Thursday night football forecast

Lakewood (4-0) at St. Petersburg (1-4), 7

Outlook: The Spartans have a great shot at finishing another regular season undefeated considering their last three opponents all have losing records. This one could be over quickly. Lakewood is coming off a shutout of Osceola and has allowed just nine points all season. The Green Devils, meanwhile, are averaging just 10 points on offense. 

Pinkos’ pick: Lakewood by 63

Putnam’s prediction: Lakewood 49-0

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Northeast (3-2) at Countryside (3-3), 7

Outlook: This is a preview of a play-in game between the teams On Nov. 6. Both teams desperately need a win to get back on track. After starting 3-0, the Cougars have lost three straight and were outscored by a combined 105-17 in that span. The Vikings had their three-game win streak snapped with a loss to Boca Ciega last week. 

Pinkos’ pick: Countryside by 7

Putnam’s prediction: Countryside 21-20 

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Osceola (2-4) at Largo (2-3), 7

Outlook: On paper, this is a blowout. The Packers won the past five meetings by a combined 224-26 and has recorded three straight shutouts in the series. But the Warriors, who had a two-game win streak snapped with a loss to Lakewood last week, are showing improvement. 

Pinkos’ pick: Largo by 16

Putnam’s prediction: Largo 28-20

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