Week 3 was definitely one to forget for Jerry, but Rippy was very proud of himself. His Rip of the Week, Kansas State (+255 moneyline) got the victory and won you some money. Slowly but Shirley we are getting into conference play; with that we see better match-ups in week 4. I got an email from a reader that read, “you talk too much, just give us winners!” Alright alreaddyyy, I get the point. I’ll keep my analysis short and sweet this week. Let’s get to the picks!
Pick 6 overall record: 6-6, Jerry’s Jewel: 1-1, Rip of the Week: 1-1
Jerry’s Jewel 💎
Houston @ Tulane
We start this week with Jerry’s Jewel! This is a Thursday night game. I was very impressed with Houston’s effort last week vs The Pirate and Washington State. D’Eriq King can rack up yards quickly and I think The Cougars will be able to score some points in this one. Look for this be a close game but I think the Cougars cover the 5 points and maybe even win the game.
The Pick: Houston +5
Michigan State @ Northwestern
Sparty did not look very good last week, suffering an ugly loss at home vs Arizona State. Now they are laying 9.5 points at Northwestern at 11am on Saturday. I just don’t think their offense has the ability to score many points. Northwestern might not be able to score much either but I look for them to cover the 9.5 at home.
The Pick: Northwestern +9.5
California @ Ole Miss
Tiiiiime is on my side, yes it is! California will travel 2200 Miles to Oxford, Mississippi and attempt to operate in a whole different time zone. Here’s the key; this is an 11am kickoff so the Golden Bears might have to wake up a little early on game day to get their bodies adjusted to the time difference. I don’t think California will be very sharp and I believe Ole Miss RBs Phillips and Ealy can grind out a Rebel win.
The Pick: Ole Miss -2
Michigan @ Wisconsin
Everybody is a little down on Michigan after their performance two weeks ago vs Army. Rightfully so. They haven’t been very good on offense and Wisconsin has the best RB in the country in Jonathan Taylor. He’s chewed up the Wolverine Defense the past couple years. Look for more of the same.
The Pick: Wisconsin -3.5
UCF @ Pittsburgh
The Knights have been very impressive and they were able to assert their dominance last weekend against Stanford. Pitt is just outclassed in this one, look for UCF to cover the big spread again.
The Pick: UCF -12
Auburn @ Texas A&M
Both teams have a very solid defense. Both QBs have been inconsistent and inefficient at times. IMO Kellen Mond is the better player of the 2 QBs. Mond is more experienced than Nix and has shown some flashes of brilliance over the past 2 seasons. His WRs are very prone to dropping passes and it has been a problem for Mond’s confidence. The Aggie QB had some great games at home last season, see LSU and Clemson games. Mond will be able to move the ball better than Nix and the Kyle Field noise will be too much for Auburn.
The Pick: Texas A&M -3.5
The Rip of The Week
I beat Mississippi State last week, and I’m gonna try to do it again. Y’all might have to start calling me The Bulldog Buster! It’s plain and simple, Mississippi State is not a good football team. A lot of people say that when you get beat at home by underdog you come out for revenge the next game. I don’t see the fight in Mississippi State, I expect them to just roll over.
The Rip: Kentucky Moneyline +195
If you roll all 7 of these picks into a parlay, a $20 bet would win you about $2875.