A 3-3 week. It could be worse. I Could’ve gone 2-4, 1-5, or 0-6. #blessed. PRAISE ALABAMA FROM WHOM ALL BLESSINGS FLOW. I pondered making this week where I just bet Alabama to do Alabama things 5 times over, but, while profitable, it would be way less fun than watching your money slowly circle the drain for three hours in the form of a football game. So instead, I made picks for your viewing (betting) pleasure.
All game lines are taken Thursday at 10:45 am CST
Game One: #9 Florida (6-1) v. #7 Georgia (6-1)
The Dawgs are a 6.5 point favorite in what was once, and possibly still is the world’s largest cocktail party. This moniker serves as an encouragement because it will be difficult to make it through this game. This game has major SEC East implications and it will certainly be a fun one.
MY PICK: UGA
MY REASON: UGA is coming off a demoralizing loss to LSU and should return to form against Florida. Although LSU lost to Florida. Oh no. . . . Just kidding. There’s no logic here; just going with my instinct.
Game Two: #18 Iowa (6-1) at #17 Penn State (5-2)
Chalk it up to divine providence, but somehow Iowa is 6-1. Penn State suffered back to back losses against Ohio State and Michigan state and then squeaked by Indiana. Penn State has looked out of sorts in a lot of ways, and is currently a 6.5 favorite.
MY PICK: (God Help Me) Hawkeyes
MY REASON: Penn State seems to be in downward spiral, and I don’t think this will be the week they turn it around. Plus, I like having that 6 point cushion in case they do lose. It’s a beautiful thing.
Game Three: #14 Washington State (6-1) at #24 Stanford (5-2)
Stanford opens up as a 3 point favorite against the Cougars. Washington is coming off a big win against Oregon where College GameDay was present. It was an electric atmosphere. The ultimate question is whether Washington State can get up for this game after such an emotional week.
MY PICK: Washington State
MY REASON: Stanford has looked fine in their wins, and not great in their losses. Washington State looked really solid last week and I think they are primed to be a conference contender. Gotta go with Leach here.
Game Four: TCU (3-4) at Kansas (2-5)
TCU opens up as a 13.5 point favorite against the Jayhawks. TCU has not historically played well in Lawrence, winning by a total of 4 point over the last two visits. For some reason we have never had a satisfying victory against Kansas and with the injuries and suspensions, it could be a difficult game.
MY PICK: TCU
MY REASON: I don’t feel great about the pick, but I have to make it. Maybe Collins’ energy will be enough to get us over the spread, or maybe the team will have a renewed energy. I can’t wait to see how it plays out on Saturday.
BONUS BET OF THE WEEK: AGGIES (+2) ON THE MONEYLINE THANKS AND GIG EM’
My Deepest apologies and regrets in advance.