Rankman's picks: Week 12

"Child 2" came through again last week to earn another full plate of odds-and-ends. Junior was a valuable mid-season call up from AAA Pick-tucket and has thus far impressed the front-office staff with the gnarl on his fastball and his every-day starter stuff. Kid was 4-2 last week and is 10-6 overall with a quality WHIP (Wagering vs. House Index Percentage). Rankman remains in the Pick 3 Friday rotation only because of his huge contract and access to the TMG sign-in code. In the old days of the four-man rotation we Angels' fans used to say "Tanana and Ryan and two days of cryin." At TMG headquarters the one-two punch saying is "Rankman & Son" but there's really only one." We carry on into the dying light of November to forge a late-season rally for the aged and the ages. Three more regular-season weekends means three more weekends to level the score and even the ledger. And then there's bowl-picking season!

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Child Locks

Army getting 2.5 vs. NORTH TEXAS

Syracuse getting 13 vs LOUISVILLE

Texas getting 3 1\2 vs. WEST VIRGINIA

Over\Under 

Arizona vs. OREGON (74 1\2)

Oklahoma vs. KANSAS (70 1\2)

Central Florida vs. TEMPLE (55)

Father Knows Bets

Cal vs. STANFORD (55 1\2)

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Child Locks

Army getting 2.5 vs. NORTH TEXAS

Kid did not join Army but he's successfully leaned on them all season for the purposes of sporting and gambling entertainment.

Pick: Army, 31-25

Syracuse getting 13 vs LOUISVILLE

Kid says the only team that beat Clemson this year will keep it close enough to cover at Papa John's house of pizza and pigskin.

Pick: Syracuse

Score: Louisville, 38-31

Texas getting 3 1\2 vs. WEST VIRGINIA

Kid says Texas is hungry for bowl eligibility but not match for couch burners in Morgantown.

Pick: West Virginia, 34-24

Over\Under 

Arizona vs. OREGON (74 1\2)

Kid says he'd bet the over if it was 94 1\2

Take: OVER

Oklahoma vs. KANSAS (70 1\2)

Kid knows Kansas can't score so this will be 63-7.

Take: UNDER

Central Florida vs. TEMPLE (55)

Kid says, yeah, he knows it's not going to be sunny in Philadelphia.

Take: OVER

Father Knows Bets

Arizona getting 1 vs. OREGON

Dad says the return of Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert pushes Ducks into the cover lake.

Pick: Oregon, 41-38

Cal vs. STANFORD (55 1\2)

Dad says the last six Cal-Stanford games have been high scoring.

Take: OVER

Last week\season: Child locks (4-2, 10-6), Rankman (1-1, 25-38)

Season: Rankman & Son: 29-40 [/membership]

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