Wisconsin vs Lowa

Wisconsin vs Lowa: Iowa (3-0) hosts No. 16 Wisconsin (2-1) in the Big Ten opener for both teams Saturday night at Kinnick Stadium. The Badgers are 3-point favorites and have won five of the last six in the Heartland Trophy series.

Wisconsin is a 3-point road favorite in Iowa at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Since opening as a 6-point road favorite, Wisconsin is all the way down to -3 as early betting action came in on the Hawkeyes.

The Badgers plummeted 12 spots in the AP Top 25 after suffering a shocking loss to the BYU Cougars at home last Saturday as 23.5-point home favorites. The loss was Wisconsin’s first against a non-conference opponent since 2003, and it dropped the Badgers’ ATS record in 2018 down to 0-3.

There is still time for Wisconsin to bounce back from this loss with a strong run through the Big Ten, but any room for error on the season is long gone.

Wisconsin is 4-0 SU and 3-1 ATS in its last four road games against Iowa per the OddsShark College Football Database. The Badgers have won these four games by an average of 7.5 points per game.

Iowa took care of business as an 18-point favorite last Saturday against Northern Iowa with a 38-14 win to improve to 3-0 SU and ATS on the season.

The Hawkeyes’ identity revolves around its stingy defense, and this season should be no exception with the team allowing only eight points per game through the team’s first three games. In its last 20 games as a home underdog Iowa is 14-5-1 ATS with eight outright upsets.

Saturday night’s total is set at 43.5 points. The UNDER is 7-1 in Wisconsin’s last eight road games coming off consecutive home games.

The Hawkeyes avoid regular season meetings with Ohio State, Michigan, and Michigan State this season. With an upset win over Wisconsin on Saturday, Iowa could realistically enter its late October road game against Penn State at 7-0. The Badgers hope to spoil this scenario and to kick off their conference record the right way with a road win.

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Stanford vs Oregon

Stanford vs Oregon: Eugene, Ore., was up bright and early on Saturday morning for ESPN’s College GameDay as the No. 20 Ducks prepare to take on No. 7 Stanford on Saturday night in a top-20 Pac-12 showdown.

College football point spread: The Ducks opened as 1.5-point favorites, according to sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark (line updates and matchup report).
College football betting pick, via OddsShark computer: 30.6-25.6 Ducks (College football picks on every game).
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Stanford Defeats UC Davis to Improve to 3-0
The Stanford Cardinal will be on the prowl for their fourth consecutive victory to start the season. They won as expected and tallied a  30-10 home win against FCS UC Davis last weekend. K.J. Costello wasn’t quite as sharp as his first two performances in the victory, tossing two TD’s along with two interceptions. Overall, the junior quarterback has fared well in three games, amassing 729 passing yards with a 7:3 TD to INT ratio. Stanford was without star running back Bryce Love against UC Davis.

The talented senior RB is expected to be back in the lineup for this battle. Love has tallied 165 rushing yards in two games. Watch for JJ Arcega-Whiteside in this battle as he will likely be targeted heavily. The senior WR has already accumulated 324 receiving yards and five touchdowns which included 226 receiving yards in week one against SDSU. Stanford can burn opponents with both their passing game and running game, and they are averaging 26 points through three games.

The Cardinal’ defense has been their greatest strength this season which included a 17-3 win against a ranked USC team in their PAC 12 opener in week two, followed by a win against San Diego State. They limited UC Davis to 308 total yards last week. Stanford’s defense has held their opponents to an average of only 7.7 points in three games, and this contest will mark their biggest test yet this season.

Michigan State vs Indiana

Michigan State vs Indiana: After a week off, will No. 24 Michigan State be able go on the road and pick up a cover when it takes on Indiana this Saturday at 7:30PM ET?

