Happy Thanksgiving weekend everybody. Here is wishing you a safe and happy holiday season and we hope you make/made it past Black Friday! College football has come full circle this year; there are great teams that have dropped a few (VA. Tech, Notre Dame, Michigan) then there are others that have been surprisingly good – (however, if you handicap CF, you know they are no surprise) such as LSU, and Utah, while there are still others that have disappointed – Boise State, Washington, and Oregon. The online bookies are offering great deals on deposit bonuses this weekend so be sure to find one and start taking advantage of the freebie offers.
No.1 Ohio State Vs. No. 13 Michigan
(OSU -9.5 O/U 50) 12:00 PM ET FOX
The Ohio State Buckeyes are a very good football team, and nothing can be taken from them, however, are they really the No. 1 team in the nation? As good as this team is, and as difficult as it is to find chinks in their armor; LSU is a better team and even Michigan could be the better team today. The Buckeyes have played well all season but not perfect. There have been more than a couple of games in which they should have covered the spread but failed to do so.
Justin Fields is as solid of a QB (OSU) as you are going to find in college football with 2352 yards, 33 TDs, and just 1 interception, but be careful, Shea Patterson has found a groove that works for him. He simply tried to do too much, too early and it hurt him. He has been coachable, and he has learned how to adjust. This kid is a good quarterback and he comes in with 2523 yards, 21 TDs, and 5 interceptions.
There is little doubt that Ohio State has the edge in this game. When one handicaps and looks at the head-to-head stats, the numbers don’t lie. Michigan will need a bit of a miracle to pull this one off however, it can be done. It matters not what team comes marching into the “Big House” that place is tough, and it will be rocking. This game would easily be Harbaugh’s biggest win as a college head coach. Will the team be motivated for the “Gipper”? Without a doubt, they will be. This is a trap game for Ohio State. This Michigan team is not the same team that lost to Wisconsin, they have grown from their mistakes. Ohio State is better on the ground and if Michigan wants to stay close, they must force the Buckeyes to pass which is still dangerous because head-to-head, the Buckeyes have a slight advantage.
This one will be fun, and although it’s a tough one and it will be fierce, we like Ohio State to win but not cover. Take the points – Michigan +9.5 (Do not be shocked if Michigan finds a way to win). Call your favorite Bookie and jump on +9.5. Ask for any contest they may be running through the end of the season and remember, it’s never too late to ask for a great deposit bonus.
Quick Hits: Other Great Bets—
Boise State -14.5
Appalachian State -12
Look for Boise State to blow the doors off of Colorado State, Iowa easily handles Nebraska, Appalachian rolls, Baylor wins big, LSU should double the spread, and although we believe in Utah – and Colorado is not that great, we can’t get behind -28, take the +number on the road. Call the bookie and ask about player and game props. Explore your wagering options. Good luck.