2014 NCAA Week 8 Line Breakdown

October 15th, 2014 by Chad A. Dawkins

Week 8 of the 2014 college football season is upon us. Here are some of the marquee matchups and the lines for the upcoming weekend of action, courtesy of JustBet Sportsbook. All NCAA football bettors and sports fans will get their fill of quality action this weekend as there are quite a few interesting matchups on tap in the SEC, Big 12, and PAC-12 conference.

Thursday, October 16th

#20 Utah (-3, 53) at Oregon State 10:00 pm PAC-12 Network

The #20 ranked Utah Utes will be looking for a little payback when they travel to Corvallis to take on the Oregon State Beavers. The Beavers defeated the Utes last year 51-48 in overtime. the Utes are coming off a huge win at UCLA in week 6.

Saturday, October 18th

#4 Baylor (-8, 79.5) at West Virginia 10:00 pm EST Fox Sports 1

The Baylor Bears travel to Morgantown to take on the West Virginia Mountaineers in a key Big 12 tilt. both teams are coming off huge come from behind wins, with West Virginia winning at Texas Tech, while Baylor defeated TCU. It may take an act of god for it not to go over the total.

#14 Kansas State at #11 Oklahoma (-7.5, 58) 12:00 pm EST ESPN

Jake Waters and the #14 Kansas State Wildcats travel to Norman to take on the Oklahoma Sooners. The last time these two teams met was last year, where Oklahoma won in Manhatten 41-31.

#8 Michigan State (-16, 59) at Indiana 3:30 pm EST ESPN

One of the best defenses in the country in Michigan State will travel to Bloomington to take on the high powered offense of Indiana. The meeting comes at a bad time for the Hoosiers, as quarterback Nate Sudfeld was lost for the season with a shoulder injury.

#21 Texas A&M #3 Alabama (-10.5, 61.5) 3:30 pm EST CBS

The #21 Texas A&M Aggies head to Tuscaloosa to take on the Alabama Crimson Tide. The home field has not mattered the past two years between these two schools, as the visitor has won the past two matchups.

#15 Oklahoma State at #12 TCU (-9, 61.5) 4:00 pm EST FOX Sports 1

The TCU Horned Frogs are coming off consecutive games, and will need to be focused against an under the radar oklahoma State Squad. In the past two weeks, TCU has defeated Oklahoma, and lost to Baylor in the final seconds.

Tennessee at #3 Ole Miss (-16.5, 46) 7:00 pm EST ESPN

The Ole Miss Rebels are coming off two monumental wins over Alabama and Texas A&M. They’ll try to avoid the letdown when they take on the Tennessee Volunteers. If Tennessee can play the way they did against Georgia, this could be a game.

#5 Notre Dame at #2 Florida State (No Line) 8:00 pm EST ABC

In what will be the marquee game of the week, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish take on the Florida State Seminoles. There is currently no word on the status of quarterback Jameis Winston, who might be facing a possible suspension. The last time Winston was suspended, the Seminoles escaped with a 23-17 overtime win against Clemson.

#23 Stanford (-3, 54) at #17 Arizona State 10:30 pm EST ESPN

The Stanford Cardinal will look to rebound from a loss at Notre Dame when they take on the Arizona State Sun Devils in a PAC-12 tilt. The Sun Devils are coming off a huge win over USC due to a last minute hail mary touchdown.

 

 

 

 

 

 


2014 NCAA Week 6 Line Breakdown

October 1st, 2014 by Chad A. Dawkins

Week 6 of the 2014 college football season is upon us. Here are some of the marquee matchups and the lines for the upcoming weekend of action, courtesy of JustBet Sportsbook. All NCAA football bettors and sports fans will get their fill of quality action this weekend as there are quite a few interesting matchups on tap, including 3 SEC conference matchups with huge national championship implications.

