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Hlastradamus: History's hottest handicapper tabs Iowa, ISU

Another week, more profit from the prophet

You’ve been waiting all week for this. It’s one thing to have someone tell you he or she picks winners against the Nevada point spreads, but when someone actually does it?

That’s Christmas in July. Or November. Or whatever month this is. Time flies when you’ve been prognosticating for 500 years, give or take a lost weekend in Reno.

Hlastradamus went 4-1 against the number last week for a rather spectacular season-record of 36-24-3. That’s 60 percent, and 60 percent will give you a better house, a better car, and a better circle of friends. So hop on board for five more winners, starting now.

Iowa +10 vs. Wisconsin

The Hawkeyes haven’t lost by 10 points in any of their last six home games. The last time they did was last year against ... oops. Wisconsin.

Well, the primary readership of this feature have Iowa connections, so the prophet will pander to the public. Besides, 10 points at home is a lot of points at home.

Iowa State -1.5 vs. Texas Tech

Hlastradamus has a rule of thumb when picking these games. Always bet against coaches who are accusing other people of stealing their signs. It means those programs have come unhinged.

Iowa State hasn’t been a paragon of football glory this fall, but it also hasn’t given up 82 points in a game, like Texas Tech did against TCU.

Of course, the Cyclones haven’t played TCU yet.

Ohio State -34 vs. Indiana

The prophet has another rule. Always bet on the team that feels it needs to absolutely annihilate a weak opponent to score points with the College Football Playoff selection committee.

You’re in the wrong place at the wrong time, Hoosiers. Which would be any football field that contained a good opponent on any day.

Baylor -28.5 vs. Oklahoma State

The same rule applies for this game. Baylor has to obliterate Okie State.

The seer knows this. Which is why he has made this pick. Duh.

Florida State -18.5 vs. Boston College

Hlastradamus has a sinus infection and just wants to go home, so he offers no explanation for this. When you start hitting on 60 percent against the spread, you can be as obtuse as you desire.

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