Joe can count on his hand the number of times he has finished a week above .500 against the spread in the past three seasons. Amazingly, last week was one of those times.
Faced with one of the more challenging set of games in the three-year run of Joe vs. the Pro, Joseph Goodman, the Herald’s national college football columnist, finished 6-2 against the spread and 4-4 straight up. For the season, Joe is 51-21 straight up and 34-33 against the spread. Joe has never been above .500 against the spread this late in the season.
While Joe is finally having a respectable season, the Pro, Lee Sterling of ParamountSports.com, continues to increase his lead. Last week, Sterling went 5-3 against the spread and 5-3 straight up. Overall, Sterling is 52-20 straight up and 38-29 against the spread.
This week’s picks:
Alabama at LSU (Alabama by 9.5)
Missouri at Florida (UF by 17)
Pittsburgh at Notre Dame (ND by 16.5)
Southern Methodist at Central Florida (UCF by 12)
Connecticut at South Florida (USF by 8)
Oregon at Southern California (Oregon by 8)
Florida Atlantic at Navy (Navy by 16)
Florida International at South Alabama (FIU by 3.5)