*Week 3 Record: (7-5 +1.55 units) YTD: 19-13
After a brief hiatus last week, we’re back with some action this weekend kicking off Friday night as the fifth-ranked Hawkeyes travel to College Park to take on the Maryland Terrapins.
Iowa (-160 ML) v. Maryland, 10/1, 7:00 PM CT, FS1
Iowa’s secondary will be tested by Taulia Tagovailoa and a solid Maryland receiving corps. The spread is only three, but this might be closer than some think and may come down to the final drive. I’ll take the juice at -160 instead of worrying about a spread. Hawks by at least one.
Texas (-5) v. TCU, 10/2, 11:00 AM CT, ABC -110
TCU QB Max Duggan has looked slow through three games and the Horned Frogs just got handled at home by rival SMU. The Longhorns are averaging 51.5 points this season, and TCU hasn’t offered much resistance against questionable competition.
4 Michigan (+110) v. Wisconsin, 11:00 AM CT, FOX
It’s not every week you get a top-15 underdog against a quarterback with a 1:6 TD-INT ratio. I honestly don’t understand this line but I’m not going to overthink it. The Wolverines did not look sharp last week but Graham Mertz hasn’t proved he can efficiently generate offense. On top of that, the Michigan D has yet to allow more than 14 points. Go Blue.
2 Ole Miss v. #1 Bama (Under 80), 2:30 PM CT, CBS -110
This total is on track to be the highest closing line of any SEC game in history. I hate to be that guy, but don’t fall for it. Everyone knows Matt Corral wants to drop back 60-70 times, especially Nick Saban. Bama’s defense is suspect, and I’d suspect the Tide to control the pace to keep Lane Kiffin’s offense off the field.
*6-pt teaser: Oklahoma -5, Oregon -2, Notre Dame +7.5 +160
*Dog of the Week: Louisville +205 v. Wake Forest
NFL Player Props
Kyler Murray OVER 267.5 passing yards -115
Mike Gesicki OVER 3.5 receptions +120
D’Andre Swift OVER 36.5 receiving yards -115
Cooper Kupp OVER 6.5 receptions -145
Tom Brady OVER 2.5 passing TD’s +120
Robby Anderson OVER 48.5 receiving yd -115
Logan Thomas OVER 3.5 receptions -145
Patrick Mahomes OVER 2.5 passing TD’s -115
Chiefs -.5, Saints -1, Texans +23 +160
Packers -.5, Bucs -1, Chargers/Raiders O 46 +160