Free Week 2 Prediction: Mustangs vs Bears Odds
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(1-0) SMU Mustangs vs. Baylor Bears (1-0)
Date: Saturday, September 10th
Time: 3:30 pm EST
Venue: McClane Stadium, Waco, Texas
NCAA Football Spread: Baylor -32
NCAA Betting Total: 76
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Two explosive offenses go head to head in this early season matchup.
SMU showcased a high powered offense in their victory against North Texas, while Baylor easily handled Northwestern State.
The offense starts with dynamic receiver Courtland Sutton.
The former 3* recruit who finished the day with 4 catches for 162 yards and 3 touchdowns. Expect him to do more of the same against a Baylor defense that never shut down opponents under Art Briles.
QB Matt Davis had 91 yards rushing to go with 155 through the air with 2 touchdowns and an interception. If he doesn’t split time with Ben Hicks he can make the game a nightmare for the Baylor defensive line.
RB Xavier jones also had a big game with 115 yards on the ground and a TD last week. He should have another good game and expect at least two trips to the endzone.
The defense had 3 sacks and forced 3 interceptions, but will face one of the toughest offenses in the country so expect them to have a tough time stopping Baylor’s playmakers.
Seth Russell should be a sleeper Heisman Trophy candidate. He has all the tools to continue the success of recent Baylor QB’s, but will Jim Grobe keep the pass happy offense the fans are used to seeing?
Russell was very good in week 1 throwing 4 Td’s and will continue the hot start to the season.
A new head coach means new philosophies on offense, and the ground game was in full display as the team racked up 275 yards on the ground on 49 attempts.
During the last 6 seasons of Jim Grobe’s tenure at Wake Forest the offenses finished 58th, 109th, 65th, 119th, 121st. This will clearly be the best team of offensive weapons he will have at his disposal and I expect a top 20 finish this season.
Going up against an opponent with such a disparity in talent the defense played as expected. Shutting down Northwestern State for most of the game.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Over is 7-2 in SMU last 9 games in September.
- Over is 6-2 in SMU last 8 non-conference games.
- SMU are 7-19-1 ATS in their last 27 vs. Big 12.
- Over is 20-6 in BAY last 26 games in September.
- Over is 16-5 in BAY last 21 non-conference games.
- BAY are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
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After easy victories for each team in week 1, I expect the scoring to be non-stop in this game. The Baylor line is too high considering the offenses we have playing in this game.
SMU will keep it close enough to cover. Don’t walk away from the TV too many times or you will miss a couple of scores!
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Neither defense will be able to shut down the opponent. This game can easily have over 1000 yards of total offense and 90 points scored between the two teams.
I look for the Baylor ground game to seal the deal in the 4th quarter.
Week 2 Free Score Prediction: Baylor 52 – SMU 41
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