By Sam Panayotovich
How about that Ohio State “Over” last week?
Our best bets (9-3 YTD) are off to a strong start, and I’m rolling with four plays over the next few days. This space isn’t the place for a million picks or five-time parlays, either. These are the games I love the most.
Let’s go to work with odds courtesy of FOX Bet.
Ravens @ Patriots (1 p.m. ET Sunday, FOX)
I expect more fireworks than the market does.
New England’s offense looked lost in the season opener at Miami, then Pittsburgh’s stingy defense held Mac Jones and Co. to 17 points last Sunday. Now the Pats face a Ravens ‘D’ that gave up 380 yards to the Jets and a whopping 547 yards to the Dolphins.
You know damn well Bill Belichick and his mysterious offensive coordinator have been studying film from Baltimore’s meltdown in Miami, and I expect them to be aggressive down the field early and often. And we all know Lamar Jackson should get his fair share of touchdowns.
I like this game to finish in the 50s.
PICK: Over 43.5 points scored by both teams combined at FOX Bet
Akron Zips @ Liberty Flames (6:00 p.m. ET Saturday, ESPN+)
Bet you didn’t expect this game on the list, huh?
Liberty is down to its third-string quarterback after Kaidon Salter injured his groin in last Saturday’s game at Wake Forest. So Salter and Liberty’s Week 1 starter Charlie Brewer are both on the shelf, and it’s sounding like redshirt freshman Nate Hampton will get the call this weekend.
I don’t even have to explain how serious the drop-off is from [NFL quarterback] Malik Willis last season to a third-stringer this weekend. Liberty will still score, but I think it’ll struggle to get to 40.
And then there’s Akron. The Zips scored six points in their last two games – at Michigan State and at Tennessee – and their offense is a dumpster fire.
This one has 37-10 written all over it.
PICK: Under 54 points scored by both teams combined at FOX Bet
No. 7 USC @ Oregon State (9:30 p.m. ET…
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Publish date : 2022-09-22 20:39:59
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