Saturday, November 16, 2013

Confidence, Week 12

My friend and Derek Jeter super-fan Clark McDuff enjoys the word "paltry". Been a staple of his for years. Not even sure I can describe my 8-13-1 record this year as such.

But we press on... I even looked at my calendar this morning and saw that today was "National Bounce Back Saturday". That's an omen, folks.

Let's get to the picks.

*Early game: West Virginia/Kansas OVER 43

Strictly a numbers play here. Game opened at a total of 50, so we're getting a touchdown for free. There's some rain and wind, and neither team is all that great, but when a number moves like this, I like to go back to where the experts had it originally. If they were even close (and they often are), then the math works for us.

Alabama -23

I guess I'm going to keep riding this train - and I'm also clueless as to what is going to happen in Auburn. (Stay away!) There's some folks liking the Bully Bulldogs, but I don't see it. The machine rolls on, and a smidge above three scores shouldn't be too much against another underachieving State team. #HAIL.

Make the most of your Saturday.