Previewing the Week Seven NCAA mid-week slate featuring 7 action-packed games.
With the calendar turning towards mid-October and early week MAC games it’s a great time for a weekly article. In this weekly series, I will be discussing betting tips for NCAA games between Monday and Friday. Games are separated into 3 different categories, locks, good odds, and 50/50. Odds are provided by Fanduel sportsbook, good luck and bet responsibly.
NCAA Week Seven Schedule
Appalachian State vs Louisiana 7:30 PM ESPN
Navy vs Memphis 7:30 PM ESPN
Georgia Southern vs South Alabama 7:30 PM ESPNU
Marshall vs North Texas 7 PM CBS Sports Network
Clemson vs Syracuse 7 PM ESPN
California vs Oregon 10:30 PM ESPN
San Jose State vs San Diego State 10:30 PM CBS Sports Network
NCAA Week 7 Betting Lines (Provided By FanDuel Sportsbook)
Appalachian State-Spread:-5.5 (-106) Moneyline:-215 O/U:57.5
Louisiana Lafayette-Spread:+5.5 (-114) Moneyline:+172 O/U:57.5
Navy-Spread:+10.5 (-114) Moneyline:+320 O/U:55.5
Memphis-Spread:-10.5 (-106) Moneyline:-430 O/U:55.5
Georgia Southern-Spread:+3.5 (-128) Moneyline:+136 O/U:49.5
South Alabama-Spread:-3.5 (+104) Moneyline:-168 O/U:49.5
Clemson-Spread:-14.5 (-105) Moneyline:-850 O/U:45.5
Syracuse-Spread:+14.5 (-115) Moneyline:+540 O/U:45.5
Marshall-Spread:-10.5 (-110) Moneyline:-420 O/U:65.5
North Texas-Spread:+10.5 (-110) Moneyline:+310 O/U:65.5
California-Spread:+13.5 (-104) Moneyline:+440 O/U:55.5
Oregon-Spread:-13.5 (-118) Moneyline:-650 O/U:55.5
San Jose State-Spread:-8.5 (-106) Moneyline:-385 O/U:41.5
San Diego State-Spread:+8.5 (-114) Moneyline:+290 O/U:41.5
NCAA Week 7 Game By Game Breakdown
Navy vs Memphis
Never has there been a better example of opposites attract more than this football game. A battle of Navy’s slow grind it out, run the ball vs Memphis’s air it out strategy. Navy is 1-4 while Memphis is 3-3. As far as lighting up the scoreboard goes Navy has only managed an average of 17 points a game. Meanwhile, Memphis has lit it up by averaging nearly 40 points a game. When it comes to the defensive side of the ball both teams are routinely giving up over 30 a game. Overall throughout the season to this point Navy is 3-2 against the spread and Memphis is 2-4. While this game is not one of my locks I think the odds favor the Memphis Tigers.
My Pick-Memphis -10.5 (-106)
Georgia Southern vs South Alabama
In the second Sun Belt game of the pre-Saturday slate, Georgia Southern takes on South Alabama. Southern comes in with a 2-4 record while South Alabama is 3-2. They also both come in scoring nearly the same amount and with similar records against the spread. On the defensive side of the ball is where they differ Georgia Southern gives up an average of 32 points a game while South Alabama gives up 16.
My Pick-South Alabama -3.5 (+104)
San Diego State vs San Jose State
Both teams come into this game on two different paths. While San Diego State comes in unbeaten and ranked at #24, San Jose State is 3-3. They are polar opposites, SDSU is 4-1 against the spread, SJSU is 1-5. At the end of the day, San Diego State is by far the better team and should take care of business. For this game, take the Over of 41.5 because the Aztecs may score 42 themselves.
My Pick-Over 41.5
Appalachian State vs Louisiana
Both teams come into this game with a 4-1 record and unbeaten in the Sun Belt Conference. Following road wins for both schools, they will meet each other in a Sun Belt crossover. Coming into this one App State is averaging 35 points a game while Louisiana is averaging 28 points a game. They are both giving up around 20 a game and coming in on 3 game winning streaks. Against the spread this season Appalachian State is 3-2 while Louisana is 1-4. After all, this is a game that has all the makings of a shootout, look for a high-scoring game down in Lafayette under the lights.
My Pick-Over 57.5
Clemson vs Syracuse
Clemson’s college football playoff hopes were over in September. As for the entire ACC, their hopes rest on the shoulders of surprisingly unbeaten Wake Forest. Meanwhile, Syracuse’s hopes were bleak at best, after a week 2 loss to Rutgers. So far this season, Clemson is fighting to stay alive in the ACC title race. Meanwhile, Syracuse is trying to escape the basement in the ACC Atlantic division. . So while Syracuse looks much improved from years past, Clemson is still Clemson and should cruise.
My Pick-Clemson -14.5 (-105)
Marshall vs North Texas
Marshall comes into this game at 3-3 and 2-4 against the spread. North Texas comes in at 1-4 and 3-2 against the spread. Both teams need a win to stay afloat in Conference USA and in the race for bowl eligibility. Marshall averages 34 points a game and gives up around 22. Meanwhile, North Texas averages 22 a game and gives up 32. So this game seems to be set up perfectly for Marshall. For that reason, I think Marshall wins.
My Pick-Marshall Moneyline (-420)
50/50 Toss Ups
California vs Oregon
No matter the year, the date, the time, or the season the PAC-12 always gives us suprises. Upset after upset seems to be the west coast way. While this game may look like an easy lock for the Oregon Ducks it never is that easy. This is why the game is my 50/50 toss-up because I’m taking the bold pick and going with the California Moneyline.
My Pick-Cal Moneyline +440