Vegas Vic’s NCAA Best Bets – Can Ohio State get rolling?

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It’s been a crazy season so far in college football. Check out the picks for the games this week from Vegas Vic:

Maryland (+33) at Ohio State
Another week, another ugly win for the Buckeyes. Ohio State had three turnovers and 109 yards in penalties in a narrow win over Indiana last week and managed just two field goals in four trips inside the red zone. Ezekiel Elliott bailed out the Bucks with TD runs of 55, 65 and 75 yards. Maryland has been outscored 73-6 in its last two games

Vic’s pick: Ohio State.

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Vegas Vic’s Free Pick: Pitt over Notre Dame

Notre Dame had a huge road win last weekend, and the Fighting Irish have certainly gotten everyone’s attention. After years of mediocrity, Notre Dame is certainly relevant again.

Take a look at the college football lines for this week and you’ll see Notre Dame is a 17 point favorite over Pitt? Can they cover? Here’s this week’s free pick from Vegas Vic:

3:30 Eastern (Saturday, November 3rd)
Pittsburgh +17 over Notre Dame

You have to figure the Irish are going to be somewhat flat in this situation if not totally flat in this situation as a double digit home favorite coming off of last weeks huge/satisfying national tv 30-13 upset road win at Oklahoma as a double digit road underdog crushing the Sooners. Lines do matter in perception. Who is the underdog and who is the favorite does matter in scheduling/situations/results. Pittsburgh is just good enough to give Notre Dame a fight and the Panthers are playing with double revenge having lost 17-23 and 12-15 the last 2 seasons vs Notre Dame. If the Irish show up flat in this situation off last weeks big win at Oklahoma they are going to be hard pressed to cover -17 points. If the Irish show up totally flat in this situation their 8-0 start ends with an outright Pittsburgh upset…

There you have it.