After a perfect 3-0 week, we’re back with your Best Bets for the weekend. Clemson has beaten Florida State seven straight times, but can they make it eight? And speaking of win streaks, the Patriots have beaten the Jets 14 times in a row, does Zach Wilson have what it takes to lead the Jets to a win? Plus, we’re talking Coach Prime.
Best Bets of the Weekend Sept. 22-24
Clemson at Florida State Best Bet:
Two of our three best bets this week involve teams on long streaks against the other. Clemson has beaten the Seminole seven straight times, including a six-point win on the road last year.
Florida State is 3-0, but coming off a too-close 31-29 win over Boston College, but they may have been looking ahead to this one. Seminoles quarterback Jordan Travis has thrown eight TD passes and 6-foot-4 wide receiver Keon Coleman is a tough match-up for any secondary.
After losing to Duke, yes, Duke, Clemson has pounded two smaller schools, but Tigers quarterback Cade Klubnik still looks like he’s a step slower than he was.
This is not the typical Clemson team we have seen the last few years. They don’t have the same talent across the board and Florida State’s defense is fantastic. Expect the Seminoles to cover the BetMGM spread.
Colorado at Oregon Best Bet:
Colorado +21 (-110) DraftKings
Coach Prime, Deion Sanders, has been the talk of the college football world since taking over at Colorado. He brought in a whole new team through the transfer portal and the Buffs are 3-0 and ranked No. 19.
People still doubt whether Colorado is for real. Stop. Quarterback Shedeur Sanders has thrown for 10 touchdowns, but Colorado will miss two-way threat Travis Hunter, who got injured in the win over Colorado State.
Meanwhile No. 10 Oregon has scored 174 points in their first three games. Quarterback Bo Nix is a Heisman candidate at DraftKings.
Colorado has beaten Oregon only once since 2002, but the Buffs have shown they can score on anyone. There will be a lot of points in this one, and DraftKings giving Colorado 21 points is an easy grab. They may not win, but I don’t see it being a blowout.
New England Patriots at New York Jets Best Bet:
This has not been the season Jet fans were expecting.
Star quarterback Aaron Rodgers got hurt after four snaps and is out for the year, enter former starter Zach Wilson who just hasn’t shown he can handle the speed of the NFL.
Now here come the Patriots who have beaten the Jets 14 straight times, and 22 of the last 24. But the Patriots have problems. They are 0-2. They can’t run the ball, only 164 yards in two games, and their secondary is banged up.
The Jets defense was supposed to be merciless, but it’s allowed 46 points in two games and for some reason the Jets decided to make Wilson the centerpiece of the offense in the loss to the Cowboys.
The Jets are on the ropes and its hard to see them scoring many points. Bad quarterback play doesn’t work in the NFL.
Born and raised in Louisiana, Darren Cooper has a fond appreciation for bayous, Mardi Gras beads and the sports betting industry. Darren has worked for multiple print and online publications since 1998, primarily as a sports columnist in the Northeast. He’s covered a Super Bowl (it was a blowout), the World Series (same) and the NBA Draft (man, those guys are tall). For the last few years he’s dug deep into the sports gambling industry as it exploded across America, learning how the legal sausage is made and how while all the sportsbooks look the same, they all have different identities and styles. He’s learned to always bet within his means -- and take the under. When not in front of his computer creating, Darren spends time with his three boys. He runs, reads and is always looking for the next big thing to write about.