College Football Week 9 Bets

Another week with, same results.  My picks were 1-1 and King Nom once again was a loser.  Things are going to be different this week, mark my words!  Joining us this week as our guest picker is Bologna Fonseca.  Bologna is ⅓ of the Chicago Sports Bums.  Check out their weekly podcast, featuring the 108 on their most recent episode, for all things Chicago sports as well as some fun nonsense.  Additionally, Bologna is currently at the top of the leaderboard of the #108WeightLoss challenge.  (Keep up the good work!) 

Brew Hand Bet One: Pitt at North Carolina (Over 65.5)

Pitt and Coach Narduzzi greatly pride themselves on defense, however, North Carolina’s offense is a well oiled machine led by stud QB Drake Maye. UNC will be prepared as they are coming off of a bye week whereas Pitt is coming off a terrible loss to Louisville.  On the other side, North Carolina’s defense tends to not show up to games.  This will be a problem for UNC, as Pitt running back Israel Abanikanda leads the NCAA in all-purpose yards and is tied for the lead in rushing touchdowns on the season.  Sit back and enjoy the fireworks for this game and grab the total at 65.5 before it jumps even more.  

Brew Hand Bet Two: Ohio State at Penn State (Penn State 1st Half +8.5)

Happy Valley is a tough place for visiting teams to play.  The crowd will be raucous and Penn State will be coming out firing on defense.  Ohio State, meanwhile, tends to start out games slow and then wears down their opponent as the game progresses.  Additionally, Penn State has always played Ohio State tough.  Ohio State could pull away in the second half, but Penn State will be ready to punch Ohio State in the mouth at kickoff.  

King Nom’s #108ing Bet: Ohio State at Penn State (Ohio State -15)

I’m a bit shaken up.  Am I really a Mush?!  It certainly feels that way after Cincinnati got outscored 13-0 last week in the 4th quarter and allowed the back door cover.  Maybe Chorizy is right, maybe you’s should fade my picks.  Then I saw a tweet from our guy Sammy P over at the Chicken Dinner Podcast and it restored my confidence.  

“In a space full of endless check marks, it’s important to understand that we all experience failure.  All of us.”  Just like that my confidence is restored!  Today we ride with THE Ohio State Buckeyes -15.  We will be victorious and the winning wont’ stop until the season is over!

Guest Picker- Bologna: Northwestern at Iowa (Over 37.5)

An underachieving team with a stagnant offense.  Where have we heard that before?  Logic, statistics and trends tell me to stay away from this game.  Iowa’s offense is statistically the worst in the nation.  Northwestern has lost 12 of its last 13 games.  I can easily see this game finishing with a 6-3 baseball score.  Unfortunately for your boy Bologna, he bets with his gut and not with his brains.  A gut that is drastically being reduced thanks to the #108WeightLoss challenge.  But still big, bold and stupid enough to think the over is due.  Like when Krusty the Clown bet against the Harlem Globetrotters.  Speaking of The Simpsons, shout out Kirk Ferentz who at the moment is very much in the doghouse, Kirk Van Houten style.  

-Brew Hand Luke

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