College Football Picks: Bet Central Michigan, LA Tech and Notre Dame on August 31st 2013

| August 30, 2013

COLLEGE FOOTBALL PICKS AUGUST 31ST 2013Pick: Central Michigan +31.5
Your free pick for Saturday, August 31st, 2013, comes in college football as Central Michigan and Michigan clash in Ann Arbor. Central Michigan is a fine MAC team under Dan Enos with an excellent offense. They are off a 7-6 campaign including in a 24-21 victory in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl. Tackle Eric Fisher was selected as the first pick in the NFL Draft! Junior wideout Titus Davis was one of the top receivers in the MAC as a sophomore, racking up 860 yards and eight TDs on 43 receptions. The Chippewas are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. the Big Ten and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games on fieldturf. They will be up for this game, while Michigan has a showdown with Notre Dame on deck. The Wolverines are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in August, so grab the underrated visitors. Play Central Michigan. -Jim Feist

Pick: Louisiana Tech +14
Dave Doreen comes over from Northern Illinois to NC State to take over a very thin roster with only 12 starters returning. Mike Glennon left for the NFL from the QB position and they will have to replace a total of 4 starters with 137 total starts along the offensive line. With a new QB and new offensive line with a first time OL coach, I expect this group to run the ball a lot and the fact that LA Tech returns their 4 starters up front and hired a defensive minded coach in Skip Holtz leads me to believe that they will set NC State up with a lot of 3rd and longs on Saturday. NC State just returns guys at the wrong position as they return 5 of their top 6 on the defensive line but they were ranked 88th in adjustment line yards while their secondary has to be completely rebuilt. LA Tech offense has to replace a lot of guys, but with a 4* recruit taking over at QB and a running back in Kevin Dixon along with a lot of backfield depth this team should avoid the turnovers early in the season, run the ball effectively and avoid blowouts. The defense weakness is in the secondary, but I don’t expect it to show against NC State. -Freddy Wills

Pick: Notre Dame -29.5
Notre Dame can name the score in this game on Saturday afternoon. This is a big game for the Irish after getting embarrassed by Alabama in the national title. HC Brian Kelly knows that a blowout win will silence the critics and erase the memory of that ugly loss to the Crimson Tide. The Irish get the perfect opponent to wax as Temple is in their first year under new HC Matt Rhule along with a pair of new coordinators. Notre Dame will run the ball all over the poor Temple rush defense while the Irish defense will stifle the weak Owls’ offense. Notre Dame can name the score in this game on Saturday afternoon. -Steve Merril

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