This is about to get fun, this is for the fans who can’t bet games themselves and want to win some money during the football season. Every week the boys at GHE are going to take 5 NCAA football games and 5 NFL games and pick them against the spread, to see who is the ultimate in football handicapping. Every now and again if something interesting comes up, we might throw in some bonus picks just to keep it interesting. The first week of NCAA is alone this week though as the NFL doesn’t start until next week.
Each week we’ll definitely squeeze the Blue and Green squads as well as the Lions in here so that we keep this with a local flare that’ll get you guys nice and saucy, and we’ll follow it up with the best games of the week in the rest of the league/country.
The first game is an SEC show down that’ll pit Johnny Football-less Texas A&M against the Old Ball Coach, Steve Spurrier, and the South Carolina Game Cocks. The Cocks are -10.5 this week (meaning they’re favored by 10.5pts for the non-degenerates)
The boys all are on the Cocks to cover 10 in this one.
The next game is a East Side battle between The Georgia Dawgs and the Clemson Tigers sans Tahj Boyd and Sammy Watkins, at Sanford Stadium (Georgia’s football stadium) The Dawgs are a 9pt favorite in this one.
For this one, the majority money is on the Dawgs (Bob, Joe, Travis, Jeremy) while Blake and Trev have Clemson covering the 9pts.
The third matchup is a neutral site B1G v. SEC bang-fest between Wiscy Badgers and Les Miles’ LSU Tigers, the Tigers have been installed as a 4.5pt favorite in this one.
This one seems like an easy one and 5 of us are on the LSU train for this one while Joe is the last man standing on team Wiscy to cover 4.5.
That brings us to the home teams, we’ll start with Green. MSU is playing the Jacksonville State Game Cocks who are one of the better teams in the FCS, but that said, they’re still FCS and MSU is a 32.5pt favorite (Line developed by Trev since it couldn’t be found anywhere). The game will be played at the home of the reigning Rose Bowl Champs in front of all the drunk Sparties just trying to make it through welcome week.
The GHE are dead split on this one, with Jeremy, Bob and Joe taking JaxSt. to cover (booooo) and leaving Trav, Trev and Blake to call for the MSU blowout.
Lastly, the boys in Blue, after a disappointing season, the Wolverines kick off the 2014 campaign looking for revenge against a team that ruined their season a few years back. AppySt is invading the Big House yet again and they’re set as a 35pt underdawg to the Wolverines led by Brady Hoke.
Not a lot of the guys are looking for the blowout in this one, as only Trev is on the blue blowout bandwagon and the rest pick Appy to cover the 35.
That’s it and that’s all, what do you think? Who’s picks do you like? Let’s talk about it.