By: Dennis Fithian
Picking Michigan and Michigan State: 7-11
Michigan -10.5 vs. Northwestern: Cats keep the game in single digits. Hoping Michigan gets creative with their offense:
Prediction: Michigan 31 Northwestern 24
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College football best bests: 16-5
TCU +7 vs. Kansas State: It’s the time of the year where you start to see some of the unbeatens go down on the road to decent teams.
Prediction: TCU 35 Kansas State 31
Syracuse +21/2 vs. Louisville: See above.
Prediction: Syracuse 30 Louisville 29
North Carolina -9 vs. Georgia Tech: Tarheels will cover the relatively small number when you consider the Yellow Jackets defense.
North Carolina 50 Georgia Tech 31
Detroit Lions season predictions: 5-3
Detroit -2 @ Minnesota: Christian Ponder hasn’t played well in weeks and Percy Harvin is banged up. Lions must win this game if they want to go to the playoffs.
Prediction: Detroit 26 Minnesota 23
Pro best bets season: 13-13
Miami -6 vs. Tennessee: If the Dolphins want to be a playoff team then this is a must win.
Prediction: Miami 28 Tennessee 20
Seattle -6 vs. NY Jets: Seahawks are an automatic pick at home. Especially against a dysfunctional Jets team.
Prediction: Seattle 30 New York 17
Denver -4 @ Carolina: This one has blow out written all over it. I would’ve put the line in double figures.
Prediction: Denver 41 Carolina 24
Baltimore -71/2 vs. Oakland: If Doug Martin can run for over 250 on the Raiders defense, then what will Ray Rice go for?
Prediction: Baltimore 38 Oakland 24