College Football Betting Expert Picks Three O/U High Scoring Picks For Week 7

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Saturday, October 15, 2016 3:36 PM GMT

Expert capper Mark Lathrop picked out three games here that should end up in the 70's. Let's take a look at 3 totals picks as you fill out your Saturday College Football card of winners.

 

North Carolina State vs Clemson

This line has steadily gone up since opening at 60 earlier in the week, as many bettors have memories of last year’s game at North Carolina State that ended in a 56-41 win for Clemson. Clemson has found their offense in recent weeks, scoring more 42 points against Louisville and 56 points on Boston College on the road. Both of those games have gone over the listed total, and the game at Boston College had a total of 43 listed and covered by 33 points.

For the Wolfpack, they were a perfect 4-0 for Over bettors coming into last week’s game against Notre Dame. They won that game 10-3 in hurricane conditions, literally, as the field was flooded on the 25-yard line by the game’s end. I think we can throw out that result without much fanfare, which would make North Carolina State’s average offensive output just around 40 points. They won’t score that against Clemson, well, I guess they did score 41 last year. Take over 62 points in this game as both offenses should click.

Free College Football Pick: Over 62 

Best Line Offered: at Bovada

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West Virginia vs Texas Tech

Whenever I see a total that starts with an “8” I take the under. No exceptions. West Virginia has had pretty good defensive results so far this year and will be coming off of a bye week. They’ve been sitting at home watching tape of Texas Tech all week. The most impressive win for them was their 35-32 result against underrated BYU.

The series between these two teams has gone well under the listed total the last two years, including a 31-26 West Virginia win last year that had a posted total of 80.5. The Red Raiders QB, Patrick Mahomes II is a little banged up, and all it will take is a few blown drives for this game to go under. I don’t trust Texas Tech to put up 40 points against West Virginia with a dinged up QB. Take Under 85 in this game at BookMaker and also look at Under 42.5 in the 1st half.

Free College Football Pick: Under 85 

Best Line Offered: at BookMaker

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Kansas vs Baylor

Unlike the Texas Tech game above, I see this as a reasonable line for a pretty powerful offense in Baylor. What helps is that Baylor is their 1-4 O/U result in 2016, as they have disappointed offensive minded Over bettors. The Kansas Jayhawks are in the same boat, going 1-4 O/U so far this season while averaging just 13 points on offense on the road. I believe both of these trends have suppressed the O/U line posted for this game.

So, can this game go over the listed total with Kansas looking to put up only 13 points? Absolutely. One only has to look at the 66-7 and 60-14 wins of the last two years by Baylor to see that the total of 67 posted in this game is a bargain. Baylor hasn’t put up 60 points yet this year, but coming off of a bye at home I like their chances. The Bears having some defensive injuries and suspensions helps the cause as well. Take Over 67 in this game as one of your Saturday College Football Picks.

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2016 College Football Record: 17-19-2, -4.00 Units

Free College Football Pick: Over 67 

Best Line Offered: Bovada

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