The Indiana Nittany Lions look for their second road victory of the season to start 4-0 for the third time in the last five years. The Indiana Nittany Lions have won seven of their last nine road games. Trace McSorley is completing 51.7 percent of his passes for 603 yards, five touchdowns and one interception. McSorley has two or more touchdown passes in eight of his last nine games. KJ Hamler and Brandon Polk have combined for 248 receiving yards and four touchdowns while DeAndre Thompkins has four receptions. The Indiana Nittany Lions ground game is averaging 237.6 yards per contest, and Miles Sanders leads the way with 295 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Indiana is allowing 18 points and 324 yards per game. Jan Johnson leads the Indiana Nittany Lions with 18 tackles, Shareef Miller has three sacks and Amani Oruwariye has two interceptions.

The Michigan State Fighting Illini look to remain unbeaten at home to keep pace in the Big Ten West. The Michigan State Fighting Illini have lost five of their last seven home games. AJ Bush Jr. is completing 60 percent of his passes for 223 yards, zero touchdowns and zero interceptions. Bush and M.J. Rivers II have combined for two touchdown passes and zero interceptions. Ricky Smalling and Sam Mays have combined for 212 receiving yards on 16 receptions while Mike Dudek has four receptions. The Michigan State Fighting Illini ground game is averaging 243 yards per contest, and Mike Epstein leads the way with 251 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Michigan State is allowing 21 points and 480 yards per game. Jake Hansen leads the Michigan State Fighting Illini with 26 tackles, Isaiah Gay has one sack and Del’Shawn Phillips

It might the been a rocky start, but the offense has been able to move the chains – converting 52% on third down tries – and the run defense has been tremendous in the short season. Arizona State only managed 44 yards on the ground, and while Utah State ran for three short scores, it finished with a mere 25 yards.

There’s no downfield passing game for the Spartans to worry about – IU just doesn’t get much in the way of yards after the catch – with the the Hoosiers more steady than sensational.

With the time off, MSU RB LJ Scott should be ready to roll. It’s been a rough start, but now he and the ground attack get to deal with a soft Indiana run defense that’s been the second-worst in the Big Ten so far.

Florida vs Tennessee

Florida vs Tennessee: Knoxville — Hundreds of fans relived the iconic 1998 Tennessee vs. Florida game Friday night ahead of Saturday’s match-up.

New Vol fans and people who were at the game 20 years ago gathered at World’s Fair Park to watch the ’98 game on a three-story inflatable screen.

When you mention that the Florida football game, every Vol fan has a story

All-time series: Thanks to the success of Steve Spurrier (8-4) and Urban Meyer (6-0), the Gators lead the all-time series 27-20.

Last 10 years: Florida has won nine of the last 10 with the only loss coming in 2016. In those nine wins, Florida’s average margin of victory has been only seven points.

That’s history: Either Florida or Tennessee won the SEC East each year from 1992 to 2001. This matchup featured two ranked teams every year from 1990-2007. Florida has played in the SEC championship just twice over the last eight seasons (in 2015 and 2016). Tennessee hasn’t reached the SEC championship game since 2007. This marks the third Florida-Tennessee matchup in the last five years to feature two unranked opponents. Both of these teams won just four games last year. Florida is trying to avoid its first 0-2 start to SEC play since 1986. Tennessee hasn’t won an SEC game since 2016. For the first time since 1970, both teams go into this game with first-year head coaches.

Last time they met: Well, we all know what happened there. Tennessee rallied to tie the game at 20 before Feleipe Franks found Tyrie Cleveland behind the defense for a 26-20 win as the clock expired.

Fun fact: Florida vs. Tennessee is a bit of a new rivalry with the two teams playing 28 straight seasons. Prior to that, the two teams faced each other only 19 times.

It made some huge calls in Week 3 of the 2018 season as well, nailing BYU against the spread (+23.5) and on the money line (+950) against Wisconsin, as well as LSU against the spread (+10) and on the money line (+315) at Auburn. It finished the week a blistering 31-16 against the spread overall and nailed 10 of its 13 top-ranked picks. Anybody following it finished way, way up.

We can tell you the model is loving the Under, saying it hits in two-thirds of simulations. It’s also generated a strong point-spread selection, saying one side covers more than half the time. That pick is only available at SportsLine.

The model knows this rivalry has generated its share of classic games and memorable finishes, and last year was no exception. Florida scored the winner on a walk-off Hail Mary that sent the Volunteers spiraling into a winless funk in SEC play.

