I’ve got twelve big ones for Week 10 – I hope you enjoy. Just to let you know, my favorites are Minnesota, Oregon, and Iowa – but I like them all enough to throw a bet down. Here’s to hoping home field advantage doesn’t rear it’s ugly head this weekend – 10 out of my 12 are road warriors – just five road favorites though – ha, that’s good for me. Enjoy, and as always, good luck.
Wisconsin Badgers (+5) @ Michigan State Spartans: Lots of bad football from the Badgers this year, but I tend to think these two teams are just about even, and Michigan State isn’t some freakishly tough place to play by any means. I think Wisconsin runs the ball well and likely upsets the Spartans, as MSU starts their normal late season slide.
Northwestern Wildcats @ Minnesota Golden Gophers (-6): The Gophers are ranked just one spot behind the Wildcats, and favored in this game by 6 – why? Well, that’s because it is becoming more and more likely that C.J. Bacher won’t be under center in this one for Northwestern and the fact that Minnesota is actually the better team, oh, and Tyrell Sutton (damn good running back) is out for the game too. Rankings are stupid. Write that down. Take Minnesota here.
Tulsa Golden Hurricane (-7) @ Arkansas Razorbacks: Maybe it’s my hatred for Bobby Patrino, or maybe I like the Hurricane as one of the tougher outs in the Nations – I don’t know. I do know this, Arkansas has been destroyed by good teams, and the Hurricane are good. It’s a tough out of conference game, maybe, but Tulsa has shown me that they can play ball and boy can they take advantage of a bad defense. They score like Texas Tech – and coming off yet another close loss, I think the Razorbacks are in line for an old fashioned butt kicking. But let me make this clear, Tulsa hasn’t beaten anyone, and taking this line means you are buying into their undefeated crap schedule hype. I am taking this game, yes, but that doesn’t mean you have to. Ha. I’m making a “small” bet on this one.
Arkansas State Indians (+23.5) @ Alabama Crimson Tide: The Tide are one of the Nation’s best teams, I’m not arguing that – but they still aren’t a “kill you” team. Arkansas State can run the ball well, they throw the ball well enough, and they do alright defensively. I think ‘Bama takes this one by two touchdowns, maybe even three, but then again, that still makes me a winner.
Oregon Ducks (+3) @ California Bears: I think Oregon hammers the Bears. There, I said it. There are lots of reasons I believe this, but I’m confident in just saying they’re going to kill them, on the road, conference rival, big game for both teams – Ducks by three touchdowns.
Florida State Seminoles (+2.5) @ Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets: The quarterbacking troubles continue for Georgia Tech – and I don’t think their running game is good enough to beat the Seminoles all by it’s lonesome. Favored by just under a field goal, that’s almost like being a dog. The Yellow Jackets are ranked in the Top 25, a few spots higher than the Noles – but I still think FSU is the better team. Too many athletes for GT in this game.
Iowa Hawkeyes (+3) @ Illinois Fighting Illini: I think Iowa runs all over Illinois, and not even Juice Williams can put up enough points to win this game for the home team. Iowa has one of the better runners in the nation, and they will showcase him in this one.
Stanford Cardinal (-29) @ Washington State Cougars: Because I have to, it’s part of my religion now.
San Jose State Spartans (-16.5) @ Idaho Vandals: I know Idaho won last week, but taht’s all the better reason to think they lose by 30 to the Spartans here. San Jose state showed me a solid football team last week against Boise State, despite the tough loss. San Jose at anything less than minus three touchdowns seems like a deal in this one.
Washington Huskies @ USC Trojans (-43): Because not only do I have to, but it feels good when I do it.
Boise State Broncos (-20) @ New Mexico Lobos: I know this probably isn’t a good way to go about this, so I’m basically advising you to only wager a small bet on this one, but the freaking Lobos lost to the freaking Vandals. Ewwww… Boise State brings the ruckus night in and night out. I think they can score three more touchdowns than a Lobos team that is losers of back to back games against San Jose State and Idaho. I also really like the fact that two starting offensive linemen are out for New Mexico (well I don’t like it, I’m not saying yahoo for injuries, I’m just liking my bet more.
TCU Horned Frogs (-13.5) @ UNLV Running Rebels: The Horned Frogs are this good folks, it’s not a joke. They’ve lost one game to Oklahoma and pretty much handled everyone else. I don’t think that stops with the Running Rebels, even though UNLV has played tough the last couple weeks. They’re in for a down week against a great opponent.