Hlastradamus: Big on Michigan, not Illinois

Heed the prophet, or else!

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If it's so hard to go 5-for-5 picking football games against the spread, why is going 0-for-5 so easy?

The Fake Hlastradamus hijacked this space last week, made five selections, and got them all wrong. He took Massachusetts and 44.5 points at Wisconsin, and the Badgers won by 45. He took Iowa and threw the three points against Northern Illinois, and ... well, you know the rest.

Well, that marauder has been captured and sent to a 16th Century jail. Let's just say the conditions are barbaric. Inmates are forced to watch Lou Holtz talk football on a 24-hour loop.

The real prophet is back, after spending the summer trying to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark tank. He'd always get halfway to Key West before tiring out, so he'd swim back to Cuba.

On with this week's real selections:

South Carolina +3 at Georgia. The SEC understands you should have a big conference game every week. This qualifies as one.

Michigan -4 vs. Notre Dame. There may be a big crowd for this one.

Baylor -27.5 vs. Buffalo. Baylor will score 60. Buffalo won't score 33.

Florida -3 at Miami. These are two of the three best teams in Florida. The Bucs, Dolphins and Jaguars are 4-5-6.

Cincinnati -7.5 at Illinois. One of these teams is a winner. The other is Illinois.


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