Saturday September 12th VIP Picks

Georgia Tech vs. Florida State

College Football
3:30 PM EST
Rotation #399/400
Georgia Tech/Florida State Under 52 (win)
Florida State is again loaded with talent, but they have a brand new coaching staff.  How they do week one against a gritty team will be their first true test.  The Noles bring back QB Justin Blackmon.  This team has a couple of good targets returning but will be without DJ Matthews today which will also hurt them in the return game.  This team will also try to find a replacement for the departed Cam Akers.  That won’t be an easy task.  Georgia Tech has a very good defense that should be able to hold their own today.  When the Yellow Jackets have the ball it will not be the triple option team we remember with Paul Johnson as head coach.  They transitioned very well last year and it Geoff Collins 2nd year at coach this team should be a lot better.  Collins still needs times to go out and recruit his own players for his own system.  Many of these players are still carry overs from the Johnson era.  Florida State is stacked on defense at every level.  This Noles team has more talent and speed and should be able to hold Tech to a low offensive production.  Both teams are breaking in new FG kickers as well.  Nothing helps and under more than an 8 minute drive and a missed FG.  Take the Under. 

College Football
8:00 PM EST
Rotation #417-418
Texas -43 over UTEP (win0
Texas/UTEP Over 58.5 (win)

This might be the highest spread I have ever taken in a football game.  I am not a fan of high lines because there are millions of things that can go wrong, but this UTEP team just doesn’t have the talent on the defensive end to stop Texas.  The Longhorns have talent all over on the offensive side of the ball.  The Miners simply won’t be able to match up and Texas should score at will all night.  UTEP should also turn the ball over on offense leading to more possessions for Texas to score today.  This is the perfect opponent for the two new coordinators on this Texas staff.  Look for the Longhorns to dominate from start to finish.   Take Texas and the Over.

7:05 PM EST
Rotation #962
Royals -125 over Pirates (win)

Pittsburgh is simply put just a bad baseball team right now and can’t hit right handed pitching for the life of them.  Kansas City is just as bad record wise as both teams sit in the basement of their divisions, but the Royals have a 4 game win streak going and I just don’t see this struggling Pirates offense slowing them down tonight.  Take Kansas City.