Hlastradamus: The hot prophet rides Hawkeyes again

Your seer is rolling like the Tide

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March 28, 2014 | 9:18 pm

You can't keep a good prophet down.

Hlastradamus was standing on his head or something a month ago. He went 0-5 against the spread in Week 1 of the college football season, and was 4-11 after three weeks. But he followed up his dazzling 5-0 effort in Week 4 with a fine 3-1-1 last week, and is now 12-12-1 this year.

Let's see your centuries-old football forecaster pull himself out of a hole like that.

Now it's time for Hlastradamus to open up his engines and let 'em roar, then tear up the highway like a big old dinosaur.

Iowa +1 vs. Michigan State. The Hawkeyes have covered the last three weeks. The prophet will keep riding this one because a) it keeps covering and b) it's cheap and easy pandering to the Iowa audience.

Nebraska -10 vs. Illinois. That's a lot of points, but when was the last time Illinois left home and played well? The Illini haven't even covered in their last seven games away from Champaign, let alone won.

Northwestern +7 vs. Ohio State. If the Wildcats win, their fans will clink their champagne glasses together extra-loudly.

Indiana +3.5 vs. Penn State. In Week 6, this is Penn State's first official road game of the season. Hlastradamus didn't develop a rich, rewarding social life by staying home all the time.

Maryland +16 at Florida State. Maryland is 4-0 against the spread. It's 4-0, period. The Terrapins are the Bullies of the Big Ten That Aren't In the Big Ten Yet.

 

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