Week 2 Picks
Okay, I’m feeling pretty good after my first week of picking with the spread.
Let’s review my choices from last week and how I did:
Georgetown at Yale (Yale is favored by 11 ½)
JAKE SAID: “I am taking Georgetown and the 11 ½ points while I still pick Yale to win the game outright.”
RESULTS: Yup. Yale won, but by just 5 points. 1-0 and 1-0 Against the Spread.
Stony Brook at Brown (Brown is favored by 7 ½)
JAKE SAID: “The 7 ½ point spread is way too generous in my opinion, especially since I think Stony Brook will win the game too.”
RESULTS: I was right about the spread, but wrong about the winner. 1-1 and 2-0 ATS.
Princeton at Lehigh (Lehigh is favored by 5 ½ points)
JAKE SAID: “I’m taking Lehigh and giving the 5 1/2 points.”
RESULTS: Double winner there. 2-1 and 3-0 ATS.
Dartmouth at Bucknell (Dartmouth is favored by 4 points)
JAKE SAID: “I’ll take Dartmouth and give the four points.”
RESULTS: Dartmouth won by 23. 3-1 and 4-0 ATS.
Cornell at Wagner (Cornell is favored by 4 ½ points)
JAKE SAID: “I’ll take the Big Red and give the 4 ½ points.”
RESULTS: Worst pick of the week by me. 3-2 and 4-1 ATS
Holy Cross at Harvard (Harvard is favored by 3 points)
JAKE SAID: “I’ll take Harvard and give the three points.”
RESULTS: Harvard wins in a blowout. 4-2 and 5-1 ATS.
Lafayette at Penn (Penn is favored by 11 ½ points)
JAKE SAID: “Take the Leopards and grab the 11 ½ points, but expect Penn to win.”
RESULTS: Perhaps my best pick of the week. 5-2 and 6-1 ATS.
Towson at Villanova (Villanova favored by 31 points)
JAKE SAID: “I say take Towson and grab the 31 points, but Villanova is still a shoo-in to win the actual game.”
RESULTS: So close… Towson wasn’t able to cover. 6-2 and 6-2 ATS.
6-2 against the spread!!!! But as they say in ads for diet pills, I realize these “results may not be typical.”
However, if I keep this up I am moving to Vegas and starting a sports book.
Okay, now to the new challenges:
Yale -13 ½ at Cornell
I don’t usually like choosing road teams to cover by two scores in today’s Ivy League. But Cornell is hurting and is now forced to start a freshman QB in week 2. This seems ugly.
Take Yale and give the 13 ½.
Sacred Heart -20 at Dartmouth
The Big Green should win this one something like 34-7… that could actually be the halftime score.
Lay the 20 points.
Lafayette -3 ½ at Princeton
Princeton is hurting even more now that Steven Cody is out for the year. Lafayette really needs this win.
Take the Leopards and give the 3 ½.
Harvard -5 ½ at Brown
I’m going for the split decision here. I like Harvard to win, but by about a field goal. The Bears should get some decent home cooking here, but the Crimson are stacked. There’s a reason I picked them to win the league.
Harvard wins, but choose Brown and take the 5 ½ points.
Penn +17 at Villanova
Another tough one. Villanova wins this one, maybe somewhat easily. But I think this Quaker team will defend their pride and keep it within 14 points.
Choose Penn and take the points, but Villanova wins.