College Football Picks (Week 1, 2013): 4-1 (+$390) College Football Picks (Week 2, 2013): 2-3 (-$250)
College Football Picks (2013 Season): 6-4 (+$140) College Football Picks (2012 Season): 45-34-1 (+$2,500) 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.
Cincinnati at Illinois. Line: Cincinnati by 8. 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). Follow @walterfootball for updates.
Time for more betting against the Big Ten! The conference is incredibly overrated, which is why the spreads are usually so off in their non-conference games. For instance, my projected line for this matchup is Cincinnati -18. That's 10 points of value, all because the public assumes Illinois is decent.
College Football Pick: Cincinnati -8 (2 Units) -- Incorrect; -$220
Oregon at Virginia. Line: Oregon by 22.5. Saturday, 3:30 p.m.
This is a high number - especially for a road team, but I don't think Virginia can keep up with Oregon. I have the Ducks as 29-point favorites. They shouldn't have much of an issue winning this contest by four-plus touchdowns.
College Football Pick: Oregon -22.5 (1 Unit) -- Correct; +$100
Syracuse at Northwestern. Line: Northwestern by 13. Saturday, 6:00 p.m.
Let's go back to bettiing against the Big Ten. Syracuse showed a ton last week, nearly defeating a solid Penn State squad. I think the Orange Men will keep it close versus Northwestern; my projected number is Syracuse +4.5.
College Football Pick: Syracuse +13 (2 Units) -- Incorrect; -$220
Navy at Indiana. Line: Indiana by 13. Saturday, 6:00 p.m.
This spread might be the worst one of them all. I think Navy is a bit better than the Hoosiers, so I have Indiana listed as a three-point favorite. Let's make it an anti-Big Ten trifecta.
College Football Pick: Navy +13 (2 Units) -- Correct; +$200
North Texas at Ohio. Line: Ohio by 4.5. Saturday, 7:00 p.m.
Let's finish this off with a team that perhaps wishes it were in the Big Ten. The Bobcats are coming off a brutal loss to the Louisville and will have trouble focusing for a North Texas squad that is just as good as they are.
College Football Pick: North Texas +4.5 (1 Unit) -- Incorrect; -$110