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Bowl Mania Picks (Part 2)

2020 SEASON RECORD: 79-56-1 (58.1%)

2020 Bowl Record: 4-2

TGIS continues to stay at around 60% after a good Bowl Week start… HERE ARE THE REST OF THE BOWL PICKS

Bowl Game Picks (All Times CST)

December 25th

Buffalo (-6.5) vs. Marshall – 1:30pm

I’ll never forget about Marshall getting beat 20-0 against Rice… take Buffalo 

December 26th

Louisiana Lafayette vs. UTSA (+14) – 2:30pm

Reminder: UTSA’s game against BYU was single digits… take the points.

Georgia State (-3.5) vs. Western Kentucky – 2:30pm

The Panthers are the much better team than a Western Kentucky that struggles against better teams. Take Georgia State.

Coastal Carolina vs. Liberty (+7) – 6:30pm

Liberty is a good football team that just might win. Coastal Carolina struggled against an average Troy team and I don’t think they finish undefeated, take the points and sprinkle the moneyline.

December 29th

#18 Miami (+3.5) vs #21 Oklahoma State – 4:30pm

I’ve learned this year I can’t trust Spencer Sanders. On the other hand, D’Eriq King will have a great game and give the Pokes Defense something they haven’t seen. Miami wins by a TD.

#20 Texas (-10) vs. Colorado – 8:00pm

Sure Texas has had players opt out… but I’m not buying the Buffs are as good as their record says they are. Texas in a blowout.

December 30th

Wake Forest (+9) vs. Wisconsin – 8:00pm

Wisconsin’s offense has gone flat scoring just over 9 points per game over the last four games. Take the points and take the win.

Oklahoma vs. Florida (+7) – 8:00pm

Kyle Trask is going out with a bang. The Sooner defense has not seen an offense like Florida’s which I fully expect to score at least 50. The Florida Defense gets enough stops to win.

December 31st

#24 Tulsa vs. Mississippi State (+2.5) – 8:00pm

Expect a low scoring slug fest. Both defenses are great but the Bulldogs have just a little bit more offense to win or at least cover. 

Ball State vs. San Jose State (-7.5) – 8:00pm

San Jose State is undefeated and will look to finish that way behind the leadership of QB Nick Starkel. Ball State has been messing around in the MAC and will lose by double digits to San Jose State.

West Virginia vs. Army (+9) – 8:00pm

Army was begging for a game and they will come out to play. Army plays slow so nine points is way too many. Also sprinkle the moneyline.

January 1st

#8 Cincinnati vs. #9 Georgia (-7) – 11:00am

The Bulldogs are playing some of their best football with JT Daniels. I don’t think the Bearcats will be able to score enough to keep up. Especially considering how poorly the AAC has done this bowl season.

Auburn (+3.5) vs. #14 Northwestern – Noon

Sure the coaching staff is a mess. But Northwestern won’t be able to move the ball on Auburn. Auburn will muster a few scores for the win.

#1 Alabama (-19) vs. #4 Notre Dame – 3:00pm

Bama is just too good for Notre Dames defense to stop them and Ian Book won’t be able to put up enough points to keep up. Bama by 30.

#2 Clemson (-7.5) vs. #3 Ohio State – 7:00pm

To beat Ohio State you have to be able to throw against their poor secondary. Well… Trevor Lawrence is going to have a field day. Clemson BIG.

January 2nd

#23 NC State (+2.5) vs. Kentucky – 11:00am

Kentucky had a disappointing year including only a 3 point win over Vanderbilt. NC State has been battle tested in close games. Take the points in this close matchup.

Ole Miss (+8.5) vs. #11 Indiana – 11:30pm

Don’t forget Indiana is on their backup QB. Meaning I can’t see them scoring enough points to keep up with  Lane Kiffin’s offense. Ole Miss not only covers… but wins also.

