Mike Meltser’s Week 5 CFB Picks
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Last week – 2-2 (wins with ND and Clemson, losses with Arkansas and Syracuse).
Overall – 5-8
Texas -2 at Oklahoma State – Maybe I am crazy, but I just think this line is a little too low. That’s a lot of respect for an Okie State team that got blitzed at Arizona a few weeks ago. We’re not sure if Wes Lunt is going to play (Cowboys’ starting QB), and the Longhorns have a good defense. Plus, it seems like David Ash and Malcolm Brown are starting to develop pretty nicely. I think UT wins this game straight up, and the line is pretty small.
Wake Forest -2 vs. Duke – Taking another favorite, but this time a home one. I just believe that Wake is a better team than Duke, and it’s another small spread. Duke hasn’t been great this year, and they bit me when I picked them in Week 2 to cover against Stanford. The Demon Deacons can put up points on offense, with Taylor Price, Josh Harris, and Michael Campanaro forming a pretty solid skill position trio.
Iowa State +2.5 vs. Texas Tech – This may be my favorite pick of the weekend. Iowa State is a home dog against Texas Tech? What did I miss from the Red Raiders? They’re 3-0, but the wins are against Northwestern State, Texas State, and New Mexico. I think the only person impressed is Tony Levine (just kidding. I think). The Cyclones beat Iowa a few weeks back, and they’re coming off a bye week. Plus, this team beat undefeated Oklahoma State in Ames last year!
Texas A&M -13.5 vs. Arkansas – I considered going the other side in this game, but sometimes you need to cut your losses with a team. Arkansas got beaten by Rutgers last weekend (and I picked them to cover 9.5 points. Good job by me). It’s on the road, John L. Smith is bankrupt, and he also isn’t sure if his school is in Arkansas or Alabama. The Aggies need a statement win.
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