Look-Ahead Spreads – Week 13
Published on Wednesday, 11/16/16, at 12:51 p.m. Eastern.
The following lines are currently available at Sportsbook.ag in its Games of the Year section for college football:
TCU -1 at Texas
Washington -4.5 at Washington St.
Florida St. -9.5 vs. Florida
Ohio St. -7 vs. Michigan
Alabama -18 vs. Auburn
Ole Miss -7.5 vs. Mississippi St.
USC -16.5 vs. Notre Dame
Week 14 – 12/3/16
Oklahoma -12 vs. Oklahoma St.
Navy -8.5 vs. Army
–Alabama was a 14-point ‘chalk’ for the Iron Bowl last week. The move is obviously based on the uncertain health of Auburn’s two most important offensive players — QB Sean White and RB Kamryn Pettway.
–Florida will be without seven starters this week at LSU and two others, but two other starters look like they’ll be able to go. DE CeCe Jefferson and OG/C Tyler Jordan were considered ‘questionable’ earlier in the week, but Jim McElwain stated Wednesday that Jefferson is certainly going to play. Jordan practiced some on Tuesday and will likely at least try to play, albeit at less than 100 percent. Alex Anzalone and Marcus Maye will undoubtedly miss the FSU game and Jarrad Davis (ankle) might. The Gators’ best o-lineman (David Sharpe) is out at LSU but could return in Tallahassee. Davis was UF’s leading tackler and Anzalone was second on the team in tackles when both went down at Arkansas two weeks ago.
–The underdog has won outright the last two times it has been a double-digit ‘dog in the Bedlam game (OU-OSU).
–I’m sold on Ole Miss QB Shea Patterson. Already? You damn right I am. Taking his first career collegiate snaps on the road in front of a packed house at Kyle Field at night, Patterson sparked the Rebels to a 29-28 come-from behind victory. They trailed 21-6 before scoring the last 23 points of the game to hand Texas A&M its second straight defeat.
–Washington St. QB Luke Falk has 17 TD passes compared to only one interception in the last four games. For the season, Falk has completed 73.9 percent of his passes for 3,610 yards with a 33/6 TD-INT ratio. The junior signal caller has a 71/14 TD-INT ratio for his collegiate career.
–I think Navy -8.5 vs. Army is my favorite of the lines above.