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What’s up, folks?

Well, that was a less than perfect weekend last Saturday. 4-5-1 on the week. I seem to have underestimated just how well typically overmatched teams can rise up and play against their rivals. As such, I now sit at 69-65-3 on the year. Still above .500, but hoping to do better as the postseason arrives.

As usual, all lines are courtesy of our friends over at DraftKings Sportsbook.

And now, on with this week’s picks...

NEW MEXICO STATE (+11.5) vs. Liberty

Both teams have been hot lately, but the Aggies lost this matchup 33-17 earlier in the season. Liberty might get them again, but I have a feeling it will be closer this time.

Oregon vs. WASHINGTON (+10)

I mean...yeah. The Ducks are playing really good football. But double-digit favorite over an undefeated team? And a team that’s beaten them? Man, that’s a lot of points. I’ll take them, by the way.

OKLAHOMA STATE (+15.5) vs. Texas

Okie State’s been a bit of an enigma this year, looking great against Kansas and Oklahoma while getting obliterated by UCF and South Alabama. Weird team. Still, getting over two touchdowns is something I will take and hope they can find a way to stay somewhat close.

Boise State vs. UNLV (+2.5)

While the Broncos have been hot lately, this game is basically a coin flip, so I’ll take the points here.

GEORGIA (-5.5) vs. Alabama

Georgia is clicking on all cylinders with Brock Bowers back, and they’ll take care of business in Atlanta to win another SEC championship and earn the top overall playoff seed.

SMU vs. TULANE (-3.5)

The Green Wave are 11-1 for a reason, and they’ll clinch another New Years Six bowl appearance with a win by at least a touchdown.

Louisville vs. FLORIDA STATE (-1.5)

FSU proved they’re still good enough to beat at least some teams with good defense, running the football, and a limited passing game. I think they beat the Cardinals with that same formula on Saturday.

Michigan vs. Iowa; UNDER 34.5

I can’t believe I’m taking this, but I’m way more than 50% confident that Iowa doesn’t score on Saturday. Their defense will keep this in the 24-0, 27-0, etc. range, but Iowa won’t keep up its end of the bargain to get over this insanely low (for a conference title game) mark.

MIAMI (OH) (+8.5) VS. Toledo

The Redhawks have allowed more than 20 points just once over their last 8 games. Yo. I’ll take their defense being able to keep this one close.


These two teams have turned it on late in the season with neither losing in November, so I honestly have no idea who to take here. I guess I’ll go with the one catching points instead of laying them.

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