College Football 2011: 105 Picks Against the Spread from Vegas' Early Lines

Joe PenkalaCorrespondent IJune 23, 2011

College Football 2011: 105 Picks Against the Spread from Vegas' Early Lines

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    GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 10: LaMichael James #21 and Darron Thomas #1 of the Oregon Ducks react to the Auburn Tigers during the Tostitos BCS National Championship Game at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 10, 2011 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Jona
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    With the college football season getting closer and closer, things will start to pick back up in Vegas as fans around the nation will take their hunches to the bank.

    ViewFromVegas.com has already put out an early line on 105 games around the college football landscape. Some seem to be easy money while others will keep you biting your nails.

    Time to see which team you should go all in on.

Week 1: Tulsa (+21) vs Oklahoma

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    GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 01:  Landry Jones #12 of the Oklahoma Sooners looks on against the Connecticut Huskies during the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl at the Universtity of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2011 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Gett
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    No question about this one. Oklahoma is at home and with Landry Jones, the spread should be covered by the half.

Week 1: Oregon vs LSU (+3)

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    ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 07:  Terrence Toliver #80 and Rueben Randle #2 of the Louisiana State University Tigers celebrate after Toliver scored a touchdown against the Texas A&M Aggies during the AT&T Cotton Bowl at Cowboys Stadium on January 7, 2011 in Ar
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    Perhaps the biggest out of conference game in the nation will give Oregon another crack at an SEC team. While I think Oregon will win, I believe it will be on a late field goal giving them a one or two point victory.

    Take LSU and the three points.

Week 1: Boise State (-6) at Georgia

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    LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 22:  Quarterback Kellen Moore #11 of the Boise State Broncos smiles while standing behind a trophy as he celebrates the team's 26-3 victory over the Utah Utes in the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas at Sam Boyd Stadium December 22, 2010 in La
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    Kellen Moore and Boise State head down to Georgia and get Mark Richt's season off to a bad start. Take Boise and give up the six points.

Week 1: Missouri (-20.5) vs Miami of Ohio

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    GAINESVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 04:  Linebacker Jonathan Bostic #52 of the Florida Gators is tackled by Thomas Merriweather #34 of the Miami University RedHawks following a interceptionat Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on September 4, 2010 in Gainesville, Florida.
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    Missouri is at home but 20.5 points is a huge spread for a team that will be working out the kinks playing with a new quarterback. Role the dice and take Miami of Ohio and the points.

Week 1: SMU at Texas A&M (-17)

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    AUSTIN, TX - NOVEMBER 25:  Texas A&M players (L-R) Dustin Harris #22, Ben Malena #23, Jeff Fuller #8, Michael Lamothe #19, Blane Cheatham #29, and C.J. Jones #27 celebrate Texas A&M's 24-17 win over the University of Texas at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memori
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    Texas A&M is going to contend for a Big 12 conference title this year and with their defense you can be confident in giving up the 17 points and taking the Aggies.

Week 1: Maryland (+3) at Miami

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    EL PASO, TX - DECEMBER 30:  Quarterback Jacory Harris #12 of the Miami Hurricanes throws against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the Hyundai Sun Bowl at Sun Bowl on December 30, 2010 in El Paso, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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    Week one gets off to a quick start for these two as they jump into conference play. Its not often I would take a road team in conference play but Miami has too many questions at quarterback to get off to a quick start. Take Maryland and the points.

Week 2: Missouri at Arizona State (-3)

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    TUCSON, AZ - DECEMBER 02:  Runningback Cameron Marshall #26 of the Arizona State Sun Devils scores a rushing touchdown during the college football game at Arizona Stadium on December 2, 2010 in Tucson, Arizona. The Sun Devils defeated the Wildcats 30-29 i
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    Missouri's season continues to get off to a bumpy start when they head on the road to take on Arizona State. Take the Sun Devils, homefield advantage and give up the three points.

Week 2: Alabama (-9) at Penn State

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    TUSCALOOSA, AL - SEPTEMBER 11:  Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions congratulates head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide during after their 24-3 loss at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 11, 2010 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  (Pho
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    Last year Alabama beat Penn State handily in Tuscaloosa, 24-3. This year, Bama is on the road, but will easily cover the nine points.

Week 2: Auburn (-3.5) vs Mississippi State

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    JACKSONVILLE, FL - JANUARY 01:  The Mississippi Bulldogs players celebrate following their victory over the Michigan Wolverines at the Gator Bowl at EverBank Field on January 1, 2011 in Jacksonville, Florida  (Photo by Rick Dole/Getty Images)
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    If this game was being played on the road, I would say take Mississippi State but since it is a home game for Auburn, give the 3.5 points and take the Tigers.

Week 2: South Carolina at Georgia (+3)

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    ATLANTA - DECEMBER 4:  Running back Marcus Lattimore #21 of the South Carolina Gamecocks runs with the ball during the 2010 SEC Championship against the Auburn Tigers at Georgia Dome on December 4, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty I
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    The slow start that Mark Richt cannot afford will continue in week two. After a likely week one loss to Boise, things go from bad to worse as South Carolina make Georgia 0-2. South Carolina wins this one big.

Week 2: Michigan (-2) vs Notre Dame

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    EL PASO, TX - DECEMBER 30:  Running back Cierre Wood #20 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish runs for a touchdown against the Miami Hurricanes during the Hyundai Sun Bowl at Sun Bowl on December 30, 2010 in El Paso, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Im
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    Michigan is trying to go back to a Pro-Style offense and this will cause early season issues for Denard Robinson. Consider the two points a gift and take Notre Dame.

Week 2: Texas vs BYU (+7.5)

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    LINCOLN, NE - OCTOBER 16: Quarterback Garrett Gilbert #7 of the Texas Longhorns during first half action of their game at Memorial Stadium on October 16, 2010 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Texas Defeated Nebraska 20-13. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)
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    Its hard to believe you that should ever hesitate taking Texas at home, only giving up 7.5 points but this is one of those games you should look at a bit closer. Give the points and take Texas but keep your eyes on this one.

