Friday, September 5, 2014

Quick Buck Thursday: Starting Lonely

Starting out with the lonely number one isn't all that bad.

I debated opening this week's QBT with The Hook by Blues Traveler after what happened Thursday night. But then Washington and Utah State shit the bed in end the week. I think what we learned is that Chris Anderson meant more to The Aggies than Chucky Keeton. Or maybe Tennessee is actually good? IDK man. IDK.

But a positive week is a good week. On to this week!

Unit Roll: 46 Units

Buffalo +3.5 @ Army - 2 Units
I know it's a NV Nole "no-no" to bet against the service academies, but I like Buffalo to win this game. I guess the ten point win over Duquesne scared folks. The line continues to move up, if you wait you may be able to get this at 4.

(24) Missouri -3.5 @ Toledo - 2 units
 My win over an FCS team was better than your win over an FCS team. Yeah I don't buy it. This number started out at -6. Toledo is going to score points, yes. But Missouri and Maty Mauk have enough juice to squeeze out a touchdown victory.

Old Dominion +17 @ NC State - 2 units
If this holds true, there is a chance you'll see NC State show up in this space a lot until the books correct themselves. I like road dogs that get this many points, especially when the home favorite isn't markedly better than the dog.

(7) Michigan State +12 @ (3) Oregon - 2 units
It pains me to admit this, but The Spartans may be the class of the B1G. This line continues to fall. I know Oregon at home, tempo and Marriota, but if any defense can handle the Ducks it's MSU. Look at what a physical Stanford did to the Ducks last year.

Air Force @ Wyoming +2 - 5 units
In the nightcap we have two very even teams. Wyoming is a tough place to play and this is a team that returns almost all their defense and most of their offense. And remember they destroyed Air Force in Colorado Springs last year.

The Baylor Bears Bonus Over Of The Week
Middle Tennessee State @ Minnesota - Over 52.5
MTSU put up 62 last week. I don't care that it was only Savannah State. Minnesota is no slough offensively. Seeing something like 45 - 30 in this one wouldn't be a shock.

The Bob Drake "I need another team for my 21-team teaser" Double Bonus 
Northern Illinois @ Northwestern - Over 57.5
This has MACtion written all over it. Northwestern has so many guys hurt, they look like a MAC roster. The Huskies are and always will be MACtion. This should get up there.

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