#25 Oregon (+4.5) vs. #10 Iowa State – 3:00pm

Iowa State will struggle to move the ball against a tough Oregon defense. Expect a close defensive battle… so take the points.

#5 Texas A&M (-7.5) vs. #13 North Carolina – 7:00pm

North Carolina has had too many players opt out. Texas A&M is also looking to prove something after being left out of the playoffs. Texas A&M in a blowout.

BOWL MANIA PICKS (Part 1)

2020 SEASON RECORD: 79-56-1 (58.1%)

We flirted with over60%, but a rough Week 15 put us just under. Anyways… HERE ARE THIS WEEK’S BOWL PICKS:

Bowl Game Picks (All Times CST)

Appalachian State (-19) vs. North Texas – Monday 1:30pm

North Texas defense is awful. Appalachian State will score at will and 19 points really isn’t that much. App State covers.

Tulane (-3.5) vs. Nevada – Tuesday 6:00pm

Tulane is a good AAC team that went down to the wire with Tulsa. I don’t really trust Nevada after many close games against average Moutain West teams… Tulane wins by a touchdown.

#16 BYU (-4) vs. UCF – Tuesday 6:00pm

UCF has given up an average of 41 points the past week to South Florida and Cincinnati. BYU and Zach Wilson will run it up on UCF.

Georgia Southern (-4) vs. Louisiana Tech– Wednesday 2:00pm

Trust the triple option during Bowl week. Louisiana Tech won’t have much practice time to learn to stop it… Georgia Southern runs it all over Louisiana Tech.

Memphis vs FAU (+10.5)– Wednesday 6:00pm

This isn’t last year’s Memphis and this is too many points. FAU covers.

Houston vs. Hawaii (+13) – Thursday 2:30pm

Way too many points for a 3-4 Houston team… might even sprinkle on the moneyline for Hawaii.

Week 15 College Football Preview

2020 SEASON RECORD: 77-51-0 (60.2%)

WE ARE OVER 60%!!! Easily one of the highest percentages in College Football Nation. The Mac Jones of pick’em this year… SO HERE ARE THIS WEEK’S PICKS:

Week 15 Games of the Week (All Times CST)

#3 Clemson vs. #2 Notre Dame (+10.5) – Saturday 7:00pm

Notre Dame proved they could play with Clemson the first time, they definitely can do it again. Too much is being made out of Trevor Lawrence not playing when DJU played very well. Overall, I think Clemson wins because of injured players coming back on defense… but it will be close.

Pick: Clemson 30-24

#1 Alabama (-17) vs. #7 Florida – Saturday 7:00pm

Why would I stop trusting Alabama? Especially after they keep beating teams by 30 and Fraudulent Florida poked their head out last week. Bama huge and Devonta Smith for Heisman.

Pick: Alabama 51-24

Top Picks of the Week

Oregon (+3) at #13 USC – Friday 7:00pm

Oregon backs their way into this game and I’m taking the points. USC plays all teams close, including a bad Arizona team.

#14 Northwestern vs #4 Ohio State (-19) – Saturday 11:00am

19 points isn’t enough. To compete with Ohio State you have to throw the football… Northwestern can’t do that. Ohio State big.

#10 Oklahoma vs #6 Iowa State (+6) – Saturday 11:00am

Iowa State beat the same Oklahoma team once… why would I not think they could keep it close again?

Missouri (-1.5) at Mississippi State– Saturday 2:30pm

People need to stop pretending the 2-7 Mississippi State football team is good… they’re not. Missouri wins.

Ole Miss (-1) at LSU – Saturday 2:30pm

Do not be fooled by LSU… they are still not good offensively. No way LSU will be able to keep up with Ole Miss’s offense.

Tulsa (+14.5) at #9 Cincinnati – Saturday 7:00pm

This will be a low scoring slugfest. So of course I’m taking Tulsa and the points. Maybe even a little moneyline sprinkle.