This season, Florida has routed Charleston Southern and Colorado State, sandwiched around a 27-16 home loss to Kentucky as a two-touchdown favorite. Sophomore quarterback Feleipe Franks, who was turnover-prone in an erratic freshman season, appears to have improved his decision-making. He has thrown for 570 yards and nine touchdowns against just two interceptions, but his 53.2 percent completion rate remains a concern.

Kansas State vs West Virginia

Kansas State vs West Virginia: Kansas St. are packing up and heading on the road for the first time this season. They face off against West Virginia on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Kansas St. will be looking to avenge the 23-28 loss they took the last time these two teams played.

Head Coach: Bill Snyder. There’s nobody in college football more synonymous with the school they coach at than the Purple Wizard. Snyder’s squads are generally known for disciplined, fundamentally sound football, and we should expect no different this year.

Offensive Coordinator: Andre Coleman. Coleman’s a K-State lifer, now in his sixth year coaching at the school after playing for Snyder in the early 90s. As such, we shouldn’t expect their offense to change much despite it being Coleman’s first year in charge.

Defensive Coordinator: Blake Seiler. Seiler’s also in his first year running the show, but he too has Wildcat blood running through his veins. Seiler played for State from 2003-06 and has spent each of his 10 years as a coach in the program.
With the final non-conference game with N.C. State canceled due to the fallout from Hurricane Florence, the Mountaineers are now set to resume play a week later against the Wildcats.

It will be the seventh all-time meeting between the two programs as Big 12 Conference members with Kansas State winning the first four in the series and the Mountaineers the previous two. After a dominating 55-14 win in Morgantown in 2012, the two teams have played close with the average margin of victory only seven points and the total margin between the two only 13 in the last four.

That includes a pair of one-point wins for each team during that time. In the last meeting between the two the Mountaineers are coming off a 28-23 win over the Wildcats a year ago, their first in Manhattan. West Virginia was able to win that game despite not scoring in the second half.

Kansas State is led by Bill Snyder, who is in his second tenure atop the Wildcats program and has amassed a career record of 212-111-1 in his 27th year. One of the most respected men in his profession and the dean of Big 12 coaches, Snyder has led the Wildcats to two Big 12 Championships and is one of only four people to ever be named to the College Football Hall of Fame as an active coach.

The veteran head coach has built the Kansas State program through a unique combination of junior college talent and program players and the Wildcats are known for their lack of mistakes and general discipline from the top down. Snyder has turned around the Kansas State program twice during his career first from 1989 to 2005 and then reassuming the role in 2009 after retiring.

The Wildcats are similar to the teams that Snyder has rolled out in recent years with a penchant for running the football and taking advantage of big plays down the field when presented.

Whether he likes it or not, if he declares for the draft, he is a standout candidate for the Browns with Pick #1, and it isn’t hard to see why. Unlike the Josh Allen’s, Patrick Mahomes’, Baker Mayfield’s, or Sam Darnold’s of the world, Rosen is picture perfect as a passer. When you watch his film, he looks exactly like the stereotypical QB in every way.

His footwork is great, his throwing mechanics are textbook, his pocket movement is incredible, and his arm strength and accuracy is excellent. What’s more, he has put up great numbers with an inconsistent receiving corps, no help from a ground game, and while being hit a lot, his toughness is underrated.

The only real issues with Rosen is his off-field, character related issues. During his time at UCLA he has been knocked for being too big for the campus, responding poorly to his coaching, being immature, and being a bit of a loose cannon on social media. To me? This is all fairly insignificant. The issues he is having has not affected his play on the field or his success as a student.

Tulane vs Ohio State

Tulane vs Ohio State: Fresh off a hard-fought win over TCU, No. 4 Ohio State gets Urban Meyer back on the sideline for a home matchup against Tulane on Saturday afternoon.
The game is scheduled to start at 3:30 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on the Big Ten Network. If you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can still watch a live stream of the game (or DVR it) on your computer, phone or streaming device by signing up for one of the following cable-free

It isn’t difficult to see why Ohio State’s offense is insanely productive and ranks second in the nation with 56.3 points per contest. All of the aforementioned players are a big reason why and the Buckeyes will most likely continue to spread the wealth to all of them as they have done thus far in 2018.

