Last Week: Against the Spread 5-2, Straight Up 5-2
Total Record: Against the Spread 8-5, Straight up 9-4
Don’t do anything stupid and try to use this as the basis of any cash wager despite my short lived prowess as a college football prognosticator.
Georgia at Auburn (-3.5)
In this week’s edition of the CBS Game of the Week, we have a surprising Auburn team taking on a Georgia team that is attempting to get back on track after a series of early season injuries. This one should be good. Marshall is turning out to be a really good quarterback. He commands Malzahn’s offense with poise and confidence. It’s being played on the Plains, and I think that is going to be the difference in this ball game. Look for a high scoring affair and Auburn to pull out the win.
The Guess: Auburn 35 – Georgia 27
Troy at Ole Miss (-29)
Ole Miss is a bit of an enigma when it comes to picking games. Recently, they had some large spreads that have been difficult to cover. I know we covered easily against Troy, but Troy is a tough team to score 29 more points than they do. I like Ole Miss to win, but not by 29.
The Guess: Ole Miss 45 – Troy 27
Kentucky at Vanderbilt (-13)
If I were a fan of Vandy, I would be really worried about this game. Your team is coming off an emotional high of beating Florida for the first time since 1988. Kentucky is bad, but probably not as bad as their record indicates. Kentucky will scare the Commodores, but they will not be able to pull off the upset.
The Guess: Vanderbilt 27 – Kentucky 20
Florida at South Carolina (-13.5)
Florida is so much worse than I thought they were. They are so bad, Muschamp might get fired this year. South Carolina is now really good. people were questioning them after their implosion against Tennessee, but they seem to have rebounded nicely. Look for Connor Shaw and Mike Davis to tough it out early and roll late.
The Guess: South Carolina 31 – Florida 10
Alabama (-25) at Mississippi State
Everyone expects the Crimson Tide to leave Mississippi State bruised, bloodied and battered. They are the number 1 team in the country, and all the other national title hopefuls are showing their “We Want Bama” signs proudly. Not only are they picking State to lose, they expect Alabama to cover the spread easily. I should probably go against being the Homer that I am when picking games and pick the Tide.
Somebody out there in the cyber world has to pick our beloved Bulldogs, so it might as well be me. Prescott surprises the nation and Mississippi State pulls off an upset reminiscent to the one we had back in 1980. Stranger things have happened. Granted, not many stranger things have happened, but they have happened.
The Guess: Mississippi State 21 – Alabama 20