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Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants: Game 5 Odds, Picks and Preview -- 10/14/2021

Game time: 9:07 p.m. ET Venue: Oracle Park, San Francisco, CA Where to watch: TBSOpening Odds at USA Sportsbooks DraftKings: Dodgers -110, Giants -110 BetMGM: Dodgers -110, Giants -110 Caesars: Dodgers -105, Giants -105OFF A 2-0 SWEEP Tuesday, Big Al's now a BURNING-HOT 39-16 his last 55, and he's also 13-2 his last 15 on the basepaths. Here, pick up Big Al's HUGE Dodgers/Giants Game 5 Winner, and ABSOLUTELY BURY your Book on Thursday. Catch Jack’s and other plays available right now at the Shop Picks page, where you can find all of the Best Bets from our champion sports handicappers.Dodgers - Giants preview and analysisGame 5, National League Division Series -- Series tied 2-2Well. We’ve made it to the most important game of this season.The winner is the odds-on favorite out of the National League to make it to the World Series. The loser gets to suffer through a long winner.The best part of it all? The books don’t even have a clue what’s going to happen Thursday when the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants meet in the winner-take-all Game 5 of the NLDS in San Francisco.Most books, notably in Las Vegas, have it as a dead heat. Both teams are at -110 in most books, others have both at -105. That’s how dominant the Giants and Dodgers have been to this point, and this series has lived up to the hype in more ways than one.The Dodgers forced Game 5 with a 7-2 win on Tuesday in Dodger Stadium. Thanks to a dominant bullpen and the awakening of bats, the defending World Series champions have pushed this series to the brink with the Atlanta Braves awaiting in the National League Championship Series.“This is what baseball wants,” said Dodgers manager Dave Roberts. “As I understand, all the series are done and so we’re going to be the only show in town. So if you have a pulse or you’re a sports fan, you better be watching Dodgers-Giants. It’s going to be a great one.”Mookie Betts and Will Smith hit two-run home runs, and Walker Buehler threw a very solid 4.1 innings before the bullpen came in and shut the door. Between five relievers -- highlighted by Joe Kelly getting the win -- combined for 4.2 innings of four-hit ball and only one run allowed.The 1-4 hitters each collected two hits, including Trea Turner and Corey Seager. Gavin Lux, batting sixth, also had two hits for the Dodgers.“The playoffs are all about momentum,” Buehler said. “I’ve talked about that kind of, almost too much, but I think it’s huge, and a win like this for us, especially the fashion we did it, is huge for us in two days.”The Giants have gotten by with their dominant pitching, but only got 1.2 innings from third ace Anthony DeSclafani, giving up five hits and two runs. Outside of Kris Bryant’s two hits, the bats quieted for the NL West champions. San Francisco had seven hits but didn’t get on the board until the top of the fifth.“I feel like our team and the Dodgers team have both been playing meaningful games for awhile now,” Buster Posey said. “Obviously, this one coming up on Thursday is the most meaningful to this point. It should be fun.”And we can’t think of any better pitching matchup than this one to close the series. Julio Urias will get the ball for the second time for the Dodgers after his win in Game 2, taking on ace Logan Webb after his 10-strikeout masterpiece in Game 1. Let’s hope the starting pitchers gives us one hell of an October game to remember.No matter who wins, just enjoy this one.PredictionBut if we have to pick a winner … I think Urias has been underappreciated all year. Between Max Scherzer coming to town and Buehler getting praise for his work, Urias is the 20-game winner. He settled things down in Game 2 on the road, and I have no doubt he can do it again one more time. Dodgers win 4-3 Betting trendsThe Dodgers are 13-2 this season (+9.6 net games on the money line) after allowing four runs or less in six consecutive games.The Dodgers are 27-6 in starts by Urias this season.The Giants are 38-23 the past three seasons after batting .200 or worse over a three-game span.Projected lineupDodgers:Mookie Betts (R) RFCorey Seager (L) SSTrea Turner (R) 2BWill Smith (R) CJustin Turner (R) 3BGavin Lux (L) CFCody Bellinger (L) 1BChris Taylor (R) LFJulio Urias (L) PGiants:Tommy La Stella (L) 2BDarin Ruf (R) 1BBrandon Crawford (L) SSBuster Posey (R) CKris Bryant (R) RFLaMonte Wade Jr. (L) LFEvan Longoria (R) 3BMike Yastrzemski (L) CFLogan Webb (R) PDon't miss our champion handicappers' free picks and expert MLB picks today. And if you enjoyed this Los Angeles Dodgers - San Francisco Giants preview, be sure to drop by every day for our daily MLB projections and predictions.

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Kentucky Wildcats vs. Georgia Bulldogs Picks and Game Preview -- 10/16/2021

Game time: 3:30 p.m. ET, October 16, 2021 Venue: Sanford Stadium, Athens, GA Where to watch: CBSOpening Odds at USA Sportsbooks DraftKings: Georgia -21.5 BetMGM: Georgia -21.5 Caesars: Georgia -21.5Season record No. 11 Kentucky: 6-0 (4-0 SEC) No. 1 Georgia: 6-0 (4-0 SEC)Jack Banks went 5-2-0 last week in college football action. Catch Jack’s and other plays available right now at the Shop Picks page, where you can find all of the Best Bets from our champion sports handicappers.Kentucky - Georgia preview and analysisRecent form Kentucky: won 42-21 vs. LSU on Oct. 9 Georgia: won 34-10 at Auburn on Oct. 9You knew it was coming. It's sad, but it was coming.The Kentucky Wildcats are about to come crashing down to Earth.It's a shame because you find yourself rooting for the teams that don't normally find themselves in SEC contention and want them to do well. Kentucky has put together a string of SEC wins, especially against the Florida Gators two weeks ago. They're one of the feel-good stories of the year.But man, the Georgia Bulldogs are just ... yeah.The new No. 1 team in the country will host the Wildcats in Athens on Saturday as the Bulldogs continue their stretch of facing ranked teams. Make no mistake: This game has nothing to do with what Kentucky can or can't do; it has everything to do with Georgia's defense.This will be Georgia's third straight game facing a ranked conference opponent, and if the last two weeks ar eany indication, Kentucky is about to be overmatched by the best team in the country.Georgia has allowed a grand total of 33 points ... this season. Not the last two weeks or even three. We're talking an entire season in which Georgia has outscored opponents 239-33. The 10 points allowed in their 24-point win over the Auburn Tigers last week were the second most given up this season and only the third touchdown allowed.The Alabama Crimson Tide, even on their best day, haven't put anything like that together.Keep in mind this is all while Georgia has questions pertaining to their starting quarterback. JT Daniels is still questionable with an injury, but Stetson Bennett has done what is asked of him. He threw for 231 yards and two touchdowns against Auburn, outdueling the Tigers' veteran Bo Nix.It's not an offense known for its big plays, but the Bulldogs have shown that can happen at time. Bennett threw a 60-yard touchdown to Ladd McConkey in the third quarter. The offense, as a whole, outgained Auburn 412-318.Kentucky is a run-first offense led by Chris Rodriguez Jr. averaging more than six yards per carry. The Wildcats aren't going to do much through the air with quarterback Will Levis. Not only has Kentucky not topped 200 yards passing since Week 1, but the Bulldogs are holding teams to 137 passing YPG.On the ground? Georgia has allowed 67 yards.This defense hasn't allowed a touchdown in the first half yet this season.PredictionGeorgia has won 11 straight meetings, but Kentucky has covered the last two. And honestly, a cover would be just as much a moral victory for UK than anything else. As great for chaos purposes to see Kentucky win this one, it's just not happening. A cover, however? It's happening. Georgia by 20 Betting trendsThe under is 6-1 in Kentucky’s last seven games as a road underdog.Kentucky is 8-2 against the spread in its last 10 October games.Georgia is 25-2 straight up as a favorite in the last three years. Since 1992, the Bulldogs are 232-53.Statistical leadersKentucky:Passing: Will Levis -- 1,134 yards, 11 TD, 6 INTRushing: Chris Rodriguez Jr. -- 768 yards, 5 TDReceiving: Wan’Dale Robinson -- 527 yards, 4 TDGeorgia:Passing: Stetson Bennett -- 746 yards, 8 TD, 2 INTRushing: Zamir White -- 354 yards, 6 TDReceiving: Brock Bowers -- 315 yards, 4 TDDon't miss our champion handicappers' free picks and expert football picks today. And if you enjoyed this Kentucky - Georgia prediction, be sure to drop by every day for our daily NCAA projections and previews.

