Online picks lead to Pick 5 winner at Golden Gate

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First things first, my NFL stunk last weekend!

But if you happen to be a subscriber and get my daily horse selections, well this past Saturday at Golden Gate (I do Golden Gate horses on the weekends), our first five selections won starting with Pecos Breeze $25.00, Chilada $25.40, Wellington Beauty our single at $7.20, Saint Lemone $10.40 and the pick five ender with Bananappeal at $3.40.

The 50-cent pick five paid $5,750.60 for our $18 ticket. Thanks for the emails.

College Football
Thursday

WESTERN MICHIGAN -20 at Eastern Michigan: Usually get backed-doored when laying double digits, especially on the road, but find no way we can take the points in this game. We have several angles that support laying the 20 points. The Eagles from Ypsilanti have gone 0-10 as conference dogs of 19 points or higher and Western Michigan has gone 5-0 ATS in its last five weekday road games. We are prepared to lay the wood. WESTERN MICHIGAN.

West Virginia +14 at TCU: Again laying double digits but this really looks like a great play on such a soft card this week. Undefeated TCU is looking for a playoff spot and will not call off the dogs if able to get a big lead. The Horned Frogs are averaging 50 points a game while WVU has given up an average of 46 ppg in its last 3. TCU remembers last year’s close call in Morgantown winning 31-30. The Frogs have come off 12 days rest and have gone 12-0 in that spot. We will be all in! TCU.

Friday

East Carolina -7.5 at Connecticut: Two trends point us to the Huskies. First of all the Pirates have gone 0-9-1 ATS on weekdays and 0-7 ATS at -6 or higher. We will take the points. UCONN.

Saturday

It’s Halloween, the streets will be scary and so will the college football so be careful, especially at Clemson.

Maryland +16.5 at Iowa: The Hawkeyes have quietly gone 7-0 as they try and run the table and get a possible berth into the final four if some of the top teams falter. This is a big revenge game as the Terps beat the Hawkeyes last year in College Park, 38-31. They come off 4 straight losses, including a real tough beat at home last weekend. Again, here we go laying double digits. IOWA.

Stanford -13 at Washington State: The Cardinal would just love to have their first game back somehow losing to Northwestern 16-7. They have crushed all their foes since and look to keep it going. Stanford has gone 12-0 as favorites of 9 or more points when coming off back-to-back wins. Again we’re messing with double digits on the road. Well we did say it’s Halloween. STANFORD.

Oklahoma State -3 at Texas Tech: The Cowboys have gone a very feisty 7-0 winning some hard fought close games. We like that but they have a huge schedule waiting for them with TCU, Baylor and Oklahoma coming up. The Pokes need to win this game if they have any high hopes. They have gone 14-0 ATS as a road chalk of 19 or less when coming off back-to-back wins; we will lay the 3 points. OKLAHOMA STATE.

Vanderbilt +14 at Houston: The Cougars from Houston trying to run the table but have Cincy and Memphis ahead. First they must win this game. UH is averaging 47.5 ppg while the Commodores are scoring just 13.2 ppg in their last four. Vandy will not be able to keep up and again we are ready to be laying double digits. HOUSTON.

Michigan -12.5 at Minnesota: The Wolverines had an extra week off to digest late loss to Michigan State and we think Jimmie boy will have his troops ready for this big revenge game. The Wolverines lost in the big house to these Golden Gophers last year, 30-14, and it did hurt. Again we go laying double digits as Michigan has gone 6-0 ATS away when coming off a loss. MICHIGAN.

CFB Last Week: 7-3-0

CFB Season: 42-29-1

NFL

PACKERS -2.5 at Broncos: Why would I go here? Crazy I guess but one of these undefeated teams will lose unless we get a rare tie in OT. Speaking of rare, these two have not met since 2011 when the Pack crushed the Broncos, 49-23, in Green Bay. We think the Pack is the better team and will lay less than a field goal to try and break our NFL losing streak. PACKERS.

NFL Last Week: 0-4-0

NFL Season: 5-7-0

Remember: Don’t forget, get off that couch and come down to our free Breeders Cup Seminar at Palace Station in the racebook at 6 p.m. this Thursday. You just could be walking around lucky and not even know it.

Richard Saber, a former director of race and sports at the famed Stardust book, is GT’s horse racing and sports handicapper. Twitter: @SabesBet. Email: [email protected].

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