I can see the light after last week’s debacle. If you see everyone on the same side then just don’t bet or simply play the other side.
I thought the line on Oklahoma would go down and while waiting it kept going up. Everyone was picking the Sooners except my longtime friend Jamie (Longo) Long, who said he was going all in on the Irish.
Jamie never, and I mean never, goes all in. He’s one of the most conservative bettors around. He emptied out, bought a big stogie, a case of beer, a bottle of single malt and went into lockdown. I didn’t talk to him again until Sunday morning at 6 a.m. when he called chirping like a new born bird.
I can see the light. All I need to do is tout against the Irish, Buckeyes and Steelers for them to win. Just ask Jim Meadows at Boulder Station.
A slim number of picks this time around with this being a big weekend in horse racing. The Breeders’ Cup starts Friday and our big, and I mean BIG, seminar is this Thursday at Palace Station. It is free at 6 p.m. in the race book with free food and drinks.
Be there and get some great betting info from maybe yours truly. I can forecast the all-knowing Ralph Siraco from Race Day Las Vegas will offer some good advice and Palace’s Vic Vivio always has an opinion. I will offer the color.
After a very tough week I am shell shocked but here we go.
Saturday, Nov. 3
Akron +20 at Kent St.: The MAC powerhouse Golden Flashes are 7-1 SU/ATS and fresh off a big win at New Brunswick ending previously unbeaten Rutgers’ seven-game win streak. Kent handled the Zips in Akron last year with ease and will have no problem at Dix Stadium covering 3 touchdowns. KENT ST.
Pitt +17 at Notre Dame: Here I go again, but I just cannot lay this number with the Irish coming off a huge win last week even though they have only four more games between them and an undefeated season. The Irish beat the Panthers last year 15-12 and I see this game being very close. Pitt will come to South Bend with plenty of motivation. PITT (best bet).
Ole Miss +14 at Georgia: How can I take the Rebels in this game? Just cannot see the Bulldogs getting up for this game after beating the Gators last week even though Florida handed them the victory on a silver platter. MISSISSIPPI.
Syracuse +6 at Cincinnati: I will stick with improving Syracuse coming off big confidence win last week on the road. This will be a close game. SYRACUSE.
Oregon -7 at USC: Ducks looking for a big BCS payday have also been anticipating this game. They will get revenge from last year’s loss by a field goal in Eugene. Ducks fit bill in this one. OREGON.
Sunday, Nov. 4
This is a very tough card and the only game of interest to me is the Falcons -5½. They catch the Cowboys off a horrible loss and look to stay perfect this season at 8-0. FALCONS -5 ½
Richard Saber, a former director of race and sports at the famed Stardust book, is GamingToday’s horse racing and sports handicapper. Contact Richard at [email protected].