While a few adding games are being played this weekend as teams see to replace games drifting to hurricanes earlier this season, I’m covenant conference championship games. I slope, who wants to bet regarding South Carolina and Akron behind they can bet in description to Alabama and Georgia?
So agree to’s profit to it.
Games of the Week
No. 4 Georgia (+13) vs. No. 1 Alabama: Alabama is a juggernaut, and it’s straightforwardly the favorite to win still another national title this season. I know that, and you know that, and the fact everybody knows it is why this take archaic is just too big. I comprehend that Alabama is 12-0 and has won its games by an average of 35.25 points per game, and it has outscored SEC opponents by 32.6 points per game. But Georgia is augmented than most SEC teams this season.
Let’s not forget that Georgia took Alabama to overtime in the title game last season. While I don’t think this Bulldogs team is capable of sham the same, I don’t think it should be on the subject of speaking a two-touchdown underdog either. I’d have this parentage very approximately 7 points at the least, and 10 points at the most. So there’s large quantity of value upon the Dawgs here. I’m going to take on to it. Alabama 34, Georgia 24
No. 5 Oklahoma (-8) vs. No. 14 Texas: I know all more or less Tom Herman as an underdog. Ever back Herman became a head coach at Houston, his teams have been an underdog 12 time and he’s 10-1-1 ATS in those games. That includes a 2-0-1 mark this year, including an outright win on intensity of these same Sooners. But you know what Herman has never curtains? Played the related team twice as an underdog in one season.
I typically choose teams that floating the indigenous game in the rematch, and that’s enormously the court skirmish here. Yes, Oklahoma aimless to Texas 48-45 earlier this season, but I think the Longhorns were somewhat lucky to acquire that win. In fact, using the S&P+ metric’s postgame win expectancy, Oklahoma had a 92 percent unplanned of winning that game, and the adjusted conclusive margin was Oklahoma +13. There is most intensely a share of me that is downright frightened of trusting the Oklahoma footnote to cover a build taking place this loud, but you can’t come to all without facing your fears. Give me the Sooners. Oklahoma 45, Texas 31
Lock of the Week
No. 17 Utah (+5.5) vs. No. 11 Washington: Utah just does not acquire passable glorify. It never does. I know this is the same Utes team that free to Washington 21-7 in Salt Lake City this September, but that was a long period ago, and this team has played much improved football far and wide-off ahead than the last two months. Utah has won seven of eight games since, and the offense has been much more vibrant. Washington isn’t a pushover or anything, and it has the improved gloss in this matchup, but Utah’s excuse is suitable too. Plus the Utes offense is improved than Washington’s and their special teams are a lot augmented. At a neuter site, I think this is a much closer game than the indigenous meeting, and though Utah doesn’t win, its going to refrain things stuffy. Washington 24, Utah 23
Resume Booster of the Week
No. 6 Ohio State (-14) vs. No. 21 Northwestern: Ohio State enters the Big Ten Championship Game in a deviant situation. Simply beating Northwestern won’t be passable. If Ohio State wants to appendix both Oklahoma and Georgia in the rankings, it can’t just emphasis Northwestern, it’s going to have to demolish it. Much following it destroyed Michigan last week. The hardship Ohio State faces is that nobody has been dexterous to demolish Northwestern this season. We’re talking nearly a Wildcats team that hasn’t won or loose a game by beyond 14 points this season, and now it enters this game as a 14-aspire dog. Well, it’s roughly to lose invincible for the first time. Northwestern has finished anything it needed to submit this game, but this team isn’t upon Ohio State’s level. The Buckeyes will roll in Indianapolis … and postpone going on in the Rose Bowl. Ohio State 38, Northwestern 14
Under of the Week
Memphis at No. 8 UCF (Under 64.5): This loan terrifies me. I’m not certain what to make of UCF yet conscious thing favored by three points exceeding a Memphis team that in parable to emphasis it earlier this season, and to be favored after its best artist suffered a devastating leg offend last week. So I don’t suffering sensation any portion of the assume ahead. Instead, I’m thinking the absence of McKenzie Milton will pretend UCF’s offense in a habit that will see the Knights believe fewer big shots and attempt to retain it conservative touching a Memphis team that’s capable of putting happening points itself. I think we see a degrade-scoring affair than most would expect from these two. Memphis 31, UCF 24
Other Under of the Week
No. 25 Fresno State at No. 22 Boise State (Under 52.5): These two teams met earlier this season subsequently than Boise State beating Fresno State 24-17 upon the blue turf. I’m expecting a associated understandable of game the second time on the order of, and if these two merge for 41 points in the first game, and you’about giving me a unlimited of 52.5 in the rematch, dexterously, it seems following an obvious substitute, doesn’t it? The fact the asleep has in front 4-0 in the last four meetings, and 5-1 in the last six meetings in Boise doesn’t maltreatment either. Boise State 27, Fresno State 20