Week 2: USC (-8) vs Utah

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    PASADENA, CA - DECEMBER 04:  Quarterback Matt Barkley #7 of the USC Trojans celebrates following a touchdown by running back Allen Bradford (not pictured) late in the second half against the UCLA Bruins at the Rose Bowl on December 4, 2010 in Pasadena, Ca
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    In Week 2, Utah will get their first taste of Pac-12 conference play when they head on the road to take on USC. Matt Barkely will give them a rude welcoming and help the Trojans cover the 8 point line.

Week 2: TCU (-6.5) at Air Force

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    PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01:  Wide receiver Jeremy Kerley #85 of the TCU Horned Frogs is tackled after a catch against the Wisconsin Badgers in the 97th Rose Bowl game on January 1, 2011 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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    Despite not having Andy Dalton and playing on the road against Air Force, TCU will cover the 6.5 points and win easily.

Week 3: LSU (+1) at Mississippi State

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    ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 07:  Stevan Ridley #34 of the Louisiana State University Tigers runs in for a touchdown during the game against the Texas A&M Aggies during the AT&T Cotton Bowl at Cowboys Stadium on January 7, 2011 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by
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    LSU is a team that many view as a potential national title contender and this will be a huge step to getting there. It will be a close and hard fought game but take LSU and the point.

Week 3: Oklahoma (-3.5) vs Florida State

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    GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 01:  Ryan Broyles #85 of the Oklahoma Sooners celebreates with teammate Cameron Kenney #6 after Broyles scores a five-yard touchdown catch in the fourth quarter against Connecticut Huskies during the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl at the Univ
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    Last year got ugly for Florida State when they headed on the road to take on Oklahoma. This year, the Sooners head on the road to take on the Seminoles but the result will remain the same, a Oklahoma double digit victory.

Week 3: Oklahoma State at Tulsa (+8)

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    LAWRENCE, KS - NOVEMBER 20:  Quarterback Brandon Weeden #3 of the Oklahoma State Cowboys passes during the game against  the Kansas Jayhawks on November 20, 2010 at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kansas.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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    Despite playing on the road, Oklahoma State will put up too many points for Tulsa to keep up with. Take the Cowboys and give up the eight points.

Week 3: Michigan State vs Notre Dame (-6)

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    SOUTH BEND, IN - SEPTEMBER 19: Quarterback Jimmy Clausen #7 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish runs a play at wide receiver in the 'wildcat' formation against Jeremy Ware #9 of the Michigan State Spartans on September 19, 2009 at Notre Dame Stadium in South
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    After a thrilling game in 2010, what will Michigan State and Notre Dame do for an encore. With the game in South Bend, look for Notre Dame to win but take the six points and Michigan State.

Week 3: West Virginia (-3) at Maryland

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    COLLEGE PARK, MD - JANUARY 3:  Randy Edsall speaks as he is introduced as the University of Maryland Terps new head football coach during a press conference on January 3, 2011 at the Byrd Stadium in College Park, Maryland.  (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty
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    West Virginia is heading on the road and is a favorite at Maryland. Look for Randy Edsall to earn a key victory for Maryland early in 2011. Take the points and Maryland.

Week 3: Utah at BYU (-2.5)

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    SAN DIEGO - NOVEMBER 20:  Quarterback Jordan Wynn #3 of the Utah Utes throws a pass against the San Diego State Aztecs at Qualcomm Stadium on November 20, 2010 in San Diego, California.  Utah won 38-34.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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    BYU will host this year's edition of the rivalry game with Utah and is an early 2.5 point favorite. Take Utah and the points as they look to rebound from a Week 2 loss.

Week 3: Tennessee (+13.5) vs Florida

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    COLUMBIA, SC - OCTOBER 30:  Matt Simms #2 of the Tennessee Volunteers against the South Carolina Gamecocks during their game at Williams-Brice Stadium on October 30, 2010 in Columbia, South Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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    While Florida should end up winning this game, the Vols are a team that could give other SEC teams a run for their money. Take Tennessee and the 13.5 points.

Week 3: Auburn (+1) vs Clemson

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    GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 10:  Michael Dyer #5 of the Auburn Tigers celebrates with teammates Brandon Mosley #75 and Kodi Burns #18 after he ran the ball for 16-yards and is called down at the one-yardline with 10 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter agai
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    Last year, Auburn won a thriller at home in overtime but this year, the game shifts to Clemson. Give up the point and look for a Clemson victory.

Week 4: Missouri at Oklahoma (-13)

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    GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 01:  Ryan Broyles #85 of the Oklahoma Sooners looks on against the Connecticut Huskies during the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl at the Universtity of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2011 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty I
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    Oklahoma will continue their offensive output when they welcome Missouri into Norman. The Sooners offense will be too much and will cover the 13 points with ease.

Week 4: Arkansas vs Alabama (-11)

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    ORLANDO, FL - JANUARY 01:  Kirk Cousins #8  of the Michigan State Spartans is sacked by Courtney Upshaw #41 of the Alabama Crimson Tide during the Capitol One Bowl at the Florida Citrus Bowl on January 1, 2011 in Orlando, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/
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    Alabama is another team with national championship aspirations and I do not see Arkansas bringing an end to that. While Alabama will win, take Arkansas and the points in this game.

Week 4: LSU at West Virginia (+4)

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    LOUISVILLE, KY - NOVEMBER 20:  Noel Devine #7 of the West Virginia Mountaineers celebrates after runing for a touchdown during the Big East Conference game against the Louisville Cardinals at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium on November 20, 2010 in Louisville
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    LSU continues to add to their difficult out of conference schedule by taking on West Virginia on the road. The game should stay close going to the half but in the end, LSU will take over the come and cover the 4 point spread.

