Saturday, October 14, 2017

Football (2017-18) - Week 7

Good morning everyone.  It's my birthday weekend and I begged Joey and Pete not to pick any early games so that I could sleep in, so you're getting our favorite bets a little bit later than usual this weekend.  It would be an almost perfect day if they would've moved the Texas/Oklahoma kickoff to primetime so that I wouldn't have to alter my sleep schedule any further, but sometimes life isn't fair.  You need to look no farther than our records so far this season for proof of that...  :)  We bounced back to 4-5 last week collectively, and we're always game for another week.  As always, remember that our picks are for entertainment purposes only.  Due to scheduling, we were spared the possible embarrassment of selecting either Clemson or Washington State last night.  :)  It's going to continue to be a very interesting season boys and girls...

We'll lead things off with my friend Joey today, and I'm going to give him another shout out as he's always there if I need a favor (mainly in the form of rides to replenish my stockpile of food here in the mancave).  Joey also came up with a road white Roethlisberger jersey for my birthday, and I'll be sure to sport that when we're further removed from last week's five interception performance from Ben... :)  Without any further ado, here's my old (seasoned) poker dealing friend from our days at the Riviera...


Joey's Parlay Card (Last Week 1-2/Overall 5-13)

Toledo (-7.5) @ Central Michigan
Navy (-3.5) @ Memphis
Utah (+13) @ USC

It's always interesting to note the weekly trends here.  Since Joey is going with three college teams that are on the road, naturally my brother Pete is taking three NFL teams that are playing at home.  :)  The same goes for my brother as Joey, as Pete and his family were a huge help when I returned to the desert a little more than a year ago.  Pretty big day for Pete today, as he's both a Yankees and Longhorns fan.  Speaking to that, don't feel too bad that my brother's Oklahoma (-31) pick didn't come through last week.  This was Pete's Facebook status in the aftermath of that game...  "OU lost to Iowa State at Home, LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!"  I'm at least in the general vicinity on the number of exclamation points...  And these are Pete's favorite bets for this weekend...


Pete's Parlay Card (Last Week 1-2/Overall 4-13-1)

Texans (-9.5) vs. Browns
Ravens (-6.5) vs. Bears
Broncos (-12) vs. Giants

And now for the old man's picks.  You realize that I wear my alma mater's jersey to look at least a little younger, right?  ;)  I almost went 3-0 here last week, but the Bills and Bengals decided against scoring exactly ten points in every quarter.  Let's see if we can find a little birthday weekend magic...


Coach's Parlay Card (Last Weekend 2-1/Overall 8-10)

Oregon/Stanford (Over 55.5) - The oddsmakers opened the total at 61.5, so it's worth a shot.  Hey, it worked for me in the K-State/Texas game last week...  ;)
San Diego State (-6) vs. Boise State - These are not the Broncos of yore, and the Aztecs have looked decent...
Packers (-3) @ Vikings - It just seems like the Pack has too much offense for the Minnesotans...

I know, I only picked one total this week, but I'm fine, really...  :)  Thanks for following along, and have a great football weekend!


Saturday, October 7, 2017

Football (2017-18) - Week 6

Good morning.  Sorry about the delay gang.  I had a little technical issue this morning, but I'm back on track now.  I didn't realize until today that we reverted back to a 1-8 week last time around.  It's a tough season to pick football so far, but we'll suck it up and try again.  We'll lead things off again with the man about to attack the big steak...


Joey's Parlay Card (Last Week 0-3/Overall 4-11)

San Diego State (-9) @ UNLV
Raiders (-3) vs. Ravens
Texans (Pick 'Em) vs. Chiefs

I haven't given out very many NFL picks, but this week I like a couple.  My bonus pick this week is New Mexico State (+13).  NOTE:  NMSU is Joey's alma mater.  Come by Palace Station (Same Service/New Casino) and may all your parlays cash!


It seems like Joey and Pete are hanging out together this week, and they're taking a trip to Favoriteville (okay, minus the Texans)...


Pete's Parlay Card (Last Week 0-3/Overall 3-11-1)

Oklahoma (-31) vs. Iowa State
Miami, Ohio (-16) vs. Bowling Green
Georgia State (-1) @ Coastal Carolina


Well, I completely jinxed Pac 12 overs last week, stumbling to a 1-2 mark, so I'm going to find some new totals to tinker with this week...


Coach's Parlay Card (Last Week 1-2/Overall 6-9)

Kansas State/Texas (Over 44.5) - This total opened at 50, so it's worth a shot...
Bills/Bengals (Over 39.5) - Just ten points a quarter, c'mon guys.  The Bengals are due to score, right???
Seahawks/Rams (Under 47.5) - Seahawks should have something in store for Goff, and they struggle to score themselves...


