College Football Handicapping Picks Week 1 Part 1

This article contains just our free plays of the week. Let Year 11 of our term as impairing Kings begin. Appreciate!


Virginia Tech (- 9.5) VS. EAST CAROLINA: Virginia Tech has been one of the most reliably strong football crews in the country the last five or more years and that should proceed with again this year as they will pummel on a frail ACC. First up is an East Carolina group that really was good the year before. The Pirates are generally excellent on the two lines yet losing RB Chris Johnson will hurt the offense hugely. Tech has their own hostile inquiries marks with QB’s Sean Glennon and Tyrod Taylor competing to be the main passer. They additionally return just four starters in safeguard yet this group consistently produces top units on that side of the field and ought to do as such once more. This has the makings of an extremely messy game as the two groups attempt to track down some cadence on offense. East Carolina is an excellent longshot under mentor Skip Holtz as they are 17-6 ATS in that dilemma. The last score ought to be close to that number as we figure on a 27-17 score so our recommendation is to remain clear. THE PICK: PASS

SOUTH CAROLINA (- 13.5) VS. NC State: South Carolina by and by will endeavor to get Da’Ball Coach once more into the spotlight with one of the most amazing guarded units in the country. 10 starters are back to a unit that was generally excellent last year regardless of wounds to LB Jasper Brinkley and CB Captain Munnerlyn. The key is for QB Chris Smelly to make the following stride this year and not clutch the ball as he did on occasion last season. The running match-up is strong and in the event that Smelly can turn into a downfield danger, incredible things could be coming up for this gathering. NC State then again is a group that is as yet attempting to work out the crimps in the wake of battling ahead of schedule in losing their initial five rounds of 2007 under mentor Tom O’Brien. They bounced back to win four of six however there are still issues in the running match-up and the hostile line. This doesn’t look good for redshirt first year recruit QB Russell Wilson who needs all the assist he with canning get against Spurrier’s strong D. The main issue is the reality the Gamecocks qualify in some bad wagering points so be cautious with the indirect access cover. Slight underwriting to South Carolina here. THE PICK: South Carolina (- 13.5)

Wake Forest (- 12) VS. BAYLOR******BEST BET


Boston College (- 9.5) VS. Kent State: The Eagles of Boston College could be disregarded this season in the wake of losing QB Matt Ryan to the NFL however this group actually has an exceptionally strong protection to count on. LB Brian Toal and DT B.J. Raji retun subsequent to passing on last season and they should shape the anchor for their unit. Chris Crane takes over at QB and there will definitely be some developing agonies en route yet BC returns the vast majority of their getting unit which will help from the beginning. For Kent State, their huge benefit is at the QB position with Julian Edelman who will group with RB Eugene Jarvis to gobble up huge lumps of yards on the ground. The Golden Flashes should run so they can keep a not exactly nice safeguard off the field. BC has a strong run safeguard which ought to be sufficient to influence the edge in support of themselves and permit Crane the chance to utilize his strong getting corps to set up focuses. The on-field situations all blessing BC and we anticipate that they should get off to a decent beginning here. THE PICK: Boston College (- 9.5)

Clemson (- 5) VS. Alabama (at Cleveland)*******STRONG OPINION

PITTSBURGH (- 12.5) VS. Bowling Green*****BEST BET

NORTHWESTERN (- 11.5) VS. Syracuse: This is an extreme game to call as the two groups battled powerfully last season, particularly Syracuse. The Orange are offering lead trainer Greg Robinson another chance to right the boat yet by and by hopes to be subverted by one of the most exceedingly awful safeguards in D-1. Northwestern has their own issues on protection so expect a high scoring game in this one. The key here is that the Wildcats are 0-5 ATS as a home top choice under mentor Pat Fitzgerald. This is an excess of highlight lay between two awful groups who can score. THE PICK: Syracuse (+11.5) gclub

LOUISVILLE (- 3.5) VS. Kentucky: This is another game that is giving us cerebral pains as the two groups have significant question marks coming into the season. For Louisville, there is a gigantic opening in the getting corps which will make things extreme for new QB Hunter Cantwell. Cantwell has every one of the actual instruments to succeed yet not having any assistance on the edge will make the offense slow down right on time. For Kentucky, the Wildcats should continue on from the Andre Woodson time and they will attempt to do as such with Mike Hartline who like Cantwell, has the actual traits to be acceptable. Not at all like Cantwell nonetheless, Kentucky flaunts a pleasant yield of Wr’s. The distinction here is that Kentucky has the vibe of a better than normal safeguard and that will be key here against a green restricting QB with little beneficiary assistance. In case Kentucky were home this would be a sure thing pick however the street point plays against them fairly. Preferably you ought to keep away from this game yet on the off chance that you should, than take the focuses dependent on the major points inclining toward the street group here. THE PICK: Kentucky (+3.5)

RUTGERS (- 5.5) VS. Fresno State*******STRONG OPINION

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WISCONSIN (- 26.5) VS. Akron: This is a gigantic spread for Wisconsin here at home against an Akron group that was done in by an unfortunate offense. QB Chris Jacquemain has considerably more to work with this season anyway so some improvement makes certain to result. I think the most serious issue the Zips will have is on protection, explicitly the run guard. Akron is small on the D-Line and will experience significant difficulty with a Wisconsin group that loves only to pack the ball down your throat. The passing game will battle anyway as both potential starters Allan Evridge and Justin Scherer dont do a lot to intrigue. In view of that thought, it is extremely challenging to help surrendering that many focuses to anybody when your passing game appears to be terrible, particularly from the beginning. Take the focuses. THE PICK: Akron (+26.5)

INDIANA (- 20.5) VS. Western Kentucky******STRONG OPINION.

MICHIGAN (- 3.5) VS. Utah: Utah is as a rule completely slighted here as this was discreetly one of the better groups last season. The Utes won 8 of their last 9 and hope to move forward this season behind the play of QB Brian Johnson. The two safeguards grade out with regards to the equivalent yet the significant highlight consider here is the way that the Wolverines are breaking in both another mentor in Rich Rodriguez and another hostile framework which zeroed in on significantly really running and considerably less passing. Rodriguez is nearly compelling this offense on a unit that doesn’t have the faculty to fit it and that could spell destruction against an extremely strong Utah group. This game is an enormous deal and you should take the focuses and run. Just explanation this is certifiably not a BEST BET is the absence of a crucial or vital marker inclining toward the host group yet its still a strong play. THE PICK: Utah (+3.5)

MINNESOTA (- 8) VS. Northern Illinois: Northern Illinois returns 21 starters to a group that gets another mentor in Jerry Kill which ought to do ponders for a quick beginning. NIU battled seriously last year yet they were staggeringly harmed by turnovers more than anything. This group has ability anyway and in the event that they limit the enormous mix-ups that cost them last year, joined with an extended period of development, Northern Illinois could stun a few. The lift from another mentor with such countless returning starters is consistently a wagering positive and this is an exceptionally strong play against a Golden Gophers unit that battled horrendously on safeguard a year ago. THE PICK: Northern Illinois (+8)