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 16-13-1 on the season, while Barber is 12-16-2.
Barber likes San Francisco (+9) at Buffalo, Atlanta (+6) at Seattle, and Dallas (+4) at Green Bay. He also likes Kansas State (+13) at Oklahoma, Alabama (-12.5) at Tennessee, and Texas (-14) against Iowa State.
“Everybody is loving Butch Jones. They haven’t played really well all season long, but they still stay in the top 10. I don’t get it,” Barber said of the Volunteers. “Alabama, with its No. 1-ranked run defense and Jalen Hurts, their quarterback, who’s getting better every week, they are going to run away from Tennessee. Minus-12? It’s going to be like 20. I’ll take Alabama.”
Tierney, meanwhile, likes Arizona (-7.5) against the Jets, Jacksonville (+2.5) at Chicago, and the Giants (-3) against Baltimore.
“I got to call it for what it is: I think my Jets are in a lot trouble,” Tierney said. “Cardinals get Carson Palmer back, that’s the night game on Monday, Revis is banged up, Nick Mangold is banged up, Jets are in trouble, they’re not a well-coached team – I’m going to take Arizona.”
Tierney also likes Baylor (-35) against Kansas, Pitt (-3.5) at Virginia, and Louisville (-34.5) against Duke.