Week 4: Tulsa at Boise State (-24)

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    LANDOVER, MD - SEPTEMBER 06:  Boise State Broncos head coach Chris Petersen watches from the sidelines against the Virginia Tech Hokies at FedExField on September 6, 2010 in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by Geoff Burke/Getty Images)
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    Boise State rarely has an issue covering a spread with their dynamic offense and it is not about to start against Tulsa. Watch Boise have the 24 point gap covered by the half.

Week 4: Oklahoma State vs Texas A&M (-6)

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    WACO, TX - OCTOBER 24:  Justin Blackmon #81 and Cooper Nicholas #89 of the Oklahoma State Cowboys celebrate a touchdown in front of Jordan Lake #21 of the Baylor Bears at Floyd Casey Stadium on October 24, 2009 in Waco, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/G
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    This early season matchup could determine which team will compete with Oklahoma for the Big 12 crown. Home advantage plays a big part in the Aggies winning and covering the spread.

Week 4: Notre Dame at Pittsburgh (+4)

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 27:  Running back Robert Hughes #33 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish carries the ball against linebacker Chris Galippo #54 of the USC Trojans at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 27, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
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    Despite being at home, Pittsburgh is still getting 4 points and for good reason. The Irish should roll into town and be able to win the game by at least a touchdown. Take Notre Dame.

Week 4: USC at Arizona State (-3)

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    PASADENA, CA - DECEMBER 04:  Chris Galippo (R) #54 of the USC Trojans tackles Malcolm Jones #28 of the UCLA Bruins during the second half at the Rose Bowl on December 4, 2010 in Pasadena, California. USC defeated UCLA 28-14.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Im
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    This will be the opening conference game for Arizona State. The game will feature the top two teams in the Pac-12 South division and despite being a three point favorite, take USC and the points and watch them win outright.

Week 4: San Diego State at Michigan (-8)

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    ANN ARBOR, MI - APRIL 16:  Head football coach Brady Hoke during the annual Spring Game at Michigan Stadium on April 16, 2011 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
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    Going up against his former team, Brady Hoke will lead Michigan against San Diego State, if the spread was a little bit higher, I would be tempted to take San Diego State but Hoke will want this win too bad. Lay the 8 points and take Michigan.

Week 4: Florida State (-7) at Clemson

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    ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 31:  Taiwan Easterling #8 of the Florida State Seminoles against the South Carolina Gamecocks during the 2010 Chick-fil-A Bowl at Georgia Dome on December 31, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    Florida State heads on the road and is still giving 7 points to Clemson. While that is a lot for a road conference game, the Seminoles will cover and should end up winning by two scores.

Week 5: TCU vs SMU (+12)

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    PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01:  A cheerleader of the TCU Horned Frogs performs during the 97th Rose Bowl game against the Wisconsin Badgers on January 1, 2011 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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    Despite having the homefield advantage in this game, SMU has been on the rise and could give TCU a challenge. TCU will end up winning the game but take the 12 points and count on SMU keeping it close.

Week 5: Alabama (-6) at Florida

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    GAINESVILLE, FL - APRIL 9:  Quarterback John Brantley #12 of the Florida Gators warms up at halftime during the Orange and Blue spring football game April 9, 2011 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in  Gainesville, Florida.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Imag
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    The Crimson Tide head down to the swamp for an SEC battle. Overall the Alabama defense will be too much for Brantley and the Gator offense. Give the 6 points and take Alabama.

Week 5: Arkansas vs Texas A&M (-2.5)

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    NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 04:  Jarius Wright #4 of the Arkansas Razorbacks runs after a catch against the Ohio State Buckeyes during the Allstate Sugar Bowl at the Louisiana Superdome on January 4, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Matthew Stockm
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    Another game to take place at the new Cowboys Stadium is Arkansas and Texas A&M. This will be a great back and forth game but be confident and pick the Aggies to cover the 2.5 point spread.

Week 5: Auburn vs South Carolina (-7.5)

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    ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 31:  Head coach Steve Spurrier of the South Carolina Gamecocks against the Florida State Seminoles during the 2010 Chick-fil-A Bowl at Georgia Dome on December 31, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    While the SEC Championship game did not work out so well for South Carolina, this year Auburn will have to head on the road to take on the Gamecocks. Without Cam Newton look for South Carolina to win but still take the Tigers as they are getting 7.5 points.

Week 5: Wisconsin vs Nebraska (+2.5)

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    ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 04:  Quarterback Taylor Martinez #3 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers drops back to pass against the Oklahoma Sooners during the Big 12 Championship at Cowboys Stadium on December 4, 2010 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/
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    Nebraska gets their first taste of Big 10 conference play with a trip to Wisconsin. It will be a memorable one as the Badgers hand them their first conference loss. Give the 2.5 points and take Wisconsin.

Week 5: Mississippi State vs Georgia (-3.5)

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    AUBURN, AL - NOVEMBER 13:  Head coach Mark Richt of the Georgia Bulldogs against the Auburn Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium on November 13, 2010 in Auburn, Alabama.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    Georgia will likely be 2-2 at this point of the season but a home game against Mississippi State could prove to be the end for Mark Richt. Take Mississippi State and the points and watch them win straight up.

Week 6: Oklahoma (-8) vs Texas

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    GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 01:  Landry Jones #12 of the Oklahoma Sooners throws the ball against the Connecticut Huskies during the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl at the Universtity of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2011 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Peters
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    Too much offense and not enough defense in this game. The Sooners will continue to role and don't be scared about giving the 8 points.

Week 6: Florida vs LSU (-5.5)

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    ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 07:  Stevan Ridley #34 of the Louisiana State University Tigers runs in for a touchdown during the game against the Texas A&M Aggies during the AT&T Cotton Bowl at Cowboys Stadium on January 7, 2011 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by
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    While Florida will be better than they were last year, they are still going up against one of the top five teams in the nation at their house. Give the 5.5 points and take LSU.

