Tuley's Takes on NFL advance lines


As we sit here in the Tuley’s Takes home office on Tuesday, Aug. 31, we can’t wait to turn the calendar to September and another day closer to the start of the real football season.

Yes, I’m fully aware college football had its Week 0 on Saturday (as I had the first upset winner of the season with Illinois + 7 vs. Nebraska), but this is the real opening weekend with a full holiday-weekend slate of games from Thursday through Monday, plus I’m actually attending Northern Arizona’s game against defending FCS champion Sam Houston State game in Flagstaff, Ariz., on Thursday night for one last escape from the Vegas summer heat.

There’s a lot of great college football content in this week’s Point Spread Weekly (and the VSiN College Football Betting Guide), so I’ll let the real CFB experts take center stage this week. You can still find my weekly picks on the VSiN CFB Consensus and VSiN CFB Best Bets page. Just remember that the consensus page usually includes the marquee games of the week where I have to make a pick. Basically, if I like an underdog, I’ll take it; however, if I’m unable to make a case for the dog, I’ll pick the favorite, even though I’m not betting it myself. My real CFB picks are on the VSiN Best Bets page and will often include games that are not among the marquee games (for instance, Penn State + 5.5 at Wisconsin is my only best bet this week that also appears on the consensus page).

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