By Dennis Fithian
What’s on tap this weekend in the wild world of football? So much — And the way I see it Michigan State is going to trounce Nebraska while Michigan falters against Northwestern.
Michigan State -6 @ Nebraska: Cornhuskers are a good November team at home, but will be hard pressed to score double digits on the Spartans.
Prediction: Michigan State 20, Nebraska 10
Michigan +3 @ Northwestern: This is the Wolverines best chance to get a win in their remaining games. That’s what it said here last week too.
Prediction: Northwestern 30, Michigan 24
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Wisconsin -24 vs Indiana: Line moving so much it could be 30 by game time. No matter Badgers all day.
Prediction: Wisconsin 50 Indiana 23
Auburn -3 vs Georgia:
Prediction: Auburn 23 Georgia 17
Stanford -3 @ USC:
Prediction: Stanford 30 USC 24
Arkansas State -7 vs Texas Tech:
Prediction: Arkansas State 38 Texas Tech 28
Detroit -2.5 @ Pittsburgh: The Lions confidence should be soaring after their last two wins. Detroit has way too much offense. Pittsburgh has one of the worst offenses I’ve seen this year. Weird even to type it; The Lions are a way better football team than the Steelers.
Prediction: Detroit 31 Pittsburgh 20
Philly -5 @ Washington:
Prediction: Philly 41 Washington 28
Cleveland +5.5 vs Cinci:
Prediction: Cleveland 24 Cinci 21
New Orleans -3 vs San Fran
Prediction: New Orleans 30 San Fran 23
NYGiants -4.5 vs Green Bay:
Prediction: NYGiants 30 Green Bay 21
Season totals against the spread: Picking Michigan 4-5, Michigan State 3-5, Lions 4-5
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