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Online Football Lines Have No. 7 Alabama at -12 Vs. No. 21 Texas A&M

Online Football Lines Have No. 7 Alabama at -12 Vs. No. 21 Texas A&M

The 21st-ranked Texas A&M Aggies will look to rebound from consecutive losses when they visit the seventh-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturday.

Now, let me tell you why this Week 8 SEC showdown is one of the most value-packed matchups on the entire Week 8 schedule.

No. 21 Texas A&M at No. 7 Alabama
When: Saturday, October 18, 2014
Where: Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Kickoff: 3:30 PM ET
Spread: Alabama -12

Online Football Lines Have Alabama As 12 Point Favorites Vs. Texas A&M Preview:

Texas A&M (5-2 SU, 3-4 ATS) is coming off a 35-20 loss against now, No. 1 Mississippi in Week 7 in which the Aggies got man-handled from start to finish and failed to cover the spread as a 2.5-point home favorite.

Quarterback Kenny Hill struggled for the second consecutive game despite throwing for 401 yards and two touchdowns. The sophomore signal-caller also had threw interceptions and lost a fumble for the Aggies.

"I had three turnovers — two of them were for touchdowns," Hill said. "We can’t win like that. That’s on me."

Texas A&M also lost to Mississippi State and Heisman Trophy candidate Dak Prescott 48-31 on the road in Week 6 as a 2.5-point road dog.

Alabama (5-1 SU, 1-5 ATS) is coming off a narrow 14-13 win over Arkansas in Week 7 but the Crimson Tide largely struggled in the win while getting outgained in total yardage by the Razorbacks 335-227 while fumbling a whopping four times on special teams.

"I think the thing that motivated us, helped us play so hard this week, was the loss (to Mississippi)," quarterback Blake Sims said. "The loss hurt us so bad, because we knew we (were) probably better than the other team

Alabama failed to cover the spread as a 9-point road favorite against Arkansas to fall to 0-2 ATS over their last two games.

The Texas A&M Aggies may have lost two straight games, but I’m not impressed with Alabama this season and think the Aggies will have a great shot to, not only cover the spread, but to win outright.

I like the fact that A&M has gone 3-1-1 ATS in their last five games following a double-digit home loss and believe they will really play well for Kevin Sumlin against the Crimson Tide this weekend.

Alabama is just 1-4 ATS in their last five conference games, a dismal 1-4-1 ATS in their last half-dozen home games and a discouraging 1-8-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall.

I like Texas A&M to cover at the very least!

My Online Football Lines Pick: Texas A&M +12.5 Points

No. 15 Oklahoma State vs. No. 12 TCU Betting Odds & Picks

No. 15 Oklahoma State vs. No. 12 TCU Betting Odds & Picks

The 12th-ranked TCU Horned Frogs will look to bounce back from their heartbreaking Week 6 road loss ‘robbery’ to Baylor when they host the 15th-ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys in a Week 8 showdown that will undoubtedly have bowl game implications for both squads.

No. 15 Oklahoma State at No. 12 TCU
When: Saturday, October 18, 2014
Where: Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Texas
Kickoff: FOX Sports 1
TV: 4:00 PM ET
Spread: TCU -9

Oklahoma State vs. TCU Betting Odds & Picks Preview

I’m stunned that not many people are talking about the bogus pass interference call against TCU late in regulation against Baylor, particularly after getting the short end of the stick on a nearly identical play just minutes earlier.

Quarterback Trevone Boykin tossed a sideline fade toward wide receiver Josh Doctson, but the receiver couldn’t come up with it as TCU looked for a pass interference call on defensive back Ryan Reid with 1:11 left.

Still, TCU performed fantastically in its narrow 61-58 loss to Baylor on Saturday and had a chance to win it late in regulation before getting stopped on a short fourth down play.

"We make it … you have an opportunity to go down and kick a field goal, and you win it," head coach Gary Patterson said. "Their field goal kicker did well today, but he had not kicked well before it got to today."

