Picks for 10/29/22
12:00 PM EST
TCU/WVU Over 68.5 (win)
TCU has been on fire this year, sitting at 7-0. Most people expect them to roll over the Mountaineers today, but WVU is coming off an awful loss last week to Texas Tech and will be eggar to play this game. TCU has an explosive offense going up against a weak West Virginia defense. The Horned Frogs will put up points today. WVU Quarterback JT Daniels can find his targets, and Tony Mathis can run the ball. The general public is all over TCU, and it’s shady they are only 7.5 favorites. Crazy things happen at the Noon kickoff hour. Look for a lot of points. Take the Over.
3:30 PM EST
Kansas State -1.5 over Oklahoma State (win)
This afternoon’s game will be exciting between the Cowboys and Wildcats. Oklahoma State has been weak at stopping the run, so I expect Deuce Vaughn to have a big day. Kansas State QB Adrian Martinez is a game-time decision, but Will Howard is a good backup who knows the system well, being he has plenty of starting experience in the last two years. Oklahoma State QB Spencer Sanders isn’t 100 percent and has looked off the previous few weeks. The Wildcats have the home crowd behind them and should win this huge Big-12 game today. Take Kansas State.
3:30 PM EST
UCF -1 over Cincinnati (win)
Cincinnati is 6-1 on the year but has struggled to win games the last couple of weeks. UCF has improved tremendously and could catch the Bearcats today, who are begging for a loss. The Knights have a great running game led by Isaiah Bowser, and QB John Rhys Plumlee can find receivers downfield. Cincinnati has a good defense, but it is a shell of what it was last year after the graduation of a lot of their top tacklers. Look for the Knights to chew up the clock and time of possession by running the football, which will limit the Bearcats’ touches on offense. Cincinnati has struggled to stop the run so that we could see a huge home win for the Knights today. Take UCF.
7:30 PM EST
Texas Tech -2.5 over Baylor (loss)
Baylor hits the road tonight to take on Texas Tech, who is unbeaten at home. To win on the road, you need a strong running game. Baylor’s running game is OK, but it is very young. There are no natural running backs with significant yardage from last year’s team on this current roster. Texas Tech is coming off a monster win the previous weekend against WVU, and the confidence in the locker room is sky-high. The Red Raiders had a demanding schedule to start the year and have weathered the storm, now looking to get to a big bowl game. Tyler Shough has been a passing machine and should have another big performance today. Take Texas Tech.
8:03 PM EST
Phillies/Astros Over 7 runs (push)
The Astros were up 5-0 yesterday with Justin Verlander on the mound. That is a win 100/100 times, except yesterday, it wasn’t. Houston failed to score another run after the third inning, and Philly crept their way back in the game for the eventual win. The Phillies are red-hot and have a unique bond where everyone picks up the next guy. The Phillies are outstanding against left-handers and should have another big offensive game today. Houston is in serious trouble and must not leave too many men on base tonight, or they will be in a 0-2 series hole going back to Philly. Both offenses were built to crush the ball. Look for a lot of runs. Take the Over.