VSiN’s faculty soccer professional presents up his betting angles for some featured video games on the vacation weekend slate.
Mississippi at Mississippi State (-1.5, 63.5)
I can not let you know how excited I’m about this recreation being on Thanksgiving. Whereas this actual property is generally reserved for the NFL, the Egg Bowl is ideal on this spot. When it comes to the precise recreation, that is fascinating.
Ole Miss, having simply gained its ninth recreation of the 12 months, is a small ’canine at Mississippi State. The Bulldogs know this sort of recreation nicely. Whereas they’ve misplaced 4 occasions, they’ve coated the unfold within the final 4 and performed very well towards high quality groups. Exterior of a blowout loss towards Alabama, Mike Leach’s crew has been robust. And as teaching searches across the nation take a gander at Lane Kiffin, I actually lean towards Mississippi State and QB Will Rogers on this spot.
Ohio State (-8.5, 64.5) at Michigan
Probably the greatest rivalries in all of sports activities is drenched in intrigue. CJ Stroud was very good final Saturday, and his progress over the previous month has been evident. Up to now two weeks, Ryan Day’s crew has scored 115 factors on Purdue and Michigan State. Frankly, it might have been extra. (Ohio State clearly coated in each of these video games).
Taking part in towards Michigan in Ann Arbor ought to, nonetheless, current a little bit of a special problem. The Wolverines have been very good to backers this 12 months, and the protection has executed the heavy lifting. Can it do sufficient to decelerate an offense that appears unstoppable? Can Jim Harbaugh lastly conquer his biggest demon? Tall order this week.
Oklahoma at Oklahoma State (-4, 50.5)
Initially, I really like Bedlam. It may be probably the most underappreciated rivalry in faculty soccer. Second, this feels a bit of unusual. Oklahoma State doesn’t usually assume the function of favourite on this matchup, though it feels lots applicable. The Pokes simply delivered a 23-0 shutout as a 10-point favourite over Texas Tech, and so they now have the nation’s second-ranked scoring protection (tied with mighty A&M). OK State has additionally not misplaced a recreation towards the unfold since Sept. 11, which is wild.
Oklahoma, in the meantime, is coming off a 28-21 win (and canopy) over Iowa State. The Sooners have been up and down, particularly at quarterback. They’re additionally 1-4 ATS on the street this 12 months, which isn’t an excellent signal heading into this one.
Oregon State at Oregon (-7, 61.5)
Discuss a distinction in experiences and feelings for soccer groups. On one aspect, there may be Oregon. The Geese have been completely clobbered by Utah as a brief underdog, thus placing an finish to their playoff hopes. Oregon State, nonetheless, delivered a suffocating win over Arizona State. Each groups can nonetheless win the Pac-12 North, though Oregon’s path is cleaner. Win and so they’re in.
I can’t say I’ve liked what I’ve seen from the Geese of late, even once they’ve coated. And Oregon State, whereas vigorous, has additionally been a tad inconsistent. My problem on this recreation for the Beavers is offense; if they’ll ship sufficient of it, they’ve an opportunity. However enjoying at dwelling, I are likely to lean Oregon.