The College Football Notebook

November 20, 2009 5:47 PM

If I Had A Dime In Vegas...

If I were in the betting capital of the world, and had the means and the legal standing to place a bet, here's a few that jump out at me on Saturday's card. All numbers are drawn from

*UConn (+6) over Notre Dame: Lean to the Huskies as an outright winner, but regardless, Notre Dame generally plays close games and it comes down to a field goal other way. Not a huge play, but decent one.

*Wyoming (+31) over TCU: The Cowboys hung around with Texas on their homefield and catch TCU on a post-Utah letdown.

*North Carolina (+145) over Boston College: Note that the number here is the moneyline, not the pointspread. Carolina's a 3.5 point dog, but I'm confident enough in them winning outright to junk the

points and bet the straight-up win getting odds.

*LSU (+4.5) over Ole Miss: It's in Oxford, but have you seen anything in the Rebels that would make you spot more than a field goal to a team they'd lose to on a neutral site?

*Michigan State (+3) over Penn State: Similar to UConn/Notre Dame, this is more a lean than a real strong play. But I like the Spartans and if I had cash, I'd put a small amount down on them.

*Michigan State/Penn State (Over 47.5) : This one I believe in stronger. These teams are going to put points on the board.

*Oklahoma/Texas Tech (Over 53): Landry Jones is coming around and Texas Tech can score with anyone.

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