2014 College Football Week 1 Early Bird Expert Picks

College Football Week 2 Best Bets

2014 College Football Week 1 Early Bird Expert Picks

We are still weeks away from the start of the 2014 College Football season. Are you excited? We’re excited! We’re also here to help you prep for the impending campaign with the best in football betting odds, picks & previews.

It’s never too early to make your bets if the betting line is right. So let’s take a look at the week 1 NCAAF lines that you can exploit for a profit now.

My 2014 Early Bird College Football Expert Free Picks

Texans A&M and South Carolina open the 2014 college football betting season with a Thursday Night matchup broadcasted live on the SEC Network; then on Saturday the UCLA Bruins will look to keep their winning streak alive under head coach Jim Mora against Virginia on ESPN. My third and final college football betting pick today will be Clemson Vs. Georgia, in one of the best matches of College Football week one. This game will also be broadcast live also on ESPN.

Bet On The Texans A&M Aggies Vs The South Carolina Gamecocks

Thursday, August 28th , 6 PM ET

  • Away: Texans A&M Aggies +10.5
  • Home: South Carolina Gamecocks -10.5
  • Over/Under: 56

Both the Aggies and Gamecocks are looking foward at growing pains after the loss of their star players in QB Johnny Manziel and DE Jadeveon Clowney, respectively. Most pundits agree that for college football betting purposes replacing Manziel is the harder task. You always bet on the college football team who can score the most points.

Texas A&M also lost wide receiver stud Mike Evans, who was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

These two teams haven’t met before, but the Aggies closed the 2013 season with a 1-4 against the spread record in the last five games. South Carolina won their last five games and has a Heisman Trophy candidate in running back Mike Davis, who was nearly unstoppable last season.

The Gamecocks have won 11 games in all of their last three seasons, and they are most suited to repeat their winning seasons than the Aggies.

My NCAAF Expert Free Pick: South Carolina -10.5.

Betting On The UCLA Bruins Vs The Virginia Cavaliers

Saturday August 30, 12 PM ET

  • Away: UCLA Bruins -21.5
  • Home: Virginia Cavaliers +21.5
  • Over/Under: 59

I don’t like picking favorites on the road when betting on college football, but Jim Mora Jr. has done a tremendous job in turning the UCLA football program into a team that you can feel comfortable to bet on week in and week out…if the spread is right. The Bruins were a consistent team to bet on in 2013 covering nine of the 13 games of the season; far more impressive than how the Cavaliers ended their season at 5-6-1 against the spread.

Under Mora Jr., UCLA has won 19 games in two years, and Virginia will be their 20th win. The Bruins averaged 36.9 points per game in 2013, and I’m expecting Junior quarterback Brett Hundley to have a heck of a year after he threw 2845 yards, 22 TDs and nine interceptions last season.

NCAAF BETTING FACT: UCLA has covered three of their last four games where they were 20+ point favorites on the betting spread.

My NCAAF Expert Free Pick: UCLA -21.5.

My Clemson Tigers Vs Georgia Bulldogs Expert Picks

Saturday August 30, 5:30 PM ET

  • Away: Clemson Tigers +9
  • Home: Georgia Bulldogs -9
  • Over/Under: 61

The Clemson Tigers had a great season 2013 averaging 40.2 points per game, but losing QB Tajh Boyd and receiver Sammy Watkins to the NFL will affect those lofty numbers.

Clemson was 7-6 against the spread last season, which doesn’t make it an extraordinary record to focus starting the season, but what I do like is the fact that eight of the 13 games ended OVER the game total.

The Georgia Bulldogs were awful last season against the spread with a 3-8-2 ATS mark, but they figured out a way of playing without QB Aaron Murray, and yet post close to 37 points per game. Nine of the 13 Bulldogs’ games in 2013 were OVER the game total, and also seven of the last nine games when they play at home went OVER the total.

My NCAAF Expert Free Pick: OVER.