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339 BYU at 340 UTAH STATE
Take: UTAH STATE -3
I'm playing this one on the power ratings projections. BYU is off a great win against Boise State and had last week off. Utah State is off a dreadful game at Air Force where they were destroyed for 60 minutes against the option, which they appeared to have no idea on how to defend. Those two results have gotten the market firmly behind the underdog in this game, and I see the value now being with the Aggies. Utah State might be an overall disappointment but this is still a decent team. BYU has had its moments to be sure, as they did beat Boise, also upset USC and topped Tennessee on the road, although that one was remarkably lucky. But the Cougars also have road losses to South ...
My free play for Sunday's NFL is a six point two-team teaser. Good luck if you're along for the ride.
BUCCANEERS +8.5 WITH SEAHAWKS -1.5
As you're likely aware, the blog updates have been very sporadic and figure to continue to be that way for the near future. It's simply a time element issue for me. But be sure to check in as there will be occasional free plays and a little commentary every now and then. Meanwhile, here's a comp for Saturday's college gridiron action. Awful matchup but I went for what i perceive as decent value.
CONNECTICUT AT MASSACHUSETTS
Take: UMASS +10
Here's one of the five plays I've got for Saturday's college football. Strong season to date, let's get this one into the win column as well. For updated rates on available packages, email me for details.
186 Florida Atlantic -10.5: A few elements pointing me to FAU in this game. The Owls seem to be getting things together, so positive momentum is a plus. Middle Tennessee is off a rather fraudulent win in which they were outplayed but got the benefit of a +4 net turnover ratio. I also like the revenge factor here. FAU was in complete control last season, up 21-3 and in position to blow out MTSU. But the Owls got very sloppy in what appeared to simply be a loss of focus and ended up blowing the game when MTSU scorned a late TD and went for the win on a successful two pointer. That ended up being an extremely costly loss for the Owls, and I have to believe they want to get some payback here. The Blue Raiders are pretty well coached but their numbers just aren't any good. FAU is ...
Set for another Saturday loaded with college football action. Been a heckuva season to date. Here's one of the games I'm playing. To get everything I'm on, buy one of the available packages at Cokin's Picks or email me for more details.
360 UAB -10: Rice has been a pain in the butt for me the last two weeks, as they slipped inside the number against Baylor and covered in the OT loss to La Tech. But that was a very tough beat for the Owls last Saturday and I think they could be down some here. UAB is not what they were last season, but this is a well coached team off a loss they basically gave away last week against Western Kentucky. I expect the Blazers to rebound and they are very tough against the run, which should provide a big matchup edge against Rice. I made this number Blazers -12.5 and I like the spot. UAB minus the points.
Quick hit today. Plenty of action set for tomorrow in college football, where things continue to go really well. Blank on the ice tonight, but off to a profitable start in the NHL. MLB Playoffs are 1-0 and I will try to ad to that tonight with one play that I'll use here as a free play.
NATIONALS F5/9 SPLIT (HALF UNIT F5, HALF UNIT FULL GAME)
Quick hit today with a free play on an NHL Make the Playoffs prop. I played a pair of these and here's one of them.
Winnipeg Jets to NOT make the playoffs +110
Note the line on this one has dropped, so it's not an optimum price. But I think it's a decent bet as I expect the Jets to be down considerably this season.
A middling college week for me, with only a small profit. But the streak continues as I've yet to endure a losing week in football going back to the start of the NFL preseason. No complaints with that. If you'd like to jump on, buy one of the packages available here at Cokin's Picks or shoot me an email for more information and options.
This is also the final day of the baseball regular season, and I decided to play on two big home dogs with perhaps a little extra motivation. The games are otherwise meaningless. But this is the swan song before retirement for Bruce Bochy and Ned Yost and at big prices I'm willing to take my chances at getting a little dividend.
The new football week got off to a successful start as Memphis rallied after a poor first half to get the win and cover against Navy. Updated numbers for the season are now 31-17 on all football plays, so things are going quite well.
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189 LOUISIANA TECH at 190 RICE
Take: LOUISIANA TECH -9
It wasn't all pretty, but another plus day on the college gridiron. Baylor was the primary dud, getting shut out in the second half by Rice after leading 21-3 at the break. But the bottom line was another profit and the season to date bottom line is looking quite good.
Not much for me on Sunday. I'll likely have one, maybe two sides and there's a six-point teaser I like. I'll use that here as the free play.
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6 POINT TEASER:
FALCONS +7.5/PANTHERS +8
My NHL season is underway, with the first of the exhibition game wagers winning on Wednesday night. Like other sports, there are advantages available in preseason that bettors can take advantage of, thanks to way more pregame information now being available. The lines on games where the pregame info is out there tend to explode, but they're worth backing and I got a winner with Carolina on Wednesday evening.
My football season has gone very well to date and this week's card is taking shape pretty nicely. As I'm writing this piece, I'm now on six Saturday colleges and there could be a couple adds before game day.
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Meanwhile, here's one of the six I've played so far for Saturday.
355 TENNESSEE at 356 ...
I'm very much enjoying the start of the new football season. 6-1 with the colleges on Saturday. Season to date college and NFL sits at 24-12, so I'm actually happy for a change. But never satisfied as there's always room for improvement (for example, don't spoil a perfect slate laying doubles with Michigan State and it's 1940's offense).
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As for Sunday, I'll be on two NFL sides and I'll also take one shot on the diamond. I'll post the MLB play here as the free play. Note no line on this one currently as the road team made a pitching change. The adjusted price will be much higher and I'm going to therefore go the -1 route (half ML, half RL).
TWINS (Dobnak) at INDIANS (Bieber)
Take: INDIANS -1