Hlastradamus once patronized a dog-racing track in the 16th Century. His rule of thumb was to go with a dog on a winning streak until it stopped winning.
Iowa has beaten Indiana the last four years. The prophet thinks 5 follows 4. In fact, the base-10 numeral system tells us that is so.
Oh by the way, Hlastradamus was a woeful 2-4 last week for a season-record of 23-21-1, down from 21-12-1 two weeks ago. So take his Iowa pick with a grain of salt. Or a sprig of parsley.
Iowa +1.5 at Indiana. Even a noted prophet can pander to the audience from time to time.
Purdue +3.5 vs. Penn State. That Penn State team that seemed so powerful at Iowa two weeks ago? Not all is as it seems.
LSU +9.5 vs. Alabama. Come on. It’s LSU, maybe the most-intimidating place in college football. LSU hasn’t lost at home in over three years.
Florida -17 vs. Missouri. Because Mizzou doesn’t belong in the SEC.
Ohio State -27.5 vs. Illinois. This could be a name-the-score deal for the Buckeyes. OSU quarterback Braxton Miller is averaging 291.11 yards and 2.67 touchdowns per game. Illinois averages 317.4 yards and 2.38 TDs.
Texas +7 at Texas Tech. That’s four underdogs for the seer. A kennel of winning is what it is.