Picking This Week’s Games

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

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One Response to Picking This Week’s Games

  1. CloroxingTheGenePool October 22, 2009 at 9:45 pm #

    Iowa has not won at Michigan State since 1995.