Week 6: Arkansas (-7.5) vs Auburn

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    NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 04:  Knile Davis #7 of the Arkansas Razorbacks runs the ball against the Ohio State Buckeyes during the Allstate Sugar Bowl at the Louisiana Superdome on January 4, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty
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    The struggles without Cam Newton continue for Auburn as they head on the road to take on Arkansas. Look for the Razorbacks to win but take Auburn and the 7.5 points in a close game.

Week 6: Virginia Tech vs Miami (+7)

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    MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 03: Head coach Frank Beamer of the Virginia Tech Hokies looks on against the Stanford Cardinal during the 2011 Discover Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium on January 3, 2011 in Miami, Florida. Stanford won 40-12. (Photo by Marc Serota/Get
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    Usually by the middle of the season, Frank Beamer and the Hokies have things figured out and are making a run at the ACC crown. This year will be no different as they cover the spread against the Hurricanes.

Week 6: Arizona State (-2) at Utah

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    TUCSON, AZ - DECEMBER 02:  Wide receiver Kerry Taylor #5 of the Arizona State Sun Devils runs with the football during the college football game at Arizona Stadium on December 2, 2010 in Tucson, Arizona. The Sun Devils defeated the Wildcats 30-29 in doubl
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    Arizona State is viewed as one of the potential winners in the Pac-12 South but watch things take a turn for the worse as they head to Utah. Take the points and the Utes as they show they can compete in the Pac-12.

Week 6: West Virginia (-13.5) vs Connecticut

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    GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 01:  Zach Frazer #10 of the Connecticut Huskies  throws the ball against the Oklahoma Sooners during the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl at the Universtity of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2011 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/
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    Last years Big East champion comes into the game as a 13.5 dog. While West Virginia has the talent to win and win big, take the Huskies and the points in this conference game.

Week 6: Air Force (+10) at Notre Dame

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    SOUTH BEND, IN - DECEMBER 11: Brian Kelly attends a press conference where he was named new football head coach at Notre Dame University on December 11, 2009 in South Bend, Indiana.  Kelly most recently led the University of Cincinnati to two consecutive
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    While the Irish have struggled with service academies over the past few years, they will not have an issue in this game. Count on Brian Kelly and Notre Dame to cover the 10 points and win handily.

Week 6: Georgia at Tennessee (+3.5)

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    ATHENS, GA - NOVEMBER 27:  The Georgia Bulldogs enter the field to face the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Sanford Stadium on November 27, 2010 in Athens, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    This could be the game that finishes Mark Richt's coaching career at Georgia. I think the Vols could surprise some people this year. Take Tennessee and the 3.5 points.

Week 6: Michigan (-4) at Northwestern

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    ANN ARBOR, MI - APRIL 16:  Denard Robinson #16 of the Michigan Wolverines runs for a short gain during the annual Spring Game at Michigan Stadium on April 16, 2011 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
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    Despite being on the road, Michigan has the talent to win this game by two scores. The only X-factor at this point will be how is Denard Robinson handling the new offense. Monitor the Michigan offense but still take them.

Week 6: TCU at San Diego State (+6.5)

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    ARLINGTON, TX - FEBRUARY 06:  The TCU marching band performs during Super Bowl XLV at Cowboys Stadium on February 6, 2011 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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    TCU has to head on the road for this game and should win but it will be close. Take San Diego State and the 6.5 points.

Week 7: San Diego State at Air Force (-3)

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    SAN DIEGO - NOVEMBER 20:  Quarterback Ryan Lindley #14 of the San Diego State Aztecs throws a pass against the Utah Utes at Qualcomm Stadium on November 20, 2010 in San Diego, California.  Utah won 38-34.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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    After a close game with TCU, San Diego State heads on the road to take on Air Force. Too much energy being spent the week before leads to a Falcons victory. Take Air Force and lay the points.

Week 7: Arizona State at Oregon (-11)

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    GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 10:  LaMichael James #21 of the Oregon Ducks celebrates during their Tostitos BCS National Championship Game against the Auburn Tigers at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 10, 2011 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Kevin C. Co
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    Last years game was closer then the score may indicate. Arizona State turned the ball over like it was a hot potato. This years game is at Autzen and that is bad news for the Sun Devils. Take Oregon and give the 11 points up.

Week 7: Oklahoma State (+3) vs Texas

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    STILLWATER, OK - NOVEMBER 27:  Quarterback Brandon Weeden #3 of the Oklahoma State Cowboys looks for an open receiver against the Oklahoma Sooners at Boone Pickens Stadium on November 27, 2010 in Stillwater, Oklahoma.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Image
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    Stop reading this article and start putting money on Oklahoma State. Despite playing on the road, the Cowboys are getting 3 points and might win by 10-14. Take Oklahoma State and do it fast.

Week 7: Florida (-1) vs Auburn

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    TUSCALOOSA, AL - OCTOBER 02:  Quarterback John Brantley #12 of the Florida Gators against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Bryant-Denny Stadium on October 2, 2010 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    The game is at Auburn and the Gators are still giving up a point. By now the Gators offense should be on track but I would stick with the Tigers and take the point.

Week 7: Michigan at Michigan State (-3.5)

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    STATE COLLEGE, PA - NOVEMBER 27: Quarterback Kirk Cousins #8 of the Michigan State Spartans walks to the sideline during a game against the Penn State Nittany Lions on November 27, 2010 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania. The Spartans won 28
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    For three straight years, Michigan State has owned this rivalry and are ready to make it four. Michigan State is at home so take the Spartans and give up the 3.5 points.

Week 7: South Carolina (-1.5) at Mississippi State

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    COLUMBIA, SC - OCTOBER 30:  Marcus Lattimore #21 of the South Carolina Gamecocks runs with the ball against the Tennessee Volunteers during their game at Williams-Brice Stadium on October 30, 2010 in Columbia, South Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Get
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    In another SEC conference battle, South Carolina heads on the road to take on Mississippi State. I believe the game will remain close going to the fourth but too much offense by the Gamecocks. Give the 1.5 points and stick with South Carolina.

