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(FULL DISCLAIMER. This article is simply for fun. Chide me, praise me, do whatever. Just know that I’m here to give my two cents and offer a perspective on a game or games that maybe you’re on the fence about. Giving you something to consider that may help you go one way or another. Not forcing you to fork over your money to a sports book. But, of course, if you win, break me off 5%. All lines courtesy of VegasInsider.com)

Last week: 1-6-1 single games; 0-1 parlays; 0-2 teasers

Overall single games: 39-37-1

Lockity Lock Hits: 5-4

Overall parlays: 2-7

Overall teasers: 3-9

Following the quintessentially abysmal week of picks…….well, we trudge on to Week 10. This meteor of handicapping mediocrity is hurtling at the earth. Might as well see how much of a flaming crater we make after a full season. Let’s ride……

Lockity Lock of the Week:

ALABAMA (-14.5) at Lsu

Lockity locks haven’t exactly been locking much lately, but Bama’s offense is simply unstoppable right now. You beat this Bama defense by throwing the ball, meaning Joe Burrow will be called upon to top the Tide. Yeah…..that’s prolly not happening. Saturday night in Baton Rouge is a special atmosphere. This is an even more special Alabama team that will be bigger than the environment. This will be one of the statements of the college football season (as much as I personally don’t want it to be).

Other lines I like:

GEORGIA (-9) at Kentucky

The de facto SEC East title game features the ultimate underdog in Kentucky that everyone outside of the state of Georgia will be rooting for. The problem is they have just barely been better than teams like Vanderbilt and Missouri lately. Georgia is so much better than both of those teams. Kentucky will hang for a half, and the Bulldogs roll their way to the East title by double digits.

GEORGIA TECH (-5.5) at Unc

Tobias Oliver ran roughshod over Virginia Tech last week in a 49-28 trouncing of Bud Foster’s defense in Blacksburg. And he’s their backup. Paul Johnson has that offense humming right now, and UNC doesn’t have the front seven or overall depth to stop this Georgia Tech offense.

Texas A&M at AUBURN (-4)

A rested Auburn team coming off a bye gets a Jekyll-and-Hyde A&M team at home. The Tigers seemed to right the ship against Ole Miss two weeks ago. I’ll trust them to keep trending in the right direction.

OKLAHOMA (-13.5) at Texas Tech

Of all things, I don’t trust Tech’s offense right now. Now that Mike Stoops is gone, Oklahoma’s defense has gone from looking like Tuesday night MAC-tion to almost respectable. Oh, and they still have a Ferrari of an offense.

USC (-16) at Oregon State

Oregon State came back from a 31-3 third quarter deficit to shock Colorado last weekend in Boulder. They’ll return to their whipping post ways this weekend, as a USC team coming off a tough loss to Arizona State visits Corvallis.

STANFORD (+10.5) at Washington

This is the battle of the didn’t-quite-get-it-done-this-year PAC-12 North pretenders, both of whom are coming off close, tough losses. This game is going to be a fight, so I’ll side with the team getting a touchdown, field goal, and a hook.

Nebraska at OHIO STATE (-19)

A rested Ohio State squad looking to make a statement after getting embarrassed two weeks ago? At home against what has been a horrible Nebraska team this year? While Nick Martinez’s playmaking ability is a bit of concern against an Ohio State defense that’s been a bit of a sieve this year, Ohio State has the talent edge and the motivation to come out and put it on the Huskers in the Shoe.

Teasers of the Week (6-point shift)

ALABAMA (-8.5) at Lsu; GEORGIA (-3) at Kentucky

Syracuse at WAKE FOREST (+12.5); GEORGIA TECH (PICK) at Unc

An ACC Special…..and an SEC Special.

Parlay of the week

GEORGIA (-9) at Kentucky; GEORGIA TECH (-5.5) at Unc; ALABAMA (-14.5) at Lsu

So, let’s hear it, Canes fam. Tell me why I’m wrong, and what YOU think is going to happen.