By: Dennis Fithian

Michigan State pick em @ Iowa: Spartans look worse on offense than expected. The opposite is true about the Hawkeyes.

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Prediction: Iowa 24 Michigan State 20


Michigan -19 vs. Minnesota: Expect Devin Gardner to look like Denard Robinson on Saturday. A lot of running and taking a sack when not able to set his feet in the pocket. Wolverines win, but still like the opponent with points.

Prediction: Michigan 35 Minnesota 17


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South Carolina -21 vs. Kentucky: Gamecocks couldn’t role Vandy, but this time around should be able to put away the Wildcats with ease.

Prediction South Carolina 41 Kentucky 17


Arizona State -5 @ Notre Dame: Irish not really impressive anywhere.

Prediction: Arizona State 35 Notre Dame 27


Georgia -10.5 @ Tennessee: Good teams have blown out Vols this season.

Prediction: Georgia 34 Tennessee 20


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Detroit +8 @ Green Bay: Lions appear to have the ability to stay within striking distance into the fourth quarter against the Packers. The bye week, the desperation and the home field advantage has the Pack wining a close one.

Prediction: Green Bay 31 Detroit 27


Cincinnati -1 vs. NE: Banged up Pats aren’t going to run the table.

Prediction: Cincinnati 35 NE 28


KC -3 @ Tennessee: Titans defense and special teams rule the day.

Prediction: Tennessee 17 KC 13


Denver -9 @ Dallas: Payton has been perfect thus far this season. Expect the perfect season to continue but not a perfect game in Texas.

Prediction: Denver 38 Dallas 30



Season totals against the spread: Picking Michigan 4-0, Michigan State 2-2, Lions 2-2

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