A Week 9 college football gambling guide

first_imgOSU -1 vs West VirginiaWe should always welcome Dana with open arms when he comes back to Stillwater. He was something special as an offensive coordinator and I’m glad to see West Virginia going in the right direction under him.I’ve lost all confidence in picking OSU to cover and I really want to take West Virginia to win this one, but this is the same Mountaineer team that beat Texas Tech on a comeback, last-second field goal.It’s hard to bounce back from a type of win that results in tear gas for your town.I’ve always told myself that I’m not a homer, but I’ve picked OSU to cover the spread in every game this year. Might as well keep it going.Pick: OSU -1Prop bets of the weekSo my wife walks into my office on Thursday and says “I want to go to the OSU game.” You should know that she’s not a big football fan so this came as a surprise to me.You should also know that she’s 38½ weeks pregnant and on Tuesday the doctor told us he would expect some activity within a week. Instead of craving cheeseburgers and chocolate and other sweets, my wife craved some Cowboy football. So let’s set some bets on this situation:500-1 odds that my boy is born in Boone Pickens Stadium. What side are you taking?According to MapQuest, I live 45.23 miles from Boone Pickens Stadium. If Lindsay goes into labor during the 3rd quarter, how long will it take me to get us from my seats back to our house (before we go to the hospital)? Over/Under 60 minutesBig 12 linesIt’s a light schedule in the Big 12 this week with just 6 teams in action.Texas (+10) at Kansas StateAny time you look at a line and make the pick in less than a second, you should probably take a minute and think about it. This shouldn’t be a close game should it? I watched Texas roll with OU through the 4th quarter, but I also watched Iowa State lose to Texas on a last-second field goal at home. I’m persuaded by Ubben here.Pick: Horns +10Texas Tech (+23) at TCUTCU is due for a sloppy game, but if it’s today, it won’t last more than a quarter. Patterson is cruisingPick: TCU -23PFB Picks ATSWe’ve seen what we contributors can do picking against bloggers’ wives and college football writers, but how can we do against a 38½ week pregnant woman who doesn’t follow the sport?My lovely bride, Lindsay Amilian, is the guest picker this week.OSU (-1) vs West VirginiaSouthwell: OSUCunningham: WVUSchnautz: OSUOKC Dave: OSUPistolsguy: WVULindsay: OSUAmilian: OSULindsay: “What’s West Virginia ranked?”Me: “22”Lindsay: “What are we ranked?”Me: “We’re not.”Lindsay: “WE’RE NOT RANKED?”Ohio State (-13.5) at Penn StateSouthwell: Ohio StateCunningham: Ohio StateSchnautz: Penn StateOKC Dave: Penn StatePistolsguy: Penn StateLindsay: Ohio StateAmilian: Penn StateUSC (-1) at UtahSouthwell: UtahCunningham: USCSchnautz: UtahOKC Dave: USCPistolsguy: UtahLindsay: USCAmilian: USCTexas (+10) at Kansas StateSouthwell: K-StateCunningham: K-StateSchnautz: K-StateOKC Dave: TexasPistolsguy: N/A (I got my pick in too late)Lindsay: K-StateAmilian: TexasPicker’s ChoiceSouthwell: BYU +7 at Boise StateCunningham: Oregon -18 at CalSchnautz: Clemon -14.5 vs SyracuseOKC Dave: TCU -23 vs Texas TechPistolsguy: LSU vs. Ole Miss — I don’t even care what the line is (I’m not even going to look it up)Lindsay: Mississippi State -14 at KentuckyAmilian: South Carolina +19 at AuburnIf you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Justin Southwell1-48-16 Can Daxx Garman get it going again on Saturday in Stillwater? (USATSI)Can Daxx Garman get it going again on Saturday in Stillwater? (USATSI)Figured I’d have my pregnant wife show us up on our picks this weekWelcome back to the betting post. This week we have a new contributor setting up shop in the cellar.Enjoy your stay, Justin Southwell! Aaron Schnautz3-213-11 Matt Amilian3-29-15 OKC Dave3-211-13center_img ContributorLast weekSeason Kyle Porter2-312-12 Carson Cunningham3-212-12 Guest (Ubben)5-013-11last_img read more

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