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Spread ‘Em: Week 7

For your OTP staff, there are two things we love without apology. College football and making money. But why should we continue to keep these two passions in private when they go so well together. Each week we’ll be bringing you our picks against the dreaded spread and where we’re actually putting our money. Myself, your fearless OTP leader, as well as RV and a resident newbie to the OTP family will give you our selections to help make your Saturday more exciting, pay for junior’s college fund, or your growing meth habit. We’re not judging. We promise.

The spreads are when we placed the wagers, so they may be changing a bit by the time you can either get to a sportsbook, go online, or find a bookie in a seedy backroom of your local watering hole.

RV’s Picks:
Auburn (+5) v. Mississippi
North Carolina (-7) v. Miami
Washington (+12) v. USC
Iowa State (+8) v. Kansas State
Florida (-8) v. Vandy

RV has followed college football for basically his entire life and could probably rattle off every Notre Dame player ever. True story. Since this is the first week of Spread ‘Em, RV is 0-0, but don’t let that stop you from laughing all the way to the bank with his selections.

Jason “Rothstein” Brewer’s Picks:
Pittsburgh (+3) v. Louisville
Oklahoma (-3.5) v. Texas
Washington (+13) v. USC
Iowa State (+7) v. Kansas State
Missouri (+21.5) v. Alabama
LSU (-3) v. South Carolina

Jason has been running at about a 60% clip this season, but that does include his NFL selections. What’s that you say? You’d like to see those as well as his college football choices as soon as they’re ready? You should follow him on Twitter then at @brewerjason. His record in Spread ‘Em is 0-0 so far, and for now, is tied with us for the lead.

Alan’s Picks:
Boise State (-7) v. Fresno State
West Virginia (-2) v. Texas Tech
Kentucky (+17.5) v. Arkansas
South Carolina (Moneyline) v. LSU
Louisville (-1.5) v. Pitt

I’m breaking my cardinal rule in that I’m betting on Kentucky. However, as much of a dumpster fire as Arkansas has been this season, I’m feeling it. Biggest risk this week is South Carolina on the road at LSU, but with a great offense and a stagnant LSU offense, I’ll take a Top 5 team on a moneyline anytime I can get it. Like the other two, I’m 0-0 so far this season in Pick ‘Em, but running just a shade under 60% on the season.

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