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Spread Em: Week 8

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. You can check out last week’s picks here as a sort of fact check for the referenced weekly and season records below.

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:
Penn State (+3) @ Iowa
Indiana (+3) @ Navy
Toledo (+7) v. Cincinnati
Clemson (-10) v. Virginia Tech
Ohio state (-21) v. Purdue

Though a lifelong Notre Dame fan and unapologetic homer, RV actually can appreciate other teams and evaluate talent accordingly. RV clocked in at 3-2 in Week 7, and since that was the first week we did this super awesome fun time, that’s also his season record. Ask any gambler and a 60% rate of return is not bad at all.

Jason “Rothstein” Brewer’s Picks:
Texas A&M (+3.5) v. LSU
Clemson (-8.5) v. Virginia Tech
Louisville (-7.5) v. South Florida
Miami (+17.5) v. Florida State
Stanford (-2.5) @ Cal
Baylor (+11) @ Texas
Northwestern (+5) v. Nebraska
Kent State (-4) v. Western Michigan

Last week saw Jason go 3-3, but to be fair, the backdoor cover for SC v. LSU was the baddest of bad beats. 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 3-3 so far for the season.

Alan’s Picks:
Louisville (-6) v. South Florida
Rutgers (-3.5) v. Temple
West Virginia (-2.5) v. Kansas State
Notre Dame (-12.5) v. BYU
Baylor (+8.5) v. Texas

Last week, I broke my cardinal rule and bet on one of the teams I’m passionate about, taking Kentucky and 17.5 points against Arkansas. The bloody outcome of that game was actually called earlier than expected thanks to a lightning delay, and as such, the wager was refunded. So that totally didn’t count! Therefore, I’m 2-2 on the season. Strange .500 still is .500.

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