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Spread ‘Em: Championship Week

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 Week 13’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:
Oklahoma -7
TCU will have problems scoring 10 points, what an atrocity of a season for the Horned Frogs. Fucking douches.

Georgia +8
I get an extra point because I jumped on this at the right time. Although I don’t disagree with what Brewer said, the biggest reason Bama has problems is that Saban just isn’t that good of a coach. He wouldn’t even be considered for a Big East East job at this point. 7th best MAC team.

Florida State -14
Agreed, GT is in trouble, already petitioning for a bowl as they didn’t play enough FBS schools.

WVU -21
I don’t normally like big spreads, but WVU can’t throw up 21 in the first 10 minutes, so you know…Charlie Weis.

South Alabama +6
Because why not? Hawaii is just putrid.

Though a lifelong Notre Dame fan and unapologetic homer, RV actually can appreciate other teams and evaluate talent accordingly. RV clocked in at 3-1 in Week 13, bringing his season total to 21-14 against the spread, meaning he’s running 60% on the season.

Jason “Rothstein” Brewer’s Picks:
Kent State +6½
If nothing else because I want to see them make the BCS Bowl! Go MACtion

UCLA +9 (-115)
Went back n forth on this game. When in doubt take the dog.

Georgia +7 (-105)
I SMELL UPSET!!!!! ‘Bama is HORRIBLE against decent QBs.. and Georgia has one. Annnnnnd ‘Bama doesn’t have a pass rusher and Georgia’s is a “traditional passing QB”. I’ll gladly take the points and wouldn’t be surprised if they win outright!

Kansas State -11½
I’ve had a soft spot for Optimus Klein for winning me so much money this year… ride em till the end!

Florida State -14
Opposite could be said for FSU for always fucking the spread. Hopefully they rebound from being Gator Bait and don’t embarrass me.

Nebraska -3
The B1G is still playing!?! Meh

For the college season, Jason is running along at 20-23, or 47% and that’s after 2-11 the last two weeks. That means he’s due. You can follow along with Jason as he makes his weekly college picks and where he really excels: the NFL at @brewerjason.

Alan’s Picks:
Boise State (-8.5)
Alabama (-8.5)
Nebraska (-3)
Oklahoma State (-5)
Connecticut (+4.5)

No witty commentary from me, as I let me record do the smack talking. Decent week 13 for me, clocking in at 5-4, bringing my season total to 24-12, or 67% against the spread. Probably a couple more coming tomorrow on our Twitter site @overthepylon.


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