Predictions NFL Tips
3:00 PM EST
San Diego State -6 over Utah State (loss)
Amazingly, the Aggies are in this position after winning just one game last year. Blake Anderson has done a great job, but when it comes time to win hardware, We will roll with the more physical team in the trenches and who has a more experienced coaching staff. San Diego State loves to take the air out of the ball and control the clock. Utah State has a great QB in Logan Bonner and a lot of weapons to throw to, but it will get frustrating if the Aztecs control the clock. Utah State has an atrocious red zone defense that they will need to address in the offseason. There might indeed be championships in the Aggies future, but I don’t think they are physically talented enough in the trenches to beat a ranked team in such an important game on the road. Take San Diego State.
8:00 PM EST
Wake Forest/Pitt Over 71 (loss)
It’s the first time Clemson has not been in this game in ages. Pitt has a NASCAR-like offense, and so does Wake Forest. This game tonight is all about the QBs. Kenny Pickett and Sam Hartman have total control over their offense and have free range to make plays. Nothing holds either of these two offensives back, and they should move up and down the field for four quarters. This year, wake Forest had a lousy defense, so Pitt and their balanced attack should have no problem moving the ball. The Panthers defense is a little bit more respectable, but they have their flaws that Wake can pick apart with Hartman’s arm. I think this will be a super high-scoring game, and fluke plays will determine the winner. Take the Over.
3:00 PM EST
Iowa +11.5 over Michigan (loss)
Michigan has been the best team in the country against the spread this year, and they just beat Ohio State. The nation is backing them today, but can they refocus after a super bowl like win last week? That’s an honest question because getting over the Ohio State hump was emotionally draining, and now they have to line up against a team that doesn’t beat themselves, plays solid defense, And is well-coached. I am not sure Michigan should be double-digit favorites. This line is set a bit high because of what we last saw and how much money they have made the public this year. Michigan has looked vulnerable at times on the road this year. This game should be a low-scoring affair. Take Iowa.