Last week 5-7, which brings me to 64-48 against the spread this season.
No. 3 Louisville vs. Houston
When: Thursday, 8 p.m. ET (ESPN)
The spread is not out yet, so we will pick this one straight up. I like Louisville, Lamar Jackson will torch the aggressive Houston defense. Last week Jackson turned the ball over, this week I think he dominates.
UNLV vs. No. 22 Boise State (-27)
When: Friday, 9 p.m. ET (ESPN2)
UNLV is capable of scoring a lot of points, and Boise State’s defense has not been the greatest. I like Boise to win the game, but UNLV to cover.
No. 2 Ohio State (-21.5) vs. Michigan State
When: Saturday, noon ET (ESPN)
Ohio State is just too good here, take the Buckeyes and give the points.
Pick: Ohio State (-21.5)
No. 6 Wisconsin (-27.5) vs. Purdue
When: Saturday, noon ET (ABC)
Wisconsin will when, but unlike Illinois, Purdue will have just enough offense to barely cover.
Pick: (Purdue +27.5)
No. 13 Oklahoma State vs. TCU (-4)
When: Saturday, noon ET (Fox Sports 1)
Oklahoma State is barely slipping by unranked teams, and they will here also.
Pick: Oklahoma State (+4)
Maryland vs. No. 19 Nebraska (-14.5)
When: Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ET (ESPNEWS)
Maryland’s defense is terrible, Tommy Armstrong will have a big day and Nebraska wins easily.
Pick: Nebraska (-14.5)
No. 21 Florida vs. No. 16 LSU (-14)
When: Saturday, 1 p.m. ET (SEC Network)
Both teams are strong on defense but have huge question marks on offense.
Pick: Florida (+14)
Oregon vs. No. 11 Utah (-12)
When: Saturday, 2 p.m. ET
Oregon’s run defense is bad, and Utah’s run offense id very good.
Pick: Utah (-12)
Indiana vs. No. 4 Michigan (-28)
When: Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Indiana is a dangerous team for anybody to play. They will not win, but they will cover.
Pick: Indiana (+28)
No. 20 Washington State vs. No. 12 Colorado (-3.5)
When: Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (FOX)
The most interesting matchup of the weekend. These are two of the hottest teams in the country. Going with Colorado at home.
Pick: Colorado (-3.5)
No. 8 Oklahoma (-3) vs. No. 10 West Virginia
When: Saturday, 8 p.m. ET (ABC)
Great matchup, I believe the Sooners can run the ball against West Virginia and we know Mayfield can throw it.
Pick: Oklahoma (-3)