Picking 2016 CUSA Games Week 8

Last week MGN made CUSA picks against the spread and faired pretty well. Let us do it again as we get ready for UNT v Army at 11am. Hopefully we have a better time picking totals.

Before we begin let us have a reading:

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Army -18 vs North Texas / 48

They say never to (fake) bet on your team. I believe you should not bet against your team. Give me NT and the UNDER. Too much run game from both sides.

Rice v Prairie View A&M

No line. But Rice should get their first win of the year today.

Mizzou -7.5 v Middle Tennessee / 73.5

Missouri is not good by SEC standards, getting pasted in the last two weeks by offenses that had struggled. But they do boast talent. I believe in the Tigers, however irrationally. MTSU plays to their competition and that Vandy loss really sticks with me. I will take the OVER.

Marshall -10 v Charlotte / 59

Marshall opened as 19 point favorites but this has dropped. I would have taken Charlotte in that case but here I think Marshall has enough to beat this improving Charlotte team at home. Marshall and the UNDER. I do not feel super confident about this.

FIU + 18 v LaTech / 67

FIU are probably going to get beat badly. The question is: can they score 20 points or so, as La Tech grabs 40-something? The answer is probably, considering the Bulldogs allowed at least 24 to FCS South Carolina State, and n00b UMASS. LaTech and the OVER.

WKU -13.5 v Old Dominion / 65

If this were Norfolk I would be inclined to pick an upset. This is a good test of ODU, but also a test for WKU coming off their big win over rival MTSU. I will take ODU to cover, and the UNDER.

UTSA -9.5 v UTEP / 47

The Runners play well at home, and UTEP is reeling. That said, I had posited that we could see a UTEP mid-season renaissance starting today. I will not pick UTEP outright, but they will cover. I will also take the UNDER.