Thursday, December 29, 2016

Football (2016-17) - Week 18

Good morning everyone.  Shockingly, it's approaching midnight again as I type another entry for you, but the actual surprise is that you're getting this a full two days ahead of the first games to be played.  These NCAA semifinal playoff games are the first of many on the very busy holiday weekend ahead.  Joey, Pete, and myself will be seeing many wagers over this New Year's Weekend, which actually made doing this post tonight a necessity for me.  I will be working for the next four days, so let's get started.  We had an excellent weekend here the last time around, going 8-1 on the bets that we provided for you.  This time, each of us will be giving you seven bets for the weekend, as our score predictions for the semifinal games will be broken down into two bets each (against the spread and the total).  For our "normal" three weekly bets, I gave all of us the option of choosing from Sunday's NFL games or Monday's NCAA bowl games.  Naturally, Joey and Pete, who ALWAYS pick more college games than me, each chose to go with ALL NFL bets for Sunday and Monday - go figure...  :)  Since they wanted to throw curveballs, I decided to go with three bets from Monday's bowl games.  Once again, thank you for visiting this little blog.  We'll surpass 8,000 total pageviews this weekend, and we'll make a serious run at the 10,000 mark by the Super Bowl.  Leading off for us from Palace Station, here's Joey...

Joey's Parlay Card (Last Week 2-1/Overall 26-21-1)

Alabama 42  Washington 35
Ohio State 31  Clemson 27

Washington (+13.5) vs. Alabama
Alabama/Washington (Over 54)
Ohio State (-3) vs. Clemson
Ohio State/Clemson (Under 59)
Texans/Titans (Under 40) - Now neither team has an offense...
Raiders (+1) @ Broncos - Broncos could lose and make Chiefs Wild Card team...
Packers (-3) vs. Lions - Lions could go from division winner to out of the playoffs...

I'm glad that the Breaking Bad marathon is on right now, because this is a long entry...  Live from the Strip, here's Pete...

Pete's Parlay Card (Last Week 3-0/Overall 23-25)

Alabama 37  Washington 21
Clemson 21  Ohio State 17

Alabama (-13.5) vs. Clemson
Alabama/Washington (Over 54)
Clemson (+3) vs. Ohio State
Ohio State/Clemson (Under 59)
Eagles (-3.5) vs. Cowboys
Ravens (+1) @ Bengals
Saints (+7) @ Falcons

Okay, so maybe Breaking Bad is slowing me down...  ;)  Live from my man cave somewhere in Las Vegas, here are my picks...

Coach's Parlay Card (Last Week 3-0/Overall 28-20)

Alabama 42  Washington 17
Ohio State 38  Clemson 27

Alabama (-13.5) vs. Washington - USC beat Huskies 26-13, and Bama throttled USC, so....
Alabama/Washington (Over 54) - The game is indoors, and 14 points a quarter covers the over...
Ohio State (-3) vs. Clemson - I think Buckeyes defense has more stops in it than opposing Tigers D...
Ohio State/Clemson (Over 59) - After reviewing Clemson scores especially, I see a track meet here...
Wisconsin (-8) vs. Western Michigan - The Badgers defense should be stingy enough to cover in this one...
USC (-7) vs. Penn State - I like that this is basically a home game for the Trojans...
Auburn/Oklahoma (Under 63.5) - Auburn has been involved in SEVERAL low-scoring games this season...

And now we're ready for a busy weekend of football.  As always, remember that these picks are for entertainment purposes only.  Also remember that we'll be including our score predictions for the NCAA Championship Game, and for every NFL playoff game, up through and including the Super Bowl.  Have an outstanding football weekend, and an incredible 2017!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Football (2016-17) - Week 17

Good morning everyone.  I may actually hit the 'publish' button before midnight here in Las Vegas, but you get the idea...  Somehow, I'm getting this post online over a full day before this weekend's early Saturday schedule.  Today/tonight I was lazy and stayed home on my day off.  Not going to the Strip saved me money as I surely would have bet some money on the Giants over the Eagles.  Joey went 2-1 last week and pulled to within a half-game of the blog lead.  Without any further ado, here's my friend from Palace Station...