On the ground the Buckeyes have the talents of junior running back Mike Weber. He is currently averaging over six yards per touch and already has three touchdowns this season. Weber is joined by fellow back J.K. Dobbins, the skilled sophomore who has carried 45 times for 268 yards. OSU will undoubtedly blast the Tulane D with a heavy dose of this duo all game long.

I’ve already talked about Nick Bosa briefly but his importance to the Ohio State defensive unit can’t be overstated. Him not playing will be a big hit, even if it is “just Tulane”. Bosa spearheads a front seven that has eight sacks over their first three games. He is responsible for three of said sacks and five tackles for a loss.
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Ohio State DE Nick Bosa leaves last Saturday’s game with an abdominal injury. Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

The good news for the Buckeyes though is that they still will have his counterpart Chase Young who is nearly as impactful. Young has two sacks this year and four total tackles with a defended pass.

Essentially, if Ohio State sticks to the script that has been predetermined by most, then they should romp all over the Wave with ease. Nobody has to do anything special on this team in order for them to find success against Tulane. They just have to be themselves and they’ll be fine. The second-team guys could easily be taking reps by the fourth quarter.

From Tulane’s Perspective: If you’re looking for a “ra ra”, believe-in-the-little-guy speech you’re going to want to look elsewhere. No, in this section I feel as though I must be brutally honest about the Wave’s chances… they don’t look good. However, they aren’t completely nonexistent either. Here’s what the Green Wave will be bringing into Columbus that gives them the ability to at least be somewhat competitive…

Jonathan Banks has shown flashes of his versatility at the quarterback position. He knows how to make a defense pay with his arm as well as his legs and when he finds the perfect balance between the two? Man it can be fun to watch. Banks has thrown for 651 yards and five scores but has also carried it 33 times. He will be Tulane’s biggest tool in keeping the Buckeye defense guessing. The RPO offense that the Green Wave runs can be frustrating for opposing defenders. Whether it will be this week I can’t say but if it is, you can bet that Banks will be the heart and soul of it. He’ll just have to avoid those fumbles we saw at UAB.

Povetkin vs Joshua

Povetkin vs Joshua: This fight, which will see Joshua defend his IBF, WBA and IBO heavyweight belts, has been dominating the sporting headlines in recent days.

But in case you’ve been hiding under a rock, here’s The Telegraph’s boxing correspondent Gareth A Davies giving his own preview.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS game 10,000 times, and those who have followed it have seen massive returns. In the past three years, this proprietary computer model has generated a jaw-dropping $4,210 profit for $100 bettors.

It also made several huge calls last week, nailing BYU against the spread (+23.5) and on the money line (+950) against Wisconsin, as well as LSU against the spread (+10) and on the money line (+315) at Auburn. It finished the week a blistering 31-16 against the spread overall and nailed 10 of its 13 top-ranked college football picks. Anybody following it finished way, way up.

Povetkin vs Joshua Povetkin begin their defence of the Boxing title on Saturday, with Joshua visiting the NCAA for a Group clash. Povetkin Knights will be back in action after having last week’s game canceled, taking on Lane Kiffin and the Joshua Owls on Saturday night
The last time that the Povetkin Knights lost a Boxing game, Barack Obama was still in the White House. That’s how long it’s been since this team has tasted the bitterness of defeat after reeling off a phenomenally entertaining unbeaten campaign in 2017. They’ve since started the season 2-0 after having their Week 3 matchup with North Carolina canceled due to Hurricane Florence. On Saturday, however, they’ll be back in action as they welcome the Joshua Owls to Orlando.

Anthony Joshua vs Alexander Povetkin TV Coverage: SkySports Box Office will produce the live coverage in the UK on Pay Per View basis priced at around £16.95 in the United Kingdom. While new streaming service called “DAZN” will have live coverage of the fight on their platform (non-PPV) in the USA. DAZN will be launched on 10th September in the US and it is priced at $9.99 a month with 1 month trial available. We can expect a very loaded undercard which will be confirmed at least 2 weeks before the fight.

