PULLMAN—Well, well, I guess some of us are already in midseason form.
The Pac-12 picker had a good first week—it’s true. But don’t worry about overconfidence setting in. I’ve had my fair share of hubris with these picks and know to just take it one week at a time, getting better as a bettor with every pick.
That’s a little joke, of course. These picks are for entertainment purposes only.
Idaho at Washington, UW by 37: The oddsmakers only think UW will score 37 points on this Idaho defense?
The pick: Washington, 56-0
Texas Tech at Arizona State, ASU by 3: You know how much proud Texan Todd Graham loves Texas by his apparent desire to lose to a Lone Star State university every year.
The pick: Texas Tech, 31-24
Washington State at Boise State, BSU by 11.5: The last couple years have seen the Cougars play their most resilient ball on the road. But I just can’t pull the trigger on the upset.
The pick: Boise State, 42-38
California at San Diego State, SDSU by 7: In which California discovers why Pac-12 schools rarely play road games against good Mountain West schools.
The pick: San Diego State, 28-24
Virginia at Oregon, UO by 24.5: This seems like a great time to remind you that there are no games between Top-25 teams this weekend.
The pick: Oregon, 56-24
Grambling at Arizona, no line: No line in sight, pick-maker’s delight.
The pick: Arizona, 97-2
Utah State at USC, USC by 16.5: Lost in Alabama’s 52-6 evisceration of the Trojans is that through the first quarter or so the Trojans actually looked pretty good.
The pick: USC, 45-24
Idaho State at Colorado, no line: The Buffaloes stampede into Week 3 unimpeded.
The pick: Colorado 37-14
BYU at Utah, Utah by 3.5: How to create separation when both coaching staff’s know each other’s every move?
The pick: Utah, 28-24
UNLV at UCLA, UCLA by 26: The Bruins are still figuring things out on offense.
The pick: UCLA, 35-14
Last week: 9-3 straight up, 5-3 against the spread
Overall: 9-3 straight up, 5-3 against the spread
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