College Football week 1 is finally here! I’ve been waiting months. Basically when the NBA and NHL regular season wrap up I start looking ahead and working on college football (and the NFL).
This is the most confident I’ve felt heading into a college football season. I feel I’ve found the data points to bet and win big this season! So it’s finally time to put the hours and hours of research and analysis to the test on college football week 1!
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5 Free Picks for Week 1 College Football
12 and 11 – Clemson -36 and Texas A&M -34.5 (Thursday)
These picks are tied together because my two picks play each other in week 2 and that’s what’s kept them from being premium picks this week . I’m afraid of a backdoor cover with backups in the 4th quarter.
Georgia Tech is going through a major overhaul and the first game when switching systems that you don’t have the personnel for is against the defending national champs…that could get really ugly.
A&M is just far more talented than Texas State. This would be a blowout if not for a huge game the following week.
10 – Arizona State -25
I normally stay away from big spreads like this but I think ASU will wear Kent State down and then run all over them in the second half. ASU has great speed and the desert heat will melt the legs of the Kent State defenders. ASU wins by four touchdowns.
9 – Akron +17
This is more of a play against the favorite. Should Illinois be favored by three scores over anyone? I don’t think so. I’ll take Akron, who is higher ranking in our preseason power rankings, to cover.
8 – UCLA +3
I like Chip Kelly’s team this season. I watched several of their games late last season and you could see them getting crisper in their execution of his offense. With a full offseason adjusting to the new program, UCLA will be ready. I tend to stay away from road teams on Thursday nights. That’s all that kept me from making this a premium pick.
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