Sorry, Razorbacks, it's Texas A&M for our bets this week
September 23, 2014 3:00 AM
by Doc's Sports
After going 2-1 this past Saturday with our college football Week 3 picks for GamingToday, Doc’s Sports has evened our record on “best bets” this season to 4-4.
Doc’s has again teamed up with GamingToday to give you three of our strongest selections for each and every week of this year’s college football season. Here are this week’s selections:
Take RUTGERS (-12) over Tulane: The Scarlet Knights will play one final nonconference game before really getting into the meat of their Big Ten schedule. At 3-1 SU/ATS they are solid home favorites. Rutgers has scored 30 or more points in each of its first three wins behind QB Gary Nova and a solid running game averaging 177.5 yards a game.
Tulane joined Rutgers’ former conference this season, the AAC, after leaving Conference USA. So far it has been a rough transition with just one SU win in its first four games and a 1-3 record ATS. The problems have been pretty much across the board with an offense averaging 25 PPG trying to keep pace with a defense ranked 108th in points allowed (35.8).
Take TOLEDO (-14) over Central Michigan: The Rockets evened their record at 2-2 SU with this past Saturday’s 34-23 victory over Ball State in their MAC opener, but they could not cover the 14.5-point spread as home favorites, falling to 1-3 ATS. The favorite in this series is a perfect 5-0 ATS in the last five meetings. Toledo also benefits from a balanced attack on offense that is gaining 272.8 yards through the air and another 254.5 on the ground.
Central Michigan has lost its last two games after a 2-0 SU start and just 1-3 ATS. Scoring has suddenly become a major issue with a total of 13 points in the recent losses to Syracuse and Kansas. The Chippewas are averaging just 176.5 yards a game through the air and 111 yards on the ground.
Take TEXAS A&M (-10.5) over Arkansas: The Aggies and QB Kenny Hill caught everyone’s attention with their 52-28 romp over South Carolina as nine-point road underdogs and have kept the pressure on with a 4-0 SU (3-1 ATS) start, outscoring their opponents 221-47. Hill has thrown for 1,359 yards and 13 TD’s in his first four games and A&M is averaging 207.5 YPG on the ground.
Arkansas is 3-1 both SU/ATS and starting a brutal stretch of facing six ranked teams in its next seven games. The Razorbacks have gotten fat in average rushing yards (324.5) and points scored (48.8) against lessor competition, but were hammered 45-21 at Auburn as 17.5-point underdogs to open the season.
Last Week: 2-1 Season: 6-6
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