Posted: 11:56 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013
By Jared E. Smith
We've made it all the way to Week 7 all! So far, the TNIAAM Pick'em Contest has featured some really good early weeks, but as we've progressed the results keep getting worse and worse. (That is how Vegas makes its money.)
The most consistent picker has been TNIAAM contributor Dan Lyons, who has yet to have a week below .500 and sits in third place overall. The rest of the leaders are riding really strong weeks, however, one bad week can drop them quickly in the standings.
As for the Week 7 lines, there's some interesting tidbit to take note of: First, there's four home teams that are underdogs with three of those teams -- Washington, Texas and Kansas St. -- getting double-digits.
Second -- which is more of a question -- who is going to take Boston College, which is a HUGE underdog; or Syracuse, which is getting a touchdown on the road?
Third, the ever so dependable Florida State Seminoles, who are 4-1 against the spread this season, are not on the docket this week, so you can't pick them.
Here are the Week 7 lines. As always, an easier copy & paste list is in the comments section.
Noon ET on ESPNU - Pittsburgh at No. 24 Virginia Tech (-9)
Game opened with Hokies as 8.5-point favorites.
12:30 p.m. ET on ESPN GamePlan - Navy at Duke(-3)
Midshipmen opened as 1-point underdogs.
3:30 p.m. ET on ESPNU - Virginia at Maryland (-7)
Terps opened as 5.5-point favorites.
3:30 p.m. ET on ACC Network - Syracuse at NC State (-7)
Orange opened as 4.5-point underdogs.
3:30 p.m. ET on ABC/ESPN 2 - Boston College at Clemson (-24.5)
Tigers opened as 21-point favorites.
7 p.m. ET on ESPNU - Georgia Tech at BYU (-7)
Yellow Jackets opened as 4-point underdogs.
4 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1 - No. 2 Oregon at No. 16 Washington (+13.5)
Ducks opened as 12-point favorites.
Noon ET on ESPN - No. 25 Missouri at No. 7 Georgia (-8)
Tigers opened as 10-point underdogs.
3:30 p.m. ET on CBS - No. 17 Florida at No. 10 LSU (-7)
Tigers opened as 6.5-point favorites.
Noon ET on ABC - No. 12 Oklahoma at Texas (+14)
Longhorns opened as 13-point underdogs.
3:30 p.m. ET on ABC/ESPN 2 - No. 19 Northwestern at Wisconsin (-10.5)
Badgers opened as 10-point favorites.
3:30 p.m. ET on FOX - No. 15 Baylor at Kansas St. (+17)
Wildcats opened as 10.5-point underdogs.
5 p.m. ET on ESPN - No. 18 Michigan at Penn State (+3)
Wolverines opened as 1-point favorites.