Thursday, September 2nd

Arizona at #2 Oregon (-23) 10:30 PM (EST) ESPN

The Oregon Ducks will be looking for revenge when they host the Arizona Wildcats from Autzen Stadium in Eugene, OR. The Wildcats shocked the Ducks last year, upsetting them 42-16.

Friday, October 3rd

Louisville (-2.5) at Syracuse 7:00 PM (EST) ESPN

The Louisville Cardinals with head to upstate New York to take on the Syracuse Orange. This will mark the first time the two schools have met in ACC play.

Saturday, October 4th

#6 Texas A&M at #12 Mississippi State (-1.5) 12:00 PM (EST) ESPN

The #6 ranked Texas A&M Aggies take on the #12 ranked Mississippi State Bulldogs in a pivotal SEC matchup. The Aggies are coming off a 35-28 overtime win over Arkansas, while the Bulldogs had a bye week last weekend, and were last seen winning in Baton Rouge, defeating LSU 34-29.

#20 Ohio State at Maryland 12:00 PM (EST) ABC

The Maryland Terrapins, a new comer to the Big Ten, will look to make it 3 straight wins when they host the #20 ranked Ohio State Buckeyes. Maryland got a nice road win in Indiana last Saturday, while the Buckeyes defeated Cincinnati 50-28.

#3 Alabama (-6) at #11 Ole Miss 3:30 PM (EST) CBS

The #11 Ole Miss Rebels will host the #3 Alabama Crimson Tide in a highly anticipated SEC contest.

It will most likely be the biggest game in recent history for #11 Mississippi when they host #3 ranked Alabama. Alabama handled the Rebels last season, winning 25-0 in Tuscaloosa. The Crimson Tide were idle last weekend, while Ole Miss defeated Memphis 24-3.

#4 Oklahoma (-4) at #25 TCU 3:30 PM (EST) FOX

The #4 ranked Oklahoma Sooners are ranked 25th in the country in total offense. That offense will be tested when they take on #25 ranked TCU, who are second in the nation in total defense, allowing just 2187.y yards per contest.

#14 Stanford (-1.5) at #9 Notre Dame 3:30 PM (EST) NBC

The Notre Dame fighting Irish will face their stiffest test this season when they host the #14 ranked Stanford Cardinal. The two teams are in the top 5 in scoring defense, with Stanford at #1 (6.5 ppg) and Notre Dame at #4 (11.5).

#15 LSU at #5 Auburn (-8.5) 7:00 PM (EST) ESPN

The #15 ranked LSU Tigers take on the #5 Auburn Tigers in a key SEC contest. Both teams had a relatively easy test in week 5, with LSU defeating New Mexico St. 63-7 and Auburn defeating Louisiana Tech 45-17.

Arizona State at #16 USC (-11.5) 7:30 PM (EST) FOX

Arizona State will try to rebound from their 62-27 loss to UCLA when they travel to Los Angeles to take on the #16 ranked USC Trojans. USC got back on track last weekend with a 35-10 win over Oregon State.

#19 Nebraska at #10 Michigan State (-8) 8:00 PM (EST) FOX

The #10 ranked Michigan State Spartans have been flat out dominant since their loss to Oregon in week 2. They’ll have a chance to continue their impressive run when they host the #19 ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers, who are the only undefeated team in the Big Ten conference.


2014 NFL Week 5 Odds – Week 5 Lines Breakdown

October 1st, 2014 by Chad A. Dawkins

Listed below you will find the complete listing of all the NFL lines for all the upcoming week 5 matchups from JustBet Sportsbook.

Thursday, October 2nd

Minnesota at Green Bay (-9, 47.5) 8:25 PM (EST) CBS/NFL Network

The Minnesota Vikings take on the Green Bay Packers in an NFC North matchup from Lambeau Field in Green Bay. The Vikings defeated the Atlanta Falcons 41-28 in quarterback Teddy Bridgewater’s first start. Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers told the Green Bay media to relax last week, and for good reason. The Packers destroyed the Chicago Bears in Soldier Field 38-17.

