2014 SMU Mustangs Season Win Total NCAA Football Picks
by Robert Ferringo - 7/11/2014
2013 Record: 5-7
2014 Las Vegas Season Win Total: 3.5*
2014 Season Win Total Picks NCAA Football: 'Over'
The Mustangs had a streak of four straight bowl games snapped last year as they slogged through a 5-7 rebuilding season. However, things don't appear to be that rebuilt this season and I think it is going to be another nondescript season for June Jones' bunch.
SMU lost quarterback Garrett Gilbert, who was able to resuscitate his career after a transfer from Texas. SMU does return a lot of skill position experience. But they finished a very un-Jones-like No. 76 in the nation in scoring last year with just 26.8 points per game. The defense was barely in the Top 100 (No. 99) and will be a liability again this season with five new starters.
A nonconference schedule that includes Baylor, Texas A&M and TCU is unforgiving. SMU also has to play all four of the top teams in the AAC, with roadies at East Carolina and at Central Florida. A December trip to Connecticut could also be tricky for this warm-weather team.
Jones has always been a great underdog coach. But he just doesn't have the talent to return to a bowl game this year. I think a more accurate season win total would be 4.5 for this team, in which case I'd stay away. But if the books dangled a 3.5 I would have to play 'over' simply out of respect for Jones.
2014 SMU Mustangs Schedule
Sun, Aug 31st, 2014 at Baylor 07:30 PM McLane Stadium
Sat, Sep 6th, 2014 at North Texas 12:00 PM Apogee Stadium
Sat, Sep 20th, 2014 Texas A&M TBA Gerald J. Ford Stadium
Sat, Sep 27th, 2014 TCU TBA Gerald J. Ford Stadium
Sat, Oct 4th, 2014 at East Carolina TBA Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium
Sat, Oct 18th, 2014 Cincinnati TBA Gerald J. Ford Stadium
Sat, Oct 25th, 2014 Memphis TBA Gerald J. Ford Stadium
Sat, Nov 8th, 2014 at Tulsa TBA Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman S
Sat, Nov 15th, 2014 TBA Gerald J. Ford Stadium
Sat, Nov 22nd, 2014 at UCF TBA Bright House Networks Stadium
Fri, Nov 28th, 2014 Houston TBA Gerald J. Ford Stadium
Sat, Dec 6th, 2014 at Connecticut TBA Rentschler Field
All Times EST
*Season Win Total Odds from Raphael Esparza. Esparza was a Las Vegas sportsbook manager for 13 years at some of the largest books on The Strip. He is a proven oddsmaker and this is his projected total.
Robert Ferringo was the top football handicapper in the country last year, earning nearly $8,000 in total football profit in 2013-14 and posting one of the best seasons in America. He hit 62.1 percent for the entire NFL season (95-58) and was amazing down the stretch, closing with 11 of 14 winning NFL weeks and 12 of 15 overall winning football weeks. Robert has posted 3 of 4 winning football seasons, 6 of 7 winning NFL seasons, 30 of 44 winning football months, and 6 of 7 winning NFL preseasons. Also, Robert's proprietary KING College Football Betting System posted another winning season (now 2-for-2) and is 83-58 over the last two years (58.9 percent).
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