WEEK 14 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREVIEW

2020 SEASON RECORD: 74-50-0 (59.7%)

Another great week and we are almost to 60%.. It is a smaller slate this week…. SO HERE ARE THIS WEEK’S PICKS:

Week 14 Game of the Week (All Times CST)

Army (-7.5) vs. Navy – Saturday 11:00am

This rivalry could go either way… but we are trusting Army.

Pick: Army 24-13

Top Picks of the Week

#1 Alabama (-32) at Arkansas – Saturday 11:00am

Alabama continues its dominance. 32 points is not enough.

LSU at #6 Florida (-22.5) – Saturday 6:00pm

Florida is going to put it on. Not as bas as Alabama, but close.

#22 Oklahoma State (-5) at Baylor – Saturday 6:00pm

Texas A&M struggled last week against a LSU team that stinks. Auburn can keep it close.

Week 13 College Football Preview

2020 SEASON RECORD: 67-47-0 (58.8%)

The hot 2020 season continues as we moved to almost 59% after a 5-2 week. Coming down the stretch… HERE ARE THIS WEEK’S PICKS:

Week 13 Game of the Week (All Times CST)

#13 BYU at #18 Coastal Carolina (+10) – Saturday 4:30pm

BYU finally has a real challenger. I think undefeated Coastal Carolina can keep it close, but in the end this BYU team is to powerful offensively. BYU by single digits.

Pick: BYU 34-27

Top Picks of the Week

#4 Ohio State (-23.5) at Michigan State – Saturday 11:00am

To keep a game against Ohio State close you need to be able to throw the ball… Michigan State cannot do that.

#15 Oklahoma State at TCU UNDER 51.5 – Saturday 11:00am

Both Oklahoma State and TCU are better defensively this year… the under is hitting.

#5 Texas A&M at Auburn (+7) – Saturday 11:00am

Texas A&M struggled last week against a LSU team that stinks. Auburn can keep it close.

Arkansas (+3) at Missouri– Saturday 11:00am

Arkansas is the better team… Arkansas wins.

Syracuse (+33.5) at #2 Notre Dame – Saturday 1:30pm

Too many points against a Notre Dame team I don’t totally trust.

#12 Indiana at #16 Wisconsin OVER 45 – Saturday 2:30pm

I hate myself for this… but I still believe in Wisconsin QB Graham Mertz. OVER HITS.

#3 Clemson (-21.5) at Virginia Tech – Saturday 6:30pm

Clemson is starting to get healthy on the defensive end… this line is disrespectful with Clemson blowing them out.

#1 Alabama (-28.5) at LSU – Saturday 7:00pm

ALBAMA DEATH KILLING MACHINE. REVENGE GAME. Don’t overthink it… Tide by 35.

Washington State (+13) at #20 USC – Sunday 6:30pm

I’m supposed to trust this USC team to cover 13 points?

Week 12 College Football Preview

2020 SEASON RECORD: 62-45-0 (57.9%)

EXTRA EARLY THANKSGIVING TGIS PICKS!! Last week we went 4-5 and had the first week in awhile where we were under 50%… not this week though. HERE ARE THIS WEEK’S PICKS:

Week 12 Game of the Week (All Times CST)

#22 Auburn at #1 Alabama (-24.5) – Saturday 2:30pm

Alabama is on a revenge tour and the team squarely in the cross-hairs after last year is Auburn. It doesn’t matter Saban isn’t there, this Alabama team will be ready to play. And also… YOU CAN’T TRUST BO NIX!

Pick: Alabama 52-21

Top Picks of the Week

#13 Iowa State (+1.5) at #17 Texas– Friday 11:00am

Wrong team is favored. Iowa State is coming off a blow out win and is looking like one of the top teams in the Big 12. Meanwhile, some people are getting fooled from Texas’s close wins against West Virginia and Oklahoma State. Iowa State wins this game.

