The Wiseguy Weekly - Rivalry week

Bleeda's back this week to pick you some winners. It's with his deepest apologies that another guest handicapper was skunked last week and did not bring you home any bacon. But, get the frying pan ready this weekend because Sunday's breakfast is going to be huge!

I still stand at 10-7 on the year, but down about $1500. No worries though, I be pulling myself above the Mendoza line shortly.

Make sure not to make any plans as the slate is full of great rivalry games this week. I expect all of you to be sitting on your couches watching the boob tube all Saturday or swilling down brewskis at your favorite local watering hole. Now let's start making some cabbage!

#2 Michigan +7 @ #1 Ohio State.
Don't get sucked into the media hype. Don't bleed the hype!

The two best teams in the nation are playing and the line is a full touchdown? Give me a break! There is too much value with Michigan and seven points. And furthermore the lack of respect with that line has got to get the Wolverines fired up.

We all know they pay attention to this stuff, don't believe any different. $1100 to win $1000. I'm so confident on this one hitting I already have gone to Costco and bought the bacon.


Washington @ Washington State -8.5 "The Apple Cup"
Turn out the lights the party is over for the Huskies.

This team has thrown in the towel after the Stanford loss and controversy is brewing in Seattle. The Cougs crank it up in chilly Pullman to become bowl eligible.

This one is gonna get ugly, Cougs by three touchdowns. Throwing down $1100 and picking up a cool $1K.


Arizona +13 @ U of Zero.
I'll take the points and the Wildcats in this one. They're coming off two big wins against WAZZU and CAL and have Tuitama back at quarterback. I'll lay $330 to collect $300.

This Arizona squad held Cal and USC to 20 and BYU to 16. I Love the UNDER 45 in this game also. $1100 to get paid $One Thousand. A little Oregon rain definitely can't hurt.


San Jose State @ Hawaii OVER 74.
When you play on the Rainbow Warriors it usually means you had a bad day and are chasing, but this game is honestly one of my favorite plays of the day. What's more fun than watching touchdowns being scored every time Hawaii touches the ball?

They have gone over in their last seven games and are 17-4 in their last 22 games on the OVER as a favorite. Quarterback Colt Brennan is now a Heisman candidate and leads the nation in passing efficiency, along with yards and touchdowns. If he averages three touchdowns a game the rest of the way he will break the record for total touchdown passes in a season.

I'm playing $1100 and plan on winning another heavy dime.


Bleeda's Saturday itinerary:

7 a.m. - Wake up to Gameday on ESPN. I have a mancrush on Kirk Herbstreet. You do too, admit it.

9 a.m. - Toggle between Maryland at Boston College, Michigan at Penn State, and Oklahoma at Baylor. Mainly save energy for the big afternoon matchups and the Beaver game, of course.

12:30 p.m. - Watch the Oregon State game, but whenever possible check in on the Michigan vs. Ohio State game and Auburn vs Alabama.

4:30 p.m. - One year birthday party for daughter begins. Pizza, cake, and ice cream.

5:00 p.m. - Damm! Another important football game is on. Cal @ USC. Party continues and daughters are trained at a young age that college football is a fall tradition in the Bleeda household. (Oldest daughter almost three years old seems to always want to watch baseball, I try explaining that the season is over.) Meanwhile, remembering to periodically watch the Rutgers at Cincinnati game.

7:15 p.m. - UCLA at ASU begins. Keep the game on in the background just in case it gets good.

Sunday morning - Cashout.



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