Thursday, September 24, 2015

Week 4 Picks

I was 5-3 straight up and 5-3 against the spread last week. Not terrible. My record overall so far is 8-5 straight up and 7-6 against the spread.

Penn +27 at Villanova (this game is TONIGHT)

I think the Wildcats will beat the shaky-looking Quakers, but not by this much. Penn usually puts up a good fight in these games.

Cornell +26 at Yale

Yale should have little trouble winning this game, but I think the blowouts and huge scoring games of the Varga era are over.

Brown +19 at Harvard

I like Brown’s chances to make this a great game. Harvard will likely pull away late, but I don’t see them winning by more than 17 points or so.

Dartmouth -14 vs. Sacred Heart

I believe the Big Green are anxious to play a more dominating game after starting slowly against Georgetown last week. Sacred Heart is hard to read, but will have a very tough time Saturday.

Lehigh +10 ½ at Princeton

I think the Tigers are overrated after the win at Lafayette. Lehigh will win.

Fordham -14 ½ vs. Monmouth

The Rams are looking to show their power after getting a bit of a scare from Columbia. Fordham will cover.

Wagner -3 ½ vs. Lafayette

The Sea Hawks are desperate for a win. The Leopards got really exposed last week vs. Princeton. I like the home-standing Wagner to cover.

And for those of you wanting to know about Columbia’s line, it’s shrinking. Georgetown was originally favored by more than 7 points earlier this week, but now the spread is down to 5 ½.


alswingman said...

I don't see Dartmouth as a powerhouse favorite and Sacred Heart is no slouch. I'll take the points.

Cornell could very well be that bad but Reno shows sportsmanship (at times).

Brown has a shaky QB and Harvard shows no mercy. I'll give the points

Penn is in trouble. It's all downhill from here for them.

alswingman said...

It's all downhill except when Penn beats 'Nova? Ok, how did that happen?

Don Antaky said...

The Pope's visit caused a change in Nova Penn schedule. In a minor miracle, Penn knocks off the Cats 24-13. The Ivy League makes quite a statement. Penn apparently held serve the entire game.