- Week 1: 3-4
- Week 2: 2-5
- Week 3: 5-2
- Week 4: 5-2
After back to back 5-2 weeks, we’re starting to get back on track. I said I loved Duke and would of taken off Hawaii, well both dogs won outright, so can’t get mad there. I really had no business taking VT as I didn’t bet it or release that pick to any of my clients, but sometimes finding 7 games on a Saturday card you are confident in is tough and sometimes you just gotta take a chance. Either way, it was still a good week.
However, before we continue, I need to point out my 2nd half meltdown of the week. Come on down Colorado! The Buffs somehow let WSU score 14 points in the final 2 minutes and change in the game that not only cost them a win, but cost me a 6-1 contest week (and my lunch money for the week). But, alas, I digress. I almost had two simultaneous collapses when GT mysteriously fumbled instead of taking a knee and allowing NC State to score 14 points in 30 seconds to only lose by 10. Lucky for the contest, it’s all in 1/2 pt increments, so my GT -9.5 bet was safe. My GT -10.5 “bar money” selection, however, was not.
Anyway, there’s only so much complaining I can do after going 10-4 the last two weeks, so let’s get to this week’s picks. Interestingly enough, I loved Texas Tech +7 and up all week, but somehow didn’t include it on my card. I actually found 10 games that I loved this week and had a hard time narrowing them down. You will also see 6 of the 7 picks are underdogs. That’s just the type of bettor I am. Typically from about week 4 on until Bowl Season, my card will primarily consist of underdogs.
My Week 5 picks are:
- Texas +9.5 vs. Oklahoma
- Iowa +3.5 at Penn State
- Miami, OH +2.5 vs. Army
- Southern Miss +2.5 at Navy
- Northwestern +7.5 vs. Michigan
- Missouri -3.5 at Kansas State
- Wyoming +11.5 at Utah State
In case you were wondering, my leans were Maryland +13.5, Boston College +20.5 & Tech +8.5. BC and Maryland were on my board until Leroy’s decided to undercut the key numbers (Maryland from 14 to 13.5, BC from 21 to 20.5), so I decided to lay off. (Though as a side note I have Maryland +15 and BC +21.5 for a couple peanuts.)
Hopefully the dogs will be barking come Saturday and yes, I may have to turn to this for extra motivation.
Until next week..