I don’t even know why I’m doing this clearly I have no idea what I’m doing and I could likely do just as well throwing a dart at a wall. But after last week’s 1-4 performance, I don’t have a wall to throw a dart at. So here we are 10-13, but I feel a heater coming on.
Alabama vs. Ole Miss over 79.5:
This game has disaster written all over it for a lot of reasons. It also promises to be one of the most exciting games you will ever see. Ole Miss is coming off a bye, and Kiffin has had two weeks to prepare and devise a scheme to attack Bama’s defense. Will it work? kinda… They will score points, and still lose to a juggernaut of an offense. Last year Bama almost hit the over on their own with a 64-48 drubbing. That looks like a score when NC State visits JPJ to take on the Hoos not a football score. Give me the over 79.5 and enjoy the fireworks.
Arkansas +18 vs. Georgia under 50.5
Let’s go wompin. Shakira says she was attacked and robed by wild boars in the streets of Barcelona and I’m taking that as a sign (yup that’s where I’m currently at). The Georgia defense is giving up 5.7 points a game through four weeks, let that one sink in. The Razorbacks will struggle to find the end zone, but they have the studs and size to make this an old school mud fight. Georgia takes the win but Arkansas keeps it close and neither team tops 20 points. Arkansas +18 under 50.5
LSU -3 vs. Auburn
There are few better gameday experiences than a night game in Death Valley at night. Auburn stole a game last week on the Plains against Ga. South and they have all sorts of internal turmoil. There’s an absolute issue at quarterback with Nix being yanked midway through last week’s game. LSU had a season saving victory last weekend, and are trying to build on something with baby steps. These are two shaky programs but the home field advantage elevates the Tigers. LSU -3.
UAB -2 vs. Liberty
It’s well documented on this board that I hate all things Liberty. But that is not what’s clouding my judgement here. UAB has been one of the more entertaining stories this season. Liberty and Hugh are hellbent on becoming a contender and snaking their way into a Power 5. This is a big day at UAB they are opening their new 45,000 seat stadium and there will be plenty of fanfare. The good emotions are enough to knock off Liberty. UAB -2.
Pitt -3 vs. Georgia Tech
I partially joke that this is the game to decide the Coastal. And despite a Hoos win last night, I still feel like this game may decide the Coastal. Pitt is averaging 52 points a game. We truly live in a bizzaro world. Georgia Tech got the biggest win of the post-Paul Jonson era last week knocking off UNC. They are building something legit in the Atl. but it’s not quite their time. Pitt covers -3.
Ohio State -15 vs. Rutgers
Rutgers made Michigan look human last week, who can’t say that over the last 15 years. Ohio State may be slowly approaching a reckoning as the Ryan Day era settles into place. But they will get a reprieve over the weekend, when they put a hurt on Rutgers and attempt to regain their swag. OSU -15.