I’m feeling a little cocky what with being 65-12 and well ahead of my 80% accuracy goal, so I’ll surely blow it this week. But hopefully not. Let’s do this…
Iowa @ Nebraska – Friday, Noon on ABC. The Hawkeyes travel to Lincoln to face the Cornhuskers it what should prove to be a good contest for a holiday afternoon. The Huskers are favored by three which at home makes it basically a pick ’em game. But I think Nebraska goes off a bit and takes Iowa down a bit harder than that. I say Nebraska by 10.
Minnesota @ #11 Michigan State – Noon on BTN. The Gophers travel to East Lansing to close out the season. State is favored by 14.5 right now and that’s a pretty darn big spread. I think Minnesota puts up a good fight and takes the Spartans to task. I’ll have to go to a bar to watch this one but I’ll still be going nuts and rooting for my boys. Go GREEN!!!
#3 Ohio State @ Michigan – Noon on ABC. The Game is always fun even when it probably shouldn’t be. These team certainly take this game seriously and the Buckeyes can expect Michigan’s best effort, especially after getting crushed by the Spartans which they consider only a tier-2 rivalry. The Bucks are favored by 14.5 and I have to imagine that is the largest point spread in quite a while for this game. I’m emotionally torn on this one because I always want Michigan to lose, but I am really tired of Urban Meyer being undefeated and such a douche, so OSU losing would be great. I know from experience that I can’t count on Michigan to come through for me so I’m going to have to pick Ohio State by 17.
Purdue @ Indiana – 3:30pm on BTN. Purdue just wants someone to pull the plug. Indiana’s offense will oblige. Indiana by 24.
Penn State @ # 15 Wisconsin – 3:30pm on ESPN. I’m kind of amazed that the line is favoring the Badger by 24, that huge. The Lions have struggled but they are not terrible. They ain’t Purdue. But Camp Randall is a tough place and the Badgers are really good. Not 24 points good. Wisconsin by 14.
Northwestern @ Illinois – 3:30pm on BTN. Kind of “who cares” as both teams are not bowling and not loving 2013 at all. Both are 4-7 but at least the Illini have a B1G win. The Wildcats are favored by 3.5 and I think they handle that at least. I say Northwestern by 9.
Well that’s that. The last pick of the 2013 regular season. I hope they hold up but who really knows. Great year this year, at least for the Spartans. See you on the other side when we look up the results and mop up the mess.