This week's bombardment of posts continues with the 7th week of THE BODOGS ARE BARKIN. Last week the gamblers landed in the red for their cumulative total for the first time all season, with Chuck being the biggest casualty losing the maximum of $200. Let's see if we can't get back on track this week.
Week 6 Results
1. Mikey: +$36…Mikey's 6-1 since his week four catastrophe.
2. Mattare: +$4.50…Quietly gaining ground.
3. Hinkle: -$29…The leader takes his first hit of the year.
4. Chuck: -$200…Sing it Tom.
Overall Standings thru Week 6
1. Hinkle: +$396.50…Will he finally ween himself off Dan Persa???
2. Mattare: +$232.60…You're next Hinkle.
3. Mikey: +$88…Out of the basement but still a big hill to climb.
4. Chuck: +$84.16…Chuck falls into the cellar for the first time all year.
Week 7 Pick Summary
Hinkle: UTEP > UAB, WM > ND, Navy > SMU, Aub-Ark (Under)
Mattare: Pitt > Cuse, FSU > BC, USC > Cal, OSU-Wisc (Under)
Mikey: TAMU > Mizz, Pitt > Cuse, BC > FSU, FL > MSU
Chuck: Mizz > TAMU, MTSU > GT, USC > Cal, Miss > Bama
Game #1: Pittsburgh (+1) over Syracuse…$66 to win $60 (covers.com)
This one was taken off the board on a couple books. I know that Pitt has been a (predictable) disappointment this season, but they're still far more talented than the Orange. Syracuse is 4-1 but their most impressive victory is over South Florida. It's great to see them turning things around and knocking on the door of a bowl berth, but 'Cuse doesn't have the horses to compete with the top tier of the Big East yet no matter how much they underachieve.
Game #2: Florida State (-21.5) over Boston College…$33 to win $30
Boston College frosh quarterback Chase Rettig gets the first road start of his career the week after Dave Shinskie strengthened his status as the worst quarterback in America (7 of 24, 89 yards, 2 INT's...G'DAM!). BC can't run or pass the ball. Florida State is coming off a big W against the U and confidence is sky high. The Criminoles are primed to revenge their two straight losses to BC in a big, big way.
Game #3: Southern Cal (-2.5) over Cal…$33 to win $30
I can't stand Lane Kiffin and he's already burned me once this year with his two-point conversion sheet that just has a giant green GO on it...but I just think Vegas is sleeping on a team that's still one of the most talented squads in the college football. The Trojans stop the bleeding if only for a week.
Game #4: Ohio State - Wisconsin (Under 49)…$27.50 to win $25
Wisky hasn't looked impressive this season but Camp Randall is going to be rockin' and the homefield advantage could play a huge role in keeping it close. I can see the game playing out two ways: Ohio State shuts down the Badgers and wins something along the lines of 27-10 or Wisconsin keeps it close and it's an ugly 17-13 game. Either way it's going to be a lower scoring affair. I'll grab the under.
Work has been whooping my ass this week (though not as bad as K-State whooped my wallet's ass last week) so my apologies for the lack of analysis. However, I will not apologize for the following: going 4-0 this weekend, not calling back that girl from Spider Kelley's, and partying in general. All lines from sportsbook.com.