College Football Predictions: Free Picks from Strike Point Sports
by Strike Point Sports - 10/20/2010
The last couple of weeks in October have been particularly crazy in the world of college football. We’ve had consecutive weeks of the nation’s top team (AP and Coaches Polls) going down in defeat. Two weeks ago it was defending champs Alabama, who fell on the road to South Carolina. This past weekend it was the Buckeyes of Ohio State who crashed and burned in Madison to the Wisconsin Badgers.
Now all eyes fall on Eugene, Oregon, as the new No. 1 Ducks hope the third time is the charm to avoid a big ‘L’ when they take the field on Thursday night on ESPN against UCLA. Will the recent curse of the No. 1 continue for Chip Kelly’s squad? Will the Bruins look like the team that resembled a Pop Warner squad against Cal or the one that looked like a National Championship contender in its win over Texas ?
Here is a brief look at a couple of intriguing college football matchups in Week Eight that Strike Point Sports will be tuning into despite not having them amongst their rated selections this weekend. We will offer some free picks and college football predictions for these games:
Air Force at No. 4 TCU (-18.5) – 8 p.m. EST
This matchup would be a lot more exciting had the Falcons won at San Diego State and remained in the Top 25. But that doesn’t make them any less dangerous, speaking of AFA’s triple-option threat. However, these days in Fort Worth there doesn’t seem to be a number too large for oddsmakers to throw at the Horned Frogs to cover. TCU covered at home over Baylor (-21) and Wyoming (-34.5), and while they just missed out on their (-30) number over BYU, they handily won, 31-3.
The biggest issue for Air Force will be the absence of tailback Jared Tew, who left last week’s game with a leg injury. Air Force’s rush attack fell off considerably without him and it’s safe to say they have to play their best on Saturday, full strength or not. Something tells me their loss before this huge game will play a positive role for this team in the week leading up. Still, TCU at home is a tall order for anyone.
Prediction: TCU 31, Air Force 13
Washington at No. 18 Arizona (-6.5) – 10:15 p.m.
I can’t say I wasn’t shocked with this number. Yes, the Wildcats are really tough to beat in Tucson. However, their starting quarterback Nick Foles is out indefinitely and no one can say for sure what kind of production Arizona will get from their No. 2 guy. But to argue against the Huskies, UW has been pretty lame duck away from Seattle. Washington is just 3-9 ATS in their last 12 road games, but the road team in this series is an impressive 10-3 ATS in the last 13 meetings. The underdog between these two has been even better, going 11-1 ATS in the last 12.
No doubt Washington has the edge under center with Jake Locker. They are coming off a thrilling, double-OT win at home over a very good Oregon State team, so it will be very interesting to see if the Huskies can parlay that win into an away victory or will they revert back to their hapless road woes?
Prediction: Washington 28, Arizona 17
Similarly in October, the guys at Strike Point Sports have been putting together something special. SPS have reeled off back-to-back very impressive Saturdays, and now they aim for a third straight cash-heavy day in college football.
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Saturday, October 16: 5-2 for +14 units
*8-unit CFB Game of the Year winner (Iowa over Michigan)
This Saturday they are set to release their Big 12 Game of the Season, looking for an encore after the Hawkeyes came through in relatively convincing fashion to make good on our 8-unit play.
Similar to what they have done all year, you can expect a full card of around 5-7 plays throughout Saturday. But for those who want just the best of the best as solely big game hunters, you can grab their Big 12 top pick for just $25 (Available on Thursday at 6 p.m. EST).
For those who signed up last week only for SPS’ big Game of the Year winner, this is another top pick not to be missed, as Strike Point Sports says this top play of theirs is jumping off the page just as much as their GOTY was last weekend. If you employed a wait-and-see approach with last Saturday, then there is nothing to consider now – SPS are white hot over the last fortnight and they have every intention of schooling the books yet again and profiting with the college ranks.
For more information of Strike Point Sports picks and their full football weekend, check out their individual capper page leading up to Thursday’s release and into the weekend.
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