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BYU Cougars vs. Baylor Bears Picks and Game Preview -- 10/16/2021

Game time: 3:30 p.m. ET, October 16, 2021 Venue: McLane Stadium, Waco, TX Where to watch: ESPNOpening Odds at USA Sportsbooks DraftKings: Baylor -6 BetMGM: Baylor -6 Caesars: Baylor -6Season record No. 19 BYU: 5-1 Baylor: 5-1 (3-1 Big 12)Jack Banks went 5-2-0 last week in college football action. Catch Jack’s and other plays available right now at the Shop Picks page, where you can find all of the Best Bets from our champion sports handicappers.BYU - Baylor preview and analysisRecent form BYU: lost 26-17 vs. Boise State on Oct. 9 Baylor: won 45-20 on Oct. 9And just like that, the college football playoff hopes for the BYU Cougars are up in smoke.An unreal loss to the Boise State Broncos at home last week has ended BYU's hopes of keeping the hopes of the Independent folks alive, dropping the Cougars to 19th in the country.But after that tough loss to Boise State, the road doesn't get easier. BYU hits the road Saturday to take on a Baylor Bears team that is trying to find its way back to the top-25.Things looked promising for BYU early on, going up 10-0 in the first quarter. The Cougars even had outgained the Broncos by 101 yards. The culprit? Four turnovers from BYU and a pedestrian showing from quarterback Jaren Hall allowed Boise State to stay in the game. The Broncos had 14 points off those turnovers in BYU’s first loss this season.It didn't help that BYU turned away from the run game and only gave running back Tyler Allgeier 19 carries, but he had 73 yards and a touchdown. BYU has to remember that this isn't the Zach Wilson era anymore. They have to trust their running game more. Allgeier is more than capable of making that happen.BYU's defense has carried them to this stellar start, and will need to do it again after Baylor's offense put up 525 yards in a 25-point home win over the West Virginia Mountaineers. Gerry Bohanon, who has yet to throw an interception this season, had a huge day through the air, throwing 336 yards and four touchdowns with Tyquan Thornton hauling in 187 yards and two touchdowns.West Virginia had been a pesky opponent this season, so it was encouraging to see Baylor show signs of life on that side of the ball while also holding WVU's offense to 25 points and 362 total yards.But BYU's pass defense is one of the top units in the country allowing 238 per game through the air. Over the last three games, BYU has been holding teams to 338 total yards per game with BYU coach Kalani Sitake putting an emphasis on that unit. But Baylor's defense has also defied the norm that is a Big 12 defense. Baylor has held opponents to 320 total yards and only 175 through the air. The bulk of the defensive issues have come off the ground (145.7 rushing YPG allowed), which is why we should expect BYU to use Allgeier more this week in this matchup.PredictionBYU has done a great job keeping Hall off the turf. The Cougars offensive line has allowed a total of six sacks this season, and if it turns into a ground game, you wonder how Baylor will transition. BYU also hasn't been on the road as much this season, and Baylor has never been an easy place to play. Bears will get it done and cover. Baylor by 13 Betting trendsBYU is 8-1 against the spread since 1992 against Big 12 opponents.The under is 44-25 in BYU games since 1992 after two straight unders.Baylor is 68-18 straight up since 1992 as a home favorite.Statistical leadersBYU:Passing: Jaren Hall -- 863 yards, 8 TD, 3 INTRushing: Tyler Allgeier -- 642 yards, 8 TDReceiving: Gunner Romney -- 371 yards, 3 TDBaylor:Passing: Gerry Bohanon -- 1,332 yards, 11 TD, 0 INTRushing: Abram Smith -- 597 yards, 7 TDReceiving: Tyquan Thornton -- 463 yards, 5 TDDon't miss our champion handicappers' free picks and expert football picks today. And if you enjoyed this BYU - Baylor prediction, be sure to drop by every day for our daily NCAA projections and previews.

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Miami Hurricanes vs. North Carolina Tar Heels Picks and Game Preview -- 10/16/2021

Game time: 3:30 p.m. ET, October 16, 2021 Venue: Kenan Stadium, Chapel Hill, NC Where to watch: ACC NetworkOpening Odds at USA Sportsbooks DraftKings: North Carolina -7.5 BetMGM: North Carolina -7.5 Caesars: North Carolina -7.5Season record Miami (FL): 2-3 (0-1 ACC) North Carolina: 3-3 (2-3 ACC)Jack Banks went 5-2-0 last week in college football action. Catch Jack’s and other plays available right now at the Shop Picks page, where you can find all of the Best Bets from our champion sports handicappers.Miami - North Carolina preview and analysisRecent form Miami: lost 30-28 vs. Virginia on Sept. 30 UNC: lost 35-25 vs. Florida State on Oct. 9If there hasn't been a list of most disappointing teams in college football, it has to have the North Carolina Tar Heels at the top, right?You don't normally find a top-25 team not just fall from grace so quickly, but underperform to the point where NFL talent has just seen their stocks drop in a heap.Now the Tar Heels have to try and right the ship and at least find their way toward a bowl game when they take on the struggling Miami Hurricanes in Chapel Hill on Saturday.This isn't the first time the Tar Heels are coming off an upset loss at home to the Florida State Seminoles. UNC took a 10-point lead after the first quarter and things went downhill from there. North Carolina gave up three straight touchdowns on drives of eight plays or more in the second quarter, and then two more in the third quarter before trailing by 18.Sam Howell, who could still be a first-round pick if things fall the right way, was held to barely over 50 percent of his completions for 203 yards and two touchdowns. He also carried the ball 11 times for 108 yards. The problem for Howell is he's not getting any help outside of top receiver Josh Downs; he had 121 of Howell's yards to go with nine receptions and a touchdown.It hasn't been any better for the Hurricanes, who started the season in the top-25 and have only fallen off a great deal since. Miami is coming off a bye week, but lost by two points on Sept. 30 to the Virginia Cavaliers to continue their alternating of wins and losses to start the season.Miami will be without quarterback D'Eriq King for the rest of the year and will likely turn to Tyler Van Dyke in his place. He went 15 of 29 for 203 yards and a touchdown and a touchdown in the loss to Virginia. Cam'Ron Harris will be relied upon more to the running game after his 111-yard, two-touchdown night against the Cavaliers.PredictionNorth Carolina is in shambles, but not as much as Miami. There should be no reason why UNC doesn't get the win and cover the 7.5 comfortably. The Tar Heels have more talent on offense, and being at home will get them back over .500 with a resounding win over an uncertain club. North Carolina wins by 17 Betting trendsNorth Carolina is 2-0 straight up and against the spread against Miami under head coach Mack Brown.UNC is 5-0 ATS off a straight-up loss with an average win of 32 points.Miami is 1-6 ATS in its last seven coming off two weeks or more of rest.Statistical leadersMiami:Passing: D’Eriq King -- 767 yards, 3 TD, 4 INTRushing: Cam’Ron Harris -- 383 yards, 5 TDReceiving: Charleston Rambo -- 387 yards, 2 TDNorth Carolina:Passing: Sam Howell -- 1,697 yards, 16 TD, 5 INTRushing: Ty Chandler -- 484 yards, 5 TDReceiving: Josh Downs -- 741 yards, 7 TDDon't miss our champion handicappers' free picks and expert football picks today. And if you enjoyed this Miami (FL) - North Carolina prediction, be sure to drop by every day for our daily NCAA projections and previews.

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Florida Gators vs. LSU Tigers Picks and Game Preview -- 10/16/2021

