Week 11 College Football Pick’ems
Written by Reid Smith on November 12, 2016
Week 11 College Football Picks Against the Spread
Scribed by: Evan Hablitzel
Rutgers at Michigan State (-14.5), Noon
Rutgers (2-7) playing in East Lansing Saturday against Michigan State (2-7) is a dreadful
matchup. Both teams are awful. Both teams are 0-6 in the Big Ten. But, the Spartans did test #3
Michigan (9-0) a couple weeks back. They average 23.6 points per game and allow 30.1 points
against per contest. Rutgers scores 19.4 per ballgame and allows 36.8. I’m a firm believer this
Michigan State team is better than their record. Mark Dantonio’s team has lost seven
consecutive games — unheard of for a Dantonio-coached squad. Look for Michigan State
to end their longest losing streak since 1982. Spartans win and cover.
#5 Ohio State at Maryland (+29.5), 3:30 p.m.
Last week, I picked #19 Nebraska and the points (16.5) against The Ohio State Buckeyes (8-1)…
The Buckeyes won 62-3, subsequently making me look like an idiot. Well, I’m picking Maryland
(5-4) and the points against OSU. Last week, the Terrapins were embarrassed 59-3 in Ann Arbor
by #3 Michigan. I just can’t trust Ohio State’s offense until I see them dominate in the same
fashion they did against Nebraska in back-to-back games. Look for Maryland to bounce back
and Ohio State’s offensive struggles to return on the road.
#3 Michigan (-22) at Iowa, 8 p.m.
The Big Ten is #3 Michigan’s (9-0) conference to lose. Their 59-3 beat down of Maryland last
week proved as much. Iowa (5-4) is reeling after back-to-back conference losses against
Wisconsin and Penn State. The Hawkeyes were outscored 58-23 in the two games combined.
Iowa averages 21.3 points per game. I see no way they score more than 14 against a
Wolverines’ defense that allows just 10.7 per contest. In six conference games, Jim Harbaugh’s
team has outscored Big Ten opponents 273-51. Michigan wins and covers, easily.
Overall Record: (3-5)