This Week's Picks

Posted by The Outsider | 5:09 AM | 0 comments »

4-2 last week, hit on my lock of the week. Maybe I'm hitting my stride?

First off, the AU-UT game is a very easy one to breakdown. I told Tiger this week that I felt two teams could not be as evenly matched as AU and LSU are now and were last Saturday night. They are two of the best teams in the country, and if they played 10 times I guarantee it would be 5-5 or, at worst, 6-4 in favor of one side.

Tennessee has been embarrassed in their opener against UCLA, dominant at home against UAB (pfft) and absolutely humiliated by the Gators. There was nothing last week that showed me they can hang with the Tigers on the road, and the 6.5 point spread seems low with the improvements the AU offense made last week.

Of the SEC games this week, this is the easiest to call. In fact, I'm going to make this my lock of the week (I've hit my last two).

Auburn 23 (-6.5)

Tennessee 10


Purdue 31 (+1)
Notre Dame 17

Virginia Tech 20
Nebraska 30 (-7)

Colorado 24
Florida State 35 (-4.5)

Nevada 17
UNLV 27 (-4)

Marshall 20
West Virginia 52 (-17)