Week 7: Utah (+4) at Pittsburgh

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    LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 22:  Utah Utes cheerleaders perform before the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas against the Boise State Broncos at Sam Boyd Stadium December 22, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Boise State Won 26-3.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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    Another game that looks like a steal is Utah getting points at Pittsburgh. The Utes will be ready for this road test so take the points and Utah and watch them win straight up.

Week 7: LSU at Tennessee (+9.5)

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    BATON ROUGE, LA - NOVEMBER 20:  A cheerleaderof the Louisiana State University Tigers cheers against the Ole Miss Rebels at Tiger Stadium on November 20, 2010 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    Again, LSU finds themselves on the road with a big spread and once again, I believe they cover it with ease. Take the Tigers and give 9.5 or even a full 10.

Week 8: Auburn vs LSU (-9.5)

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    ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 07:  Jordan Jefferson #9 of the Louisiana State University Tigers is pushed out of bounds by Michael Hodges #37 of the Texas A&M Aggies during the AT&T Cotton Bowl at Cowboys Stadium on January 7, 2011 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo
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    Playing at home is a huge advantage and that is exactly what they get to do against Auburn. Just too much talent and depth for LSU to not pull away so take LSU and give the points.

Week 8: Oklahoma State (+2.5) at Missouri

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    TEMPE, AZ - DECEMBER 28:  Runningback Marcus Coker #34 of the Missouri Tigers runs with the football against the Iowa Hawkeyes during the Insight Bowl at Sun Devil Stadium on December 28, 2010 in Tempe, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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    With the loss at quarterback from last year, Missouri will struggle to keep pace with the Cowboys. Despite being on the road, take Oklahoma State and the 2.5 point gift.

Week 8: Wisconsin (+1) vs Michigan State

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    PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01:  Wide receiver Jeremy Kerley #85 of the TCU Horned Frogs is tackled after a catch against the Wisconsin Badgers in the 97th Rose Bowl game on January 1, 2011 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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    A night game at Spartan Stadium could get crazy. It will be a hard nosed game but given the homefield advantage, look for Sparty to cover the one point with a close win.

Week 8: USC vs Notre Dame (-4)

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    LOS ANGELES - NOVEMBER 27:  Wide receiver Ronald Johnson #83 of the USC Trojans carries ball against safety Zeke Motta #17 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 27, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.   (Photo by S
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    After breaking USC's win streak in the rivalry last year, the game moves back to South Bend for 2011. Notre Dame appears to have the talent to take down USC again this year but take the Trojans and the four points as this should be a close one.

Week 8: Maryland vs Florida State (-16)

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    ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 31:  Greg Reid #5 of the Florida State Seminoles against the South Carolina Gamecocks during the 2010 Chick-fil-A Bowl at Georgia Dome on December 31, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    Is 16 points too much for the Seminoles to cover at home against Maryland? No. Take Florida State and give up the big spread.

Week 8: Air Force (+20) vs Boise State

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    LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 22:  Quarterback Kellen Moore #11 of the Boise State Broncos throws for yardage against the Utah Utes during the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas at Sam Boyd Stadium December 22, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Boise State Won 26-3.  (Photo by Eth
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    Playing at home on the blue turf, Boise State is not shy about the amount of points they will put on the scoreboard. While 20 points is a big spread, the Broncos will cover with ease.

Week 8: Tennessee vs Alabama (-21)

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    COLUMBIA, SC - OCTOBER 30:  Head coach Derek Dooley of the Tennessee Volunteers watches on against the South Carolina Gamecocks during their game at Williams-Brice Stadium on October 30, 2010 in Columbia, South Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Im
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    This may be closer than you would originally think. Alabama is at home but three touchdowns is a lot to overcome. The Tide will win but take Tennessee to keep it close.

Week 8: Penn State at Northwestern (Even)

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    TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 1:  Defensive tackle Ollie Ogbu #85 of the Penn State Nittany Lions rushes the pocket against the Florida Gators January 1, 2010 in the 25th Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Ima
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    Usually when a game has an even line, the initial reaction would be to take the home team. In this game, take Penn State as they earn a much needed road conference victory.

Week 9: Connecticut (+10) at Pittsburgh

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    CINCINNATI, OH - DECEMBER 04:  Cameron Saddler #5 of the Pittsburgh Panthers waits to field a punt during the Big East Conference game against the Cincinnati Bearcats at Nippert Stadium on December 4, 2010 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Pittsburgh won 28-10.  (Pho
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    This is another conference game that appears to have to big of a spread. Look for a tight game which means it is time to take Connecticut and the 10 points.

Week 9: BYU vs TCU (-7)

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    FORT WORTH, TX - OCTOBER 16:  Head coach Bronco Mendenhall of the BYU Cougars heads his team against the TCU Horned Frogs at Amon G. Carter Stadium on October 16, 2010 in Fort Worth, Texas.  TCU beat BYU 31-3.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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    Another game that will take place in Dallas is between TCU and BYU. The Horned Frogs are giving 7 points and that is too many for me. Take the points and BYU.

Week 9: Stanford (-2) at USC

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    MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 03:  Andrew Luck #12 of the Stanford Cardinal looks to pass under pressure from Chris Drager #33 and Jack Tyler #58 of the Virginia Tech Hokies during the 2011 Discover Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium on January 3, 2011 in Miami, Flori
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    This is a game that could surprise a lot of people. Stanford is viewed as a serious Pac-12 contender but when the head down to USC, that will take a hit. Take the Trojans and the two points in this game.

