Faculty soccer Week 1 picks towards the unfold: BYU-Navy a troublesome decide’em

Week 1 of the 2020 faculty soccer season is right here.  

There are 9 video games on the schedule involving FBS groups — a far cry from the standard Labor Day weekend setup. No ranked groups are taking part in, and the spotlight of the schedule is Monday’s matchup between BYU and Navy.  

Cease complaining. It is soccer, and there are alternatives to wager towards the unfold.  

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I’ll provide picks towards the unfold for each week of the faculty soccer season. I usually do picks for video games involving High 25 groups, so take into account this a bonus week. Final 12 months, I completed 226-50 (.819) straight up and 153-123 (.554) towards the unfold throughout the common season. I used to be simply Four-16 (.200) on upset picks, nonetheless. 

With that in thoughts, here is a take a look at the Week 1 picks towards the unfold (spreads through BetOnline.ag):   

Thursday, Sept. Three  

South Alabama at Southern Miss (-14.5)  

Jack Abraham is again at quarterback for the Golden Eagles, and that continuity ought to assist in the house opener. South Alabama was Three-Three as a highway underdog final season, and it is tempting to take the Jaguars right here. We simply cannot do it.  

Southern Miss wins 36-19 and COVERS the unfold.  

Central Arkansas at UAB (No Line)  

Central Arkansas is taking part in its second recreation in 5 days, and it is up towards a Blazers group that is adequate to win Convention-USA. UAB operating again Spencer Brown, who battled accidents final season, returns to kind with a giant recreation.  

UAB wins 38-14  

Saturday, Sept. 5 

SMU (-21.5) at Texas State 

The Mustangs beat Texas State 47-17 final season, and quarterback Shane Buechele returns from final 12 months’s 10-win group. The Mustangs give TCU one thing to consider in Week 2.  

SMU wins 42-17 and COVERS the unfold.  

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Arkansas State at Memphis (-18.5)  

Memphis will not have Kenneth Gainwell, who opted out of the season to arrange for the NFL Draft. The Tigers had been Four-Three ATS when favored by double digits in 2019, and the Crimson Wolves can rating factors, too.  

Memphis wins 41-24 however FAILS TO COVER the unfold.  

Center Tennessee State at Military (-Three.5)  

Military is trying to bounce again after a five-win season in 2019, and this would be the first take a look at new quarterback Jabari Legal guidelines. The Blue Raiders had been 5-Three ATS as a highway underdog in 2019.  

Military wins 30-24 and COVERS the unfold.  

Stephen F. Austin at UTEP (No line)  

UTEP completed 1-11 final season, and they’re switching the protection to a Four-Three after permitting 35.9 factors per recreation. The Lumberjacks may pull off the upset right here, however we’ll go along with the house group.  

UTEP wins 24-21  

Houston Baptist at North Texas (No line)  

North Texas begins life with out quarterback Mason Advantageous, however Houston Baptist affords a tune-up for the Imply Inexperienced earlier than C-USA play.  

North Texas wins 41-14 

Japanese Kentucky at Marshall (No line)  

Marshall quarterback Isaiah Inexperienced transferred this offseason, however the Thundering Herd settle in behind operating again Brenden Knox. If there’s a line, Marshall was 1-5 ATS as a house favourite final season.  

Marshall wins 33-10  

Monday, Sept. 7 

BYU at Navy (Choose ’em)  

The perfect recreation of the week options the traditional distinction in types: Navy’s triple-option assault towards BYU’s wide-open offense led by quarterback Zach Wilson. This one goes all the way down to the wire and doesn’t disappoint.  

Navy wins 30-27 in a PICK’EM.  

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