North Carolina will be gunning for their seventh home win in their last eight games when they take on Virginia Tech as 2-point home underdogs in college football betting at Bodog this week.
The 2-2 Tar Heels are a disappointing 0-4 ATS this season, but face a 3-2 Hokies squad that has struggled since opening the season 2-0 SU and ATS.
Virginia Tech managed a 35-17 win over Western Michigan last weekend, but failed to cover despite holding the Broncos to 231 total yards, 19 yards on the ground. The loss of RB Shai MacKenzie to injury could also force the Hokies to rely on the arm of QB Michael Brewer, who has thrown just nine TDs against a whopping 10 interceptions.
North Carolina gave up 120 points combined in their last two outings, a trend they must reverse. But with a steadily improving aerial game and a home date against a Hokies squad that has struggled to produce points while regularly turning over the ball, the Tar Heels are poised to upset.
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The 2-3 Washington State Cougars are 3.5-point favorites over visiting California at Bodog. The Cougars are coming off a 28-27 upset win over Utah last week, their third straight ATS, but have struggled at home, 2-6 SU in their last eight, 3-5 ATS.
The Golden Bears are 4-1 SU in their last five visits to Martin Stadium and 8-1 SU in their last nine overall against the Cougars. California are also a much improved road team, 1-1 SU and 2-0 ATS this season, including a convincing 31-24 win over Northwestern as 7.5-point road dogs.
If California, who are averaging over 380 passing yards per game, can continue to roll up big yardage in the air, while exploiting the Cougars’ propensity to turn over the ball, their dominance over Washington State will continue.
The 4-0 Baylor Bears renew their rivalry against the 2-2 Texas Longhorns this weekend as 17-point road favorites in college football betting at Bodog.
The Bears are 4-0 ATS this season, covering in each as heavy double-digit favorites, but face a Longhorns squad that has been largely effective at shutting down opposing offenses, with the UNDER going 7-0-1 in their last eight.
Texas have also shown they are not intimidated by Top 25 opponents, after pushing UCLA to the edge in a 20-17 loss as 8.5-point underdogs in Week 3. Considering the history behind this rivalry, the Longhorns would like nothing more than to spoil the Bears’ perfect record and College Football Playoff aspirations.