BITS gave you some Regular Season Wins to start off your betting. Now its time to get to Week 1, as BITS looks for a 2nd consecutive winning season.
One thing we will stress here is to make sure you use a book that allows to buy points. If your book does not allow you to buy at least a point, if not 2 or 3, then find a new one. There are plenty of books out there, and the value in buying pts can’t be stressed enough. Its definitely worth an extra 20% juice sometimes to get key lines moved a few pts. Think of it this way. Lets say you bet $100 a game on 10 games and go 5-5. Without buying pts you would lose $50 on the juice here total. Now if you buy pts on 5 games, and still go 5-5, you lose $150 instead of $50, by having to lay -130 instead of -110. But if you can turn just 1 loss into a win. Suddenly you would would end up with a winning session. And you don’t buy pts every game, but of the games you buy pts, depending on how many you buy, if you can turn a loss into a win around 1 out of every 7 or 8 games, it ends up being worth it. That being said, here are this week’s locks.
5 Star Locks :
Oklahoma State -12.5 vs. Mississippit State : Spread currently around 13, but buy it down to 12.5 to be safe. Oklahoma State should run away with this one. Depending on what publication you read in the preseason, the Cowboys are one of the teams to beat in the Big 12. And Mississippi State is a team headed in the wrong direction. I few years ago it looked like the Bulldogs were trying to turn the corner and move into the upper half of the SEC. But last year ended up being a disaster, they lost every key game, and ended the year getting blown out in the Egg Bowl and then losing to Northwestern in the Bowl Game. Oklahoma State wins this one easily, 38-16.
BYU pick vs Virginia : Expectations are high in Provo this year. BYU should be a decent 8-4 squad. Virginia will be lucky to finish 6-6. The Wahoos are outmatched here. BYU wins by 10.
4 Star Locks :
UGA Money Line vs. Clemson : Line is around 1-2. Money Line around 130-140. This is a huge matchup in week 1, probably the best matchup of the weekend. This simply comes down to going with the SEC vs the ACC. Clemson is loaded with talent, but I think Georgia is just a little deeper. UGA wins a tight one, 34-31.
3 Star Locks :
Louisville/Ohio over 58 : Louisville and Bridgewater have a high powered offense. I see Louisville scoring over 40 here, and Ohio should be good enough to get this game in the 60s. Get on this one now, as I see this total moving towards 61 or so by kickoff.
LSU/TCU under 51 : These defenses are too good to get involved in a shootout. This game stays in the 20s. 27-21 final.
Western Kentucky +7 vs Kentucky : This is a good spot to buy a few points. Current line is at 5-5.5. This is our upset special of the week. Petrino in his coaching debut. Game at neutral site. Hilltoppers make a statement upsetting SEC team in Petrino’s debut.