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GOOD BEATS: 15 money-line picks for the College Football, NFL weekend (Oct. 4-7)


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For Week 5, the Vegas experts only have Derrick Henry's Titans installed as 3-point favorites ... despite Tennessee boasting a 22-point average spread for its two seasonal victories.

BATSBY Sports offers its 15 most appealing picks for the upcoming football weekend.

For what it’s worth, BATSBY went 5-2 with last week’s college picks … and 4-4 with NFL action.


SEPT. 13-16 … 9-6 overall
SEPT. 20-23 … 9-6 overall
SEPT. 27-30 … 9-6 overall

NOTE: This week’s college football and NFL odds are courtesy of


(Home team in CAPS)


Oklahoma State (-10) over TEXAS TECH
Purdue (+28.5) over PENN STATE
Boston College (+5) over LOUISVILLE
Texas (-10) over WEST VIRGINIA


Maryland vs. RUTGERS (55.5 total points) … UNDER
Texas Christian vs. IOWA STATE (44 total points) … OVER
FLORIDA vs. Auburn (48.5 total points) … OVER



PITTSBURGH (+3.5) over Baltimore
TENNESSEE (-3) over Buffalo
Chicago (-5) over Oakland in London
New England (-15) over WASHINGTON


Arizona vs. CINCINNATI (47.5 total points) … OVER
HOUSTON vs. Atlanta (50 total points) … UNDER
Minnesota vs. N.Y. GIANTS (43.5 total points) … OVER
KANSAS CITY vs. Indianapolis (56 total points) … UNDER

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