Well, its that time of week again. Time to bring you my predictions for the weekend of games. I am having a rough go of it this year. Massive spreads were my downfall last week, as I went a disappointing 24-29-2, bringing my season total to 91-108-5. Desperation may be setting in on some of these picks....
Central Florida(-6.5) at Marshall: This seems a bit low, but it is a home game on national TV. Oh well, give me UCF.
Kansas State(-3.5) at Kansas: Laugher of the week! Seriously? Kansas has been destroyed by everyone but Georgia Tech. I dont care if this is a rivalry game. K State has something to prove against a team they really hate. This gets to double digits EASILY!
South Florida at West Virginia(-11.5): This seems a bit on the high side, but the Bulls did just lose a heartbreaker to Syracuse, and WVU looks pretty good. I will say the Mounties cover.
Cincinnati(-3) at Louisville: I would say this is probably a push. If I have to go one way or the other, I will take Cincy.
Miami(FL)(-19.5) at Duke: The Hurricanes just got whipped by Florida State, and Duke isnt that bad of a team. I say this stays within 14-17.
Pittsburgh(-2.5) at Syracuse: This line makes absolutely no sense to me. The wrong team is favored. The Orange win by at least six.
Army at Rutgers(-6.5): Did they just pull this line out of their asses? Tulane beats Rutgers at Rutgers, then loses to Army at home, yet Army is STILL nearly a TD dog? Wrong! Army straight up.
Miami(OH) at Central Michigan(-11): Give me the Chippewas. The Redhawks are getting worse instead of better.....
Maryland at Clemson(-14.5): I dont like that half at all. Maryland is a decent team. They should stay within ten. The half just seals it. Give me the Terps.
Illinois at Michigan State(-7.5): I have watched the Spartans enough to know they can hang with just about anyone. I have also watch the Illini enough to realize they have some talent. This is a tough one, but give me Sparty even though I dont like the half.
Minnesota at Purdue(-4.5): Its a sad day when Purdue is favored. Minnesota flat out sucks though. Give me the Boilers.
North Carolina State(-7.5) at East Carolina: Im pretty confident about this one. This line is way low. Wolfpack roll.
Vanderbilt at Georgia(-16.5): Georgia rolled Tennessee last week at home, and Vandy is even worse. The Bulldogs cover this.
South Carolina(-6) at Kentucky: The Cocks by a TD is one of the safest bets of the week. Kentucky has no answer for Lattimore on defense.
Mississippi State at Florida(-8): Florida just lost a heartbreaker at home. Will they have enough to be the Bulldogs by two scores? Probably. Give me the Gators.
Mississippi at Alabama(-20.5): Ole Miss isnt as bad as they were early on. This line looks a little too big.
Iowa State at Oklahoma(-23): Im not sure why this line is so large. Oklahoma has only beaten ONE team by more than eight points. Which means they really cant blow anyone out. Their defense gets complacent. No way they cover this.
Bowling Green at Temple(-16.5): I dont like lines like this, but BGSU has been horrendous. Give me Temple I guess.
Eastern Michigan at Ball State(-13): I find it hard to believe Ball State can beat anyone by this much, so give me the Eagles.
Akron at Ohio(-16.5): Yuck, all this big lines in the freaking MAC? Is there that big of a gap between the haves and have nots in the worst conference not named after a heavenly body? Probably. Give me Ohio.
Baylor(-1) at Colorado: Colorado looked lost against Missouri last week and I know Baylor has as much or more talent than Mizzou. Bears roll.
UNLV at Colorado State(-3): Well, when in doubt, take the home team! That and the Rebs have been covered in all but one game. This seems safe to take the Rams.
Western Michigan at Notre Dame(-22): The Domers dont have the defense to win by 3+ TDs. Give me the Broncos.
Buffalo at Northern Illinois(-14.5): I like the Huskies. They nearly covered this against Temple.
North Carolina(-6.5) at Virginia: Way too low. Virginia might be the worst team in the ACC right now.
SMU at Navy(-2): Did I miss something? Why in the hell is Navy FAVORED? SMU wins by ten or so.