Week 9: Missouri vs Texas A&M (-7.5)

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    AUSTIN, TX - NOVEMBER 25:  Mike Sherman, head coach of Texas A&M, waves to fans following Texas A&M's 24-17 win over the University of Texas at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on November 25, 2010 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Darren Carroll/Getty I
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    Playing at home, Texas A&M should not have too much difficulty with Missouri. The Tigers offense will struggle and allow the Aggies to cover the 7.5 point spread.

Week 9: NC State at Florida State (-14.5)

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    ORLANDO, FL - DECEMBER 28:  The North Carolina State Wolfpack snap the ball during the Champs Sports Bowl against the West Virginia Mountineers at Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium on December 28, 2010 in Orlando, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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    Without Russell Wilson under center and on the road, NC State is in trouble in this game. The Seminole defense should cause some turnovers and lead to an easy Florida State win. Take FSU and give the 14.5 points.

Week 9: Michigan State at Nebraska (-7.5)

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    ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 04:  Running back Roy Helu Jr. #10 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers runs the ball against the Oklahoma Sooners during the Big 12 Championship at Cowboys Stadium on December 4, 2010 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty
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    This game could very well determine who goes to the Big 10 championship game. Playing at Nebraska will be difficult but it should be a close game. The Cornhuskers will win but take the Spartans and the 7.5 points.

Week 9: Georgia (+3) vs Florida

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    ATHENS, GA - NOVEMBER 27:  Brandon Boykin #2 of the Georgia Bulldogs stiff arms Jerrard Tarrant #37 of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on a return at Sanford Stadium on November 27, 2010 in Athens, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    As both teams head to Jacksonville, both will be looking to leave with a critical SEC victory. At a neutral site, take the Gators and give up the three points.

Week 9: South Carolina (-10.5) at Tennessee

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    ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 31:  Alshon Jeffery #1 of the South Carolina Gamecocks against Terrance Parks #4 of the Florida State Seminoles during the 2010 Chick-fil-A Bowl at Georgia Dome on December 31, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty
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    South Carolina's offense will roll into Tennessee and continue to put up big numbers. Marcus Lattimore and Alshon Jeffery are too good for the 10.5 point spread. Take South Carolina.

Week 10: Texas A&M vs Oklahoma (-7.5)

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    STILLWATER, OK - NOVEMBER 27:  Wide receiver Ryan Broyles #85 of the Oklahoma Sooners leaps over cornerback Brodrick Brown #19 of the Oklahoma State Cowboys at Boone Pickens Stadium on November 27, 2010 in Stillwater, Oklahoma.  The Sooners beat the Cowbo
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    In another Big 12 showdown, Oklahoma welcomes in Texas A&M. Again, Landry Jones and Ryan Broyles prove to be too much for the defense and win by two scores. Take Oklahoma and give the 7.5 points.

Week 10: LSU (+9) at Alabama

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    ORLANDO, FL - JANUARY 01:  Alabama Crimson Tide Head Coach Nick Saban stands on the sideline during the Capitol One Bowl against the Michigan State Spartans at the Florida Citrus Bowl on January 1, 2011 in Orlando, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty I
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    Granted Alabama is playing at home but against LSU a 9 point spread is just too good to pass up on. Take the Tigers and the points as these two SEC titans play a close one.

Week 10: South Carolina at Arkansas (-4)

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    COLUMBIA, SC - OCTOBER 9: Running back Marcus Lattimore #21 of the South Carolina Gamecocks rushes upfield against the Alabama Crimson Tide October 9, 2010 at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, South Carolina.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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    As the SEC schedule starts to draw to an end, this will be an important game for South Carolina. With the offensive weapons they have, take the Gamecocks and the 4 points.

Week 10: Northwestern (+12) at Nebraska

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    LINCOLN, NE - NOVEMBER 26: Courtney Osborne #12 and Lance Thorell #23 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers wrap up Parke Robbins #22 of the Colorado Buffaloes during their game at Memorial Stadium on November 26, 2010 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Nebraska defeated Colora
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    Another game that seems like easy money is when Northwestern has to head into Lincoln and is only getting 12 points. Don't over think this one. Take the Cornhuskers and give the 12 points.

Week 11: Alabama (-7) at Mississippi State

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    TUSCALOOSA, AL - NOVEMBER 26:  Julio Jones #8 and Trent Richardson #3 of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts after Jones' touchdown against the Auburn Tigers at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 26, 2010 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Im
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    After a big game against LSU, the Tide roll into Mississippi State for a match up against the Bulldogs. The 7 points shouldn't be an issue so take Alabama and give up the points.

Week 11: Oregon at Stanford (+1)

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    CORVALLIS, OR - DECEMBER 04:  LaMichael James #21 of the Oregon Ducks runs te ball against  the Oregon State Beavers during the 114th Civil War on December 4, 2010 at the Reser Stadium in Corvallis, Oregon.  (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
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    This is a game that many believe could determine the Pac-12 North winner and will likely win the Pac-12 championship game. Both of these teams will go back and forth scoring but there is too much offense for Stanford to keep up with. Take Oregon and give the point.

Week 11: TCU at Boise State (-13.5)

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    BOISE, ID - NOVEMBER 19:  The Boise State Broncos celebrate after a touchdown against the Fresno State Bulldogs at Bronco Stadium on November 19, 2010 in Boise, Idaho.  (Photo by Otto Kitsinger III/Getty Images)
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    Without Andy Dalton, this game could get ugly for TCU. Playing at home, Boise State will put up a lot of points and bury the Horned Frogs. Take Boise and give the 13.5 points.

Week 11: Miami (+7.5) at Florida State

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    MIAMI, FL - OCTOBER 9: Jacory Harris #12 of the Miami Hurricanes hrows the ball against the Florida State Seminoles on October 9, 2010 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)
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    Florida State could be a top 10 at this point and a home game against Miami will not be something that slows them down. Give you the 7.5 points and take Florida State.