#2 Notre Dame (-4.5) at #19 North Carolina – Friday 2:30pm

I don’t know why… but Vegas keeps thinking North Carolina is good. They’re not. Notre Dame by a touchdown or more.

Kentucky at #6 Florida OVER 61 – Saturday 11:00am

Alabama put 63 on Kentucky last week. Florida should be able to score plenty also. Florida overs keep cashing.

Texas Tech (+11) at #23 Oklahoma State – Saturday 11:00am

Oklahoma State was exposed last week against Oklahoma. Meanwhile Texas Tech plays most of the Big 12 teams tough… take Red Raiders and the points.

Louisville at Boston College (-1) – Saturday 3:00pm

Boston College is a solid ACC team. Louisville is not. The line makes no sense so be weary on late breaking news.

LSU at #5 Texas A&M OVER 63.5 – Saturday 6:00pm

Texas A&M has averaged 45 points the past two weeks. LSU will keep it close and put up points also. This matchup screams shootout over.

WEEK 11 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREVIEW

2020 SEASON RECORD: 58-41-0 (58.6%)

TGIS’s HOT STREAK CONTINUES!! Last week went 7-3 and we are almost to 60%!! Continue to bet with TGIS and you win money. HERE ARE THIS WEEK’S PICKS:

Week 11 Game of the Week (All Times CST)

#9 Indiana (+21) at #3 Ohio State – Saturday 11:00am

Ohio State beat Penn State by 13 points and Rutgers by 22 points. Indiana has proven to probably be the second or third best team in the Big Ten… and I get 21 points against an unproven Ohio State? Indiana keeps this a game until the Fourth Quarter.

Pick: Ohio State 38-21

Top Picks of the Week

#6 Florida (-31.5) at Vanderbilt– Saturday 11:00am

Vanderbilt is the doormat of the SEC and 31 points is not enough against an explosive Florida offense. Florida beats them by 40 points.

Kansas State (+12) at #17 Iowa State – Saturday 3:00pm

Iowa State doesn’t blow teams out… so giving a resilient Wildcats team double digits is not even fair. Kansas State covers and sprinkle some on the moneyline for a potential win.

Kentucky at #1 Alabama (-31) – Saturday 3:00pm

Alabama will continually destroy teams for the rest of the year… just keep betting Bama.

#10 Wisconsin (-6.5) at #19 Northwestern OVER 43.5– Saturday 3:30pm

This isn’t your Father’s Wisconsin team. Graham Mertz puts up points where Wisconsin could get 43.5 by themselves. Take Wisconsin and the Over.

Missouri (-5.5) at South Carolina– Saturday 6:30pm

South Carolina had just about everyone opt out when their coach was fired. This is a defeated team who will get crushed on Saturday. Mizzou by double digits.

Mississippi State (+25.5) at #13 Georgia – Saturday 6:30pm

Sure Mississippi State has less than 53 players on Saturday. But the way Georgia’s offense looks right now I don’t trust the line. Even with JT Daniels starting on Saturday.

#14 Oklahoma State at #18 Oklahoma OVER 59 – Saturday 6:30pm

Oklahoma home “Overs” always hit. No matter how improved Oklahoma State defense looked to improve… there will be points in Bedlam. Expect a high scoring close game.

Week 10 College Football Preview

2020 SEASON RECORD: 51-38-0 (57.3%)

TGIS IS HOT!! Last week went 8-3 and currently nailing 57% of TGIS’s season picks. If you bet with TGIS you are winning money in 2020. HERE ARE THIS WEEK’S PICKS:

Week 10 Game of the Week (All Times CST)

#2 Notre Dame at Boston College (+13.5) – Saturday 2:30pm

Game Preview: Kind of a lackluster set of games with most SEC games getting postponed. BUT LOOK OUT FOR THIS ONE.

