Hi. I’m Brandon Walker, recently named Best New Artist at the Barstool Awards. Today, we take a deep dive into college football because apparently, I’m terrible at everything else.
Today, FanDuel released a revised list of 2019 over-under team totals, and I see some good bets out there. The easiest bet, in my mind, is Syracuse over 5. This team is ascending and won 10 games last year. Maybe they don’t win again, but Dino Babers is a good coach and he is building a solid foundation. I think over 5 in the ACC is a great bet.
My other CFB bets:
Virginia Over 6: Second-best QB in the ACC, good coach, lots of returning talent from an 8-5 team.
Penn State under 8.5: I love James Franklin and that program is pretty much good for at least 9 wins most years. This year, though, a new QB and a roster that needs experience will combine with a tough road schedule and keep PSU under 8.5 Games at Michigan State, Iowa and Ohio State are no joke, plus they’ve got Michigan at home.
Missouri over 6.5: The easiest schedule an SEC team could possibly have. Missouri could very well start 8-0. They play the East plus Ole Miss/Arkansas from the west. Kelly Bryant can be average and Mizzou still wins 8.
Mississippi State under 8.5: Gonna be honest. I just listed this one so I could get some credit as being a guy who won’t make homer picks. I think State wins 8 or 9, but at Auburn, at A&M and games vs. Bama and LSU make over 8.5 really difficult.
Auburn under 8: Personally, I think Auburn deserves better than Gus Malzahn. He’s been average since 2013, and hasn’t developed a first round pick in 5 years. Auburn is an elite fanbase that puts more into football than 95% of teams in college football, and I don’t think 8-4 should cut it there. This season, a new QB combined with a brutal schedule (Oregon, Bama, Georgia, plus road games at LSU, Florida and Texas A&M) keeps Auburn under 8.
My other picks for today:
Marlins ML (+128) over Nats
Michigan-Vandy over 8
Braves-Cubs over 9.5
Phillies ML (-130) over Mets