Sunday, September 23, 2007

Prediction Outcomes, Week 4

Texas A&M (+1.5) @ Miami (FL): Miami (FL) 34-17 An intriguing matchup, especially for a Thursday night. Should be a competitive game though, with both teams trying to gain some solid footing for the rest of the season. (Sure A&M is 3-0, but look who they've played.)
Miami (FL) by 7 = Yup.

Oklahoma (-23.5) @ Tulsa: Oklahoma 62-21 Oklahoma is on a mission so far this year, but Tulsa is also undefeated and can put points on the board too. Oklahoma will roll, but Tulsa will score some garbage points to beat the spread.
Oklahoma wins, but Tulsa covers the spread = Oklahoma is just looking fierce.

Penn State (-2.5) @ Michigan: Michigan 14-9 Penn State has looked good against horrendous competition, but they haven't seen a running back like Hart yet this season. Michigan desperately needs to keep their positive momentum going and will have the Big House behind them.
Michigan by 10 = the Wolverines are looking more like their old selves, but they won't be able to ride Hart forever...

South Carolina (+16.5) @ LSU: LSU 28-16 The ol' ball coach is the X-factor here. You know he's going to pull out every trick he knows against the Tigers. It won't be enough though - Tiger's cruise.
LSU by 17 = Off on the spread, but the Tiger's D is still looking superb.

Baylor (-3.5) @ Buffalo: Baylor 34-21 How much do you want to bet both teams scheduled this one thinking it would be an easy, cupcake win?
Baylor by 7 = Yup.

Kentucky (+7) @ Arkansas: Kentucky 42-29 In the past few years, this would've gone to Arkansas hands down. But they're struggling a bit, and Kentucky is looking great. Can D-Mac keep his Heisman campaign on track? Probably.
Arkansas by 10 = Well, I'm not so sure about McFadden anymore. He's still phenominal, but the Razorbacks just aren't getting it done anywhere else.

Rice (+38.5) @ Texas: Texas 58-14 38.5? Have they seen how Texas has been playing lately? I mean, I know it's Rice, but jeez. Texas needs to run away with this one - their poll position can't afford a 4th straight mediocre game.
Texas wins, but Rice barely covers the spread = That's more like it, Horns. They'll start really hitting their stride just in time to get demolished by Oklahoma.

New Mexico State (+16.5) @ Auburn: Auburn 55-20 Again, this usually would go to Auburn hands down. But losing your last two games at home (and nearly getting beaten in Week 1) doesn't make you an easy pick, Tigers. I'll give you the benefit of the doubt and think you'll get back on the horse this week.
Auburn by 21 = Well, the Tigers are back to .500. Take what you can get.

Georgia (+3.5) @ Alabama: Georgia 26-23 Tricky pick, this one. Georgia always breaks my heart, but they're more solid than the Tide who are still riding the Saban wave.
Georgia by 7 = Yup.

Iowa (+7.5) @ Wisconsin: Wisconsin 17-13 Two teams that need this one - bad. Sure Wisconsin is undefeated, but they've looked shaky (the Citadel?). Poor Iowa (Iowa State?)
Wisconsin by 14 = The whole Big 10 is looking really mediocre this year, much more so than their non-conference record shows.

Washington (+6.5) @ UCLA: UCLA 44-31 Which one of these teams can rebound from a tough loss last week? I'm still liking the Huskies this year.
Washington by 7 = Eh, went the wrong way on this one. Nice comeback win for the Bruins, while the Huskies look to be going on a losing streak.

Washington State (+26.5) @ Southern California: Southern California 47-14 This could be a close one - USC always has at least a couple scares in the Pac 10 each year. But they're confident from last weekend and should be able to get their passing game going.
USC wins, but Washington State covers the spread = USC looked solid again tonight, but I'm curious how they'll do against Cal & Oregon.

Really off against the spread this week. Kinda disappointing.
Straight wins = 10/12 (83.33%)
Against the Spread = 5/12 (41.67%)
Season Totals: Straight wins = 39/48 (81.25%), Against the Spread 29.5/48 (61.46%).

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