October 20, 2012; Corvallis, OR, USA; Oregon State Beavers cornerback Jordan Poyer (14) looks on during the second half against the Utah Utes at Reser Stadium. Oregon State won 21-7. Mandatory Credit: Scott Olmos-US PRESSWIRE

Streak for the Cash Picks and Analysis for October 27


The Detroit Tigers grounds crew puts the finishing touches on the D prior to practice the day before game three of the 2012 World Series. Photo by Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

After a slow day in Streak for the Cash picks yesterday, Saturday is jam-paced with wall-to-wall action from the EPL, World Series, and of course tons of college football action. There’s 23 picks on the board with is just what streakers are looking for as we come to the end of the month. There’s just five days before we reset everything for November, so get your streak on with some of these picks today:

Picks for 10/27

7:45-Norwich City win or draw: The early EPL game sees Norwich City headed to Villa Park to face of with Aston Villa. Aston Villa’s coach left Norwich at the end last season and both sides are suing each other for breach of contract so there’s sure to be some bad blood on display in this one. Both teams are near the bottom of the table with Norwich in 14th after a 1-3-4 start and Villa at 1-2-5 in 17th place dangerously close to relegation. Villa got their only win in eight matches when they hosted Swansea City back on September 15 and they’ve lost three of four games since then. Norwich’s win occurred more recently and against better competition as they knocked off Arsenal in their last game. Since they’re getting the draw, I actually feel pretty good about picking them since Aston Villa has been such a mess early on this EPL season. Confidence Meter: (out of 10)

Oct 6, 2012; Columbia, SC, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks quarterback Connor Shaw (14) hands off to South Carolina Gamecocks running back Marcus Lattimore (21) in the first half of the game at Williams-Brice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Blake-US PRESSWIRE

12:00-South Carolina wins by 15: South Carolina returns home after some brutal road games (at LSU and Florida) as they host Tennessee. I think they’ll be so happy to face a less-than-stellar offense they’ll explode and put a ton of points on the board. Tennessee has struggled in SEC play losing to Alabama last week at home by 31, to Mississippi State by 10, Georgia by 7, and Florida by 17. South Carolina has beaten then #5 Georgia by 28, Missouri by 21, UAB by 43, and East Carolina by 38 in their last home games this season. Confidence Meter: 

3:00- UCLA points from FGs and XPs: UCLA heads to the desert to take on Arizona State. State got beatdown by Oregon last week at Sun Devil Stadium. I think the Bruins have a chance to win to win this game outright after getting their act back together in a win over Utah. UCLA’s defense should be able to slow down the Sun Devils, and the ASU defense hasn’t been able to stop anyone this year. Arizona State’s defense will also be without Will Sutton who is a big part of their run defense and the Briuns bye-week should have them ready to get back to a rush-based attack that will at least get them this cover. Confidence Meter: 3

Oct. 20, 2012; Tempe, AZ, USA; Arizona Wildcats quarterback (10) Matt Scott throws a pass in the first half against the Washington Huskies at Arizona Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

3:34- Matt Scott: Scott is matched up in this yardage prop with Matt Barkley who’s getting all the love (97.5%) of streakers so far. However, the Pac-12′s leader in passing yards per game is Scott not Barkley. Barkley has better weapons and is part of a better system, but I think Scott will be forced to throw more. Yardage props are always dicey, so don’t put anything long on this. Confidence Meter: 4

3:40- Florida wins by double-digits: Click here for full analysis of the top 10 college football matchsups today including this one. Confidence Meter: 5

5:30- Ohio State: Click here for full analysis of the top 10 college football matchsups today including this one. Confidence Meter: 6

8:00-Detroit Tigers: The Tigers struggled mightily against the Giants pitchers in games one and two. They struggled during the regular season as well against left-handed starters (26-25), but will now face their first righty of the series in Ryan Vogelsong. Vogelsong was excellent this year, but his ERA was a full run higher (3.87) on the road than at home. The Tigers have been very good at their home stadium, Comerica Park where they’ve won their last eight games overall and their last six postseason games. I think this is the game the Tigers get if they’ll avoid the sweep which I think they will. Confidence Meter: 6

8:00- Michigan:Click here for full analysis of the top 10 college football matchsups today including this one. Confidence Meter: 4

8:35- Any Other Result: Both teams enter 7-0 overall but no one seems to think that the Bulldogs have a chance. I don’t think MSU gets the big upset here, but 25 points seems to be way to much of a spread here. I’ll take the points and #11 Mississippi State to cover against Alabama as they get ready for the toughest part of their schedule (#11 this week, at #6LSU next week, and #20 Texas A&M after that). Confidence Meter: 5

10:15- Oregon State: Click here for full analysis of the top 10 college football matchsups today including this one. Confidence Meter: 8

October Scoreboard

Yesterday’s Results: 2-2

Overall Record: 86-79

My Entry: 40-35

Current Streak: W1

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