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.
Louisiana-Monroe at Wake Forest. Line: Wake Forest by 3.5. Saturday, 12:30 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.
This is the only weird matchup I'm picking this week, but I really like Louisiana-Monroe here because the wrong team is favored. I have UL-Monroe as two-point favorites. Wake Forest is terrible and doesn't deserve to be laying more than a field goal over a competent opponent.
College Football Pick: Louisiana-Monroe +3.5 (2 Units) -- Correct; +$200
Nevada at Florida State. Line: Florida State by 33.5. Saturday, 3:30 p.m.
I love betting on very talented teams coming off byes that get to take on far inferior foes. It's almost always a blowout. I know 33.5 seems like a lot, but Florida State could have the number covered by halftime.
College Football Pick: Florida State -33.5 (3 Units) -- Correct; +$300
Central Florida at Penn State. Line: Penn State by 5.5. Saturday, 6:00 p.m.
As a Penn State alumnus, I'm scared of this matchup. Central Florida is no joke; the team demolished both of its opponents this year and should play a close game against the Nittany Lions.
College Football Pick: Central Florida +5.5 (1 Unit) -- Correct; +$100
Ole Miss at Texas. Line: Texas by 2.5. Saturday, 8:00 p.m.
There's usually tons of money to be made when prominent programs tank. Why are the Longhorns favored over a ranked team? They're very mediocre.
College Football Pick: Ole Miss +2.5 (2 Units) -- Correct; +$200
Wisconsin at Arizona State. Line: Arizona State by 5.5. Saturday, 10:30 p.m.
Wisconsin is a better team than Arizona State, so I'm not sure why the Badgers are getting 5.5 points. My numbers suggest that the Sun Devils should be -1 or -1.5.
College Football Pick: Wisconsin +5.5 (1 Unit) -- Correct; +$100