OVERALL RECORD: 92-61-1 (60.1%)
2021 SEASON RECORD: 13-5-0 (72.2%)
TGIS continues to be HOT! Last weekend brought TGIS over the 60% threshold on the overall record. We are going to continue the hot streak going into a tough Week 2. … HERE ARE THIS WEEK’S PICKS:
Week 2 Game of the Week (All Times CST)
Iowa (+4.5) at Iowa State– Saturday 3:30pm
In week 1 Iowa suffocated Indiana’s offense and blew them out by 28 points. Iowa State? Won 16-10 against Northern Iowa. This will be a lower scoring game and I don’t trust Brock Purdy to move the ball on Iowa. Iowa covers and might even mess around and win. (moneyline sprinkle).
Pick: Iowa 24-20
Top Picks of the Week
Illinois (+10) at Virginia – 10:00am
What has Virginia done to be a double digit favorite over Illinois? Illinois could have quarterback Brandon Peters back this week, but Art Sitkowski hasn’t played bad. Illinois will keep this close enough to cover.
Western Kentucky at Army OVER 52– 10:30am
Western Kentucky QB Bailey Zappe threw for 7 touchdowns last week and put up 59 points. Army scored 43 points against Georgia State. The over will hit.
Pittsburgh (-2) at Tennessee – 11:00am
Tennessee’s QB Joe Milton couldn’t play well against Bowling Green… he will not play well against Pittsburgh. Hopping on the Vols are bad train early.
South Carolina (-1.5) at East Carolina – 11:00am
If Luke Doty ends up starting at quarterback I love the play. If Zeb Noland starts I still like the play. South Carolina has too much talent on defense to lose. South Carolina by a touchdown.
Air Force at Navy UNDER 41.5 – 2:30pm
A CBS Sports Tom Fornelli special. Service Academy unders are 38-9-1. Principal under play.
Cal at TCU UNDER 48.5 – 2:30pm
Both teams have a very good running game and good defenses. Expect a low scoring game.
NC State (-1) at Mississippi State – 6:00pm
I didn’t like Mississippi State going into the year and I definitely do not like them now after barely slipping by Louisiana Tech. NC State wins by more than a touchdown.
Appalachian State at Miami (-7.5) – 6:00pm
I trust Miami to bounce back and show they are still a top 20 team. Appalachian State is just an OK football team with a quarterback I do not trust… D’Eriq King covers with ease.
Missouri (+6) at Kentucky – 6:30pm
In my mind these teams are even. Kentucky’s defense looked a little shaky against Louisiana-Monroe (one of the worst D1 teams). Six points is way too big of a spread. (Moneyline sprinkle also).
Washington (+7) at Michigan UNDER 48.5 – 7:00pm
A huge week 1 overreaction. Washington was without their four leading receivers last week when they lost to FCS powerhouse Montana. I also really like this Washington defense against Michigan’s offense. Both teams play at a very slow pace… the under hits and Washington covers.