Looking to stay hot with the Baylor Bears
November 10, 2015 3:06 AM
by Doc's Sports
Doc’s Sports Services stayed hot with last week’s top college football picks for GamingToday with a 2-1 mark. One of the top sports selection services in the nation is now 9-3 with these free picks over the past four weeks and looking to stay hot right through the stretch run of the season.
Here are this week’s selections:
Take NEVADA (-1.5) over San Jose State: Nevada’s 30-16 victory against Fresno State last Thursday was its third win in its last four games, both straight-up and against the spread. The Wolf Pack are now 5-4 (SU and ATS) on the year with a 3-2 record in the Mountain West. What makes them so attractive in this matchup is a running game that is averaging 220.9 yards a game behind James Butler. He leads the team in rushing with 878 yards on 143 carries.
San Jose State is also 3-2 SU in conference play with a 4-5 record overall, but it is coming off a 17-16 loss to BYU as a 12-point home underdog. The Spartans have now lost three of their last five games SU, but they are 5-1 ATS in their last six games. They also have a strong running game with Tyler Ervin leading the way, but San Jose State’s defense has struggled with consistency during this current slide and it is now ranked 63rd in the nation in points allowed (26.4).
Take OREGON (+9) over Stanford: The Ducks have strung together three big wins in the Pac-12, including a 44-28 romp over California this past Saturday as 3.5-point home favorites. They have now covered ATS in four of their last five games. Two of those wins were on the road as underdogs against Washington and Arizona State and on the year Oregon is a perfect 4-0 ATS in four previous road games. This remains one of the top rushing teams in the nation with an average of 305 yards a game.
Stanford is at the top of the North Division in the Pac-12 with a perfect 7-0 SU record in conference play as part of an 8-1 record on the year. The Cardinal have now covered in seven of their last eight games following Saturday’s 42-10 pasting of Colorado as 14.5-point road favorites. Stanford is just 2-4 both SU and ATS in its last six home games against the Ducks and while it may come away with the SU win on Saturday night look for this showdown to stay much closer than the current nine-point spread.
Take BAYLOR (-3.5) over Oklahoma: Baylor passed its first test without quarterback Seth Russell in a tight 31-24 victory against Kansas State as a 17-point road favorite last Thursday night. Jarrett Stidman threw for 419 yards and three touchdowns as the Bears’ new starter. He helped lead the team to a 31-10 lead early in the fourth quarter before Kansas State rallied with two late scores to cover the spread. Baylor ended the game with 522 yards of total offense and it remains the top scoring team in the nation with 57 points per game.
The Sooners come into this key Big 12 showdown riding a four-game winning streak both SU and ATS after beating Iowa State 52-16 this past Saturday as 26-point home favorites. They are now 8-1 SU on the year with a 7-2 record ATS. Despite this strong start, the concern for Saturday is Oklahoma’s 1-5 record ATS in its last six meetings against the Bears. Baylor has won the last two meetings by a combined 63 points and while this time around the final score should be much closer, look for the Bears to cover at home.
CFB Last Week: 2-1-0
CFB Season: 15-14-0
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