6-3 final week, we’re 11 over .500 however… guys? Guys? I simply need to warn you, I wrote down numerous issues this week. Like an entire lot of stuff. Sadly, because the nation’s No. 1 Solar Belt tout — none are from that convention. However you possibly can’t pressure it, it simply has to occur. Additionally, we’ve double-digit picks as it’s. Buckle up.
No. 7 TCU (-7.5, 68) at West Virginia
Midday ET on ESPN, Milan Puskar Stadium, Morgantown, West Virginia
Van Pelt’s choose: West Virginia (+7.5)
Midday window is busy. West Virginia is getting 7.5 and the hook from TCU. The Frogs are actually good, hopefully the Mountaineers do not find yourself on their third-string QB like everybody else does once more them. Let’s go Mountaineers, let’s go drink some beers.
SVP: 22-9 all time choosing in opposition to Huge 12 groups in prime 10
Oklahoma (-1, 56.0) at Iowa State
Midday ET, Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, Iowa
Van Pelt’s choose: Iowa State (+1)
Staying within the Huge 12 to take one other dwelling workforce in Iowa State. Cyclones have misplaced 4 in a row, however now’s the time for a Halloween stand in Jack Trice.
SVP: 7-3 all time choosing dwelling groups vs Oklahoma
Notre Dame at No. 16 Syracuse (-2.5, 47)
Midday ET on ABC, JMA Wi-fi Dome, Syracuse, New York
Van Pelt’s choose: Notre Dame (+2.5)
Issues I by no means thought I might say for $1,000, please: Notre Dame is not getting sufficient factors from Syracuse. Line is somewhat suspicious. Good Orange workforce off a heartbreaking loss at Clemson — good time to again the Irish within the dome. I am on ’em.
SVP: 2-0 all time when choosing Notre Dame
Miami (-2.0, 48.0) at Virginia
12:30 p.m. ET on ESPN3, Scott Stadium, Charlottesville, Virginia
Van Pelt’s choose: Virginia (+2)
Staying within the ACC… we have already got West Virginia. Now we’re taking simply plain outdated common Virginia — thank God there is not an East or a South Virginia as a result of this week I might in all probability have them, too. Cavaliers at dwelling plus a small spot once more the Canes.
SVP: 6-3 all time when choosing Virginia
No. 8 Oregon (-17, 58) at California
3:30 p.m. ET, California Memorial Stadium, Berkeley, California
Van Pelt’s choose: California (+17)
Prepared for Halloween HOTYBS? Maintain On To Your Butts Particular from Berkeley. Geese are flying — however that is an entire lotta Halloween sweet we’re handing out to the Bears at dwelling. Trick or Deal with.
SVP: 7-4 all time when choosing California
No. 10 Wake Forest (-4, 62) at Louisville
3:30 p.m. ET on ACC Community, Cardinal Stadium, Louisville, Kentucky
Van Pelt’s choose: Louisville (+4)
what’s a scary costume? The Demon Deacon. Huge head — only a livid outdated man. Their workforce is frightening, too. REALLY good. This line stinks. We’re backing the Playing cards to make this an in depth one, which isn’t straightforward in opposition to a top-10 scoring offense.
SVP: 7-3 this season choosing unranked groups in opposition to top-10 groups
Missouri at No. 25 South Carolina (-3.5, 46.5)
4 p.m. ET, Williams-Brice Stadium, Columbia, South Carolina
Van Pelt’s choose: Missouri (+3.5)
Scott — that is six, what number of extra? So many extra, my buddy. So many extra. Missouri was within the section back-to-back weeks earlier this 12 months and lined each. We just like the Tigers on the street in Columbia in opposition to ranked South Carolina. Solely 3½, you say? High-quality. We’ll take ’em.
SVP: 19-8-1 this season when choosing the identical workforce a number of instances (third time choosing Missouri)
No. 19 Kentucky at No. 3 Tennessee (-12, 63.5)
7 p.m. on ESPN, Neyland Stadium, Knoxville, Tennessee
Van Pelt’s choose: Kentucky (+12)
OK, now we get to the evening video games — it is darkish exterior on Halloween weekend and it is about to get tremendous spooky as a result of going in opposition to Tennessee is a horror present. However human nature is highly effective and who’s that coming down the observe? A imply machine in purple and black. Subsequent week the Vols get Georgia. And whereas they know Kentucky is way from a entice sport, looks as if this is perhaps so much to be laying on this spot. We’ll take the street double-digit canine, who’re truly Cats.
SVP: 6-2 all time when choosing Kentucky
No. 10 USC (-16.5, 75) at Arizona
3:30 p.m., Arizona Stadium, Tucson, Arizona
Van Pelt’s choose: Arizona (+16.5)
Have we ever had a double HOTYBS? We do now, as a result of Arizona’s protection has given up 49 in three of its previous 4 video games. Towards the mighty Trojans, we’re going to be holding on to our butts in Tucson hoping the house workforce can keep away from the blowout. Tucson Slim — you are 0-1 on this section, get your act collectively.
SVP: 7-5 all time choosing in opposition to Lincoln Riley
No. 15 Ole Miss (-2, 55.5) at Texas A&M
7:30 p.m. on SEC Community, Kyle Subject, College Station, Texas
Van Pelt’s choose: Texas A&M (+2)
Final couple are the essence of this section via the years. You are going to hate them, it is advantageous. You both see the imaginative and prescient — or you do not. It is advantageous both method. A&M is a multitude proper now — the Aggies are an Arkansas FG that hit the highest of an upright away from being on a four-game dropping streak they usually’re solely a two-point ‘canine at dwelling to top-15 Ole Miss. Do the letters GPG imply something to you? The Normal Precept Sport… and on normal precept, we again the Aggies right here as a result of I do not know what else to do.
SVP: 48-34-1 all time when choosing an unranked SEC workforce
Pittsburgh at No. 21 North Carolina (-3, 64.5)
8:30 p.m. on ACC Community, Kenan Stadium, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Van Pelt’s choose: Pittsburgh (+3)
Lastly, comparable deal in Chapel Hill. Pitt has misplaced two of three, Carolina is on a roll, ranked, but giving simply three. Positive. By now you already know what to do. Say it with me — Hail to Pitt.
SVP: 8-4 all time when choosing in opposition to North Carolina