Week 7 was a kick in the trousers, as Notre Dame, Georgia, and Iowa’s slim failures in their respective bets sealed a 3-7 disaster, putting us at 30-38-2 on the season. We are and can do much better here, folks. Promise. Or, at least I hope. There are some juicy road favorites at flailing Power 5 bottom feeders to feast upon this week, so let’s have at it...
Lock of the Week
Missouri -21 at Vandy - Speaking of horrific power 5 teams, Vandy lost 34-10 at home to UNLV last week. As Lee Corso would say: yo.
Other Lines I like
Georgia Tech +18 at Miami. Miami really, REALLY oughta cover this, but until Miami shows some semblance of a killer instinct, I’ll believe it when I see it.
Minnesota -29 at Rutgers. Is Rutgers the worst power 5 team of the last half century They just might be. PJ Fleck’s team rows boat in and out of Piscataway with their easiest win of the year - and a cover.
Tulane at Memphis -3.5. Tulane has been a nice story this year, but the Tigers bounce back this week in the Liberty Bowl.
Texas A&M -6 at Mississippi - After facing Saban’s cyborgs last week, Ole Miss players will seem like they’re moving in slow motion for A&M.
Teasers I like
Florida at South Carolina +12.5; Florida State +8 at Wake Forest
Michigan at Penn State, Under 53.5; Arizona State +20.5 at Utah
Wisconsin -25 at Illinois; Arizona at USC -3
Kentucky at Georgia, Over 38.5; Oregon at Washington, Over 41
Parlay of the Week
Moneylines were made for parlays, and this 8-gamer has all but one team as a 17-or-more-point favorite and pays out at almost 6 to 5. As for the other, I’ll happily bet against Michigan in a big game any day.
Michigan at PENN STATE
LSU at Miss State
Tulsa at CINCY
MIZZOU at Vandy
Kentucky at GEORGIA
Kansas at TEXAS
Ga Tech at MIAMI
AUBURN at Arkansas