November 27th, 2009 by
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and you’re taking advantage of all of the Black Friday Specials. I’d offer up these picks but if you’d seen my record the last several weeks, you’d know it’s not much of a bargain! Again, all lines used are provided here:
Last Week: 1-2 Year to date: 50-10
ATS: 1-2 Year to date: 26-21
Rutgers at Louisville: Line Rutgers -3;O/U 44. The Knights have some explaining to do after rolling over last week against our Cuse. This game is at 11 am, so we’ll see who is still hungover from all that turkey yesterday. An estimated 18K is expected to witness Steve Kragthorpe’s last stand. I don’t think Rutgers will be taken by surprise this week. Knights 33 – 21.
Illinios at Cincinnati: Line Cincy -20.5;O/U 57. Last exhibition game for the Bearcats before next week’s showdown with Pitt for the BE BCS berth. Tony Pike gets a start this week and he should carve up an Illini as they have been very giving against both the pass and the run. I don’t see why UC can’t make a statement to the pollsters this week. UC 56-17.
Pittsburgh at West Virginia: Line Pitt -1;O/U 48.5; Backyard brawl has a ton of implications. WV came into this game two years ago needed a win over a 4 win Pitt team to reach a possible BCS title game. What they got was painful W that has springboarded the Panthers to their current slot as an undefeated in conference team. The Mountaineers offense has gone stagnant in recent weeks. How they handle Mick Williams and Greg Romeus will determine if they Eers are spoilers or spanked. I like the Panthers balance in this one, it will be a brawl but Lewis is the difference Pitt wins 24-20.
Syracuse at UConn: Line UConn – 13.5;O/U 47. The Cuse was the huge surprise last week in stunning Rutgers. UConn finally got a win to honor Jazz Howard in its victory over BE doormat Notre Dame. The Orange has hung in valiantly despite their atrocious special teams play the last two weeks. I expect UConn to expoit that in a big way. Still the game is tight and I don’t see UConn’s vaunted running game being able to do enough to run away with this. I like UConn barely, 27-23.
Miami at South Florida: Line UM – 7;O/U 53. Another big in-state rival for USF as the Hurricane’s visit the Bulls. South Florida was able to confuse FSU with their defense and the newness of BJ Daniels. I’m not sure they will have much advantage, save for the home crowd, this week. Miami has alot of speed on defense and Daniels has been very ordinary over the last month. Still it will be an emotional game, but expect Miami to pull away late. 31-21.