Locksmith Picks: Turn To The SEC And The Pac-12 For The Best Bets This Weekend

Tom Luicci

Florida over SOUTH CAROLINA, giving 5

Gamecocks QB Ryan Hilinski looks like he will be a good one, but this Gators defense’ is a tougher challenge than anything he has ever faced. USC will suffer from a post-Georgia letdown. Florida will come out snarling after a competitive loss at LSU.

Lsu over MISSISSIPPI STATE, giving 18½

Bulldogs are turning to frosh Garrett Shrader as their starting QB for this – and just watch how LSU’s defense tees off on him. Joe Moorhead is coaching these days like he wants out. If he continues losing Rutgers may just hire him. That’s the Rutgers way.

Oregon over WASHINGTON, giving 3

It’s rare that the Huskies are a home underdog, but the Ducks seem to have gotten their act together. They look as if they will roll right into the Pac-12 title game the way QB Justin Herbert is playing.

Michigan over PENN STATE, taking 9

Has Jim Harbaugh fallen this far that his team is a nine-point underdog in a Big Ten game? Apparently, the answer is yes. But Wolverines’ defense can keep them in this. Nittany Lions win but it figures to be closer than the spread.

GEORGIA over Kentucky, giving 25

Bulldogs can’t wait to take out their frustration from last week’s loss to South Carolina – and who better to do that against than a wobbly Kentucky team that can barely function on offense because of injuries?

Arizona State over UTAH, taking 14

Herm Edwards has delivered in a big way this year for ASU, doing so with a freshman QB (Jayden Daniels) who is coming off the best game of his young career. This looks like another one of those games where the favorite wins but doesn’t cover.

Season record vs. the spread: 22-19-1

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Comments (2)
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Um, Beavers are Oregon State.

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