It is officially Week 2 in the College Football season. Last week was a wild one, you can find the full recap here. In this blog I will pick five more games from the schedule of this weekend. Last week I went 3-2, which is not a bad start to the season, hopefully I can make more money for you this week.
The five games I picked last week were:
- Towson vs Morgan State, My pick- Towson, Actual- Towson
- UCLA vs Texas A&M, My pick- UCLA outright, Actual- UCLA but did not cover
- LSU vs BYU, My pick- LSU outright, Actual- LSU outright
- Clemson vs Kent State, My pick- Clemson but not cover, Actual- Clemson outright
- Alabama vs Florida State, My pick- Alabama outright, Actual- Alabama outright
Record for Week 1- 3-2. Overall record for the 2017 season- 3-2
This week I will be picking five more games. The games are Towson at Maryland, Nicholls State at Texas A&M, South Carolina at Missouri, San Jose State at Texas, and Oklahoma at Ohio State. The picks are below, I hope they make some money for you this weekend.
Game 1- Towson at Maryland
This game does not have a line, because the match up probably does not receive much action in Vegas. Maryland had the biggest win of the program last week against Texas and have some momentum going into this weekend. Towson beat cross town rival Morgan State last week and now takes on a in-state rival. It is the first time this two teams have played each other in football, so the emotions will be high on both sidelines. I will pick Maryland to win this game, but it will be a very close game, that Towson will have a chance to win.
Game 2- Nicholls State at Texas A&M
This game is also a low action game, so there is no line on the game. Texas A&M had a brutal loss last week against UCLA. They blew a 34 point lead, and that type of stuff always carries into next week. They catch a break this week by playing a weak opponent in Nicholls State. Texas A&M will win this game and have a chance to fix all their issues that they had against UCLA.
Lock of the Week- South Carolina at Missouri (Line- Missouri -2.5)
I know nothing about either team, so I am not going to fake it. I will be taking Missouri and the points because they are at home and going against a young team in South Carolina.
Upset of the Week- San Jose State at Texas (Line- Texas -26.5)
This is the craziest line among all of football for this week. Texas lost to lowly Maryland last weekend in the first game of a new era in Austin. They are more than three touchdown favorites in this game, despite their defense giving up 51 points last week. I think that Texas will win the game, but there is no way they are going to cover this huge spread.
College Gameday- Oklahoma at Ohio State (Line- Ohio St -7.5)
This game is going to be really good, the winner of this game will make the College Football playoff. The two teams played last season, and the only reason that Ohio State made the playoffs was because they beat up on Oklahoma. The same stakes are on the line this season, but I expect the Sooners to keep the game close this time around. Ohio State will score late to cover, because good teams win and great teams cover. I will take Ohio State and the points in this game.
My picks for this week are Maryland, Texas A&M, Missouri, San Jose State, and Ohio State. Check back next week to see how I did.