Well, week 0 did not disappoint, with two fun games. Hawaii pulled off the double-digit upset in week 0 for the second straight year, despite four interceptions and benching their starting quarterback. And that all came after Miami covered against Florida in a low-scoring affair, something we warned of. My projections wound up splitting against the spread.
Week one brings our first Thursday games. I kind of like Texas State to backdoor cover in a game more important to them than Texas A&M. I like UCLA to be improved in year two of Chip Kelly and think that game is a true coin flip game.
There is only one road favorite Thursday, with the Utes traveling to rival BYU. I liked the early number on the Pac-12 championship future for Utah before it got bet heavy, but I’m still staying away from that game this week. BYU blew a 20-point lead to Utah last year. I could be tempted by a BYU first half moneyline, but not at the current +143. Need a better number than that.
Arizona State is starting a freshman quarterback, but Kent State can not acclimate to the heat, with a 40-point difference in temperature expected. I would look at the under there, unless you can get Kent +27 or more later in the week.
Week 1 Thursday
|Texas St||44.18||Texas A&M||14.09||1.81||-31.9||-33.5|
|Kent St||45.41||Arizona St||24.48||3.32||-24.25||-25|