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Matt Bush

So far on the year against the spread, I am 42-27.

NC State vs. No. 7 Louisville

When: Saturday, noon ET (ABC)

The Line: Louisville (-20)

N.C.State beat Notre Dame two weeks ago and lost in OT at Clemson last week. The Wolfpack are a very good team and will make life difficult for the Cardinals. Louisville struggled to put Duke away, and I think they struggle with the Wolfpack, but they will win the game.

Pick N.C.State (+20)

 

No. 6 Texas A&M vs. No. 1 Alabama

WhenSaturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (CBS)

The Line: Alabama (-17)

Alabama has been by far this year the best team in the country, if you don’t believe me just ask Tennessee? Alabama has been great at scoring on defense and special teams, and I believe if the Aggies can take away non-offensive scores they can cover the spread.

Pick Texas A&M (+17)

 

No. 22 North Carolina vs. Virginia

When: Saturday, 3 p.m. ET

The Line: North Carolina (-7.5)

Virginia has had trouble all year with big physical run teams and they will have these problems again against the Tar Heels.

Pick North Carolina (-7.5)

 

No. 10 Wisconsin vs. Iowa

WhenSaturday, noon ET (ESPN)

The Line: Wisconsin (-3)

Must win the game in Iowa for Wisconsin as they no longer have any margin for error. The offense showed life last week and I believe they are just a more complete  football team than Iowa.

Pick Wisconsin (-3)

 

TCU vs. No. 12 West Virginia

WhenSaturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (ABC/ESPN2)

The Line: West Virginia (-6)

TCU has been up and down all year, look for QB Skylar Howard to shred the Horned Frogs defense.

Pick West Virginia (-6)

 

No. 2 Ohio State vs. Penn State

WhenSaturday, 8 p.m. ET (ABC)

The Line: Ohio State (-19)

Saturday could be the bounce-back game the Buckeyes need since the Nittany Lions are ranked 103rd nationally against the run. Mike Weber and Curtis Samuel might both break 100 yards.

Pick Penn State (+19)

 

No. 16 Oklahoma vs. Texas Tech

When: Saturday, 8 p.m. ET (Fox)

The Line: Oklahoma (-14)

Texas Tech will score points they just won’t be able to score enough to win. I look for a score like 48-31 Oklahoma.

Pick Oklahoma (-14)

 

No. 23 Ole Miss vs. No. 25 LSU

When: Saturday, 9 p.m. ET (ESPN)

The Line: LSU (-6)

Leonard Fournette is expected to rejoin the LSU backfield, that is a problem for the Rebels as they rank 104 in the nation against the run. This should be one of the best games of the week as the Rebels air attack goes against the Tigers ground game.

Pick Ole Miss (+6)

 

Other Games

 

Purdue vs. No. 8 Nebraska (-24)

WhenSaturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (ABC/ESPN2)

Purdue is terrible and Nebraska is good, the question is exactly how good is Nebraska?

Pick Nebraska (-24)

 

Eastern Michigan vs. No. 20 Western Michigan (-23)

WhenSaturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (ESPN3)

Eastern Michigan has surprised people this year, they won’t surprise Western Michigan.

Pick Western Michigan (-23)

 

Oregon State vs. No. 5 Washington (-34.5)

When: Saturday, 6:30 p.m. ET (Pac-12 Network)

Oregon State will be starting a third string QB.

Pick Washington (-34.5)