We had a very successful 2016 football season and look forward to replicating that this year. The first week is often strange. We believe Vegas may actually set lines to allow the public to win more than they lose in the first week to draw them in. Sort of like a drug dealer giving people free drugs the first time to get them hooked.
Just a reminder. If you’re going to gamble, do it for entertainment. Don’t risk more than you can afford to lose. There’s no such thing as a sure thing.
We avoided last nights games for a reason. We actually want to skip the weekend because when reviewing the games our system is at odds with our own personal game assessments. That is an uneasy place to be. But, we’ll stick with our system and just keep things low key.
Here is what our ratings mean:
Load up = almost too good to be true. On a scale of $1 – $10, this is a $20. Rarity.
High stakes = very confident. Great times to catch up if behind on the year. On a scale of $1 – $10, this is a $10 play.
Solid bet = solid plays. $5
Casual bet = these happen most often. Just something to spice things up. $1.50
Nominal = so bored so I’ll watch this game. Meh. $0.50
Okay, now for the games:
Friday Night Lights
8pm Rutgers +27′ Nominal
8pm Florida Atlantic +9 Nominal (Had all summer to prepare for option offense.)
9pm Utah State +27′ Nominal
9:30pm Northern Illinois +2′ Casual
Noon Maryland +19 Nominal (We won’t believe in Texas until we see it.)
12:20pm North Carolina -12′ Nominal (Cal traveling east and getting early start time.)
3:30pm Northwestern -24 Casual
3:30pm Florida +4′ Nominal
8pm Florida State +7 Casual (Faith in FSU’s defense keeping this close.)