Bowl Previews and Picks: December 30 Games

Armed Forces Bowl: Middle Tennessee vs. Navy

Schedule analysis: Middle Tennessee (8-4) ended the season on a five-game win streak. They defeated Marshall 51-49 on the last second touchdown pass. After that game they won their next four against UAB, FIU, Southern Miss and UTEP. Those four teams combined for six total wins in 2013. The Blue Raiders losses were against North Carolina, BYU, East Carolina and North Texas. Navy (8-4) also ended their season on a four-game win streak. Hawaii and Army weren’t the toughest opponents to beat but they picked up wins against South Alabama and San Jose State, who both finished 6-6. The Midshipmen started the season with a win at Indiana and beat Pittsburgh. They lost to Western Kentucky, Duke, Toledo and Notre Dame. Continue reading

NFL Picks: Week 17

I’m going into the last of the season with a 120-108-11 overall record against the spread. There are several games this week with playoff implications and some games that have no impact on the postseason. Most of the games that aren’t important or with players resting starters for the playoffs will be one-star picks this week.

Three-star

Ravens +7 over Bengals

Jets +6 over Dolphins

Cowboys +7 over Eagles

Two-star

Falcons +6 over Panthers

Giants -3.5 over Redskins Continue reading