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It seems like every ranked team lost in week 6, didn't it? Pigskin Grind went 5-of-10 last week to bring the season total to 29-of-50 against the spread. We can do better.
This week's college football games have a lot of low point spreads which point to potentially close games. For that reason, we only have eight college and two NFL games included in this week's 10 selections.
Colts -2.5 at Houston
I know J.J. Watt is a force to be reckoned with, but I like Andrew Luck staying out of this pass rusher's way. As long as the Colts' O-line doesn't suffer any more injuries, Indy should win.
Take the Colts
Broncos -8.5 at New York Jets
The Jets are a mess and the Broncos have that championship season look about them. Peyton Manning will lead the Broncos to a big win by double digits. That point spread is too low.
Take the Broncos
Washington State +17.5 at Stanford
Stanford's offense does not look good while Washington State's is mesmerizing. The Cardinal's defense is as advertised but on Saturday against Notre Dame, its defense also gave up the winning touchdown on a 4th-and-11.
Take Washington State
Michigan State -21.5 at Purdue
The Spartans could be right back in the College Football Playoff now that a great number of top teams have lost a game. Michigan State must now beat the stuffing out of every opponent for style points and Purdue should be its first victim.
Take Michigan State
Northwestern +2.5 at Minnesota
The Wildcats have improved and managed to survive without Venrik Marc and Christian Jones. Minnesota's signature win is over Michigan, who has yet to beat a Power 5 school.
Notre Dame -16.5 v North Carolina
North Carolina is a hot mess while Notre Dame is coming off of a hard-fought victory over Stanford. East Carolina spanked 70 points on North Carolina. If Notre Dame wants to impress the selection committee, it had better score a lot of points on the Tar Heels.
Take Notre Dame
Georgia Southern -21.5 v Idaho
Georgia Southern has the top rushing offense in the country while Idaho has the third-worst rushing defense. Not much more to say here.
Take Georgia Southern
Colorado State +1.5 at Nevada
This will be a close game but I like the Rams for two reasons: Colorado State plays well on the road and has two quality wins against Colorado and Boston College.
Take Colorado State
Georgia Tech -4.5 v Duke
Duke's 94th-ranked rushing defense will struggle to contain Georgia Tech's 12th-ranked rushing offense. The Yellow Jackets are on a two-game winning streak in the ACC while Duke is winless in the league.
Take Georgia Tech
Miami (FL) -14.5 v Cincinnati
Cincinnati's defense is difficult to watch—it surrenders 255 rushing yards a game, on average. Miami running back Duke Johnson should have no problem finding plenty of holes to run through in this game.
Obligatory disclaimer: Pigskin Grind is not a tout service. All spreads listed are for entertainment purposes only—due to fluctuations, these lines may or may not reflect real time Las Vegas odds.