Weekend Gambler: September 26-27
We're getting on things early this week as I'm making picks for a Thursday night game. Current Tallies are Bub at 6-6 and Condescendy at 6-5 (I'll give you the benefit of the doubt on USC and BYU).
Thursday, September 24
Mississippi @ South Carolina +3.5
Mississippi might be the most overrated team in the country, while South Carolina gets the benefit of a home field on a short week, 3.5 points, and tougher warmup games.
Friday, September 25
Missouri -7 @ Nevada
Nevada is godawful. They lost by 35 to Notre Dame and 15 at Colorado St. Missouri has actually looked decent so far, including a blowout of a BCS conference opponent.
Saturday, September 26
Wake Forest -2 @ Boston College
Boston College netted 54 total yards against their only BCS opponent this year, a middling Clemson team. They pounded two other opponents, but those opponents happen to be the absolute dregs of college football, Kent St. and Northeastern.
Sunday, September 27
Green Bay -6.5 @ St. Louis
St. Louis is worse than the Lions. I don't care how many eight year old girls are playing safety for the Packers, they just need to hold Stephen Jackson under 200 yards to win by three scores.
Tennessee +3 @ New York Jets
Everybody loves the Jets right now because they beat the Patriots, but they still have a rookie quarterback. The Titans struggle against the pass but excel against the run defensively. I also expect no fewer than two touchdowns of 40+ yards out of Chris Johnson.
San Francisco @ Minnesota -7
It pains me to say this, but Minnesota looks unstopable. Their first half offense is nothing special, but trying to tackle Adrian Peterson 35 times again is bound to wear any defense down.