Time: Noon ET, October 16, 2021 Venue: Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge, LA Where to watch: ESPNOpening Odds at USA Sportsbooks DraftKings: Florida -11.5 BetMGM: Florida -12 Caesars: Florida -11.5Season record No. 20 Florida: 4-2 (2-2 SEC) LSU: 3-3 (1-2 SEC)Jack Banks went 5-2-0 last week in college football action. Catch Jack’s and other plays available right now at the Shop Picks page, where you can find all of the Best Bets from our champion sports handicappers.Florida - LSU preview and analysisRecent form Florida: won 42-0 vs. Vanderbilt on Oct. 9 LSU: lost 42-21 at No. 11 Kentucky on Oct. 9It seems like forever ago when the LSU Tigers and Florida Gators were SEC contenders.One of them will be put out of the misery on Saturday when they meet in Baton Rouge.The Gators have alternated wins and losses over the last five weeks, capped off with a 42-0 win at homecoming over the Vanderbilt Commodores last Saturday. If you ever wanted to experience fear in this lifetime, watch an angry Dan Mullen say he wasn't pleased at halftime.Does one really celebrate by only winning six touchdowns against Vanderbilt? Florida scored three touchdowns in the second half and didn't even need to do anything in the fourth quarter, so perhaps there are just days to coast to victory over others.Emory Jones didn't need to kill defenses with his legs last week. His arm was plenty with 273 yards and four touchdowns. Dameon Pierce had three touchdowns, two rushing and one receiving, to pace the playmakers against one of the worst teams in the country.The Gators are 12-8 at Death Valley dating back to 1981 and the series is 17-17 all-time in Baton Rouge. LSU won the last meeting at home 42-28, but that was with Joe Burrow and brighter times with the Tigers.LSU is coming off a two-touchdown loss to the surging Kentucky Wildcats, a game that was over by the third quarter. Kentucky, with that defense, took a 28-7 lead through three quarters and easily covered as two-point favorites.Tigers quarterback Max Johnson threw for 261 yards and only had one touchdown, but running back Tyrion Davis-Price led the LSU offense with 147 yards on the ground and two touchdowns. But it was the LSU defense that couldn't make stops. Kentucky quarterback Will Levis threw as many touchdowns (3) as incompletions.PredictionLSU has won three of the last four meetings and while one of the Tigers' rare wins last season was against a top-10 Florida team, I can't see LSU doing anything in this one. The Gators have put up at least 450 yards of offense in the last two meetings and Florida's running game will take full advantage in this game. Florida by 16 Betting trendsFlorida is 14-8 against the spread since 1992 when a road favorite of 7.5 to 14 points.Florida is 8-2 ATS after a stretch of winning two of three.LSU is 38-25 ATS after a two-game stretch where they force one turnover or less.Statistical leadersFlorida:Passing: Emory Jones -- 1,144 yards, 9 TD, 7 INTRushing: Emory Jones -- 479 yards, 2 TDReceiving: Jacob Copeland -- 370 yards, 3 TDLSU:Passing: Max Johnson -- 1,730 yards, 17 TD, 4 INTRushing: Tyrion Davis-Price -- 287 yards, 2 TDReceiving: Kayshon Boutte -- 509 yards, 9 TDDon't miss our champion handicappers' free picks and expert football picks today. And if you enjoyed this Florida - LSU prediction, be sure to drop by every day for our daily NCAA projections and previews.

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Ole Miss vs Tennessee Volunteers Picks Spread and Trends to Watch - 10/16/2021

Ole Miss vs Tennessee Volunteers Picks Spread and Trends to Watch - 10/16/2021 Game Time: 7:30 PM ET, Saturday, October 16th, 2021Venue:  Neyland Stadium, Knoxville, TennesseeCapacity: 102,455…. This will be a sell out.  Where to Watch: SECN Opening MLB Odds at USA SportsbooksDraftKings Sportsbook:  Spread: Ole Miss -2.5; Over/Under:  83 pointsCirca:  Spread: Ole Miss -2.5; Over/Under:  82.5 pointsVegasInsider:  Spread:  Ole Miss -2.5; Over/Under: 82.5 points Season RecordOle Miss: 4-1 Tennessee: 4-2 The Ole Miss Rebels and the Tennessee Volunteers will meet in an earth shaking SEC matchup. Both teams have 4 wins… Ole Miss is 4-1.  The winner of this game gets to pole vault in the rankings because the Georgia Bulldogs will be playing Kentucky on the same day.  They both can’t win that game.  The winner of this game will now be equal to the loser of that game. The winner of this game could be equal to Alabama depending.  The winner of this game will move up in the national rankings. The Ole Miss players AND the Tennessee players can put their entire season on this game… because it is riding on it. Power Sports S-W-E-P-T last week's Thursday/Friday selections in NCAAF! He won with Coastal Carolina (52-20), Tulane in the 1st Half & Cincinnati (52-3!) That BLOWOUT win with Cincy was also part of a 3-0 SWEEP in ALL sports last Friday! This week, it's once again WATCH & WIN time on ESPN! Get in the game. Don't wait! Get Power Sports’ pick!!. It's available right now at the Shop Picks page, where you can find all of the Best Bets from our champion sports handicappers. Rebels vs Volunteers Preview and AnalysisRECENT FORMMississippi started the season with a decisive win over Louisville 43-24.  Game 2 brought a blow-out over Austin Peay 54-17.  Game 3 a great big win over Tulane 61-21.  Game 4 was a horrible loss to #5 ranked Alabama (at the time they were higher) 42-21. Game 5 was a super close redemption win over the Arkansas Razorbacks 52-51… again that was 52-51… if you thought the point total couldn’t be 103, you were wrong.   Tennessee started their season with a big win over Bowling Green 38-6.  Game 2 was a stumble loss to Pittsburgh 41-34.  Game 3 was a blowout win over TN Tech 56-0.  Game 4 was another horrid stumble to Florida 38-14.  Game 5 was a great big win over Missouri 62-24.  Game 6 was an easy win over South Carolina 45-20.  They aren’t the cream of the SEC, but they are a quality team that will give Ole Miss a fight. Offensive AnalysisOle Miss is ranked #2 in the FBS.  They have scored 30 touchdowns on 561.6 yards per game… Only Ohio State has accumulated more stats than Ole Miss Stats.  Tennessee is ranked 18th in the FBS on offense.  They have scored 32 touchdowns on 474 yards per game.  They seem real close, but almost 100 yards per game is a big difference… It means an extra touchdown or 2-3 extra field goals. Defensive AnalysisOle Miss desperately needs to step up the defense.  They are ranked 100th in the FBS having given up 22 touchdowns on 430 yards per game… but before you have an “A-Ha” moment, remember… all these negative stats came against Alabama and Arkansas… Arkansas beat Texas…. Ole Miss gave up 51 points to Arkansas but still won.  Tennessee hasn’t played any teams as good as Alabama or Arkansas.The Tennessee stats on defense seem real good in this matchup… they aren’t.  Tennessee is ranked 47th on defense in the FBS. They have given up 16 touchdowns on 344.8 yards oer game… it sounds good but they allowed Pittsburgh to score 34… Aye there’s the rub… for in that sleep of death what dreams may come? Mississippi vs Tennessee PredictionOur prediction for Saturday, October 16th is…  Ole Miss 45 - Tennessee 20Don't miss our champion handicappers' Free NCAAF Picks and Premium Selections every day here at Bigal.com.  Just click on Shop Picks for our Best Bets, or click on Shop Subscriptions to join for a week or a month.  And if you enjoyed this Rebels/Volunteers preview, be sure to bookmark Bigal.com for our daily Game Previews and Predictions. And come back for the NBA, NFL, Big Games, and any current betting odds or betting insights.  NCAAF Betting TrendsOle Miss is 8-4 ATS as the favorite over the last 3 seasons.Ole Miss is 11-5 when playing with 6 or less days rest, the last 3 seasons.Tenn is 13-13 ATS when playing on a Saturday, last 3 seasons.Tenn is 116-116 ATS when playing a conference opponent since 1993.Tenn is 2-2 ATS in home games this season. Key InjuriesTennessee:  LB Juwan Mitchell (shoulder) Out for season * OL Cooper Mays (ankle) upgraded to probable.  * Rb Tiyon Evans (leg) ProbableOle Miss: Rb Jerrion Ealy (concussion) Quest * Ol Caleb Warren (ankle) Out indefinitely. Starting LineupsOle Miss:  QB Matt Corral, RB Jerrion Ealy, TE Chase Rogers, WR Braylon Sanders, WR Dontario Drummond, WR Jonathan Mingo, LT Nick Broeker, LG Caleb Warren, OC Orlando Umana, RG Ben Brown, RT Jeremy JamesTenn:  QB Hendon Hooker, RB Tiyon Evans, TE Jacob Warren, WR Velus Jones Jr, WR Cedric Tillman, WR Jalin Hyatt, LT Darnell Wright, LG Jerome Carvin, OC Cooper Mays, RG Javontez Spraggins, RT Cade Mays Statistical LeadersTennessee:Passing Yards: Hendon Hooker 1,063Rushing Yards: Tiyon Evan 486Receiving Yards: Velus Jones Jr 342Tackles: 37Interceptions: Jaylen McCollough 3Ole Miss: Passing Yards: Matt Carrol 1,497Rushing Yards: Henry Parrish 334Receiving Yards: Dontario Drummond 460Tackles: Chance Campbell 38Interceptions: Keidron Smith 2  Weather ForecastScattered Showers.  66* for the high.  Humidity 68%. Precipitation 60% chance at all times.  Rainy, wet, mud… watch that run game… look for turnovers and takeaways.

