A disastrous 0-6 week has Brandon Tierney in a major hole against Tiki Barber in the weekly 6-Pack of Picks.
Barber went 4-2 last week to improve to 17-12-1 on the season, while Tierney fell to 12-16-2.
Looking ahead to this week, Barber likes the 49ers (+2) against the Ravens, the Vikings (-3.5) against the Chiefs, and the Cardinals (-3.5) at Pittsburgh. He also likes Baylor (-21) against West Virginia, Clemson (15.5) against Boston College, and Memphis (+10.5) against Ole Miss.
“KC is a wreck right now,” Barber said of the Chiefs. “Jamaal Charles is down, we know they’re going to dink and dunk. Minnesota is still trying to figure themselves out offensively, but here’s what we know: you’re going to get a heavy dose of Adrian Peterson. Giving up 3.5 points in this one? I like the Minnesota Vikings. They’re going to run it down KC’s throat, whose defense has been underperforming so far this season.”
Tierney likes the Jets (-6) against the Redskins, the Texans (-1) at Jacksonville, and is taking the under in Dolphins/Titans (43.5). He’s also taking Michigan State (+7.5) at Michigan, Nevada (-6) at Wyoming, and the under in Syracuse/Virginia (54).
“Michigan State, I’m taking the points,” Tierney said. “Call me greedy. I don’t even know if Michigan wins this game. That is a big number to lay. (Michigan State’s) DNA is of championship-caliber the last couple of years. In a rivalry game, I’m going with a tight one. I think they could win. I’m loving that they cover. Give me 7.5 points.”