And that's it my friends.  Remember that our picks are for entertainment purposes only, and thanks again for your patience.  Have a great football weekend...

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Football (2017-18) - Week 5

Good morning everyone.  I'll be the first to tell you that I'm not surprised that our little group has started to turn things around, and if anyone asks, we were just pacing ourselves.  After going 1-8 collectively three weeks ago, and then 3-5-1 two weeks back, we went 5-4 last week.  As always, our picks are for entertainment purposes only, and if you wanted us to entertain you in real time this weekend, I hope that you're reading this on Saturday, because we have NINE college bets for you, and ZERO NFL...  We'll start things off with our every season so far defending champion Joey...


Joey's Parlay Card (Last Week 1-2/Overall 4-8)

Dogs rule the NFL right now.  Hopefully they will come through in college also...

Iowa (+4) @ Michigan State
Bowling Green (+2.5) vs. Akron
Middle Tennessee State (+3) @ Florida Atlantic

May all your parlays cash!


While Joey's taking the points this week, Pete's thinking they're called favorites for a reason...


Pete's Parlay Card (Last Week 2-1/Overall 3-8-1)

Minnesota (-13) vs. Maryland
San Diego State (-10) vs. Northern Illinois
Air Force (-2.5) @ New Mexico


Who needs to take points or lay points?   "When in doubt, bet on a PAC-12 over..." -Chris Wyatt-   Wow, I think that I'm going to go with that one minute-old adage...


Coach's Parlay Card (Last Week 2-1/Overall 5-7)

Arizona State/Stanford (Over 60) - The Cardinal should win, but the Sun Devils recently remembered the meaning of offense...
California/Oregon (Over 67) - Scoring is the only thing the Ducks do better than giving up points...
Colorado/UCLA (Over 67.5) - This high-powered offense/no-playing defense Bruins squad was made for overs...

And that's all for today.  Hopefully you're reading this on Saturday so that you can sweat our favorite bets.  Have a great football weekend!

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Football (2017-18) - Week 4

Good morning everyone.  Well, I'm happy to say that we performed better last week, going 3-5-1 as a group.  The bad news is, how bad do you have to be the week before (1-8) that 3-5-1 is considered improvement?  :)  Just to be clear, we don't do this for the money (obviously), but it's for all the kids out there...  ;)  This is a good time to remind you that our bets are for entertainment purposes only.  Joey and myself are your co-leaders at the moment, but Pete had the best showing last week, and also notched our first tie of the young season.  As Joey leads things off, I'm happy to see my bad influence spreading among our group, as all of us are including bets on totals this weekend...


Lots of favorites seem to be covering in the NFL this season, in opposition to previous years.  The defenses are way ahead of the offense, so the under will be the way to go for the next couple of weeks...

Joey's Parlay Card (Last Week 1-2/Overall 3-6)

Texas Tech (+6.5) @ Houston
Florida (-2.5) @ Kentucky
Browns/Colts (Under 42.5)

Good luck and may all your parlays cash!


Pete follows Joey with our trend for this weekend, as we've all selected a pair of college bets and an NFL pick as our favorites...


Pete's Parlay Card (Last Week 1-1-1/Overall 1-7-1)

Penn State (-11) @ Iowa
UCLA/Stanford (Over 59)
Falcons/Lions (Over 50.5)


It appears that my brother and I agree on one of our bets this weekend, which means that the UCLA/Stanford final might be 10-3...


Coach's Parlay Card (Last Week 1-2/Overall 3-6)

Notre Dame/Michigan State (Under 54) - I anticipate both defenses showing up in East Lansing for this rivalry game...
UCLA/Stanford (Over 59) - The Bruins play tons of offense and almost no defense...
Bengals (+7.5) @ Packers - Cincy will play with extra rest, desperate to avoid an 0-3 start, plus I have the hook...

And there you have it.  Maybe we end up on the right side of .500 this week...  Have a great football weekend everyone!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Football (2017-18) - Week 3

Good morning everyone.  Well, our braintrust took a bath last week, but it wasn't in money.  Joey, Pete, and myself went 1-8 collectively, but we're back again because we don't know any better.  As always, our bets are for entertainment purposes only.  We'll start things off with Joey, who claimed our only victory last week...


This season has started off with some great college games.  Today Louisville takes on Clemson in an ACC matchup.  The winner has a great chance to make the final four.  I'm headed a different route with these three.  The dogs continue to bark...

Joey's Parlay Card (Last Week 1-2/Overall 2-4)

Tennessee (+4) @ Florida
Purdue (+7) @ Missouri
Kansas State (-3.5) @ Vanderbilt

May all your parlays cash!


I can tell you at this point that none of our nine bets are the same this week.  However, Pete also went the same route as Joey, choosing three college bets...


