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GOOD BEATS: 15 digestible money-line picks for the College Football, NFL weekend

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BATSBY Sports has the reader in mind when identifying 15 college and NFL games with flawed lines involving ATS or over/under tallies.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

(Home teams in CAPS)

AGAINST THE SPREAD

ILLINOIS (-7) over Eastern Michigan
CINCINNATI (-17) over Miami of Ohio
Southern Cal (-4.5) over BYU
CENTRAL MICHIGAN (-2) over Akron

OVER/UNDER

MISSISSIPPI STATE vs. Kansas State (52 total points) … OVER
Alabama vs. SOUTH CAROLINA (60.5 total points) … UNDER
Army vs. TEXAS-SAN ANTONIO (45 total points) … OVER

NFL

AGAINST THE SPREAD

Kansas City (-7) over OAKLAND
DENVER (+2.5) over Chicago
DETROIT (+2) over L.A. Chargers
WASHINGTON (+5.5) over Dallas

OVER/UNDER

Indianapolis vs. TENNESSEE (43.5 total points) … OVER
Philadelphia vs. ATLANTA (52.5 total points) … OVER
Buffalo vs. N.Y. GIANTS (44.5 total points) … UNDER
San Francisco vs. CINCINNATI (46 total points) … OVER

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