Ga Tech +12.5 at Georgia O/U 65.5
Keeping with the lazy/procrastination trend, I'm going to mess with your mind and kill a couple of birds with one stone here. In what should be a pretty good game today, the Yellow Jackets head to Athens with both squads 9-2 and UGA being likely bumped out of the SEC championship game with Missouri's win over Arkansas yesterday. Is that deflating for the 'Dawgs? Regardless, both teams have among the best rushing and scoring offenses in the country. Gurley is out but everyone knows by now Chubb is every bit as effective. This might very well be a "whoever has the ball last, wins" scenarios in a shootout of moderate proportions. I'm taking the Jackets and the Over, over. What's your Vector Victor?
Jackets & the Over
|Something both UGA & Tech fans can agree on|
Liberty Flames at JMU Dukes -4
Today in THE 'Burg, (sorry Wrens but you'll be watching it on the tele) the Flames will take on the Dukes who are red hot and on a 7-game winning streak. Following the Dukes is something I have done very little of this year, as in I haven't. At all. I don't even know the name of their new coach. What I do know is that his predecessor's squads had the tendency to finish their seasons trending the other way, losing their last 3 out of 4, or 4 out of 5 and just missing the playoff or getting in and playing to that trend only to be tossed aside as the losers they were. Well, not this year buddy! Or buddies! No sir. Their QB is fully expected to complete many passes to his key Wide Receiver. And their Fullback - watch out. He can run, both north/south & east/west. And their D Coordinator - he can run a defense. Look for technique tackling and high on the shoulder blocking today as the alma mater of the Danimal douses the Flames for entry into Round II of the playoffs.
Georgia Tech +12.5 at Georgia
I'm with Danimal here. Georgia is the better team but not 12.5 points better. I'm going with the Rambling Wreck in a game that will feature approximately 300 rushing attempts. For the record, Ill be taking Georgia Tech over FSU in next weekends ACC Championship game too.
Michigan at Ohio State -21
Rivalry games are often hard to handicap as downtrodden teams get up for the chance to ruin their biggest rival's season. That was the case in this game last year and the Wolverines nearly toppled Ohio State. Not gonna happen this year though. The Buckeyes are much better than last years team and they're still playing for a shot at the CFB final four. Buckeyes.
Baylor at Texas Tech O/U 79.5
Both these teams score a ton and neither is particularly strong defensively. It's that simple. Take the over.
(Insert Picks By FL guy here)