by Bob Gaughan, Buffalo Sports Page
Last Week 4-1 Yearly Record 41-21-1
Last Year Weekly Record 12-6-3, Overall Record 72-50-3
Mr. Over/Under: Tennessee -2.5 over Oakland
Last week we talked about Tennessee and how they were on a roll, going over the total for 5 straight weeks. By trouncing Indy 31-17, they have now gone over the total for 6 straight weeks.
This team is on a roll with a chance to still make the playoffs. This week the Titans travel to Oakland, to play a team that has lost each of the last two weeks by 31 points. The spread has Tennessee as a 2.5 favorite. Tennessee has won their last two games by by 22 and 14 points. They are much better than Oakland and have more to pay for. Take the Titans minus 2.5.
Man in Stripes: Bills +6 over Baltimore
The GAME OF THE week in the NFL.. And probably the biggest game in Orchard Park in 2 decades.. These teams are very similar.. Great dynamic QB’s, good running games, great coaches, and great defenses.. Both teams are HOT.. Plan and simple this is a FG game either way!!!The Bills will stack the box and keep Lamar Jackson “somewhat” in check, and force him to throw downfield against what arguably the best secondary in football.. The Bills offense is getting better and more diverse, Josh Allen has been a beast, Devon Singletary has been used more and more.. Brian Daboll, the Bills OC, ( anyone talking firing him anymore???) has been nothing less than brilliant the past few weeks, and look for a few tricks and treats on Sunday.. And the biggest thing of all the FANS!!!! This city has been waiting for a team and a game like this for 20 years.. December, in Orchard Park ,AND THEY WILL BE READY… and I get 6 points too…. I’m all in!!! I will be there, and watch the Bills go to 10-3.. Bills 23 Ravens 20.. Maybe even a small ML play as well..
Mono: Oklahoma -8.5 over Baylor
Assuming Georgia losses to LSU, Oklahoma has a shot to get in. They pulled off an unbelievable comeback in the last showdown with Baylor. I believe the second time around will be different. Baylor will not have the advantage of home field. Jalen Hurts and Lincoln Riley have been here before. I expect Oklahoma to win this one easy by two touchdowns.
Brutal: Appalachian State -6 over Louisiana-Lafayette
APU has been one of the great stories in college football going back to Armani Edwards victory over Michigan years ago. App State is going for their fourth straight Sun Belt Championship. App state has only lost one game all year. App State comes in after resting all their starters last week. Lafayette played a rivalry game last week against Monroe. It was a hard fought game with a ton of injuries. It’s hard to get up a week after a tough emotional game vs your rival. App State beat both North Carolina and South Carolina on the road. This team is legit. App State has never lost to Louisiana-Lafayette winning seven in a row.
Bob Gaughan: Tampa Bay/Indianapolis Over 47
One of the better picks all year has been the Tampa Bay over. They have gone over nine of the last 10 weeks. The Bucs have a great offensive mind in Bruce Arians leading the way. They average 28 points a game. The problem is that Jameis Winston turns the ball over so much that the defense gives up 28 points a game as well. Indy’s offense moved the ball last week but they left way too many points on the board with missed field goals. I like their offense to bounce back and this game to go over the total.