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Texas A&M Aggies vs. Missouri Tigers Picks and Game Preview -- 10/16/2021

Time: Noon ET, October 16, 2021 Venue: Memorial Stadium/Faurot Field, Columbia, MO Where to watch: SEC NetworkOpening Odds at USA Sportsbooks DraftKings: Texas A&M -8.5 BetMGM: Texas A&M -9 Caesars: Texas A&M -9Season record No. 21 Texas A&M: 4-2 (1-2 SEC) Missouri: 3-3 (0-2 SEC)Jack Banks went 5-2-0 last week in college football action. Catch Jack’s and other plays available right now at the Shop Picks page, where you can find all of the Best Bets from our champion sports handicappers.Texas A&M - Missouri preview and analysisRecent form Texas A&M: won 41-38 vs. former No. 1 Alabama on Oct. 9 Missouri: won 48-35 vs. North Texas on Oct. 9Well, that's one way to welcome yourself back to the top-25.I still have no idea how the Texas A&M Aggies won last week. All I saw was kickoffs returned for touchdowns, weird field goals hooking from left to right, and the entire population of College Station run onto a field.The Aggies did the thing by knocking off the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide 41-38 last Saturday, putting themselves back in the top-25 at No. 21. Now it's about building off the biggest win of the year for A&M, as they hit the road for the first time this season to face the Missouri Tigers.Technically speaking, it is the first of only three road games for A&M this season. They did face the Colorado Buffaloes at Mile High Stadium in Denver (listed as a neutral site) and faced the Arkansas Razorbacks at AT&T Stadium.But in the midst of those six games, this was by far the most impressive showing for backup quarterback Zach Calzada on the biggest stage. Calzada threw for 285 yards and three touchdowns as the Aggies jumped out to a 14-point lead in the third quarter.Alabama roared back as it always does, taking a 38-31 lead with five minutes remaining. Calzada hit Ainias Smith for a 25-yard touchdown two minutes later to tie it at 38. Seth Small's 28-yard field goal that had the greatest hook of all time won the game and put the Aggies to 4-2."Our football team is learning to play against other great football teams and have success," said A&M coach Jimbo Fisher. "That's what matters to me."The Aggies were outgained 522-379 and only lost the turnover battle 2-1. Special teams made the difference. Small's two field goals and Devon Achane's 96-yard kickoff return for a touchdown were a mere part of it. Every scoring drive from A&M lasted no greater than eight plays; only one drive lasted eight and that was the final drive of the game.Can that carry over to Mizzou? The Tigers are coming off a 13-point win against the North Texas Mean Green that saw running back Tyler Badie explode for 209 yards and two touchdowns. The Tigers survived the offensive barrage from North Texas (493 yards) by committing three turnovers, including a pick six from Mekhi Wingo.Tigers quarterback Connor Bazelak threw for 168 yards and two touchdowns, despite going 22 of 33 from the field.PredictionMizzou's offense has shown signs of hanging tough, but that defense has been atrocious by allowing 35 points in three straight games including 62 to Tennessee. A&M may not be able to put up 41 again, but the defense will do its part and the offense converts on enough touchdowns for an easy cover. Texas A&M by 17 Betting trendsTexas A&M is 17-3 straight up in its last 20 as a favorite.Texas A&M is 8-3 against the spread in its last 11 following three straight conference games.Missouri is 0-6 ATS this season.Missouri is 3-11 ATS after playing a home game.Statistical leadersTexas A&M:Passing: Zach Calzada -- 1,029 yards, 8 TD, 5 INTRushing: Isaiah Spiller -- 491 yards, 3 TDReceiving: Ainias Smith -- 285 yards, 4 TDMissouri:Passing: Connor Bazelak -- 1,690 yards, 12 TD, 5 INTRushing: Tyler Badie -- 667 yards, 8 TDReceiving: Keke Chism -- 288 yards, 1 TDDon't miss our champion handicappers' free picks and expert football picks today. And if you enjoyed this Texas A&M - Missouri prediction, be sure to drop by every day for our daily NCAA projections and previews.

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TCU Horned Frogs vs Oklahoma Sooners Game Preview and Prediction - 10/16/2021

Game Time: 7:30 pm ET, Saturday, October 16, 2021 Venue:  Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, Norman, OK Where to Watch:  ABC Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks DraftKings:  Point Spread:  TCU +13.5, Oklahoma -13.5; Over/Under:  65 points Bet365:  Point Spread:  TCU +13.5, Oklahoma -13.5; Over/Under:  65 points BetMGM:  Point Spread:  TCU +13.5, Oklahoma -13.5; Over/Under:  65 points Season Record TCU Horned Frogs:  3-2 (6th place, Big 12) Oklahoma Sooners:  6-0 (1st place, Big 12)  Do not miss out on our expert handicapper analysis! Ben Burns is 82% 9/10* CFB TOTALS with those plays! Make sure you check out his picks and many more from the expert handicappers featured in the Shop Picks section. TCU Horned Frogs vs Oklahoma Sooners Preview and Analysis Recent Form TCU Horned Frogs:  won on the road on Oct. 9 against the Texas Tech Red Raiders 52-31. Oklahoma Sooners:  won on a neutral site on Oct. 9 against the Texas Longhorns 55-48.   TCU Horned Frogs AnalysisTCU is coming into this game with a 3-2 record overall and they are 1-0 in their road games this season where they will be in this game. This will be their 3rd conference matchup of the year and they are currently 1-1 in their conference games this season. They lost 1 game against the Texas Longhorns and won the other against Texas Tech in their last game. They won that game 52-31 in a game that they led the whole time. Max Duggan played alright in that one as he completed 8/10 passes for 104 yards and 1 touchdown. The ground game had a very nice day as Kendre Miller led the team in rushing with 185 yards and 3 touchdowns on 12 carries while Zach Evans was right behind him with 143 yards and 2 touchdowns on 17 carries. Blair Conwright led the receivers with 46 yards on 3 receptions in what was a quiet day for the receiving corps. TJ Carter led the defense with 12 solo tackles while Dee Winters was right behind with 9 solo tackles and 1 assisted one. Khari Coleman recorded the only sack in that game for the defense while Trevius Hodges-Tomlinson came away with the only interception for them. They have scored 192 points in their first 5 games averaging 38.4 PPG and they have allowed their opponents to score 140 points against them allowing 28 PPG. Their offense is averaging 446.2 YPG while their defense is allowing 429.4 YPG.  Oklahoma Sooners AnalysisOklahoma is coming into this college football game with a 6-0 record overall and they are 4-0 in their home games this season where they will be in this game. This will be the 4th conference matchup on their schedule this year and they are already off to a great start with a 3-0 record in their conference games this season. Their 3 wins came against the West Virginia Mountaineers, the Kansas State Wildcats and against Texas in their last game. Spencer Rattler did not play well in that game and could not really get their offense going as he completed 9/16 passes for 112 yards and 1 interception. Caleb Williams took over for him at the quarterback position in that game and he played much better as he was the spark that offense needed as he led them to a comeback completing 15/24 passes for 211 yards and 2 touchdowns. Kennedy Brooks had a massive day on the ground in that game as he led the team in rushing with 217 yards and 2 touchdowns on 25 carries. Marvin Mims led the receivers in that game with 136 yards and 2 touchdowns on 5 receptions while Jeremiah Hall had 69 yards receiving on 3 catches. Brian Asamoah II led the defense in that game with 6 solo tackles and 1 assisted one. Nik Bonitto led the defense in sacks with 1.5 while Danny Stutsman had the other 1/2 sack and Perrion Winfrey also had 1 sack in that game. No one on the defense came away with an interception in that game though. They have scored 247 points in their first 6 games averaging 41.2 PPG and they have allowed their opponents to score 143 points against them allowing 23.8 PPG. Their offense is averaging 472.5 YPG while their defense is allowing 356.8 YPG.  TCU vs Oklahoma PredictionOklahoma is coming into this game as a 13.5 point favorite with the current betting odds according to Draftkings Sportsbook. Oklahoma has not looked good at all this season, their offense has looked spotty in games under Rattler and their defense has been allowing way too many yards and points. TCU has a very good offense and will be able to score with ease on this bad Oklahoma defense allowing them to keep up just fine in this game. Oklahoma has not looked good in their last 4 games especially, they had a 7 point win at home over the Nebraska Cornhuskers, a 3 point win at home over WVU, a 6 point win over KSU, and a 7 point win over Texas in a game where they were trailing 21-3 right at the start and for most of the game before making a late comeback. That game took a lot of energy too so the best bet to place in this game is on TCU to cover that spread and even pull off the upset win on the moneyline.  TCU Oklahoma Prediction:  Our NCAAF Pick for Saturday, October 16, 2021 (7:30 pm ET start time) is TCU 52 Oklahoma 49.Don't miss our champion handicappers free picks and expert football picks today.  And if you enjoyed this TCU Horned Frogs Oklahoma Sooners prediction, be sure to drop by every day for our weekly NCAAF predictions and previews. NCAAF Betting Trends TCU Horned Frogs: 120-117 O/U in all games. 42-32 O/U as an underdog. 23-18 O/U as a road underdog. 43-35 O/U after outrushing opponent by 125 or more yards last game.Oklahoma Sooners: 50-36 O/U as a favorite of 10.5 to 21 points. 150-135 O/U in all games. 127-114 O/U as a favorite. 61-51 O/U as a home favorite. 65-54 O/U in home games. 107-87 O/U against conference opponents. Key Injuries  TCU Horned Frogs:  B. Clark (S) out for season - Undisclosed injury. Q. Johnston (WR) Ques Sat - Knee injury. Z. Evans (RB) Ques Sat - Undisclosed injury. Oklahoma Sooners:  W. Washington (CB) Ques Sat - Undisclosed injury. B. Darby (WR) Ques Sat - Undisclosed injury. C. Jackson (WR) Ques Sat - Personal. Players to Watch  TCU Horned Frogs: Kendre Miller and Zach Evans are both players to watch in this contest. Miller leads the team in touchdowns scored this season while Evans leads them in rushing yards. Both of them are coming off of massive games with over 100 yards each. TCU will be trying to control the run game in this one so look for both of these guys to get some touches and find the end zone with some big runs.  Oklahoma Sooners: Kennedy Brooks is one player to watch in this one. He leads his team in both rushing yards and in touchdowns scored this season. He is coming off of a big game where he had over 100 rushing yards and he will be looking to continue that great performance in this game. Look for him to get a lot of carries in this one as he is a playmaker for them. Notable Quotes "We just made a decision. ... We wanted to be very careful about it, the injury. It's not a good turf for foot injuries." - Gary Patterson on Zach Evans leaving their last game with an injury.  "Give him some clean lanes ... that was important regardless of who was playing quarterback." - Lincoln Riley on the strategy for getting Brooks going in their last game.  Starting Lineups TCU Horned FrogsWR Williams, Savion WR Johnston, Quentin WR Davis, Derius WR Conwright, Blair TE Ware, Carter QB Duggan, Max RB Evans, Zach  Oklahoma SoonersWR Haselwood, Jadon WR Woods II, Michael WR Mims, Marvin HB Hall, Jeremiah  QB Rattler, Spencer RB       Gray, Eric Statistical Leaders TCU Horned FrogsPassing: M. Duggan (1003)Rushing: Z. Evans (586)Receiving: T. Barber (205)Touchdowns: K. Miller (6)Sacks: D. Horton (2)Tackles: T. Carter (23) Oklahoma SoonersPassing: S. Rattler (1371)Rushing: K. Brooks (535)Receiving: M. Mims (400)Touchdowns: K. Brooks (6)Sacks: P. Winfrey (4.5)Tackles: P. Fields (25)  Coaches:TCU Horned Frogs: Gary Patterson (22nd season)Oklahoma Sooners: Lincoln Riley (5th season) Weather Forecast71 degrees F sunny, 42% humidity, 0% chance of rain, up to 9 mph wind speeds NW.

