On we go...and lookie! Earlier in the week this time!
Last Week: We were a solid (and downright normal) 63% successful last week, a smidge higher than the season average. Once again, the night games were the killer. We were 22-9 heading into the 6pm games, then went 9-9-1 from then on out. BTBS: make a lot of money until the sun goes down.
|All Games||31-18-1 (63.0%)||110-72-2 (60.3%)|
|Big 12||2-4-1 (35.7%)||19-14-1 (57.4%)|
|"LOCKS"||4-1 (80.0%)||12-8-1 (59.5%)|
Some ship-righting there with the Big 12 games...now every category--All, Big 12, and LOCKS--are between 57% and 60%. We'll just ignore that "Locks" are, in theory, supposed to be more successful than the others.
As always...Big 12 picks here...everything after the jump.
|Thurs., 10/1||6:30pm||Colorado at West Virginia||WVU by 14.1||WVU -17||Colorado (WIN)|
|Sat., 10/3||2:00pm||Iowa State vs Kansas State||KSU by 1.0||KSU +3||
|2:30pm||New Mexico at Texas Tech||Tech by 22.9||Tech -35.5||
|6:00pm||Kent State at Baylor||Baylor by 17.6||Baylor -21
Kent State (WIN)
|6:30pm||Texas A&M vs Arkansas||Arkansas by 10.4||Arkansas -1.5||
|7:00pm||Oklahoma at Miami-FL||Oklahoma by 1.7||Oklahoma -7||
- As bad as New Mexico has been, it's a bit surprising that Tech's projected win isn't much higher for the Drama Bowl. UNM's head coach can't stop cold-cocking his assistants, and the mutiny on the Leach Bounty is getting interesting. Tech wins easy no matter what, but still...strange.
- The two most interesting games are obviously Saturday evening...which means my picks are screwed, I guess. That would mean good things for ATM and OU.
- Once again, the numbers don't really like the Big 12...strangely enough. In non-conference games, the Big 12 is only picked to cover one of five games. That was an incorrect sentiment last week, so we'll see if things have turned around.
All games after the jump.
|Wed., 9/30||7:00pm||Hawaii at Louisiana Tech||La Tech by 1.1||La Tech -3.5|
|Thurs., 10/1||6:30pm||Colorado at West Virginia||WVU by 14.1||WVU -17||
|7:00pm||Southern Miss at UAB||USM by 7.1||USM -10
|Fri., 10/2||7:00pm||Pittsburgh at Louisville||Pitt by 2.5||Pitt -6.5|
|8:00pm||Utah State at BYU||BYU by 19.6||BYU -24.5||
Utah State (WIN)
|Sat., 10/3||11:00am||Clemson at Maryland||Clemson by 10.5||Clemson -13.5||
|East Carolina at Marshall||Marshall by 5.4||Marshall +2.5|
|Michigan at Michigan State||Michigan by 0.7||PK|
|Northwestern at Purdue||Purdue by 11.1||Purdue -6.5|
|South Florida at Syracuse||USF by 7.6||USF -7||
|Toledo at Ball State||Toledo by 2.8||Toledo -6.5|
|Tulane at Army||Army by 8.3||Army -6|
|Virginia at North Carolina||Virginia by 0.3 (??)||Virginia +13.5||VIRGINIA (WIN!!)
|Virginia Tech at Duke||VT by 20.2||VT -16.5|
|Wisconsin at Minnesota||Minny by 0.6||Minny -3||
|11:05am||Arkansas State at Iowa||Iowa by 33.3||Iowa 20.5|
|11:21am||Alabama at Kentucky||Alabama by 18.3||Alabama -17||
|12:00pm||Cincinnati at Miami-OH||Cincy by 23.6||Cincy -27.5||
|Temple at Eastern Michigan||EMU by 3.9||EMU +5|
|2:00pm||Iowa State vs Kansas State||KSU by 1.0||KSU +3||
|2:30pm||Air Force at Navy||Navy by 14.8||Navy -3.5
|Central Michigan at Buffalo||CMU by 3.6||CMU -8.5||
|Florida State at Boston College||BC by 3.3||BC +5||
|LSU at Georgia||Georgia by 1.5||Georgia -2.5||
|Memphis at Central Florida||UCF by 0.7||UCF -7.5|
|N.C. State at Wake Forest||Wake by 8.3||PK||
|New Mexico at Texas Tech||Tech by 22.9||Tech -35.5||
|Penn State at Illinois||PSU by 20.9||PSU -6.5||
|UCLA at Stanford||UCLA by 10.0||UCLA +6|
|Washington at Notre Dame||ND by 1.6||ND -13.5||
|Western Michigan at Northern Illinois||NIU by 13.9||NIU -6.5||
|2:37pm||Florida International at UL-Monroe||ULM by 12.5||ULM -3.5||
|3:00pm||Ohio at Bowling Green||BGSU by 5.1||BGSU -2.5|
|Wyoming at Florida Atlantic||Wyoming by 1.2||Wyoming +3||
|3:05pm||UNLV at Nevada||Nevada by 15.9||Nevada -3.5||NEVADA (WIN)
|6:00pm||The Citadel at South Carolina||SC by 34.8||N/A|
|Kent State at Baylor||Baylor by 17.6||Baylor -21
Kent State (WIN)
|Ohio State at Indiana||tOSU by 24.7||tOSU -16.5||
|Ole Miss at Vanderbilt||Ole Miss by 6.3||Ole Miss -9.5|
|Oregon State at Arizona State||OSU by 9.9||OSU +4.5||Oregon St. (WIN)
|6:30pm||Georgia Tech at Mississippi State||GT by 10.6||GT -4.5||
|Texas A&M vs Arkansas||Arkansas by 10.4||Arkansas -1.5||
|Tulsa at Rice||Tulsa by 8.1||Tulsa -14|
|6:45pm||Auburn at Tennessee||Vols by 9.2||Vols -1.5|
|7:00pm||UC-Davis at Boise State||Boise by 45.6||N/A|
|New Mexico St. at San Diego St.||SDSU by 16.0||SDSU -16.5|
|Oklahoma at Miami-FL||Oklahoma by 1.7||OU -7||
|SMU at TCU||TCU by 30.6||TCU -27.5|
|USC at California||USC by 9.5||USC -5.5||
|8:05pm||Houston at UTEP||Houston by 11.5||Houston -16||
|8:15pm||Washington State at Oregon||Oregon by 28.2||Oregon -31|
|9:30pm||Colorado State at Idaho||CSU by 2.6||CSU -4||
|Tuesday, 10/6||7:00pm||Middle Tennessee at Troy
||Troy by 12.4
For whatever reason, the Southern Miss/UAB game is off the books (meanwhile, MTSU-Troy isn't on the books yet), so I'll update when I find a line.
The WTF???? award has to go to the Virginia pick. NO idea what's going on there, but if somehow Virginia does win in Chapel Hill, you know where you heard it first. If (when) they don't, ignore that you saw it at all.