Basically all of my focus today is fixated on the Dutchmen Shoes game right here in Troy, but it is my responsibility to get you guys my picks for today in college football.
I went 3-2 last week, that’s in the money for those of you keeping score at home. Not a great week of action to the naked eye, let’s spice up these games.
9 West Virginia -11.5 vs TCU, 12:00 PM
Head-scratching line. Coming off a huge win over Texas, you’d think West Virginia would be bigger favorites at home against the Horned Frogs. TCU hasn’t covered in their last 5 contests, including a loss to Kansas and a narrow win over Kansas State last week. Will Grier should have a huge day in Morgantown and West Virginia should win this one big because they know they can.
West Virginia 56 TCU 10
18 Michigan State +4.5 vs 10 Ohio State, 12:00 PM
Michigan State has covered in 3 of their last 4 and will come out ready to play in this one. Ohio State is 1-5 ATS in the Big Ten. Their one cover? Against Rutgers. They narrowly edged Nebraska last week at home, they just aren’t playing with a ton of confidence right now. I think this game matters more to Michigan State and they’ll find a way to at least cover this one at home.
Ohio State 20 Michigan State 17
Georgia Tech -2.5 vs Miami, 7:00 PM
Miami is on a 3-game skid with losses to Virginia, Boston College, and Duke. This team is in what we call “the tank”. They want this season to be over and have no reason to play hard right now. That doesn’t bode well against Georgia Tech’s triple-option. Look for the Yellow Jackets to run wild today.
Georgia Tech 38 Miami 17
Texas Tech + 2.5 vs Texas, 7:30 PM
Texas is coming off 2 heart-breaking losses to Oklahoma State and West Virginia after the climbed to #6 in the polls. They’ve been road favorites twice this season and didn’t cover either time. Texas Tech, on the other hand, is coming off a close loss to Oklahoma which I actually think will help their psyche in this game. I think they’re still hungry and will get it done today.
Texas Tech 39 Texas 30
2 Clemson -18.5 @ 17 Boston College, 8:00 PM
I would love to sit here and say that Boston College will hold their own in this game and give Clemson a scare with College Gameday in town. But I can’t. Clemson has covered their last 4 games, winning them by a combined 240-36 (!!!). This is just another business trip for the Tigers, and they’ll handle theirs.
Clemson 48 Boston College 13
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