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Hawaii Rainbow Warriors vs Nevada Wolf Pack Game Preview and Prediction - 10/16/2021

Game Time: 10:30 pm ET, Saturday, October 16, 2021 Venue:  Mackay Stadium, Reno, NV Where to Watch:  CBS Sports Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks DraftKings:  Point Spread:  Hawaii +14, Nevada -14; Over/Under:  60.5 points Bet365:  Point Spread:  Hawaii +14, Nevada -14; Over/Under:  60.5 points BetMGM:  Point Spread:  Hawaii +14.5, Nevada -14.5; Over/Under:  61 points Season Record Hawaii Rainbow Warriors:  3-3 (4th place, MW West) Nevada Wolf Pack:  4-1 (2nd place, MW West)  Do not miss out on our expert handicapper analysis! Ben Burns is 82% 9/10* CFB TOTALS with those plays! Make sure you check out his picks and many more from the expert handicappers featured in the Shop Picks section. Hawaii Rainbow Warriors vs Nevada Wolf Pack Preview and Analysis Recent Form Hawaii Rainbow Warriors:  won at home on Oct. 2 against the Fresno State Bulldogs 27-24. Nevada Wolf Pack:  won at home on Oct. 9 against the New Mexico State Aggies 55-28.   Hawaii Rainbow Warriors AnalysisHawaii is coming into this game with a 3-3 record overall and they are 1-2 in their road games this season where they will be in this game. This will be their 3rd conference matchup of the year and they are currently 1-1 in their conference games this season. Their 1 loss came at home against the San Jose State Spartans while their 1 win came in their last game against Fresno State. They won that game 27-24 in a game that they trailed the entire time and had to make a late 4th quarter comeback to win. Brayden Schager was alright in that game as he completed 11/27 passes for 116 yards and 2 touchdowns. Dae Dae Hunter had a great day on the ground as he led the team in rushing yards with 127 on 21 carries while Calvin Turner Jr. had 59 rushing yards and 1 touchdown on 14 carries. Turner Jr. also led the receivers in that game with 41 yards and 1 touchdown while Caleb Phillips had 3 catches for 34 yards and 1 touchdown. Overall, it was a very quiet day for the receiving corps in that one. Quentin Frazier led the defense with 8 solo tackles and 1 assisted one while Eugene Ford was right behind him with 7 solo tackles and 1 assisted one. Blessman Ta'ala, Pita Tonga, and Khoury Bethley all had 1 sack in that game. Bethley was outstanding as he also had 2 interceptions for his team in that game while Hugh Nelson II and Cortez Davis both had 1 interception each as well. They have scored 167 points in their first 6 games averaging 27.8 PPG and they have allowed their opponents to score 186 points against them allowing 31 PPG. Their offense is averaging 417.5 YPG while their defense is allowing 437.3 YPG.  Nevada Wolf Pack AnalysisNevada is coming into this game with a 4-1 record overall and they are 2-0 in their home games this season where they will be in this game. This will be the 2nd conference matchup on their schedule this year and they are off to a good start with a 1-0 record in their conference games this season. That win came against Boise State 41-31. They are on a 2 game winning streak coming into this game. Carson Strong had a very good game in their last one as he completed 25/32 passes for 377 yards, 6 touchdowns and 1 interception. Toa Taua led the team in rushing with 28 yards on 7 carries but they did not really get anything going in the run game in that one. The receiving corps had a great day though as Melquan Stovall led the receivers with 155 yards and 1 touchdown on 7 receptions while Justin Lockhart was right behind him with 103 receiving yards and 1 touchdown on 7 receptions. Harry Ballard III also caught 1 touchdown pass for 58 yards and 2 receptions. Daiyan Henley led the defense with 9 solo tackles and 3 assisted ones while Jordan Lee also played well with 6 solo tackles and 3 assisted ones. Sam Hammond led the defense in sacks with 2, Dom Peterson had 1.5, Trevor Price and Tristan Nichols both had 1 while Jack Powers had 0.5 sacks in that game. No one on the defense came away with an interception in that one. They have scored 184 points in their first 5 games averaging 36.8 PPG and they have allowed their opponents to score 124 points against them allowing 24.8 PPG. Their offense is averaging 443 YPG while their defense is allowing 382.6 YPG.  Hawaii vs Nevada PredictionNevada is coming into this game as a 14 point favorite and the total is set at 60.5 with the current betting odds according to Draftkings Sportsbook. Nevada has been scoring a lot of points on offense in their games this year and they have been moving the ball well. They are averaging almost 40 points scored per game and they have actually scored over 40 points in 3 of their last 4 games. Hawaii will be on the road in this game and they have played in 3 road games this year, all 3 of those games there has been 1 team that has scored at least 40 points in the game, usually not Hawaii but they did in one of those games. Hawaii has a very bad defense and they will allow a lot of points against Nevada in this game. They will be forced to play catch-up the entire time as the score gets driven up in the process. The best bet to make in this game is on the over as it will be a high scoring game with a lot of points from both sides.  Hawaii Nevada Prediction:  Our NCAAF Pick for Saturday, October 16, 2021 (10:30 pm ET start time) is Nevada 45 Hawaii 27.Don't miss our champion handicappers free picks and expert football picks today.  And if you enjoyed this Hawaii Rainbow Warriors Nevada Wolf Pack prediction, be sure to drop by every day for our weekly NCAAF predictions and previews. NCAAF Betting Trends Hawaii Rainbow Warriors: 165-182 ATS in all games. 97-109 ATS as an underdog. 45-59 ATS as a road underdog. 62-79 ATS in road games. 98-127 ATS against conference opponents.Nevada Wolf Pack: 21-15 ATS as a favorite of 10.5 to 21 points. 142-134 ATS in all games. 44-31 ATS as a home favorite. 73-54 ATS in home games. 92-83 ATS against conference opponents. Key Injuries  Hawaii Rainbow Warriors:  None. Nevada Wolf Pack:  R. Doubs (WR) Prob Sat - Undisclosed injury. T. Williams (DB) Out indefinitely - Knee injury. E. Cooks (WR) out for season - Foot injury. Players to Watch  Hawaii Rainbow Warriors: Dae Dae Hunter is one player to watch in this contest. He leads his team in rushing yards this season. He is coming off of a great game with over 100 rushing yards and will be looking to continue that here. They will need a good run game here to slow down the pace of the game for them here on the road so look for him to get a lot of touches in this game.  Nevada Wolf Pack: Carson Strong is one player to watch here. He leads his team in passing yards this season and he has been having a great year so far. He is coming off of a game where he had almost 400 passing yards and 6 touchdowns. He is the leader of this offense so look for him to have another great game here and make some big plays. Notable Quotes "I'm just really proud of our football team. I'm just so proud of our guys, so proud of our team." - Todd Graham on his team’s comeback win against Fresno State in their last game.  "He's really a dirty-work kind of a guy. He blocks on the perimeter. He does all the tough things you ask. He runs down on kickoffs. He runs down on punts." - Jay Norvell on Melquan Stovall and his offensive value to the team.  Starting Lineups Hawaii Rainbow WarriorsWR Mardner, Nick WR Smart, Jared TE Phillips, Caleb QB Cordeiro, Chevan RB/WR Turner Jr., Calvin RB Hunter, Dae Dae  Nevada Wolf PackWR Lockhart, Justin WR Doubs, Romeo WR Stovall, Melquan TE Turner, Cole QB Strong, Carson RB Taua, Toa Statistical Leaders Hawaii Rainbow WarriorsPassing: C. Cordeiro (1410)Rushing: D. Hunter (384)Receiving: N. Mardner (492)Touchdowns: C. Turner (6)Sacks: K. Bethley (3)Tackles: K. Bethley (28) Nevada Wolf PackPassing: C. Strong (1595)Rushing: T. Taua (307)Receiving: R. Doubs (304)Touchdowns: E. Cooks (4)Sacks: S. Hammond (4)Tackles: D. Henley (31)  Coaches:Hawaii Rainbow Warriors: Todd Graham (2nd season)Nevada Wolf Pack: Jay Norvell (5th season) Weather Forecast71 degrees F sunny, 36% humidity, 0% chance of rain, up to 7 mph wind speeds E.

