2019 SEASON RECORD: 62-56
Week 11 Game of the Week
#2 LSU at #3 Alabama (-6) OVER 62.5 – Saturday 2:30pm
Game Preview: Last week was the battle for the SEC East… this is a battle for the SEC West with an almost guaranteed playoff spot on the line. Alabama’s offense will be LSU’s defense biggest challenge of the season. They’ve struggled this year and as long as Tua is healthy the points will come. The biggest matchup will be LSU’s offense vs. Alabama’s defense. This isn’t the same units from last year. Alabama’s secondary is underrated and they will challenge Joe Burrow. That doesn’t mean there won’t be points. Expect a lot of them with Bama winning a high scoring matchup.
Pick: Alabama 41-31
Top Picks of the Week (All Times CST)
Temple (-1) at USF – Thursday 7:00pm
An almost pick’em game that I don’t think should be. Temple is better than USF.
UCF at Tulsa (+17)– Friday 6:00pm
My two theories last week were Tulsa plays teams close and UCF hasn’t been blowing out teams out as much as years past… When my theories collide I have to go with it, I’m a man of principle.
#12 Baylor at TCU (+2.5) – Saturday 11:00am
If you’ve been following TGIS you know I think Baylor is under ranked. That doesn’t mean I think they are a great football team that is going undefeated though. Baylor loses this weekend for the first time.
Western Kentucky at Arkansas (-1) – Saturday 11:00am
Arkansas in a pick’em game against a 5-4 Conference USA team… think new QB John Stephen Jones gives the Hogs a spark and the win.
Purdue at Northwestern UNDER 39 – Saturday 11:00am
Purdue is on its fourth string QB who is a Sophomore walk-on. Northwestern has averaged 4 points per game over its last 4 games. This game may end 6-3. No way they get 39 points.
Stanford (-3) at Colorado – Saturday 2:00pm
Basically Colorado is not a good football team and Stanford is starting to turn it around. Also, Colorado’s best player Laviska Shenault has been hampered by injury for most of the season. Stanford wins by 10.
#16 Kansas State (+7) at Texas OVER 57.5 – Saturday 2:30pm
Seven points is way too much in a pick’em game and 57.5 points is not enough. This is a Texas team that was in a 50-48 game against Kansas at home. Texas wins a close shootout.
Appalachian State at South Carolina (-5) – Saturday 6:00pm
App State undefeated season was ended and now must go to Columbia to face the Gamecocks. For a team that beat Georgia and played a close game with Florida, 5 points is not enough. Cocks by double digits.
San Jose State (+8) at Hawaii – Saturday 10:00pm
This isn’t last years San Jose State Spartans. These Spartans are decent. They’ve played Boise State and San Diego State tough and even beat Army. Surely they can cover over a touchdown spread against Hawaii on the island.