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 (Week 6, 2012): 4-1 (+$790) College Football Picks (Week 7, 2012): 3-2 (+$380) College Football Picks (Week 8, 2012): 3-2 (+$250) College Football Picks (Week 9, 2012): 3-1-1 (+$160) College Football Picks (Week 10, 2012): 4-1 (+$990) College Football Picks (Week 11, 2012): 5-0 (+$1,200) College Football Picks (Week 12, 2012): 3-2 (+$50) College Football Picks (Week 13, 2012): 2-3 (-$260) College Football Picks (Week 14, 2012): 3-2 (+$180)
College Football Picks (2012 Season): 42-27-1 (+$3,630) 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 fifth-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.
BYU vs. San Diego State Line: BYU by 3. Dec. 20, 8:00 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.
I've never picked any regular bowl games because I've been against the whole system, but since the NCAA has finally decided to implement a four-game playoff, I decided to end my grudge against these meaningless postseason exhibition matches. I've been told that the key to getting bowl picks right is to side with the team that has more motivation to be there. Well, BYU's head coach is 5-1 against the spread in bowls, while San Diego State's is just 1-5.
College Football Pick: BYU -3 (1 Unit) -- Correct; +$100
Ball State vs. Central Florida Line: Central Florida by 7. Dec. 21, 7:30 p.m.
This is Ball State's first bowl game in four years, so I figure they'll be amped up for it. Meanwhile, Central Florida's George O'Leary is 1-3 against the spread as a favorite in these contests.
College Football Pick: Ball State +7 (2 Units) -- Incorrect; -$220
Duke vs. Cincinnati Line: Cincinnati by 7. Dec. 27, 6:30 p.m.
Congrats, Cincinnati! You're going to a bowl and playing... umm... Duke...? This is the Blue Devils' first bowl appearance since 1994, so this means a lot to them. The Bearcats, on the other hand, got a crappy draw.
College Football Pick: Duke +7 (3 Units) -- Incorrect; -$330
Louisiana-Monroe at Ohio Line: Louisiana-Monroe by 7. Dec. 28, 2:00 p.m.
This kind of sucks for the Bobcats. They were flirting with being undefeated for a while, so instead of playing in a BCS Bowl, they have to take on some squad from Louisiana. Ohio's Frank Solich is 3-6 against the spread in bowls, so he may not be up for battling Louisiana-Monroe, which is making its first-ever bowl appearance.
College Football Pick: Louisiana-Monroe -7 (2 Units) -- Incorrect; -$220
Oregon State vs. Texas Line: Oregon State by 2. Dec. 29, 6:45 p.m.
Oregon State hasn't been to a bowl in three years. The Beavers worked hard to get here, and I don't think the usually superior Longhorns will really care much about playing them.
College Football Pick: Oregon State -2 (1 Unit) -- Incorrect; -$110
@Drunk Ass Jerry To your points.... M. Hyatt is excellent but lacks the size many feel needed for OT and see him as a OG in the NFL... Safety is still a need for the Bucs ... RB it seems like C. Sims is always hurt... D. Martin has been up and down... I like J. McNichols alot but see him as their 3rd down back of the future.. I did grab a CB in RD4 for them... and 2018`s edge rushing talent isn`t deep into the later rounds..I see them using F/A for edge help more than the 2018 draft.
Seems like a month ago that i was 8-2 in two days of MLB play, actually it was 4 days ago. Another crap result yesterday and I'm getting a little cheesed about it. If I had not used hedging techniques I would be bleeding coin by now, but since I am, it's just a stinger. For today: In an ongoing par from yesterday I'm sticking the Under 8.5 -115 in the Braves/Dodger game in the second tier spot. Start up pars with Astros: -118, Boston -123, and AZ +1.5 RL -160, all with two open. GL and hopefully the Red tide will fade.