Penn State 41 - Michigan 31 - (-$220) - Incorrect
Ohio State 52 - Minnesota 10 - (+$100) - Correct
Arizona State 42 - Washington State 0 - (+$100) - Correct
Additional games of note (no "unit" plays) - results" Green = correct/Red = incorrect: CV would favor: Iowa, Marshall, Bowling Green, Georgia, USC, TCU, Cal, Idaho, UCLA
Anyone who involves themselves with the process of sports wagering will inevitably come across some TOUGH BEATS... Last week's MICHIGAN STATE/NORTHWESTERN game fell squarely into that category (turning a 3 unit win into a 3 unit loss in about a minute of game clock)... Go re-live my comments on last weeks thread if you missed it... I don't want to re-live it... I will instead, get to some thoughts on this week...
I'm continuing on my theme from last week (in that CV has GIVEN YOU the last 3 #1 ranked teams in the nation to go down in succession [Alabama, then Ohio State, then Oklahoma, 1-2-3])... This week... OREGON should be on the slab (playing USC down in Los Angeles)... USC is on NCAA probation, so really they have nothing to play for, so THIS is their Super Bowl... I'm not going to lay units on it this time though, just a "nod" towards what I think a potential wager should consider...
I'm also LAYING points with two visitors in the Big 10... (Ohio State & Michigan)... I'm never keen on laying points (especially on the road)... But the two opponents (Minnesota & Penn State) are EXCEPTIONAL dogmeat squads this year... It's hard to believe that there's actually value in those lines... I'll add Arizona State to the mix as well because Washington State is dogmeat, but ASU just got whooped last week and the public is dropping them like a hot potato...
In my "non-unit" edges, I don't know why I'm picking Iowa against MSU... MSU has a horeshoe up their ass this year (and proved that to me last week)... Marshall should be winning some games and this might be the play... They are the "anti" MSU as they have a skunk up their ass... I just like Bowling Green because Central Michigan shouldn't be laying double digit points to any team not named the Penn Stae junior varsity girls volleyball team... GEORGIA (with Green back in the lineup), can play some ball... And lastly... TCU... Well, I'm taking TCU & Boise State in every game until the BCS decides that it's ranking systen is FOS... I'd love to do a Missouri-Nebraska pick, but don't feel I have an edge on that one either way...
CV will be in Annapolis on Saturday (for the Duke - Navy game)... Homecoming... Go Middies!
Week 8 Injury Report (for FANTASY PLAYERS):
I'll have the NFL fantasy write-ups later in the morning...
Denver Broncos at San Francisco 49ers (in London, 1:00 EST)
Line: 49ers by 2
Jacksonville Jaguars at Dallas Cowboys (1:00 EST)
Line: Cowboys by 6.5
Washington Redskins at Detroit Lions (1:00 EST)
Line: Lions by 2.5
Green Bay Packers at J-E-T-S Jets, Jets, Jets (1:00 EST)
Line: J-E-T-S Jets, Jets, Jets by 6
Carolina Panthers at St. Louis Rams (1:00 EST)
Line: Rams by 3
Miami Dolphins at Cincinnati Bengals (1:00 EST)
Line: Bengals by 1.5
Buffalo Bills at Kansas City Chiefs (1:00 EST)
Line: Chiefs by 7.5
I'll have afternoon game write-ups by gametime
Tennessee Flaming Thumbtacks at San Diego Chargers (4:05 EST)
Line: Chargers by 3.5
So I guess the Titans think they're gonna throw, right? Against #1? Against the team that leads the NFL in sacks?
Look - I'm not going to sit here and say the Chargers are "all that" (with their 2-5 record)... But it seems to me that the MEME of the NFL this year is "pairity"... Whoda thot that the Titans would lead the AFC South in this moment, and Whoda thot the Chargers would be languishing behind the Chiefs, Raiders, & Broncos in the AFC West...
I'm guessing it's the SAME PEOPLE "Whoda thot" that the Flaming Thumbtack are a LOCK here (getting points)... I'll take the CHARGERS for (5 units)...
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Arizona Cardinals (4:15 EST)
Line: Cardinals by 3
Seattle Seahawks at Oakland Raiders (4:15 EST)
Line: Raiders by 2.5
Minnesota Vikings at New England Patriots (4:15 EST)
Line: Patriots by 6
SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
Pittsburgh Steelers at New Orleans Saints (8:20 EST)
Line: Saints by 1
CV leaning towards small unit play on Saints
MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts (8:35 EST)
Line: Colts by 5.5
CV leaning towards small unit play on Texans