We have our MACtion spread out over two days to start this college football betting week. We have one game on Thursday and three more on Friday giving us ten games before the monster 44 game Saturday. That’s with the Wyoming-Air Force game getting the axe.
For those of you that are new to this, I pick every college football game every week. Not a top five. Not a top ten. All of them. Big deal, right? Lots of people make picks. Well, I do them all against the spread! I take the odds of each game and average them out at all the Vegas casinos and round to the nearest half. There will be no ties here. Ties are for the other football.
I also assign a point value based on the confidence I have in each pick. 1 means that I have little to no confidence. 5 is one I would place a decent wager on. I keep track of my record and my points back from year to year.
As we all well know, this is not an exact science. Due to the volatile nature of betting in general, this is for entertainment purposes only! I cannot be responsible for the loss of money, possessions, spouses, or limbs because of my picks. I can’t have that on my conscious.
Without further delay, let’s get to the six games that kick off week 11!
Akron at Ohio(-25.5)(3): This line is all over the place, but Akron was really, really bad in the opener. It opened at -22 and is now up to -27 in one spot. I do expect some improvement, but this Ohio team is well versed in running the football. They’ll ground Akron into the ground and cover this.
Kent State(-18.5) at Bowling Green(4): Wow, this looks low. This Kent offense looked good in the opener and I really doubt that the Falcons can stop them. I’ll take Kent.
Miami(OH) at Buffalo(-10.5)(2): The half is causing me to lower the bet. I know the Miami defense is going to get after the Bulls, but the Redhawks allowed a ton of yards and points to Ball State last week. They wont stop Buffalo either. I’ll take the Bulls.
Eastern Michigan at Ball State(-10.5)(2): Ugh, I don’t like this half either. However, I believe in this Ball State offense. The defense is the problem. I’m still taking the Cardinals, but lowering the bet again.
Central Michigan(-7.5) at Northern Illinois(2): How good is the Chippewa offense? We’ll find out here. Still, I’m not sold on the Huskies ability to keep up with an offense like this. Give me CMU.
Toledo(-1.5) at Western Michigan(3): We didn’t learn anything by these two teams blowing out their opponents in week 1, but I do know that Akron is a lot worse than Bowling Green. This line opened with the Broncos favored, but it’s still an overcorrection. I like Toledo here.
Stay tuned throughout the season for every college football game picked against the spread! I usually have my picks up about 24 hours before kickoff in order to get the most accurate spread possible. If I change one, I will post it on Twitter.