Damico’s Depository: Week 2 College Football Picks and Locks

Damico’s Depository: Week 2 College Football Picks and Locks

by September 25, 2020 0 comments

Welcome back for another week of college football picks. This week, we are blessed with SEC football! It’s going to be an exciting weekend for sports and it will only get better in October when the Big 10 gets involved. Let’s take a look at my record so far.

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Outright Record: 15-4 (.790)

Spread Record: 12-7 (.632)

Lock Record: 3-2 (.600) (Two of my locks had their games postponed)

I love statistics, so I love keeping track of my record and percentages and I am not ashamed to admit when I had a bad week. I was pretty happy with my outright picks last week, although I’d like the percentage to be 80% on the year. Last week’s picks certainly could have been better, as my goal is 70 percent. What did I learn from the locks? Never bet on UTEP.

Let’s get into this week.

Kansas State at 3 Oklahoma (-27.5)

Outright: Oklahoma

Spread: Oklahoma

Yes, Kansas State upset Oklahoma last year, but that was at their home stadium. Spencer Rattler and the Sooners will get their revenge on the Wildcats, who lost to Arkansas State in their first match. I’m not confident enough to lock Oklahoma in on the spread, but I think they’ll make light work of the Wildcats.

23 Kentucky at 8 Auburn (-7.5)

Outright: Auburn

Spread: Auburn

I have Auburn covering, but it will not be by much. I’m excited to see what kind of leap Bo Nix makes in his sophomore season, but I doubt he comes out and lights the world on fire. If I had to make a score prediction, I’d say 23-13 Auburn. 

24 Louisville at 21 Pittsburgh (-3)

Outright: Louisville

Spread: Louisville

Last week, I had a sneaking suspicion that Miami would take down Louisville on the road, and this week, I have the same feeling, but in favor of the Cardinals. I don’t think Pittsburgh looked very impressive against a bad Syracuse team last week. I’m not sold on Kenny Pickett and the Panthers offense. Cardinals by a touchdown.

5 Florida (-13.5) at Ole Miss

Outright: Florida

Spread: Florida (Lock)

I don’t think Ole Miss is good enough to keep this game within two touchdowns. Let’s see if all the hype surrounding Florida was true or not. I believe in Kyle Trask and I think it shouldn’t be much of a challenge to win this game by two touchdowns.

13 UCF (-27) at East Carolina

Outright: UCF

Spread: UCF

Georgia Southern at 19 Louisiana (-11.5)

Outright: Louisiana

Spread: Louisiana

Georgia Tech (-8) at Syracuse 

Outright: Georgia Tech

Spread: Syracuse (Lock)

Georgia State (-2.5) at Charlotte

Outright: Georgia State

Spread: Georgia State

Campbell at Appalachian State (-35.5)

Outright: Appalachian State

Spread: Campbell

Florida International at Liberty (-7.5)

Outright: Liberty

Spread: FIU

Iowa State at TCU (-2.5)

Outright: TCU

Spread: TCU

Tulane (-3.5) at Southern Miss

Outright: Tulane

Spread: Tulane

Mississippi State at 6 LSU (-16.5)

Outright: LSU

Spread: LSU

8 Texas (-17.5) at Texas Tech

Outright: Texas

Spread: Texas Tech

22 Army at 14 Cincinnati (-13.5)

Outright: Cincinnati

Spread: Army (Lock)

West Virginia at 15 Oklahoma State (-7)

Outright: Oklahoma State

Spread: Oklahoma State (Lock)

UTEP at UL Monroe (-9.5)

Outright: UL Monroe

Spread: Utep (Uh Oh)

4 Georgia (-27.5) at Arkansas

Outright: Georgia

Spread: Georgia

Duke at Virginia (-5)

Outright: Virginia

Spread: Virginia

2 Alabama (-27.5) at Missouri

Outright: Alabama

Spread: Alabama

Houston Baptist at Louisiana Tech (-23.5)

Outright: Louisiana Tech

Spread: Houston Baptist

SF Austin at SMU (-34.5)

Outright: SMU

Spread: SMU

Vanderbilt at 10 Texas A&M (-31)

Outright: Texas A&M

Spread: Vandy (Lock)

Florida State at 12 Miami (-11)

Outright: Miami

Spread: Miami

16 Tennessee (-3.5) at South Carolina

Outright: Tennessee (something tells me I’m going to regret this)

Spread: Tennessee

Kansas at Baylor (-17.5)

Outright: Baylor

Spread: Baylor (Lock)

NC State at Virginia Tech (-7)

Outright: Virginia Tech

Spread: Virginia Tech

Troy at BYU (-14)

Outright: BYU
Spread: BYU

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