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ODB Picks Against the Spread

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We’re going to start offering predictions against the spread. I will not be betting any money, so that tells you what these are worth. And if you rely on these and lose, you have been warned. If you win, then I would guess the run will end and stop betting.

I’ll offer the Baylor pick in the Facebook Live. That will be on our Facebook page at 6:30 on Friday.

Oregon -14 v. Nebraska- Texas and Nebraska are not back. The line opened -9. Nobody believes in Nebraska.

Michigan State -7 v. Western Michigan- The Spartans were horrendous last season, and Western Michigan went 12-0. The Broncos gave USC a scare before falling late. I don’t know why the Spartans are seven point favorites.

Arkansas -1 v. TCU- The Big 12 needs this game after a rough opening weekend, but the Razorbacks win a close one.

Missouri -4 v. South Carolina- The Tiger’s offense is for real. Their defense looked horrendous in the first half against Missouri State. Will Muschamp may have South Carolina back!

Clemson -6.5 v. Auburn- The Tigers wrecked Kent State. That may not mean much, but Clemson hasn’t fallen far. This is the game I probably feel the least confident in predicting.

Notre Dame -6.5 v. Georgia- Two of the most underachieving teams a season ago. The Bulldogs will start a true freshman. The Irish decimated Temple, but I think this is the week Brian Kelly realizes the end is coming.

Ohio State -7 v. Oklahoma- Boomer Sooner in this game. Oklahoma’s playoff hopes died in this game last year. The Big 12’s get a big boost this time. OU wins.

USC -4 v. Stanford- I like both of these teams, and both could hang around the playoff picture for a while. USC’s talent proves too much, but Western Michigan’s success has me worried.