Dylan Denmark's Gambling Picks Week 2
Updated: Sep 12, 2019
I wasn’t able to write my Week 1 picks, but here it is in a tweet.
If it weren’t for two brutal beats thanks to Auburn not kicking a field goal and Northwestern giving up a defensive touchdown with 30 seconds left, I would have gone 3-2 and not 1-4. But that was last week, were going undefeated this week baby.
LSU @ TEXAS +4 (now +6)
I tried really hard but I don't see how Texas can win this game. Mainly with Jordan Whittington, Texas running back, is out for a month which leaves Sam Ehlinger and sophomore RB Keaontay Ingramto to do the work.
The only other healthy running back on the roster for Texas is a true freshmen who recently switched from QB strictly out of necessity. This means Texas will have to rely on their passing which is exactly what LSU wants.
With that being said, take LSU in a close one.
Texas 35 LSU 38
Texas A&M @ Clemson -19 (now -17)
I love Clemson here. Everyone wants to talk about the game that happened last year with Clemson only winning 28-26, but not many people talk about Clemson having control of the game until the 4th Quarter. It was 28-13 going into the 4th Quarter until A&M got momentum.
Also, Clemson is too good and A&M has only a few starting seniors on their roster.
Clemson 38 Texas A&M 17
Miami -5 @ North Carolina
I like Miami to cover here for two reasons.
1. North Carolina is coming off an emotional win and Miami is coming off a game they felt they should’ve won
2. Miami’s front 7 is nasty and North Carolina was only able to score 9 points through three quarters on South Carolina.
Miami 27 UNC 17
West Virginia @ Missouri -14
I know this line might feel big with Missouri coming off a loss to Wyoming but Vegas has this right. Missouri put up 31 points and Kelly Bryant had 430 passing yards, while West Virginia struggled at home against James Madison in a 20-13 win. West Virginia was only able to put 10 points through three quarters, so my guess is Missouri will outscore West Virginia.
Missouri 38 West Virginia 21
Tennessee -1 (now -4) @ BYU
Tennessee coming off its worst loss in program history last week does not feel like they should a 4 point favorite but they are. When it comes to spreads, if a team is humiliated the week before, take them to win the game the following week. Tennessee has nothing but negative critisim from their game and they’ll come out to play. Also, BYUs only points were from 4 field goals against a good Utah team. I’ll take Tennessee.
Tennessee 27 BYU 21
Tulane +17 @ Auburn
With Auburn coming off a big emotional win, I like for them to come back down to reality this weekend.
Tulane coming off a 7-6 season including wins over Memphis and South Florida by double digits. I like Auburn to win but not cover.
Auburn 34 Tulane 20
Stanford PK (now +2½ ) @ USC
This had the potential to be a good game but both teams having starting quarterbacks out will make this tough to watch. Also for Stanford, one of their top O-Linemen Walker Little is out tonight but I still like Stanford. This USC team is dysfunctional and let Fresno State hang around way too long last week.
I’ll take the team with the better coach. David Shaw.
Stanford 20 USC 17