Week 7 Picks

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Oh what a season we are having now in College Football, and the NFL isn't so bad either.  First, we had Les Miles and his heart attack, no clue how to manage time LSU team squeak out a win, then come back the next and squeak out another win against Florida, and then we have the consensus #1 team go down last week to the "old ball coach" (aka Spurrier) and South Carolina.  Now, Ohio State is sitting atop the perch, but for how long?

In the NFL, who would have thought that both Dallas and Minnesota would be 1-4 coming into their matchup this weekend?  Also, we've got another great hot chick controversy with Jenn Sterger getting some "private" photos from one Brett Favre.  Seriously, this is a great season for Football.  Anyways, let's get on to this week's picks.

5 team Weekend Parlay

With the Ryder Cup going on, is anyone really thinking about Football?  Of course you are, and that is why we continue to bring some good quality picks.  Not too much to say about these picks, other than they should be good to go.

Texas at Oklahoma -4  (Take OU)

Texas A&M versus Oklahoma State pick

It's Texas versus Oklahoma tonight.  No, not the teams in the Red River shoot out, but the ones from Oklahoma State and Texas A&M.  Both teams are coming in 3-0, and this will be each of their teams' first real test, and first in conference game.  OSU comes in having won the last 2 head to head matchups, but then again, Texas A&M won 10 of the previous 12.  Then again again, do we really care what happened 10 years ago?  The answer is no, we just want the skinny for tonight.

Miami versus Pitt pick

The two bottom feeder BCS conferences play in front of the nationwide audience on Thursday night.  These two conferences combined for 6 Ranked teams to start the season, and are now down to a toal of 2.  To put that in perspective, the Mountain West conference comes in with 2 ranked teams this weekend. To add even more perspective about how far below the ACC and Big East are from the other 4 Major BCS conferences, the Big East is 0-5 versus them, and the ACC is a dismal 0-8.  The good news for each conference is that this game will give one of them a 2-1 record over the other, so it's kind of like a toilet bowl for the conferences. :-)  Anyways, we don't care about all of that, we want to know who is going to cover the spread, as that is where the money lies.

Week 3 Football picks

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The world is a finicky place when it comes to betting on football.  When I first saw the line on San Diego versus Kansas City last week at -4, and knowing how bad KC had been, I would've thought that was the easiest pick in the entire world.  Then the betting gods step in, cause a little rain, which somehow stirs up those crazy fans in their new stadium, then Jamaal Charles busts loose for a long TD, and the stage has been set for an upset.  Of course, that is week 1, so as the teams get better, especially the better teams, they won't be so inclined to just roll over at the first sign of adversity.  So, that brings us to week 2, where I'm all about a few favorites, one underdog, and one over.  Let's get to it.

North Carolina State versus Cincinnati Pick

The ACC could not have had a worse weekend then last weekend.  Any hopes of them showing the nation that they weren't the weak conference that everyone thinks they are was thrown out the window iwith losses by Miami, FSU, Ga. Tech, and most surprisingly Va. Tech to a FCS school by the name of James Madison.  However, lost in all that was a decent win by NC State over UCF despite being 3 point underdogs.  So, what do we do this week.  Do we go with the assumption that the ACC sucks overall and that NC State got a fluke win, or do we go with the idea that maybe NC State is a bit better than the odds makers think, and thus are ripe for the picking? 

Week 2 Thursday night Pick

The SEC is considered the elite conference in college football, and for good reason.  With 4 championships in a row (Florida, LSU, Florida, Alabama), no other conference has been able to even come close.  The SEC kicks off it's conference play this Thursday night with 2 SEC West teams going head to head.  Auburn (1-0) goes against Mississippi State (1-0).  Auburn went 8-5 SU and 6-7 ATS last year, and vice versa MSU went 5-7 SU, but 6-5-1 ATS.  So, who do you think we should go with?  The winning team SU or the winnning team ATS?  That trend of MSU beating the spread has continued this year with a blowout of 21 point underdog Memphis, whereas Auburn failed to cover a 31 pt. spread against Arkansas State, giving up 26 points in the process.  So, what to do?

Week 1 College Football Picks

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Wahoo!!  Doesn't it feel great to have football back.  Tomorrow is our first Saturday of the season, and for those of you who love their College Gameday, be sure to get those DVRs set.  They'll give you all the inside information about teams and who will win and lose, but they don't care about the spread, and we all know the spread is what matters.  So let's look at this week's games.

 

Michigan -3 over UCONN

 

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