As far as bad weeks go against the spread, you really can’t get much worse than our Week 6 picks. This week we’re trying to bounce back by turning our attention to West Virginia at Iowa State. We hated on the Mountaineers in our weekly power rankings but seem to love them as 6.5 point favorites at Iowa State.
|Friday Locks Week 6 Results|
WVU (-6.5) vs Iowa State | I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say that there’s no way Will Grier throws three interceptions this week. Looking to avoid costly mistakes, the ‘Eers are the clear favorite but I believe it should be by more than seven points
Alabama (-28) vs Missouri | The Crimson Tide appear to be the only elite team in the country at this point in time. Putting away opponents early has been the name of the game, but Bama has also finished. Introducing Dixieland Delight in the fourth quarter once again should keep fans in seats!
Penn St (-13.5) vs Michigan State | Coming off a loss, the Nittany Lions look to rebound with a shot at the CFP still intact. If MSU turns the ball over like it has previously, it could turn into a long outing for Sparty.
Georgia at LSU (+7.5) | After a disappointing loss in the Swamp last weekend, the Tigers know if they want to stand any type of a chance of seeing the SEC Championship, let alone the College Football Playoff, they cannot afford another loss. I think all of that plus being the underdog at home gives them enough to at least keep it close enough to cover the spread.
Michigan State at Penn State (-13.5) | I think this spread is just about right. Sparty has not been incredibly unimpressive this season, and the Nittany Lions look far and away better than they did in the narrow overtime win in the season opener.
West Virginia (-6.5) at Iowa State | The Cyclones look as good as they’ve looked all season in their win in Stillwater against Oklahoma State last weekend, but the Mountaineers struggled against Kansas, and Will Grier is going to show out on Saturday. Don’t be surprised if West Virginia wins by four touchdowns in Ames.
Texas (-14) Vs. Baylor | I’m officially on the Longhorn train. They’ve finally convinced me that they are a legit contender for the Big 12. I understand they are playing on the road this weekend, but I think they beat Baylor by at least three touchdowns.
West Virginia (-6.5) at Iowa State | I think very highly of both of these teams. I expect this game to go back and forth all the way to the very end. Iowa State is going to be competitive in this matchup, but West Virginia will ride out the experience of Will Grier for a touchdown victory.
Washington -3.5 at Oregon | This game is going to be a very tough test for Washington. Playing Oregon on the road is never an easy win. However, Washington is still looking to impress the committee enough to get back into the playoff discussion, and I think they show up to play. The Huskies win by at least touchdown on Saturday.
South Florida (-7) at Tulsa – Friday Night Special | Here’s what’s shocking about Tulsa. The Golden Hurricane currently rank 104th nationally in scoring offense. South Florida is not a defensive juggernaut but in a battle of weakness vs. weakness the Bulls will be leaving T-Town with a victory of greater than a touchdown.
Pittsburgh (+21) at Notre Dame | The Irish are going to win this game, most likely comfortably, but three touchdowns in a rivalry game is asking for a lot. Look for the Panthers to get a backdoor cover here.
Oregon (+3.5) vs. Washington | The wrong team is favored here. The Ducks (11th nationally in scoring) is going to put Washington’s defense to the test. Oregon enters this game as an underdog but I like them to win straight up.