College Football Picks (Week 2, 2014): 1-4 (-$480)
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Michigan State at Oregon. Line: Oregon by 13. Saturday, 6:30 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.
My apologies with the late picks this week. I only liked two games, and I'm not even crazy about those two. This is one of those selections I made at the last second. I didn't see a clear side in this, but I think Oregon will cover because the sharps have pushed this spread up. Also, a Big Ten school trying to match Oregon's tempo seems unlikely.
College Football Pick: Oregon -13 (0.5 Units) -- Correct; +$50
East Carolina at South Carolina. Line: South Carolina by 15. Saturday, 7:00 p.m.
Here's one of the games I like a little bit. I did some research, and teams coming off opening-game defeats in which they failed to cover by four or more touchdowns have a very dubious history of covering in Week 2. South Carolina was whacked in the opener and might not be completely together in this contest.
College Football Pick: East Carolina +15 (1 Unit) -- Correct; +$100
BYU at Texas. Line: BYU by 1. Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Here's the other game I like a bit. Texas is much like the Yankees - a team with a wide fan base that tends to be overrated unless it's really good. The Longhorns aren't good right now. In fact, BYU is the better team, and the sharps completely agree.
College Football Pick: BYU -1 (1 Unit) -- Correct; +$100
San Diego State at North Carolina. Line: North Carolina by 16. Saturday, 8:00 p.m.
North Carolina is another big-name school that doesn't seem as good, as it had some issues with Liberty last week. San Diego State isn't an inept team, so it could keep this game close.
College Football Pick: San Diego State +16 (0.5 Units) -- Correct; +$50
Memphis at UCLA. Line: UCLA by 23. Saturday, 10:00 p.m.
UCLA struggled in its opener, but was playing a tough defense during an early start time on the East Coast. These conditions are way more friendly for the Bruins, as they'll have Circadian rhythms on their side while they battle a pedestrian Memphis squad.