Bit of an up and down week last week but still very good numbers over all for the year and we have made money overall. Lots of good games this week with some nice point spreads. Let’s get right to this weeks picks.
COLLEGE GAMES (HOME team in CAPS)
FLORIDA ST -21 over Wake Forrest
FSU had a huge win last week over Miami and I think they back it up this week against a poor Wake Forrest team. FSU is at home and they have a week off after this game which is good as their next game is Clemson. So no look ahead here or sandwich game as they will have a week off before the Clemson game. I am not sure WF scores more than 10 or 13 points and I think FSU goes nuts on offense. I like FSU big, real big. Lay the 3 touchdowns.
Nebraska -3 over INDIANA
Nebraska has benefited from an easy schedule but they are a very good team. Indiana had a nice home win vs Michigan St but that has been there only good win all year. I lover that we have only a field goal point spread here as I think on pure talent Nebraska is far superior to Indiana. I will take the team with far superior talent and only laying a field goal. Give me Nebraska.
Alabama -12 over TENNESSEE
The Volunteers have played amazingly entertaining games each week and their luck came to an end last week with a heart breaking loss. I think this week the bad luck continues and it won’t be heart breaking. Tennessee can’t take a half off and mount an amazing comeback vs a team like Alabama. Once Bama gets up on you, they pour it on. Alabama big and lay the points
YEAR TO DATE RECORD: 10-5
Pittsburgh -7 over MIAMI
I hate picking against Miami on this site, I really really do. I make it a point not to bet Dolphins games because I want to root for them each week and not have to worry about point spreads or anything of the sort. But every now and then there is a line and a game where its just too good to pass up. And if there was ever a time I wish I was wrong and will lose money I hope it’s when I do bet against them. But you need to separate your heart from your brain when betting. My heart will always pull for Miami but common sense kicks in and the Dolphins don’t have a CB on their roster who can cover any of the Pittsburgh WR’s. This game has 35-7 written all over it. Hold your nose and bet Pittsburgh folks.
OAKLAND +2 over Kansas City
The Raiders at home getting 2 points, let me jump all over that. KC is a good team, but not great. This is probably a field goal game either way so I will take the 2 points here. I think Oakland wins outright to be honest as they have the better QB and are the better team.
SEATTLE -6 over Atlanta
The Falcons hit a road bump in their amazing season thus far. You have Seattle coming off a bye week and they are at home. Atlanta has played well this year but I don’t see how they go into Seattle and win. The line is small enough where I think Seattle wins. Before the bye week the Hawks were getting on the right track and playing well, I think they turn it up a notch and blow out Atlanta.
YEAR TO DATE RECORD: 10-8
Points spread curtesy of the Caesars Sportsbook