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Steve Merril betting the Cornhuskers -13.5 over the Terrapins on November 19th 2016

MARYLAND VS. NEBRASKA BETTINGMaryland Terrapins vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers
Football Betting Pick: Nebraska -13.5 (November 19th 2016)

Nebraska was close to being an official play today, but both teams have injuries to their starting quarterbacks which adds an element of uncertainty to this game.

Nebraska QB Tommy Armstrong is questionable with a hamstring injury, while Maryland QB Perry Hills is questionable due to a shoulder injury.  However, the edge still goes to the Cornhuskers who are a perfect 6-0 SU at home this season, winning by +17.6 points per game, as they should control the line of scrimmage, especially against a weak Maryland defense that is allowing 35.4 points per game and 532 total yards (6.8 yppl) on the road this season while going 1-4 ATS.  Maryland has been horrendous against the run, allowing 229 rushing yards per game on 5.1 yards per carry in all games this year (versus opponents that average just 174 yards and 4.4 ypr).  Those numbers are even worse on the road where the Terps permit 291 rushing yards per game and 5.8 yards per carry.

UNLV Rebels vs. Boise State Broncos Point Spread Pick from Frank Sawyer: November 18th 2016

Point Spread Pick: UNLV +29.5 points (November 18th 2016)

Take the UNLV Rebels plus the points versus the Boise State Broncos. UNLV (4-6) earned a big win last week with their upset 69-66 win over Wyoming last week as a 7.5-point underdog. The Rebels will have plenty of confidence in this contest after that triumph. UNLV is also 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 road games against teams with a winning record at home. Boise State (9-1) has won two straight after their 52-16 thumping at Hawai’i last week. But the Broncos have then failed to cover the point spread in 4 of their last 5 games after a win by at least 20 points. Boise State has also failed to cover the point spread in 22 of their last 29 home games against teams with a losing record on the road. Take UNLV and all those points. Best of luck — Frank.

Frank Sawyer’s Hollywood Sports is ON FIRE with a SCORCHING HOT 9-0-1 Football run this week which includes a PERFECT 6-0 (100%) CFB mark! Now Frank spots a SUPER SIDE SITUATION for Friday night — BANK on Frank!

Frank CA$HED  his 25* NBA Atlantic Division Total of the Month last Friday to further both a RED HOT 17 of 25 (68%) NBA Totals highest-rated 5* run along with a NEAR PERFECT 5 of 6 (83%) NBA Game of the Month/Year run! Now Frank spots ANOTHER OUTSTANDING O/U OPPORTUNITY with his 25* NBA Divisional Total of the Month — DON’T MISS OUT!

NCAA Football: Freddy Wills betting Duke +7.5 points over Pitt on November 19th 2016

DUKE VS. PITTSBURGHDuke Blue Devils vs. Pittsburgh Panthers
NCAA Football Prediction: Duke +7.5 points (November 19th 2016)

Both teams come off upset wins, but Duke has an extra two days to prepare here and have a very good head coach in David Cutcliffe especially when they are under dogs.  Pitt upsetting Clemson was a huge victory, but looking back at Pitt’s season they really don’t have any huge wins as far as blow outs unless they are playing inferior opponents.  One thing they do is give up a lot of yards and I think Duke’s QB Daniel Jones has been impressive throwing the ball and running the ball and this Duke offense is clicking.  Jones is even taking care of the ball as Duke has only turned the ball over 5 times in their last 5 games which is huge when taking an underdog like this on the road.

I do like the fact that Pittsburgh’s weaknesses are Duke’s strengths.  For instance Duke better at passing the ball and that’s really where Pitt’s weakness is as they give up a lot of passing yards.  Duke is also very good on defense stopping the run which is something Pittsburgh prefers to do.  The only teams really to run on Duke’s rushing defense has been Georgia Tech and their triple option and Louisville who has an insanely athletic QB in Lamar Jackson.

San Diego State Aztecs vs. Wyoming Cowboys Football Prediction: November 19th 2016

SAN DIEGO STATE VS. WYOMINGSan Diego State Aztecs vs. Wyoming Cowboys
Football Betting Prediction: SDST -10 points (November 19th 2016)

SDSU has won 19 of its L20 overall & 17 straight in MWC play…My free play is on San Diego St at 3:30 ET.

