by Bob Gaughan, Buffalo Sports Page
Last Week 4-0-1 Yearly Record 5-2-1
Last Year Weekly Record 12-6-3, Overall Record 72-50-3
Bears and Redskins Under 42
Odds makers have a history of over compensating from week 1 to week 2 when it comes to over/unders.. Last week was a good example of that as 13 games went under. Now odds makers don’t know what to do with Miami & the Jersey Jets as both are over 20 point underdogs. Unheard of odds, and the favorites will probably cover. Yikes! As for over/unders, I think New Orleans may have a tough time of it in Seattle. Cleveland will have a tough time against the Rams defense. However Chicago has only scored 19 points and just allowed 24 points in 2 games. So I like the Chicago/Washington game under.
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Bills -6 over Cincinnati
Sometimes you don’t worry about the number and go from the heart. The crowd will be nuts with the 2-0 team with the home opener. The Bengals were horrible last week, and I feel the Bills haven’t played their best yet. This is an almost impossible spot for Bengals. Under a TD, I love it. Josh Allen throws for 300 yards and the Bills roll by 3 TD’s. Bring on the Pats.
West Virginia -4.5 over Kansas
Kansas is coming off a big win against a bad Boston College team. BC’s QB can’t throw and everything runs through Dillon. West Virginia as home dogs last week took care of NC State that everyone thought was going to win. West Virginia confidence is high and they can’t take a loss to Kansas. Look for West Virginia offense to show up and win by at least by a touchdown. Everyone is praising Les Miles but this is still the same old Les Miles that deserved to get fired at LSU.
UCF -11.5 over Pitt
UCF is becoming the Gonzaga of college football. UCF is blowing people out. They now have a waiting list of over 5,000 people for season tickets. Pitt played well against Penn State but that says more about Penn State then Pitt. Very Florida weather on tap as expected 85-degree temperature. Dillon Gabriel has thrown for 9 TD’s already this year. This is an offensive juggernaut. Pitt can’t keep up with any team that can score.
Texas A&M -3.5 over Auburn
Not a big fan of Bo Nix this year as Auburn’s new QB. Nix was given way too much love by the announcers so far. His completion percentage is just over 50 percent. Auburn had no right to beat Oregon. This is Bo Nix’s first road start and in a hostile environment at Kyle Field. A&M defense is for real. A&M did as good of job as anyone defensively against Clemson this year. A&M held Clemson to 24 points at home. So I get the better QB in Munn, the better defense and home field advantage.