Alright, you sad sacks of half-eaten Halloween candy bars. It’s feast or famine time here at The Pants as we make poor financial decisions that are sure to impact us in the short-term only. Maybe. Hopefully.
We’ve been doing just fine with our picks lately. Not great. Not horrible. Just good enough to squeak by and stay on good terms with our bookie, who we really hate deep down but would probably have a beer with every now and then if he wasn’t responsible for the delivery or acquisition of venmo requests from us on a bi-weekly basis.
ANYWAY, there’s some games to like this week. Some games not to like as well. You know what game we LOVE though?
Iowa +18 vs. Ohio State
And that’s what we like because that’s what we like. I’m not going to fill your brains with useless factoids, because here’s all that matters:
Iowa has only lost 8 of its last 115 home games by more than 1 score and 4 of 115 by more than 2. I like (LOVE) Iowa +17 vs. Ohio State.— Chris Hassel (@Hassel_Chris) October 31, 2017
Here’s another factoid for you: I was in Columbus for Iowa’s moral victory back in 2013. That game was close. I’ll be at this one, too. This one is gonna be close.
Purdue -14 vs. Illinois
Purdue has not been kind to us lately. Nope not at all. BUT that’s when we jump on them, when everyone least expects it. Here’s resident fan BoilerHawk on the Boilermakers:
Purdue. I’m not sure they have any business being a 14 point favorite over any football team. Good news: Illinois isn’t any football team. Backdoor cover risk is always there but I trust Brohm.
HE TRUSTS BROHM AND YOU SHOULD TOO.
Oklahoma +2.5 at Oklahoma State
This edition of Bedlam should turn out to be better than most, and while I love Mike Gundy as much as the next mullet-havin’ guy, he’s won just twice against Oklahoma. And word on the street is Mason Rudolph is nicked up quite a bit.
Texas +7 at TCU
Tom Herman is 14-0 when getting more than a touchdown as a head coach. This line opened at 8, so it’s still true. And TCU has no business of doing anything after losing to Iowa State. Not even Iowa did that.
And that’s that. Four winners. Please Venmo me. And if you’re gonna be in Iowa City this weekend for the game, @renboss23 me if you wanna share some Kinnick Parking Lot Beers.