Pete's Parlay Card (Last Week 0-3/Overall 0-6)

Bowling Green (+21.5) @ Northwestern
Texas Tech (-7) vs. Arizona State
Clemson/Louisville (Over 61)


I'm desperately rooting for my brother to win a couple this week, since I already have bets on two of his favorites...  :)  These are my trio of favorites for the weekend...


Coach's Parlay Card (Last Week 0-3/Overall 2-4)

Colorado State/Alabama (Under 54.5) - The Rams scored three on rival Colorado, and this is Bama...
Cardinals (-7) @ Colts - If the Cards can't handle Indy, they're in for a very long season...
Chiefs (-5.5) vs. Eagles - K.C. gets to play at Arrowhead after an extended rest and thumping the Patriots...

And those are our (RRRRRRR) favorite bets for the weekend.  Have a great football weekend!

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Football (2017-18) - Week 2

Good morning everyone.  I'm starting to get the feeling that you'll get our weekly picks just seconds before the early kickoffs every Saturday morning this fall...  :)  My partners in crime get me their picks by Friday night, and then I'm too tired after work to do the blog post, so I set my alarm for Saturday morning.  As always, our weekly bets are for entertainment purposes only.  I use the consensus current lines at the time of publication, which can either aid or hurt our forecaster's bets.  Last week Joey gave me Troy (+12) at Boise State, but they were (+10) at press time.  Of course Troy lost the game by 11, so Joey won his real-life bet, but lost his blog pick.  NOTE:  Our forecasters would always prefer to win their actual bets than their blog picks, no matter how much we love you readers...  :)  Anyway, this resulted in me taking sole possession of first place after last week.  Back for revenge, Joey is leading off again for us today...


Joey's Parlay Card (Last Week 1-2/Overall 1-2)

East Carolina (+24.5) @ West Virginia
San Diego State (+3) @ Arizona State
Jets (+8) @ Bills

Come by the all new Race & Sports Book at Palace Station and may all of your parlays cash!

Spoiler Alert:  Joey likes taking the points this week, in contrast to Pete and myself.  My brother and I also have one pick in common...


Pete's Parlay Card (Last Week 0-3/Overall 0-3)

Raiders/Titans (Over 50.5)
Texans (-5) vs. Jaguars
Falcons (-6.5) @ Bears

I still have half an hour left, which means that I'll get this posted on time.  YES!!!  ;)  Here's what I came up with for our second week, and the first of the NFL season...


Coach's Parlay Card (Last Week 2-1/Overall 2-1)

San Jose State/Texas (Over 63) - I would bet the 'over' if the number was 70.  I sure hope I'm right...
Steelers (-9.5) @ Browns - Browns are starting true rookie at QB, and they lost Haden (to the Steelers nonetheless)...
Falcons (-6.5) @ Bears - The Falcons return pretty much everyone, and they "only" have to cover one touchdown...


And now you have our favorite bets for Week 2.  Gather up your friends and snacks, and have a great football weekend!

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Football (2017-18) - Week 1

Good morning everyone, and welcome to the 2017-18 football season.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who has been affected by Hurricane Harvey, and we hope that this weekend is a bright spot in what has been a very long week.  As always, our favorite bets are for entertainment purposes only.  We'll lead off with our two-time defending champion Joey...


Joey's Parlay Card (Last Week 0-0/Overall 0-0)

Michigan (-5) vs. Florida
Troy (+10) @ Boise State
Bowling Green (+17) @ Michigan State

The best time of the year has returned.  It's still 105 outside, but 68 and enjoyable in the casino, which is why it took awhile, but I finally narrowed down my picks to three.  New Mexico State, my alma mater, played Thursday, so I'll skip that one this week.  Come by the Palace Station Race and Sportsbook and see me, and may all your tickets cash.


My friend Joey returns as our defending champion, and my brother Pete comes back fresh after predicting the exact score of last season's Super Bowl...


Pete's Parlay Card (Last Week 0-0/Overall 0-0)

Illinois (-6.5) vs. Ball State
Nebraska (-14.5) vs. Arkansas State
West Virginia (+4) vs. Virginia Tech


I've had an interesting start to my betting season, highlighted by looking like a genius on the Ohio State, Oklahoma State, and Colorado games, while being completely baffled on the Arizona State and Washington openers.  These are my three favorite bets for the weekend...


Coach's Parlay Card (Last Week 0-0/Overall 0-0)

Kent State/Clemson (Over 51.5) - The Tigers are a 40-point favorite in this one, and may not need help hitting the total...
Florida State/Alabama (Over 50.5) - I think the stellar athletes for these top-flight programs make a lot of scoring plays tonight...
LSU (-14.5) vs. BYU - Cougars struggled in Provo against Portland State, and now they get the Tigers in New Orleans.  Good luck...

And those are our favorite bets for Week 1.  Have a great football weekend and we'll see you next week!