This Week's Picks

Posted by The Outsider | 6:14 PM | 0 comments »

4-4 last week, hit on my lock of the week with Mizzou destroying Nevada. And, to be fair, I picked the OSU game before Beanie Wells was announced as out.

Obviously the marquee game on this week's schedule is Tiger Bowl 2008. I'll be straight...I'm going with Auburn. But if you think about betting this game, breakdown the quarterback situation for both teams as deeply as you can.

Andrew Hatch and Jarrett Lee VS Chris Todd and Kody Burns. There's your deciding factor.

I think the lines for both teams are as evenly matched as two units can be. LSU, however, has played Appy State and North Texas. Auburn, on the other hand, has played a living, breathing SEC team in Mississippi State. Will Les Miles have has team ready to jump from D-level to A-level competition? If Auburn takes advantage of this, they could get a lead in the first quarter, perhaps an insurmountable one. In this game, 10 points could be insurmountable.

Auburn 17 (+2.5)
LSU 9

Elsewhere...

Wake Forest 27 (+4)
Florida State 24

Rutgers 30 (-6)
Navy 17


***LOCK OF THE WEEK***
Miami (FL) 20 (-4)
Texas A&M 6

Tulsa 55 (-10.5)
New Mexico 37

Georgia 34 (-7.5)
Arizona State 26

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