Week 11: Auburn at Georgia (-4.5)

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    GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 10:  (C) Michael Dyer #5 of the Auburn Tigers celebrates with teammates Brandon Mosley #75 and Kodi Burns #18 after he ran the ball for 16-yards and is called down at the one-yardline with 10 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter
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    A trip to Georgia will be Auburn's last conference game before the Iron Bowl. It will be a close battle but take the 4.5 points and Auburn.

Week 11: Florida (+6) at South Carolina

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    TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 1:  Quarterback John Brantley #12 of the Florida Gators sets to pass against the Penn State Nittany Lions January 1, 2010 in the 25th Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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    Both teams have solid defenses but the offense for South Carolina could be the difference. Playing at home and only giving 6 points isn't a bad spot so take South Carolina.

Week 11: Nebraska (-1) at Penn State

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    COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 13:  Head Coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions shots a question to an official during a game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Ohio Stadium on November 13, 2010 in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
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    Nebraska will get their first taste of Happy Valley in 2011 and it will be an eye opening experience. While the crowd will make things very difficult, their is still too much talent for Nebraska to lose. Take the Cornhuskers and give up the point.

Week 11: Texas (+2) at Missouri

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    LINCOLN, NE - OCTOBER 16: Quarterback Zac Lee #5 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers is tackled by the Texas longhorn defense during second half action of their game at Memorial Stadium on October 16, 2010 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Texas Defeated Nebraska 20-13. (Pho
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    Texas heads on the road and will take on Missouri as a two point underdog. This game will be important to both teams but take the Longhorns and the two points.

Week 11: Notre Dame vs Maryland (+7.5)

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    LOS ANGELES - NOVEMBER 27:  Quarterback Tommy Rees #13 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish throws a pass against the USC Trojans at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 27, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.   (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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    Notre Dame's solid season will continue this week against Maryland. The spread is only 7.5 so take the Irish with confidence.

Week 11: Tennessee (+14) at Arkansas

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    NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 04:  Head coach Bobby Petrino of the Arkansas Razorbacks reacts against the Ohio State Buckeyes during the Allstate Sugar Bowl at the Louisiana Superdome on January 4, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Get
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    Another game that I can see Tennessee giving a SEC opponent fits is this game against Arkansas. In the end, the Razorbacks will end up winning but take the Vols and the 14 points.

Week 12: USC at Oregon (-11)

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    EUGENE, OR - OCTOBER 2: Running back Kenjon Barner #24 of the Oregon Ducks runs back a kickoff in the first quarter of the game against the Stanford Cardinal at Autzen Stadium on October 2, 2010 in Eugene, Oregon. Oregon won the game 52-31. (Photo by Stev
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    Over the past two years, Oregon has had USC's number and won big both times. In 2011, USC heads back to the state of Oregon which gives them nightmares. Take Oregon and give the 11 points.

Week 12: Mississippi State vs Arkansas (-9)

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    NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 04:  Knile Davis #7 of the Arkansas Razorbacks runs with the ball in front of Nathan Williams #43 of the Ohio State Buckeyes in the second half during the Allstate Sugar Bowl at the Louisiana Superdome on January 4, 2011 in New O
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    Arkansas gets to play at home for the third straight week and takes on Mississippi State. While I do believe that Arkansas will win, take the Bulldogs and the 9 points.

Week 12: Nebraska (-1) at Michigan

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    SOUTH BEND, IN - SEPTEMBER 11: Denard Robinson #16 of the Michigan Wolverines pushes off a tackle attempt by Manti Te'o #5 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the final minute at Notre Dame Stadium on September 11, 2010 in South Bend, Indiana. Michigan de
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    After getting a taste of success at Happy Valley, Nebraska gets to play at the Big House against Michigan. Nebraska is only giving one point in this game so jump on it and take the Cornhuskers.

Week 12: Boise State at San Diego State (+17.5)

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    LANDOVER, MD - SEPTEMBER 06:  Quarterback Kellen Moore #11 of the Boise State Broncos passes against the Virginia Tech Hokies at FedExField on September 6, 2010 in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by Geoff Burke/Getty Images)
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    Kellen Moore will continue to lead the high scoring Boise State offense on the road to take on San Diego State. The Broncos are a 17.5 point favorite and will cover the spread.

Week 12: Cal (+12) at Stanford

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    BERKELEY, CA - NOVEMBER 20:  Head coach Jeff Tedford of the California Golden Bears watches his team warm up before their game against the Stanford Cardinal at California Memorial Stadium on November 20, 2010 in Berkeley, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/
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    With a 12 point spread, it is hard not to be tempted to take Cal in this rivalry game. Resist the urge and trust in Andrew Luck while at home. Give the points and cheer Stanford to a big victory.

Week 13: Texas (+7) at Texas A&M

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    COLLEGE STATION, TX - NOVEMBER 26:  Right tackle Lee Grimes #74 of the Texas A&M Aggies confronts defensive end Sergio Kindle #2 of the Texas Longhorns in the first half at Kyle Field on November 26, 2009 in College Station, Texas. The Longhorns defeated
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    Texas heads on the road to take on rival Texas A&M. They come into the game a seven point dog and for good reason. The Aggies will be too much to handle at home, even with the spread.

Week 13: Pittsburgh vs West Virginia (-6)

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    ORLANDO, FL - DECEMBER 28:  Barry Brunetti #11 of the West Virginia Mountineers warms up during the Champs Sports Bowl against the North Carolina State Wolfpack at Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium on December 28, 2010 in Orlando, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrma
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    The Backyard Brawl gets ready for action again as Pittsburgh heads to West Virginia. The game will be close throughout, so take Pittsburgh and the 6 points.

Week 13: Arkansas at LSU (-4.5)

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    ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 07:  Head coach Les Miles of the Louisiana State University Tigers reacts to a field goal during the game against the Texas A&M Aggies during the AT&T Cotton Bowl at Cowboys Stadium on January 7, 2011 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo b
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    LSU may have a shot in this game to clinch a spot in the SEC title game. Should that be the case, Tiger Stadium will be rocking and not even the 4.5 points is enough to stop the Tigers. Take LSU.

