2019 SEASON RECORD: 51-44
Week 9 Game(s) of the Week
#13 Wisconsin (+14.5) at #3 Ohio State – Saturday 11:00am
Game Preview: Wisconsin was embarrassed at Illinois losing as a 31 point favorite after being dominant through the first seven weeks. This doesn’t mean Wisconsin is a bad team though. While Ohio State has been dominant, they have been dominant against nobodies. Wisconsin has been dominant against the same terrible teams. While I don’t think Wisconsin will win, they will keep it close enough
Pick: Ohio State 34-21
#9 Auburn (+10.5) at #2 LSU – Saturday 2:30pm
Game Preview: I’ve flipped back and forth on this one… but you still CAN’T TRUST BO NIX. The Auburn offense doesn’t have enough fire power to keep up with LSU. LSU by two touchdowns.
Pick: LSU 38-28
#8 Notre Dame at #19 Michigan (+1) – Saturday 6:30pm
Game Preview: Is Notre Dame actually good? We were all impressed when they stuck with Georgia and only lost by seven points, but Georgia is not the Georgia we thought. Michigan meanwhile is improving. The offense is coming along and will make this close. Wolverines by a point.
Pick: Michigan 21-20
Top Picks of the Week (All Times CST)
Miami at Pittsburgh OVER 43.5 – Saturday 11:00pm
Miami games have been unpredictable. Pittsburgh showed the ability to score against Syracuse last week so I like the over.
#6 Penn State (-6) at Michigan State – Saturday 2:30pm
People are overrating Michigan State as a good football team. They’re not. Penn State is and should win by double digits.
#15 Texas (-1.5) at TCU OVER 59 – Saturday 2:30pm
I know Texas is banged up on defense… but come on. Only getting a point and a half against TCU is way too low. TCU has lost three out of the last four and should not be almost a pick’em against the Longhorns.
Maryland (+16.5) at Minnesota – Saturday 2:30pm
Minnesota has been impressive and Maryland has struggled. So why am I taking Maryland? 16.5 is way too many points for a mid to bottom level Big Ten game.
South Carolina (-4.5) at Tennessee – Saturday 3:00pm
South Carolina has played Florida and Georgia tough over the past two weeks and even beating Georgia. Tennessee is not at the same level as the Gamecocks and will lose by a touchdown or more.
Texas Tech (-4) at Kansas – Saturday 7:00pm
Kansas is still Kansas. So we are taking Texas Tech.
Cal at #12 Utah OVER 37.5 – Saturday 9:00pm
Utah have averaged over 37 points by themselves in the past three games. Cal should be at least able to help by scoring a little bit… Over hits.
Washington State at #11 Oregon (-14) – Saturday 9:30pm
I probably shouldn’t bet this given Oregon’s inconsistency. But Oregon is too talented not to blow out the Cougs at home. Oregon wins big.