Saturday, September 29, 2012

Some Interesting College Football Week 5 Previews

We are now entering into the middle of the season where we begin to get more competitive games on a regular basis.  That means we can take a look at some of the interesting games each week.

Baylor visits West Virginia in a battle of ranked and undefeated teams.  Vegas likes West Virginia by a bunch, around 11.5 or 12, but the computer picks them by just a point predicting a close game.

Alabama hosts a 1-loss Ole Miss and you'd think that would mean a competitive game, but Vegas has the line as high as 32.  The computer agrees it won't be close, but has it not as big a spread at just over 22.

Also in the SEC, Georgia would appear to have a bit of a test hosting 1-loss Tennessee but this too has a pretty big line (13-14) but the computer says it isn't big enough picking them by nearly 18.

Moving to the B1G, Ohio State visits Michigan State as a 2-2.5 point underdog.  The computer says this is just about spot-on picking the Spartans by just under 2.

Also in the B1G, Wisconsin visits Nebraska as a big 12 point underdog and the computer says that is too much picking the Cornhuskers but by just under 4 points.

And in the Pac-12, Oregon State visits Arizona as the ranked team but the underdog by 2.5 points.  The computer says that is not nearly enough picking Arizona by over 8.

Enjoy the games!