With both the NFL and NCAA Football seasons underway and some games in the books, it's time to get back into sharing my winning picks with everyone. Normally, I will provide matchup information, spreads, stats, and some analysis with my picks, but as my time is limited right now due to my actual job, I will simply post the games I like with not as much info. So lets go!

Chicago Bears (1-0) vs Green Bay Packers (0-1)
Location: Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI
Favorite: Packers (-5.5)  O/U : 51.5

Really like what the Bears have done in the off-season and I was impressed by their Week 1 performance as were many other people, but is this the year they finally meet expectations? It may or may not be, but let's not forget that while the Packers did lose in Week 1, they lost to a team that many have picked to make it to the Super Bowl and Chicago played a 2-14 disaster of a team with a rookie QB who threw 3 INT's. I don't expect Green Bay to lose 2 straight at home & if you think I'm wrong, consider this: They're last home loss before Week 1 was an OT loss to the Dolphins on Oct.17, 2010 and the last time they lost 2 straight at home was on Nov.30 and Dec.7, 2008. That was also the same year that Aaron Rodgers took over from Brett Favre and they won only 6 games all season. Green Bay has won the last 4 meetings head to head, and 6 of the last 7. My initial thought was that the Bears may keep it close enough to get the cover, but I'm now leaning strongly towards the Packers.

Sportsking Picks: Packers -5.5 
Not taking the total personally, but If I were: Under is 8-1 in the last 9 head to head meetings, Over is 5-0 in Bears games after they win the previous game and the over is 4-0 in the Packers last 4 overall.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights (2-0) vs South Florida Bulls (2-0)
Location: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL
Favorite: South Florida (7.5) O/U: 44

While South Florida has exploded on offense so far this season, the Scarlet Knights defense seems to like playing against the Bulls, as do the rest of the team as proved by them winning 5 of the last 6 games head to head. Most experts say the South Florida offense will pour it on again this week, but
I disagree. USF are 0-8 ATS in last 8 games on Thursday and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 home games. I'm riding with the Scarlet Knights tomorrow night to get it done in Florida and go 3-0 for the first time in 5 years.

Sportsking Picks: Rutgers +7.5


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