Sunday, October 5th

Chicago at Carolina (-3, 46.5) 1:00 PM (EST) FOX

The Chicago Bears will look to rebound from a 21 point home loss when they travel to Charlotte, NC to take on the Carolina Panthers. Both teams stand at 2-2, with Carolina losing to straight to AFC North teams Pittsburgh and Baltimore.

Cleveland (NL) at Tennessee 1:00 PM (EST) CBS

The Cleveland Browns are coming off the bye week and will travel to Nashville to take on the 1-3 Titans. After an impressive win in week 1, the Titans have dropped 3 straight, losing by an average 23 points per game.

St. Louis at Philadelphia (-7, 47.5) 1:00 PM (EST) FOX

The Philadelphia Eagles suffered their first loss of the season last Sunday at the hands of the San Francisco 49ers. They’ll look to get back on track against the 1-3 St. Louis Rams, who had their bye week last weekend.

Atlanta at NY Giants (-4, 50) 1:00 PM (EST) FOX

Eli Manning and the New York Giants offense looked to be clicking last Thursday night.

The Atlanta Falcons came back down to earth in week 4 after their 56 point performance against Tampa Bay. The Falcons were defeated 41-28 by the Minnesota Vikings. The New York Giants were pretty impressive in their 45-14 victory on the road against the Washington Redskins.

Tampa Bay at New Orleans (-10, 48.5) 1:00 PM (EST) FOX

The New Orleans Saints have turned a lot of heads for the wrong reasons. The Saints are currently 1-3, and were blown out at home last Sunday night against Dallas 38-17. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers won their first game of the year behind quarterback Mike Glennon, defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-24.

Houston at Dallas (-6, 47) 1:00 PM (EST) CBS

The Dallas Cowboys host the Houston Texans in a matchup of 3-1 teams in the Lone Star State. Dallas is coming off a stellar effort on Sunday night football, while the Texans got a win over Buffalo 23-17.

Buffalo at Detroit (-7, 44) 1:00 PM (EST) FOX

The Detroit Lions return home after a road win over the New York Jets and will host the Buffalo Bills. The Bills made some headlines this week, promoting Kyle Orton to starting quarterback.

Baltimore at Indianapolis (-3, 48) 1:00 PM (EST) CBS

The Indianapolis Colts take on the Baltimore Ravens in what could be the better matchups in week 5. The Colts took care of business last Sunday 41-17, while Baltimore was also impressive defeating Carolina 38-10.

Pittsburgh (-6.5, 46.5) at Jacksonville 1:00 PM (EST) CBS

The Pittsburgh Steelers will try to rebound from their home loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Luckily they have the Jacksonville Jaguars this week, who are currently 0-4.

Arizona at Denver (-7, 48.5) 4:05 PM (EST) FOX

The 2-1 Denver Broncos host the 3-0 Arizona Cardinals in the marquee matchup of week 5. It will be a matchup of one of the top offenses in the NFL in Denver against one of the best defenses in Arizona.

Kansas City at San Francisco (-6.5, 44.5) 4:25 PM (EST) CBS

Kansas City QB Alex Smith will go against his former team on Sunday

The Kansas City Chiefs are coming off an impressive 41-14 victory on Monday night over New England. The 49ers got back on track with an impressive defensive performance in a 26-21 win over Philadelphia. This should be quite and interesting matchup as Kansas City quarterback Alex Smith will face his former team for the first time.

NY Jets at San Diego (-6.5, 43) 4:25 PM (EST) CBS

The 1-3 New York Jets will head to the west coast to take on the 3-1 Chargers. The Chargers have been quite impressive and are considered to be a threat in the AFC, while the Jets are struggling losing 3 straight.

Cincinnati (-1.5, 46) at New England 8:30 PM (EST) NBC

It doesn’t get any easier for New England. After the Patriots were embarrassed on Monday night, they’ll face the 3-0 Cincinnati Bengals, who have impressed and have one of the better defensive fronts in the league.