Running back B.J. Catalon scored three touchdowns for the Horned Frogs, including a 94-yard kickoff return in the first half, while Boykin added 287 passing yards and a score.

Oklahoma State hasn’t lost since narrowly falling to Florida State in their regular season opener. The Cowboys have won five straight and come into this contest off a closer-than-expected 27-20 win over upset-minded Kansas on Saturday. The Cowboys have found numerous ways to win games this season.

"We’ve got a ways to go," head coach Mike Gundy said afterward. "It feels like I have a crystal ball or something. I said a month ago it’s going to be a battle every game we’re in."

Quarterback Daxx Garmann threw for 161 yards with one touchdown and one interception for the Cowboys (5-1, 3-0), while running back Desmond Roland added 187 rushing yards and another score to avoid the game Jayhawks.

"You never want to go to a place and lose," said Cowboys wide receiver Jhajuan Seales. "Kansas had a great scheme and came out and played well."

While I like the Horned Frogs to get right back in the win column by taking out rival Oklahoma State in their Week 8 Big 12 showdown, I just don’t see TCU winning this game by the 10 points it will take for them to cover the spread.

Oklahoma State is ranked 28th in scoring (37.2 ppg) and has a very well-balanced offense that ranks inside the Top 80 in both rushing and passing.

I like Trevone Boykin and the Horned Frogs to get the narrow win with Oklahoma State giving them all they can handle and them some before narrowly falling.

Oklahoma State ranks a solid 62nd in points allowed (24.7 ppg) and I like the fact that the Cowboys are very solid in all three phases of the game.

The Cowboys are 14-3 ATS in their last 17 games following an ATS loss and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 conference games. TCU has gone 1-4 ATS in their last five games following an SU loss and just 2-8 ATS in their last 10 home games versus a team with a winning road record.

The Horned Frogs will win this one in another thriller!

My Betting Odds Pick: Oklahoma State +9 Points

UCLA at California Online Betting Odds Preview:

UCLA at California Online Betting Odds

The UCLA Bruins and the California Golden Bears will both be looking to bounce back from losses and maintain some sort of big-time bowl game hopes when they square off in their Pac-12 showdown on Saturday.

Now, let me tell you why this Week 8 matchup is offering tons of value.

UCLA at California
When:  Saturday, October 18, 2014
Kickoff: 3:30 PM ET
Spread: UCLA -7

Bruins Vs Golden Bears Online Betting Odds Preview

California (4-2 SU, 4-2 ATS) got absolutely pounded in its 31-7 Week 7 home loss to Washington and never came close to covering the spread as a 3.5-point favorite while seeing its two-game SU winning streak come to an abrupt halt.

Quarterback Jared Goff was sacked four times and had three fumbles in the loss despite completing 31 of 54 passes for 304 yards. The Bears had five fumbles as a team and lost three of three of them.

After losing at home to Utah 30-28 as a 13-point home favorite in Week 6, UCLA (4-2 SU, 1-5 ATS) got steamrolled in their 42-30 home loss against Oregon as a 1.5-point underdog.

Quarterback Brett Hundley completed 26 of 37 passes for 216 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for another while running back Paul Perkins added 190 rushing yards. Still, it wasn’t enough to beat the explosive Ducks.

"When you play a team like Oregon, you’ve got to be almost perfect to beat them," UCLA head coach Jim Mora said. "They are just so explosive and so good. I think that we did some things today that were really positive, but we shot ourselves in the foot a couple times."

The Golden Bears are generally one of the most explosive teams we’ve seen this season. California ranks 10th in the nation in scoring (42.8 ppg) and has scored 45 points or more in four of their six games this season. Unfortunately for Cal – and good news for the UCLA Bruins – is the fact that the Bears are also ranked 128th against the pass (402 ypg) and a dismal 120th in points allowed (38.8 ppg).

Even with all their blemishes, the UCLA Bruins have the better quarterback in this matchup and the far better defense. Back the Bruins to win and cash in!

My Pick: UCLA -7 Points