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College Football Week 7 Lock Picks To Bet Big

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As one of the very few nationally-ranked teams to not get knocked off their lofty perch in either of the last two weeks, the top-ranked Florida State Seminoles are not only sitting pretty in their attempt to repeat as national champions, but the unbeaten Seminoles are also one of the top lock alert picks on the entire Week 7 schedule if you ask me.

With that said – and Week 7 quickly approaching, let’s get started on my 2014 College Football week 7 locks to win.

No. 1 Florida State at Syracuse
When: Saturday, October 11, 2014
Where: Carrier Dome
Kickoff: 12:00 PM ET
Spread: Florida State -20
Total: N/A

The Florida State Seminoles avoided the rash of upsets that plagued many national title contenders a week ago and now the ‘Noles are sitting pretty as they head into this Week 7 matchup against a Syracuse Orange team that has not looked good at all in dropping each of their last three games.

Florida State (5-0 SU, 1-4 ATS) steamrolled Wake Forest in their Week 6 ACC showdown, winning 43-3 to somehow manage to cash in as a whopping 27-point home favorite and snap a five-game ATS losing streak that dated back to last season’s national title tilt.

Syracuse (2-3 SU, 1-4 ATS) was on the wrong end of a discouraging 28-6 loss to Louisville as a 1.5-point home underdog in Week 6 and has not covered the spread in three straight games while failing to score more than 20 points during the stretch.

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that Florida State is going to run roughshod all over struggling Syracuse in this contest. After struggling in each of their previous two games, the Seminoles fired on all cylinders last weekend against a mediocre Wake Forest team that could double for equally-mediocre Syracuse in this week’s ACC battle.

Florida State laid an emphatic 59-3 spanking on the Orange to cash in as a 37.5-point home favorite last season and I like Jameis Winston and company to do likewise in this contest.

The Seminoles are 4-1 ATS in their last five games against a team with a losing record and a solid 5-2 ATS in their last 7 conference games.

Syracuse has compiled a polar opposite 1-4 ATS mark in their last five games while also posting a winless 0-4 ATS mark in their last four home games.

This pick is so simple a child could make it. Back the Florida State Seminoles to win and cash in people!

My Lock Pick: Florida State -20 Points

Oregon at UCLA
When: Saturday, October 11, 2014
Where: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA
Kickoff: 3:30 PM ET
Spread: Oregon +3
Total: N/A

The Oregon Ducks and UCLA Bruins will both be looking to get back in the win column one week after suffering their respective first losses of the season in a pair of games I correctly predicted this past weekend.

Oregon (4-1 SU, 1-4 ATS) was a 31-24 loser against the Arizona Wildcats while never coming close to covering the spread as a 21.5-point home favorite to fall to 0-3 ATS over their last three games.

UCLA (4-1 SU, 1-4 ATS) suffered a heartbreaking 30-28 loss to the Utah Utes on Saturday while failing to cover the spread as a 13-point home favorite just one week after recording the first ATS win of the season.

Make no mistake about it college football betting enthusiasts, this contest should be an absolute thriller that is must-see TV whether you wager on this contest or not.

Having said that, let me also say that I like the Oregon Ducks to pick up the huge road win as quarterback Marcus Mariota outplays his UCLA counterpart Brett Hundley ever so slightly.

Oregon has won five straight in this Pac-12 series and while I think this year’s matchup is going to be a lot closer than last season’s 42-14 blowout the Ducks handed the Bruins, I still expect Oregon to come out on top.

The Ducks average 7.6 points per game more than the Bruins while also allowing 2.6 fewer points per game defensively.

Not only that, but the Ducks apparently rise to the occasion when they’re on the road against a good team, seeing as how they’ve gone 10-2 ATS in their last dozen road games against a team with a wining home record.

In addition to posting a blistering 13-4 ATS mark over their last 17 road games, UCLA is just 1-4 ATS in their last five home games against Oregon. Expect this contest to be a fun-filled affair that features plenty of offense and a narrow Oregon ATS cover.

My Lock Pick: Oregon -3 Points

No. 7 Alabama at Arkansas
When: Saturday, October 11, 2014
Where: Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium
Kickoff: 6:00 PM ET
TV: ESPN
Spread: Arkansas +9
Total: N/A

The Alabama Crimson Tide and the Arkansas Razorbacks will both be looking to get back in the win column after suffering losses in their respective Week 6 contests.

Alabama (4-1 SU, 1-4 ATS) was on the wrong end of a crushing 23-17 loss to SEC rival Mississippi as a 5.5-point road favorite on Saturday while Arkansas (3-2 SU, 4-1 ATS) lost to SEC rival Texas A&M  in Week 5, though they narrowly managed to cover the spread as a 7.5-point home underdog.

For this contest, I’m going to urge you to back the Arkansas Razorbacks as a 9-point home dog against an Alabama team that has its flaws this season.

I liked the way Arkansas played against Texas A&M two weeks ago and believe the Razorbacks and their huge offensive line stand a better chance of winning this game outright than they did against the explosive Aggies.

Until I see otherwise, I’m still not sold on Crimson Tide quarterback Blake Sims and believe he could get outplayed by his Arkansas counterpart, Brandon Allen.

Arkansas is coming off a bye, so they’ll be well rested – and they’ll have more than enough motivation and adrenaline as they seek to hand Alabama its second straight loss.

While the Razorbacks allow 10.0 points per game more than the Crimson Tide, Arkansas also averages 7.6 more points per game than Alabama, so they’ve got room to spare against this nearly double-digit point spread.

Alabama has compiled a discouraging 1-7-1 ATS mark in its lat nine games while also going 1-4 ATS in itslast five road games.

Arkansas is 5-0 ATS in their last five games against a team with a winning record and a perfect 4-0 ATS in their last four games overall.

With the Razorbacks also posting an incendiary 12-3 ATS mark in their last 15 home games against a team with a winning road record, I say back Bret Bielema’s team to cover the spread, if not necessarily win outright!

My Lock Pick: Arkansas +9 Points