Betting on College Football

2014 Predictions by Eduardo Lorenzo Capitan

 Week 1   [IG: After being absent in 2013, EL Capitan returns to to give his college picks for the 2014 season. Welcome back!]

Muchas gracias. 2013 was a tough year for me taking care of my family's immigration problems. Everything is muy bueno now so I aim to pick a lot of winners this year. The Ole Miss Rebels play Boise State in Atlanta and are listed as 10 point favorites. The Broncos are without head coach Chris Petersen who split to coach the Washington Huskies. Word has it that Boise's talent level is not as high as in past seasons so let's go with the Rebels to cover.

 Week 2    We began the season with an easy cover by Ole Miss. Let's stay undefeated with a couple of picks in Week 2.

Iowa is favored by 18 points at home versus Ball State. In EL Capitan's power rankings, the Big Ten is way, way, way down this year. Look for David Letterman's school to cover and possibly pull off the upset here. San Diego State travels across the country to take on North Carolina. Look for the Heels to cover the 14½ point spread.

 Week 3    Last week's split puts us at 2-1. The Oregon Ducks host the Wyoming Cowboys are are favored by an incredible 43½ points. I love the Ducks but that is just too much. Ride 'em Cowboy! The other game I like is TCU a 17-point favorite at home versus Minnesota. Go Horned Frogs!

 Week 4    EL Capitan's semana perfecta has him at 4-1. ¡Muy Bueno! Florida State has suspended QB Jameis Winston. Look for Clemson to cover with 9½ points. LSU is hosting Mississippi State in a night game in Death Valley. Muchas problemas por los Bulldogs. Take the Tigers and lay the touchdown.

 Week 5    Last week's 1-1 mark moves the season record to 5-2. The Wyoming Cowboys head to East Lansing to take on the Michigan State Spartans. Not a good idea! Take Sparty minus 28. SMU is getting a whopping 47½ points at home versus TCU. They've got to cover! Go Mustangs!! The USC Trojans are favored by 7½ at home against Oregon State. EL Capitan loves the Trojans!! U-S-C. U-S-C!!!!

 Week 6    ¡A 2-1 week and EL Capitan is now 7-3! The FSU Seminoles are favored at home by 37½ points over Wake Forest. Lay the lumber! Look for Wisconsin to go on the road and put a whippin' on the Mildcats of Northwestern. Take the Badgers minus 7½.

 Week 7    EL Capitan is now 8-4. [IG: My sincerest apologies. EL Capitan has had some personal issues and will not be available to make any picks this week. Hopefully he can raise bail and get back to work.]

 Week 8    EL Capitan is still 8-4. [IG: Our sincerest apologies again. EL Capitan's legal problems once again prevent him from making any selections this week. His lawyer assures us that his client should be free in a couple of days and will be able to get back handicapping next week.]

 Week 9    ¡ Hola! It's great to be back. My legal problems are all taken care of. Thank you, Attorney Anthony Plungo. Vanderbilt is visiting Missouri. I like the Tigers to win but no way they cover the 23 point spread. Take the Commodores to the bank!

 Week 10   El Capitan is now 9-4. ¡Muy Bueno! Iowa is a small favorite at home versus Northwestern. Take the Hawkeyes minus 3 points. A big SEC showdown has Ole Miss hosting Auburn. Take the Rebels minus 1.

 Week 11    The season record is now 10-5. Duke is visiting Syracuse. Take the Orange and 4 points. Bet the money line too!

 Week 12    Syracuse let EL Capitan down big time. ¡Que Lastima! Season record is now 10-6. Ohio State is a 13 point favorite at Minnesota. Take the Golden Gophers to cover. Utah is visiting Stanford. The Utes have been a resilient bunch this year. Let's take them to cover the 10 point spread.

 Week 13    EL Capitan is now 12-6. ¡Increíble! Air Force is getting 5½ points at San Diego State. Take the Falcons! Miami is a 4 point favorite at Virginia. Go Hurricanes! Minnesota is getting 9½ points at home versus Nebraska. Take the Golden Gophers!

 Week 14    Last week's 1-2 record puts the season mark at 13-8. It's a border war as Arkansas visits Missouri. Take the Hogs plus 2½. Ohio State is a 21 point favorite versus rival Michigan. The Wolverines suck. Take the Buckeyes.

 Week 15     A double dose of defeat puts EL Capitan at 13-10 for the season. The Oregon Ducks want revenge against Arizona. Take the Ducks and lay 14½ points in the Pac-12 title game in Santa Clara.

 Week 16     The season record is now 14-10 thanks to the Oregon Ducks. North Dakota State is a 17 point favorite over Coastal Carolina. EL Capitan is backing the Bison!

 Week 17     The season record is now 14-11. North Dakota State was a winner but failed to cover. Utah is a 3 point favorite over Colorado State in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl. Take the Utes to crush the Rams.

 Week 18     The season record is 15-11 thanks to Utah taking care of business in Las Vegas. EL Capitan normally doesn't fare well in bowl games but I have a hunch that this year may be different. Take Rice over Fresno State in a pick 'em at the Hawai'i Bowl. Also go with USC as a 7 point favorite over Nebraska in the Holiday Bowl.

 Week 19     Last week's split puts the season mark at 16-12. That's 57 percent! ¡ Muy Bueno! Let's protect our winning record by skipping the last week. No harm in that! Until next year - ¡hasta luego!

Unleaded IG

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