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EASY PICKINS:
The computer likes the favorite with room to spare.
2010 Regular Season: 50-21 SU (.704), 32-39 ATS (.451)
This Week: 8-0 SU (1.000), 5-3 ATS (.625)
PAST RECORDS

Thursday, November 4
OHIO (-14) by 15.73 over Buffalo - The Bulls (2-6, 1-3) have lost to Temple and Northern Illinois by an average of 37 points. Like the Owls and Huskies, the Bobcats (6-3, 4-1) are one of the top teams in the MAC. The computer's pointspread prediction for this game has nearly doubled since the preseason.
Ohio won 34-17. The computer won SU, won ATS.

Saturday, November 6
Boston College (-3.5) by 4.25 over WAKE FOREST - These teams appear to be headed in opposite directions with the Eagles improving and the Demon Deacons collapsing. Boston College is coming off a 16-10 upset of Clemson while Wake is coming off back-to-back losses by 31 points and 48 points, respectively to Virginia Tech and Maryland.
Boston College won 23-13. The computer won SU, won ATS.

CLEMSON (-4) by 7.38 over N.C. State - Clemson is getting only slightly more than home field advantage from the oddsmakers. The Tigers have taken six straight in the series and have won each of the last three meetings by at least 18 points.
Clemson won 14-13. The computer won SU, lost ATS.

Fau (-2) by 3.66 over WESTERN KENTUCKY - The Hilltoppers have won just 1 of their last 28 games and are 1-32 in their last 33 games vs. FBS opponents.
FAU won 17-16. The computer won SU, lost ATS.

Florida (-14) by 22.87 over VANDERBILT - The Commodores rank last in the SEC on both sides of the ball.
Florida won 55-14. The computer won SU, won ATS.

Iowa (-17) by 22.11 over INDIANA - The teams are statistically even on offense, but the Hawkeyes have a vastly superior defense.
Iowa won 18-13. The computer won SU, lost ATS.

Temple (-4.5) by 7.58 over KENT STATE - The computer is 8-1 SU and 6-2 ATS on Temple games this year. The Golden Flashes are the conference's top rushing defense, but haven't faced the likes of Bernard Pierce and Matt Brown who have combined for 1,210 yards and 13 TD's.
Temple won 28-10. The computer won SU, won ATS.

OREGON (-28.5) by 29.33 over Washington - Washington QB Jake Locker is out with a fractured rib. Not that it would matter that much as Locker has faced three opponents that are currently ranked (Nebraska, Arizona and Stanford) and completed just 28-of-63 for 318 yards with 4 INT's and 2 TD's as his team lost them all by at least 30 points. Oregon is No. 1 in the BCS Standings and its 15 interceptions lead the PAC-10 by a mile and tie for 3rd nationally. Oregon leads the nation in total offense and ranks 35th on defense. Washington ranks 100th in total defense and 70th in offense.
Oregon won 53-16. The computer won SU, won ATS.




HOLD YOUR HORSES:
The computer likes the favorite, but by fewer points than the oddsmakers.
2010 Regular Season: 51-5 SU (.911), 23-33 ATS (.411)
This Week: 3-2 SU (.600), 4-1 ATS (.800)
PAST RECORDS

Wednesday, November 3
USF (-9.5) by 6.76 over Rutgers - The computer is winless ATS with USF this year and is bound to win sometime as it has never gone winless for an entire season with any team. The computer is 4-2 ATS with Rutgers. It is 5-2 SU with each team. Rutgers is 4-1 all-time vs. the Bulls and has won the last four meetings, including a pair of routs by 30+ points in the last two seasons.
USF won 28-27. The computer won SU, won ATS.

Saturday, November 6
BYU (-19.5) by 17.67 over Unlv - BYU hasn't beaten anyone by more than 6 points, including a downtrodden Wyoming team.
BYU won 55-7. The computer won SU, lost ATS.

Colorado (-9) by 6.16 over KANSAS - The computer is winless ATS with Kansas this year, but is 5-3 with Colorado. The Buffaloes have been outscored a cumulative 121-17 in three previous road games at Cal, Missouri and Oklahoma. True, those were much tougher opponents than Kansas, but the Jayhawks are 2-2 at home.
Kansas won 52-45. The computer lost SU won ATS.

Missouri (-7) by 1.82 over TEXAS TECH - I can't help but feel that this pick is a bit shaky, but the computer is 5-2 ATS with Mizzou and 5-3 with the Red Raiders.
Texas Tech won 24-17. The computer lost SU, won ATS.

Troy (-12) by 9 over NORTH TEXAS - North Texas boasts the Sun Belt's No. 2 defense while Troy brings the league's top offense. The computer is 5-3 ATS with UNT and 4-3 with the Trojans.
Troy won 41-35. The computer won SU, won ATS.




UPSETS:
The computer likes the underdog as the outright winner. I don't select the games in this category. Instead, we list every upset projected by the computer.
2010 Regular Season: 18-31 SU (.367), 22-27 ATS (.449)
This Week: 3-3 SU (.500), 3-3 ATS (.500)
PAST RECORDS

Tuesday, November 2
Middle Tennessee by 3.75 over ARKANSAS STATE (-2.5) - The computer is 6-2 SU with Arkansas State, 4-3 with MTSU.
Arkansas State won 51-24. The computer lost SU, lost ATS.

Friday, November 5
CENTRAL MICHIGAN by 7.16 over Western Michigan (-4) - CMU has been a disappointment, but the computer is 5-4 SU and 5-3 ATS with the Chippewas. It is 6-2 SU, 3-4 ATS with the Broncos.
Central Michigan won 26-22. The computer won SU, won ATS.

HOUSTON by 1.96 over Ucf (-3) - The computer is 6-2 SU with UCF, 4-4 with Houston. The Cougars appear to have righted the ship with 2 straight lopsided wins after hitting a slump following the loss of its 1st and 2nd-string quarterbacks early in the season at UCLA.. To its credit, Houston still ranks 2nd in the conference in passing offense and 13th nationally. The Knights rank 16th in pass defense and 9th in total defense.
UCF won 40-33. The computer lost SU, lost ATS.

Saturday, November 6
Arkansas by 0.51 over SOUTH CAROLINA (-3) - The Razorbacks lead the series 11-7 alltime, but these teams have split the last six meetings. Arkansas leads the SEC in passing offense while the Gamecocks rank last in the league in pass defense.
Arkansas won 41-20. The computer won SU, won ATS.

DUKE by 2.49 over Virginia (-2.5) - The computer is 6-2 SU with Duke and 7-1 with Virginia. The teams are statistically even. The Blue Devils have won the last two meetings after losing 8 in-a-row.
Duke won 55-48. The computer won SU, won ATS.

EAST CAROLINA by 2.76 over Navy (-1) - ECU owns the nation's 8th-best passing offense while Navy ranks 10th in rushing. The Middies rank 31st against the pass while the Pirates rank 92nd against the run.
Navy won 76-35. The computer lost SU, lost ATS.





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