To the surprise of nobody, GodsTips starts out the season 2-0 with covers as Vanderbilt stays close to South Carolina and UCF routs Akron.
The finest and most successful football betting handicapper of all-time GodsTips, sweeps again to start out college football. Here is what pro bettors got:
CENTRAL FLORIDA -23.5 Akron
UCF is much better than they showed last year, while Akron is as bad as they showed. The Knights were picked to finish first place in Conference USA in a media poll. Safety Kemal Ishmael, defensive lineman Victor Gray, offensive lineman Theo Goins and kickoff return specialist Rannell Hall all secured spots on the preseason All-Conference USA team.
The Knights figure to have no trouble with Akron. In 2011, the Zips went 1-11 and have beaten just one FBS team in the last two seasons. This is also a classic example of listening to what the oddsmakers are telling us and use their knowledge against them. There is a clear-cut reason why a team that went 0-6 straight up on the road last year is laying such a big number.
Five of UCF’s six road losses were by seven or fewer points. Now they get to let the damn burst and take out frustrations on an overmatched Zips team. In each their final two losses, the Knights held fourth quarter leads only to come up short. Again, UCF is much better than the W-L record indicates.
VANDERBILT +6.5 South Carolina
Again, Steve Spurrier, who built winners with offense at Florida, has limited weapons at USC. 5’8” Ace Sanders is the Gamecocks only weapon catching the ball. Marcus Lattimore is a geniune star at RB, but it is his first game back after a serious injury and is wearing a knee brace.
Alshon Jeffery is now in the NFL with the Chicago Bears, and he had more catches (183) in his South Carolina career than all the returning receivers and tight ends combined (155).
The Commodores have senior running back Zac Stacy, who ran for 1,193 yards and 14 TDs last season. Quarterback Jordan Rodgers, whose big brother Aaron starts for the Packers, started the last seven games of 2011 and earned the job to start this season. Vanderbilt’s offense revved up once he took over in 2011, finishing with 347 points that were the most scored by the Commodores since 1915.
It’s also tough to manufacture emotion. It’s a rare national TV home game for Vandy, with a realistic chance at a statement win. They will be more than revved up for a game that has a good chance of an upset.
Grandmaster sports handicapper Joe Duffy former General Manager of the Freescoreboard scorephone network and CEO of OffshoreInsiders.com the premier hub of world-class handicappers.