Picking This Week’s Games

After an excellent September, this month has been awful for my game-picking skills.  I went a horrendous 2-8 against the line last week and am now underwater for the season at 26-32-2.  Time to turn things back around.  Lines courtesy of DocSports.com

Kansas State (-3.5) at Kansas–I like K-State to get back on track behind Daniel Thomas, who should have a monster game. 

Kansas State 31, Kansas 20

Miami (-19.5) at Duke–Miami, at least, seems to easily handle the teams it is supposed to handle.  Jacory Harris throws more touchdowns than picks and the Canes roll.

Miami 42, Duke 14

Baylor (-1) at Colorado–Baylor is starting to kick it into high gear on offense thanks to Robert Griffin, who is really developing as a passer.  I don’t think Colorado can keep up.

Baylor 34, Colorado 24

Oregon State (-1.5) at Washington–The Huskies have a gimpy Jake Locker.  The Beavers are without James Rodgers but Ryan Katz is blossoming at just the right time.

Oregon State 34, Washington 27

WSU (+23.5) vs. Arizona–The Cougars showed some signs of life last week against Oregon.  I like for them to keep things respectable at home against Arizona.

Arizona 37, WSU 17

Ohio State (-4) at Wisconsin–This should be an ugly, dreary game.  But Ohio State can out-dreary the best of them and the Buckeye defense should keep the Badgers in check.

Ohio State 20, Wisconsin 10

Arkansas at Auburn (OVER 60.5)–I’m not sure who’s going to win this one, but I think there will be a lot of scoring, thanks to Petrino and Malzahn.  I can see this being an entertaining track meet that goes down to the wire.

Arkansas 42, Auburn 38

Nevada at Hawaii (OVER 74 points)–This is another game where the over probably can never be too high.  These are two prolific offenses going up againt two not-so-good defenses.  That means lots of points.  Nevada wins, though, thanks to its being able to grind it a bit more.

Nevada 56, Hawaii 42

Tulsa (-18.5) at Tulane–Tulane’s defense isn’t bad, but I don’t think it can keep Tulsa’s top 10 offense in check.  G.J. Kinne has a big game and the Golden Hurricanes romp.

Tulsa 41, Tulane 21

Iowa at Michigan (OVER 53.5)–I like the Hawkeyes here because they’ll be able to slow down Michigan more than Michigan can slow down the Hawkeyes.   But I think both teams will score quite a bit, so I’m going with the over.

Iowa 31, Michigan 28

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