College Football Picks (Week 1, 2012): 1-4 (-$460) College Football Picks (Week 2, 2012): 3-2 (+$170) College Football Picks (Week 3, 2012): 2-3 (-$140) College Football Picks (Week 4, 2012): 2-3 (-$50) College Football Picks (Week 5, 2012): 4-1 (+$570)
College Football Picks (2012 Season): 12-13 (+$90) College Football Picks (2011 Season): 36-32-2 (-$390) College Football Picks (2010 Season): 37-31-2 (+$190) College Football Picks (2009 Season): 34-34-2 (-$3,820) College Football Picks (2008 Season): 49-38 (+$3,020)
By the way, the fourth-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 at Kansas State Line: Kansas State by 24. Saturday, 12:00 p.m.
As a disclaimer, don't go nuts with my college football picks. I'm much better at picking NFL games (at least I used to be); I'm just doing these upon request. Follow @walterfootball for updates.
Kansas stinks. They've lost to Rice and Northern Illinois. The Jayhawks' sole victory was against 1-AA South Dakota State in which they failed to cover the spread. Kansas State is coming off a bye and should be focused on destroying its arch rival. Oh, and by the way, the Wildcats have defeated Kansas in their previous two meetings by a combined 90 points.
College Football Pick: Kansas State -24 (3 Units) -- Correct; +$300
Illinois at Wisconsin Line: Wisconsin by 14. Saturday, 3:30 p.m.
Want to know why the Badgers are 1-4 against the spread this year? It's because they stink, yet they keep getting respect because they're "Wisconsin." Illinois sucks too, but the Badgers will be super flat coming off that Nebraska loss.
College Football Pick: Illinois +14 (1 Unit) -- Incorrect; -$110
LSU at Florida Line: LSU by 2.5. Saturday, 3:30 p.m.
Does anyone else think that LSU is a bit of a fraud? They've had issues with Auburn and Towson in back-to-back weeks. Florida, meanwhile, has done nothing but take care of business. It seems like the better team is getting points at home.
College Football Pick: Florida +2.5 (2 Units) -- Correct; +$200
Washington State at Oregon State Line: Oregon State by 16. Saturday, 6:00 p.m.
Oregon State won its first three games as an underdog, but now it's favored, which is an unfamiliar role for the team. Washington State kept things close with Oregon, so it should be able to cover the number against the Beavers.
College Football Pick: Washington State +16 (2 Units) -- Correct; +$200
West Virginia at Texas Line: Texas by 6.5. Saturday, 7:00 p.m.
I'm going to make this analysis short and sweet: Geno Smith is getting nearly a touchdown.
College Football Pick: West Virginia +6.5 (2 Units) -- Correct; +$200
For starters, the bears had a top 10 passing defense, ranking higher than the Seahawks. They need more people on the defensive line if anything on defense. Sure their safety could be upgraded, but they can save that for later rounds. The ravens have more needs than at WR. I doubt they address that hole left so early. Next, how in God's name do you not address the Saints' need for a pass rusher or secondary player? Sure it is okay to start in the middle of the field, but they need to start where they are weak the most. Also, The titans are NOT going to pass up on Corey Davis at pick 18. They need a no. 1 WR and he is one of the best in the draft.
@Claymaker I am a bit 50/50 on him where I can see him turning into something, but I can also see him be a bust. Preferably I like my top corners to come in with good technique and not be selected hoping he can learn it in the NFL. As we have all seen the NFL is quick to pull the plug on coaches and GMs so I would rather not spend a top pick on a player who is still very raw. For some reason I have this Justin Gilbert feeling in my gut on him, but who knows he can prove me wrong.