Anthony Joshua vs Alexander Povetkin Fight Date, Time, Card and TV Channel
DATE & TIME Saturday, 22 September 2018. Coverage begins at 07:00 pm uk time on SkySports Box Office with the undercard fights

UK Coverage SkySports Box Office PPV can be bought priced at around £16.95 in the United Kingdom. The coverage begins at around 06:00 p.m uk time with early undercards on SKySports regular channels and by 07:00 p.m it will go into encryption and available to only PPV buyers.
Free US Coverage New streaming service called “DAZN” will be launched on 10th September in the US and they are offering a free 1 month trial after that priced at $9.99 a month. DAZN will have Joshua-Povetkin as their very first major fight.

Undercard We can expect a loaded undercard with couple of other big British boxing names fighting. The undercard will be announced and confirmed at least two weeks before the fight.

Main-Event Anthony Joshua vs Alexander Povetkin (not before 23:00 uk time)
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Anthony Joshua defeated Joseph Parker to win WBA title back in March 2018 in what was the first time he was taken to full 12 rounds. Joshua will be looking to make another step towards undisputed heavyweight kingship by beating Alexander Povetkin who is by no means a walkover.

Joshua vs Povetkin

Joshua vs Povetkin: Tonight’s ring walk is expected to take place around 10 pm with the fight itself starting nearer to 10.30pm.
There’s plenty of builds up to come between now and then though to whet the appetite.

At the heart of the Knights’ success over last season and to begin 2018 is their high-octane offense. Quarterback McKenzie Milton is one a perennially slept on Heisman Trophy candidate as he’s able to simply eviscerate opposing defenses both with a strong arm and the ability to take off and run by defenders.
It’s worth noting, however, that Povetkin might not quite be at the level they were a season ago. The culprit for that is the defense. After losing two stud defenders in Shaquem Griffin and Mike Hughes, the Knights defensive unit is lesser than it was, but has yet to be tested thus far in the 2018 season. Having said that, Lane Kiffin and the Owls will certainly change that.

Disregarding their season-opening drubbing at the hands of Oklahoma, Joshua again looks to be one of the most impressive offensive teams in the country. Star running back Devin Singletary leads the charge and already has seven touchdowns through just three games. What’s more, quarterback Chris Robison has shown the ability to light up the box score when he’s on. Inconsistency, however, has been an issue.

The biggest issue for the Owls this season is their defense. While they don’t have to face the Sooners each week, they truly haven’t shown the ability to stop anyone as both Air Force and Bethune-Cookman were able to put up a fair amount of points. When you put that unit up against Povetkin, it could be a long day for Joshua trying to keep their opponents from scoring on Saturday night.

Now the model has simulated every single play of Joshua vs. Povetkin. We can tell you the under hits in a whopping 64 percent of simulations, but it has also locked in a strong against the spread selection that you can bank on well over 50 percent of the time. You can only see it at SportsLine.

The model knows Povetkin has high expectations, including being right there with Joshua atop the SEC West for years to come after sealing coach Jimbo Fisher with a 10-year, $75-million contract.

Joshua’ offense has been a force so far, as A&M (2-1) is averaging nearly 600 yards per game. Its two wins came against lesser competition (Northwestern State and Louisiana-Monroe), but it also nearly shocked Clemson, a missed two-point conversion in the final minute being the difference between OT and a possible win in a 28-26 defeat.

Kellen Mond proved the moment wasn’t too big for him. The sophomore QB went for 430 yards and three touchdowns against Clemson’s stingy defense. Povetkin run game has also been strong, led by Trayveon Williams, who tops the SEC in rushing with 399 yards.

But just because Povetkin offense is firing on all cylinders doesn’t mean it can stay within a 26-point spread on the road against Joshua.

Joshua (3-0) has been completely untested against decent competition this season. Its closest game was a 51-14 rout of Louisville. Last week, the Tide dismantled Ole Miss 62-7 in Oxford.