs. line its last 17 away from Ross-Ade. Tigers just 9-17 vs. line since 2015. Purdue
 mean green NORTH TEXAS at IOWA…Ferentz was just 10-21 last 31 as Iowa City chalk prior to Slight to North Texas, based on team trends.
  UL-LAFAYETTE  at TEXAS A&M…Sumlin 6-15 last 21 laying DD, 5-15-1 vs. spread at College Station since 2014. AM qb woes and still trying to recover from UCLA shocker Slight to ULL, .
 falcons BOWLING GREEN at NORTHWESTERN…Fitz just 4-9 laying DD since 2013, 7-13 as Evanston chalk same span. BGSU, however, just 1-6 as DD dog for Jinks. Falcons should cover NW still reeling after last weeks shocker
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  gators football TENNESSEE at FLORIDA…Butch Jones got Gators LY but had lost 1-point decisions previous two years and Vols just 2-5 vs. line last seven in series. Butch just 5-9-1 last 14 vs. line and was 0-3-1 vs. line as visitor LY. McElwain 5-1 vs. spread as SEC host in Swamp. Florida wins games no cover though
 
  LT LA TECH at WESTERN KENTUCKY…Brohm was 8-4 vs. line as host past two years but Sanford 0-2 vs. line to begin 2017. Skip Holtz 8-3 vs. spread as road dog since 2014. La Tech, covers
 army ARMY at OHIO STATE…Urban is only 5-10 as Big Horseshoe chalk since 2015 (1-6 in 2015). Army 8-2-2 last 12 as dog away from Michie, 4-2-1 last 7 as DD dog. Great teams respect fir armed forces. Army will play tough and cover 
 wash st OREGON STATE at WASHINGTON STATE…Beavs covered 7 of last 8 LY  Leach on 2-8 spread skid since mid 2016. Washington State blows out the beavers 55-21
 bobcats APP STATE at TEXAS STATE… Mountaineers 8-1 as visiting chalk since 2015. TSU 1-4 vs. spread last five at San Marcos. Bobcats will hang tough get a cover
 Bama football COLORADO STATE at ALABAMA…Nick only 4-14 vs. line hosting non-SEC foes in Tuscaloosa (many of those laying huge points). Bobo was 5-0 as visiting dog LY and 7-1 vs. spread last 8 as visitor. Bama blows them gets easy cover 49-13.
 tulsa TULSA at TOLEDO…Tulsa 6-2 as visiting dog for Philip Montgomery since 2015. Also 12-4 vs. line away from home that span. Rockets on 3-7 spread skid since  2016. Tulsa will score alot points love the over and cover
 
 
   
 Miss st football LSU at MISSISSIPPI STATE…Dan Mullen has covered last three in series, though all of those vs. Les Miles. Mullen 10-5 as dog since 2014. Orgeron, however, now 4-0 vs. line away from home with LSU. Slight to Miss State, based on team and series trends.
  ucf football GEORGIA TECH at UCF…Scott Frost now 4-1 as home chalk for UCF, but Paul Johnson 4-1 last five as dog away from Grant Field. Johnson 11-5 as dog since 2014. UCF covers a chance for upset at home
 Vandy football KANSAS STATE at VANDERBILT…Bill Snyder 20-9-1 vs. line as visitor since 2011 and has covered last 4 vs. non-Big 12. Vandy, however, 6-1 as home dog past two seasons, and 10-5 last 15 vs. line at Nashville. Vanderbilt gets the upset win at home SEC football K state not a Big 3 in Big 12
 cougars RICE at HOUSTON…Even after UTEP win, Owls just 5-9-1 vs. line last 15 away from Rice Stadium. UH just 5-13-1 as home chalk (Tom Herman and all for two years) since 2014. Houston blows out Rice 41-10
  cropped-12341308_10153184390540825_6576509195751453998_n.jpg TROY at NEW MEXICO STATE… Ags crushed last three by Troy but NMSU was 3-1 as Las Cruces dog LY and is 5-2 vs. points last seven at home. Slight to Troy, based on series trends. Don’t be surprised if Aggies win revenge for years of abuse …no pick
 red raider ARIZONA STATE at TEXAS TECH… If Kingsbury chalk note he is 7-1 in role since 2015. Sun Devils 2-9 last vs. points as visitor. Texas Tech, based on team trends.
 TROJANS TEXAS at SOUTHERN CAL… Horns now 2-8 vs. line last 10 as visitor. Herman was 5-0 as dog with UH, however. SC 8-3 vs. line at Coliseum for Clay Helton. Texas improved since opener. The game close but USC pulls away for slight cover 51-31
 EE My upets picks for get the cover Louisville to beat Clemson, Califonia upsets Mississipi Vanderbilt beats KsTATE, Cincy why are they a dawg they win easy, Purdue got a chance against Mizzou best bet against spread Airforce+24, UCLA+3 Vandy +4 California +3.5 Texas Tech -7.512540894_10153250528340825_4244165829006448530_n

 

 

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