11/17 VIP Picks



Ehhh 2-2 last night and nothing to get hyped about. I’ve got a lot to get hyped about today though! LETS FUCKING GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

NCAAF:

Ohio State (-14.5) - Let’s look at a couple common opponent matchups in this one. Maryland lost 24-3 to Michigan State and Ohio State beat Michigan State 26-6. Maryland lost 34-32 to Indiana and Ohio State beat Indiana 49-26. Ohio State needs this win today to set up a HUGE matchup next Saturday against rival Michigan (what a game that will be). Ohio State has made an effort to get the ground game going in their last two games and they will most likely look to do the same again today against this Maryland defense that is allowing 161 rushing yards per game. I think this will allow Ohio State to get control of this game early and they won’t let go. Maryland linebacker was talking about this game earlier this week and he said, “Purdue wasn’t favored a few weeks ago and they put it on Ohio State.” He clearly took Maryland moneyline today but he clearly isn’t a KofSports VIP member. Take the Buckeyes to cover -14.5.

Syracuse (+10) - Cuse has had an extra day to rest up for this one after they played last Friday and put that whooping on Louisville. Notre Dame will be the second Top 3 team that Cuse has played this season and Cuse only lost by 4 against #2 Clemson earlier this season. +10 seems like too much here and this will be in the teaser selection below at +16. This is essentially a home game for Syracuse as it’s being played at Yankee Stadium. This Cuse offense will be a challenge for the ND defense because they run at such a high tempo, they rank 4th in the country in plays run at 822 this season. Get to the ball and snap it. Repeat. That’s a good way to gas defenses and that’s what this Cuse offense has done all season and that’s why they are averaging 44 points per game this season. The mindsets for these teams going into this game are completely different, Notre Dame is thinking not to lose because they only have two more wins to go before they get to get smacked in the College Football Playoff. Cuse on the other hand has nothing to lose and they are looking to win this game to spoil Notre Dame’s undefeated record and season. I’ll take the spoiler in this one and if Cuse doesn’t win straight up, I think it will atleast be a one possession game right to the end.

West Virginia / Oklahoma State Over (74) - Both of these teams come into today’s matchup averaging 40 points per game. WVU has scored 47, 42, and 58 in their last 3 while OKST has scored 47, 31, and 38 in their last 3. These offenses like to go and then they like to go again. Oklahoma State played a Top 10 team with a great offense (Oklahoma) last week and their approach was to try and win a shootout. They almost did in a 48-47 loss (can you say over? We had that!). I think they will take the same approach against WVU again today and WVU will be ready for the challenge. Look for a ton of points in this one and this one to go over 74. ABC 3:30 EST.

Boston College (-1.5) - JACKHAMMER - What the fuck? I saw this line earlier in the week and I thought that there was no way it would still be at -1.5 by today but here we are and it’s time to get the fucking JACKHAMMER out. Florida State has been outscored by 142 points this season against Top 25 opponents and they will take on on today. FSU has now lost their last 3 games and 3 of their last 4. I’ve seen nothing from FSU this season to make me think that they will beat BC today. A.J. Dillon is the hero of this BC offense and he is just 64 yards shy of reaching the 1,000 yard mark on the season and he will hit that milestone today. This FSU defense allowed 365 yards on the ground last week against Notre Dame. Remember when FSU came into last season ranked #1 before losing to Bama on opening night? Remember when Deondre Francois was supposed to be some stud? He has only thrown for 300+ yards three times this season. This Florida State offense has been downright UGLY at times this season. You gotta go with BC in this one and you gotta go HEAVY! Double down on this one! J A C K H A M M E R!



Cincinnati / UCF Over (61.5) - Here’s some primetime action in the College Gameday game of the week against two teams who haven’t played anybody this year but they both rank in the Top 25. Since they haven’t played anyone this season, let’s throw out their defensive averages because they haven’t played offenses like they will tonight. UCF has dropped 44 per game and Cinci has dropped 35 per game. This game should be a primetime shootout. The finals score in this matchup last year was 51-23 (OVER). We can expect a similar result tonight although this one should be a closer game than the one last season. We need 31 a side and we should get that!

Teasers:

Play in groups of 2. Listed in order of confidence:

Boston College (+4.5)

Cinci / UCF Over (55.5)

Syracuse (+16)

Oklahoma / Kansas Over (64.5)

West Virginia (0.5)

NHL:

Blues / Sharks Over (5.5) - 7 out of the 10 games played in the Shark Tank this season have gone over 5.5. The Blues are scoring 3.29 goals and allowing 3.12 goals per game this season while the Sharks are scoring 3.20 goals and allowing 3.10 goals per game this season. Blues are getting 30.5 shots on goal per game and the Sharks are getting 36.5 shots on goal per game this season. Love the over set at 5.5 and I like both of these teams to do their part by putting the fucking puck on and IN the net tonight.

NBA:

Celtics (-4) - Celts had a big win over the Raptors in overtime last night. The last time they had a back to back after an overtime win was last week when they lost to the Jazz. In to Boston come the Jazz on a back to back themselves after losing to the Sixers last night. With both teams on back to backs, I’ll give the edge to the team who is on a home/home and didn’t have to travel. The win over the first place Raptors was also a huge momentum boost for this Celtics team who has underperformed so far this season. If Kyrie plays like he did last night, this game won’t even be close.

Cross-Sport Moneyline Parlay:

Boston College ML / Iowa ML / Ohio State ML / Celtics ML / Predators ML (+446)

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