2019 SEASON RECORD: 46-38
Week 8 Game of the Week
#16 Michigan (+9.5) at #7 Penn State – Saturday 6:30pm
Game Preview: Michigan travels to Happy Valley to try and keep their Big Ten hopes alive. A loss would put them two games behind both Penn State and Ohio State. Both of these teams have good defenses, but struggle offensively. Expect a low scoring game and what I think will be a Michigan upset. Sprinkle that moneyline.
Pick: Michigan 21-20
Top Picks of the Week (All Times CST)
#4 Ohio State (-27) at Northwestern – Friday 7:30pm
Ohio State is blowing out everyone in the Big Ten right now and Northwestern is near the bottom of it. Northwestern flat out can’t score. 28 points is not nearly a high enough spread. Ohio State wins big.
#9 Florida (-5) at South Carolina – Saturday 11:00am
South Carolina had a great win over Georgia, but the game was more Georgia losing than South Carolina winning it. The Gamecocks have improved since QB Ryan Hillinski, but he will be playing Saturday with a knee injury. 5 points is not enough against a legitimate top ten Florida team.
West Virginia (+33.5) at #5 Oklahoma – Saturday 11:00am
Coming off a big win against Texas watch out for a let down. No Oklahoma won’t lose, but 33.5 points is a lot. Remember Oklahoma didn’t cover a similar spread against Kansas. Oklahoma wins 48-20.
Oregon State (+11.5) at Cal – Saturday 1:30pm
I’m putting my faith in backup Cal QB Devon Modster (being bad). Modster is 23/49 229 yards 1 TD 3 INTs on the season. Oregon State has played some teams tough in the Pac-12 and should cover. They might even win which means MONEYLINE SPRINKLE.
#2 LSU (-18.5) at Mississippi State OVER 61 – Saturday 2:30pm
LSU overs never disappoint and have been easy money all year. As for the line, Mississippi State is bad. They are not good on offense and they are not good on defense. In conclusion, this line is too low… LSU by 30.
#18 Baylor at Oklahoma State UNDER 68.5 – Saturday 3:00pm
Just like LSU overs have killed it this year, Baylor Unders have done just as well. The under has hit three of the last four weeks, the one exception being the Baylor/Texas Tech 2OT game. Oklahoma State has a good offense, but the Baylor defense has been impressive.
Rice (-4) at UTSA – Saturday 3:00pm
Rice is the greatest 0-6 team of all time. Rice played Baylor tough and only lost by 8 points. UTSA lost 63-14 to the same Baylor team. Transitive property mean Rice wins by a touchdown or more.
Kansas at #15 Texas (-21) – Saturday 6:00pm
The line is too low. TCU and Oklahoma beat Kansas by 37 and 25 points. Fully trust Texas to be able to cover 22 points at home.
#14 Boise State (-6.5) at BYU – Saturday 9:15pm
It has been a long time since BYU has beat Tenessee and USC. Since then, the Cougars have just not been good. This includes losing to a very bad South Florida team. Boise State should be ready to play and be able to win by a touchdown or more.