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 21-14-1 on the season, while Barber is 16-18-2.
Looking ahead to this weekend, Barber likes New England (-7) at Pittsburgh, Minnesota (-3) at Philadelphia, and is taking the over in Chargers/Falcons (53.5).
“(The Patriots are) going to beat the crap out of the Steelers without Ben Roethlisberger,” Barber said. “Jarvis Landry and all those skill-position players they have (won’t matter). It’s still the Pats. Give me the Pats minus-7.”
Barber also likes Texas A&M (-19) at Alabama, Utah (+7) at UCLA, and is taking the over in Oklahoma/Texas Tech (84.5).
Tierney, meanwhile, likes Tennessee (-3) against Indianapolis, Washington (+1.5) at Detroit, and is taking the over in Oakland/Jacksonville (47.5). He also likes NC State (+19.5) at Louisville, Minnesota (-18.5) against Rutgers, and Maryland (+3) against Michigan State.
“Anytime I can go against Rutgers, I’m doing it,” Tierney said. “Rutgers lost 58-0 to Ohio State, 78-0 to the Wolverines and they finally scored a touchdown against Illinois. This is in Minnesota, 19-point favorites – I love the Gophers, 35-10-ish, 42-13. Minnesota wins big. You lay the 19 and you go from there.”