By: Dennis Fithian
Picking Michigan and Michigan State: 2-4
ND -5 vs. Michigan: After watching Michigan State and Purdue take on Notre Dame, I can’t see Michigan going down to South Bend and winning. Wolverines defensive line just can’t find the three replacements from last year’s starters up front. The Irish defense is improved. Three miracles the last three years runs out Saturday. I predicted my score at the end of the State game Saturday night on twitter.
Prediction Notre Dame 31 Michigan 24
Michigan State -33 vs. Eastern Michigan: Gigantic number. Take the points.
Prediction: Michigan State 50 Eastern Michigan 10
College football best bests: 1-1
Arkansas -7 vs. Rutgers: Hogs quarterback returns and so do teams that Arkansas can handle.
Prediction: Arkansas 35 Rutgers 24
Cal +13.5 @ USC: Cal played Ohio State and should have beat them, they will keep it close.
Prediction: Cal 21 USC 28
Detroit Lions season predictions: 1-1
Detroit -31/2 @ Tennessee: Lions didn’t play well and still were in the game Sunday night against the 49ers. Don’t see the Titans holding the Lions down like the Rams or 49ers.
Prediction: Detroit 28 Tennessee 21
Pro best bets season: 3-2
NY +2 at Carolina Thursday night football: Giants defensive line is active enough to hang in there in a shootout against Cam Newton.
Prediction New York 35 Carolina 31
San Fran -7 @ Minnesota: Vikings have opened up with two easy opponents Jax and Indy. That changes on Sunday.
Prediction: San Fran 30 Minnesota 17