Week 7: College football caddie picks
There were loads of upsets in college football last week. Will that same trend continue this weekend?
Caddies Paul Tesori, Joe Skovron, Matt Minister and Ryan Rue have done some studying and took an extra, long look at five key match ups.
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Here’s a look at the teams these loopers like – and why – this weekend…
Tennessee at Auburn (21)
Spread: Auburn -21
Tesori’s Pick: Tennessee
Why: Auburn will win.. but 21 points? Tennessee has too much pride and still some talent.
Skovron’s Pick: Tennessee
Why: This pick is based solely on the line moving down to 14.5. The sharks must know something.
Minister’s Pick: Auburn
Why: After a bad week last week, I see some big spreads that scare me. I like Auburn here – a lot of points, but the home-field advantage gets it done.
Rue’s Pick: Auburn
Why: Tennessee just doesn’t have it. It’s been a long time since they’ve won against a SEC school and it’s not starting this week.
Florida (14) at Vanderbilt
Spread: Florida -7
Tesori’s Pick: Florida
Why: I’m a Gator and went against them last week. They are starting to make me believe. It’ll be a tough game. 21-13, Gators “W.”
Skovron’s Pick: Vandy
Why: 80 percent of bets on Florida so far, but the line hasn’t moved. Vegas wants us to take Florida. It’s a Vandy bet.
Minister’s Pick: Florida
Why: They’re starting to gel nicely on offense.
Rue’s Pick: Florida
Why: This game scares me. Vandy always plays tough at home against Florida. I think the Gator defense will be able to stop Vandy’s running attack. Go Gators!
Michigan State at Penn State (8)
Spread: Penn State -13.5
Tesori’s Pick: Michigan State
Why: Teams seem to always bounce back after a tough loses. Penn State will win, but in a close one (but won’t cover)!
Skovron’s Pick: Michigan State
Why: Once again I’m fading the public and siding with Vegas.
Minister’s Pick: Penn State
Why: Penn State’s offense is going to have a big day.
Rue’s Pick: Penn State
Why: The Lions will be too much for the Spartans. PSU will be wanting to put up some points and get even for last year’s loss to MSU.
Georgia (2) at LSU (13)
Spread: Georgia -7
Tesori’s Pick: Georgia
Why: The Bulldogs are just simply too good. Period. End of story.
Skovron’s Pick: LSU
Why: This one doesn’t have any significant betting trends so I have to try to use my brain here. LSU coming off a loss, but when I have watched them I think they are a good team. I know Georgia is in that elite category, but I’ll take LSU getting seven at home.
Minister’s Pick: Georgia
Why: LSU will struggle on offense and the Dawgs roll.
Rue’s Pick: Dawgs
Why: SEC football at its finest. I think Georgia is too much to handle for the Tigers — a touchdown shouldn’t be a problem for the Dawgs.
Wisconsin (15) at Michigan (12)
Spread: Michigan -7.5
Tesori’s Pick: Wisconsin
Why: That .5 is huge. I have Michigan winning by seven at home.
Skovron’s Pick: Michigan
Why: Doesn’t make sense to me that Michigan is giving this many points and it’s gone up to 9.5. Vegas is trying to get us to take Wisconsin. I’ll go with Big Blue even though I hate giving the hook.
Minister’s Pick: Wisconsin
Why: Badgers roll into the Big House and get things done.
Rue’s Pick: Michigan
Why: It seems like a lot of people are leaning on Wisconsin. I’m going the other way and taking the Wolverines in the Big House.