Lock City: Week 9 College Football Picks

We are a white hot 19-5-2 in the last 5 weeks with the kids.  Lets hope we can keep the streak going and make some more money.  Good luck!

 

North Carolina State Wolfpack (5-2) at North Carolina Tar Heels (5-3)

UNC  may have the more talented team, but they are too inconsistent to lay more than a touchdown in a rivalry game. I’m taking the points in a game that may come down to the last possession.

Miggles Pick – NC State +7.5

 

Michigan State Spartans (4-4) at Wisconsin Badgers (6-2)

The Spartans do have a solid defense, which I think can keep things close for awhile, but Wisconsin is the better team and should get the late cover.

Miggles Pick – Wisconsin – 5.5

 

Ohio State Buckeyes (8-0) at Penn State Nittany Lions (5-2)

Penn State looks to be the play here as they are always tough at home, and I just think PSU is playing as well, if not better than anyone in the conference right now.

Miggles Pick – Penn State – 1

 

Notre Dame Fighting Irish (7-0) at Oklahoma Sooners (5-1)

The Irish will lean on their defense to try and slow down an Oklahoma offense who is on a roll right now. The problem I see here is will Notre Dame score enough to keep this one close.  I’m going with the hot team and laying the points.

Miggles Pick – Oklahoma – 11

 

Mississippi State Bulldogs (7-0) at Alabama Crimson Tide (7-0)

Mississippi State hasnt really played anyone,  but at the same time they haven’t lost yet nor played poorly and might be getting just a few too many points here so the play is talking the three TD’s.

Miggles Pick – Mississippi State +23

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

WM

Lock City: Thursday Night NFL Pick of the Week

15 – 11 – 2 on the season STILL IN THE GREEN!

Cleveland Browns (0-3) at Baltimore Ravens (2-1)

The Ravens have won 12 straight at home and I don’t see a scenario that keeps them from moving on to 13 this week. Cleveland sits near the bottom of the league rushing charts at just 87.3 per game and will not do any better against the Ravens. The Ravens have struggled defending the passing game this season, but have also faced three of the better passing teams in the league in Cincinnati, Philadelphia and New England. The Ravens are not a quick strike offense and tend to produce long drives spanning 8 or more plays. I see the Ravens focusing more on Ray Rice and the running game as they will not be forced to play catch up football against the young and inexperienced Browns. This doesn’t appear to be an exciting show for the NFL Network audience, but we will happily take a win at the betting counter with a low scoring contest. Under 43.5 points is the call here.

 

Miggles Pick – UNDER 43.5

Mafia Paid Replacement Refs

Ok this could be a huge conspiracy theory, but hear me out.

  1. NFL Ref’s association says that for 85% of the replacement refs this was a second job.
  2. These “refs” also knew that this gig wasn’t gonna last forever.
  3. Many of these calls were SO BAD that one had to even wonder, have these guys ever even watched a football game before?
  4. As for the case in Green Bay….  This was a game changer, spread killer, and VIDEO evidence “verified” it was incorrect yet all of these part timers (except for one unflappable man) agreed on the wrong call.
  5. Vegas projected that 80% of the action was on GB and$250,000,000 changed hands because of that call world wide.  That’s a quarter of a BILLION dollars, wrath of god money!!

You’re telling me that not even .0001% of that couldn’t have been kicked back, offered upfront, or families lives put in danger to a part time worker? Im probably not the best example, but if you think that if  someone approached me at my part time job, that isn’t going to last much longer and offered me, lets sayyyy 250k, I’m not doin it…. you’re NUTS!  That’s just me though, there are plenty of people with much stronger moral fabric then I have, but plenty doesn’t mean all.  Food for thought.  OMG I’m so getting whacked for this.

