Hlastradamus: Hot as a couch in West Virginia and picking Iowa to cover again this week

The prophet continues to show you the light and the way

Published: October 19 2012 | 8:00 am - Updated: 1 April 2014 | 2:13 am in

Why has Hlastradamus not heard from the legions of you believers who are now driving fancier cars, eating better food, and lounging on the beaches of Monte Carlo?

Where's the gratitude for the prophet going 3-2 last week to improve his season-record against the Nevada point spreads to 21-12-1 (20-9-1 since Week 2)?

This from last week is a typical sampling of the wisdom the sage has provided to you:

Texas Tech +3.5 vs. West Virginia. This is the Big 12, West Virginia. And you canít get psyched up to play at that kind of level you showed at Texas last week and against Baylor the week before. The un-psycher is going from Austin one week to Lubbock the next.

Uh, the final score was Texas Tech 49, weary West Virginia 14.

The prophet also told you Iowa would cover against Michigan State.

Hlastradamus continues to do your heavy mental lifting this week, with this week's medley of money-makers.

Iowa -3 vs. Penn State. The Nittany Lions are catching Iowa at the wrong time. The Hawkeyes are feeling good about themselves, and have the home fans behind them for a primo prime-time performance. Not even Hlastradamus can guarantee Iowa's passing game will be, you know, a passing game. But the prophet sees this as being tough sledding for the visitors.

Ohio State -18.5 vs. Purdue. Sadly, the Boilermaker Special is a train that has jumped the tracks. Ohio State may score each time it gets the ball. Purdue will not.

West Virginia -3 vs. Kansas State. Hlastradamus believes it's difficult for a team to play a second-straight tough road game. K-State had its hands full at Iowa State last week. It is now a stranger in a strange land, where couches burn, beer is sold in the stadium, and the Mountaineers can hang a 70 on any given day at home.

Tennessee +20 vs. Alabama. Making a pick like this is how one gets to be a prophet. Bama has to go a little flat one of these days. Saturday will be that day.

Western Kentucky -3.5 vs. Louisiana Monroe. Why? Because Western Kentucky has 15 straight covers. As Pregame.com's RJ Bell informed the seer this week, if you had started with a $100 bet on the Hilltoppers and let the winnings ride, you would now have $1.63 million.

 
 

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