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NCAA WEEK 6 2008: THURSDAY NIGHT DELIGHT (10/2/2008)

Greetings folks. I’m riding solo on the Thursday night games as Flash wasn’t feelin’ the games. First, here are our season stats: RPJ $yndicate is 18-15-1, Flash is 5-3 and I am 13-14. I need to pull my weight!!! No better time than now to get back over the Mendoza Line. Here is what I like tonight (3 games total):

Pitt @ S. Florida (-13.5): I must admit that this is my least favorite pick of the 3 I’m giving tonight. Pitt has been such an enigma his year-they have not covered at all this year and they have not looked great in their wins. South Florida has been just as strange-they have only covered once, but they have looked good. Their win over Kansas was impressive. Pitt does not have a similar win.

The keys to this game are location and QB play. South Florida has huge advantages in both. This is a lot of points, but I think South Florida is up for it. They like the Thursday night spotlight. They have a much better coach and George Selvie is ridiculous. I think they cover by a 1/2 point. Tidbit: South Florida is 6-0 ATS as favorites of 5 points or more against teams they beat the year before. Take South Florida -13.5.

Memphis @ UAB (+3): I like this game. Battle of C-USA rivals that are playing for a bronze statue of ribs!! How can you beat that?!?!?!?! I can’t think of a better thing to play for!!!!! Facts: Memphis is 3-14 ATS as favorites of less than 10; UAB is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 against Memphis (4-0 in their last 4 at home) and 9-0 ATS as underdogs of less than 10 off straight-up losses against teams off a straight-up win. Plus, UAB’s schedule has been pretty impressive (Tulsa, @FAU, @Tenn, Bama State, @ South Carolina) and they have covered 50% of the time in lined games. We like them getting points at home. Take UAB +3.

Oregon State @ Utah (-12): I like this game a lot, too. Oregon State is fresh off their HUGE upset of USC last week. It could have ended USC’s chances at a BCS championship. We’ll see. They looked damn good last week. Utah has been just as impressive all year. I predict that they will be in a BCS Bowl game this January. They will do well. Will Oregon State do the same thing they did to USC last week? I don’t think so at all. They caught USC sleeping. USC was not prepared and they took it right on the chin. Utah has seen what they can do, so there will be no surprises. Plus, this game is not in Corvalis. Utah pounds them. Here are some facts: Oregon State is 1-7 ATS against non-conference teams that are .500 or better; Utah is 9-1-1 as home favorites of 11 or more. Utah rolls. Take Utah -12.

As always, good luck.

Runny

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October 2, 2008 - Posted by | Betting, ESPN, Free NCAA picks, Gambling, Memphis, NCAA, ncaa football, NCAA Picks, Oregon State, Pittsburgh Panthers, South Florida, Sports, UAB, Uncategorized, Utah, Winning Picks

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