Last Week: 0-3….ZERO for THREE…Not my week, but you know what? That’s not the first time I’ve gotten them all wrong. Won’t be the last. Stick with me!! I will win more than I will lose. There are bumps in the road, but I will be on the winning side all year.
2018 College Football Season: 23-9
#2 Georgia (-7) at #13 LSU
Here are those Tigers again. I haven’t gotten any of their games correct. I can’t read them this year. The Tigers are coming off a tough loss against a re-surging Florida Gators. I can’t knock them too much for that loss, Florida is better than people think. If the Tigers won that game, this would be a Top 5 matchup. Meanwhile, Georgia has enjoyed a semi easy schedule thus far. Heading into Death Valley, one of the toughest places to play, will be a challenge. However, Georgia’s sophomore QB Jake Fromm is no stranger to tough environments, playing Bama last year for the National Title and earlier this year at South Carolina. I think this will be close, low scoring game, with both defenses allowing 13 (Ga) and 17 (LSU) points per game respectively. Coach O isn’t going to be happy with my pick.
Georgia over LSU
#7 Washington (-3.5) at #17 Oregon
I thought this was going to be an easy pick, until I saw Washington was favored by 3.5. Made me do a little stat digging. Oregon’s offense is powerful with 45.6 points per game, 503.6 total yards, and Justin Herbert has thrown for 1411 yards and 15 touchdowns. With that said Washington’s defense is stout, allowing 13.7 points per game. However, there is one little piece of information that raised an eyebrow. Washington is 1-6-1 ATS the last eight times they’ve played at Autzen Stadium.
Oregon over Washington
15 Wisconsin at 12 Michigan (-10)
Michigan had a rough start against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, but they’ve bounced back winning 5 straight. Jim Harbaugh finally has a quarterback, Shea Patterson, producing some respectable offensive numbers. Michigan usually plays pretty well at home, they’ll need this W before their next two games (home against Penn State and at Michigan State). Wisconsin controls the B10 West, not saying much because the West is the weaker division. Wisconsin’s concern is the defense. Last week, against Nebraska, Wisconsin gave up 384 yards in the air. Pass rush has been non-existent with only 5 sacks so far this season. Injuries in the secondary are a liability against a good quarterback like Michigan’s Patterson.
Turn that frown upside down Michigan Man.
Michigan over Wisconsin
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