Wister Miggles

Which is my real name and I live in Canada 😉

Lock City: Thursday Night NFL Pick

Chicago Bears (1-0) at Green Bay Packers (0-1)

I’m a little excited by this game tonight, cause I really think Im on to something…But dont let me influence you.  Ill just let you know what Im thinking and why.  1.  I think the 49’ers are that good.  2.  The NFC North has followed the NFL’s suit and has become more offensive than defensive.  3.  Green Bay can run, they just abandoned it as they we’re out matched last week by (refer to #1).  4.  Bears D is not what it was (refer to #2)  5. Aaron Rogers.  6.  Green Bay is 9-0  ATS in its last 9 games after a loss.  7. Jay Cutler stinks.  8.  Brandon Marshall is good.

Ok this call can be a little confusing, but when you add all of them together you get 36.  Just kidding 🙂 You get Green Bay bouncing back with a win by a shade under two TD’s, with both offenses putting some points up.  Green Bay 37-24

Miggles Pick – Green Bay -4.5 AND over 50.5

 

Wister Miggles

Lock City: Miggles Monday Night Football Pick

Ok so thus far week one has had some surprises, a few coming from the NFC East.  Cowboys look good, Giants look ehhh, Eagles were on the verge of starting the same way they did last year and RGIII might be the real deal.  That being said, we went 3-1 yesterday and 8-5-1 overall, looking to take those winnings and double them on a crazy, but “good” play tonight.

Cincinnati Bengals (9-7) at Baltimore Ravens (12-4)

The Bengals returned to the postseason led by rookie quarterback Andy Dalton who led the cats to an impressive season offensively that they will look to duplicate in the very tough AFC North. Rookie receiver AJ Green was equally as impressive and has already emerged as one of the league premiere receivers and with another training camp and preseason under his belt I think Green is ready to continue his progression and join the league’s elite. The Bengals also brought in former Patriots running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis to replace Cedric Benson in the back field giving Cincinnati a solid running game that is complimented by Bernard Scott and a solid aerial attack. Coming into Baltimore to open the season on Monday Night Football is no easy task and thus the line indicates the Ravens as a -7.5 point favourite but I think that may be a stretch considering this is a divisional game. The Ravens faithful will be doing their best to make it a tough environment for the Bengals but I think Cinci can hold their own and keep this thing close. Getting 7.5 points is a gift.

San Diego Chargers (8-8) at Oakland Raiders (8-8)

San Diego takes to the road to open the season on Monday Night Football in very hostile territory and while they may finish the season ahead of the Raiders, the season opener could be a very difficult one to win. Either way I think both of these teams will be more prolific on offense than on defense and will want to come out early to set a tone for the rest of the division. For that reason I think this one can go over the total as the likes of McFadden, Rivers, Palmer, and Gates will come out gunning and I think we could see a shootout here.

Miggles Pick – A Tease Cinci +14.5 and SD/Oakland Over 39.5

I know I know…But its gonna hit so shhhhh and trust me.

WM

Lock City: Miggles College Picks of the Week

 

Ok week one didnt yield us any money, but it was a semi respectable 3-3.  Im looking to make up for it this week as I have used all of my knowledge (or the internet) to give us 4 pretty solid picks.  Trust me?

 

North Carolina State Wolfpack (0-1) at Connecticut Huskies (1-0)

One of my winning picks from last week was NC State getting outclassed by the SEC and a fast Tennessee.  This week the same thing will happen in reverse as Connecticut will get outclassed by the ACC and NC State.  State basically gave the game away last week by giving up 16 points in 38 seconds in the first quarter and somehow, someway still managed to have a chance deep into the fourth.  Mike Glennon and the nations best secondary last year look to redeem themselves as they travel to CT and get their first win.  I like this at -3.5 if you can get it at -3 …I love it.

 

Miggles Pick – NC State – 3.5

 

Purdue Boilermakers (1-0) at Notre Dame Fighting Irish (1-0)

The Boilermakers are an improved team this season, and Marve looks like he could finally be healthy enough to live up to his expectations. The Irish are the better team here however, and I’m starting to think or (even better for this game) think they think or maybe we both think  they are a dark horse for BCS champ talks. Purdue should keep it close for awhile, but I think the talent and depth of Notre Dame take over late and the Irish pull away and get the cover here.

