A very rough start to the 2017 season last week with my picks. Not unexpected though as in the gambling world the first few weeks of the season you are still getting your legs under you learning about each team. Big bounce-back week this week as I give you 4 picks in both the college and the pro’s, so let’s get right to it.
North Carolina -10 over OLD DOMINION
UNC has opened up with two very tough games vs California and Louisville at home and both losses. Getting away from home and having a road game will help and facing a team the level of Old Dominion will help as well. UNC is the better team and should win easily.
OHIO ST -30 over Army
You never like to see schools run it up vs Army but Ohio St coming off a home loss is gonna put a hurting on the boys from Army this week. Big bounce back game for Ohio St here in an easy win. Ohio St and the talent gap here can win this game by 80 if they choose too so you are just betting on WHEN they call the dogs off not IF. I bank on them calling the dogs off after they are up by more than 30+ so they will still cover the number.
NEBRASKA -13 over Northern Illinois
The Cornhuskers beat Arizona St then only lost by 7 vs Oregon. I think they win easily at home and cover vs Northern Illinois. UNI is a solid team but at Nebraska is too much for them in this spot.
Tennessee +5 vs FLORIDA
Florida still has a laundry list of players suspended and Tennessee while only looking so-so vs Georgia Tech in their opener I think keeps this game close so I will take the 5 points here and maybe even get a straight up win.
YEAR TO DATE RECORD: 1-2
OAKLAND -13 vs the NY Jets
It’s a lot of points to lay in the NFL but the Jets having their 2nd road game in a row here are in a tough spot. Not to mention they stink and the Raiders are flying high off a big road win last week vs the Titans. Take the Raiders and lay the big number here.
DENVER +2 over Dallas
Anytime you have Denver at home getting points you have to stop and seriously think about it as it is so rare to see that. I didn’t think Dallas looked very good last week at home vs the Giants and they might struggle here on the road in a hostile environment. I do not love Denver’s offense at all but I will take the Broncos as a home dog here as this game will be very tight and I think Denver has a very good chance to shut down Prescott and Elliott.
SEATTLE -13 over San Fran
The 49ers are Jets level of bad. They stink. They stink on toast! Seattle coming off a loss and playing a horrible team at home; again lay the big number here.
Miami/LA Chargers OVER 45
I don’t pick a lot of over/under’s here on the gambling corner but this one stands out big-time to me. I think this game is a total shoot-out and we see a lot of points. Well over 45. There is a small risk factor that Miami has been off for so long they are rusty and struggle on offense but I don’t think that will be an issue. Even if they are a little rusty I think this game goes OVER the total.
YEAR TO DATE RECORD:: 0-3
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