Its been up and down as the regular season has gone on, but this week I’m making up for the Gong Show weeks, and straight picking money makers left and right. Don’t get left out, these are the hot picks for this week in the College ranks.
TOP 5 Bets
1. Boise State
2. Southern Methodist
5. West Virginia
Texas A&M Aggies @ Texas Longhorns (-13): 5 out of the last 6 match-ups between these teams have ended in a win for the Longhorns of 13 points or more. The only game that didn’t see the Horns hooking the Aggies by more than 13, an 11 point win by Texas last season. Look for yet another Longhorn win!
Oregon Ducks (+3) @ Oregon State Beavers: Just to show how big of a gong-show the entire Pac-10 is, the Ducks, who got trounced by the Trojans, will spank the Beavers, who handed USC their only loss thus far. I think the Big East is a stronger conference than the Pac-10. Hell, I know it is! The Ducks walk in this interstate showdown.
Cincinnati Bearcats (-3.5) @ Connecticut Huskies: UCONN doesn’t have a chance in this game. This is what I’m talking about, the Big East has a nice group of top level talent. The Bearcats are one of those top tier teams that will upset some “major conference” squads in bowl play. Mark my words. Cinci wins easily here.
Syracuse Orange (+15) @ Rutgers Scarlet Knights: After finally seeing their perfect season deteriorate, the Knights will have a tough one against the Orange. Syracuse won’t win, don’t get me wrong, but they will put up a fight against the Knights.
South Carolina Gamecoks @ Clemson Tigers (-5): After a week of Steve Spurrier rumors, the Old Ball Coach heading to Miami to take over a struggling Hurricane squad, something tells me the Gamecocks won’t play inspired football. God knows they aren’t good enough to play poorly and win, so expect the Clemson Tigers to take advantage of that situation and get a big win. Did I mention that they are the better team? Its true.
South Florida Bulls @ West Virginia Mountaineers (-21): The Mounties have dominated at home this season, and are playing as well as they’ve played all year. The Bulls are a formidable opponent, but that won’t stop the Mounties from mounting a dominating win at home. Pat White and Steve Slaton for president!
Southern Methodist Mustangs (+4) @ Rice Owls: I fully expect the Mustangs to win this contest. This will be Rice’s 4th home game this season, and they’ll look to win one for their home fans, but SMU is the better team here, despite the similar record. The Owls have been eeking out close wins while SMU has been pretty solid. Take the underdog here!
Louisville Cardinals (-10.5) @ Pittsburgh Panthers: 4 straight losses for the Panthers? Make that 5. Yes sir, the Cardinals are still one of the Nation’s best teams, and the Panthers are still on a 4 game losing streak that doesn’t look to be stopping any time soon. The Panthers have always been front runners, and God knows what a 4 game tank job does to front runners. The Cards should cover with ease on the road in this one.
Oklahoma Sooners (-5.5) @ Oklahoma State Cowboys: OK State will get handled in this one. A Sooner team that keeps getting better each week will come into their biggest rivals home turf and dominate from kickoff ’till game over.
Boise State Broncos (-2.5) @ Nevada Wolfpack: LOL! The Broncos have had 2 close games all season long. This one may be close, because Nevada has some talent, but there is a reason the Broncos are undefeated. I have a pretty good feeling Boise State will run the table this year, and that makes betting on this game a given. Nevada isn’t this good.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish @ USC Trojans (-7): The Irish have a better team, but I have a feeling they’ll come out flat against USC, something that won’t be tolerated, and won’t be taken lightly by the Trojans. An early lead for USC is almost a guarantee. I hope this game is closer than I expect it to be.