Gambler’s Corner: Week Six
If our 1-5 start has cost you money, we’re sorry. If you’re still with us and investing your hard-earned cheddar based on our advice, then you’re certifiably insane – but we appreciate your loyalty. And because it’s beginning to look like I have no idea what I’m talking about, I’ve enlisted Schuyler and Chris to help out with some picks of their own.
Anyway, let’s take a look at how disappointing and frustrating last week’s picks panned out:
- North Carolina at Georgia Tech (over 60 points) – Loss
- South Florida at East Carolina (under 73.5 points) – Loss
- Florida State at Wake Forest (over 46 points) – Loss
Hot Picks of Week Six
Pick via Schuyler Callihan – Notre Dame (-14) at North Carolina
Uncharacteristically, The Fighting Irish have flown under the radar as an annoyingly good football team. Their only loss was by a single point to a stout Georgia team and they’ve rolled over every other team they’ve faced. There’s very little hype surrounding Notre Dame and that’s exactly why they’ll run up the score against the hapless Tar Heels. Brian Kelly has his team playing with a massive chip on their shoulder after failing to even make a bowl game in 2016. Notre Dame’s offense plays just a tad better on the road, averaging just over 43 points per game while North Carolina is giving up 33 per contest at home. Besides, The Fighting Irish is 21-2 against the spread in their last 23 road games.
Pick via Chris Hall – Kentucky (-10) versus Missouri
Mizzou is just awful and Kentucky is sneakily pretty good. The Tigers have yet to play a game on the road this season after going 1-4 at home. On the other hand, the Wildcats are 4-1 with their only loss coming against Florida by one point. Kentucky has a decent shot at finishing second in the SEC East just behind Georgia while Missouri might be lucky to finish this season with another win.
Pick via Matt Albright – Georgia (-17.5) at Vanderbilt
My only win of the year came when I picked Alabama at -18.5 when the Tide played the Commodores two weeks ago. Vanderbilt struggled to move the ball and never found the end zone against Alabama and I believe Georgia’s defense will do much of the same in Nashville. The Bulldogs are firing on all cylinders in every way possible and are even a trendy pick to make the playoffs come season’s end.