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NCAA Football Picks: Bet on Kent State and USC on Saturday, October 20th 2012

NCAA Football Picks: October 20th 2012

Pick: Kent State -3.5
5* graded play on Kent State as they take on the Western Michigan set to start at 3:30 PM ET. The simulator shows a high probability that Kent State will win this game by four or more points. Kent State as posted a 5-1 season record and have covered all the games they have won. They have won four straight to the number by a combined margin of 60 ½ points or slightly better than 15 points per game. Their first tow wins of this streak they were installed as dogs and now the line is just beginning to reflect the talent of this Kent State team. Still, the line is nowhere close to where this team has been playing and how they are improving on both sides of the ball each week. Last week they traveled to West Point and soundly defeated the Cadets of Army 31-17. In this game they set a season high gaining 283 rushing yards on 36 attempts. Western Michigan has had their problems defending the run this season allowing 278 rushing yards to Toledo and 168 last week to Ball State. Where WM has it’s issues is in the secondary where every team has complete at least 55% of their past attempts. Kent State is certainly a run-first offensive scheme, but this will set up big play through play action and read-option plays. I like Kent State to win this game easily. -John Ryan

Pick: USC -40
The Colorado Buffaloes travel to take on the Southern Cal Trojans on Saturday. Colorado is 1-5 SU overall this year while Southern Cal comes in with a 5-1 overall record on the season. Colorado is allowing 494.2 yards per game overall this year and I expect Southern Cal to get every bit of that and then some. Colorado is allowing 41.3 points per game overall this year and 41.7 points per game on the road this season. Southern Cal is scoring 32.3 points per game overall this year and 38 points per game at home this season. Southern Cal is allowing only 9.5 points per game at home this season. Colorado is 2-12 ATS last 3 years on the road. Colorado is 1-10 ATS last 11 games on grass. Colorado is 6-19-1 ATS last 26 games after a SU loss of 20 points or more. Colorado is 8-21 ATS last 29 games on the road against a team with a winning home record. Matt Barkley and Southern Cal will blow out Colorado here in this one. We’ll recommend a small play on Southern Cal tonight! Thanks and good luck, Rocky Atkinson

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