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Texas -18 vs Maryland

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The lines are out and Texas is a 18 point favorite over Maryland.

The over/under is 56 and I’m not touching that with a ten foot pole.

Some considerations:

  • The reason I’m avoiding the over/under bet is the Texas defense. I think we’ll see significant improvements from 2016 and I’m not impressed with Maryland’s likely QB starter, Tyrrell Pigrome (AKA Piggy). House Tyrrell: We Do Not Forward Pass. Texas could win big - but I suspect it will look more like 41-10 than 56-24. Maryland will also run the ball and a lot of clock
  • So why not the under? Because the Maryland defense was horrific against the run last year and the aforementioned Texas defense has the ability to score its ownself
  • Right now I’m digging Texas -18, though on the surface a 5-7 team shouldn’t be -18 on anyone until we can prove that the worm has indeed turned

I think it will. Starting this Saturday. Wanna know why?