Week 3 Picks
I had a rough week two, but I'm still on the plus side against the spread and I am ready to shake things off for week 3.
Before that, let's get the details on that subpar second week.
For Harvard +3 vs. Brown I wrote:
"If it weren't for the rain, I'd be picking Brown tonight. But the Bears have had problems in rougher weather in the past. I think the Crimson win outright, so take Harvard and the points."
Actual Final Score: Harvard 24 Brown 7
1-0 Straight Up, 1-0 Against the Spread.
For Cornell +12 1/2 at Yale I wrote:
"I say Yale will win, but not by more than 10 points."
Actual Final Score: Yale 37 Cornell 17
2-0 SU, 1-1 ATS
For Bucknell +5 1/2 at Princeton I wrote:
"The Tigers will play well enough to squeak out a win over the Bison. Look for Princeton to win by three or four. Take the points."
Actual Final Score: Bucknell 34 Princeton 9.
2-1 SU, 2-1 ATS
For Penn +5 vs. Villanova I wrote:
"I say Penn wins the game outright. Take the points."
Actual Final Score: Villanova 30 Penn 21
2-2 SU, 2-2 ATS.
For Dartmouth -20 at Sacred Heart I wrote:
"Sacred Heart is just not good at all. Take Dartmouth to win and lay the points."
Actual Final Score: Sacred Heart 24 Dartmouth 21
2-3 SU, 2-3 ATS.
OVERALL 2011 RECORD: 6-6 SU, 7-5 ATS.
Now for this week's picks:
Cornell -1 1/2 over Wagner
I know Wagner destroyed the Big Red last year, but this game is in Ithaca and I think Cornell will be a strong home team this year.
Yale +10 1/2 at Lehigh
The Mountainhawks have been playing everyone a little closer than they should so far this year. I still say Lehigh wins, but the Elis will give them a run for their money.
Lafayette +6 over Harvard
I expect the Crimson to just barely win this game. The Leopards are improving and I don't think Harvard is going to be strong on the road this season.
Brown +3 over Rhode Island
The Bears will bounce back and beat URI in the annual Governor's Cup game. It'll be a big night under the lights at Brown Stadium.
Penn over Dartmouth (pick 'em game)
This is a very difficult game to pick, but Penn is very hungry coming into this contest at 0-2 and Dartmouth is dealing with a QB crisis after that shocking loss to Sacred Heart.