Gold Lot Sports Betting Picks NCAA Football Week 8 and NFL Week 7


Brian Torchia - 2021 Overall Record 13-4 (7-2 NCAA, 6-2 NFL)

Oklahoma State @ Iowa State - Iowa St. -7
Saturday, 3:30 PM

Another week, another line that makes absolutely no sense to me.  Here we have the Oklahoma State Cowboys, ranked #8 in the country and yet to lose a game, on the road against a 4-2 Iowa State Cyclones team.  And yet, somehow Iowa State is favored by a touchdown.  I can't wrap my head around it, which I guess in some weird way is why I like it so much.  These bookmakers know what they're doing and I'm going to trust them on this one. 

Now, Oklahoma State did not look spectacular for the majority of last week's game at Texas, securing the win with a great comeback in the fourth quarter.  Not to mention, this could be a prime spot for a letdown performance by the Cowboys after mounting such a big comeback and they face a conference foe on the road.  Put all of these factors together and I'll take my chances on Cyclones -7.

Indianapolis Colts @ San Francisco 49ers - Colts +4.5
Sunday, 8:20 PM

There's some action in the Sunday Night Football game I like if you're looking to combat those Sunday Scaries a little bit.  The Colts head to San Francisco looking to keep their hot streak going.  After starting the season 0-3, they've won 2 of their last 3 games, with the only loss coming against the Baltimore Ravens in overtime.  Running back Jonathan Taylor has been running the ball really well and it looks like this team may have finally figured out their identity.

On the other side, the 49ers are still in quarterback limbo, having to revert back to Jimmy Garoppolo for this game due to an injury to their first-round pick, quarterback Trey Lance.  Garoppolo is coming off an injury himself and has not looked great this season, with talks of Lance overtaking his job sooner rather than later seemingly affecting his play.  Another fun nugget favoring us here - since coach Kyle Shananan took over as coach, underdogs are 20-8-1 against the spread versus the 49ers.  I like the Colts getting the points.

Antonio Wolfe - 2021 Overall Record: 10-12 (7-7 NCAA, 3-5 NFL)

Wake Forest @ Army West Point: Wake -3
Saturday, 12 PM

I think the concern here by the bookmakers is any time a Power 5 team is taking a step down to play a weaker nonconference opponent, especially right in the middle of the conference schedule, the Power 5 team will overlook it.  However, Wake Forest has not been good for long enough to look passed anyone.  I don't see the Demon Deacons looking passed even the weakest of opponents on their schedule.

Also, it is not as if Army is lighting the world on fire.  They are undefeated at home, but they do not have nay real quality wins.  They have also dropped two in a row to Ball State and a floundering Wisconsin squad.  I think the line is being overthought here in a game where an undefeated Wake Forest team should win by double digits even on the road.  

UMass  @ Florida State: Under 60
Saturday, 12 PM

I watched UMass in the season opener against Pitt and their offense is terrible.  Also, this is really just a comparison move for me.  In UMass's matchup against Pitt, the final score was 51-7.  This total would not have hit the Over and the Panther's offense is one of the best in the nation.  The Florida State offense is not.  I don't see FSU putting up 45+ and I don't see UMass scoring double digits.  This is an easy Under for me on paper.

Washington Football Team @ Green Bay Packers: GB -7.5
Sunday, 1 PM

This pick is another numbers game for me.  Since their embarrassing loss to New Orleans in their season opener, the Packers are 5-0 against the spread.  Day, night, home, away, cold, warm, it hasn't mattered.  The Packers are 5-0 against the spread in their last five and that's enough for me.  Especially against one of the worst defenses in the league.