Monday, October 6th

Seattle (-7, 46) at Washington 8:30 PM (EST) ESPN

The Seattle Seahawks, fresh off the bye week will look to get back to their winning ways when they travel to the nation’s capital to take on the Washington Redskins. Washington will be looking to rebound from a 45-14 defeat at the hands of division rival New York.

Bye week: Oakland, Miami


2014 NCAA Week 5 Line Breakdown

September 24th, 2014 by Chad A. Dawkins

Week 5 of the 2014 college football season is upon us. Here are some of the marquee matchups and the lines for the upcoming weekend of action, courtesy of JustBet Sportsbook. All NCAA football bettors and sports fans will get their fill of quality action this weekend as there are quite a few interesting matchups on tap.

Thursday, September 25

Texas Tech at #24 Oklahoma State (-13.5, 71) 7:30 PM (EST) ESPN

The #24 ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys host the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Thursday night from Stillwater, OK. The Cowboys defeated the Red Raiders last year in Lubbock 52-34.

#11 UCLA (-4, 59.5) at #15 Arizona State 10:00 PM (EST) FOX SPORTS 1

The #11 ranked UCLA Bruins travel to Tempe, AZ to take on the #15 ranked Arizona State Sun Devils. Both teams are currently undefeated and are contenders in the very competitive PAC-12 conference.

Saturday, September 27th

Tennessee at #12 Georgia (-17, 55.5) 12:00 PM (EST) ESPN

The #12 ranked Georgia Bulldogs take on the Tennessee Volunteers in a key SEC matchup. Georgia may have lost to South Carolina, but are still in the talk as being one of the contenders to be in the final four teams.

UTEP at #25 Kansas State (-26.5, 56) 12:00 PM (EST) ESPNU

Kansas State is in the top 25 due to an admirable performance against Auburn, and will need to be focused when they host the UTEP Miners, who are the 9th best rushing team in the nation.

#1 Florida State (-18.5, 58) at North Carolina State 3:30 PM (EST) ESPN2

The #1 ranked Florida State Seminoles survived a scare beating Clemson 23-17 in overtime. Jameis Winston will return this week as they face an improving NC State squad.

Arkansas vs. #6 Texas A&M (-8.5, 70) 3:30 PM (EST) CBS from AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX

The Arkansas Razorbacks will take on the undefeated Texas A&M Aggies from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. The Razorbacks are improving under head coach Brett Bielema, and it was evident in their impressive in their 49-28 win at Texas Tech.

#16 Stanford (-7.5, 47.5) at Washington 4:15 PM (EST) FOX

Washington head coach Chris Peterson will be coaching his first game in the PAC-12 conference when the Washington Huskies host the Stanford Cardinal. These two schools have split the past two meetings and both games have been highly competitive.

Missouri at #13 South Carolina (-5.5, 63) 7:00 PM (EST) ESPN

The Missouri Tigers were upset last week by Indiana, and they’ll have to regroup when they head to Columbia to take on the Gamecocks. South Carolina won in Missouri last year, coming back from a 17 point deficit to win.

Memphis at #10 Ole Miss (-19.5, 57.5) 7:30 PM (EST) ESPNU

The Ole Miss Rebels will need to be focused when they host a pesky Memphis team that took UCLA to the limit. Ole Miss faces Alabama next week, and can’t look ahead as Memphis is very capable of pulling the upset.

Oregon State at #18 USC (-10, 10:30 PM (EST) ESPN

The USC Trojans will take on the Oregon State Beavers from the Coliseum in Los Angeles. USC will be looking to bounce back from being upset by Boston College. This will be Oregon State’s first PAC-12 game of the year.


2014 NCAAFB Week 4 Line Breakdown

September 17th, 2014 by Chad A. Dawkins

Week 4 of the 2014 college football season is upon us. Here are some of the marquee matchups and the lines for the upcoming weekend of action, courtesy of JustBet. All NCAA football bettors and sports fans will get their fill of quality action this weekend as there are quite a few interesting matchups on tap.

