We’ve got four more piping hot picks for you degenerates this week, but first we need to recap what we’ve accomplished for you so far in terms of prognostications. There’s no doubt you could have easily gone from driving a Toyota Camry at the start of the season to at least a Toyota Landcruiser following our advice this year.
The Red Cup Betting Guide is now sitting at a healthy 23-13 after yet another 3-1 round of picks last week. Ole Miss covered against Auburn continuing its stretch of exceeding expectations in SEC play. Tennessee stomped its way through UAB in Knoxville at its homecoming. Fresno State and Hawaii scored a crap load of points on the way to an over win.
Then there was the really dumb call that Memphis-SMU would hit the under. Folks, I’m sorry. I thought the bright lights and attention from College Gameday would cause Mike Norvell and Co. to shrivel up and play tight in what was likely the biggest non-Power 5 game of the year so far. But those teams came to play and put up more than 100 points in what was a very entertaining game.
On top of being 23-13 for year, the RCBG has also already notched a 2-0 record for picking Arkansas under 5.5 wins for the year and Mississippi State under 7.5 wins for the year in our futures post prior to this season’s kickoff.
Enough about all of that though, let’s move on to this week - an over, an under, a moneyline and a spread to take you into the financial stratosphere.
Maryland at No. 1 Ohio State — O/U 65 points
The Terps are 3-6 and on the brink of another losing season, plus they have scored 0, 7 and 10 points against top 25 Big Ten teams this season. And in step the top ranked team in the country on its home turf, the Buckeyes are powered by transfer QB Justin Fields and are looking like the best team in the country week in and week out. OSU wins big and the Terps most likely won’t score in double digits, so let’s say the under is looking pretty good on this game with a 52-7 type of outcome.
No. 5 Clemson at NC State — O/U 53 points
Clemson’s high powered offense most likely won’t be stopped at NC State this Saturday, even though it is homecoming for the Wolfpack. The Tigers are averaging more than 40 points per game while NC State is scoring around 27 points per game, though it would not be shocking for Clemson to cut that average in half. I see this game playing out to maybe 42-13 or something close to it, hitting the over this week.
Florida State at Boston College -135
The Eagles looked absolutely unstoppable at Syracuse last week as they topped 50 points against the Orange. FSU fired its coach, shelling out nearly $20 million to keep Willie Taggart away from its program. Oh, to be rich and living on the panhandle - wait, you could live that life by putting some serious money on BC to win this home game against the Noles. FSU has yet to win on the road this year, and the Eagles are 3-2 at home. Temperature at kickoff is forecasted to be 37 degrees, which makes me think FSU will potentially quit on this one.
New Mexico State +28.5 at Ole Miss
You know it’s coming. The Rebels have looked better than expected in SEC play, there’s some glimmers of hope, and then there’s a sure win coming into Vaught Hemingway Stadium on Saturday. John Rhys Plumlee should run for more than 100 yards, the offense should feast on the Aggies, but the defense has been carrying this squad for weeks and might let up more than you expect. Covering more than four touchdowns is just a bridge too far to expect right now. The Aggies cover though the game won’t be that close.