Vince Grippi’s Pac-10 picks
We’re getting greedy. With only a couple weeks left, we would love to finish 40 games over .500 on the overall picks, 10 games over against the spread.
Last week moved us closer, but we’ve got to be near-perfect the rest of the way. Which probably means at least four losses this week. Would that be a form of karma?
As always, the listed line is for your entertainment purposes only. All games Saturday unless noted.
UCLA at Arizona State (ASU by 12.5), Friday: It seems pretty obvious the Sun Devils will win this game. They are the better team. But by almost two touchdowns? No way. ASU, 24-17.
Arizona at Oregon (UO by 19), Friday: It’s not often we check the weather report before making a choice. But today we did. No snow for Friday. Oregon, 35-24.
Oregon State at Stanford (Stanford by 14.5): If the WSU Beavers show up, the line is low. If the UCLA Beavers show, it’s high. Guessing – and that’s all it is – the latter will play. Stanford, 28-21.
Notre Dame at USC (no line): The lack of line reflects the lack of knowledge about Matt Barkley’s ankle injury. To me, it doesn’t matter. The Trojans are better. USC, 24-10.
Washington at California (Cal by 7): Think the Bears were embarrassed by last week’s performance? Me too. California, 17-14.
Last week: 3-0 overall, 2-1 vs. spread; Season: 52-15 overall, 34-25 vs. spread.