To quote Mike Singletary, "I want winners!"
And so do you.
Of course, often the most difficult games to call are also the ones you're most inclined to watch. Any bozo with a bank account knows to take Alabama over Ole Miss, but what do you do when two high-powered offenses in Baylor and West Virginia play?
How do you ascertain whether you like Michigan State at home or an intriguing Ohio State team to remain undefeated?
That's where I come in. I've identified the five most intriguing games on this week's college football schedule and made my own picks. From one line that is surprisingly in the double-digits to a dangerous SEC trap game, I've got your winners in the weekend's biggest games.
(My picks in caps. All lines via Bet Online.)
BAYLOR (+12.5) at West Virginia
However, I really like this line for Baylor in a game I expect to be a shootout that goes down to the wire. The Bears are fifth in passing offense and fifth in points scored per game, and the team's 207 rushing yards per game is hardly shabby.
We know how good the West Virginia offense is, but is the defense good enough to hold back an electric Baylor offense?
I don't think so. Take the points with Baylor, even though West Virginia will squeak out the win.
Ohio State at MICHIGAN STATE (-3)
Yes, Ohio State is an improved squad this year, but the Spartans did hold the Buckeyes to just a touchdown a year ago and totally neutralized Braxton Miller in that game. That's less likely with Urban Meyer in town, but this Spartans defense remains one of the best in the country.
Look for the Spartans to run the ball, control the clock, play sound defense and escape with a win by a touchdown.
TENNESSEE (+13) at Georgia
I just don't see this one being a blowout. Georgia will win, but Tennessee will keep it close enough to cover.
WISCONSIN (+13) at Nebraska
It goes against conventional logic, I know. Nebraska is at home. Wisconsin has struggled to generate offense behind a lackluster passing attack. Wisconsin's ground game hasn't exactly been inspiring either (and Montee Ball might not even play), while Nebraska has the fifth-best rushing attack in college football.
But I think Wisconsin can run the ball effectively and get back to its style of play against Nebraska. I think Wisconsin is a better team than it has shown thus far. And even if taking the Badgers outright might be a bit crazy, expecting them to cover a 13-point spread most certainly is not.
TEXAS (-2.5) at Oklahoma State
However, Oklahoma State is hardly unbeatable at home. It has dropped five games in Stillwater since 2008. Plus, sometimes you just have to trust your eyes, and my eyes tell me Texas is simply the better team.
Vegas knows you are worried about a road trap game here, hence the close line. But trust me, Texas will win this one and look darn good doing it.
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