Stone Cold Lock Week 6

By Bob Gaughan, Buffalo Sports Page


Record last week 2-2-1 overall 9-12-3

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Oklahoma -7.5 over Texas
Oklahoma coming off a disappointing loss to Iowa State. Sooners usually rebound after a loss. Sooners 14-7 after a loss as a favorite. Oklahoma the number one offense in the country. Texas has won the last four against the spread in the series.  Northcoast will go with the Sooners.

Utah +13 over USC
Utah got a backdoor cover last week vs Stanford but if you watched the game they could have won. Utah had a 25-14 first down edge and 2 turnovers killed them. USC is still a banged up team. Utah not getting enough respect. They will keep it close.

Green Bay -3 over Minnesota
Chris thinks this will fall right around the number. Green Bay coming off the big win in Dallas and Minnesota won Monday night. Green Bay has won 3 of 4 in the series.
Chris will give the slight lean towards Green Bay.

Kansas City -4.5 over Pittsburgh
Not typical Steelers, the wheels appear to be falling off. Steelers are fighting with each other and Big Ben was awful last week. Alex Smith was on fire last week. He threw for 324 yards in the KC big win over a good Texans team. Chris likes the Chiefs to win at home and cover the spread.


Our Man in Stripes
Denver -11 over Giants
Giants are banged up and going nowhere. WR’s Marshall, Beckham out for the year. Sterling Shepherd is injured. The offensive line is injured. Denver is coming off the bye and has a great defense. Denver wins in a blowout.

Vandy +3.5 over Ole Miss
Vandy has lost three straight, but the opponents have been Alabama, Georgia, and Florida. You get value here with them playing the worst team in the SEC, Ole Miss. Wrong team is favorite here. Mono likes Vandy QB Shurmur who has a 12-1 TD to INT ratio.

New England -9.5 over the Jets
Jets have won three straight, but they have been against the worst teams in football. Last week they had no business beating the Browns. Cleveland threw the game away. Cleveland outgained the Jets 419-212 and lost. This spread should be around 13. Brady will have a field day.

Hamilton-Calgary over 51 in CFL
We look all over for you for the best picks. June Jones took over a 0-8 Hamilton team and has brought them back to life. The Tiger-Cats are 4-2 and scoring 7 points more per game under Jones. Calgary has lost only one game all year and needs one more win to clinch homefield. The weather will be beautiful for this time of year in Hamilton, 64 degrees.

Florida State -7 over Duke
The stock market tells you to buy low and sell high. You can’t get Florida State at a better price than here. FSU is 1-3, but their three losses are to Alabama, NC State, and Miami-Florida. Florida State outgained Miami last week but lost. That Miami team just beat Duke by 25. Good value here with the Seminoles.

Bob Gaughan

Bob Gaughan has worked in Buffalo media for over 25 years. He spent 15 of those years as a staple on WGR radio as a talk show host and sports director. Currently, Bob works for UB Athletics on the radio broadcast of football and women’s basketball. Off the air, he has been an adjunct professor for over 20 years at Buffalo State College where he developed and has taught a class on how to be a talk show host.

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