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Alabama Crimson Tide vs Mississippi State Bulldogs Game Preview and Prediction - 10/16/2021

Game Time: 7:00 pm ET, Saturday, October 16, 2021 Venue:  Davis Wade Stadium, Mississippi State, MS Where to Watch:  ESPN Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks DraftKings:  Point Spread:  Alabama -17.5, Mississippi State +17.5; Over/Under:  57.5 points Bet365:  Point Spread:  Alabama -17, Mississippi State +17; Over/Under:  57.5 points BetMGM:  Point Spread:  Alabama -17, Mississippi State +17; Over/Under:  57.5 points Season Record Alabama Crimson Tide:  5-1 (1st place, SEC West) Mississippi State Bulldogs:  3-2 (4th place, SEC West)  Do not miss out on our expert handicapper analysis! Ben Burns is 82% 9/10* CFB TOTALS with those plays! Make sure you check out his picks and many more from the expert handicappers featured in the Shop Picks section. Alabama Crimson Tide vs Mississippi State Bulldogs Preview and Analysis Recent Form Alabama Crimson Tide:  lost on the road on Oct. 9 against the Texas A&M Aggies 41-38. Mississippi State Bulldogs:  won on the road on Oct. 2 against the Texas A&M Aggies 26-22.   Alabama Crimson Tide AnalysisThe Alabama team is coming into this college football game with a 5-1 record overall and they are 1-1 in their road games this season where they will be in this game. This will be their 4th conference matchup this year and they are already 2-1 in their conference games this season. Their 2 wins came against the Florida Gators and the Ole Miss Rebels while their 1 loss came against Texas A&M in their last game. They lost that game 41-38 in a game that they were trailing the entire time in and playing catch-up. Bryce Young played alright in that game but he also struggled at times as he completed 28/48 passes for 369 yards, 3 touchdowns and 1 interception. Brian Robinson Jr. had a great day on the ground as he led the team in rushing yards with 147 on 24 carries but he was basically their entire running game in that one. Jameson Williams led the team in receiving with 146 yards and 2 touchdowns on 10 receptions while John Metchie was right behind him with 88 yards on 7 receptions. Overall, it was a pretty good day for the receiving corps. Brian Branch led the defense in that game with 8 solo tackles and 3 assisted ones. No one on the defense recorded a sack in that game but DeMarcco Hellams did come away with 1 interception. They have scored 266 points in their first 6 games averaging 44.3 PPG and they have allowed their opponents to score 132 points against them allowing 22 PPG. Their offense is averaging 472.5 YPG while Alabama’s defense is allowing 300.8 YPG.  Mississippi State Bulldogs AnalysisMississippi State is coming into this game with a 3-2 record overall in their regular season games and they are 2-1 in their home games this season where they will be in this game. This will be the 3rd conference matchup on their schedule this year and they are currently 1-1 in their conference games this season. Their 1 loss came against the LSU Tigers while their win came against Texas A&M in their last game. They were on a bye last week so they have had an extra week to prepare for this game. QB Will Rogers played a great game in their last one as he completed 46/59 passes for 408 yards and 3 touchdown passes. Dillon Johnson led the team in rushing with 19 yards on 6 carries but they did not really have a run game in that one at all. Makai Polk led the receivers with 126 yards and 2 touchdowns on 13 receptions. Nathaniel Watson led the defense with 4 solo tackles and 4 assisted ones while Emmanuel Forbes and Martin Emerson were both right behind him with 4 solo tackles and 1 assisted one each. Watson, Nathan Pickering, and Tyrus Wheat all had 1 sack each in that game while Fred Peters came away with the only interception for the defense in that one. They have scored 139 points in their first 5 games averaging 27.8 PPG and they have allowed their opponents to score 125 points against them allowing 25 PPG. Their offense is averaging 428.6 YPG while Mississippi State’s defense is allowing 318.4 YPG.   Alabama vs Mississippi State PredictionMississippi State is coming into this game as a 17 point underdog with the current betting odds according to Draftkings Sportsbook. They have not looked the best in their games this season but they are definitely scoring points on offense and putting up a good enough fight to keep their games close. Their biggest loss this season was by 3 points. Alabama has not been looking that great on defense in their recent games and they have been struggling in their conference games so far. The only game they played well in was against Ole Miss with a 21 point win but they still allowed 21 points on defense. They only beat the Gators by 2 points and in their only road conference game this season they lost by 3. The best bet to place in this game is on Mississippi State to cover the spread here as they will at least keep this game close.  Alabama Mississippi State Prediction:  Our NCAAF Pick for Saturday, October 16, 2021 (7:00 pm ET start time) is Alabama 42 Mississippi State 31.Don't miss our champion handicappers free picks and expert football picks today.  And if you enjoyed this Alabama Crimson Tide Mississippi State Bulldogs prediction, be sure to drop by every day for our weekly NCAAF predictions and previews. NCAAF Betting Trends Alabama Crimson Tide: 191-180 ATS in all games. 50-43 ATS as a road favorite. 72-53 ATS in road games. 128-119 ATS against conference opponents. 128-111 ATS after playing a conference game.Mississippi State Bulldogs: 166-175 ATS in all games. 88-91 ATS as an underdog. 37-39 ATS as a home underdog. 85-87 ATS in home games. 115-120 ATS against conference opponents. Key Injuries  Alabama Crimson Tide:  D. Sanders (LB) Ques Sat - Hand injury. C. Wheaton (RB) Out indefinitely - Undisclosed injury. J. MccLellan (RB) out for season - Knee injury. Mississippi State Bulldogs:  None. Players to Watch  Alabama Crimson Tide: Brian Robinson Jr. is one player to watch in this contest. He leads his team in rushing yards and in touchdowns scored this season. He is coming off of a good game where he had almost 150 rushing yards and he will be looking to continue that here. His team is coming off of a loss so look for him to play even better in this game and do what he needs to to get a win for his team.  Mississippi State Bulldogs: Makai Polk is one player to watch here. He leads his team in receiving yards this season. He is coming off of a game where he had over 100 receiving yards and he will be looking to carry that momentum over through their bye and into this game. Look for him to get a lot of passes thrown his way in this game.  Notable Quotes "There were a lot of issues." - Nick Saban on their loss to Texas A&M in their last game.  "I think we're doing special things. I think the program's going in the right direction and tonight was a huge step toward that." - Mike Leach after their win on the road against Texas A&M.  Starting Lineups Alabama Crimson TideWR Metchie III, John WR Williams, Jameson WR Bolden, Slade TE Latu, Cameron QB Young, Bryce RB Robinson Jr., Brian  Mississippi State BulldogsWR Heath, Malik WR Polk, Makai WR Calvin, Jamire WR Williams, Austin QB Rogers, Will RB Marks, Jo'quavious Statistical Leaders Alabama Crimson TidePassing: B. Young (1734)Rushing: B. Robinson Jr. (526)Receiving: J. Williams (510)Touchdowns: B. Robinson Jr. (6)Sacks: P. Mathis (3.5)Tackles: D. Hellams (23) Mississippi State BulldogsPassing: W. Rogers (1862)Rushing: D. Johnson (149)Receiving: M. Polk (430)Touchdowns: J. Walley (4)Sacks: R. Charlton (2)Tackles: E. Forbes (19)  Coaches:Alabama Crimson Tide: Nick Saban (15th season)Mississippi State Bulldogs: Mike Leach (2nd season) Weather Forecast69 degrees F sunny, 54% humidity, 0% chance of rain, up to 12 mph wind speeds N.

