Going into Week 4 I was 15-10, but thanks to my brilliant (but obvious) pick of the Fighting Chickens over Ole Miss, I am 1-0 on the week, and 16-10 on the year. On to the rest picks!
Heard this one on the radio: What is the difference between Brett Favre and Mississippi? Favre is still #4. Ouch, but funny enough to post.
7 LSU vs. Miss. St
The Dogs from Mississippi may be improved (hey, they snuck up on Vanderbilt), but there is not enough talent on this squad to eat the Cats. State is getting 13 paltry points, but that will not be near enough for the drubbing they are going to receive. LSU is the pick.
Arkansas vs. 3 Alabama
Last weekend Georgia made the Hogs look like they had some sort of world class, high scoring offense, but this weekend reality will sat in when they visit the Tide. The Elephants have not been good to me this year – against the spread I am 0-2. I have tried going with them and again them, and this week there is a whopping 17.5 points at play. I have a feeling I am going 0-3, but I am going to say that Alabama covers.
1 Florida vs. Kentucky
Now that the Gators are past the emotional train wreck (i.e. Volunteers of Tennessee) of last week, they will get back on track to true #1 in the nation dominating form. Three TDs is a hell of a lot of points to cover in the SEC. The Wildcats are not a bad club, and while they are not a danger to beat Florida, I am going to say Kentucky covers the 21.5.
Ball St vs. Auburn
What a difference a year makes, but are the Tigers from the Plains really giving up 33 points? The Cardinals (0-3) are awful; they lost their opener to lowly North Texas. I guess the question is not if Ball St is 33 points bad, but Chizik’s boys really 33 points better than anyone? The line is too high; Auburn does not cover. WTF is a Chizik?
Ohio vs. Tennessee
The Volunteers are 1-2 so this match up with the mid major Bobcats from the MAC is a must win game. I have not seen anything out of Tennessee that predicts they can cover 22.5. Of course they will win, but not cover; Ohio and the points.
Vanderbilt vs. Rice
It is always funny seeing the Commodores giving up points. Things have changed. Last week the smarty pants from Vanderbilt let me down, and this week they are giving up 7 points to 0-3 Rice. The Owls are allowing 46.6 points per game, while only scoring 19 points per game. So why is the line only 7 points? I smell a trap, but I am going to say Vanderbilt covers.
Arizona St vs. 21 Georgia
The undefeated Sun Devils comes calling on the Dawgs. The line is 11.5, and it seems like Georgia never covers the spread. Besides the obvious questions about Georgia’s defense, what does Arizona St have under the hood? They have beaten up Idaho State and Louisiana-Monroe, so unless they are ready to unleash some hidden furry, I do not see how a semi decent PAC team can beat up on Georgia. Bulldogs win outright … something along the lines of 33-17, which smells like a cover.