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— ACC Network (@accnetwork) October 19, 2019
Welcome to Kyle’s Gambling Nook! My hope is you’re reading this on the toilet – if you are tweet me () @brandedkyle and you need a nice breakdown on what is coming up in today’s slate of games. There’s no need to do any work because I have you. I’m like your financial advisor, if your financial advisor had no idea what compound interest is. It’s fantastic apple picking weather folks at Linvilla Orchards so if your wife/girlfriend are making you do that then well you’re fucked. You’ve got bigger fish to fry. Put these plays in and sneak away to the bathroom to check the scores while she’s haggling the poor migrant lady to drop the price a couple bucks on the ‘Katie & Mike est. 2014’ Christmas ornament she wants.
Noon: #9 Florida -4 vs South Carolina
This is a slap in the face to Florida. If you watched them play the last two weekends against Auburn and LSU you know this Gators team is for real. They are doing all of this with a backup QB and Dan Mullen who does everything in his power to sabotage his team in big games! South Carolina is coming off a 2OT thriller win at Georgia. Their starting QB Ryan Hilinski could barely walk after the win and is expected to start today. The Florida D is for real, only giving up 14ppg. Every time I expect Kyle (what a beautiful name) Trask to regress he shows he is for real. This is a guy who never started a game in high school, he came back somehow from this injury against Auburn, and took LSU to the brink.
This line keeps diving. It opened at Florida -5.5 went up to Florida -6 and is now down to Florida -4 on my book. What do you know, Vegas?! What do you know?! Pick: Florida -4
3:30pm: Temple at #19 SMU -9
Temple has been a sneaky best team to not be in the Top-25 this year (no bias). This is one of the most complete Owls team in years (no bias). The defense only gives up 325 total yards a game to a potent SMU offense that is second best in the AAC with 500 yards of total offense. The caveat though: Temple is 2-0 against ranked teams this season. They singlehandedly dismantled Marylands whole season at the Linc after they were the belle of the ball early in the year averaging 70ppg in their first two. Memphis came in last week ranked top-25 and Temple went toe to toe. Temple is #25 in the Coaches Poll, your step-sister’s poll, but receiving votes in the AP. After this weekend they’ll be in the top-25 and will be playing in a Power 6 New Years Bowl in no time.
On the SMU side they’ve played absolutely nobody. They beat TCU’s skeleton, USF, and had Tulsa last week. Expect the Owls to get out of the gate fast and take the points. +9 is a slap in the face to Temple graduates everywhere (no bias)! Pick: Temple +9 / Over 59.5
7:30pm: #16 Michigan at #7 Penn State -7.5
This line was released at PSU -4.5 and I dropped the ball there. This Penn State Defense is very very very very good. Led by Michah Parsons the Nittany Lion defense is giving up 8ppg this season. 8 points. A game. There’s two things I don’t do anymore. Bet against Penn State during a White Out game and bet on Michigan. My heart has been ripped out of my chest in late November for the last five years. I had Michigan and the points against Wisconsin this year. This is the last time you’ve lost me money Harbaugh.
But for real. PSU is going to eat up Jim Harbaugh’s offense. Beaver Stadium is going to set a new attendance record and it’s going to be loud as hell. I hate to do this because Penn State & Temple are such bitter rivals in football but… Pick: PSU -7.5
11:00PM: Air Force -3 at Hawaii
A little midnight snack in the WAC for you to all win it back! You didn’t think I was going to give you a blog without my favorite team ever in it, the Rainbow Warriors of Honolulu Hawaii. I’m not going to tell you to take Hawaii +3 strictly because Air Force C-17 jerseys may be the greatest jerseys ever made.
— Air Force Football (@AF_Football) October 19, 2019
Instead let’s just go with the over because if you told me the over has never lost in a Hawaii football game I would believe you. Pick: Over 66.5