“Tyler, Notre Dame just beat Clemson, why would this game against Boston College be close?” SIT DOWN AND LISTEN RANDOM PERSON. Everything is actually pointing to Boston College making this a game. We have Boston College QB Phil Jurkovec starting against his former team (Revenge Game). We have Notre Dame a week after their biggest win this century (Let Down Game). We have The “Red Bandanna Game” for Boston College where they honor Welles Crowther (BC alumni) who selflessly saved lives on 9/11 before losing his own. Boston College is wearing special jerseys for this (Motivation Game). So in total the Revenge, Let Down, and Motivation Game all point in Boston College’s favor. Boston College moneyline.

Pick: Boston College 24-20

Top Picks of the Week

#10 Indiana (-7) at Michigan State– Saturday 11:00am

This is the same Michigan State that lost to Iowa by 42… Indiana by double digits.

#9 Miami (+2) at Virginia Tech – Saturday 11:00am

This seems like a trap after the Hokies lost to Liberty. But we are taking the trap and trusting D’Eriq King. Miami wins.

Illinois (+7) at Rutgers – Saturday 12:00pm

I don’t trust Rutgers as a touchdown favorite over anyone. Don’t worry about Illinois, they return a ton of players from COVID this weekend.

#11 Oregon (-10) at Washington State – Saturday 6:00pm

No idea why Oregon hasn’t been favored by more the past two weeks. But we will take advantage. Oregon wins big.

Arkansas (+17.5) at #6 Florida OVER 60.5– Saturday 6:00pm

Florida has scored at least 38 points every game this year. Which means all Arkansas has to do is score at least 23 points. Arkansas is a tough football team that will keep this close also.

#13 Wisconsin (-3) at Michigan – Saturday 6:30pm

Have you seen Michigan play? I don’t care who is starting for Wisconsin.

#19 SMU (+3) at Tulsa – Saturday 6:30pm

Classic wrong team favored scenario. SMU wins this.

Temple at UCF (Under 76.5) – Saturday 6:30pm

Temple hasn’t hit over a 76 total all year. Additionally they haven’t scored more than 29 points in the last 3 weeks. The total is way too high.

Week 9 College Football Preview

2020 SEASON RECORD: 43-35-0 (55.1%)

TGIS had a big week finishing 7-4 and getting back to over 55%… HERE ARE THIS WEEK’S PICKS:

Week 9 Game of the Week (All Times CST)

#11 Florida (+4.5) vs #5 Georgia – Saturday 6:30pm

Game Preview: Georgia is in a bit of a mess right now. Their defense has suffered injuries to key players including Richard LeCounte and Jordan Davis. Meanwhile their offense has looked sluggish putting up just 14 points against Kentucky. Florida finds a way to execute offensively and wins this game (as well as the SEC East).

Pick: Florida 31-27

#1 Clemson (-5) at #4 Notre Dame – Saturday 6:30pm

Game Preview: Clemson isn’t the untouchable team we thought they were… but they’re better than Notre Dame. DJ Uiagalelei did well in his first start and I expect the same even against a tough Notre Dame defense. Clemson outscores the Ian Book led Notre Dame offense and the better team wins.

Pick: Clemson 31-21

Top Picks of the Week

#9 BYU at #21 Boise State (OVER 61.5) – Friday 8:45pm

BYU’s point totals over the last three games: 43, 52, 41. Boise State’s last two: 42 and 49… These teams can score. Take the over in this shootout (Don’t worry I checked the weather, not a factor).

USC at Arizona State (+11) (UNDER 58.5) – Saturday 11:00am

This game kicks off at 9am local time… it will be a low scoring sloppy game as neither team will be awake. Additionally, both teams return major experience on the defensive side of the ball, 18 total starters combined. Expect the offense not to execute this early in the morning and the game to be close.

West Virginia (+7) at #22 Texas – Saturday 1:00pm

Texas shouldn’t be a touchdown favorite over anybody, let alone a West Virginia team that just crushed Kansas State 37-10. This might even be worth a moneyline sprinkle.

