College Football Week 7 Picks: The Best Bets to Make
Week 6 of the college football season just ended, but sports gamblers should already look for an advantage for Week 7. There are plenty of great matchups and early lines out there to take advantage of.
With big games like Michigan-Michigan State, Baylor-Texas A&M, Oklahoma State-Texas, Florida-Auburn and Arizona State-Oregon, you're sure to find a line you'll like.
Here are some of the best bets to lay your money on in Week 7 of the college football season.
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Baylor vs. Texas A&M
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The Baylor Bears will finally play somebody good this season, as they have beat up mostly on cupcakes all year.
Texas A&M has proved they are talented on both sides of the ball, but they don't know how to close games out.
Both of these teams can score with the best of them, and they both have shaky defenses as well. The Baylor Bears are more balanced on offense, since they have a running game, while the Aggies have struggled in that department.
Overall, the Bears have Robert Griffin, and the way he is playing, it's hard to bet against him.
Pick: Baylor +9
Oklahoma State vs. Texas
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If last week's Red River Rivalry game showed anything, it's that the Texas Longhorns are not quite there yet. On the other side, the Oklahoma State Cowboys are.
The Cowboys are undefeated and have already beaten a good team in Texas A&M. They have one of the most explosive offenses in the country and can score points with the best of them.
Texas struggles at times to put points on the board, and with a young quarterback in Case McCoy it can become difficult for this team.
I'll take the team that is proven and is 13-3 in their last 16 games against the spread. That is Oklahoma State. The favorite in this matchup is 4-1 in the last five games against the spread.
Pick: Oklahoma State -7
Florida vs. Auburn
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The Florida Gators have looked terrible with John Brantley out, and that defense that we thought was solid has struggled lately.
Auburn is a team that has also struggled on both sides of the ball, particularity on defense and stopping the run.
Regardless of who plays quarterback for Florida, they still have Jeff Demps and Chris Rainey at running back. They will get a ton of carries and will run wild on this defense.
Auburn only does one thing right, and that's run the ball themselves. It's hard to beat a defense like Florida's (even if it's shaky at times) when you're as one dimensional as the Tigers are.
Florida is 14-3 against the spread in their last 17 games as a road favorite. I'll take the Gators under three points.
Pick: Florida -2