Well we nailed the Memphis pick pretty spot on, destroyed. Kluber didn’t show up, Kerhsaw did and Vegas has a hockey team. Happy Saturday – the most profitable day of the week for us since College Football started (42-14 75%) after last night’s Memphis win. So let’s get to the football picks.
Florida (-2.5) – 5x footballs – I really don’t think LSU is that good of a football team this year. Sure they have 3 good looking wins today but it was against Syracuse, Chattanooga, and BYU – I’m sorry LSU fans but I’m not impressed with those wins. What happened in their only game against an SEC opponent? 37-7 Miss St. Gators at home today where they already have 2 wins over SEC opponents on their belts. Make it 3 today. Again, this is another college football game that I don’t understand why the spread is -2.5? Seems like free money to me and I’m going to take it.
Now let’s take a little trip up from Gainesville to Tallahassee.
Miami – (-3) 5x footballs - DA U. Florida State got their first win last week against Wake Forest but they struggled the week before that and lost to NC State when they were a double digit favorite. Once, Francois went down against BAMA, it was pretty clear that it was going to be a tough, mediocre year for the Seminoles. The offense just isn’t the same with a Freshman leading the way. Let me get to my point, true freshman gets to go up against a very impressive Miami defense and I don’t think he is going to have much success. I think the Florida State defense will be able to contain the Miami offense but I don’t think that the FS offense will be able to outscore the Miami offense today. I like Miami in this one.
Oregon/Washing State OVER 59.5 5x footballs – I’m expecting this one to be a really good game, entertaining, and VERY high scoring. Oregon scores this year – 77, 42, 49, 35,45 and Washington State scores this season 31, 47, 52, 45, 30. We need 30 a side and each team has scored 30 in all of their games this year. Points allowed for these defenses? Oregon – 21, 35, 13, 37, 24 and Washington State – 0, 44, 23, 7, 27. This will be the best offense that Oregon has faced this season and this will be the second best offense that Washington State has seen this season (USC was the best). I REALLY like this game to go over.
Teasers: In order of confidence (play in groups of 2 or 3)
Washington State/Oregon OVER (53.5)
Notre Dame (-7.5)
Dodgers (Hill) 4x footballs – I’m liking the Dodgers tonight with Rich Hill on the mound. He has held this Dbacks offense to a .200 avg 80 at bats. Robbie Ray will go for the Dbacks and he has respectable numbers against the Dodgers and has held them to a .242 avg in 157 at bats. Should be a really fun game to watch but I like the Dodgers to come away with this one and a 2-0 series lead.
Cubs/Nationals – Under 8.5 – Jon Lester and Gio Gonzalez will face off in an absolute pitchers duel tonight. Lester has held the Nats lineup to a .207 avg in 193 at bats. On the flip side, Gio Gonzalez has held the Cubs lineup to a .186 avg in 113 at bats. Under under under. Cubs took game one last night 3-0 and I won’t pick a winner in this one but I will say that I don’t think 9 runs will be scored after looking at the match up.
Oilers 5x hockey sticks!