Match-up against Wolf Pack gives Aztecs clear edge

Oct 1, 2013 3:05 AM

For the second week in a row Doc’s Sports came out a winner in our weekly picks for Gaming Today with a 2-1 record in this past Saturday’s games. That brought the season total to 10-4-1.

Doc’s has remained the recognized leader in the sports selection industry for over 42 years for our ability to provide a steady stream of winners to our loyal customers for all the major sports.

Here are this week’s selections:

Take SAN DIEGO ST. -4½ (over Nevada): We decided to go against San Diego State last week and it paid off, but in this Friday’s matchup against the Wolf Pack it has a clear edge at home while giving-up just 4½ points.

The Aztecs have a respectable passing game behind quarterback Quinn Kaehler, who has thrown for 696 yards and three touchdowns while completing 63.2 percent of his attempts. Donnel Pumphrey has established himself as a legitimate threat running the ball after racking-up 167 yards on the ground last week.

Nevada is 3-2 straight-up on the year but has failed to cover in its last two games as an underdog. The Wolf Pack is just 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games and 1-6 in their last seven on the road. They are 0-3 SU and 1-2 ATS in the last three meetings against the Aztecs and we remain confident that this losing streak will reach four on Friday night.

Take IOWA -1½ (over Michigan State): The Hawkeyes come into this Big Ten Legends Division clash at 4-1 SU and 3-2 ATS including a 23-7 romp over Minnesota as 2.5-point favorites on the road in their conference opener. Iowa is averaging 32.8 points a game while allowing just 15 points a game on defense. Mark Weisman leads a rushing attack that is averaging 244.4 yards a game.

Michigan State is coming off a tough 17-13 loss to Notre Dame on Sept. 21 as a four-point road underdog to fall to 3-1 SU and 1-2-1 ATS. The Spartans are 2-5 SU in their last seven games against Iowa and just 1-6 ATS. They have also lost six of their last seven road games against the Hawkeyes SU and they are 1-5 ATS in the last six meetings on the road. All this points to another tough loss on the road in a game that Michigan State should be getting more than just 1½.

Take AKRON +6½ (over Ohio U): Akron jumped out to a 14-3 lead last week in the first quarter, but got away from its game plan in the 17-point loss to a much better team. While we went against the Zips in that game, we see head coach Terry Bowden making the necessary adjustments to keep his team in this week’s game for all four quarters as an underdog, just like it did against Michigan in Week 3.

Ohio is 3-1 both SU and ATS, but this will be its first real test as it opens up play in the MAC. The Bobcats are 2-5 SU in their last seven road games against Akron and 1-6 ATS in their last seven road games overall. The total has stayed UNDER in six of the last nine meetings between the two. Look for another hard fought, low scoring battle this time around as well.

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