Time to reveal my plays of the week. These are the 10 games I would bet on if I were a degenerate gambler. For those who don’t know already, the first team listed is my pick, unless it’s an over/under selection. Odds provided by DocSports. If I were you, I’d bet on these games. You can thank me (or hate me) later. I had my first losing week of the season last week, going 4-6, but I’m still hitting 57% on the season (34-26), so heed my advice!
Here are this week’s picks:
Texas A&M -6.5 at Mississippi
Johnny Football had two weeks to prepare and I think the Aggies come out on fire in this one. I think we’ll see lots of scoring with A&M pulling away at the end.
Texas A&M 45, Ole Miss35
Stanford -9 at Utah
The Utes just don’t have the dynamism to attack the Stanford defense. Meanwhile, I think the Cardinal will snap back from a tepid offensive performance last week.
Stanford 34, Utah 13
LSU -7 vs. Florida
Florida has excellent corners and this will be a tough challenge for Zach Mettenberger, but I think the wheels come off Tyler Murphy a bit and LSU asserts itself on defense.
LSU 24, Florida 14
Oregon -13 at Washington
I think Washington invested a lot in its loss to Stanford last week. That was a game that better-suited UW’s style. This one, not so much. The Huskies get some points but can’t stop the Oregon juggernaut.
Oregon 52, Washington 35
Northwestern +10 at Wisconsin
The Wildcats nearly pulled off the upset of Ohio State last week and I think they’ll bounce back and beat Wisconsin outright as Venric Mark has a big game.
Northwestern 27, Wisconsin 24
Alabama -27 at Kentucky
The Tide are quietly putting together a nice stretch of defense, having allowed no touchdowns in its last 12 quarters. I think there’s a chance that streak goes to 16 against the Wildcats.
Alabama 38, Kentucky 9
Oregon State +2 at Washington State
I’m a little surprised that WSU is favored in this one. Sean Mannion has another huge day and the Beavers get the mild upset.
Oregon State 42, Washington State 28
Boise State -7 at Utah State
Without Chuckie Keeton, I don’t think Utah State will get much done on offense. Joe Southwick should play well and lead the Broncos to an easy win.
Boise State 31, Utah State 10
Nebraska -15 at Purdue
The Cornhuskers are actually starting to roll a bit with Tommy Armstrong at QB. But Taylor Martinez should also be back from injury as well and the Nebraska offense should overwhelm Purdue.
Nebraska 49, Purdue 21
Baylor -17.5 at Kansas State
The Wildcats have played fairly tough the past two weeks but I don’t think they can stop the Baylor offense. The Bears won’t score 70, but they’ll score over 45 and win this one going away.
Baylor 52, Kansas State 27