A 7-2 week moves us to 19-11. I also announced three consecutive winners in the NFL in our Wednesday head-to-head segment, but adding that to the official record would be sticky. I am many things – kitschy is not one of them. So we’re officially 19-11. You want nine more? This is handy – there are so many on the map.
No. 15 Washington (-3, 64.5) at UCLA
10:30 p.m. ET on ESPN, Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California
Van Pelt’s Pick: UCLA (+3)
If you are familiar with the segment, you can guess specific teams in specific places that are indicated. UCLA at home to a red-hot and undefeated Washington on Friday is one of those teams. Bruins at home to bring us into Saturday from a Friday night cover. We buy it for 3.
SVP: 5-2 ALL-TIME PICKING VS WASHINGTON WITH UNRANKED TEAM
Purdue ranked 21st Minnesota (-12, 53.5)
12 p.m. ET on ESPN2, Huntington Bank Stadium, Minneapolis
Van Pelt’s Pick: Purdue (+12)
We are active in the noon window. Watch Gameday, jump in and fire away, right? why wouldn’t you Minnesota used dump trucks to transport people. The Gophers outscored four opponents by 159 points. But we can’t “Bang that big drum!” if we take them – can we? We can not. So, give me double digits and the boilers.
SVP: 5-2 ALL TIME PICKING PURDUE
No. 7 Kentucky at No. 14 Ole Miss (-7, 54.5)
12 p.m. ET on ESPN, Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, Oxford, Mississippi
Van Pelt’s Pick: Ole Miss (-7)
Question to the grove? Are you ready? Well, I’m ready to score with Kentucky in town with the Rebs. We meet to celebrate in the library.
SVP: 10-4 ALL-TIME SELECTION OF SEC FAVORITES
No. 18 Oklahoma (-7, 46) at TCU
12 p.m. ET on ABC, Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Texas
Van Pelt’s Pick: TCU (+7)
It feels like we’re going to be late to support the Horned Frogs this year – well. We went against them last week and paid the price, we’ll buy it up to 7 and hope for the best when OU visits the stockyards.
SVP: 8-5 ALL-TIME SELECTION VS. OKLAHOMA
State of Iowa (-3, 59) in Kansas
3:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2, David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium, Lawrence, Kansas
Van Pelt’s Pick: State of Iowa (-3)
That hurts me. I love Lawrence and the Jayhawks story. But if Kansas is rolling and undefeated, why is the Jayhawks’ underdogs home in the state of Iowa? Doesn’t make sense to you, does it? I’m sorry. If you know – you know. I have to put the number here. I’m sorry Kansas – I know you’re angry.
SVP: 7-4-1 ALL-TIME IOWA STATE SELECTION
Virginia Tech at North Carolina (-9, 54.5)
3:30 p.m. ET on ACC Network, Kenan Stadium, Chapel Hill, NC
Van Pelt’s Pick: Virginia Tech (+9)
This was a late addition. I’m not sure what weather we’re looking at at Chapel Hill, but when they’re playing normally on the field or when you have to go around in boats, your defense doesn’t stop many people. We’ll take the bounty of candy and the road team from Blacksburg.
SVP: 6-3 ALL TIME SELECTION BY VIRGINIA TECH
California, Washington State (-4, 53.5)
5:30 p.m. ET, Martin Stadium, Pullman, Washington
Van Pelt’s Pick: California (+4)
Coogs, we love you for getting the late score to help us get a cover for Winners last week. I’m afraid that might have taken part of the psyche. We’re on Cal plus the little number on the Paloose.
SVP: 7-3 ALL-TIME PICKLING CALIFORNIA
Virginia at Duke (-3, 52)
7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN3, Wallace Wade Stadium, Durham, NC
Van Pelt’s Pick: Virginia (+3)
The last two are worrying. Virginia, you brought us to the window in a strange situation in Syracuse last week. The number in Durham seems a bit easy. Lots of extra juice this week – be that as it may – we’re buying this on 3 scratching our heads to see if UVa is the right site here.
SVP: 6-2 ALL-TIME PICKLING VIRGINIA
No. 1 Georgia (-29, 54.5) in Missouri
7:30 p.m. ET on SEC Network, Memorial Stadium/Faurot Field, Columbia, Missouri
Van Pelt’s choice: Mizzou (+29)
Last — HOTYBS. What is a HOTYBS? A Grip on Your Butt Special. Mizzou, you covered for us on the prairie last Saturday. But facing Georgia is scary, even if you’re 29 years old. Looking for hand signals out there – who’s on my side? Not a human. To hell with it – it’s okay – we’ll do it. We take the tigers.
SVP: 1-4 ALL-TIME UNRANKED TEAMS SELECT vs. NO. 1 TEAM
OK. There’s your 9er. Bird cage – reversed – no kidding.
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