Picking This Week’s Games

Went 4-6 last week to run my season total against the spread to 36-42-2.  Now for another go at it.  All lines courtesy of DocSports.

Purdue at Illinois (42 points) — OVER — I like these two teams to top the total.  Illinois could score most of this on its own.

Illinois 31, Purdue 17

Michigan State (+6.5) at Iowa — This game seems pretty evenly matched to me, with Iowa getting the edge due to the home field.  I like the Spartans to keep it close but the Hawkeyes save the BCS some controversey.

Iowa 23, Michigan State 20

Northwestern at Indiana (58.5 points) — OVER — I like the total here as well as I think both teams should march down the field all day, unless weather mucks it up.  Northwestern pulls out a fun one.

Northwestern 42, Indiana 38

Arkansas (-20.5) vs. Vanderbilt — The Hogs will hit on all cylinders vs. the hapless Commodores.  Huge game for Ryan Mallett and his receiving corps.

Arkansas 49, Vanderbilt 20

Auburn (-7) at Mississippi — I don’t think the Tigers will have a let down.  Cam Newton is a great insurance policy against that.  Another good game for Michael Dyer.

Auburn 34, Mississippi 24

San Diego State (-10) at Wyoming — The Cowboys have been playing well lately, but the Aztecs continue their rebound under Hoke and get the cover thanks to a good game from Ryan Lindley.

San Diego State 35, Wyoming 21

Stanford (-7) at Washington — Battle of future NFL quarterbacks will be won by Andrew Luck.  Stanford will be just too tough and physical for the Huskies.

Stanford 45, Washington 28

Michigan (-3) at Penn State — Denard Robinson gets back on track with a big game against a rather slow Nittany Lion defense.  The Michigan defense plays one of its best games of the year.

Michigan 38, Penn State 17

Utah State (+26) at Nevada — The Aggies keep this one close for a while and get the cover in the end.

Nevada 45, Utah State 31

Florida International (-4) at Florida Atlantic — FIU wins this battle going away.

FIU 31, Florida Atlantic 10

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4 Responses to Picking This Week’s Games

  1. Floridan October 29, 2010 at 6:02 am #

    No prediction for the Florida – Georgia game?

  2. John October 29, 2010 at 9:47 am #

    Or for the Oregon-USC game?

  3. Not Anon October 29, 2010 at 12:26 pm #

    He picks games he sees good plays on, not the most interesting ones

  4. Floridan October 31, 2010 at 8:01 pm #

    “FIU wins this battle going away.”

    It seems FIU went away before the game began.