Hawaii at Colorado State (-14) Saturday, Aug. 25
This is a Week 0 game with the Warriors bringing a new, and hopefully exciting run-n-shoot offense, but they have a new quarterback and a lack of wide receivers. The Rams defense will be an issue but Colorado State should just wear down Hawaii with its running game and cover this line.
San Diego State at Stanford (+15) Friday, Aug. 31
Of all of the games on this list, this has to be the most no-brainer one to wager on if you’d like. Yes, Stanford returns Bryce Love and they are at home but San Diego State has won 32 games in three years and one of the most prolific rushing attack all year. It then takes us to sentence three to note the Aztecs defense which has been its calling card for years and that should be the case again.
Navy at Air Force (+5) Saturday, Oct. 6
We can hope this contest is just as good as last year where there are so many points. The Falcons are a home underdog because of the talent they lose but the service academy typically just plug in the next guy up where it more often than not works out very well. The Falcons return Arion Worthman whereas Navy will have a new signal-caller and that might be the difference.
Air Force at Army (+8) Saturday, Nov. 3
This one is basically the same line as the prior Air Force game against Navy but this one is at West Point and not in Colorado Springs which is why the line is a field goal more. The reason this game should be in this category is because the Black Knights are breaking in a new quarterback. Gone is Ahmad Bradshaw who averaged over seven yards per game and rushed for 1,746 yards. Replacing that will be tough and is why the Falcons should at the very least cover.