Looking at 5 games this week. Definite 3.
Will preview all 5 early so if you are following strategy you might be able to get money in at a better line than Saturday morning when I usually decide my picks...
First the 3 I will be looking for lines for:
Indiana at Ohio State as a long time Buckeye/Big10 fan I know my team and conference more than the casual bettor so all 3 plays are Big plays this week. This is not a knock on my team this is a rave on Indiana. This is likely a 7-10 point game decided in late second half. All luck would have to go our way to cover normal 20 point spread.
Take Indiana +12 @ 200
Now to that team up north. This bet is both a knock on them and a plus to Rutgers. They aren't a upper division team but neither is their opponent this year. Why would anyone favor them by over 10 points on the road?
Take Rutgers +3.5 @ 195
The third game is between two upper division squads. I am on the over on the Wisconsin Northwestern game. No significant weather two credible offenses and starting Wisconsin defenders out in first half due to targeting tells me this is not your grandmas Big Ten game. Whisky may or may not blow em away but Northwestern will get their share.
Over 51 @ 205
Two more I will wait on:
Cincy at Central Florida: -5.5 seems too low but I have more thinking to do...13.5 at 200 maybe...
USC at Utah: -3 seems like maybe wrong team (USC) is favored. Will think about Utah but as of now -5.5 Utah @ 200 maybe a little too high...