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November 21, 2008 at 12:16 PM

Pac-10 picks, week 13

Not a lot on the docket this week, with just three games total, including the Apple Cup:
Too bad, in a way, for your humble correspondent, who is riding one of his best streaks of the year — I was 5-0 last week straight up and 4-1 against the spread, missing only the points on the USC-Stanford game when Jim Harbaugh elected to throw that last-play touchdown pass. (A nod to Cardinal gamblers, perhaps? As if any of them need the money.)
So I’m now 51-13 straight-up for the season (just not a lot of upsets at the bottom of the conference this year) and 36-28 against the spread.
Anyway, on to this week’s picks:
OREGON STATE AT ARIZONA (Wildcatst by two-and-a-half): Beavers have won eight of the last nine in this series, and three straight in Tucson, but never have they wanted one more than this. A
win sets up a Civil War Showdown next week with the Rose Bowl on the line. A lot to play for, but the Beavers have so far reacted well to the pressure. Beavers should be able to run the ball well enough to score some points. And OSU’s story is hard to resist, so here’s thinking the Beavers can keep it going one more week. OSU 33, Arizona 27.
STANFORD AT CAL (Bears by nine): Cardinal needs a win for a bowl game, but Bears are sure to remember an embarassing loss in Palo Alto last year. While some weird thinigs have happened in this series, like all rivalries, of late the better team has usually won. In this case, that’s Cal. Cal 27, Stanford 17.
As always, the UW pick will come later. And hey, for once there’s some actual thinking involved on that one.

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