Gary’s picks

College FootballWeek 10!  To keep up with our record for the year, along with results from each game we pick, please visit our Gambling Picks page!  Air Force @ Army (-6.5)  (Saturday / 11am / CBS Sports Network)  
  • my metrics have Army by 13
  • Army won at Air Force 21-0 last year after being dominated by AF for nearly a decade
  • Army coach Jeff Monken has made it a point that they are going to beat the other service academies… and there’s no love loss between Army’s coaching staff and Air Force coach Troy Calhoun
  • Army is 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games, and Air Force is 2-3-1 ATS in their last 6
 Georgia @ Kentucky (+10)   (Saturday / 2:30pm / CBS)
  • my numbers have Georgia -9, so no real factor here
  • Georgia is 2-3 ATS in their last 5 games as a road favorite
  • Kentucky is 6-4 ATS, winning 5 straight up, in their last 10 games as an underdog
  • Kentucky only gives up 3.3 yds per run (#15 in the country), and only 4.59 yds per play (#13 total defense), which will stifle the Georgia offense
  • Kentucky has done a good job of protecting the football (+4 turnover margin in the last 4 games)
  • I think Kentucky matches up better with Georgia than they did with Missouri… and they beat Missouri on the road
 Iowa (+3) @ Purdue   (Saturday / 2:30pm / ESPN2)
  • my numbers have Iowa as a 3 point favorite… WRONG TEAM FAVORED.
  • Iowa is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games as an underdog
  • Purdue has not beaten a team with a top 50 defense (#50 Northwestern, #41 Michigan St), and Iowa is #4 in total defense
  • Look for Iowa to run the football, dominate time of possession, and limit Purdue’s opportunities.  I’m expecting some interceptions by David Blough, and Iowa wins straight up.
 Notre Dame @ Northwestern (+9.5)  (Saturday / 6:15pm / ESPN)
  • My numbers have Notre Dame by 6 – the line opened at 7, and has now been bet all the way up to 10
  • Northwestern is 15-5 ATS in their last 20 games as an underdog (including 12 outright wins)
  • Notre Dame is 3-8 ATS in their last 11 as a favorite
  • Notre Dame is 1-8 straight up on the road vs Power 5 teams in November since 2013 (only win was at Pittsburgh in 2015)
 Fresno St (-25) @ UNLV   (Saturday / 9:30pm / CBS Sports Network)
  • my numbers have Fresno St by 27
  • Fresno St is 22-4-1 ATS in their last 27 regular season games
  • UNLV is 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games as a home underdog
  • Fresno is #15 in total defense and #4 in scoring defense – UNLV will have trouble putting up points all night
 Cal @ Washington St (-10.5)   (Saturday / 9:45pm / ESPN)
  • my metrics have Washington St by 15
  • Washington St is #12 in scoring offense (40+ppg) and Cal is #100 (24.9ppg)
  • Cal has the better defense (#17 nationally), but Washington St’s defense is pretty good too (#26)
  • Cal has been absolutely blasted by other teams (gave up 42 to Oregon and 37 to UCLA)
  • Cal needs turnovers in order to hang around in games, and Wash St QB Gardner Minshew has only thrown 6 interceptions on the year
 Utah St (-18) @ Hawaii  (Saturday / 11pm / Stadium)
  • my metrics have Utah St -17, so I’m going against my own numbers here
  • Utah St is 7-1 ATS the season, while Hawaii is 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 games
  • Hawaii will be playing their 11th straight game this season with no bye – they got smashed 50-20 at Fresno St last week, and Utah St’s offense is much better than Fresno’s