 

Miggles Pick – ND -14

 

Washington Huskies (1-0) at LSU Tigers (1-0)

LSU won all six games at home last year by 24 or more and I don’t see a change this year, at least in this game as a pretty bad road team in the Washington Huskies come to Baton Rouge.  I usually try and stay away from the big spreads, but I cant on this one.  Miggles loves the Tigers here in a rout.

 

Miggles Pick – LSU -24

 

USC  Trojans (1-0) at Syracuse Orange (0-1)

Ok I lied about the big spread thing.  I mean is it a big spread if the team is going to cover it?  Im not even sure that makes sense.  Anyway, USC is on a mission this year, their post season ban has been lifted and they are a serious contender for BCS champions.  They are not only looking to win the big ones, they are looking to blow out the little one’s to leave no doubt at the end of the season.  THAT made sense.  USC Rolls.

 

Miggles Pick – USC – 26

 

WM

Lock City: “Miggles is a Mush” Saturday College Games Re-cap

College week 1 

Miggles 3 – 3

Ohio 24 Penn State 14

Ok to be clear, I had reservations on the Penn State game, but I did point us all in the wrong direction on this one.  They obviously are suffering from distractions still.  The new coach hasnt found his groove and the loss of their key running back has made a difference.  So we definitely know how to treat PSU going forward.  (bright part)? 🙂

Clemson 26 Aurburn 19

yeaaaaa soooooo Clemsons good.  They have always had flashes of greatness then flashes of god awfulness.  I think we missed a key clue that this game would be on the greatness side.  Them coming of the embarrassment of last years bowl game gave them 8 months to dwell and prepare for that to never happen again.  Hind sight is 20/20 and I can see clearly why Clemson should have been the pick there.

Notre Dame 50 Navy 10

Notre Dame is looking to be a contender this year and need to make a statement in their first game with an abysmal Navy team.   This should have been easy to see.  Of course I didn’t see shit on this but a lot of points, which obviously didn’t matter.

Miami 41 BC 32

I DID however pick the Miami vs. BC game.  Hard fought and high scoring, but the better team pulled it out.  Lets not get it twisted here, (as the kids say) neither of these teams are very good so anything could have happened, I just rode the fact that BC had too much to deal with when it comes to injuries.

Bama 41 Michigam 14

I got 2 words for Mayweather…. you’re an idiot!! OK 3, but reports were out all week that you are betting 3 mill on Michigan, no rebuttals, no tweets, not a peep from you or your camp.  The games over and suddenly out of the woodwork  your camp comes out stating you actually placed the bet on Alabama.  How am I supposed to read into this???  Im gonna give it a shot.  After the  game you sulk go to your room and talk to no one for the rest of the night.  You wake up, making breakfast and people start walking in the kitchen, not saying a word to you because they know what kind of “mood” your in.  You can feel their tension and you chime out, $50,000 to whomever can make this like I took Alabama.  A few of your cronies take the challenge and head on there way.  You finish breakfast alone, head to the shower, then off to the gym like nothing happend not talking about the bet with anyone untils its confirmed from your lackeys that they got the word out and the media is running with it.

I write this because how can anyone with a straight face trust anything you say?  Your EGO blurs the lines on what to believe and what not to believe.  Your money and constant stock of yes men causes that same problem.  So in a nut shell i’m sticking with non fictional (most likely ) story of events.  Sorry about your loss moron.

Miggles finished college week one 3-3. Ehhhh who doest love payin juice.  I guess its better than ponying up for the loss.

NFL coverage and picks starting this tuesday.  STAY TUNED!!!!

