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Grant's Rants - Week 1

Grant's Rants - Week 1

Grant Misemer
THIS IS NOT A DRILL - COLLEGE FOOTBALL IS BACK! Even though Hurricane fans will have to wait one extra day, 2018's first full Saturday slate of action is only two days away. To get you prepared for each and every weekend, I will be previewing the action and throughout the week update what I believe are bets that provide value. Here goes nothing...

OTHERS

Washington St. @ Wyoming
Spread: Wyoming +3.5 (-110)

Middle Tennessee State @ Vanderbilt
ML: Middle Tennessee State (+210)
Spread: Middle Tennessee State. +6.5 (-110)

ACC

Wake Forest @ Tulane
ML: Wake Forest (-240) W
Spread: Wake Forest -6 (-110) P
O/U: Under 61 (-110) W

Umass @ Boston College
Spread: Umass +18 (-110)

North Carolina @ California
Spread: North Carolina +8.5 (-110)

Virginia Tech (20) @ FSU (19)
ML: FSU (-220)

TOP 25

UCF (21) @ Connecticut
O/U: OV 69.5 (-110) W

Utah State @ Michigan State (11)
Spread: Utah State +25 (-110) W

Western Kentucky @ Wisconsin (4)
Spread: Western Kentucky +37 (-110)

San Diego State @ Stanford (13)
Spread: San Diego State +15.5 (-110)
O/U: UN 53 (-110)

Oregon State @ Ohio State (5)
Spread: Oregon State +38.5 (-110)

FAU @ Oklahoma (7)
Spread: FAU +21 (-110)

Texas (23) @ Maryland
Spread: Maryland +14 (-110)
O/U: UN 58 (-110)

Appalachian State @ Penn State
Spread: Appalachian State +24 (-110)

Bowling Green @ Oregon (24)
O/U: OV 69 (-110)

COLLEGE GAMEDAY

Michigan has all the buzz surrounding them this year. New highly-touted quarterback transfer Shea Patterson, returning starters on both sides of the ball, and a loud mouth for a coach in Jim Harbaugh are just some of the reasons why there's a lot of hype in Ann Arbor. On the other side, Notre Dame is young, very young, losing many offensive weapons (St. Brown, Adams) and two top-10 drafted lineman (Nelson, McGlinchey); however, Notre Dame, like Michigan, still has a strong defensive unit that matches up very well with the Michigan offense. Not to mention, in matchups with two ranked teams where favorite (now Notre Dame at -1) has less than 50% of the public on there side, the favorite is 122-89 against the spread (12.8% ROI). Give me the Fighting Irish.

Michigan (14) @ Notre Dame (12)
ML: Notre Dame (+105)
Spread: Notre Dame +1 (-110)

MIAMI

This is what we've all been waiting for. Sunday Night Football under the bright lights in Jerry World. For LSU, playing at AT&T Stadium will not be a first, as they have won all three games played in Arlington, all double-digit victories against ranked teams. This year I have some bad news for the Tigers. In those 3 games, LSU managed to put up an average of 39 points per game. I have faith in Miami's strong defensive unit to make sure LSU will not be able to maintain that stat, but I'm also more confident that the trend doesn't continue because of LSU's offense. New transfer QB, new offensive coordinator, and a key loss in Derrius Guice spells out offensive woes to me. If this game wasn't at a neutral site that will be filled with a good chunk of excited Hurricane fans and wasn't against a team with a strong sense of continuity, maybe my mind would change, but I believe the Hurricanes take this one both outright and against the spread.

Miami (8) @ LSU (25)
ML: Miami (-150)
Spread: Miami -3 (-110)
O/U: Over 45.5 (-110)

Overall Record (W/L/P): 4-0-1 +4 Units
 

Comments (12)

As happens every year, FSU and ND are always overrated at the beginning of the season.
True story. I mean I respect Francois and he will make a big difference but it’s not like VT is a pushover. Much better coach as well.
 
Louisville getting a quarter of a century against the Evil Empire? What happened to them?

Can’t wait til ND leapfrogs us to #5 in pundits eyes after beating another overrated Meechigan team, and we beat LSU in prime time. We can all hate ND once again.

I get the feeling that FSU pulls one out of their arse against VT who will be much better (and home) when we play them. If not, it’ll be a long year for the Noles.
 
As happens every year, FSU and ND are always overrated at the beginning of the season.
Normally both teams are overvalued, but given their circumstance as a contrarian favorite in a ranked matchup I’ll give the edge to both.
 
True story. I mean I respect Francois and he will make a big difference but it’s not like VT is a pushover. Much better coach as well.
VT defense has been gutted by injuries and dismissals. Foster is going to earn his salary this year.
 

2022 Commits

CB
6'0"
160
Lexington, MS
QB
6'4"
205
Valdosta, GA
CB
6'1"
175
Fort Myers, FL
WR
6'1"
185
Mandeville, LA
MLB
6'1"
210
Manvel, TX
OT
6'7"
275
Sandersville, GA

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