Sunday Funday!

Posting this during the USC – Texas game.  Texas deserves to win, yet so deserves to lose.  Kids.

NFL…

1pm  Jacksonville Jaguars  +3  Solid

1pm  New Orleans Saints  +7  Casual

1pm  Chicago Bears  +7  Casual

1pm  Cleveland Browns  +7′  Casual

4:25pm  San Francisco 49ers  +14  Nominal

4:25pm  Denver Broncos  +3  Solid

4:25pm  LA Rams  -3  Casual

 

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Thirsty Thursday!

Go out and have yourself a drink!  Don’t drink and drive and all that too.

Okay…

Our record thus far:

  • College Games
    • Nominal 3-5-1
    • Casual 2-3
  • NFL
    • Nominal 3-4-1
    • Casual 2-1
    • Solid 1-1
  • Totals
    • Nominal 6-9-2
    • Casual 4-4
    • Solid 1-1

Now for tonight’s contests.

College

8pm  New Mexico  +15′  Nominal

NFL

8:25pm  Houston Texans  +6  Nominal

Monday Night Football Double Header

Tonight’s games are too close to call.  Our two nominal picks are only because our system came up inconclusive.  Our system did produce a casual play on the total of the early game.  Sorry for this late post.

Here you go:

7:10pm  Minnesota Vikings  -3  Nominal

7:10pm  Vikings/Saints Under 47′  Casual

10:20pm  LA Chargers  +3  Nominal

Sunday Funday!

It is finally here!  Our favorite day of the year!

First, let’s clean up yesterday.  We expected WVU to cover that spread.  It seemed like they were giving us that one, but we put a nominal play the other way to make a record of it so we can learn from it and adjust our algorithm.

Our record thus far:

  • College Games
    • Nominal 3-5-1
    • Casual 2-3
  • NFL
    • Casual 1-0
  • Totals
    • Nominal 3-5-1
    • Casual 3-3

Now on to today’s games.

1pm  Chicago Bears  +7  Solid  (Super Bowl hangover history matches up w/ our system.)

1pm  Washington Redskins  +1  Nominal

1pm  Detroit Lions  +2  Casual

1pm  New York Jets  +7′  Nominal

1pm  Oakland Raiders  +1′  Nominal  (goes against our system)

1pm  Houston Texans  -6  Nominal  (goes against our system)

4:05pm  Indianapolis Colts  +4  Nominal

4:25pm  San Francisco 49ers  +6  Solid

8:30pm  Dallas Cowboys  -4  Nominal  (Giants seem like the pick, but we’ll stick by this.)

 

NFL Thursday

As we mentioned going into last week we felt there were a lot of games that Vegas was giving the public.  We tend to shade the public here which is why we kept all our predictions in the small nominal to casual range and attached a disclaimer on our lack of confidence.  Vegas at times like to allow the public a chance to win early to get them hooked for the long haul.

Here’s how we’re doing so far:

Nominal = 2 – 4

Casual = 1 -2

Yawn.  No worries mates.

Tonights NFL opener is an intriguing matchup.  The Patriots are not like normal NFL teams in the fact they make an effort to actually pile it on when they’re winning.  This allows them to cover larger spreads than most NFL teams.  The Chiefs are a very good team with an average QB.  The QB position and the Pats playing at home lends itself to the Pats covering.

Perhaps this is our anti-Tom Brady bias, but we just feel that Tom Brady has gotten away with his average deep game for too long.  The Chiefs are good enough on defense to take away the Pats running and short game and force the Pats to go deep more often.  This is where Brady is an average QB.  With Julian Edelman’s injury, the departures of Martellus Bennett and Legarrette Blount, and speedy Malcolm Mitchell slowed by a knee injury, we simply think the Chiefs not only can cover this game, but win it outright.

Betting against the Patriots is never a fun proposition, so we’ll temper our expectations to a casual play only.

8:30pm  Kansas City  +9  Casual

 

Sunday Funday?

The public is loading up on a lot of games that we tend to agree with them on, so we’re in a quandary.  We’re being selective.

1pm  Eagles  +5  Casual  (Weather should keep the score low meaning five points is a lot.)

1pm  Bears  +5  Solid  (Bears get points at home on a frozen field.)

4:25pm  Chargers  +3  Casual  (Carr looked horrible last week.  Injury may be more limiting than initially thought.)

8:30pm  Cowboys  -7  Casual  (Cowboys had one bad game in bad weather.)

 

Monday Mourning

We took it on the chin yesterday.  Has us gun shy heading into tonight.  But experience tells us we’ve been here before.  Yesterday all but wiped out Saturday’s good fortune.

Tonight the public is heavy on the Colts, so naturally…

8:30pm  Jets  Pick  Casual

Early Look At Bowl Games

We’ve no idea how the public might choose to go on games and where the lines will move. But we see some early value if you get in now.  There is a risk – what players become ineligible between now and then, or have unexpected injuries.  Or coaches who leave programs without warning.

But, here is where we see some value now in games weeks away:

West Virginia +1 vs. Miami.  Both teams have good defenses, but WVU’s running game is phenomenal.  They’ve four RB’s who gained over 100 yards in at least one game and should have all four available for the bowl game.  WVU has a slew of quality receivers who can stretch the field.  Dana Holgerson is an innovative play caller with weeks to dissect his opponent.  WVU’s defense is solid at all three levels with depth.  WVU was only rated 16th in the CFP rankings even though their only two losses were against teams ranked higher than them.  There are teams ranked higher than they are with worse losses.  This will serve as motivation for these kids which should help keep them focused the next few weeks.

Ohio State -3 vs. Clemson.  Let’s face it, Ohio State was the best team in the Big 10.  They only lost one game.  The ACC is a bit overrated because ESPN propagandizes for them.  Clemson is a good team, but they’re not Ohio State good.  This minus three for OSU is probably about as good as it is going to get.  When the line creeps higher later, hedge with bets on Clemson and perhaps hit it in the middle.

Penn State +7 vs. USC.  Really?  USC is favored by seven over Penn State?  Seven!?  Incredible.  This line will likely drop quickly.  The game should be an entertaining one and the outcome will likely be by less than seven.  But, if one team is going to win by seven it will be PSU.