Week 13: Alabama (-8) at Auburn

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    TUSCALOOSA, AL - NOVEMBER 26:  Head coach Gene Chizik of the Auburn Tigers is congratulated by head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide after the Tigers 28-27 win at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 26, 2010 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  (Photo by Kev
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    Last year was the game that got away from Alabama in the 2010 Iron Bowl. This year the Tide will have to go on the road to get revenge. Without Cam Newton Bama should win but take the 8 points and Auburn.

Week 13: Notre Dame at Stanford (-6.5)

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    MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 03: Quarterback Andrew Luck #12 and Coby Fleener #82 of the Stanford Cardinal celebrate after Luck threw Fleener a 41-yard touchdown pass in the third quarterback against the Virginia Tech Hokies during the 2011 Discover Orange Bowl at
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    Last year Andrew Luck and Stanford unloaded on Notre Dame and things don't appear to be much easier as the Irish have to head on the road for this game. The game will remain close early but the Cardinal will win and cover the 6.5 spread.

Week 13: Florida State (+1) at Florida

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    RALEIGH, NC - OCTOBER 28:  Head coach Jimbo Fisher and quarterback Christian Ponder #7 of the Florida State Seminoles prepare for a play against the North Carolina State Wolfpack at Carter-Finley Stadium on October 28, 2010 in Raleigh, North Carolina.  (P
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    The battle for the state of Florida takes place in week 13 as Florida State heads on the road to play Florida. While both teams should have solid seasons, the Seminoles will have more on the line to take the point and FSU to win.

Week 13: Penn State (+7) at Wisconsin

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    PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01:  Head coach Bret Bielema of the Wisconsin Badgers stands on the field during the game against the TCU Horned Frogs in the 97th Rose Bowl game on January 1, 2011 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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    This is a tough game for the Nittany Lions to wrap up the regular season with. They have to head on the road and take on a Wisconsin team that still may be in the hunt to go to the conference championship. Give up the 7 points and take the Badgers.

Week 13: NC State (-6.5) vs Maryland

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    ORLANDO, FL - DECEMBER 28:  North Carolina State Wolfpack head coach Tom O'Brien celebrates after winning  the Champs Sports Bowl against the West Virginia Mountineers at Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium on December 28, 2010 in Orlando, Florida.  (Photo by Mik
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    The loss of Russell Wilson will be felt all the way through the end of the season. Despite playing at home, I would pass on NC State and take the points and Maryland.

Week 13: Michigan State (-3.5) at Northwestern

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    EVANSTON, IL - OCTOBER 23: Kirk Cousins #8 of the Michigan State Spartans throws a pass under pressure from Corbin Bryant #98 of the Northwestern Wildcats at Ryan Field on October 23, 2010 in Evanston, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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    While the Spartans of old would lose this game, the Big 10 championship game may be in sight and keep Michigan State focused. Give up the points and take Michigan State.

Week 13: Georgia at Georgia Tech (+6.5)

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    ATHENS, GA - NOVEMBER 27:  Bacarri Rambo #18 and Brandon Wood #97 of the Georgia Bulldogs tackles quarterback Tevin Washington #13 of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Sanford Stadium on November 27, 2010 in Athens, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty
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    With or without Mark Richt, this is a game that matches up well for the Bulldogs. Despite playing on the road, still take them and give up the 6.5 points.

Week 13: Mississippi (+12) vs Mississippi State

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    TUSCALOOSA, AL - NOVEMBER 13: Coach Dan Mullen of the Mississippi State Bulldogs directs play against the Alabama Crimson Tide November 13, 2010 at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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    Dan Mullen stated last year that the Bulldogs would not drop another game to Ole Miss. In there game this year, I agree with him. Give away the 12 points and take Mississippi State.

Week 13: Oregon (-14) vs Oregon State

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    CORVALLIS, OR - DECEMBER 4: Running back Josh Huff #4 of the Oregon Ducks runs with the ball in the second quarter of the game against hte the Oregon State Beavers at Reser Stadium on December 4, 2010 in Corvallis, Oregon. The Ducks beat the Beavers 37-20
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    The Civil War has been one sided for the past three years as Oregon has won them. This year the game returns to Autzen and with the offensive firepower of the Ducks, don't be afraid to give the 14 and take the Ducks.

Week 13: UCLA vs USC (-6.5)

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    PASADENA, CA - DECEMBER 04:  Sean Westgate #11 of the UCLA Bruins breaks up a pass intended for Jordan Cameron #84 of the USC Trojans during the first half at the Rose Bowl on December 4, 2010 in Pasadena, California. USC defeated UCLA 28-14.  (Photo by J
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    If Rick Rick Neuheisel makes it to this point in the season it may be a good sign for UCLA fans. The bad sign is they are playing at USC and the 6.5 point spread is not enough to discourage you from taking them.

Week 13: Clemson (+12) vs South Carolina

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    CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 31:  Head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers reacts to his teams 31-26 loss to the USF Bulls during their game at Bank of America Stadium on December 31, 2010 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Ima
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    Last year, Clemson lost to South Carolina 29-7. The only thing that will change in 2011 is that the Gamecocks should put up more points. Take South Carolina.

Week 14: Oklahoma (-2) at Oklahoma State

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    NORMAN, OK - SEPTEMBER 11:  Quarterback Landry Jones #12 of the Oklahoma Sooners celebrates a touchdown against the Florida State Seminoles in the first quarter at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 11, 2010 in Norman, Oklahoma.  (Photo
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    Last year saw a lot of points go up on the board. In 2011 we will see more of the same as both of these teams enter the game with dynamic offenses. Things should go back and forth until the final whistle but take the Sooners to win by more then 2 points.