Lock CIty: Week 5 College Football Picks

Ok Ok so we moved up to 16-11-2 this week.  Looking to extend this mini winning streak today with some strong picks.

North Carolina State Wolfpack (3-1) at Miami Hurricanes (3-1)

NC State and Miami will wage in an ACC battle of two 3-1 teams in Miami today. Miami is  2-0 in conference play while the Wolfpack will be playing their first ACC game of the year. NC State’s run defense hasn’t been very good this year, and Miami will look to pound the ball all day long against a weak front seven. Im gonna side with the home team in this one and lay the 2 points, in a game that could be a shootout if the defenses don’t step up.

Miggles Pick – Miami – 2

Ohio State Buckeyes (4-0) at Michigan State Spartans (3-1)

This line started out as a pick’em game, and since has moved to MSU -2. I think there is some value here with the Buckeyes as OSU is a better team than they showed us last week.  I think the Spartans are the inferior team here and Im guessing being at home has made this line what it is.  +2 points is a gift and Im taking Ohio State in the outright win.

Miggles Pick = Ohio State +110

Clemson Tigers (3-1) at Boston College Eagles (1-2)

Clemson has won three of the last four meetings between the two schools. If Clemson upset Florida State, this would set up as a game that the Tigers may look over and take lightly. However, coming off that tough loss I think the Tigers will come out hot and ready to run the Eagles off their own field. Boston College has had two weeks to prepare, but all the time in the world couldn’t prepare the Eagles defense for Clemson’s offensive weapons. Boston College may score over 20 points, but I don’t see them slowing down the Tigers offense. I’ll lay the points with Clemson and my stronger play will be on the over as this will be another ACC shootout.

Miggles Pick – Clemson – 6.5 and OVER 59

Louisville Cardinals (4-0) at Southern Miss Golden Eagles (0-3)

Louisville, despite their sub-par showing against FIU, is a very solid team on both sides of the ball and a class above anyone else who has romped Southern Miss this season. I look for the Cardinals to run away with this one… This is my strongest play of the day.  LOCK

Miggles Pick – Cards – 11

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Lock City: Wister Miggles College Gameday Picks

Miggles – Ok lets start by saying that we are 2-0 after Thursday and Fridays picks.  Yes there was a “bonus pick” in there that went awry, but bonus picks dont count, thats why they are bonus.  Thats my story and I’m sticking to it.  Needless to say the bonus picks will be discontinued until further notice.  Ok back to the good stuff, first Saturday of the college season and there are some great games on tap.  Lock City isnt about great games though its about picking winners so lets get to it.

Clemson Tigers (0-0) vs. Auburn Tigers (0-0)

Aubrun is returning 15 starters and this is another classic case of SEC vs ACC.  Auburn’s strength will definitely be their defense this year as the have an avg offense at best.  Clemson has a high-powered offense with a defense that let them down late in the season and still isnt very proven.  With Sammy Watkins being out, I dont see Clemson’s offense being able to overcome the speed and size of Auburns defense.  Auburn has to face the likes of LSU, Alabama, Georgia and Arkansas later this season.  If they plan on making any noise they have to get past Clemson. SEC getting points against ACC in a Neutral spot.  SEC all the way!

Miggles pick Auburn +2.5

Miami Hurricanes (0-0) vs. Boston College Eagles (0-0)

Miami has had some distractions of late, but is returning some good players and has a lot of new talent all around the ball.  I don’t expect too much from this team this year as they are still quite young.  I do expect them to be able to handle Boston College on the road however.  BC was god awful last year and is decimated by injuries this year.  They are young and have no depth, add that to the fact they have TE Chris Pantale, CB Al Louis-Jean, and WR Bobby Swigert all out and lingering injuries to their 3 RB’s  Rolandan Finch, Andre Williams, and Tahj Kimble I don’t expect much at all from them today.

Miggles Pick Miami -2.5

Penn State Nittany Lions (0-0) vs. Ohio Bobcats (0-0)

We all know Penn States story, the question is can they bounce back?  I say they can with a new coach, new offense, new attitude and something new to play for, I think we are in for a surprise.  Happy Valley will be rocking today as everyone is gonna (by human nature) go above and beyond to show their loyalty.  Ohio is no slouch and had an impressive 10-4 season last year and was 34th in the nation in scoring averaging over 30 points a game.  The line dropped from +9 to +6.5 throughout the week and this goes to show the wiseguys see something in Ohio as they try and temp us with Penn State.  Wellllll I’m falling for it.  I like Penn State here I think this would be a huge monkey off their back to come out and play like a team again and get a big win to start the season.  I think they can squeeze a 1 TD victory here, BUT don’t be surprised of a talented Ohio team sneaks out an upset.  OK OK Penn State….I just had to hedge my thought process a little bit.

Miggles Pick Penn State – 6.5

Notre Dame Fighting Irish (0-0) vs. Navy Midshipmen (0-0)

Ill keep this one short and sweet as the game is close to starting.  Navy is a very opportunistic team and has a very solid RB core.  They return a seasoned QB and in this neutral site I think anything can happen.  Not much insight given here, but I think this is just too many points and they fight it out with ND.

Miggles Pick – Navy +14.5

$$$$$$  Money May laid 3 million on Michigan at +14. Its now down to +13.5 at Alabama I would take Bama all day on this one….Neutral site I think the moran might be on to something.  I’m not picking anything here, because I want nothing more than that idiot to lose 3 million bucks.  Roll Tide!!!!!!

Miggles