Hlastradamus: Taking Iowa and ISU with 50.5 points
It's the Week of the Underdog in the visionary's man-cave
Two straight weeks, two sets of shenanigans. The backdoor cover by Ohio State against Northwestern was legendary. But last week, Michigan couldn't score a touchdown in four overtimes against Penn State to win that game and give Hlastradamus a 3-2 record last week?
It's time for another overpowering show of force by the prophet.
Iowa +17.5 at Ohio State. When this game was 17, Hlastradamus wouldn't touch it. But Thursday morning, it inched up a half-point at the Mirage, which is where Hlastradamus often hung out with Pete Rose. Plus, the prophet is doing some pandering here to the viewership.
Iowa State +33 at Baylor. The Cyclones lost by one score to Iowa, Texas and Texas Tech. So now they're going to lose by five scores to a team with a 30-110 all-time Big 12 record?
Michigan -8.5 vs. Indiana. The schedule sets up badly for the Hoosiers here. They played at Michigan State last week and they turn right around for more road blues.
Alabama -28 vs. Arkansas. Bret Bielema's Hogs are worn down to nubs running their SEC gauntlet of the last month (Texas A&M, Florida, South Carolina, and now this). They lost 52-7 to South Cackalacky last week in Arkansas.
West Virginia +7 vs. Texas Tech. Yes, the Red Raiders are unbeaten, ranked, yadda, yadda. But West Virginia has had two weeks to prepare for this one, it beat Oklahoma State at home, and Texas Tech is going on one of the longest conference road trips in college football that doesn't involved the Mountain West Conference and Hawaii.
Bonus selection: Oregon -40 vs. Washington State. Like Wazzu will stop the Ducks one single time?