After a rough weekend in which I went 6-9 on my picks I am hoping to have a good week this week. Had a couple of close calls that could have made my picks a more manageable 8-7, but those .5 points killed me!
I didn’t put the pick up yesterday (since there was only the one), but I did take the over (51) in the Giants-Saints game. I won that pick, by the way, as the Giants got slaughtered 49-24.
NFL Season stats
On to tonight’s action;
#15 Michigan Wolverines @ Virginia Cavaliers
Pick: taking the over (115)
Reason: 115 is a very low number for two teams that regularly score over 60 ppg as a team. Michigan averaging 68.2 and Virginia 62.7.
Miami (OH) RedHawks @ Cincinnati Bearcats
Pick: Miami (OH) +11.5
Reason: Neither team is really any good, but Miami (OH) has been competitive in their two losses, one of which was a 6 point defeat to #14 Xaxier. Cincinnati on the other hand lost to Presbyterian…PRESBYTERIAN!
Eastern Michigan Eagles @ #3 Syracuse Orange
Pick: taking the over (131)
Reason: I see a good 90 point game from the Orange as a team, which leaves a measly 42 points left to be scored by lowly Eastern Michigan. I have faith in the Eagles.
Arizona @ New Mexico State
Pick: Arizona +3
Reason: This is a “I’m glad I don’t gamble pick” because I don’t have a concrete reason other than it just feels right. I fully expect my intuition is wrong.
#4 Duke @ #2 Ohio State
Pick: Duke +7.5
Reason: Does anyone really think giving a Duke team this good over 7 points to start the game?