Both mighty fine, both winners
Being a bettor and living in Las Vegas, we have a lot of options of how and where we spend our cash. As for me, several things come into play with wine being one of them. I drink no wine before its time, but I always find time to partake in some good wine.
The Wynn Race and Sports Book is not only a beautiful place with top notch supervisors and writers, and that early line they put up on Sunday, but Steve Wynn has put together some of the most beautiful, courteous cocktail servers anywhere. But the best part is the wine in the book. It is top shelf and as good as any wine at any bar or restaurant.
Even the affable director, John Avello, who loves a good bottle of wine, admits they serve the best in town. They even serve it in a clean wine glass.
The Wynn book is very easy to get to. Park on the second level of self parking, walk right in, make a bet, get a ticket and try the wine — you will be back for more. Tell Doug Richard sent you and thanks Steve.
I really feel good about the football this week as I think I have finally got a handle on it. So here we go with some winners.
Friday, Oct. 8
Connecticut -5½ at Rutgers 4:30 p.m. ESPN TV: The Scarlet Knights from Rutgers are averaging around 13 points a game in their last three games and have zero covers to show for it. This one looks easy laying less than a TD. CONNECTICUT -5½
Saturday, Oct. 9
Indiana +24 at Ohio State 9 a.m. The Buckeyes escaped with their lives last week at Illinois but have covered seven straight times after playing the Illini. No mistakes at home, we will lay the wood. OHIO STATE -24
Boston College +10 at North Carolina State 9 a.m.:The Eagles from BC are another team with little or no real offense. If you had your money on NC State last week, just blame all those missed tackles. They gave the game away but the staff will be all over them this week in practice. N. C. STATE -10
Clemson +2 ½ at North Carolina 12:30 p.m. (note time change): I love this game and will be out early laying the -2½ or -3 if it is still there. The Tar Heels had big aspirations this year, but the early suspensions got them. Now they have something to prove; they will start here with a must need win. NORTH CAROLINA -2½
Colorado +12 at Missouri 4 p.m. (note time change): The Tigers catch the Buffaloes in a perfect spot as the Buffs come off a huge upset win over Georgia. MISSOURI -12
Central Michigan +23 at Virginia Tech 9 a.m. (note time change): The money just poured in on the Chippewas last week as the line moved form -16 to -20. They hacked it up losing to Ball State 31-17, while the Hokies continued their run after losing to James Madison. They now have won and covered three straight. This will make it four as they will pour it on. VT -23
Colorado State +23 at Air Force 11 a.m. : This one is for the trendy players as the Rams from Colorado State are 0-6 ATS after playing TCU. AIR FORCE -23
Alabama -8½ South Carolina 12:30 p.m.: Rested South Carolina catches the Tide in the perfect spot. The points look great as the Gamecocks put out supreme effort in front of the Columbia whacked out faithful. SOUTH CAROLINA +8½
LSU +7½ at Florida 12:30 p.m. CBS TV: Look for the Gators to rebound after debacle in Tuscaloosa. FLORIDA -7½
Wyoming +34 at TCU 12:30 PM: The Horned Frogs could post back-to-back shutouts. TCU -34
Arizona State +2 at Washington 7 p.m. (note time change): The Sun Devils catch the Huskies in perfect let down mood after big win over USC. ARIZONA STATE +2
Toledo +39 at Boise State 5 p.m. : Boise can name the score here on the blue carpet. BOISE STATE -39
The Broncos could notch back-to-back road wins as they catch the Ravens off win at Pittsburgh. The Colts get back home and will recover with the win and cover. The Chargers will beat the Raiders on the road, and the Jets will get the big home win over the Vikings.
Right around the corner is our third annual BC seminar at Palace Station This is a must-come event on Thursday, Nov. 4 at 6 PM. The entire seminar is free, including food and cocktails.
I was lucky enough to be at Churchill Downs the day the great Secretariat won the Kentucky Derby on his way to the Triple Crown. The movie “Secretariat” will be hitting the big screen soon and this Saturday at Palace Station there will be another race comp giveaway that will include tickets to the movie. Be there or be square.