Another week and another 1-2 performance by yours truly. Well, at least 1-2 in the G:TB betting ledgers. I wisely pulled off my Ole Miss pick in terms of actual wagers and rode with South Carolina and Tennessee plus the points last week so I'm feeling better about my current view of the college football landscape. Cue an 0-3 from me this week to destroy whatever confidence I gained last week.
Arizona +7 at UCLA
Am I excited about the rumors of a possible RichRod-Florida marriage? No, not really. This is a guy that I referred to as DickRod during his time at Michigan. Does any of this have any bearing on my thoughts on this game? No. UCLA is bad. Their offensive line is a total mess and Brett Hundley is nothing more than a better version of Jeff Driskel (good athlete, terrible pocket presence) in my opinion. UCLA has struggled mightily in close road wins over Cal and Colorado the past two weeks. They'll be at home today but I don't think it makes much of a difference. Arizona. Bear Down.
Florida +13 vs. Georgia
(Full Disclosure: The line is down to 10.5 but I bet this on Wednesday) If it's Halloween Weekend that means it's time for the World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party. Technically we're not supposed to call it that anymore but we don't play by The Man's "Rules" here at G:TB. We do, however, realize that Florida is a bad, bad football team. Their performance against Missouri two weeks ago was among the most embarrassing I've ever witnessed from a Gator Football team. So why am I taking Florida here? A hunch if I'm being honest. Florida is finally starting a new QB. A true freshman QB but at least it's someone other than Jeff Driskel. You could clearly see the team had lost all confidence in winning with him as their QB and it bled into every phase of the game. I expect an inspired performance today. An inspired performance that results in a loss, of course. But a loss by less than two TDs.
ECU at Temple +7.5
Ive been riding ECU most of the year and they've been good to me. Temple has lost badly on the road each of the past two weeks. So obviously I'm going with the Owls here. ECU's offense is pass heavy. Temple is actually one of the nation's best defenses in terms of pass efficiency. Temple is a dramatically different team on the road than at home. This is like the Florida pick, some analysis involved but more of a hunch. Hootie Hoo! Go Owls!!
Good News: Halloween is over. Bad news: I sent my bride away for 2 days to enjoy some time without kids. Yeah, I know, I'm a great guy. But that said, I've got little time to pontificate this morning. Tball pictures at 8:15. Whaa? Followed by game at 9:00. Gots to get going. Now, rest assured should I get some time throughout my day to fill in the blanks, I shall do so.
Duke +3 at Pittsburgh
This is one of those you should probably bet on Pittsburgh cuz this doesn't make sense to me. Did a key player at Duke injure himself? The line began at Duke -1 early in the week but seriously, I would have taken Duke in this game if they were giving 3-4.
North Carolina +15 at Miami
Jim Kelly is the honorary captain for The U today. That might mean something if those kids knew who the fuck he was. I'm sticking with another team from my old stomping grounds, the cheaters of North Carolina.
Auburn +2 at Mississippi
Gotta go with Auburn here despite Mississippi's very impressive 6-1-1 ATS record.