If anyone was following along last weekend I went a crisp 4-1 on the Weekend Pick’em and I’ll happily take the one loss being the Cowboys over the frightful Giants. With Thanksgiving leftovers abound here are the picks for this weekend.
New York Rangers over Boston Bruins
The Bruins stole one in New York a few weeks back. The B’s did not play well in that game, but were able to squeeze out a win thanks to Tuukka Rask. In one of the ugliest games of the season thus far, the Bruins are coming off a 6-1 dismantling at the hands of the Detroit Red Wings. A couple plates of turkey and mashed potatoes later the Bruins will probably look even slower than they did a few nights ago.
Columbus Blue Jackets over Boston Bruins
This has the makings of a small skid for the black and gold. For some weird scheduling reason the Bruins are playing the Blue Jackets for the third and final time this season and we are only in November. Shockingly the Bruins have no goals from their top line on the power play. The only reason they are where they are is because of Rask. After this game the Bruins will get five days off before they play again in Montreal on December 5th. That is a perfect amount of time to regroup and a great, physical game over the border to get them back on their winning ways.
Alabama over Auburn
Looks like rivalry weekend is upon us in the world of college football. The most intriguing match up is undoubtedly this year’s Iron Bowl. #1Alabama at #4Auburn this Saturday at 3:30 PM. The RV’s have been lined up in Auburn since last Saturday. The difference in this game is going to be defense. Alabama and Auburn both have prolific offenses each averaging about 39 points a game, but defense is a different story. The Crimson Tide have allowed an average of 9.3 points per game while the Tigers are staring at an average of 22 points per game.
Ohio State over Michigan
One of the most underrated stories in college football has to be the fact that Urban Meyer has yet to lose a game as coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes. The rivalry is obviously much more exciting when both teams are at least ranked and in the BCS hunt, but Michigan will hope to upset Ohio St. and their hopes of playing in Pasadena this January. I almost think an upset of Ohio St. would be even more exciting; however, I don’t see it happening. Urban Meyer continues his undefeated streak.
Clemson over South Carolina
Has Jadeveon Clowney disappeared? He stop playing football to focus on academics? Tajh Boyd, hopefully dressed in the Clemson purple, will prove that he still needs to be in the Heisman conversation in this game.
Missouri over Texas A & M
Nothing against Johnny Football, but for some reason the guy cannot beat ranked opponents this year. He is 0-3 against teams in the Top 25 and that is not going to get it done in the powerhouse that is the SEC. Look for Missouri to take care of the Aggies and grab the SEC East title on the way.
Kansas City Chiefs over Denver Broncos
Now the playoff conversation gets interesting. The Chiefs find a way to defeat Peyton Manning and the Broncos and take the lead in the AFC West and AFC. We saw last week that Peyton struggles in the cold. You can bet your balls it will be a cold one in Arrowhead Stadium Sunday night.
New Orleans Saints over Seattle Seahawks
Yeah, its Monday night, but whatever. Last time the Saints were in Seattle they saw Marshawn Lynch create a small earthquake. The Seahawks will be without two of their best cornerbacks because of injury and roids, so Brees should have a field day. The crowd in Seattle will be ramped up as always, but if anyone is used to a crowd like that it is the Saints.