Temple leads by two touchdowns and then the #4 passing defense allows 42 straight points. If you went against me on that one, hats off to you. I wouldn’t bet on that happening in a million years. Miami -2.5, just need Rosier to play average or even below average to get this win, throws a pick on the first play. Miami kept their starting QB on the bench to try and prove a point and they waited too long to put him in. That game was VERY winnable and their defense gave them multiple chances to get back in the game. Makes no sense to leave in a bum at QB just because the other guy was getting it on snapchat back in September. Bruins spoil the hockey parlay. Capitals came through for us with a 3-1 win but still a terrible day. Terrible week. We saved the worst week of the year for the last week of the year. With that said, I know December has been up and down and below the standards that you long term guys have seen and expect. I’m not retiring. I’m turning it around and taking us back where we belong.
Auburn (-3) - JACKHAMMER - Buying the half point on this one to get it at -3. The season hasn’t gone the way it was supposed to for Auburn who came into this season ranked #9 in the preseason poll. Losses to LSU, Mississippi State, and Tennessee really derailed the season and then they took two more Ls against SEC powerhouses Georgia and Alabama. Auburn plays a tough schedule in the SEC and played 5 top 25 opponents compared to Purdue’s 3. Even with the tough schedule that Auburn played, they still come in with a top 20 ranked defense in points allowed per game allowing 20.5. This is a KEY factor in this game and let me tell you why. Purdue has struggled against good defense this season. The average rank of the defenses for teams Purdue has lost to this season is 33 and the average points allowed per game for those defenses is 23. The most notable game was against Michigan State and their 12th ranked defense who held Purdue to 13 points. Auburn has got out to quick starts this season and have outscored their opponents 103-32 in the first quarter. It will be tough for Purdue to hang around against this tough defense today if Auburn can get out to an early lead.
SEC >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Big Ten.
As much as I want to play Country Roads as loud as possible and make a ridiculous video shotgunning beers when they win tonight, I’m not betting on this game. Too much unpredictability with WVU QB Will Grier sitting out. If Grier was playing, WVU would be a jackhammer and so would the over. 76% of the public on Syracuse, take it for what it’s worth.
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How about that jackhammer?
Washington State (-130) - Everyone is talking about the Iowa State defense and how good they are coming into this one. They better be when they take on Washington State tonight who is averaging 38 points per game. The Iowa State d has done this, the Iowa State d has done that. All the experts praising this defense but when it comes down to it, the Washington State defense is just as good. Iowa State is allowing 22.5 points per game compared to Washington State’s 23.1. The Iowa State offense has struggled against teams with good defenses this season - Iowa held them to 3, TCU held them to 14, and Texas held them to 10. Washington State has scored more than 28 points or more in 10 of their 12 games this season. Their offense was slowed down in their final game of the season against Washington where they only scored 15 points but they played that game in the snow. There won’t be any snow at the Alamo Bowl in Texas tonight. I expect Washington State to come out throwing the ball and Iowa State D will be tested. They have allowed some points to high powered offenses this season - 37 to Oklahoma, 42 to Oklahoma State, and 38 to Kansas State (who is not a high powered offense). Washington State seems like good value to me because I think they will be able to score and I think Iowa State is going to have trouble keeping up with them. L F G.
Cross sport moneyline parlay:
Auburn / OKC Thunder (+128) - You see the write up for Auburn above and we are already doubling down on Auburn so let’s triple down. The Suns have won 3 out of their last 5 but the Thunder are 3-0 against them this season winning by an average of 11 points per game against them. The Thunder are coming off of a loss on Christmas Day against the Rockets and they will be looking to get back on track against this Suns team who they have dominated this season.
Bonus pick(s) will be added when Auburn covers for us.