Wister Miggles

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

Lock City: Money May Goes Heavy on Michigan

Miggles – This idiot is at again, betting 3 million on Michigan +14 against Alabama tomorrow night.   I’d like to say he knows what hes doing when he makes these bets, but I truly think hes doing this one to prove a point.  “Hey look at me I was in jail, I came out richer than ever and Im still relevant”.  Ill give him that, he is still relevant, but I also will give him his first week in jail when his lawyers were begging he be let home because the food and lack of excersise was ruining him as a boxer.  (You beat your wife you get bad food sucka).  Now back to him being an idiot…  Last time he did this he put a million on the Broncos to lose the AFC championship, the idiot hit it.  THEN he takes those winnings and puts 1.9 million on a regular season Clippers game, moran hit that too!  So I guessss we can say hes playing with the houses money on this one, BUT again I guarntee he does not have one clear reason why he likes Michigan in this game +14, and rumor has it he was leaning towards Bama before even making the bet. 69% of the bets placed in vegas on this game so far are taking Bama, I cant say one way or another cause it is a lot of points, but what I do know is I dont have to lay a penny on this game now, cause Money Moran gave me all the action I needed. Roll Tide!!!!  You see humans are a funny species we want the favorite to fall we want the arogant to look silly and Idiot formally know as Floyd Mayweather is both of those every single day of his life.  This may be the first and only time that the house is the underdog.  Oh and the last time you see me routing for them.

Miggles Pick – Please Alabama lay the wood to Money Mays bank account.

Fun fact he had to lay it across 9 different sports books to cover the 3 mill.

Wiser Miggles Reporting

Lock City: Wister Miggles College Pick of the Day

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NC State (0-0) vs. Tennessee (0-0)

Miggles – Tennessee returns 17 starters including QB Tyler Bray. They are also going to have to be without standout Da’Rick Rogers do to suspension. I actually dont think this causes too much concern for them has they still have a very good WR core with Justin Hunter and transfer Coradelle Patterson, both of which can handle the load lost by Rogers. NC State rests much of its hopes in the hands of Mike Glennon who by no means is a slouch. They are however returning with the same dismall run game they had a year ago, placing added presure on Glennon. State is also returning the NCAA leading 27 interception secondary, which will pose problems for pretty much any team they face. I do believe though that the SEC is just too much for State and it will come down to the unteachables of speed and strength. Im taking the Vol’s in a lower then expected scoring affiar.

Miggles Pick Tennessee – 3

Bonus Pick Under 53.5

Wister Miggles College Pick of the Night

8-4 Washington State Cougars and 10-3 Brigham Young Cougars begin their college football seasons on ESPN in Utah. Experienced BYU returns 7 starters on offense and 7 starters on defense.  Washington State only won 4 games last year and I don’t see this year being any different.  BYU won 10 games last year and is looking for a bowl birth this year.  BYU has to play Boise State, Hawaii, Utah, Utah State, Notre Dame and Georgia Tech this year.  This leaves them very little opportunity and makes games like this EXTREMELY important.  I look for them to make a point tonight and lay it on WSU.

 

Miggles pick BYU -11.5

Wister Miggles BCS Championship Prediction

Florida State (15-1)– With all their speed and having one of the top recruiting classes I dont hate this pick with these odds.

Oregon (12-1)– They lose LaMichael James, but still have a ton of talent.  If they can get through USC once or even better twice they are definitely a strong contender.

Oklahoma (10-1)Landry Jones is back, but no Broyles makes this one a tough pick for me at this price.

Alabama (5-1)- Losing your team to the NFL makes it tough to go back to back.

LSU (4-1)-I think Les Miles and LSU were exposed last year and without the Honey Badger I hate these odds.

USC (4-1)-If you have Matt Barkley you have a chance.  I know the price is high, but hey if its the winner its the winner.  I like USC this year.

Wister Miggles pick is USC

My semi long shot is Florida State.

WM

***Stay tuned for my Lock City College picks of the week***