#5 Auburn (-9) at #20 Kansas State 7:30 PM ESPN

The #20 ranked Kansas State wildcats will need to be at the top of their game when they host the #5 ranked Auburn Tigers. Kansas State has had 2 weeks to prepare, and they’ll need it as Auburn is averaging 330 yards per game on the ground.

Georgia Tech at Virginia Tech  (-8) 12:00 PM ESPN

Virginia Tech was riding high after their upset win at Ohio State. They came back down to earth last weekend after a 28-21 upset loss to East Carolina. The Virginia Tech defense will now have to focus as they have the triple option attack of Georgia Tech to deal with.

Florida at #3 Alabama (-14) 3:30 PM CBS

The Florida Gators head to Tuscaloosa to take on the #3 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide. Florida escaped with a 36-30 win in triple overtime. The Crimson Tide has taken care of business since being tested by West Virginia in week 1, winning their last 2 games by a combined score of 93-10.

Virginia at #21 BYU (-15) 3:30 PM ESPN

The Virginia Cavaliers, fresh off their upset win of Louisville, will head to Provo, Utah to take on Taysom Hill and the #20 ranked BYU Cougars. This game will feature two of the better defensive units in the nation.

Jameis Winston passed for 444 yards and 3 touchdowns in a 51-14 win at Clemson last season

Mississippi State at #8 LSU 7:00 PM ESPN

The Mississippi State Bulldogs will have upset on their mind when they take on LSU from Baton Rouge, LA. LSU’s defense has not given up a score since their win against Wisconsin, and will look to replicate the 59-26 drubbing that they dealt the Bulldogs last year.

 

#4 Oklahoma (-7) at West Virginia 7:30 PM FOX

In what should be one of the better games of the weekend, the #4 ranked Oklahoma Sooners head to Morgantown to take on the improved West Virginia Mountaineers. It should be a stiff road test for the Sooners, as they will be in a hostile environment. Oklahoma won last year’s meeting 16-7, in Norman.

#22 Clemson at #1 Florida State  (-20) 8:00 PM ABC

Last year the Florida State Seminoles put the rest of college football on notice as they dominated Clemson on the Tigers’ home turf 51-14. The Tigers will need a better effort than what they showed in week 1, or it could result in the same outcome in Tallahassee.

Miami (FL) at #24 Nebraska (-7) 8:00 PM ESPN

The Nebraska Cornhuskers have been somewhat inconsistent this season. They had an impressive 55-7 win in week 1, and then needed a miracle play in week 2 to defeat McNeese State. The Miami Hurricanes should provide a stiff test, as they’ve looked a lot better in the past two weeks compared to their road opener loss to Louisville.

 


2014 NFL Week 3 Odds – Week 3 Lines Breakdown

September 17th, 2014 by Chad A. Dawkins

Listed below you will find the complete listing of all the NFL lines for all the upcoming week 3 matchups from JustBet Sportsbook.

Thursday, September 18th

Tampa Bay at Atlanta (-6.5, 45) 8:25 PM (EST) CBS/NFL Network

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers take on the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday Night Football. Tampa continued their disappointing start in week 2, with a second consecutive home loss to St. Louis. Atlanta didn’t fare much better, as they were dominated in Cincinnati losing 24-10 to the Bengals.

Sunday, September 21st

Oakland at New England (-15, 47) 1:00 PM (EST) CBS

The New England Patriots will play their home opener when they host the Oakland Raiders. The Patriots got a lift from their defense in a 30-7 win at Minnesota, while Oakland was dominated at home by Houston 24-7.

San Diego at Buffalo (-2.5, 44) 1:00 PM (EST) CBS

The San Diego Chargers, fresh off their upset win over Seattle, will head to upstate New York to take on the 2-0 Buffalo Bills. The Bills won their home opener in week 2 29-10 over Miami.

