5-0 bitches! After several weeks of mediocre picks, I finally stopped being a chump and gave the people what they want, a perfect week of picks. I sure have come a long way since I started making these picks a few weeks ago, and I’d like to thank everyone that’s supported me throughout this long and tiresome journey. Here’s the thing, though. I’m just getting started. If you think I’m going to settle for one 5-0 week of picks, then you’re out of your goddamn mind. As Honest Abe once said, “I cannot tell a lie,” which is not how I operate because I love to lie, but I’m being honest when I say that I don’t feel as good about this week’s slate of games as I did last week’s. That’s not going to stop me from saddling back up on that horse, though. I may not go 5-0 this week, but I do think I should at least get to 3 wins, which is a winning record for those keeping score at home. Let’s get this party started:
Oklahoma @ West Virginia OVER 66
If there’s one thing I know it’s this: the Big 12 loves scoring touchdowns. Both of these teams are still on the hunt for a College Playoff birth, so I expect the points to be aplenty in Morgantown on Saturday. The point total could move to 70 by kickoff, and I’d still love the over on this game. So do yourself a favor and at least follow me on this pick, and win yourself some money. I’d also like to point out that you’d be a certified lunatic to bet the under on any Big 12 game, let alone one between two of the best offenses in college football.
Colorado -4.5 vs Washington State
My sister went to Colorado, so I feel kind of obligated to take them at some point during the season, and here we are. The Buffs are really good this year and have a chance to win the Pac 12. Washington is also no slouch this year, as they too can win the Pac 12, but I like how Colorado is at home, so I’m going with the Buffs to win by at least a touchdown. Colorado is also an awesome campus, and I had a blast when I visited my sister there, so yeah, I guess that factors into this pick as well.
Baylor +1 vs Kansas State
I don’t love this pick because Baylor is in the midst of a collapsing season at the moment, but I love a home underdog, so here I am taking the Bears like a sucker. I’m assuming their losses will come to an end at some point, and I’m banking on that happening this week. Kansas State hasn’t done anything to impress me this year, and I know that Baylor’s offense can be explosive. Baylor, it is (I hate this pick)!
USC -13 @ UCLA
I know this is a lot of points to swallow, especially on the road, but USC is red hot right now so I’m taking the Trojans. UCLA has been a pretty big disappointment this year after starting the year ranked in the top 25, and it also doesn’t help that starting quarterback Josh Rosen won’t be playing for the Bruins. USC’s redshirt freshman quarterback Sam Darnold has been awesome since he took the starting job away from Max Browne and I expect him to put up big numbers on Saturday. Plus USC’s fight song is so awesome, pretty hard to bet against a team with that fire of a fight song.
Ohio State @ Michigan State OVER 52 – Lock of the Week
Pretty unorthodox for me to take two overs in the same week, but I don’t like very many games this weekend, so I want to see touchdowns. Ohio State has one of the best offenses in the country so they’re obviously going to put up a ton of points, but I think the Spartans will do their part and score just enough to make sure this over hits. Shit, who am I kidding? Ohio State may score 52 points themselves alone, I love this pick. Lock of the Week everybody, give me all the touchdowns.
I said last week would be the one in which my picks were finally going to take off to go 4-1 or 5-0, and of course, I had a perfect record. I don’t feel as good about this week’s picks, but I’d be pretty stunned if I didn’t go at least 3-2. Have yourself a nice Saturday and win some money heading into the week of Thanksgiving.
Record on the season (started in Week 7): 15-10
Locks of the Week: 3-2