Picking This Week’s Games

I got back on the winning track last week, going 6-4 against the spread.  My record against the spread this year is now 22-27-1.  Time to build on that momentum!

Note: I only pick the games where I see a potential play.  Take my advice at your own risk!

Idaho (+3.5) at San Jose State–The Vandals are on a roll at 4-1 and the Spartans are really struggling.  I like Idaho to win outright on the road.

Idaho 38, San Jose State 31

Michigan (+8) at Iowa–Michigan’s defense has been awful, but I’m not sure Iowa will have an answer for Tate Forcier in the first go-around.  I like the Wolverines to at least cover and possibly win outright.

Michigan 24, Iowa 21

Auburn at Arkansas (OVER 66 points)–This has the makings of a classic offensive shootout.  Neither defense is particularly stout and both offenses are fantastic.  I like Auburn to get the win.

Auburn 45, Arkansas 34

UCLA (+3) vs. Oregon–The Ducks are having quarterback injury issues and that usually spells trouble for them.  UCLA gets Kevin Prince back and I think that will make all the difference in the outright Bruin win.

UCLA 23, Oregon 20

Georgia (+1.5) at Tennessee–Seriously, what has Tennessee done to justify being favored in any game against a decent opponent?  The Vols defense is legit, but Georgia should have no problem putting the clamps down on Tennessee’s offense.  Meanwhile, UGA will make just enough plays in the passing game to win.

Georgia 17, Tennesee 10

Stanford (+1) at Oregon State–The Beavers are rounding into shape a bit, but Stanford is getting more and more confident each week.  I think Andrew Luck has a big day and the Cardinal win for the second year in a row.

Stanford 27, Oregon State 23

Alabama (-5) at Ole Miss–Looking at the matchups, I just don’t see the Rebels hanging with the Tide.  If Bama turns the ball over, this one will be close, but otherwise I think the Tide rolls.

Alabama 28, Ole Miss 16

Purdue at Minnesota (OVER 51.5)–I like both these offenses and neither of these defenses.  The possibility of a shootout looms.

Minnesota 34, Purdue 31

Indiana (+7) at Virginia–I actually have liked what I’ve seen from Indiana this year.  I think Ben Chappell plays well here and the Hoosiers win outright.

Indiana 23, Virginia 20

Syracuse (+10) vs. West Virginia–The ‘Cuse is much improved over recent years and West Virginia can’t seem to find any consistency since Rich Rod’s departure.  I like Syracuse to cover.

West Virginia 27, Syracuse 20

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2 Responses to Picking This Week’s Games

  1. Matt October 9, 2009 at 5:06 am #

    How come you didn’t pick arguably the biggest game of the week end? FL-LSU?

  2. HP October 9, 2009 at 11:44 am #

    I pick games for betting purposes, where I see a play. I don’t see a play in that game.