no one ever said this was easy. if it was las vegas would still be just sand and heat out in the middle of nowhere with the only visitors being passing scorpions. i had a rather dismal start to the season last week. a below average tepid mess. after starting out 2 for 3 i ended up going 4 for 10. ouch. it’s not the first time and hopefully not any more times this year as it totally screws up the end of season average. however, i plod on.
just remember this is for fun only and using any info or misinformation i toss about here and taking it to your local bookie or mob satellite wagering center would be fool hardy at best. leave your wallet where it belongs and nobody gets hurt. as usual i go by the point spreads i have here. if they change before the weekend rolls around, it matters not.
i’m often asked why i pick the games that i do end up picking. simple, they are the games that i have some sort of interest in watching or wishful thinking in the outcome. i have no interest in watching a div 2 school or fcs team play anyone in the fbs system. it’s that simple. plus i’m a pac 8, 10 or 12 homer. deal with it.
rock ‘n’ roll.
9/8 arizona @ oklahoma st. oklahoma st favored by 14 points. the cowboys aren’t the team they were last year but they shouldn’t have any trouble hammering the wildcats. take oklahoma to win and cover the spread.
9/9 missouri @ arizona st. arizona st favored by 7.5 points. the sun devils have a shot at the pac whatever title this year. though they have to get by stanford and maybe the ducks to pull it off. missouri generally fields a decent team. though the heat and home field should help arizona st cover. take arizona st to win and cover.
9/10 oregon st @ wisconsin. wisconsin favored by 21 points. wisconsin missed covering by 1 point last week and it proved to be one of my few wins. this weeks slightly lower point spread is probably due to that and the fact it’s a pac whatever school. though a team sadly minus jaquizz rodgers this year. i’m going out on a limb here. the beavers didn’t play all that well last week against sacramento st. sacramento st?? wisconsin looked very good. take wisconsin to win and cover.
9/10 mississippi st @ auburn. miss st favored by 7 points. mississippi st almost pulled it out for me last week. hopefully, they will this week. take miss st to win and cover.
9/10 hawaii @ washington. washington favored by 5 points. a good game with it possibly going either way. however, take the huskies to win and cover.
9/10 alabama @ penn st. alabama favored by 10 points. bamas first real test on the way to another national championship season? perhaps. at any rate, take alabama to win and cover. roll tide!!
9/10 nevada @ oregon. oregon favored by 26.5 points. my beloved ducks were embarrassing last week on the road where they tend to play like crap. their home field, autzen stadium, is totally another matter. nevada isn’t unlv. and 27 points is just too many points for a team starting off on a bad note. the ducks will probably win. but take nevada to cover the points. quack quack!!
9/10 byu @ texas. texas favored by 7 poins. that spread is more than likely right on. take texas to win and cover.
9/10 utah @ usc. usc favored by 9.5 points. utah’s first pac whatever game. they did well last week. the trojans? well, they only bothered to show up for the first half. they took the second half off. by the fourth quarter most of the team was spotted down at the beach playing in the surf and chasing women. hopefully, coach lane fixes the problem by game time this week. if he can’t the sanctions dry spell begins much earlier than anticipated. as a long time trojan faithful i hope he does or can fix things. take usc to at least cover the spread. fight on!!
9/10 notre dame @ michigan. notre dame favored by 3.5 points. the golden domers invade big blue. touchdown jesus didn’t do well last week in the rain and lightening. or so it seemed. is michigan really that bad? i know a few folks out there that hope they are. take notre dame to win and cover.
there they are. enjoy the games and your weekend. keep it safe and semi sane.