It’s time for the weekly Tiki and Tierney 6-Pack of Picks, with Tiki Barber and Brandon Tierney each picking six games this weekend – three college and three pro.
Tierney is 8-4 on the season, while Barber is 6-5-1.
Tierney likes Oakland (+2) at Tennessee, Dallas (-7) against Chicago and is taking the over in Redskins/Giants (46.5). He also likes Wisconsin (+5) at Michigan State, Syracuse (+3) at UConn, and Georgia (+7) at Ole Miss.
“I think this is a very close game,” Tierney said of Badgers/Spartans. “Five points obviously puts it in that interesting neighborhood where you need more than a field goal to win and cover. Hey, I might even go Wisconsin on the money line here. But for the purpose of this – Wisconsin plus five – I kind of like it even though they’re on the road.”
Barber, meanwhile, likes Tampa Bay (-6) at Los Angeles, Detroit (+7) at Green Bay, and Carolina (-7) against Minnesota.
“What’s going on with Aaron Rodgers?” Barber asked. “I’m going to take Detroit on the road plus seven here. We’ve talked about how good Matt Stafford has been sans Megatron. I think they continue that and I think Green Bay continues to struggle. Green Bay may win this game, but it’s going to be by a field goal. Division games don’t get decided by that much.”
Barber also likes Stanford (-2) at UCLA, Louisville (-23) at Marshall, and is taking the over in Colorado/Oregon (68.5).