Vs Spread: 2-3
Strait up: 3-2
I don't like the line for this game. It started as Iowa -1.5, and has since grown, which shows that people are taking Iowa in the game. However, Vegas has been all over the place with PSU this year, and honestly I think they have no idea how to bet them. PSU has struggled at Kinnick Stadium, and playing a in their first prime time game under Bill O'Brien will be a challenge. Iowa is coming off a big 2OT win at Michigan State, while PSU is coming off of a bye. Look for a tight game through the first three quarters with a big 4th down conversion for PSU helps them get ahead and stay there in the 4th quarter. PSU keeps trucking and wins by 10.
This is Temple's first big Big East game, and first real test outside of the PSU matchup. Rutgers is coming in 6-0, and Temple would love nothing more than to ruin their undefeated streak. Temple is putting up 27 ppg, while the Rutgers defense is stifling opponents - allowing only 11 ppg. Temple will have a relatively big home crowd for this game, and I think the players come out hyped up for probably their biggest home game of the year. Can't believe I'm saying this, but Temple wins by 3.
Let me start off with saying, Stanford got robbed. Notre Dame (of course) got a few calls on their last drive, and put up a great goal line stand to end the game. BUT - Stanford scored on that last play. I don't know how the refs missed that. Anyways, Stanford needs to get back on track and get a conference win, if they want a shot to get back to the Pac-12 title game and a chance at the Rose Bowl. Cal is struggling at 3-4 overall, and will need to get their passing attack going against a tough Stanford defense that's big up front. However, Stanford proves too much for Cal to handle, winning by 10.
The Seminoles are putting up over 40 points a game, and Miami is giving up over 36. FSU only allows 11 ppg, Miami has been scoring close to 28. Looking at these stats, the -21 FSU line seems a bit too much. FSU wins, but Miami covers at home.
Baylor can really put up points on offense, close to 42 per game, however their defense has been struggling all year. Texas is coming off an embarassing performance against their rival Oklahoma at the Texas State Fair. Texas will really need to get back into form on offense, but more so on defense if they want to stop Baylor's high powered offense. Look for a completely different Texas team than you saw in the Cotton Bowl last Saturday, however not many teams can stop Baylor's offensive attack. Another high scoring Big 12 game in the works, but Texas covers, barely.
Florida is back. #2, at home, coming off a recent win vs LSU and a dominating performance against Vanderbilt. South Carolina is coming off of a tough loss to LSU, where Connor Shaw looked lost on the field during their last two possessions. Look for the Florida defense to come out blitzing early and trying to confuse Shaw who may have to carry the load as star RB Marcus Lattimore is questionable.Without Lattimore, Florida rolls by two scores.