Final Week of the Season and we are assured of finishing ABOVE .500 against the spread, which is good news.
We got too full of ourselves last week and dipped to 1-2, which left us 23-18- for the season.
So let's try to go into the post season on a roll with the following games, Virginia Tech Vs. Clemson, Wisconsin-Penn State and Alabama and Florida.
The Locksmith continues to sizzle with another win last week, which puts him at 9-3-1, which are off the chart numbers.
His game of the week is Washington vs. Colorado. So here are the selections.[membership level="0"] The rest of this article is available to subscribers only - to become a subscriber click here.[/membership] [membership]
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The Game: ACC championship in Orlando--Virginia Tech getting 10 against Clemson. The Over/Under line 58.
The Pick: The Under. Clemson 31, Virginia Tech 17
The Comment: Clemson is on a roll--finally and Tech is too much of a "which team will show up'' team to feel confident. The team that lost to Pittsburgh and Syracuse or the team that rolled over North Carolina? We like Clemson.
The Game: OKLAHOMA giving 11 vs. Oklahoma State
The Pick: Oklahoma 45, Oklahoma State 28-
The Comment: Oklahoma can score on anybody and can give up points against anyone. But the Sooners will pull away at the end of this shootout.
The Game: Big Ten championship in Indianapolis: Wisconsin.giving 3 vs. Penn State
The Pick: Wisconsin 27, Penn State 20
The Comment: Neither team is likely to make the Final Four, which would show a flaw in the system if the Big Ten champion doesn't make it and the second or second and third teams from one division make it. Wisconsin doesn't have better wins than Penn State, but better losses, but the two losses are to Ohio State and Michigan, thus the Badgers' dilemma if they win.
Home team in Caps
Last week: 1-2
Record for season: 23-18-1
Washington over Colorado, giving 7
(at Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, Calif.)
Colorado is a terrific feel-good story, but emotions can't get in the way of serious wagering. The Buffs just don't offer enough pizzazz to keep pace with a Washington team that is No. 3 nationally in scoring at 44.8 ppg, with much of that due to the stellar play of QB Jake Browning. He was interception-free on the road against WSU last week with the division title on the line and has been consistently good all year. And how will Colorado's defense handle explosive WRs John Ross and Dante Pettis (30 combined receiving TDs)? Buffs have problems offensively if QB Sefo Liufau can't keep them on schedule because they're not a big-play team. That will be tougher to do this week than at any other time this season. The Locksmith doesn't often go with the same team to cover two straight weeks, but the Huskies have earned his confidence to provide his followers with some holiday shopping money.
Record to date vs. spread: 9-3-1 [/membership]