One of these weeks I’m going to learn to quit listening to those voices in my head.
Last week I was all done, having picked Stanford to run over UCLA at home.
Then those nagging voices reminded me about the Bruins’ ability to force turnovers and how the Cardinal had been coughing up the ball. So I listened, changed my pick and turned a poor week into a monumental collapse.
Sort of like California.
As always, the listed line is for your entertainment purposes only.
Oregon at UCLA (Oregon by 6.5): I haven’t picked a Ducks game right all year. With their injuries, will Oregon have enough to win on the road? The guess here is yes. Oregon 31-14.
Stanford at Oregon State (Stanford by 1.5): No one has faith in the Cardinal. Even I had doubts last week. No more. We’re back. This is their year. Stanford 24-21.
Arizona at Washington (UA by 3): Though it’s obvious the Huskies are much improved, this might be the best Wildcats team in Mike Stoops’ tenure. And they were pretty good last year. UA 28-24.
Arizona State at Washington State (ASU by 20): WSU has given up 18 sacks this year. The Sun Devils are disappointed they have just three in their four games. Expect both those numbers to jump. ASU 28-7.
Last week: 2-3 overall, 1-4 vs. spread. Season: 24-13 overall, 13-19 vs. spread.