Picking This Week’s Games

Went 5-5 last week and am now an atrocious 35-44-1 on the year against the college football odds.   Here are my picks against the line for this week.  Take with a grain of salt!

Mississippi at Auburn (48.5 OVER)–Jevan Snead is finally starting to get going, so I think the Rebels will score well here and with Auburn you always have the opportunity for big points, so I like the OVER.

Ole Miss 31, Auburn 20

Baylor (+13) vs. Nebraska–I like the Bears staying in it just enough to cover against a struggling Nebraska squad.  Hard to keep an Art Briles-coached offense down for long, even with its quarterback out.

Nebraska 28, Baylor 17

Boise State (-36.5) vs. San Jose State–Boise is going to go for all the style points it can against the hapless Spartans.

Boise State 56, San Jose State 14

Oregon State (-9.5) vs. UCLA–The Beavers are hitting their usual mid-to-late season stride and should make easy work of the struggling Bruins.

Oregon State 31, UCLA 10

Michigan (-7) at Illinois–The Wolverines have looked rather pedestrian of late, but they’ll right the ship against an odious Illinois squad here.

Michigan 35, Illinois 17

Oklahoma State (+9.5) vs. Texas–This might be the last obstacle for Texas on its way to a possible undefeated season and BCS title game berth.  So I’m calling for the upset.

Oklahoma State 31, Texas 30

TCU (-35) vs. UNLV–I’m not so sure TCU isn’t worthy of that BCS title game berth.  Like Boise, they’ll roll up the style points and get the cover.

TCU 49, UNLV 10

Idaho (-3) vs. Louisiana Tech–The Vandals get back on track against a Tech team that has to travel a long way.

Idaho 38, Louisiana Tech 28

Notre Dame (-27.5) vs. Washington State–No fourth quarter heroics this time.  For once the Irish leave no doubt and jump all over a team from the outset.

Notre Dame 45, Washington State 14

USC (-3) at Oregon–I think USC has its offense in a groove and that Pete Carroll has Oregon’s spread scheme figured out.  Equals an easy win in my book.

USC 45, Oregon 24

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6 Responses to Picking This Week’s Games

  1. Biondo October 31, 2009 at 10:34 am #

    I am curious, where are you betting these games?

    The reason I ask is because you keep listing ties as wins–last week your picks went 4-5-1 (the tie being Duke -4 against Maryland), and here you say you went 5-5. The week before your picks went 2-7-1 (the tie being Oklahoma +3 against Texas), and you said you went 3-7.

    I’d also like to take advantage of a book that pays me for ties. Can you tell us what it is?

  2. eric manry October 31, 2009 at 8:58 pm #

    I told in the thread where you said USC was going to the Championship over TX that this would be the exact outcome. TX would roll tonight and USC would lose!

    Stick to capping the heisman race because thats why I come here.

    You either have PAC10 or USC bias or you just don’t know college football. USC almost lost to a mid-ranged Beavers team while TX rolled MIZZ and you still pubished these picks???

    Guess you’ll be rearranging your bowl predictions now…..

    Florida / Texas if you need help.

  3. eric manry October 31, 2009 at 9:03 pm #

    This was my comment:

    eric manry on October 28, 2009 6:45 pm
    I usually think you are on point. BUT are you smoking CRACK.

    USC in the championship? Sure it could happen but the odds are long! You think OSU has a better chance of beating UT than Oregon beating USC?

    Vegas doesn’t agree with you and neither do I.

    I have USC going down this weekend with Texas winning by double digits….

  4. Old Ducker October 31, 2009 at 9:41 pm #

    “USC 45, Oregon 24″

    Great prediction, HP :)

  5. go ducks October 31, 2009 at 10:50 pm #

    yeah that prediction worked out real well

  6. USC is now limp ... November 1, 2009 at 12:09 am #

    I guess you weren’t sucking hard enough.