Bets for Saturday, September 26th:
Vanderbilt @ Texas A&M
Spread: Texas A&M - 31
Vanderbilt has a new Offensive Coordinator in Todd Fitch. He led Louisiana Tech to 33 points per game last season with their no-huddle offense.
Texas A&M's QB, Kellen Mond, is returning for his 3rd year as a starter. Multiple offensive starters are also returning, which should only add more chemistry and fire-power to this explosive offense.
The Aggies put long drives together and score often. The Commodores can score fast, but will also give the ball back just as quickly with their hurry-up offense. Vanderbilt might keep it close in the first half, but A&M should pull away in the 3rd quarter.
Texas A&M - 37
Vanderbilt - 17
Texas A&M could easily pull away and cover the spread, so I'm not very confident betting on Vanderbilt +31. However, I really like the Over in this game. I think that the Aggies could almost put up 40 points alone in this game. As long as Vanderbilt can score over two touchdowns, then the Over will hit.
Florida State @ Miami
Spread: Miami: - 11
Florida State (0-1) is bad. They lost to Georgia Tech at home 16-13. Their head coach also tested positive for Covid, so he will not be at the game. The only thing I'm worried about is the Florida State QB. James Blackman is entering his 4th season as the starting QB, but has been terribly inconsistent. He does look great at times, but this is very rare.
Miami looks like the Hurricanes of old. They're off to a 2-0 start with a very impressive 47-34 win against ranked Louisville last week. Their transfer from Houston, D'Eriq King, is an extremely talented dual threat QB. He's very fun to watch and I expect him to make an impact in the NFL in a few years as well.
It's a rivalry game, so anything goes! We've seen crazier upsets in the past, but I just can't imagine a scenario where FSU pulls this off. If it was at Florida State, then it might be a closer game, but I don't see Miami losing at home, especially how explosive this offense is.
Miami - 34
Florida State - 13
I don't want to touch the O/U, but I'm very confident that Miami will win by more than two touchdowns. The 11 point spread seems very low to me, but rivalry games can turn out closer than expected. Proceed with caution when betting on in-state rival games...
Texas A&M/Vanderbilt OVER 45.5
Safer Option -
10 point Tease (-120):
Texas A&M/Vanderbilt OVER 35.5
NFL - Falcons +7 vs Bears (Just too good of a bet to pass up)