Dallas at St. Louis (NL) 1:00 PM (EST) FOX

The Dallas Cowboys got in the win column in week 2 defeating Tennessee 26-10. They’ll try to make it 2 in a row when they head to St. Louis to take on the Rams, who won at Tampa 19-17.

Washington at Philadelphia (NL) 1:00 PM (EST) FOX

Kirk Cousins will get the start for the injured Robert Griffin III when they travel to Philadelphia to take on the 2-0 Eagles. Cousins led the Redskins to a 41-10 victory over Jacksonville, while Philadelphia defeated Indianapolis 30-27 on Monday night.

Houston (-2, 42) at NY Giants 1:00 PM (EST) CBS

The 2-0 Houston Texans have been impressive in their first 2 games, outscoring their opponents 47-20. They’ll take on the New York Giants, who have struggled in the first 2 weeks. The Giants lost to Arizona in week 2, 25-14.

Minnesota at New Orleans (NL) 1:00 PM (EST) FOX

The Minnesota Vikings took a step back last week with a 30-7 home loss to New England. They’ll have Adrian Peterson back, but will have a big challenge when they take on the winless New Orleans Saints, who will be in desperation mode after 2 close losses.

Tennessee at Cincinnati (-7, 43.5) 1:00 PM (EST)CBS

The Tennessee Titans head to the Queen City to take on the 2-0 Cincinnati Bengals. After a big road win in Kansas City, Tennessee lost their home opener to Dallas. Cincinnati has been impressive, and they took care of business in week 2 defeating Atlanta 24-10.

Baltimore (-1, 41.5) at Cleveland 1:00 PM (EST) CBS

The Baltimore Ravens take on the Cleveland Browns in what should be a great AFC North matchup. Both teams got a win in week 2, with Baltimore defeating Pittsburgh 26-6, while Cleveland shocked New Orleans 26-24.

Green Bay at Detroit (-1.5, 52) 1:00 PM (EST) FOX

In a matchup that could light up the scoreboard, the Detroit Lions host the Green Bay Packers in a key NFC North matchup. The Lions were manhandled by the Panthers 24-7 in week 2, while the Packers rallied from 18 points down to defeat the New York Jets 31-24.

Indianapolis (-7, 45) at Jacksonville 1:00 PM (EST) CBS

The 0-2 Indianapolis Colts take on the Jacksonville Jaguars in an AFC South contest. The Colts are certainly better than their 0-2 record would indicate, while the Jaguars winless record is warranted, being outscored 75-10 in their last 6 quarters.

San Francisco (NL) at Arizona 4:05 PM (EST) FOX

The 1-1 San Francisco 49ers take on the 2-0 Arizona Cardinals in what should be a great NFC West matchup. Arizona backup Drew Stanton led the Cardinals to a 25-14 victory in New York, while the 49ers allowed 21 4th quarter points to the Bears, losing their first regular season game in Levi’s Stadium.

Denver at Seattle (-5, 48.5) 4:25 PM (EST) CBS

In what will be the marquee game in week 2, the Denver Broncos take on the Seattle Seahawks in a rematch of Super Bowl XLVIII. Seattle will be looking to get back on track after a 31-20 loss at San Diego. The Broncos moved to 2-0 after a 24-17 win over Kansas City.

Kansas City at Miami (-4.5, 41.5) 4:25 PM (EST) CBS

The winless Kansas City Chiefs take on 1-1 Miami Dolphins from Sun Life Stadium in Miami. Kansas City gave Denver a run for their money, only to come up short in a 24-17 loss. The Dolphins might have beaten New England in week 1, but were dominated at Buffalo 29-10 in week 2.

Pittsburgh at Carolina (-3, 41.5) 8:30 PM (EST) NBC

The Carolina Panthers will look to go to 3-0 when they take on the 1-1 Pittsburgh Steelers. The Panthers defense was instrumental in a 24-7 win over Detroit last Sunday, while the Steelers were dominated in a 26-6 loss to Baltimore last Thursday night.

