MIA at UNC(9.5)(64)
Matchup: Somethings got to give. Are you telling me I can get the #10 ranked team in the nation, against a mediocre 1-4 North Carolina team, at a spread of -9.5? Yes, Please. It almost seems to good to be true. North Carolina has been completely awful this year. Their only win is against a subpar Middle Tennessee team. Also on the year they have gotten beat by East Carolina by 24 at home, surrendering 55 points. How is that suppose to matchup with a Miami team that has been nothing short of great this season? Al Golden has done a wonderful job as coach of this team. Stephen Morris is an above average college quarterback, and Duke Johnson just might be the best running back in the ACC. Not to mention their defense ranks 9th in the nation in points against. I do not see this game being close. I would imagine Miami will come out ready to play and will take care of business early on. PLAY MIAMI.
Prediction: Miami, 42 at North Carolina, 21
SEA at ARI(6.5)(40) *3-ARI *0-Under
Matchup: Seattle will be up for a difficult challenge thursday night when they will have to travel to Arizona to face a Cardinal's defense that ranks 5th against the run. While Seattle has been seemingly unstoppable rushing the ball this year, they have only once been truly tested by a run stop defense. That test came in week one when they matched up with carolina on the road, only producing 12 points. They will be able to acquire some success through the air, but do not expect the point production that Seattle fans have grown use to. On the other side of the ball, however, Seattle should feel pretty confident. They rank 2nd in opposing passing yards, and should be able to limit Carson Palmer in Thursday night's matchup. With all considered, Arizona seems like a solid choice. Not only are they 2-0 SU at home this season, but they are also 5-0 ATS following their last 5 ATS losses. I feel very confident about Arizona's run stop defense limiting Seattle's offense, and keeping this score within a touchdown.
O/U: While every matchup points towards a low scoring affair, something is telling me that under is a risky pick. Over is 8-1 in the last 9 meetings in Arizona. I am taking under, but would not recommend betting money on it.
Prediction: Seattle, 17 at Arizona, 20