Pac-12 picks, Week 8: Please don't bet on these games
If you do, at least bet against me.
A reader emailed last week to let me know that, like my pal in Week 2, he, too, planned to place a small bet on a parlay using my Week 7 picks.
I didn’t tell him to do it, but I didn’t stop him, either.
Shame on me.
Across a six-game slate, I predicted only one result correctly against the spread: Oregon State’s 36-24 win over UCLA, as a 3.5-point favorite. The next-best result was a push in the Washington-Oregon game.
Otherwise, I’m staring at four gigantic misses: Stanford winning straight-up in Boulder as 11.5-point underdogs (but it looked so good at halftime!); Notre Dame destroying USC, with the Irish favored by 2.5; Arizona stomping Washington State, after I picked the Cougars to cover 7.5; and Utah cruising past Cal by 20 points as a 10.5-point favorite.
It all leaves me just one game above .500 against the spread this season.
But there is no rest for the weary (or for the very, very wrong). We’re back at it with a four-game schedule this week. All games Saturday. All lines courtesy of BetMGM.
Last week: 1-4-1 ATS (3-3 straight up)
Season: 24-23-1 (48-8)