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NFL SUICIDE POOL
Week 1 SEATTLE--WIN.....Entry #2: KC--WIN
Week 2 CAROLINA-WIN.....Entry #2: DETROIT - LOSE
Week 3 GREEN BAY
COLLEGE FOOTBALL OPPOSITE PICKS: 10-9-2
WEST VIRGINIA -7 vs. BYU
I like this Cougars team. But the Jacoby Brissett led NE Patriots couldn't
survive their schedule. All but one of their games comes against a team that
went to a bowl game last year. They open the season w/ 6 of their first 9
games on the road. This is road game #3 in a 4 game stretch. AND they are
traveling across the country after a war w/ UCLA last week. WVA is 2-0
after beating Missouri & Youngstown St...nothing great, but good enough.
It's a neutral site game being played at Fed Ex Field in Maryland. Yes,
WVA vs. BYU in Maryland. Don't ask why. But I LOVE WVA to run up the score.
OPPOSITE PICK: BYU +7 = WINNER
AKRON +6 vs. Appalachian St.
Didn't Vegas see Akron do something that's been done only once in the
last 4 years---beat Marshall at Marshall LW. And not only did they beat
the team that was 19-1 their last 20 home games. They DESTROYED them
winning 65-38 handing them their worst home loss since the Reagen admin.
Now you are going to make Terry Bowden's boys a home underdog to App St?
Okay, fine App St. played Tennessee tough in week 1. I get it. But they
also got their doors blown off at home by Miami last week. They are good.
But they aren't THAT good. Akron is 7-1 dating back to last year.
This team will run circles around App. St which has be having a major
let down after facing Tenn & Miami 2 of the first 3 weeks of the season.
LOVE Akron getting nearly a TD at home.
OPPOSITE PICK: APPALACHIAN ST. -6 = WINNER
GEORGIA SOUTHERN +7 @ Western Michigan
Its the BIG battle of the SMALL boys. On paper this is one of the best
small conference games you can come up with. Ga.Southern indoctrination
into 1-A "real" football has been a breeze. They are 21-7 their first 2+
season in the big leagues & that includes a 43-17 trashing of this same
WM team last year. They led all of 1-A FB last year in rushing TD's &
yards and the have 12 starters back from that team which won it's bowl
game by a mere 29pts. So far they're 3-0 outscoring their opponents 101-30.
And now you are GIVING me 7pts. Oh, this is too easy. LOVE Georgia Southern.
OPPOSITE PICK: WESTERN MICHIGAN -7 = WINNER
NOTRE DAME -20 vs. Duke
I give h/c David Cutcliff a lot of credit for turning around a dormant
Dukie Pukie FB program into a decent club. But they are back to being
a god awful team losing to Wake Forest & Northwestern this year by d/d!
Okay, so they won't win. What about covering? Forget about that as well.
Irish are going to destroy them as they always do vs. teams like Duke,
Wake Forest, Rice, Army, UMASS. Temple. Irish are 8-0 vs. those teams
under Brian Kelly winning those games by 21+pts in 6 of the 8 games.
Throw in ND has to be ticked off after getting embarrassed at home LWk
and they will have a "take no prisoners" attitude this wk. Irish win by 40!
OPPOSITE PICK: DUKE +20 = WINNER
TROY -20 vs. New Mexico St.
Not many times I'll lay 20pts on a team that I have no idea who their
starting QB is. But this is one of them. Why? Because there is a reason
why they are 20pt favs. Troy is 2-1 w/ its only blemish a tough 6pt loss
at Clemson. They've already beaten a decent S. Miss on the road.
16 starters return from last year's team that turned it around the 2nd half
of the season getting 3 wins in their final 6 games. Oh by the way, one of
those wins was a victory of this same pathetic Aggies team by 45pts.
Now all I have to do is lay 20? This is a bargain! After blip on the radar
screen with an upset over rival New Mexico 2 weeks ago, the Aggies went back
to being the Aggies losing by 20 at Kentucky. They are 9-16-1 ATS their last
26 road games. This is also their 3rd road game in 4 weeks for the boys from
Las Cruces who are 8-16-2 ATS their last 26 gms overall. EVERYTHING points towards Troy.
