Picks for 10/22/22
12:00 PM EST
Rotation # 326
Rutgers -3.5 over Indiana win)
Rutgers comes into this afternoon’s game 0-3 in the conference, looking for a conference win. The Scarlet Knights had two weeks to prepare, and I believe coach Greg Schiano will have his team ready to play against an Indiana team with a lousy defense. The Hoosiers offense is banged up as well, and believe it or not, the Rutgers Defense is rated top 10 in the country in yards per game allowed. The Scarlet Knights will finally have their quarterbacks healthy today, as the rest helped them. Indiana can’t run the ball well and is one-dimensional as they only throw it. It’s hard to win on the road if you don’t have a full-functioning offense. Take Rutgers.
3:30 PM EST
Rotation # 379
Texas -5.5 over Oklahoma State (loss)
This game makes you scratch your head why the line keeps jumping up in Oklahoma State’s favor despite the fact the public money is on them big. This game will have significant wind gusts, so the running game will determine who wins. I believe the Vegas oddsmakers know something we don’t know about Spencer Sanders. There is no reason for the Longhorns to be favored, let alone by this much. Look for Bijan Robinson to have a field day and for Quinn Ewers to find his open targets when available. Spencer Sanders is known for his feet but is not 100%, and I believe the longhorns will contain him enough to win the road battle. Take Texas.
3:30 PM EST
Rotation # 384
LSU -1.5 over Ole Miss(win)
Ole Miss has been perfect this season, but all their challenging games have been in front of their home crowd. Tiger Stadium is a tough place to play, and I believe Ole Miss is slightly overrated at 7-0 on the year. The Rebels are made up of many transfers this season, as no team was hit harder by graduation. I am unsure if this group is ready to face the crazy crowd they are about to see today. Jayden Daniels is a decent QB, and I believe the Tigers will put up points today. No offense to Ole Miss, but I think they are overvalued at this point in the season. Take LSU.
7:30 PM EST
Rotation # 324
South Carolina +3 over Texas A&M (win)
Texas A&M hits the road today, missing their best wide receiver from last year against South Carolina. Ananias Smith will miss the rest of the year, and the Aggies will also be starting Haynes King, who doesn’t have the same experience as Max Johnson. South Carolina will run the ball and has a favorable matchup against the Aggies’ rush defense, which is below average. Texas A&M is not a great road team. The Gamecocks have a three-game win streak and are looking to build on it at home today. Take South Carolina.
7:45 PM EST
Padres/Phillies Over 8 (win)
Phillies starter Bailey Falter is a young pitcher with no playoff experience. Look for the Padres to get after him early in this game after failing on many close chances last night. Mike Clevinger gets the start for San Diego, and he has not looked sharp this year and has looked evil in postseason action. The Phillies should be able to put up runs at their hitter-friendly stadium. Look for a high-scoring game. Take the Over.