Max's Past Picks
The lowest total ever in college football, sign me up for the under. Iowa has hit the under in six straight games with some of the lowest totals ever. They've also hit the under in five straight road games. The Cornhuskers offense is terrible. The weather is a mess in Lincoln. Expect a disgusting offensive output by both teams. Bet the Under and watch something else.
This pick is out of principle. The total is low for a reason. The Hawkeyes are built for low-scoring football and we'll see it again in this game. They have one of the best defenses in the country and one of the worst offenses. This game will be very slow and a puntfest. Take the under.
The Bluejays are stacked this year and their offense looks unstoppable early in the season. The Tigers haven't scored more than 55 points this season and that shouldn't change in this game. The Bluejays offense will be able to do whatever they want again. Lay the points.
The Aggies are off to a great start to the season as they are coming off of a big win at Ohio State. The Mustangs have lost five straight games against ranked opponents. Since the start of last season, the Aggies are 4-0 ATS as road favorite covering the spread by an average of 13.1 PPG. Expect Wade Taylor IV and the Aggies to dominate this game and cover the spread.
The Aggies are loaded with returning junior Wade Taylor IV. Taylor might be the best point guard in the country. The Buckeyes struggled in their season-opener vs Oakland. The Buckeyes are not a good team. They shouldn't be favored in this game. Take the Aggies to win straight up.
This Arizona Wildcats team is loaded as they picked up star guard Caleb Love from North Carolina. I am not a huge believer in this Duke team. Outside of Kyle Filipowski, this is not an elite team. The Wildcats guards should be able to do whatever they want in this game while Oumar Ballo protects the paint. Getting the Wildcats at this price is great.
This is a huge letdown spot for the Dukes coming off of their season opening upset over #4 Michigan State. Now they have to visit a very strong Golden Flashes team. The Golden Flashes lost their two leading scorers from last season but they did get transfer Reggie Bass to help they stay a tournament team. They were fantastic at home last season going 8-4-1 ATS at home and that should continue. Expect the Dukes to come back down to Earth. Take the Golden Flashes.
This Baylor team is dangerous. They are returning Langston Love, Jalen Bridges, and Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua. They also picked up Toledo transfer RayJ Dennis who was 2nd in MAC with 19.5 PPG last season. The Tigers lost their two best guards in Wendell Green Jr. and Allen Flanigan. Laying only 1.5 with the Bears feels like a gift, even on a neutral court. Take Baylor to start the season out with a bang.
This Wildcats team is loaded even without Nae'Qwan Tomlin. They added two top tier transfers: Tylor Perry from North Texas and Arthur Kaluma from Creighton. The Wildcats might be the best unranked team in the country. Their counterpart in this game, the Trojans, have a lot of expectations coming into this season. Boogie Ellis is still going to be running the show for the Trojans. Freshman Isaiah Collier will make this team tough come March. This team could struggle to start this season. Love getting the more experienced Wildcats at plus money.
First pick of the season let's do it right. The Tommies were great against the spread last season. They started the season on a 6-1 ATS run and they ended the season on a 7-2 ATS run. The Golden Bears on the other hand were terrible last season and they didn't improve going into this season. They went just 3-29 straight up. They were 5-12 ATS at home and 1-5 ATS as a home favorite last season. Will be taking the Tommies a lot this season. Let's start hot.
The Wildcats are a very good team as they proved beating Washington State by 38 in their last game. They are 6-1 ATS this season, which is tied for the best in FBS. They are a great defensive team and should be able to slow down the Beavers throughout the game. The Beavers defense has struggled on the road. The Wildcats have scored 40+ points in back-to-back games and have a good chance to make it three straight. Take the Wildcats.
This will be the Bulldogs first game since the Brock Bowers injury. Bowers was the most important piece to the Bulldogs offense. The Gators are 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 games vs AP-top 5 opponents. The Bulldogs are just 1-5-1 ATS this season. Florida will be able to keep this game close and cover this big spread. Take the points.
The Bobcats have been great as they have been able to run the ball up and down the field all season. The Trojans have struggled to stop the run this season. The Bobcats will be able to control the pace and should have a huge advantage in time of possession. The wrong team is favored. Take the Bobcats to "upset" the Trojans.
The Utah Utes have won 18 straight home games and are now underdogs against the Oregon Ducks. The Utes defense is elite and should be able to slow down the Ducks. This is the first time the Utes are home underdogs since 2018. Getting the Utes at home at almost 2/1 is amazing.
This is the lowest total since at least 2000 but there is good reason why. These are two of the worst offenses in the Big Ten, maybe even the country. They rank 3rd and 4th to last in passing yards per game only ahead of Navy and Air Force who have elite rushing offenses. This will be a windy day in Iowa which will make the offenses even worse. Expect an unbelievably low final score. Take the under.