My copy of NCAA 14 on my PS3 did not cooperate this week. Something about holding out until NCAA 15 is in the works. Therefore, I have no EA picks this week. It’s ok, it was getting old beating its predictions all year.
Right now my predictions are hitting at a 83.1% click. After going 12-1 last week, there’s no where else to go but down. Let’s hope that doesn’t happen, but with the amount of decent looking games this week, it could come about, but I’m feeling blowouts in most of them. If you would like to prove your worth with your picks and try to do better than my 47.5% accuracy against the spread, you can do so here.
This Week: 14-0 (100%), ATS at PickOrPlay.com: 7-5 (58.3%)
EA NCAA 14: 0-0 (0%)
Last Week: 12-1 (92.3%), ATS at PickOrPlay.com: 0-0 (0.0%)
EA NCAA 14: 10-3 (76.9%)
Overall: 112-20 (84.8%), ATS at PickOrPlay.com: 45-47 (48.9%)
EA NCAA 14: 86-32 (72.9%)
Mississippi State at South Carolina (-12) – South Carolina saved us all from a full-on Missouri hype machine last week. Mississippi State almost lost to Kentucky in Starkville, and boy was it stark! Haha good one, Blowgle!
WB: South Carolina 31, Mississippi State 17 – SUCCESS!
South Carolina 34, Mississippi State 16
Georgia (-3) vs. Florida – The World’s Largest Outdoor Snoozefest, amirite? Florida is banged up. Georgia is banged up. Georgia has a quarterback, though. That should do it.
WB: Georgia 27, Florida 17 – SUCCESS!
Georgia 23, Florida 20
Tennessee at Missouri (-10.5) – Awww everybody was pumped about Tennessee beating South Carolina, and everybody was pumped about Missouri beating half-a-Georgia and half-a-Florida. Then, shucks, they both lost last week. Will the transitive property hold true this weekend? Tennessee beat South Carolina, and South Carolina beat Missouri, so that means Tennessee will beat Missouri, right? Wrong.
WB: Missouri 38, Tennessee 14 – SUCCESS!
Missouri 31, Tennessee 3
Alabama State at Kentucky (No line) – This game has no line because it involves an SEC team and a SWAC team. Has Vegas seen Kentucky? It seems not. This one will be semi-close for a bit, but the Wildcats will prevail. Nobody will know because I’m sure there’s an open basketball practice at the same time.
WB: Kentucky 45, Alabama State 10 – SUCCESS!
Kentucky 48, Alabama State 14
UTEP at Texas A&M (-45.5) – Once Johnny Football puts 60 up on UTEP, they’ll use their pickaxes to dig themselves a way out of College Station. WOO BOY, you’re on it today, Boogle!
WB: Texas A&M 62, UTEP 24 – SUCCESS!
Texas A&M 57, UTEP 7
Auburn (-8) at Arkansas – Check my game preview tomorrow for my thoughts. Since my PS3 is holding out on me, I’m just going to guess that they picked Arkansas to win.
WB: Auburn 41, Arkansas 10 – SUCCESS!
Auburn 35, Arkansas 17
And now for the national games to fill out the pick ’em slate…
North Carolina (-5.5) at North Carolina State – When I put my faith in a team to knock off a team that Auburn needs to lose and that team falls very short, they are dead to me from then on. At this point, that team is North Carolina State. I hope the Tarheels stomp a hole in you, Wolfpack.
WB: North Carolina 31, North Carolina State 20 – SUCCESS!
North Carolina 27, North Carolina State 19
Kansas at Texas (-28) – If this year’s Texas is a 28 point favorite over you, you are bad. Really bad. Kansas is really, really bad.
WB: Texas 44, Kansas 7 – SUCCESS!
Texas 35, Kansas 13
Northwestern at Nebraska (-7) – Nebraska lost to Minnesota last week, and now that I look at it, they really haven’t beaten anybody at all. Northwestern has lost four in a row, though. It will be five.
WB: Nebraska 34, Northwestern 31 – SUCCESS!
Nebraska 27, Northwestern 24
Michigan at Michigan State (-6) – I don’t know why, but I’ve never hated Michigan State. I’ve never really hated Michigan either. I’m feeling Michigan State in this one, though. Home team wins.
WB: Michigan State 27, Michigan 21 – SUCCESS!
Michigan State 29, Michigan 6
West Virginia at TCU (-3) – I’m still not used to West Virginia playing these Big 12 games. TCU lost 3-7 to Texas last week. Therefore they don’t deserve to win anything else. And I will never hate West Virginia because of this.
WB: West Virginia 24, TCU 14 – SUCCESS!
West Virginia 30, TCU 27
Clemson (-17) at Virginia – Ever since Auburn beat down Virginia in the 2011 Chick-fil-A Bowl, the Cavaliers have been pretty bad. Clemson is due for another Clemsoning, but it won’t happen this week.
WB: Clemson 38, Virginia 10 – SUCCESS!
Clemson 59, Virginia 10
Oklahoma State at Texas Tech (-2.5) – The Red Raiders were brought back down to Earth last week with a loss to Oklahoma. The Sooner State will continue that trend with another win from Oklahoma State this weekend. Sorry, Kingsbury lovers.
WB: Oklahoma State 34, Texas Tech 31 – SUCCESS!
Oklahoma State 52, Texas Tech 34
Miami at Florida State (-22) – Look, Florida State is good, but the amount of hype they are going to get from beating Miami by 30 points on Saturday is going to be astronomical. Miami should have lost to Wake Forest last week. Florida State is good, but they are pumping up their stats on a weak ACC. Clemson and Miami are names and have returned to somewhat prominence, but that doesn’t mean winning the games in the ACC is a great feat just yet.
WB: Florida State 48, Miami 10 – SUCCESS!
Florida State 41, Miami 14
Now use all of the knowledge you just gained and go make your picks. If you’re not taken directly to the group after you login/register, just go to the groups link and search ‘warblogle.’ Remember, each week is separate. If you missed last week, no excuses.