Do you believe that momentum exists in sports? Can teams capture and harness this force? What about momentum for prognosticators – is it possible to build upon good results from last week? If so, then this week should turn out well.
After turning in a less than stellar performance two weeks ago, my Dad rebounded last week with a 5-2 mark which equaled the computer’s performance. Look out, a human was actually able to match the output of a machine that only knows how to communicate with 0’s and 1’s.
As for me, I finally broke out of my slump, posted a 4-3 record, and feel poised to take advantage of the “momentum” from last week’s picks, even though I haven’t matched wits with the computer’s random number generator (yet).
Let’s get to it.
LSU at Florida (-3.5)
Going with the Gators here, but I don’t feel good about it.
Dad’s prediction: Florida
Computer prediction: Florida
Mississippi at Auburn (-21.5)
I love the Auburn defense. The offense, uhm, well, looks much better with a (healthierish) Kerryon Johnson in the lineup. They’ll do enough scoring to cover.
Dad’s prediction: Auburn
Computer prediction: Ole Miss
Michigan State at Michigan (-13.5)
I like the Spartans, but I’m riding with Michigan this week.
Dad’s prediction: Michigan State
Computer prediction: Michigan State
Kansas State at Texas (-4.5)
I still haven’t gotten over Kansas State’s loss to Vanderbilt earlier this year. Texas should handle Kstate at home, right?
Dad’s prediction: Texas
Computer predictions: Texas
Arkansas (-2.5) at South Carolina
How did this game get on the “Six Pack” list? The fan bases of these teams deserve better. To this day, I am not sure what South Carolina saw in Muschamp that said, “We need to hire this guy as a head coach.” Arkansas isn’t faring much better with Bielema calling the shots. Another coin flip game.
Winner: South Carolina
Dad’s prediction: South Carolina
Computer prediction: Arkansas
Georgia (-17.5) at Vanderbilt
Poor Vandy – Georgia wins big this week.
Dad’s prediction: Georgia
Computer prediction: Vanderbilt
Louisville (-4) at North Carolina State
Lamar Jackson…yep, Louisville.
Dad’s prediction: Louisville
Computer prediction: Louisville
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