Had another rotten week against the spread last week, going 3-7, which puts me at 30-39-1 on the year. As usual, these are the games in which I see some sort of play and, also as usual, take my advice at your own risk!
Miami (-4.5) vs. Clemson–The Tigers are coming off a nice win, but it’s time to come back to earth against Miami. I like Jacory Harris to have a big day and for the ‘Canes to win solidly.
Miami 31, Clemson 17
Purdue (-11) vs. Illinois–It looks to me like the Illini have given up on the Zooker. Four of the five Boilermaker losses have come by less than a touchdown and Purdue is riding high after last week’s win over Ohio State, so they’ll keep the momentum going here.
Purdue 35, Illinois 14
Idaho (+15.5) at Nevada–This seems like an out-of-whack line. Not sure why Idaho isn’t getting any respect from the oddsmakers, but I think they should cover here.
Nevada 31, Idaho 28
Arkansas (+6.5) at Ole Miss–I like the Razorbacks to win this one outright. The Razorbacks have made an amazing defensive turnaround, holding Florida and Auburn down considerably the last two weeks and I like that trend to continue against the Rebels.
Arkansas 24, Ole Miss 20
Iowa (+1.5) at Michigan State–I’ve picked against Iowa a few times this year and have been burned. Not this time. It looks like the Hawkeyes are on their way to a magical season.
Iowa 27, Michigan State 17
Auburn (+7.5) at LSU–I think Auburn gets back on track offensively but falls short thanks to a breakout game by Russell Shepard.
LSU 34, Auburn 31
Oregon State (+21) at USC–The Beavers are rebounding nicely after their typical slow start. I think they give USC a game for three quarters before the Trojans pull away.
USC 38, Oregon State 28
Stanford (-6.5) vs. Arizona State–The Cardinal have come down to earth a bit after a nice start. I think Stanford rights the ship and puts up a solid win over the Sun Devils thanks to another great day by Andrew Luck.
Stanford 35, Arizona State 24
Duke (-4) vs. Maryland–Can Duke get to a bowl for the first time since 1994? Win this one and there’s an outside chance. Maryland is terrible and I think the Dukies get the win.
Duke 26, Maryland 17
Central Michigan (-8.5) at Bowling Green–The Chippewas are on a roll and have a chance to win out after dropping its opener to Arizona. BG won’t be able to stop Dan LeFevour and CMU wins.
Central Michigan 41, Bowling Green 23