Alright folks, we’re in the thick of it now. It’s Week 3, we’ve won and lost, we’ve rejoiced and mourned. Now, my dear friends, we make the big money. I’m actually willing to bet a shameful amount of money on the over in the Washington State and Houston game, otherwise known as the Cougar Bowl. More on that shortly.
Through the first two weeks, Maryland has quickly become one of my favorite teams to watch. They’ve quickly risen from the field of unranked teams to the AP Poll, after that dismantling of Syracuse at home last weekend. The offense has been unreal, the defense has looked suspect and I have a feeling they’ll continue to be one of the better over bets on any slate of games. Their first two games were insane and I’m on the Terrapin hype train until it goes off the rails.
As for the other teams that saved me last weekend, I have to give a little shout out to the Orange, I guess. Their 20 points against Maryland made my over 57.5 bet stress-free, even if the Terps ended up eclipsing the total on their own with 63 points by the time it was all said and done. Huge, massive, colossal ups to Jimbo Fisher, my dude is officially a #BettorsCoach. He wasn’t leaving Death Valley without a touchdown and you truly loved to see it. Six seconds left, fourth down, and the Aggies found pay dirt to cover. I’ve never been so hype about a garbage time trip to the endzone in all my 23-years of life.
Much better than the “respect kneel” at the Marshall five-yard line in that Boise State game, when a touchdown would’ve covered the 12.5-point spread. That was the absolute worst, and I was really hoping to see the Broncos drop out of the poll. Instead, we saw the most undeserving two-spot leap in recent memory. Bryan Harsin – not a #BettorsCoach
As for Washington, sorry boys, but you’re cancelled. This wasn’t a three-point spread, nor was it a six-point spread. This was a 14-pointer, at home, and you blew it. Against a Cal team that scored just 27 points on UC Davis at home in their opener, no less. There’s no coming back from that.
All-in-all, it was a solid week. A few bad beats, but the good far outweighed. I know we won’t always be that lucky, so we’ve got to enjoy the positive days while we’ve got them.
In Week 3, I’m looking for the total between Washington State and Houston in the Cougar Bowl to eclipse the second-highest mark of the weekend, the now-ranked Terps to stay hot in their first road test of the season and the underdog Sun Devils to keep things relatively close in East Lansing.
Let’s break it down, knock on wood if you’re with me.
I can only assume you all knocked on the nearest wood-like surface.
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