Yikes. So it turns out betting on teenagers is somewhat volatile, who knew?
While last week didn’t turn out exactly how we had planned, this week feels like a great week to be great and DPJ and I fully intend on redeeming ourselves. Enjoy our favorite picks of the week and remember to bet smarter, not harder.
Q’s Best Bets (1-2 Overall)
Texas @ Arkansas – Saturday, 9/11 (7:00 PM EST)
Pick: Texas -6.5
Usually I’d be the first one to fade the Longhorns but I think the tides have changed (pun intended). I think Texas has finally found the coach they’ve been searching for in Sark and I think he found great fits for his offensive scheme right off the bat in Hudson Card and Bijan Robinson. I think both of those offensive pieces looked solid last week and I fully expect that trend to continue this week in a pseudo rivalry against an inferior opponent. I like the Longhorns in this one by 14+.
Florida @ USF – Saturday, 9/11 (1:00 PM EST)
Pick: Florida -27.5
Florida is a lot better than USF, plain and simple. USF lost 45-0 to NC State last week. 45-0 to an UNRANKED opponent. Florida is significantly more talented than NC State on both sides of the ball and I fully expect them to showcase that disparity this weekend only two hours from home. There’s no question there’s been trouble in paradise when it comes to the QB position in Gainesville as of late. That said, I don’t see either option under center preventing the Gators from an in state blowout victory in this one.
DPJ’s Best Bets (1-1-1 Overall)
UAB @ Georgia – Saturday, 9/11 (3:30 PM EST)
Pick: UAB +25.5
Calm down dawgs, no one’s trying to take away from your victory last week vs Clemson. One stat from last week’s defensive battle that does stick out is 1 TD all game combined between both teams. UAB has a great defense and a solid chance to win Conference USA this season. Combine that talent with a classic letdown game scenario after Georgia’s biggest win in recent memory and you get UAB losing by less than 3 TDs. UAB also has a pretty sweet mascot, just sayin.
Iowa @ Iowa State – Saturday, 9/11 (4:30 PM EST)
Pick: Iowa State -4.5
While I have never been to the great state of Iowa I do know one thing about it, there is a lot of corn. With that in mind I will name this the Corn Bowl and like the Cyclones to win it by at least a TD. Iowa State had a very disappointing week 1, only beating Northern Iowa by 6 points. I still believe in this Cyclones team and they should get some injured players back this week. Notably, All-American Tight End Charlie Kolar who missed week 1. Iowa looked great at home for their season opener vs Indiana (who I think was overrated anyway) but this could be a let-down spot for them going on the road to Ames. Go Clones.
Best of the Best Bets – DPJ & Q approved (0-2 Overall)
Toledo @ Notre Dame – Saturday, 9/11 (2:30 PM EST)
Pick: Notre Dame -16.5
While Notre Dame pulled out an OT win in Tallahassee vs. the Seminoles last week, it was an ugly win. The game will show up as a W in the box score but squandering a three score lead in the fourth quarter, forcing OT, is far from an “elite” look. That said, it was the type of ugly win that should set up for a ND blow out in week 2. If you watched Brian Kelly’s postgame interview you’ll know the Irish are about to receive a thorough correction. Not often do you hear a coach say he wants to “execute” his players. I’m expecting a bounce back game for ND running back Kyren Williams and the Irish defense. This game should be out of reach by halftime and ND should keep their foot on the gas for four quarters this time. – DPJ
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