Welcome to another exciting year of the Gambling Corner here at DolphinsTalk.com. Each week we pick anywhere from three to five games in the college and pro ranks against the spread. Last year we were around 70% in both my college and pro picks so, yeah I know what I am doing.  All the point spreads are courtesy of the USA Today.

Let’s get to this week’s picks

SYRACUSE -9.5 over Middle Tennessee St
I saw Middle Tennessee last week lose to Vanderbilt and look bad in the process. I know Syracuse will score points and I am not sure Middle Tennessee can keep up. Laying  9.5 I feel confident here.

PENN ST -21 over Pittsburgh
Penn St is a dominate team this year and Pittsburgh is going through a lot of change. New offensive coordinator, new quarterback, losses at key spots in the skill positions. Plus they needed overtime last week to beat Youngstown at home. Penn St wins big here at home.

MICHIGAN ST -7.5 over Western Michigan
Western Michigan hung tough with USC last week but fell apart late. Now they have another tough test on the road vs a national power in Michigan St. I don’t think they can keep this game close, look for Michigan St big.


WASHINGTON +1 over Philadelphia
The Redskins as a home dog here is totally wrong as I think Washington is the better overall team. Philly has big question marks on the offensive line and in the secondary. I look for Kirk Cousins and the Skins to win a nail bitter at home so take the point and bet Washington.

Atlanta -6.5 over CHICAGO
Betting a road favorite early in the year I never like but the Bears stink. I mean they really stink and Atlanta is just a better team. Lay the 6.5 and take the Falcons here in an easy win.

CINCINNATI -3 over Baltimore
I am not sure what the Ravens are yet. Flacco isn’t 100% and they lost so many players to injury this training camp. I think Cincy will have a bounce back year and in week 1 you have a healthy AJ Green and Andy Dalton. I think the game is close but I like Cincy at home Week 1 here.


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