Predictions NFL Tips
12:00 PM EST
West Virginia -3 over Texas (win)
Texas was embarrassed last week as they let Kansas come into their home stadium and celebrate with a rare win. It’s hard for a first year staff with no real identity to respond for such a loss. It doesn’t get easy for Texas as they head to West Virginia when the Mountaineers play solid football and tight defense. WVU has a capable QB, good running game and decent receivers. Texas has a lot of injuries at their skilled positions and I am not sure they are going to be able to respond for 60 minutes in a tough place to play. Take West Virginia.
12:00 PM EST
Purdue/Northwestern Over 47.5 (loss)
Northwestern had a super team of seniors and great defenders last year, but they just have the defensive talent and it has shown this year. This is a team that has struggled on offense, but I believe they can run on Purdue and pop a few passes as this game is being played at Wrigley Field and basically is the bowl game Northwestern won’t be eligible for this year. Purdue is balanced on offense now that the running game is healthier and the best player on the field is David Bell who will be catching a lot of passes in the NFL soon. Purdue should score at will today. Look for a high scoring game. Take the Over.
4:00 PM EST
UCLA -3 over USC (win)
USC is far from the powerhouse they once were and I don’t think they can beat UCLA with the injuries that they have. Kedon Slovis won’t play today and I am not sure Jaxson Dart will be able to lead the Trojans to victory. UCLA has the coaching to beat USC and this year has a lot of experience on the defensive side to slow them down. USC has owned this series and the Bruins want nothing more than payback. UCLA will never get a better chance with the weapons USC is missing today. Dorian Thompson-Robinson has played too many games in his career at QB to let this last shot slip away. Take UCLA.
7:30 PM EST
Virginia Tech +8 over Miami (loss)
Virginia Tech/Miami Over 55 (win)
Miami lost a lot of starters this year as they are on their third string QB option and are down a few running backs. Tyler Van Dyke has filled in very well. The Hurricanes offensive line has experience and there is a lot of offensive talent that can catch the ball. Virginia Tech is a tough team that can run the ball and they too have experience on the offensive line. The Hokies have talent at the running back and receiver positions and should be able to move the ball on this defense that is banged up in the secondary. Look for the Hokies to keep this game close. Take Virginia Tech and the Over.