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Iowa State Cyclones vs Kansas State Wildcats Game Preview and Prediction - 10/16/2021

Game Time: 7:30 pm ET, Saturday, October 16, 2021 Venue:  Bill Snyder Family Stadium, Manhattan, KS Where to Watch:  ESPN2 Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks DraftKings:  Point Spread:  ISU -6.5, KSU +6.5; Over/Under:  51.5 points Bet365:  Point Spread:  ISU -6.5, KSU +6.5; Over/Under:  51.5 points BetMGM:  Point Spread:  ISU -6.5, KSU +6.5; Over/Under:  51.5 points Season Record Iowa State Cyclones:  3-2 (5th place, Big 12) Kansas State Wildcats:  3-2 (8th place, Big 12)  Do not miss out on our expert handicapper analysis! Ben Burns is 82% 9/10* CFB TOTALS with those plays! Make sure you check out his picks and many more from the expert handicappers featured in the Shop Picks section. Iowa State Cyclones vs Kansas State Wildcats Preview and Analysis Recent Form Iowa State Cyclones:  won at home on Oct. 2 against the Kansas Jayhawks 59-7. Kansas State Wildcats:  lost at home on Oct. 2 against the Oklahoma Sooners 37-31.   Iowa State Cyclones AnalysisISU is coming into this game with a 3-2 record overall and they are 1-1 in their road games this season where they will be in this game. This will be their 3rd conference matchup of the year and they are currently 1-1 in their conference games this season. Their 1 loss came against the Iowa Hawkeyes while their win came against Kansas in their last game. They won that game 59-7 in an absolute blowout that they had control in from the start. Brock Purdy played very well in that game as he completed 17/22 passes for 245 yards and 4 touchdowns. Breece Hall had a nice day on the ground as he led the team in rushing with 123 yards and 2 touchdowns on 17 carries. Hunter Dekkers also had 47 rushing yards and 1 touchdown on 2 carries. Xavier Hutchinson led the receivers with 96 yards and 1 touchdown on 7 receptions in that game. Charlie Kolar also played well with 64 receiving yards and 1 touchdown on 4 receptions while Joseph Scates had 1 catch and 1 TD for 44 yards. Zach Peterson led the defense 5 solo tackles and 1 assisted one while Kym-Mani King had 3 solo tackles in that game. King also came away with the only interception for them in that one while no one on the defense was able to record a sack. They have scored 169 points in their first 5 games averaging 33.8 PPG and they have allowed their opponents to score 78 points against them allowing 15.6 PPG. Their offense is averaging 442 YPG while their defense is allowing 233.8 YPG.  Kansas State Wildcats AnalysisKSU is coming into this game with a 3-2 record overall and they are 2-1 in their home games this season where they will be in this game. This will be the 3rd conference matchup on their schedule this year and they are already in a hole with a 2-0 record in their conference games this season. Their 2 losses came against the Oklahoma State Cowboys and against Oklahoma in their last game. Skylar Thompson had a great game in that one as he completed 29/41 passes for 320 yards and 3 touchdowns. Deuce Vaughn led the team in rushing with 51 yards and 15 carries but they did not really get much of a run game going in that one. He also led the receivers with 104 yards and 1 touchdown on 10 receptions while Landry Weber had 65 yards receiving and 1 touchdown on 4 receptions. Russ Yeast led the defense in that game with 7 solo tackles and 1 assisted one while Jahron McPherson had 4 solo tackles and 1 assisted one. Timmy Horne and Felix Anudike both had 1 sack each in that game while Julius Brents came away with the only interception for them. They have scored 144 points in their first 5 games averaging 28.8 PPG and they have allowed their opponents to score 115 points against them allowing 23 PPG. Their offense is averaging 360.4 YPG while their defense is allowing 342.6 YPG.   Iowa State vs Kansas State PredictionKansas State is coming into this game as a 6.5 point underdog with the current betting odds according to Draftkings Sportsbook. They have stayed competitive against some better teams in their conference this year and their offense has been playing well. Iowa State has looked good this year against the lesser teams but have struggled when up against better teams. KSU is going to keep this game close with their offense and have a chance to even win this game here at home. The best bet to place in this game is KSU to cover the spread here as ISU will struggle to keep up with them in this game on offense.  Iowa State Kansas State Prediction:  Our NCAAF Pick for Saturday, October 16, 2021 (7:30 pm ET start time) is KSU 31 ISU 27.Don't miss our champion handicappers free picks and expert football picks today.  And if you enjoyed this Iowa State Cyclones Kansas State Wildcats prediction, be sure to drop by every day for our weekly NCAAF predictions and previews. NCAAF Betting Trends Iowa State Cyclones: 46-51 ATS when the total is between 49.5 and 56. 69-79 ATS in road games. 54-64 ATS in games played on turf. 97-130 O/U in all games. 29-45 O/U as a favorite. 44-55 O/U in road games.Kansas State Wildcats: 35-29 ATS as an underdog of 3.5 to 10 points. 187-148 ATS in all games. 54-38 ATS when the total is between 49.5 and 56. 82-54 ATS as an underdog. 32-18 ATS as a home underdog. 102-72 ATS in home games. 140-99 ATS against conference opponents. 137-96 ATS after playing a conference game. 144-114 ATS in games played on turf. 73-44 ATS in October games. 60-36 ATS off a loss against a conference rival. Key Injuries  Iowa State Cyclones:  None. Kansas State Wildcats:  B. Massie (DE) Doub Sat - Undisclosed injury. W. Howard (QB) Ques Sat - Undisclosed injury. T. Smith (DB) Ques Sat - Undisclosed injury. Players to Watch  Iowa State Cyclones: Breece Hall is one player to watch in this contest. He leads his team in rushing yards and in touchdowns scored this season. He is coming off of a good game where he had over 100 yards rushing and he will want to carry that over into this game through their bye week. He is a focal point of this offense so look for him to get a lot of touches and find the end zone in this one.  Kansas State Wildcats: Deuce Vaughn is one player to watch here. He leads his team in rushing yards and in touchdowns scored this season. He is coming off of a great game where he led the team in rushing yards and receiving yards with over 100 receiving yards in that game. Look for him to get a lot of looks in this game as he is their biggest playmaker. Notable Quotes "The reality of our program has grown.  and we've proven we can strengthen through struggle." - Matt Campbell on his team’s season so far.  "We had a chance to win, had a number of opportunities. We played for four quarters, played with great passion, and I told the guys, ‘We're a good team. We just have to believe we're a good team.'" - Chris Klieman on his team’s loss to Oklahoma in their last game.  Starting Lineups Iowa State CyclonesWR Hutchinson, Xavier WR Scates, Joe WR Milton, Tarique TE Kolar, Charlie TE Rus, Jared QB Purdy, Brock RB Hall, Breece  Kansas State WildcatsWR Knowles, Malik WR Brooks, Phillip WR Weber, Landry TE Lenners, Nick QB Howard, Will RB Vaughn, Deuce FB Dineen, Jax Statistical Leaders Iowa State CyclonesPassing: B. Purdy (1133)Rushing: B. Hall (551)Receiving: X. Hutchinson (381)Touchdowns: B. Hall (8)Sacks: W. McDonald IV (3.5)Tackles: J. Hummel (17) Kansas State WildcatsPassing: S. Thompson (560)Rushing: D. Vaughn (444)Receiving: P. Brooks (225)Touchdowns: D. Vaughn (5)Sacks: F. Anudike (5)Tackles: D. Green (21)  Coaches:Iowa State Cyclones: Matt Campbell (6th season)Kansas State Wildcats: Chris Klieman (3rd season) Weather Forecast68 degrees F sunny, 46% humidity, 0% chance of rain, up to 9 mph wind speeds W.

