There are some great choices for the 5 ? lock picks in College Football Week 7. Hopefully, we’ve chosen the three best lock pick games for all of you college football handicappers out there.
Missouri travels to Georgia as a huge dog to face a reeling Georgia team. The Bulldogs have lost 2 straight games. Can they bounce back at home versus Missouri? Arizona goes to Colorado with their starting QB back in the fold. Without him, Arizona had gotten drubbed by both UCLA and Stanford. Could the Wildcats win their second straight? Washington hosts Oregon as a -1 point home favorite. Which team will come up big in this battle between Pac 12 teams?
A Closer Look At My College Football Week 7 Five ? Lock Picks
Missouri Tigers at Georgia Bulldogs
When: Saturday, Oct. 17 at 7:30 pm ET
Odds: Georgia -16
Georgia will be without RB Nick Chubb in this matchup. It makes no sense why the Bulldogs, who lost 31 to 38 to Tennessee on the road even though they had a 21 point lead in their last, is favored by so many points in this.
— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) October 11, 2015
Missouri has a very good defense. Opponents average 13.5 points per game versus the Tigers. Missouri allows 112.7 yards per game on the ground and 163.2 passing yards per game through the air. Missouri’s defense will find a way to shut down Georgia’s offense. Without Chubb running the ball, Georgia’s rushing attack may not be as effective as some believe it will be.
Georgia could win the game, but the 16 points are just too much to give up. Go with the Missouri Tigers ATS.
Pick: Missouri +16
Arizona Wildcats at Colorado Buffalos
When: Saturday, Oct. 13 at 6:00 pm ET
Odds: Arizona -8
Arizona got starting QB Anu Solomon back for their battle versus Oregon State. Solomon was fantastic. He didn’t throw a touchdown pass, but he didn’t throw a pick, either. He managed the game about as well as a quarterback can manage a game when throwing for 276 yards and continually handing the ball off to Arizona’s bevy of excellent rushers.
The Wildcats rushed for a total of 368 yards. The rush per average came out to 6.3 per carry. Arizona’s offense appears to be back. Colorado allows close to 200 yards rushing per matchup. Arizona should rush for a ton of yards, control the clock if they choose too, and easily beat Colorado by more than the number.
Pick: Arizona -8
Oregon Ducks at Washington Huskies
When: Saturday, Oct. 17 at 10:30 pm ET
Odds: Washington -1
It’s crazy that Washington isn’t favored by more than a single point in this matchup. Oregon has the ability to put up points, true. But, does Oregon have the ability to put up a lot of points against Washington?
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) October 11, 2015
The reason that it’s an important question is because Oregon’s defense is allowing an average of 38.7 points and 474.7 yards per game. Washington should be able to move the ball easily versus the Ducks in this matchup. Not a single team has scored less than 24 points versus Oregon’s defense. Georgia State scored 28 and Utah scored 62.
Oregon’s entire game is to outscore their opponents. It worked against Eastern Washington, Georgia Southern and Colorado. It won’t work against a Washington team with one of the top defenses in the nation.
Pick: Washington -1