Thursday, October 27, 2011
Week 9 Picks Guaranteed* to Win You Money
Thanks to a .500 week, we're now at 49-28-1 for the full season. With a record like that, we're bound for a correction, cause seriously, we're horrible, horrible gamblers. You've heard our score prediction for the Cocktail Party, now it's our picks for the 10 games involving the top 15 teams on the week. Lots of road favorites in the games this week, so it's just asking for trouble.
#15 Wisconsin -7 1/2 @ Ohio St- The Badgers look to bounce back against the bumbling Buckeyes. On the road, but Ohio St is a far cry from the Sweatervest days. Take the Badgers to win you some money honey.
#13 South Carolina -3 1/2 @ Tennessee-Without Lattimore on one side, or Bray on the other, this one has the possibility of becoming a classic ala Miss St/Auburn a few years back where the o/u of 10 might win with the under. But we expect the Gamecock D to score at least one TD, and the Chickens cover in a game of who's offense can do the least.
#12 Virginia Tech -15 1/2 @ Duke-See that opponent, Duke, yeah, we're taking the Hokies. No further explanation needed.
#11 Michigan St +4 1/2 @ #14 Nebraska-Michigan St has clearly been playing better, and Taylor Martinez will do his best to blow it. But there's only so many games in a row where kids can get up, and after Ohio St, Michigan, and then the Badgers last week, Sparty is bound for a let down. Nebraska's D covers Martinez's incompetence, and covers the 4.
#10 Arkansas -10 1/2 @ Vanderbilt-Vanderbilt just flubbed up against Army and proved they hate America. Plus, see the Va Tech comments. Take the Razorbacks, even at twice that spread, as Petrino piles it on.
#8 Kansas St +13 1/2 @ #9 Oklahoma-So the choke came last week, what does that mean for this week, against the Chocolate Chip lovers? Will the Sooners bounce back, or does Bill Snyder have his mojo back? We're taking the Wildcats just for the points.
#7 Oregon -35 1/2 Washington St-The Cougars haven't been good since Ryan Leaf left, and Oregon scores at will. It's a lot of points, but the Ducks will fly.
#6 Stanford - 7 1/2 @ Southern Cal-Matchup of the first round QBs in Luck and Barkley. One has a good, physical team, the other is coached by Lane Kiffin. Yeah, take the Cardinal.
#5 Clemson -3 1/2 @ Georgia Tech-And the Clemsoning begins. As much as it pains us to say, we're calling the Yellow Jackets to upset and cover. We're going to be sick, so let's just move on to the next one.
#3 Oklahoma St -14 1/2 Baylor-Robert Griffin the 3rd may be ridiculous, but the T Boones are rolling along and seem like the best bet right now to face next week's winner of the Game of the Millenium of the Century of the Decade of the Year. Lay the points, take the 'Pokes.
*-guarantee only good on Christmas Eve, between 4:30 and 4:49 in the morning, if you're on your way to Toys-R-Us to get your kid the last Transformer doll, and right before you go inside you get smacked upside the head with a brick