Double Trouble for the Book in Friday's Picks: Memphis & FAU

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Swinging Johnson

Friday, November 3, 2017 1:55 PM GMT

Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 1:55 PM GMT

We have locked onto a pair of bookie killers in tonight's NCAAF action. Let's review the college football odds and get rolling into the weekend with a fistful of cash!

Marshall (6-2 SU, 6-2 ATS) at Florida Atlantic (5-3 SU, 6-2 ATS)

Lane Kiffin has already made his mark on FAU in just his first season with the team. The Owls have ripped off four consecutive victories and have covered the college football odds in six of their last seven. They are scoring in bunches, averaging over 51 points per game during their four-game winning streak. Although Marshall has won the last four meetings between these clubs, FAU has won the ATS battle in three of those four.

But times are changing, and Florida Atlantic is no longer the Conference USA whipping boy. The Owls are far more prolific offensively than the Thundering Herd and should run roughshod over their opponents who lost 41-30 to Florida International last week as 15-point home favorites. The Owls have a potent rushing attack led by Devin Singletary, who is averaging 6.8 yards per carry and has found the end zone 18 times this season. The time is now for the Owls, who should have little trouble trampling a Marshall defense that sustained several injuries last week and looked suspect in the loss to FIU. Lay the lumber and back Florida Atlantic in your college football picks tonight.

Free NCAAF Pick: Florida Atlantic -6½Best Line Offered: 5Dimes

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No. 22 Memphis (7-1 SU, 4-4 ATS) at Tulsa (2-7 SU, 4-5 ATS)

Defense be damned because this is a matchup of two high-powered offenses with porous defenses on both sides. The big difference between the two teams is not can they score but how they score. Tulsa boasts a big rushing attack, averaging over 260 yards per game and ranked 12th in the nation, while Memphis relies on the arm of quarterback Riley Ferguson, who struck for three TD strikes in last week’s 56-26 throttling of Tulane, easily covering the 10½-point impost. The Tigers are currently ranked 10th in the nation in passing, averaging 329 yards per game. That aerial attack should absolutely break the weak secondary of Tulsa and force the Golden Hurricane to switch from a run-heavy offense to a pass-first option. That will not bode well for Tulsa as it simply will not be able to keep pace with this Tigers’ offensive blitzkrieg.

Memphis will also be looking to atone for last season’s 59-30 loss to Tulsa. Although I am not a fan of laying the lumber on the road, rules were made to be broken and we plan on doing just that in tonight’s AAC action.

Free NCAAF Pick: Memphis -11½Best Line Offered: YouWager

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