Free College Football Picks Against the Spread <br> Week 3, 2008
I matched my 4-2 Week 1 with a 2-4 Week 2. I'm not happy with being .500. By the way, the second-annual Walter/Joker Annual Challenge is on, as I'll be competing with the Joker's College Picks. We each pick five games and see who does the best each week.
California (2-0) at Maryland (1-1) Line: California by 15.5. Saturday, 12:00 ET
I love the way Cal is playing right now, while this Maryland program is THIS close to being blown up. Poor Ralph Friedgen. Hopefully he has enough money saved up to fill his 5-acre fridge, because he could be gone at the end of the year.
Prediction: California 49, Maryland 14 California -15.5 (1 Unit) -- Incorrect; -$110 Maryland 35, California 27
Iowa State (2-0) at Iowa (2-0) Line: Iowa by 13.5. Saturday, 12:00 ET
I love Iowa State here. This is a huge rivalry, and I'm confident the Cyclones can cover double digits. Matchups between these two schools are often close and usually go to the underdog.
Prediction: Iowa State 24, Iowa 20 Iowa State +13.5 (5 Units) -- Correct; +$500 Iowa 17, Iowa State 5
Penn State (2-0) at Syracuse (0-2) Line: Penn State by 28. Saturday, 3:30 ET
Laying 28 on the road can't be a good idea - unless you're fading the Orange Men. Seriously, Syracuse is a joke and should be demoted to 1-AA until they turn their program around. Penn State is playing at the top of their game right now, so they should be able to cover this spread by halftime.
Prediction: Penn State 56, Syracuse 0 Penn State -28 (3 Units) -- Correct; +$300 Penn State 55, Syracuse 13
Oregon (2-0) at Purdue (1-0) Line: Oregon by 8.5. Saturday, 3:30 ET
This is a big game for Purdue, so you know what that means... Joe Tiller choke job! How will Tiller screw up this time? Will he make his pocket passer run the option? Will he not run the ball enough? Tune in to find out!
Hawaii (1-1) at Oregon State (0-2) Line: Oregon State by 12.5. Saturday, 4:00 ET
It may seem weird to lay -12.5 with an 0-2 team, but Oregon State showed signs of life in their two losses. Hawaii, meanwhile, doesn't have the offense or personnel to keep with BCS schools. Also look at the fact that with tons of action on the Beavers, Vegas has moved this line up three points to compensate. The books are desperately trying to get bettors to spend money on Hawaii.
Prediction: Oregon State 38, Hawaii 17 Oregon State -12.5 (2 Units) -- Correct; +$200 Oregon State 45, Hawaii 7