A week of 7-2 moves us to 19-11. I also listed three consecutive NFL winners in our Head to Head segment on Wednesday, but adding that to the official record would be in bad taste. I am many things, tacky is not one of them. So, we are officially 19-11. Do you want nine more? That’s convenient, that’s the amount on the card.
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 certain teams in certain places that are given. UCLA at home on Friday against red-hot, undefeated Washington is one of those teams. Bruins at home for us to shoot into Saturday on a late night Friday cover. We are buying it at 3.
SVP: 5-2 ALL TIME TEAM AGAINST WASHINGTON WITH NON-RANKING TEAM
Purdue at No. 21 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, sit back and shoot, right? Why not? Minnesota has been turning people over. The Gophers outscored four opponents by 159 points. But we can’t yell “Beat that big drum!” if we take them, can we? We can not. So, give me two digits and the boilers.
SVP: 5-2 ALL TIME SELECTING 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 for the Grove? Are you ready? Well, I’m ready to bet points with the Rebs with Kentucky in town. See you at The Library to celebrate.
SVP: 10-4 ALL TIME SELECTING 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 choice: TCU (+7)
Looks like we’re late backing the Horned Frogs this year, well yeah. He went against them last week and paid the price, we will buy him up to 7 and hope for the best with OU visiting the pens.
SVP: 8-5 ALL-TIME TEAM AGAINST OKLAHOMA
Iowa State (-3, 59) at Kansas
3:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2, David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium, Lawrence, Kansas
Van Pelt’s pick: State of Iowa (-3)
This hurts me to do. I love Lawrence and the history of the Jayhawks. But with Kansas rolling and undefeated, why are the Jayhawks the underdogs at home against Iowa State? Doesn’t make sense to you, does it? makes me If you know, you know. I have to put the number here. I’m sorry, Kansas, I know you’re mad.
SVP: 7-4-1 ALL TIME SELECTING IOWA STATE
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 kind of weather we’re seeing in Chapel Hill, but if they play normally on the field or you have to ride boats, your defense isn’t stopping a lot of people. We’ll take Blacksburg’s bountiful candy and road crew.
SVP: 6-3 ALL TIME SELECTING VIRGINIA TECH
California in Washington State (-4, 53.5)
5:30 p.m. ET, Martin Stadium, Pullman, Washington
Van Pelt’s pick: California (+4)
Coogs, we love you guys for getting the late score to help us get a cover for Winners last week. I’m afraid that might have taken a piece of the psyche. We are in Cal plus the small number in Paloose.
SVP: 7-3 ALL TIME SELECTING 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 took us to the window last week at a stranger in Syracuse. The number in Durham seems a bit light. Lots of extra juice this week, so be it, we’re buying this at 3 and scratching our heads curiously if UVa is the right side here.
SVP: 6-2 ALL TIME SELECTING VIRGINIA
No. 1 Georgia (-29, 54.5) at Missouri
7:30 p.m. ET on the SEC Network, Memorial Stadium/Faurot Field, Columbia, Missouri
Van Pelt’s choice: Mizzou (+29)
The last — HOTYBS. What is a HOTYBS? A Hold On To Your Butt special. Mizzou, you covered us on the plains last Saturday. But going against Georgia is scary even when you’re 29. Looking for someone to raise their hands, who’s with me? Not a human. To hell with that, he’s fine, we’ll do it. We’ll take the Tigers.
SVP: 1-4 ALL TIME SELECTING UNRANKED TEAMS vs NO. 1 TEAM
IT’S OKAY. There’s your 9. Birdcage, upside down, no teasing.