Thursday, September 27, 2007

Week 5 Predictions: Sept 29

LSU (-40.5) @ Tulane
As usual, I'm leery about giving away so many points. Sure the LSU D will shut Tulane down, but they're away from Death Valley and won't need to score that many points to win.

LSU wins, but Tulane covers the spread.

Oklahoma (-22.5) @ Colorado
I picked against Oklahoma with the spread last week and it bit me in the ass. I don't think Colorado will be able to stop them, and the Sooners should pile on the points as usual.

Oklahoma by 28

Southern California (-20.5) @ Washington
The weather actually might play a difference in this one. If it rains, USC will have to run the ball down Washington's throats. If it is sunny, they'll be able to pass too.

Southern California by 21

Michigan (-16.5) @ Northwestern
Michigan is hitting their usual stride. So is Northwestern.

Michigan by 21

Louisville (-9) @ N.C. State
I know Louisville doesn't have a D, but NC State doesn't have an O or a D. And giving up only 9 points? I'll take the Cardinals, as ugly as they are.

Louisville by 14

Clemson (-3) @ Georgia Tech
I've got a feeling Clemson's gonna have an easy time with the Yellow Jackets...

Clemson by 14

Kent State (-1.5) @ Ohio
This is my weekly gut tossup. The gut says go with the Golden Flashes.

Kent State by 7.

Washington State (+2.5) @ Arizona
I know they struggled against USC last week, but the Cougars are still a solid team. More so than the Wildcats at least.

Washington State by 10

Mississippi State (+13.5) @ South Carolina
I can see the Bulldogs pulling off the upset here - they should at least keep it close.

South Carolina wins, but Mississippi State covers the spread.

Mississippi (+15.5) @ Georgia
This one could probably go either way as well, since both teams are coming off solid performances. (Sure the Rebels lost, but they kept Florida close - that's gotta count for something.) This is a risky pick, partly since it involves Georgia...

Georgia wins, but Mississippi covers the spread.

Florida Atlantic (+21.5) @ Kentucky
Only 21.5? Seems rather low to me.

Kentucky by 28

Notre Dame (+22.5) @ Purdue
All that progress Charlie mentioned last week? Down the drain. The Irish might score a few, but the Boilermakers will score a lot.

Purdue by 28

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