Monday, September 22nd

Chicago at New York (A) (-1.5, 45.5) 8:30 PM (EST) ESPN               

The Chicago Bears will take on the NY Jets on Monday Night Football from MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. The Bears had an amazing win at San Francisco with a big 4th quarter rally to get a 28-20 win. The Jets were polar opposites in week 2, blowing an 18 point lead in Green Bay, losing to the Packers 31-24.


2014 NCAAFB Week 3 Line Breakdown

September 10th, 2014 by Chad A. Dawkins

Week 3 of the 2014 college football season is upon us. Here are some of the marquee matchups and the lines for the upcoming weekend of action, courtesy of JustBet Sportsbook. All NCAA football bettors and sports fans will get their fill of quality action this weekend as there are quite a few interesting matchups on tap.

Thursday, September 11th

Houston at #25 BYU (-18.5, 58) 9:00 PM EST ESPN

BYU has certainly impressed thus far, and fresh off a second straight thumping of Texas will look to go 3-0 when they host the Houston Cougars out of the AAC. Houston got in the win column last week with a 47-0 win over Grambling St.

Friday, September 12th

#8 Baylor (-34, 67.5) at Buffalo 8:00 PM EST ESPN

The #8 Baylor Bears have been installed as 34 point favorites against Buffalo out of the MAC. It was made official that Bryce Petty will play, yet last week it didn’t matter as they rolled to a 70-6 victory over Northwestern St with backup Seth Russell. Buffalo is coming off a 47-38 loss to Army last weekend.

Saturday, September 13

West Virginia at Maryland (-3.5, 57) 12:00 PM EST Big Ten Network

West Virginia and Maryland meet up in a somewhat intense rivalry on Saturday. Randy Edsall has given the Mountaineers trouble in years past, yet this year’s WVU squad is talented, and could only add to the Big Ten’s recent struggles.

East Carolina at #17 Virginia Tech (-11.5, 53.5) 12:00 PM EST ESPN

The Virginia Tech Hokies, fresh off their upset of Ohio State, will look to go 3-0 against the talented East Carolina Pirates. East Carolina may have lost last week, but were competitive against South Carolina. Virginia Tech should be on upset alert as East Carolina can most certainly put some points on the board.

UCF at #20 Missouri (-10, 54.5) 12:00 PM EST SEC Network

Central Florida Knights have had some time to think about their loss to Penn State, and will now take on the Missouri Tigers. Missouri was not looked at to do much this year, but they have taken care of business at 2-0 behind quarterback Maty Mauck.

#21 Louisville (-6.5, 48.5) at Virginia 12:30 PM EST ESPN3

Virginia might be the surprise of the ACC this year, and their defense will look to give Louisville an unfriendly welcome into the conference. Bobby Petrino is off to a good start in Louisville, as they beat Miami in week 1, and thumped Murray State 66-21 last weekend.

#6 Georgia (-5.5, 60) at #24 South Carolina 3:30 PM EST CBS

Georgia is a team that has a lot of people talking as one of the top teams in the country led by Heisman candidate Todd Gurley. The Bulldogs will travel to Columbia to take on the 1-1 South Carolina Gamecocks, who had high expectations before they lost their home opener to Texas A&M.

Tennessee at #4 Oklahoma (-20.5, 54.5) 8:00 PM EST ABC

Oklahoma has rolled over the competition thus far, and they will get to show the nation how good they are when they host Tennessee on Saturday night. QB Trevor Knight leads an offense that averages 50 ppg against a Tennessee defense that has yielded only 13 ppg.

#12 UCLA (-7, 49.5) vs. Texas 8:00 PM EST FOX from AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX

It’s no secret that Texas is struggling, and now there is news that quarterback David Ash is out for indefinitely. They’ll have their work cut out for them when they take on the UCLA Bruins, who are loaded with talent, yet have failed to impress thus far in the season.