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Best Bets for Week 7

Bret Bielema

The FootballScoop staff is on fire... in terms of picking upsets. As far as best bets? We went 1-for-3 again, as Scott had Baylor -14.5 over Texas, but Zach whiffed on East Carolina as a 40-point favorite over SMU and Doug saw his favorite Wisconsin lose outright to Northwestern.

Better times wait ahead, of course.

Scott:  over 

buffalo.120
eastern-michigan.120

I love Buffalo to beat Eastern Michigan by more than 14. Buffalo has an offense. Eastern Michigan, well, I’m not so sure they have that side of the ball figured out yet (Eastern Michigan is 126th in scoring offense). Buffalo has scored 35 or more in every game this season with the exception of their game against Baylor. Count on 35+ in this one. Eastern, on the other hand, hasn’t scored more than 14 against an FBS opponent. Oh, and on the defensive side of the ball, well Eastern is 127th in scoring defense. Put it all on Buffalo laying the 14. All of it.

Doug:  over 

alabama.120
arkansas.120

The last time Alabama lost back to back games was 2007...Nick Saban's first year in Tuscaloosa. The other aspect that I really like about this match up is that Arkansas' big, physical offensive line isn't going to surprise the front seven of the Tide, they see the ground and pound attack everyday in practice so they'll be prepared to go blow for blow, and come out and cover the nine-point spread.

Zach:  over 

louisville.120
clemson.120

My strategy of picking heavy favorites to roll has gone bust, so now I'm going the other way and taking Louisville to stay within 9.5 points of Clemson on the road.

This season: Scott (2-4), Doug (2-4), Zach (3-3)