a small aside – i make a lot of jokes about vega$. i actually like the town a lot, i usually get out there 1 or 2 times per year depending on how things are. like everyone else i was absolutely sickened by the news and events that happened last weekend. no matter your politics this is beyond the pale. i am hopeful that our country can come together and heal. blessings to all.
NCAA last week 2-3 overall 11-6-3
bama -25 at texas a&m – this one will get ugly very early. there will be no heroics from the aggies here. just another small hole in the road for bama heading to the SEC title.
oregon +1 vs wash state – i am betting on the let down here from wash st. big win over USC last week, on the road at oregon is a tough curtain call.
navy -7 vs air force – this game opened at navy -12 and quickly moved down. should be a well played game, but i think the middies have too much for the falcons.
michigan st +11 at michigan – rivalry game and weird stuff can happen. i think the wolverines will win but 11 is a big number.
stanford -3 at utah – should be a very good game but i think that the cardinal are just a little better even though it is on the road.
these college games have not been good, this is why many consider the nfl to be the better product. no 20+ point spreads etc. to each their own.
NFL last week 2-3 overall 10-10
i am not picking this game but it is one i want to watch. buffalo and cincy and cincy opened -3.5. i do not understand this one at all. yes buffalo is about 3 plays from being 0-4, but cincy has not been good with their one win over the clowns. again this is why i have a mortgage and they have giant casinos.
Rams -2 vs seahawks – i may be jumping on the band wagon but the rams are fun football to watch. i think they match up well with the seahags and i will lay the points here.
texans +1 vs chiefs – i am not sure that watson has made the leap yet, but he is doing well. chiefs come off of a short week and tough monday nighter. texans should win this.
raiders -3 vs ravens – ravens are a mess. oakland is without derek carr – even with EJ Manuel i think that the raiders win this easily.
dallas -2.5 vs packers – if the packers could run the ball this is a different story. they are banged up oline and rb wise. Rodgers has a lot of magic but the pack is pretty mediocre on the road just above 500. hate to pick the crackwagon but the numbers show that is the right side to be on.
det -3 vs carolina – i think the lions have turned into quite the team here lately. carolina is coming off a big win over the pats, but i see matchup issues in this one.
thanks for reading. have a safe and fun weekend.