Vanderbilt (+19.5) at Mississippi State – Saturday 3:00pm

Yes, Vanderbilt is not a good football team. But neither is Mississippi State. In the Bulldogs’ last three football games their offense has scored a grand total of 7 points… how are they going to cover a 19.5 point spread? Vanderbilt with the cover.

Arizona (+14) at Utah – Saturday 3:30pm

Utah is not the same team from last year after losing nine defensive starters and almost all of their impact offensive players. Arizona on the other hand is more experienced and should be able to cover the spread.

Texas Tech (+9) at TCU – Saturday 3:30pm

TCU’s biggest victory all year was by ten points against Baylor. Texas Tech will be able to keep it closer than that.

Stanford at #12 Oregon (-8) – Saturday 6:30pm

Stanford was not a good football team last year and now I’m supposed to trust them keeping it within 8 points against the Pac-12 Favorite Oregon Ducks who return a ton of talent? No way Jose. Oregon by double digits.

Tennessee at Arkansas (Under 52.5) – Saturday 7:00pm

I’m going to continue to trust Feleipe Franks and Arkansas defense unders… especially when they are playing Tennessee who hasn’t score over 21 points in the last three weeks. Take the Under.

Washington State at Oregon State (-1.5) – Saturday 9:30pm

Two things: I really like Oregon State and I don’t trust Washington State transitioning to a new coach in 2020. Pac-12 after dark is back with an easy Oregon State win.

Week 8 College Football Preview

2020 SEASON RECORD: 36-31-0 (53.7%)

TGIS is hovering right around 53%… below our standards. HERE IS THIS WEEK’S PICKS:

Week 8 Game of the Week (All Times CST)

#11 Ohio State (-11) at #18 Penn State – Saturday 6:30pm

Game Preview: The line keeps going down and I’m not sure why. Ohio State is the better team with the more dominant quarterback. I am not a Sean Clifford believer and don’t think he keeps this within two touchdowns.

Pick: Ohio State 38-20

Top Picks of the Week

#5 Georgia (-15) at Kentucky – Saturday 11:00am

Kentucky will be lucky to get double digit points. The Kentucky offense has been awful and now face a dominant Georgia defense. Georgia covers with ease.

UCF at Houston (UNDER 83) – Saturday 1:00pm

83 is a ridiculous number. Houston hasn’t had a game hit this total all year… Principle take the under on a 80 point total.

#17 Indiana (-13) at Rutgers – Saturday 2:30pm

Congratulations to Rutgers getting a win… but Rutgers is still Rutgers. Indiana in a blowout.

#4 Notre Dame (-21) at Georgia Tech (UNDER 58.5)– Saturday 2:30pm

Georgia is a young, inexperienced football team. Meanwhile Notre Dame found a grove last week against Pittsburgh. Notre Dame’s defense also leads the way so take the under as well.

Ole Miss (-15) at Vanderbilt – Saturday 3:00pm

Vanderbilt has been blown out by 34 points the past two weeks… 15 points is nothing.

Texas at #6 Oklahoma State (-3.5) – Saturday 3:00pm

I don’t trust Texas as things are falling apart. Meanwhile Okahoma State is the best team in the Big 12. Oklahoma State by more than a TD.

Mississippi State at #2 Alabama (-31) – Saturday 6:00pm

Mississippi State is going backwards. The Bulldogs have lost 4 players this week to opt out/transfers. Bama in a blowout.

Arkansas at #8 Texas A&M (Under 54.5) – Saturday 6:30pm

Feleipe Franks and Arkansas defense unders have been cashing… let’s keep it going with a game against mistake-prone Kellen Mond.

Missouri at #10 Florida (-13) – Saturday 6:30pm

Yes Missouri beat LSU. Fluke. Florida blows out Missouri behind Kyle Trask and the explosive Florida offense.