On Aug. 1, 2018, betting on sports became legal in Mississippi. Federal and state law now protect your God-given right to drive to Biloxi and blow hard-earned money on the over/under of some Tuesday night MAC game. To help guide you through the first season of legal college football gambling (because you certainly weren’t taking advantage of gray-area internet gambling sites before!), we’ve set up this weekly betting guide.
The very humbled betting guide was close, darn close to a perfect week a few short days ago. But we’re continuing the uphill battle to see .500.
A +9.5 Northwestern pick vs. Notre Dame was spoiled by a late touchdown by the Irish to see them win by 10.
Mississippi State vs La Tech with an over/under at 48 points - we bet the over and the final landed smack dab on the line.
But we’ll take a 2-1-1 week to improve FINALLY to 18-23-1 for the year. Again, last week I admitted maybe you should just pick against what I say and you’d be doing better right now. I still am advising that honestly until the mojo is back.
Let’s make it two winning weeks in a row and get some of that cold, hard cash.
THEY REMEMBER NOVEMBER!
Tulsa at Memphis
Bet the OVER (65 points)
Five out of the last seven games played by Memphis would hit this over. The Tiger offense is not what it was last season, but it is still plenty capable to stack up 40 points on pretty much any defense in conference. Tulsa is 2-7 and not very good, but they’ve shown the ability to get in the end zone in every game except one — Arkansas. Memphis’ defense, however, is really not very good, allowing 31.5 points per game. I don’t see how this over doesn’t hit.
Illinois vs Nebraska
Take the underdog Illini to COVER +17
This game is going to be a lot of fun. It’s an undoubted shootout between two defenses that really haven’t stopped anyone so far this year. Nebraska by 17 just seems like a long shot cover after a heartbreaking loss to Ohio State last week to nearly dash bowl eligibility. Meanwhile, Illinois sits at 4-5 and its quarterback used to play in Lincoln for Nebraska — lots of motivation there. I think the Cornhuskers will still win by 8 or 10, but I find it hard to see them covering the spread here. Seventeen points is a lot of points in the B1G.
Miami vs Georgia Tech
Bet the Yellow Jackets to WIN (-160)
This bet won’t return a ton for you, but it’s a lock. Georgia Tech has looked better in recent weeks while Miami is seemingly falling apart. The ‘Canes have uncertainty at quarterback, and they’re on a three game losing streak ever since their 1 point win over Florida State. This is a night game in Atlanta, which isn’t the most imposing place to play, so it will be a less than touchdown difference when it’s all said and done.
Oregon State vs Stanford
Bet the UNDER at 59 points overall
Stanford, what in the world is going on? The trees sit at 5-4 and haven’t looked dominant in weeks, but luckily they have the Beavers coming into town. Oregon State has shown sparks of offensive power, but Stanford’s ability to control the ball will dictate the pace of this game. Stanford needs a win to gain bowl eligibility, and I think coach David Shaw will play things conservatively en route to a 35-10 or some similar kind of victory.
So what did we get right and where did we miss? Which buffet in Tunica is your go-to? Comment or tweet @redcuprebellion to talk casinah’s, gambling and your picks.