After last week’s debacle in my NFL preseason picks we will just stay away from the very dangerous Week 4 and head right into college football.
There are some really good games to start off the season so let’s hopefully go get some winners and get off on the right foot as they say.
Texas A&M +10½ at S.C. (58): The total is interesting. Both teams lose a ton of offense, the Aggies without Manziel and the Gamecocks minus Shaw. Both may come out a little slow on the draw. UNDER.
Ole Miss -10 vs. Boise St.: The Rebels from Oxford are completely loaded with QB Bo Wallace and look to make some big noise in the SEC West. With a little luck they could win it, but must get past the Broncos in Atlanta. No blue carpet in the Georgia Dome and Ole Miss will have a few more fans than Boise. OLE MISS.
Colo St. +3 vs. Colorado: Neutral site in Denver. We think they posted the wrong favorite. The Rams’ momentum from last year’s comeback win in the New Mexico Bowl will carry over. QB Grayson tossed for over 3,000 yards last year. COLORADO ST.
Arkansas +21 at Auburn: The Razorbacks lost to the Tigers last year in Fayetteville, 35-17, when getting 9½ as Auburn went on to its Cinderella season. Arkansas was very young. Look for them to be much better with second year HC Bret Bielema. Remember, Bielema won three Rose Bowls at Wisconsin. ARKANSAS.
Fresno St. +21 at USC: Huge revenge game for the Bulldogs (I hope I don’t get any dog lovers offended) as USC crushed them in the Las Vegas Bowl last year, 45-20. They lose their big QB but get back almost the entire defense who will remember the Trojans pouring it on. FRESNO ST.
Washington -16 at Hawaii: Pretty sweet for the Huskies to start their season in Honolulu. Hawaii HC Norm Chow now in his third year. His first two were nothing to write home about. But that 1-11 mark featured losses by an average of just 13 ppg. Chow is 6-1 ATS vs. non-conference teams and the Rainbow Warriors are 4-0 ATS in their last four openers. HAWAII.
The NFL will be in full action starting on Thursday, Sept. 4, with the Packers visiting Seattle; a real good game. On Sunday, Sept. 7, we get the Saints at Falcons. Both games could set up things to come in the NFL so get to the book early and pick up a GamingToday. They won’t be there for long. You can call us at 702-798-1151 and order direct to your front door. Get the entire GT on line plus daily horse selections and daily key plays.
I do believe some of the best horse handicappers are located in Las Vegas. Again, we had a regular everyday horse player taking down a big price, this time at the Cannery West where two time Bookies Battle winner Joe Porello heads a top notch race and sports book.
The player took his shot at the big pick six carryover two weeks ago at Del Mar. He put together a $20 ticket and got back $380,669.80. That’s a life changing score!
Remember, if you don’t play it you can’t hit it, and that goes for those 10 team parlay cards. You could be walking around lucky and not even know it.
In the Del Mar contest this past Saturday, Jim Perry took the top price of $800 with 79.8 points. Second went to George Koutoukis with 67 points just one day after his 80th birthday. Happy birthday, George.
Richard Saber, a former director of race and sports at the famed Stardust book, is GamingToday’s horse racing and sports handicapper. Follow Richard on Twitter @SabesBet. Contact Richard at [email protected].