Week four of out picks against the spread was a bit disappointing. We had our first losing week of picks as we went 2-3-1. At I Talk Sports and That’s It we don’t lose gracefully we are very upset and plan on taking it out on this weeks games. We are shooting for a big money weekend, our total record right now is 14-10-1!
*all spread from sportsbook.com
Missouri -9.5 at Vandy, over/under 67
68, 52, 45, 50 those are the the totals that Mizzou basketball has put up the last four games, wait sorry those are actually the football teams scores. Mizzou is hot and the SEC bottom half is trash. Vandy has lost 7 of their last 8 games overall with the only win coming against Western Kentucky. Mizzou has all the confidence in the world right now and Barry Odom is still coaching for his job while QB Drew Lock is moving up draft boards. Mizzou has shown that they will not let up on the throttle. Mizzou is red hot and we are beginning to buy it.
Mississippi State -12.5 at Arkansas , over/under 59
Glory days are behind Arkansas. Mississippi State is on the rise giving Alabama their closest games of the year. Mississippi State is also 7-3 against the spread. Arkansas QB Austin Allen is coming off a shoulder injury and they aren’t sure what they are going to get out of him. Mississippi State is going to run the ball and control the game. No let down here for Mississippi State. Look for Mississippi State to reach 200 yards rushing.
Pick: Mississippi State -12.5
University of Central Florida -14 vs. Temple , over/under 56
One of the few remaining undefeated teams left in college football UCF heads into Temple on Saturday with hopes of taking the next step towards the College Football Playoff. Those dreams are just a dream as no matter what they do they won’t make it to the playoff. UCF’s online chance to make any noise is to blowout teams. If Temple had any kind of defense I would give them a shot but they have not shown the ability to stop anyone. UCF averages over 48 points a game and averaging 327 yards through the air. Temple is giving up over 26.50 points a game this season, good luck against this offense Temple.
Pick: UCF -14
Detroit Lions -3 at Chicago Bears , over/under 41
The Lions are a tough team to understand this year. Their commitment to develop a run game is not what is best suited for a team with the highest paid QB in football. Let Matt Stafford do his thing and the results will show. This is a hot bet right now on most sights including Bovada and Covers with the Lions receiving 70% of the bets. The Bears run game always gives them a chance to dominate a game but the defense is to reliant on turnovers. Stafford will play conservative and feed short routes to Golden Tate and The Riddick. Bears will get a 100 yard performance from Jordan Howard and keep it close, but ultimately Mitchell Trubisky will be put in a situation to make and play and will come up short. We see the lions by a touchdown.
Pick: Lions -3
Kansas City Chiefs -10.5 at New York Giants, over/under 46
The Giants misery season continues as they welcome the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. The Chiefs have lost 3 of 4 and are in need of a win. The Giants can’t sink much lower after losing last week to CJ “Beat” Hard and the lackluster 49ers. Kareem Hunt is due for a big game and the Giants are the team that is giving it up. Giants defense has given up almost 140 yards rushing per game and will most likely barely make it on the field. Chiefs will cover Eli’s only weapon Evan Engram all game and make Eli’s life hell. Chiefs want it more and will take it by two touchdowns at least.
Pick: Chiefs -10.5
James’s “Why Not” Pick of the Week 2-2: Texas vs. West Virginia
The 49ers gave me my second win in the “Why Not” picks of the week. I am going back to college on this one. After much debate and deliberation give me the Texas Longhorns to not only cover the 3.5 points at West Virginia but to win the game. Texas has the talent and needs this win. I think we see an inspired performance on Saturday. The Longhorns could get a big boost with All-American OT Connor Williams looking like he’s on track to return from a knee injury that’s kept him sidelined since the third game of the season. If Williams plays Texas sticks with freshman Sam Ehlinger for most of the game and pulls it out.
Why Not pick of the week: Texas +3.5
Good luck on your bets this week and remember if you aren’t down a paycheck you can still bet.