Reporting Mike Meltser
Miami +22 at Florida State – This is really all based on how high the line is. You can easily make the argument that the Seminoles have been the best team in college football this season. They’re massacring teams every week, even before the end of the first quarter. I just believe this line is too high. Miami has talent, and the 22 leaves the backdoor cover wide open. Plus, it’s a quasi-rivalry game (moreso in the 90′s than right now), and I think that plays a little bit of a factor as well.
Virginia Tech -4.5 at BC – Brutal loss by the Hokies last Saturday against Duke, but the history of Frank Beamer indicates that he will rally the troops after some inexplicable defeat. The Eagles were blown out 34-10 against a mediocre UNC team. I expect Virginia Tech to win, and I believe they will cover the 4.5 points.
Minnesota +8.5 at Indiana – I like both of these teams to some extent, but I just believe this line is too high. I’m not sure what Indiana has done to be a more-than-TD favorite in this spot. Despite the Jerry Kill health issues, the Gophers have won 2 in a row (at NW, vs NEB) and looked decent against Michigan until the 4th quarter. The Hoosiers have a very explosive and quick-paced attack, and that’s a concern. Minnesota will find a way to keep it a little bit closer.
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