Rutgers at UConn Under 40.5
These are two very solid defensive teams that are to say the least offensively challenged. Schiano has done a great job this year doing double-duty as HC and as the defensive coordinator. The Scarlet Knights are 9th in points allowed but rush for less than 3.0 ypc on offense avgg just 328 ypg. The Huskies are good at stuffing the run and eat a lot of clock running the ball with stud RB McCombs (101 ypg). Rutgers is 8-2 to the low this year and comes of a 20-3 win over a pretty good offensive club in Cincinnati holding the Bearcats to less than 300 yards of total offense. Rutgers has dominated the series so thinking that the Knights will dictate the pace in a low scoring smash mouth dogfight. Play the Under.
Purdue at Indiana Under 56.5
Indiana has given up 34+ points in six straight games but this is their season finale against their most hated in-state recruiting rival so expect nothing but a balls to the wall effort here. The Boilers are nothing special on offense or on the road where they’ve scored 18-14-17 in their L3 with suitcase. Granted, against much better competition than the Hoosiers, but none-the-less another reason why 56.5 seems a bit high. The Hoosiers on offense are unpredictable but were held to 20 or less in five of their seven Big Ten tilts. Three of the last four in the series have gone under and this edition of the The Battle for the Old Oaken Bucket seems headed for the Under once again.
Virginia Tech at Virginia Under 46.5
The winner in this battle for Old Dominion bragging rights wins the Coastal Division of the ACC. Tech has won seven straight in the series by 20 ppg (6-1 ATS) but not interested in giving or taking against a surging Virginia Cavalier outfit that has won and covered four straight that includes the scalps of Miami and Florida State. The Hokies are 7-3 to the Under for the year, 19-10 in their L19 as favorites, and 9-4 low in their L13 road trips. UVa is 8-2 to the Under 64-35 to low over time in ACC games, and 6-2 to the Under as a dog at this price. The Cavs have held the likes of Georgia Tech to 21 and Florida State to 13 so they are the real door. Playoff intensity here in a game where the first one to 20 wins. Play the Under.
Baylor -13 over Texas Tech
Banking that the Bears won’t have a hangover here after defeating Oklahoma for the first time last week. They’ll meet a wounded animal in Texas Tech here as the Red Raiders have lost four straight and must win here to go “Bowling” for the 12th straight time. The Baylor defense is not very good but far better at home than away where they allowed 36-59-55 in their three losses. Robert Griffin III is once again getting serious Heisman consideration and his 33-5 TD to pick ratio should improve greatly vs the Red Raider’s swiss cheese defense. Waco is 17-2 SU and 14-5 ATS in the L19 in the series but this is not your daddy’s Baylor and a score gets settled here. Baylor 55-34.