Cal at USC(-2): So Cal played a clunker against Nevada. They have looked pretty good in the rest of their games. You cant say that for the Trojans. Cal straight up.
Texas at Nebraska(-9): Too low. Nebraska isnt going to stop until they reach the back of Bevo's mouth.
Boston College at Florida State(-21.5): The Seminoles look like a team that is hitting their stride right now. They cover this.
Iowa(-4) at Michigan: I think Robinson is going to have trouble against Iowa's D, but I dont think the Hawkeyes cover. Iowa by a field goal.
Oregon State(-2) at Washington: This line is just retarded. Washington is getting by solely on their win over a self-destructive USC team. Remember what happened the last time Washington faced a running team? They are STILL trying to fix the turf in Husky stadium that Nebraska tore up a month ago. Beavers win BIG.
Wake Forest at Virginia Tech(-22.5): Wake has the worst defense in the ACC. Hokies cover with ease.
Idaho at Louisiana Tech(-2): Yeah, I know LT is playing better, but I still like Idaho by at least a TD.
BYU at TCU(-29.5): Too many. BYU may be struggling, but they arent THAT bad.
UTEP at UAB(-2): The wrong team is favored. UTEP has too many weapons on offense to lose this game.
Arizona(-23.5) at Washington State: The high-flying Ducks didnt even cover this in Pullman. No way the Wildcats do.
Utah(-19.5) at Wyoming: Lets see.....the Utes beat Iowa State in Ames by nearly 40 and they are only 20 point favorites in Laramie? I like those odds. Utes cover by halftime.
Kent State at Toledo(-2): The Rockets beat Purdue earlier this year. Im not sure Kent could have. Give me the Rockets.
Oklahoma State at Texas Tech(-3.5): This line is dumb too. TT cant stop the Cowboy offense. Pokes by ten.
Missouri at Texas A&M(-3): I havent seen anything that says A&M can win this. Mizzou by six.
Southern Mississippi(-15) at Memphis: The Tigers are horrible. Eagles cover this with relative ease.
Houston(-9.5) at Rice: This isnt really a road game for either team. Even without Keenum, Houston is too powerful for Rice to hang with 31-21 sounds about right.
Tulane at Tulsa(-18.5): Too many. Tulsa's offense isnt nearly as good as it was three years ago.
Ohio State(-6) at Wisconsin: I dont think so. If the Buckeyes win, it will be by three or four.
Arkansas at Auburn(-3): This is probably a push. Since I have to pick, I will take Auburn. I dont think Arkie can handle Newton for the entire game. They had trouble with Jerrod Johnson last week, and Newton is better than him.
Boise State(-39.5) at San Jose State: I hate the damn lines. I keep picking against Boise beating the shit out of lesser teams by 40, and they keep covering. They probably wont this week since Im finally taking the Broncos....
Air Force(-3.5) at San Diego State: I dont like that half at all. Oh well, give me the Falcons.
New Mexico State at Fresno State(-30): The Aggies are terrible, but Im not sure Fresno can run it up this much. I say 42-14 or so, so I guess Im taking NMSU....
Nevada(-7.5) at Hawaii: Hawaii wont be able to stop Taua and Kaepernick for a whole game. Wolfpack by 2 TD.
Arkansas State at Indiana(-14): What, did the Big Eleven finally get scared of the MAC? They decide to beat on the Sun Belt like the SEC does? Yeah, give me the Hoosiers....
Middle Tennessee State at Georgia Tech(-19): The Yellow Jackets have had trouble scoring, even though they shouldnt. This is tough. Before last week, I would have taken the Blue Raiders, then they get embarassed by Troy. I guess I take GT, even though I dont want to.
Louisiana-Monroe at Western Kentucky(even): Even odds? You have to go with the team that hasnt lost 27 consecutive games......
Louisiana-Lafayette at Troy(-17.5): Troy hammered a team that is better than the Cajuns last week. They should cover this.
Florida International(-4) at North Texas: Neither team is very good, but I say this stays within three points.