By: Dennis Fithian
College football best bests: 20-10
Northern Illinois -71/2 Kent State @ Ford Field: Golden Flashes story getting into the top 25 has been a great one. However, all the money in Vegas this week is moved toward the Huskies.
Prediction: Northern Illinois 38 Kent State 30
UCLA +8.5 @ Stanford: Bruins have enough to keep it close.
Prediction: Stanford 28 UCLA 24
Texas +10.5 Kansas State: When it’s going to be a shootout take the double digit dog.
Prediction: Kansas State 40 Texas 33
Georgia +7.5 Alabama @ Georgia Dome: Dogs quarterback Aaron Murray moves up draft boards with a solid performance.
Prediction: Alabama 24 Georgia 20
Wisconsin +3 Nebraska @ Lucas Oil: Call this game the Badger Invitational. *UPSET*
Prediction: Wisconsin 28 Nebraska 21
Detroit Lions season predictions: 7-4
Lions -5 vs. Colts: Detroit is good enough to hang with Green Bay and Houston despite the late losses the last two weeks.
Lions are losing all the games that they won last year. If Brandon Pettigrew makes a catch against the Titans and the Texans the Lions are 6-5.
Prediction: Detroit 20 Indy 13
Pro best bets season: 18-20-1
Rams +7 vs. Niners: San Fran looks like the best team in the league. However, St Louis can hang around with a running game and a big leg kicker.
Prediction: Niners 28 Rams 23
Jets -4 vs. Cards: Jets have found the team with a worse quarterback situation than theirs.
Prediction. NY 23 AZ 17
Dolphins +7 vs. Pats
Giants -21/2 @ Skins