MACtion Picks: Week 1

The final Tuesday of October means it’s officially MACtion season and there shall be no more football-less nights. With the MAC filling ESPN 2, 3 and U timeslots for the next 4 weeks, football is now a daily occurrence and we have arguably the worst, yet most entertaining FBS conference to thank for that.

Of course, the start of MACtion means an opportunity for some mid-week money. These bets will be separate from my traditional work, as these picks contain limited research and will be supported by limited funding. I have no clue who to pick in these games and know nothing about these teams, so let’s have some fun…..

Tuesday:

Bowling “For Soup” Green (+1) at Kent Read Kent Write Kent State (Nothing like a battle of perennial losers to kick-off MAction 2K18. Thanks to a coin flip aided decision, I like Bowling Green to win and “improve” their record to 2-7. Now if they could only improve their hideous color scheme.)

State University of New York at Buffalo (+6.5) at Miami O-H-I-O (This spread has bounced between 8.5 at the open, to 6.5 today. Anything above a touchdown, I like the RedHawks of Oxford. Anything below however and I’m rolling with the Bulls and their 6’7 QB Tyree Jackson.)

Wednesday:

Holy Toledo (-18) at Ball So Hard State (Fun Fact: David Letterman graduated from Ball State with a 2.3 GPA. Speaking of two’s and three’s, I like the Rockets to win by 23 at home against the Men of Muncie, Indiana.)

 

 

College Football Picks: Week 9

College football lines, spreads and predictions for week 9

Week 8 Recap: We hit home runs with Stanford and LSU but with the remaining four picks missing, it’s time to right the ship and cash in this week.

Spread Picks: 

Navy (+24.5) vs Notre Dame (Midshipman aren’t great but 25 points is a lot to cover and the Fighting Irish have a tendency to allow bad teams to hang around.)

Kentucky (+7) at Missouri (As if they needed any extra motivation, 12th ranked Wildcats are the undercats against Tigers, who are 0-3 in SEC play.)

Iowa (+7.5) at Penn State (Hawkeyes are a solid football team and Nittany Lions have historically struggled against Iowa. Expect a barnburner in Happy Valley.) 

Colorado State (-1.5) vs Wyoming (Cowboys have the second worst scoring offense in the country, while CSU is desperate for wins to become bowl eligible.) 

Texas A&M (+3) at Mississippi State (Another ranked SEC team that opens as the surprise underdog. Kellen Mond has improved each week and the Bulldog’s offense is pitiful.) 

O/U Picks:

Oregon at Arizona Under 65 (This Duck squad has offensive shortcomings and Arizona doesn’t even know who their quarterback will be. I think 38-16 is a reasonable score and well under the line.)

College Gameday Pick ’em: (No money here, just channeling my inner Lee Corso)

Georgia-28 vs Florida-24 (In what could decide the SEC East, Georgia wins the most anticipated game this rivalry has seen since the Tim Tebow-Mark Rict era. Florida has improved but still needs a year to develop defensively.)

Overall: 3-4

ATS: 2-2

O/U: 0-2

Gameday: 1-0

Earnings: +$11.20

College Football Picks: Week 8

College football lines, spreads and predictions for week 8

No frills or flash. Just a quick six picks.

Spread Picks: 

Stanford (-2.5) vs Arizona State (Cardinal win by a touchdown against reeling Sun Devils who have dropped 3 of 4)

Memphis (+9.5) vs Missouri (Potential “upset”; At the very least, MU Tigers aren’t 10 points better than UM Tigers) 

Kentucky (-11.5) vs Vanderbilt (Wildcats defense is the real deal and Vandy can’t score. The Bluegrass Cats are still tied for 1st in the East and should roll.)

LSU (-6.5) vs Mississippi State (On the road in Death Valley doesn’t fare well for a Bulldog squad averaging 12 points/game in SEC play)


O/U Picks:

NC State vs Clemson Over 56 (Expect a shoot-out. Clemson D-Line is stellar, but big plays have been a problem and Wolfpack have a gunslinger in Ryan Finley)

Michigan State vs Michigan Over 41 (These two have combined for 40+ in 13 of last 16 meetings)


College Gameday Pick ’em: (No money here, just channeling my inner Corso)

Oregon-39 vs Wazzu-42 (Cougs prevail in Pullman, making Pac-12 the first Power 5 conference to officially eliminate itself from national title contention)

Overall Record: 0-0

ATS: 0-0

O/U: 0-0

Gameday: 0-0