Chode’s College Football Picks: Week 13

Sports and Bets — November 21, 2014 at 3:07 pm by

With a couple of strong performances from Virginia Tech and Washington last Saturday we started moving in the right direction again. 18-14 on the season isn’t getting crushed, but it’s not the goal. All season I have been searching for an undefeated College Football Saturday. Let’s see if this weekend can be the one.

 Game 1:  Air Force @ San Diego State

*Friday Night Special     9:30 PM CBS Sports Network

Line: San Diego State -6

Chode’s Pick: San Diego State

Air Force is 8-2 and I know they should not be taken too lightly. Especially when San Diego State is only 5-3. What’s important about this game though is that it is being played at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego where the Aztecs happen to be 4-0 this season. Also both of Air Force’s losses this season have come on the road.
Game 2: Stanford @ California   

4PM Fox Sports One

Line: Stanford -6

Chode’s Pick: Stanford

I know what you’re thinking. Two favorites in a row for The Chode??? I know it doesn’t sound like me, but I like the Stanford Cardinal on the road. Both of these teams are 5-5 overall and both have three Pac-12 conference wins. Based on that, you might think that this should be a close game, but I disagree. Stanford is coming off of two consecutive losses with the most recent being a 2OT loss to #23 Utah. I have a good feeling that the Cardinals, who are giving up the 7th fewest points in college football, show up pissed off Saturday. Stanford will make a statement against Cal by beating them by a few touchdowns.
Game 3: Cincinnati @ Connecticut  

8PM CBS Sports Network

Line: Cincinnati -10

Chode’s Pick: Connecticut

Back to picking dogs on this one. Cincy at 6-3  is a much stronger team than the 2-7 Connecticut Huskies. Connecticut did beat a good UCF team a few weeks ago, and also played East Carolina tough on a Thursday night in October. Remember, we’re not betting the Huskies to win outright. We just need UCONN to show some respect for themselves and the game of football and keep this one close enough to cover.

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