Real quickly, where do your picks stand on the year and who do you like in the some of the big upcoming bowl games? --Colin
26-21-1 overall on the year (against the spread), with a component of that being Ohio State games where I am 7-5-1 (ATS).
I am going to say, stay away from the Sugar Bowl line if you are a bettor – I think that line looks about right to me. If you have to pick against the spread for a pool, I’d say take the Bucks and the points – just too much history backing Urban the underdog. More on the game in my Buckeye Bag tomorrow.
I will say take Auburn laying the 6 ½ against Wisconsin. I can’t believe Wisconsin will be in the right frame of mind for this one, after the B1G title game debacle and losing their head coach.
I have to think Florida State raises their level of play and is able to take Oregon’s offense out of their rhythm. My gut tells me Florida State’s luck runs out and they lose a tight one, but this one stays close – take Florida State and the 8 ½. You can hate Jameis all you want, but the kid brings it when it counts.
Finally, I don’t see Georgia Tech hanging with Mississippi State. A well coached Messy State team should be able to contain the option after spending three weeks preparing for it. Take Messy State and lay the 6 ½.