Saturday, October 31, 2009

Babe of the Week and Week 8 Picks

This week's Babe of the Week is Sophia Bush, who attended USC for three years before landing her role on One Tree Hill and since this week's big game in college is USC-Oregon, she's a perfect BOTW. Here are my NFL and College picks for Halloween weekend. As always, home team in CAPS.

Denver (+3) over BALTIMORE- I know the Broncos are due to lose, I would feel more comfortable if the Broncos were favored, plus their defense is better than the Ravens.
CHICAGO (-13) over Cleveland- The Bears burned me last week, but I always pick against Eric Mangini, the Rich Kotite of the 00's. The Bears need this and will beat the Browns easily.
BUFFALO (+3.5) over Houston- All of a sudden, the Bills have played a little better. They still are pretty bad, but I don't think Houston travels well. Since it's the Texans, pick against me here.
INDIANAPOLIS (-13.5) over San Francisco- The Niners aren't bad like the Rams last week, but this is the Colts and Peyton Manning, keep taking them until they fail you.
Miami (+3.5) over JETS- The Dolphins ran all over the Jets two weeks ago and that game had Kris Jenkins playing nose tackle. Now without him, I think the Dolphins win again.
St. Louis (+4) over DETROIT- Let's put it this way, if you actually bet on this game in any way, you have a gambling problem. It's like betting on the Pro Bowl, just get some help.
DALLAS (-9.5) over Seattle- One thing we do know, the Cowboys are still a bully team and the Seahawks coming in to Dallas constitutes a game they tend to win.
Giants (-1) over PHILADELPHIA- The undercard to Game 4 of the World Series is a benefit to the Giants. No Brian Westbrook, weak O-line and the G-Men have won their last four in Philly and I could see a tough day for McNabb and the Eagles.
SAN DIEGO (-16.5) over Oakland- I thought about taking the Raiders, but if the Chargers blow them out, then I let you down. You should stay away because the Chargers do have Norv Turner and the Raiders are the Raiders.
Jacksonville (+3) over TENNESSEE- You can't take Vince Young in his first start in over a year and give points. Yes, I'm still mad at being fooled by the Titans.
ARIZONA (-10) over Carolina- If Jake Delhomme wasn't starting, I'd think about taking the Panthers. But Jake on the road against the team that ruined his life, well...
GREEN BAY (-3) over Minnesota- Everyone thinks Favre will return to Lambeau and play like the "great" QB that he is. I think student beats teacher as the Packers protect Rodgers better.
NEW ORLEANS (-11) over Atlanta- The Falcons are a good home team, unfortunately this is at the Superdome and when the Falcons give up points, they don't stop. The worst news, the Saints are the team who will score continuously.

NFL Record: 56-46-1

BOSTON COLLEGE (-6) over Central Michigan
AUBURN (+6.5) over Mississippi
Miami (-6.5) over WAKE FOREST
California (-6.5) over ARIZONA STATE
WISCONSIN (-7) over Purdue
Georgia (+14.5) over Florida (game in Jacksonville)
South Carolina (+6) over TENNESSEE
Kansas (+6.5) over TEXAS TECH
OKLAHOMA STATE (+9) over Texas
OREGON (+3) over USC

College Record: 34-38-1

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