Joey's Parlay Card (Last Week 2-1/Overall 24-20-1)

49ers (+4.5) @ Rams
Broncos (+3.5) @ Chiefs
Lions/Cowboys (Over 44.5)

Like Joey, one of my favorite bets is on a game that has absolutely no playoff implications, and those games are hard to find this weekend.  My brother Pete is diving right into the thick of the playoff races however.  Live from the Strip, here's Pete...

Pete's Parlay Card (Last Week 0-3/Overall 20-25)

Texans (Pick) vs. Bengals
Ravens (+5.5) @ Steelers
Chiefs (-3.5) vs. Broncos

Pete was winless last week, but after bowling a perfect 300 game and an 820 series on Monday, he could miss every single bet for the rest of the season and still ride into the sunset a happy man.  Congratulations Pete!  I actually like Pete's bets, but being a Steelers fan, I can't bring myself to put in print that I like the Ravens with the points, so I'll give y'all three fresh bets...

Coach's Parlay Card (Last Week 1-2/Overall 25-20)

Falcons (-3) @ Panthers - Falcons may have Jones, and will have motivation...
Browns (+5.5) vs. Chargers - If there was ever a week for the Browns to win (or cover), this is it...
Colts/Raiders (Over 53) - Footballs should be flying in this game, and two premier kickers should mop up anything within fifty yards...

As a bonus this week, we're going to give you all of Joey's bowl bets, with scores, only omitting the NCAA semi-final playoff games (which all three of us are going to give you next week).  Joey bets all of the bowls every season, and I do apologize for the delay in getting this information out to you (you'll see that some of the bowls have been played).  For better or worse, these picks will not be included in Joey's blog record, and are just a Christmas bonus for y'all...

New Mexico (-7) - New Mexico 35-14
Houston (-4) - Houston 34-28
Arkansas State (+6) - UCF 26-21
Appalachian State (+1) - Appalachian State 28-23
Louisiana-Lafayette (+6) - Louisiana-Lafayette 40-36
Tulsa (-13) - Tulsa 45-21
Memphis (+6) - Memphis 35-34
Wyoming (+9) - BYU 26-20
Idaho (+13) - Colorado State 34-27
Old Dominion (-3) - Old Dominion 41-27
Navy (+6) - Navy 41-35
Ohio (+4) - Troy 28-26
Hawaii (NL) - Hawaii 38-35
Mississippi State (-12) - Mississippi State 35-20
Boston College (+2) - Boston College 21-17
North Carolina State (-4) - North Carolina State 21-14
Wake Forest (+13) - Temple 30-20
Washington State (-9) - Washington State 42-10
Boise State (-8.5) - Boise State 45-30
Pittsburgh (-5) - Pittsburgh 35-28
Utah (-8.5) - Utah 37-20
Kansas State (+2) - Kansas State 42-28
South Florida (-10.5) - South Florida 41-20
Virginia Tech (-6.5) - Virginia Tech 38-28
Colorado (-2.5) - Colorado 38-35
Georgia (-1) - Georgia 35-31
Stanford (-3) - Stanford 35-14
Air Force (-13) - Air Force 35-10
Nebraska (+3) - Nebraska 28-24
Michigan (-6.5) - Michigan 34-24
Louisville (+3) - Louisville 28-27
Georgia Tech (-4) - Georgia Tech 42-35
Iowa (+3) - Iowa 17-14
Wisconsin (-7) - Wisconsin 35-24
Penn State (+7) - USC 38-35
Oklahoma (-5) - Oklahoma 34-28

And that's all folks.  As always, remember that these picks are for entertainment purposes only.  Thank you for checking out the blog again.  It looks like we'll be approaching 10,000 total page views here by the time that the Super Bowl rolls around.  Remember that each of us will give you score predictions on next week's NCAA semi-final playoff games, in addition to our three favorite NFL bets.  Have a great football weekend and a Safe and Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Football (2016-17) - Week 16

Good morning everyone.  We have lots of NFL picks for you this weekend, and none of us picked the same bets this time around.  Joey embarked on new territory for us as he landed the first tie of the season (Patriots by 7), and Pete led the way for us last weekend going 2 for 3.  Joey will start things off for us this morning from Palace Station...

Joey's Parlay Card (Last Week (1-1-1)/Overall (22-19-1)

Buccaneers (+7) @ Cowboys
Titans (+5.5) @ Chiefs
Cardinals (+3) vs. Saints

I actually can't believe that it took this long for one of us to tie on one of our blog bets this season...  Now we go to the Strip for Pete's favorite bets...

