2019 SEASON RECORD: 77-66-1
Week 13 Game of the Week
#8 Penn State (+18.5) at #2 Ohio State – Saturday 2:30pm
Game Preview: Ohio State is a week out from facing Michigan. However, this game is the biggest on Ohio State’s schedule and will determine who wins the Big Ten East. Penn State will be locked in, but does Ohio State get caught looking forward to its rival Michigan? Penn State has a good enough defense to keep Justin Fields from going wild. If Penn State wants a chance at winning they need a major improvement on offense from QB Sean Clifford. Ohio State wins, but Penn State keeps it interesting.
Pick: Ohio State 34-21
Top Picks of the Week (All Times CST)
#21 Oklahoma State (-6.5) at West Virginia– Saturday 11:00am
The Cowboys in the last three weeks have beat Iowa State, TCU, and Kansas by a touchdown or more. I like Oklahoma State’s offense to continue that trend and put it on West Virginia (4-6).
Illinois (+15.5) at #17 Iowa– Saturday 11:00am
The most points Iowa has scored over the past six games? 26. Iowa does not have a high scoring offense. Illinois has turned it around and is actually bowl bound. Illinois keeps it within two touchdowns.
Kansas (+24.5) at #22 Iowa State – Saturday 11:00am
Another big spread in the Big 12 that I think will end up a close game. Iowa State is off a big win against Texas and a let down maybe coming. 24.5 is too many points for the Mad Hatter and Kansas.
#13 Michigan (-9) at Indiana – Saturday 2:30pm
Michigan is different team than the one that was blown out against Wisconsin. Meanwhile, I still have not bought into Indiana as a top Big Ten team. Michigan should win by double digits even with Ohio State on the horizon next week.
Texas A&M (+14) at #4 Georgia – Saturday 2:30pm
Georgia’s offense has not improved. They’ve averaged 22 ppg in their last five games. A&M’s offense is good enough to put up points against the Dawgs and cover the spread.
Texas (+5.5) at #14 Baylor – Saturday 2:30pm
All Texas does is play close games and Vegas keeps putting them as the underdog. I actually like them to win this one in Waco. Baylor suffered a devastating comeback defeat against Oklahoma and I’m not sure how they will bounce back. Texas moneyline.
#25 SMU at Navy (-3.5) – Saturday 2:30pm
SMU will struggle to stop Navy’s offense. SMU gave up over 50 points the last two games. On the other hand, Navy has scored on average around 44 points in their last two AAC games. SMU loses a tough away game. 3.5 points won’t mean much in this high scoring affair. The over is also a possible play here.
Purdue (+24.5) at #12 Wisconsin – Saturday 3:00pm
Wisconsin hasn’t won a game by this spread since October 12. Purdue’s third string QB, Aidan O’Connor, came in and didn’t do bad against Northwestern and actually won the game by two points. Purdue covers.
#6 Oregon at Arizona State (+14.5) – Saturday 6:30pm
Believe in Herm Edwards. Oregon comes to town looking forward to their Pac-12 championship battle with Utah. Freshman QB Jayden Daniels has really developed and will be a key in keeping it close. I believe this will be a crazy one in Tempe with a potential upset. Never trust Pac-12 favorites down the stretch.
TCU (+18) at #9 Oklahoma – Saturday 7:00pm
TGIS will be there live.Oklahoma has lost to Kansas State and barely escaped Iowa State and Baylor in their last three games. 18 points is way too many against a decent TCU team. TCU’s defense will keep Oklahoma from running up the score. I would also not rule out a possible upset.