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Army Black Knights vs Wisconsin Badgers Game Preview and Prediction - 10/16/2021

Game Time: 8:00 pm ET, Saturday, October 16, 2021 Venue:  Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, WI Where to Watch:  Big Ten Network Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks DraftKings:  Point Spread:  Army +14, Wisconsin -14; Over/Under:  39.5 points Bet365:  Point Spread:  Army +13.5, Wisconsin -13.5; Over/Under:  39 points BetMGM:  Point Spread:  Army +14, Wisconsin -14; Over/Under:  39.5 points Season Record Army Black Knights:  4-1 (4th place, FBS Independents) Wisconsin Badgers:  2-3 (4th place, Big Ten West)  Do not miss out on our expert handicapper analysis! Ben Burns is 82% 9/10* CFB TOTALS with those plays! Make sure you check out his picks and many more from the expert handicappers featured in the Shop Picks section. Army Black Knights vs Wisconsin Badgers Preview and Analysis Recent Form Army Black Knights:  lost on the road on Oct. 2 against the Ball State Cardinals 28-16. Wisconsin Badgers:  won on the road on Oct. 9 against the Illinois Fighting Illini 24-0.   Army Black Knights AnalysisArmy is coming into this game with a 4-1 record overall and they are 1-1 in their road games this season where they will be in this game. They were handed their first loss of the season in their last game snapping a 4 game winning streak that they were on. They lost that game to Ball State 28-16 in a game where they fell behind by 21 points in the 1st quarter and never really recovered trailing the whole time in that loss. They really struggled at the quarterback position in that game as Jemel Jones completed 5/11 passes for 66 yards and 1 interceptions while Tyhier Tyler completed 0/4 passes for 0 yards and 1 interception. Tyler also led the team in rushing with 63 yards and 2 touchdowns on 24 carries while Jakobi Buchanan had 38 rushing yards on 10 carries. Isaiah Alston led the team in receiving with 36 yards on 2 receptions while Tyrell Robinson had 21 yards on 1 reception in what was a very quiet day for the receiving corps in that one. Arik Smith led the defense with 6 solo tackles and 3 assisted ones while Julian McDuffie was right behind him with 4 solo tackles and 1 assisted one. Nathaniel Smith led the defense in sacks in that game with 1 while Nolan Cockrill and Andre Carter II both combined for 1 sack. No one on the defense came away with an interception in that one. They have scored 172 points in their first 5 games averaging 34.4 PPG and they have allowed their opponents to score 104 points against them allowing 20.8 PPG. Their offense is averaging 387.8 YPG and their defense is allowing 276 YPG.   Wisconsin Badgers AnalysisWisconsin is coming into this game with a 2-3 record overall and they are 1-2 in their home games this season where they will be in this game. They will be getting a break from their conference schedule with a non-conference matchup in this one. They snapped a 2 game losing streak with their win over Illinois in their last game. They won that game 24-0 in a game that they had complete control of, not even allowing Illinois to score a single point in that game. Despite their win, Graham Mertz struggled in that game as he completed 10/19 passes for 100 yards and 1 interception. The ground game had a very nice day though as Chez Mellusi led the team in rushing with 145 yards and 1 touchdown on 21 carries while Braelon Allen was right behind him with 131 yards and 1 touchdown on 18 carries. They were basically the entire running game for them in that one. Kendric Pryor led the receivers with 47 yards on 2 receptions in what was a very quiet day for the receiving corps. Leo Chenal led the defense with 2 solo tackles and 3 assisted ones while Travian Blaylock had 2 solo tackles and 1 assisted one and Caesar Williams had 2 solo tackles. Chenal and Noah Burks both combined for 1 sack in that game but no one on the defense was able to come away with an interception. They have scored 98 points in their first 5 games averaging 19.6 PPG and they have allowed their opponents to score 102 points against them allowing 20.4 PPG. Their offense is averaging 378.4 YPG while their defense is allowing 217.8 YPG.   Army vs Wisconsin PredictionArmy is coming into this game as a 14 point underdog with the current betting odds according to Draftkings Sportsbook. Army has been playing very well this year, they have just the 1 loss but their offense and defense are both playing well in their games. Their offense has been averaging almost 30 points scored per game while their defense is only allowing less than 3 touchdowns each game. Wisconsin is also playing great on defense this year allowing less than 3 touchdowns in each game on average but their offense has not been playing well at all. Their offense is averaging less points scored per game than they are allowing points on average. Wisconsin will not be able to pull away from a good Army side with the way their offense is running this season. The best bet to place in this game is Army to cover the spread here as this will be a low scoring game that Army stays close in.   Army Wisconsin Prediction:  Our NCAAF Pick for Saturday, October 16, 2021 (8:00 pm ET start time) is Wisconsin 20 Army 14.Don't miss our champion handicappers free picks and expert football picks today.  And if you enjoyed this Army Black Knights Wisconsin Badgers prediction, be sure to drop by every day for our weekly NCAAF predictions and previews. NCAAF Betting Trends Army Black Knights: 32-45 ATS as an underdog of 10.5 to 21 points. 143-164 ATS in all games. 104-110 ATS as an underdog. 60-69 ATS in road games. Wisconsin Badgers: 190-166 ATS in all games. 136-128 ATS as a favorite. 82-76 ATS as a home favorite. 96-81 ATS in home games. 125-111 ATS after playing a conference game. Key Injuries  Army Black Knights:  T. Riley (RB) Ques Sat - Undisclosed injury. C. Bishop (OL) Ques Sat - Undisclosed injury. C. Anderson (QB) Ques Sat - Shoulder injury. Wisconsin Badgers:  Q. Easterling (FB) Ques Sat - Undisclosed injury. T. Mais (S) Ques Sat - Undisclosed injury. L. Bruss (OL) Ques Sat - Undisclosed injury. Players to Watch  Army Black Knights: Tyhier Tyler is one player to watch in this contest. He is coming off of a game where he led the team in rushing and had 2 touchdowns but did not get over 100 yards rushing. As a team that does not throw the ball a lot they will need their running game on point for this game so look for him to play better in this game and find the end zone some more.  Wisconsin Badgers: Chez Mellusi is one player to watch here. He leads his team in rushing yards and in touchdowns scored this season. He is coming off of a game where he had over 100 rushing yards and he will be looking to continue that here. Wisconsin loves to run the ball so look for him to get a lot of touches in this game and find the end zone yet again. Notable Quotes “They haven't played anybody that's like us but it doesn't seem to matter who they play. They do a great job stopping the run, the tackles for loss. That's a huge factor in winning football games. They do a great job of setting people back and we're going to have to work really, really hard to not allow that to happen.’’ - Jeff Monken on their upcoming Wisconsin opponents in this game.  "Our defensive coaches put together a good plan to counter the running game. But the kids bring it to life." Paul Chryst on his team’s defense in their shutout win over Illinois.  Starting Lineups Army Black KnightsWR Donaldson, Reikan TE Lingenfelter, Joshua QB Tyler, Tyhier RB Riley, Tyson SB Robinson, Tyrell SB Walters, Brandon  Wisconsin BadgersWR Pryor, Kendric WR Davis III, Danny TE Ferguson, Jake QB Mertz, Graham RB Mellusi, Chez FB Chenal, John Statistical Leaders Army Black KnightsPassing: C. Anderson (187)Rushing: C. Anderson (431)Receiving: I. Alston (75)Touchdowns: C. Anderson (5)Sacks: A. Carter II (6)Tackles: A. Smith (15) Wisconsin BadgersPassing: G. Mertz (781)Rushing: C. Mellusi (477)Receiving: K. Pryor (206)Touchdowns: C. Mellusi (3)Sacks: N. Herbig (3.5)Tackles: J. Sanborn (17)  Coaches:Army Black Knights: Jeff Monken (8th season)Wisconsin Badgers: Paul Chryst (7th season) Weather Forecast58 degrees F mostly sunny, 56% humidity, 0% chance of rain, up to 16 mph wind speeds NW.

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