Things looked significantly better this weekend on the picking front, although we’re still working to figure a few things out. The gambling picks were MUCH better, but still a ways to go.
College Football is incredibly fickle – things change so quickly for teams and you have to be able to catch up on the fly. And that’s what we attempted to do – change on the fly. We’re figuring out which teams are good and which ones are not. In the past, that’s been the best way to roll – bet against the bad teams. So in the middle of the year, look for that to start happening here. For now, here’s where we stand…
7-on-7: Gary vs Chris head to head
The Cinci and Bama games were there for the taking for me, but Chris lucked out and caught the late covers on both games. And the Vikings / Packers game — are you kidding me? AP goes out with a knee injury, and Sam Bradford is the hero? Ridiculous. Chris grabs this week with a 5-2 overall record, but I still hold the overall advantage at 10-12-1 to 8-14-1.
|Houston (-8.5) @ Cinci||Cinci +8.5||0-1||Houston -8.5||1-0|
|Alabama (-11) @ Ole Miss||Alabama -11||0-2||Ole Miss +11||2-0|
|Florida St (-2.5) @ Louisville||Louisville +2.5||1-2||Louisville +2.5||3-0|
|Mich St @ Notre Dame (-7.5)||Notre Dame -7.5||1-3||Mich St +7.5||4-0|
|Ohio St (-2) @ Oklahoma||Ohio St -2||2-3||Oklahoma +2||4-1|
|NFL: Cinci @ Pitt (-3.5)||Steelers -3.5||3-3||Bengals +3.5||4-2|
|NFL: Green Bay (-2.5) @ Minnesota||Packers -2.5||3-4||Vikings +2.5||5-2|
CFB gambling favorites
|Florida St 20 @ Louisville 63 (+2.5) $$||1-0||Oregon 32 (+3) @ Nebraska 35||0-0-1|
|Texas A&M 29 (+3.5) $$ @ Auburn 16||2-0||Michigan St. 36 (+7.5) @ ND 28||1-0-1|
|Kansas 7 (+20) @ Memphis 43||2-1||Oklahoma 24 (+3) vs. Ohio St 42||1-1-1|
|Ohio 19 (+27.5) @ Tennessee 28||3-1||Ohio 19 (+27.5) @ UT 28||2-1-1|
|Idaho 6 @ Wash St (-25.5) 56||4-1||Duke 13 (+6.5) @ Northwestern 24||2-2-1|
So far, I’m up 9-6 on the season in my 15 college football gambling picks, while Chris is sitting at 8-6-1, so we’re pretty even on this one. Once we start figuring out which teams are the worst, this percentage will go up much more.
NFL gambling favorites
|NFL: Dallas 27 (+2.5) @ Washington 23||1-0||NFL: Jets 37 (-1) @ Bills 31||1-0|
|NFL: San Fran 27 (+13.5) @ Carolina 43||1-1||NFL: Colts 20 @ Broncos 34 (-6)||2-0|
Chris is the big NFL gambler, so it would make sense for him to knock his 2 picks out of the park. I thought we had the 49ers cover when they cut the Carolina lead to 34-27 with about 7 minutes left in the game, but after a field goal and a turnover which led to a quick TD, we got caught. Currently, I’m sitting at 2-4-1 in NFL, while Chris is at 3-4. Last week killed us, but we’ll pick this percentage up as well.
SEC Fantasy picks
After jumping out and grabbing the last 2 weeks in SEC fantasy football, Chris grabbed this week’s after I had a bad week from Jalen Hurd, and he had an all-world performance with Isaiah McKenzie from UGA, who had 2 receiving TDs and a rushing TD, and a ton of yardage. So far, I’m leading this one 2 weeks to 1.
|QB||AR Austin Allen||19.14||AU Sean White||4.84|
|RB||UT Jalen Hurd||12.1||AR RW3||24.1|
|WR||AL Calvin Ridley||14.3||UGA Isaiah McKenzie||32.1|