Pete's Parlay Card (Last Week 2-1/Overall 20-22)

Texans (-6) vs. Jaguars
Lions (+4) @ Giants
Redskins (-6.5) vs. Panthers

Pete told me before the season started that he wanted me to use the photo above.  Last weekend I was unable to bring up that photo, so I put up a shirt and tie shot, and he went 2-1, and we're not gonna let that happen again...  ;)  Live from the Strip, here are my favorites for this weekend...

Coach's Parlay Card (Last Week 1-2/Overall 24-18)

Packers/Bears (Under 38.5) - Brutal weather expected in Chicagoland tomorrow...
Patriots (-3) @ Broncos - Looking at the quarterback matchup here...
Raiders/Chargers (Over 49.5) - Live by the sword, die by the sword...  ;)

And that's all of our picks for this weekend.  Remember as always that these picks are for entertainment purposes only, and have a great football weekend!

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Football (2016-17) - Week 15

Good morning everyone.  It looks like I'll actually get this posted about an hour before Army and Navy kick off.  My brother Pete was unsuccessful in petitioning the NCAA to add more games to this weekend's schedule, so we'll all have some NFL picks for you this weekend.  As we did last season, Joey, Pete, and myself will give you score predictions for the NCAA semifinal and national championship games, in addition to doing the same for every NFL playoff game leading up to and including the Super Bowl.  It's hard to believe it's almost that time of year.  Leading off for us today live from the Palace Station Race & Sports Book, here's Joey...

Joey's Parlay Card (Last Week 1-2/Overall 21-18)

Titans (-1.5) vs. Broncos
Saints (+3.5) @ Buccaneers
Patriots (-7) vs. Ravens

As you'll soon learn, Joey and Pete don't agree on everything going on tomorrow.  Live from Caesar's Entertainment, here's Pete...

Pete's Parlay Card (Last Week 1-2/Overall 18-21)

Army (+4.5) @ Navy
Colts (-6.5) vs. Texans
Buccaneers (-3.5) vs. Saints

More power to Pete and Joey.  I couldn't even bring myself to bet on tomorrow's Saints/Bucs game, and I bet on several games each week.  Spoiler Alert:  Stay tuned, and I'll show you a summary of my parlays for last week..  Until I caught up with updating our records over the past few weeks a couple of minutes ago, I didn't realize what a tear I've been on here with my blog picks.  After starting the season here at 12-12, I've gone 11-4 over my last 15 picks to bring my record to 23-16.  Maybe that explains why I won some money last weekend...  :)  Anyway, here are my bets for tomorrow's games...

Coach's Parlay Card (Last Weekend 3-0/Overall 23-16)

Chargers/Panthers (Over 48.5) - Points in Chargers games have been very kind to me this season...
Lions (-7.5) vs. Bears - Lions at home marching towards playoffs...
Cowboys/Giants (Under 47.5) - Maybe a little nasty weather will help me here...

As promised, here's a little something to make you laugh...

Each weekend, I do like a gazillion football parlays, and then I track them using a sheet like this.  Someday I'll have a big enough bankroll to make straight bets, like smart people do...  :)  As always, remember that our picks are for entertainment purposes only, and have a great football weekend!

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Football (2016-17) - Week 14

Good morning everyone.  I worked late again and then stayed out even later.  I'm going to have to get this blog done earlier in the future.  I'm off Monday and Tuesday, and I plan on getting everything updated then.  In the meantime, these are our picks for this weekend...

Joey's Parlay Card

Navy (-3) vs. Temple
Clemson (-10) vs. Virginia Tech
Penn. State (+3) vs. Wisconsin

My brother and Joey are all about the college ball tomorrow...

Pete's Parlay Card

Louisiana Tech/Western Kentucky (Over 80.5)
Temple/Navy (Over 60)
Florida (+24) vs. Alabama

Somebody has to cover the NFL...

Coach's Parlay Card

Packers (-6.5) vs. Texans
Buccaneers/Chargers (Over 47.5)
Raiders (-3) vs. Bills

I apologize again for being so brief.  As always, remember that these picks are for entertainment purposes only.  Have a great football weekend everyone!