OPPOSITE PICK: NEW MEXICO ST. +20 = LOSE
STANFORD -3 @ UCLA
On first glance I was wondering why Stanford would be a road favorite
over 2-1 UCLA who's only loss was a close one to open the season at
Texas A&M. NO shame in that. BUT after doing a little research we find
out Stanford has OWNED the instate rivals over the last decade.
The Cardinal is a remarkable, money making, but your little lady an
early Halloween present 8-0 SU & 7-1 ATS their last 8 games vs. UCLA and
that includes the last 3 at Pasadena by an average margin of victory 25 ppg.
Stanford is also 8-2 ATS their last 10 road games, while UCLA is 0-4 ATS
their last 4 games as a dog. EVERYTHING points to Stanford.
OPPOSITE PICK: UCLA +3
FLORIDA +6.5 @ Tennessee
What's the greatest sports handicappign axiom of all time?
"Winners Bet with streaks, losers bet against streaks."
Florida has beat Tennessee 11 straight times. Yes, 11.
And now you are giving me points? Oh, this is the boys in vegas
saying here fellas, here's a freebie on us. We're only going to
kick your ass with the rest of the games.
Getting 6.5pts in this game is like getting 10.5pts in other games.
There doesn't figure to be too many points scored here Florida's
allowed 14 TOTAL POINTS in 3 games. Tennessee's allowed just 56pts
in 3 games. This has 17-13 written all over it.
Plus, Florida h/c Jim McElwain is 9-5 ATS his last 14 games as dog going
back to his days at Colorado St. UT meanwhile is only 8-18 ATS last 26
games as a home favorite. You'd have to be the biggest bird brain,
butt head, meat head, knucklehead, numbskull, nimrod, nerd, dope, dingleberry,
duntz, dirtbag, scumbag, slimbball, jerk, jackass in the world to put
American $$ on Tennessee which has lost 11 straight to Florida.
OPPOSITE PICK: TENNESSEE -6.5
NFL WEEK 2 VEGAS NUMBERS:
HOME TEAMS: 10-6 SU & 10-6 ATS
2nd of B/B ROAD GAMES: 0-4 SU & ATS
FAVS: 10-6 SU & 8-8 ATS
D/D FAVS: 1-0 SU & ATS
6pt+ FAVS: 4-1 SU & ATS
3pt or less FAVS: 4-2 SU & ATS
HOME DOGS: 2-2 SU & 3-1 ATS
NFL 2016 SEASON TOTAL:
HOME TEAMS: 17-15 SU & 16-16 ATS
2nd of B/B ROAD GAMES: 0-4 SU & ATS
FAVS: 20-12 SU & 15-17 ATS
D/D FAVS: 2-0 SU & 1-1 ATS
6pt+ FAVS: 6-2 SU & 4-4 ATS
3pt or less FAVS: 9-7 SU & 9-7 ATS
HOME DOGS: 4-7 SU & 6-5 ATS
COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFTER WEEK 3
SUPER 7 COLLEGE FOOTBALL POLL
1. ALABAMA 3-0 (Champs stay #1 until they lose)
2. WASHINGTON 3-0 (Huskies are for real)
3. CLEMSON 3-0 (Tigers vs FST isn't so great now)
4. HOUSTON 3-0 (Believe in the Cougars now?)
5. OHIO ST. 3-0 (Crushing OK helps)
6. BAYLOR 3-0 (haven't faced a REAL team yet)
7. ARMY 3-0 (Only team in nation w/ 2 road wins)
SUPER 7 WORST CBF TEAMS
1. NC Charlotte 1-2 (Lost to EM by 18 @ home!)
2. Idaho 1-2 (Crushed by Wash. St. by 50)
3. Kansas 1-2 (Move up after losing by 36 @ Memp)
4. Iowa St. 0-3 (What an embarrassment to CFB)
5. Virginia 0-3 (misses short FG in loss @ UCONN)
6. Rice 0-3 (Boiled or Fried they still suck)
7. Miami O. 0-3 (Where's Ben Roethlisberger now?)
BEST CHANCE OF GOING UNDEFEATED & NOBODY KNOWING:
Who's once promising season has gone up in smoke
faster Notre Dame, Oklahoma, USC or Ole Miss?
HEISMAN TROPHY BALLOT
1. L'ville QB Lamar Jackson
2. Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahommes
3. SDST RB Donnel Pumphrey
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