It’s the weekend we get horses and football! Horses may be our thing, but we are huge sports fans and always looking for a great betting opportunity. Beginning last weekend we take a weekly look over all college and NFL football games and give you our top plays. Resident sports gambling degenerate Austin Elsey is here to help us out as well.
Last weekend was rough across the board. Let’s take another stab at this:
NCAAF: Arkansas +6: This team always gets disrespected nationally, but is very good. The Texas A&M/Arkansas game is always very close so I’ll happily take the underdog and the points.
NCAAF: Michigan State -180 ML: Wisconsin is a little overrated and MSU is showed last week they are solid with a big win over Notre Dame. They keep it rolling this week.
NCAAF: Arizona +14: First test for Washington and while I think they will win this one, it’s always hard to go out to Arizona and play at night. Look for a tight game.
NFL: Kansas City -145 ML: KC played terrible last week against an awful Texans team…looking for a big time bounce back game here.
NFL: Jacksonville -105 ML: Now or never for Jacksonville as they come home to face an average Baltimore team. This team has shown promise, but now its time to win!
“Last week was embarrassing…this week has to be better!”
So going 2-3 leaves me a half game out of being the best picker in our threesome. This week, I move to that spot!
NCAAF: Michigan St -3.5
NCAAF: Tennessee -4.5: I actually have these two picks parlayed. These two games represent my two alma maters, both of which I am betting against (Florida and Wisconsin). Coincidentally, both teams lost their QBs last week and have tough match-ups. For my rooting interest, I hope both recover quickly but I don’t see that happening for either this first week.
NCAAF: Florida St -5.5: Last week was downright embarassing. Expect these kids to bounce back and try to regain some composure. Their season isn’t done just yet.
NCAAF: Stanford -3: Tough road game but 3 is just not enough of a spread to like the dog here. Stanford covers.
NFL: New York Giants -3.5: Norman is supposed to be guarding OBJ this weekend which should be exciting. Norman gets schooled early, loses his temper, and becomes the first player to be automatically ejected after two personal fouls (a rule he is responsible for bringing into existence) G-men cover nicely.
“I haven’t thrown this much money on teenagers since I visited that college-town strip club. Hopefully I leave this weekend with a smile instead of a penicillin shot.”
NFL: Denver +155 ML: I’ve yet to see an offense that can outlast this nasty defense for an entire game. While I do believe the Bengals have a nice air attack, they rank 31st in rushing yards. This should allow that Denver defense to tee off on Andy Dalton.
NFL: New York Giants -3.5: I’m with Austin on this one (kiss of death?). The Giants have been efficient on offense and have an improved defense this season. While all the focus is on OBJ and Norman, look for Giants rookie WR Sterling Shepard to continue his hot start. Cover.
NFL: Indianapolis -120 ML: They can’t start 0-3 and come back home after a brutal matchup last weekend with the Denver defense (see Denver pick above) to face the inconsistent Bolts. Assuming Luck plays (shoulder), Colts find a way to get that first win of the season.
NFL: New Orleans -150 ML: Had them last week at +180 and nearly pulled off the win over the Giants (16-13). Again, another team here who is too good to start 0-3 after losing the first two weeks by a combined 4 points. Look for the Saints to get their first win under the bright lights at home on MNF.
NFL: Atlanta Falcons / New Orleans Saints OVER 54: Remember how last weekend we all expected the Saints/Giants game to be a shootout? Well we got 16-13. I think THIS week is the week we see the shootout. Two of the worst defenses with big time playmakers on each offense, look for this one to go well over 54.
“My week 1 NFL was great. Week 2 was a disaster. Have faith people! I’m getting back on the winning track this week!”