Free College Football Picks Against the Spread <br> Week 4, 2008
I went 3-2 last week but hit all of my multi-unit plays, giving me a surplus of 7.8 Units.
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.
Kansas State (2-0) at Louisville (1-1) Line: Kansas State by 4. Wednesday, 8:00 ET
I love going with home underdogs on weeknights on national TV with the money moving opposite the line. Well, the line hasn't moved, but it should have, given that 80 percent of the action is on Kansas State.
Prediction: Louisville 34, Kansas State 27 Louisville +4 (4 Units) -- Correct; +$400 Louisville 38, Kansas State 29
West Virginia (1-1) at Colorado (2-0) Line: West Virginia by 3. Thursday, 8:30 ET
Same situation as last night. A home underdog under the weeknight lights on national TV, with the line moving opposite the action. Despite about 80 percent of the cash on the Mountaineers, this spread hasn't shifted off a field goal.
It's scary to go against West Virginia because of its electrifying offense, but I don't think they're that good, as evidenced by East Carolina's win. Even Villanova outgained the Mountaineers in yardage.
Prediction: Colorado 31, West Virginia 27 Colorado +3 (4 Units) -- Correct; +$400 Colorado 17, Louisville 14
Temple (1-2) at Penn State (3-0) Line: Penn State by 28. Saturday, 12:00 ET
Stupid Temple. How could they not know Bubble Lead would work on D.Willy? The fools probably used Metal Blades. Actually, they probably ran out of Crash Bombs for that stupid boss in Willy's fortress. Losers.
Prediction: Penn State 56, Temple 17 Penn State -28 (2 Units) -- Correct; +$200 Penn State 45, Temple 3
Miami of Ohio (1-2) at Cincinnati (1-1) Line: Cincinnati by 11.5. Saturday, 7:30 ET
No one outside of Ohio knows this, but this is a pretty big rivalry. These teams play each other every year and hate each other. Thus, most of these contests are close. I'll take the double digits.
Also, note that despite three-quarters of the action being on Cincinnati, this line has dropped from -12.5 to -11.5.
Prediction: Cincinnati 24, Miami of Ohio 17 Miami of Ohio +11.5 (3 Units) -- Incorrect; -$330 Cincinnati 45, Miami of Ohio 20
LSU (2-0) at Auburn (3-0) Line: LSU by 2.5. Saturday, 7:45 ET
In stock terms, I'm buying low here. Everyone is down on Auburn after its pathetic 3-2 victory over Mississippi State. About 80 percent of the public is on LSU. That said, Auburn played a really tough defense on the road. It'll be much different at home. LSU-Auburn contests are pretty close, and we've seen no evidence that LSU is that good this year.
I like the idea of going with an underrated, publicly faded home underdog in a night game.
A little late on this par but here goes: Houston -134 and if time available going in the second tier spot the Dodgers either with the high ML or I may go the way of the RL. Another: Colorado -134, two open. Another: Nats -149, two open. Another: Boston -200 (Sale), two open. GL tonight folks.
With every sports outlet picking the Titans, I feel they are overrated. I had them underrated last year but loved their o-line. They keep referencing before Mariota got injured. The thing is they were getting killed by the Jaguars before that injury. They pulled out some huge wins vs KC and GB but also struggled in their own division. I also wonder how Mariota's injury heals for this season as it was late in the season. I think they will be more of a .500 team that keeps games close. Hopefully, that means they cover the spread as underdogs.