It’s time to dig in to this week’s picks and predictions. It’s been a rough year so far but this could be the week to gain some traction.
Last week was a bad week for my spread picks but I’m going to keep plugging away and get it back in the money. I like this week’s slate much more so that has to count for something.
Last week’s win over South Carolina featured many positives that fans were clamoring to see. Mullen answered the bell with much more fire, emotion, and the team followed suit. The offense gained an identity under the leadership of Nick Fitzgerald and the defense played with an edge. While last week’s effort was a breath of fresh air, Mullen’s coaching was all over the place and the more talented LSU Tigers will require a more precise game-plan for the Dogs to pull the upset.
For all the great match-ups and lines in week 1, week 2 brings the exact opposite. One big stink fest. While SEC fas might complain that week 2 is everything wrong with college football scheduling, sports books would tell you that this is why vegas lines were created. Manufacturing interest where there is none. Don’t let a terrible week 2 lineup prevent you from going on a heater.
With the best QB in program history now starting for the Cowboys, who would step in to the leadership vacuum? The opener against a weaker opponent was supposed to be the perfect venue for someone, anyone, to at least partially fill that void. Will the real MSU QB please stand up? Everyone remained seated. Saturday’s embarrassing loss to South Alabama put on display an offense that had no identity or leader at the game’s most important position, QB. As much as they’ll not want to admit it, fans knew this was coming.
Football is finally here and if Thursdays games showed you anything, week 1 can be a crap-shoot. That is exactly why I have emerged to help 3rd & 57 readers navigate these turbulent waters. Here are some picks for week 1 that should fatten that wallet.