Barnes’ Bankroll Management: Week 8
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Barnes’ Bankroll Management: Week 8

We’re back for another week of gambling picks!

Last Week: 3-4 (43%)

Season total: 25-26-2 (49%)

One step forward, another step back. After getting to 50% on the season following week six, we’re now at 49% on the season heading into week eight.

Coastal Carolina (-4) at Appalachian State

Almost as impressive as Coastal’s 6-0 record is their 5-1 showing ATS the season. Make it 6-1 ATS as the Chanticleers move to 7-0 in the season.

Oklahoma (-38.5) at Kansas

A few weeks ago I would have considered taking the points here but Lincoln Riley seems to have found something in quarterback Caleb Williams. Sooners win big behind an offensive explosion.

Clemson at Pitt (-3)

Something you don’t see very often. Clemson entering a game as an underdog, and I think it’s justified. Clemson’s defense remains very good but we’ve seen nothing yet to suggest that dismal offense is going to improve. Pitt may be the best team in the ACC and they have a great opportunity to show it this weekend.

Tennessee at Alabama (-25.5)

Nick Saban in a rivalry game where he will be looking to put up some style points has me leaning towards the Tide at home here.

Ohio State (-20) at Indiana

The Buckeyes are 11-6-1 as road favorites dating back to 2017. They improve on that number this weekend.

South Carolina (+21) at Texas A&M

Three touchdowns seems like a lot here. I think A&M may go a few weeks of being overvalued after knocking on King Saban.

Miami at NC State (-3)

Manny Diaz is essentially a lame duck coach, half of his team is considering entering the transfer portal and the players who are suiting up just aren’t very good. Seems like a deadly combo for the ‘Canes.

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