Column: MoQ PICK$ for Week 7

MoQ PICK$ for Week 7 // @jdamis & @JonathanAdams

Week 7 is here and we’re all very excited because Oregon won’t lose this week. Probably. Anyway, Josh Damis and Jonathan Adams  are here to guide you through this week’s Pac-12 games, as well as a few other key match-ups. Note: All picks are against the spread.

JD: USC -8 @ Arizona: This is a tough one, because USC seems to always struggle on the road in the state of Arizona. On the other hand, I just don’t think Arizona is very good on either side of the ball. I think this is a game for a while, but USC eventually wins by 10. Give me USC -8.

JA: 2016 USC is a horror movie villain: They look dead, they smell dead, but they ain’t dead. Also, Arizona is bad. I’ll take the Trojans.

JD: Utah -9 @ Oregon State: This actually opened at Utah -13 and shot all the way down to Utah -9 in reaction to Utah’s running back injuries. I think OSU keeps it close, so I’ll take the Beavers +9 at home.

JA: Even though I was dead wrong about the Beavs last week (“If Cal scores 40 they win easy!”) I’m going to pick against them again this week. Surely Utah is at least 10 points better than OSU, right?

JD: Stanford +3 @ Notre Dame: This is another game with an interesting point swing. Stanford opened as a 2-point favorite but quickly dropped to a 3-point dog. Neither of these defenses are very good, but Stanford has statistically one of the worst offenses in college football, and could be without its former Heisman contender, Christian McCaffrey. Still, my gut tells me to go with Stanford +3.

JA: This game bums me out because I’ve really enjoyed watching Stanford and Notre Dame both lose the last couple of games. I’ll take the Cardinal because I think they’re more likely to keep playing hard in the midst of down season.

JD: Arizona State +13 @ Colorado: This game could very well decide who comes out of the Pac-12 South, and ASU may have to trot out its 4th-string QB this week. This is another interesting line that opened ASU +8 and since moved to as high as +13.5. Still, I think ASU keeps this one close as well, so I’m taking ASU +13.

JA: This seems like a lot of points but I’ll bet on the Buffs getting a backdoor cover at home.

JD: UCLA +5 @ Washington State: This line feels low, but Josh Rosen is pretty banged up. WSU -5.

JA: This seems like a good time for the Cougs to blow it. I’ll take UCLA and the points.

JD: Alabama -13 @ Tennessee: Tennessee’s luck finally ran out last week, and I expect that to continue this week. I think Alabama wins big here. Alabama -13.

JA: The Tennessee mojo is dead. Bama wins big.

JD: Ohio State -10 @ Wisconsin: I think Wisconsin’s defense can keep things close for a while, but I just don’t think their offense is nearly good enough to outscore Ohio State. I like Ohio State -10.

JA: Like they did against Michigan, I think Wisconsin will linger in this one. But I’m betting that Ohio State’s offensive firepower eventually blows this one open, so I’ll take the Buckeyes on the road.

Agree: USC-8 at Arizona; Stanford +3 at Notre Dame; Alabama -13 at Tennessee; Ohio State -10 at Wisconsin.

Disagree: Damis takes Oregon State +9 vs. Utah; Arizona State +13 at Colorado; and WSU -5 vs. UCLA.


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