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College Football Locks Of The Week

Sports betting has been legal in Kentucky for about a month now. Based on my Twitter/X feed, it seems as if a large portion of Big Blue Nation has hopped on the bandwagon and dabbled in it at least a little bit.

I have been one of those people. After a horrendous first week, I bounced back and won a fair share of money in my second week. Now that I've got a better grasp of things, I'm ready to help the people of Kentucky stuff their pockets full of cash. With that, I've put together three bets in college football that I feel extremely confident in heading into week seven.

*If you lose money on these bets, that's on you, champ*

Utah (-13.5) vs California

The Utes have a bad taste in their mouth following a Friday night loss to Oregon State two weeks ago. They have had the bye week to mull over the loss while also getting fresh legs. Meanwhile, California has been in quite a few PAC 12 track meets over the past few weeks. With a fresh Utah defense ready to take the field, this will be no track meet. One of the best defenses in the country will hold the Bears in check while the offense finds some rhythm against a spotty Cal defense.

BYU (+5.5) at TCU

The magic has run out in Fort Worth after a National Championship appearance earlier this calendar year. Sonny Dykes' squad has limped through BIG 12 play with a 1-2 record in the conference. The lone victory came against the doormat of the conference, Houston. The first year in Power-Five football is going pretty well for the Cougars. BYU got a experienced quarterback in Pittsburgh and USC transfer, Kedon Slovis. Slovis has managed the offense very well to this point while they are still looking for a defensive identity. With that, I expect this game to be a close one that I would actually give a slight edge to BYU winning the game straight up. This is exactly why I'm taking the points with the Cougars to the bank.

North Carolina (-3.5) vs Miami (FL)

Holy Toledo, what happened to Miami last week? Whether you want to put it on Shannon Dawson (remember him?) or Mario Cristobal is up to you, but their collapse against Georgia Tech is unlike anything I have seen. Unfortunately for the Hurricanes, things do not get easier as they travel to Chapel Hill to face #12 North Carolina. Drake Maye is arguably the best quarterback in college football at the moment. The Heisman hopeful could have the Tar Heels squarely in the playoff conversation with how they have played up to this point. Given the talent of their offense and how pumped the crowd should be given the program on the other side, I see Mack Brown's squad comfortably covering the 3.5 point spread.

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*Spreads courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook and Casino. I am also not a financial advisor.


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