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Ryan’s Ramble: Knockin’ on Seven's Door

After six winning weekends in a row, we’re “Knockin’ on Seven’s Door” in week 9!

In the wise words of West Coast rapper Jay Rock in his song WIN: “Win, win, win, win, win (yeah), ____ everything else, win, win, win, win, win (win).”

Well, we’ve been doing a lot of winning here at Ryan’s Ramble lately as we are entering our SIXTH consecutive weekend of college football with a winning record. Although last weekend’s 6-5 finish wasn’t exactly what we were looking for, a positive record is a positive record.

After last week that brings Ryan’s Ramble’s overall record to 55-43-2 on the year after an even 100 picks. Of course I’m confident in all the picks that I make, but at this point in the year I’m somewhat in disbelief at how well things are going.

Sports betting can be a cruel, cruel world though. It’s just as easy to catch a cold streak and have six losing weeks in a row as it is to win six weeks in a row, so I’m always on my toes.

I’ll never promise anything, but what I can say is that I absolutely love the board this weekend. Before we get into my week 9 card, here is what we learned from last week’s slate of games:

What we learned last week:

  • Cincinnati has to win every game from here on out in blowout fashion if they want any shot in the College Football Playoff
  • The new overtime rules are electric
  • James Franklin’s brain is all over the place (California bound?)
  • A Wake Forest vs PITT ACC Championship is just over the horizon
  • Clemson is straight up not good at football
  • 1st half Kansas is a wagon

For more context on each of these talking points, be sure to check out the full length episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or YouTube!

We’ve been in the green for six weeks now, why not make it seven? Without further adieu, here is my full week 9 card:

All betting lines are pulled from DraftKings Sportsbook and are subject to change

TIER 3

Miami (FL.) @ No. 17 Pittsburgh

  • Kickoff: 11:00 a.m. CST
  • Spread: PITT -9, Miami +9
  • O/U: 62
  • Money Line: PITT -380, Miami +290

My pick: PITT -9

No. 19 SMU @ Houston

  • Kickoff: 6:00 p.m. CST
  • Spread: Houston -1, SMU +1
  • O/U: 61.5
  • Money Line: Houston -110, SMU -110

My Pick: Over 61.5

UCLA @ Utah

  • Kickoff: 9:00 p.m. CST
  • Spread: Utah -6.5, UCLA +6.5
  • O/U: 60.5
  • Money Line: Utah -240, UCLA +195

My Pick: UCLA +6.5

Florida State @ Clemson

  • Kickoff: 2:30 p.m. CST
  • Spread: Clemson -9, FSU +9
  • O/U: 48
  • Money Line: Clemson -365, FSU +280

My Pick: Clemson -9

Washington State @ Arizona State

  • Kickoff: 2:00 p.m. CST
  • Spread: ASU -16.5, Wazzou +16.5
  • O/U: 53
  • Money Line: ASU -720, Wazzou +500

My Pick: Washington State +17 (Buy half a point from +16.5)

TIER 2

No. 22 Iowa State @ West Virginia

  • Kickoff: 1:00 p.m. CST
  • Spread: ISU -7.5, WVU +7.5
  • O/U: 47.5
  • Money Line: ISU -310, WVU +245

My Pick: West Virginia +7.5

No. 6 Michigan @ No. 8 Michigan State

  • Kickoff: 11:00 a.m. CST
  • Spread: Michigan -4, Mich. St. +4
  • O/U: 50.5
  • Money Line: Michigan -190, Mich. St. +160

My Pick: Under 50.5

No. 12 Kentucky @ Mississippi State

  • Kickoff: 6:00 p.m. CST
  • Spread: Miss. St. -1.5, Kentucky +1.5
  • O/U: 47
  • Money Line: Miss. St. -120, Kentucky +100

My Pick: Kentucky +1.5

No. 9 Iowa @ Wisconsin

  • Kickoff: 11:00 a.m. CST
  • Spread: Wisconsin -3.5, Iowa +3.5
  • O/U: 37
  • Money Line: Wisconsin -165, Iowa +145

My Pick: Iowa +3.5

TIER 1

Rutgers @ Illinois

  • Kickoff: 11:00 a.m. CST
  • Spread: Rutgers -1.5, Illinois +1.5
  • O/U: 41.5
  • Money Line: Rutgers -120, Illinois +100

My Pick: Rutgers -120

Boise State @ Colorado State

  • Kickoff: 6:00 p.m. CST
  • Spread: Boise St. -2.5, CSU +2.5
  • O/U: 51.5
  • Money Line: Boise St. -135, CSU +115

My Pick: Boise State -2.5

Duke @ No. 13 Wake Forest

  • Kickoff: 3:00 p.m. CST
  • Spread: WF -16, Duke +16
  • O/U: 71.5
  • Money Line: WF -720, Duke +500

My Pick: Wake Forest team total over 43.5

No. 1 Georgia @ Florida

  • Kickoff: 2:30 p.m. CST
  • Spread: UGA -14, Florida +14
  • O/U: 51
  • Money Line: UGA -600, Florida +435

My Pick: Under 51

For more details as to why exactly I am making these picks check out the Ryan’s Ramble podcast!

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