The Aztecs won their final 10 games of the 2015 season and opened with three wins in 2016, before falling apart in the 4th quarter of an Oct. 2 game at South Alabama. SDSU led 24-21 into the final period but after South Alabama took the lead early in the 4th, a quick series and short punt set up the Jaguars for another TD, less than four minutes later. South Alabama put the game away with an 80-yard ‘pick six’ later in the quarter. SDSU has rebounded since that loss with six straight wins, all in league play and enter with a commanding lead in the West Division of the MWC (in line to defend its MWC title).

Wyoming comes in 7-3 overall, including 5-1 in the Mountain Division, tied with Boise St (which plays Friday at home vs UNLV) and New Mexico, which plays Saturday at Colorado St. The Cowboys shocked the Broncos with a 30-28 home win back on October 29 but this past Saturday lost a triple-OT game to UNLV, 69-66 (third highest scoring game in FBS history). Wyoming allowed a ridiculous 401 yards rushing to UNLV and now faces SDSU, which features Donnel Pumphrey, who leads the nation with 1,779 yards rushing (6.6 YPC / 14 TDs) and sits just 347 yards away from breaking the all-time NCAA rushing record held by Wisconsin’s Ron Dayne (6,397).

Pumphrey turned in another stellar effort in last week’s 46-16 rout of Nevada, gaining 198 yards on 7.6 YPC. Even more frightening is that when Pumphrey needs a blow, there’s Rashaad Penny (784 yards on 7.8 YPC with 9 TDs), who out-did Pumphrey against Nevada, rushing for 208 yards in just 10 attempts! Wyoming has a terrific RB in Brian Hill (1,417 yards on 5.7 YPC with 16 TDs) but the SDSU running game is tough to top. Wyoming is 5-0 SU (4-1 ATS) at home, outscoring opponents 40.4-27.6 PPG but getting past SDSU will be a real test.

After last week’s awful defensive effort (if you’ll pardon the pun), Wyoming is now allowing 33.7 PPG (104th) on the season on 462.6 YPG (108th). In stark contrast, the SDSU defense allows just 15.2 PPG (7th) on 283.3 YPG (5th). The Aztecs have now won 19 of their last 20 games and still have a chance at earning a New Year’s Six bowl bid. SDSU cracked the AP top-25 last week but not the CFP rankings. However, Boise St (20) and Western Michigan (21) are no locks to stay where they are. If SDSU wins out (especially if can beat Boise St in the MWC title game), the Aztecs just may be in line for a Cotton Bowl berth.

First things first. The Aztecs have won 17th straight conference games, so what’s one more, “with room too spare!” Lay the points with the road favorite in this one.

Ole Miss vs. Vanderbilt Football Spread Pick from Bryan Leonard: November 19th 2016

OLE MISS VS. VANDERBILT BETTINGOle Miss Rebels vs. Vanderbilt Commodores
Football Point Spread Pick: Vandy +10 points (November 19th 2016)

After the Chad Kelly injury the Ole Miss faithful were ready to throw in the towell on a disappointing season. But last week Freshman Shea Patterson had an outstanding game against Texas A&M. Now the Rebels faithful and the betting markets are once again buying in on Mississippi. But keep in mind the opposition now has film on Patterson and the going won’t be vso easy in week two.

Vanderbilt hasn’t permitted more than 26 points to any SEC opponent this season. And while the offense at times has teally struggled, only Florida has shut them down completely. With a 5-4 spread record the Commodores always make it tough on the opposition and we expect this low scoring game to come right down to the wire.

Kent State vs. Bowling Green Football Over-Under Betting Pick: November 15th 2016

KENT STATE VS. BOWLING GREENKent State Golden Flashes vs. Bowling Green Falcons
Over-Under Betting Pick: Under 54.5 points (November 15th 2016)

It’s pretty much a bad bet to take a MAC under and I may regret this, but I think we’ve got one on Tuesday night. Kent State has one of the worst offenses in college football averaging just 21.9 points and 306.5 yards per game. The Golden Flashes have passed for over 200 yards just once since October 1st. Bowling Green’s defense isn’t very good, but I don’t know is KSU has the pieces to take advantage. What I do know is that Kent State can play some defense holding four of their last five MAC opponents to 24 points or less.

Bowling Green’s offense is underwhelming especially since they love to turn the ball over. They are actually coming off a winning effort last week, but it was because of six Akron turnovers. These two have played two straight unders in the series and the Falcons have gone under in eight of their last 10 November games. I will hold my nose and take the under in this one.