B/R College Football 2021 Betting Locks with Adam Kramer: Week 6 | News, Scores, Highlights, Stats, and Rumors | Bleacher Report

    The gods of college football have once again blessed us with a list of games to be thankful for.

    Yes, any game is worth celebrating. but the Week 6 lineup, headlined by a matchup between teams ranked in the top five of the Associated Press Poll, has a chance to be as good as (or better than) Week 5.

    Reading: College football lock of the week 6

    hopefully that’s also the case when it comes to bans of the week – our weekly dose of anti-spread picks. the picks, well, they weren’t good, and as a result, the record is 23-24-2.

    We had our chances, but we blew them. and we certainly had some bad reviews along the way. As a good trainer, I have already passed my next opponent.

    week 6.

    the winners are coming. I can feel it. oh, and I love this card.

    Before we get to the picks, here’s what went right and wrong in week 5.

    the good: oregon at stanford (+8): I mentioned in the column that I thought stanford could drive an upset, and he did. oh, and the officials certainly helped too. If only I had more games like this.

    the bad: michigan in wisconsin (-2.5): disgust. That’s all I need to say. While I could have picked a handful of losses, this was by far the worst. I thought the badgers would bounce back and they crashed like my bank account last week.

    time to warm up. this is what I like in week 6.

    connecticut (-3.5) in massachusetts

    how do you get back to normal? well, you invest in the worst football game on the board. and that probably doesn’t quite capture how these two teams have played.

    uconn is 0-6. umass is 0-5.

    uconn is ranked no. 125 scoring offense. umass is ranked no. 128.

    With all that acknowledged, congratulations to the Huskies. their head coach has retired, the staff will be replaced, and jokes about the team’s lack of success are regurgitated daily.

    However, each week the team seems to get better.

    uconn just covered a 14.5 point margin against vanderbilt. in fact, the huskies should have won. They have now covered the spread in the last three contests, and I think they do better.

    umass has scored 10 points in the last 120 minutes, which is not ideal. so with a little boost and the right opponent, uconn gets the first win from him.

    To watch this game, you probably need money. that simple.

    penn state in iowa (-1.5)

    call me home run. move along. I’ve heard worse.

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    for a bit of context, i attended iowa. But those who have read this column before this year know that I am not afraid to choose for or against Hawkeyes.

    to tell you the truth i didn’t love iowa vs. maryland. But then the Hawkeyes defense forced about 879 turnovers and he hit the road.

    this is a spectacular step in the competition. penn state is a good team with a good defense and one of my favorite position players in the country. jahan dotson is a star.

    But I love what I’ve seen from Iowa, and the theme of the rotation that has been maintained throughout the season doesn’t seem like a fluke. Kirk Ferentz’s defense has forced two more turnovers than all but one program (Hawai’i, who has played one more game), and I hope that’s a factor.

    also, tyler goodson. it’s your time.

    look for iowa’s star racer to put on a show in his biggest spotlight to date.

    iowa 20, penn state 14.

    Oregon state in Washington state (+3.5)

    this hurts me.

    I love the growth of the state of oregon in recent years. The offense has found an identity seemingly overnight, and USC’s blowout a couple of weeks ago shows just how far this team has come.

    but this is a business. love, as I mentioned before, has no place in gambling. And as the masses rally to endorse the state of Oregon as an underdog, I’m heading in the other direction.

    The Cougars are coming off a solid road win against Cal, and they’ll be home to play in a venue that has produced a lot of weird results. this fits the profile in many ways.

    wazzu has certainly had its problems. But when one of the young season’s darlings is in the shadow of a field goal, I know where I’m going.

    Washington state pulls off a mild surprise at home.

    standford in the state of arizona (-12.5)

    I bet on these two teams last weekend. one was included in the locks, as mentioned. the other was a late addition on Saturday night.

    to many, this line may seem jarring. stanford, after all, just changed the no. they are the third team in the country, they have played well in recent weeks and have a bit of momentum.

    to me though, asu seems to be making leaps and bounds. Jayden Daniels’ full skill set was on display last week against UCLA, and he should only continue to improve. and somewhat quietly, the sun devils defense has played quite well. even in a loss to byu, he held up well.

    another aspect of this game? emotion. A win over Oregon at home comes with its own special hangover, and Arizona State should benefit greatly from that.

    While we bury the pac-12 playoff chances, and somehow understandably so, don’t sleep on this team.

    arizona state 41, stanford 24.

    See also: College football Power Rankings after Week 2

    michigan in nebraska (+3.5)

    get ready.

    I’m about to say something shocking and I don’t want you to be alarmed.

    ready? here goes.

    nebraska might not be bad.

    I already said it.

    we’ve come a long way since week 0. the cornhuskers fell embarrassingly in illinois, and it was thought to be a lost season. Along the way, however, there have been good results.

    scoring defense ranks no. 13 in the country. the rushing offense is no. 14. Although the narrative surrounding Scott Frost has been largely negative, progress is evident.

    so here we are. The nation’s number 9 team is putting up little more than a field goal on the road against a team that lost to Illinois. and I find it reasonable.

    nebraska keeps it close, ugly and within the spread.

    other games on the card

    michigan state at rutgers (+5.5): oh this line feels weird. The Scarlet Knights just lost by 6,000 points to Ohio State, and the Spartans are undefeated. don’t fall into the trap.

    Notre Dame at Virginia Tech (+1): I just don’t trust the fighting Irish, and Blacksburg is a less than ideal place to play a week after a loss to Cincinnati . the hokies go unnoticed, although that will change.

    tcu at texas tech (61.5+): losing texas-tcu over the past week hurt, though don’t mistake it for a revenge gamble. I like these two offenses and I don’t trust the defenses. that’s a solid top position.

    houston at tulane (+6): the green wave is a much better team than their record shows, which is corny and cliche, but I say it anyway. playing at oklahoma and ole miss was certainly not ideal. this will be a much better effort.

    west virginia (+3) at baylor: It’s been a weird year for the mountaineers, though lost on their losses is a good defense that should make things difficult for the bears. after a rough couple of weeks, wvu gets some much-needed recovery.

    utsa at western kentucky (-3.5): an undefeated team scoring points against a team with only one win? As an opposing player, I know where I’m going.

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    See also: 2022 Football Schedule – Washington State University Athletics

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