Week 7 football picks
That's more like it. A 4-1 week improves the season mark to 11-19, which is nothing to brag about, so it's time to get back to work. Here we go:
Chardon at Riverside, Friday: The Hilltoppers will be tested in this one but should have enough to improve to 7-1. PICK: Chardon, 31-27
South Carolina (+4) at LSU, Saturday: Tough game to call here. LSU is wounded after a loss at Florida last week, while South Carolina hammered Georgia. I'll take the Tigers in Baton Rogue, La., at night. PICK: LSU, 17-10.
Bengals at Browns (+3), Sunday: In most cases, I take the home underdog, but this is the Browns we're talking about. PICK: Bengals, 27-21.
N.Y. Giants (+5.5) at 49ers, Sunday: I'll take the Giants to hang around and cover, but the San Fran pulls it out late. PICK: 49ers, 27-24.
- Mark Podolski | @mpodo