The Program’s Picks

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Every week the the degenerate gamblers who run this site attempt to pick games for the upcoming college football weekend. We are usually completely and totally wrong, blinded by team allegiance, alumni status, and probably a 5th of Makers. That being the case, we’ve enlisted help of professionals…not for the Makers problem, but for the gambling one. The Geek Sheet experts have decided to set us all straight this season. They’ll be here to give you the winners, blow your mind with high level statistical analysis, and shamelessly plug their own site…which is something we have great admiration for. Be sure to check out their site for more. Now, on to the picks…

Records

The Juice: 27-17-1

Mike Medallion: 18-26-1

Bunkie Perkins: 22-22-1

The Geek: 20-24-1

LSU +8 @ Bama

The Juice: BAMA. I see this similar to the LSU/UF game with LSU really struggling on offense against an imposing Tahd D. I think a turnover returned for a Touchdown will allow Bama to win by 10 and cover the spread. As a result Nick Saban tattoos will spike 200% the following Sunday.

Mike Medallion: LSU.

I wonder if these two make the trip to T-Town again this year. Well, let’s just hope they (and Lesticles) have something to kiss about after this game is over. At the very least, LSU will keep this close, like the Vols did, which is all tha matters in The Meadows.

Bunkie Perkins: LSU. If the spread is less that a touchdown, Im probably rolling with the Tide here, but the current spread and the fact that on several occassions I was witness to Bama fan taunting LSU fan at the urinals at Talladega last weekend, I gotta go with the Tigers.  i mean, really, who taunts another man midstream…seriously?

The Geek: LSU. That is the model average from our projections.  50% of our models have LSU covering with 1-2 pts to spare and the other 50% have  “>Bama covering with 1-2 points to spare…so how do you like your rednecks served…with a side of corndog or brilliantly constructed toilet paper stapled to laundry detergent?  I’ll forgo the 0.75 pts of line value, and side with the Mad Hatter although I don’t have any really compelling reason why…Juice, is that what it feels like(mini boosh)?  LSU 17 Alabama 23

OU -5 ½ @ Nebraska

TJ: Nebraska. I really have no clue, but it is pretty cold and dreary in Nebraska by now I’m guessing and I don’t trust Oklahoma since they killed Sam Bradford’s pro-prospects.

MM: Oklahoma. Going back many years ago, wasn’t this always a huge game? Not so much anymore, I guess. Probably why I, like The Juice, have no clue. Though, I haven’t heard much from Nebraska  in the last few weeks, yet I still hear about Oklahoma for some reason, so I’ll go with them. 

BP: NebraskaProbably not the greatest idea to have a bunch of SEC-biased jerks pick a Big 12 match-up seeing as none of us have watched more than 2 minutes of Nebraska play all year.  I’ve seen OU play, and what Ive seen isn’t overly impressive.  I call a low scoring game and tight throughout for no other reason than my affinity for corn on the cob.

The Geek: Nebraska. This is one of our recommended plays this week, and one of our better ones.  Nebraska has very favorable matchups and situational advantages in this game, chalk up the SU victory for the home team. OU 20, Nebraska 23

Houston +1 @ Tulsa

TJ. Houston. Let me tell you, I’ve studied both of these team’s game films religiously and… ok, not even going to try. I know they both have big offenses. I like Houston’s QB to throw 7 Touchdowns, 1 greater than Tulsa. 

MM. Houston. Points. They’ll be lots of  them…lots and lots and lots of them. Like Juice said, Houston scores a few more than Tulsa.

BP: Houston.  A huge grizzly bear trap of a game.  But Im picking out of spite here.  Tulsa continues to screw me every week, what with their complete and total inability to cover…ever.  How they are favored here blows my mind.  Screw you Tulsa…and there are no hurricanes in Oklahoma…ever.

The Geek: Houston. This game is going to be as entertaining to watch as Tila Tequila on Celebrity Jeopardy.  As fun as that would be to participate, you are not going to want to get beat up by Sean Merriman, or lose all of your money.  Don’t bet on this game. Houston 35, Tulsa 32

Navy +11 @ Notre Dame

TJ: Notre Dame. Clausen blows up, wins the Heisman and Notre Dame naturally jumps up to #2 in the polls. DON’T QUESTION. It is what the media and NBC demands.

MM: Notre Dame.

After having to endure this the last time the Midshipmen were in South Bend, expect Weiss and Co. to show no mercy this time around.

BP: Navy. Please oh please for the love of derailing any chance of Jimmy Clausen winning the Heisman, Navy, somehow win this game.  I also like NCIS…and mark harmon…he was awesome in “Summer School”, so go Navy.

 The Geek: Navy. I’ve got projections calling for everything from a 27-26 Navy win to a 41-17 ND route…I’ll side with a decent Navy D and rush attack that should be able to keep ND off the field making 40 pretty challenging.  Navy 25, ND 35

BONUS PICKS

South Carolina (+7) @ Arkansas

TJ: Arkansas. A trip to the Ozards, an 11:30 AM Kickoff, and several injured players for the Cocks. I don’t think they’ll wake up until they are on the flight home… 

Connecticut (+16 1/2) @ Cincinnati

MM. Cincinnati. Cincy has a pretty good foosball team right now. And not to mention they wear black jerseys and black helmets (and not just on special occasions like Halloween or when they’re hopelessly outmatched against the #1 team in the country), and we all know that wearing black jerseys makes a team play better.

Oklahoma State -7 @ Iowa State

BP: Oklahoma State.  No Dez Bryant in the mix but I think Zack Robinson figures it out enough to ge tthe cover in Ames.  I just can’t in good conscience pick a team that shares its school colors with McDonald’s Restaurants.

TAMU (-3) 33 Colorado 23

The Geek: TAMU. This is one of our recommended plays for the week.  We were 4-3 on our recommended plays last week and now 28-27-1 this season with a lifetime record (5 years) of 63% (242-145-8), including 68% (52-24-1) last year!    We are finalizing our card for this week but it looks like we’ll have 7 recommended plays on Saturday (including TAMU & Nebraska).  To see our analysis of the TAMU game, click here.  We usually have 3-5 games a week we take a very hard look at but decided to pass on.  You can sign up to receive these plays free of charge by visiting our website, www.thegeeksheetsports.com

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One response to “The Program’s Picks

  1. I can tell you Nebraska has ZERO offense, and their defense isn’t that great. OU scores almost at will, and Nebraska might find the endzone (even a blind squirrel finds a nut sometimes).

    Boomer Sooner, just to clarify my homerism.

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