Weekly Picks (10/18-10/22)
October 18, 2012 Leave a comment
They say that Saturdays are when you make your money, and Sundays are when you give it right back. Yuuuuuup…
Northwestern (-3.5) @ Minnesota: 1 unit
Stanford (+7.5) @ Notre Dame: 1 unit
Oregon State (+6) @ BYU: 1 unit
Utah State (+3.5) @ San Jose State: 2 units
South Carolina (+3) @ LSU: 1 unit
West Virginia (-4) @ Texas Tech: 2 units
Tennessee (+3) @ Mississippi State: 1 unit
Steelers (-6) @ Titans: 2 units
Colts (+3) @ Jets: 1 unit
Patriots (-4) @ Seahawks: 3 units
Texans (-3) vs Packers: 2 units
Net: -5 units
YTD: + 0 units
The NFL buried me this weekend, and like that I have squandered the money I had already made. The Patriots looked to be in cruise control to and would have really salvaged things for me, but they completely blew it in a manner that I haven’t seen them do in a long time. It was pathetic.
This NFL season has been ridiculously unpredictable, so perhaps I start taking heed to that.
This will be brief.
Note: 1 unit for each.
Syracuse (-4.5) vs. Connecticut: 1 unit
Syracuse has played well at home this season. They are the vastly superior offense. UConn has played a very fluff schedule, which makes their defense look better than it is. Syracuse will be the best offense they’ve played so far, and that’s an indictment towards UConn’s schedule.
Rutgers (-5) @ Temple: 1 unit
The road hasn’t slowed Rutgers down much this year. They’ve won every game by 8 or more points, including better teams than Temple.
LSU (-3.5) @ Texas A&M
Johnny Manziel is a joy to watch, but A&M has been shaky lately. LSU has next weekend off, so even with Bama on the horizons, it’s hard to see this being a trap game. They’ll be solely focused on this game, and figure out a way to stop Manziel.
South Carolina (+3.5) @ Florida: 1 unit
I hope I’m wrong, but I do think Florida is a bit more flawed than their now #2 BCS ranking suggests. I’m not buying into the severity of Lattimore’s injury either.
(Note, by book has this on old…assuming due to Lattimore)
Kansas State (+3) @ WVU
You have to imagine WVU is fired up for this one, but I just think Kansas State is the better team.
(Same as above…)
Kentucky (+28) vs. Georgia
Trap game? Why not? Kentucky is bad, but 28 points is a lot, and at home Kentucky can keep it under that.
And for the NFL…and since I’ll probably lose all these, I’ll refrain from dropping any logic here…
Seattle (+9) @ San Francisco
New Orleans (-3) @ Tampa
New York Jets (+11) @ New England
Buffalo (-3) vs. Tennessee
Chicago (-6) vs. Detroit